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A few weeks ago I suggested to my Mom that it would be great if they could come out this year for the holidays. We bounced back and forth between Christmas and Thanksgiving, and due to work schedules we settled on Thanksgiving. By choosing to come in November, it meant that my brother Jeff was also able to come, an extra treat!
As soon as I knew they were coming, I started working on prepping the guest room. Just because it was my family coming doesn’t mean I didn’t want to make their visit special for them. So one of the items on my to-do list was to make a DIY guest welcome basket.
DIY Guest Welcome Basket
I tried to think of the things that people commonly forget when traveling, little treats that I knew my parents and brother would like, refreshments, and more. I also added in a few things like lip balm and hand lotion, because I know how drying the air on a plane can be, and wrinkle-release spray to help freshen up the clothes I knew would be crammed into my brother’s backpack. My final list included:
- Hand lotion
- Bottled water
- Candy and chocolate
- Wrinkle-release spray
- Holiday shower gel
- NESCAFÉ® Tasters Choice® House Blend
- NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Peppermint Mocha Liquid Coffee Creamer
Now, the coffee creamer I of course kept in the fridge, but I did let the know where they could find it. Sharing a morning coffee with my Mom is something I always enjoyed doing when I lived back home and I thought it would be nice if we could continue the tradition while they were visiting. And now that my brother has become a big coffee drinker, too, so I knew he would appreciate it.
I was happy to find the Peppermint Mocha flavor of the Coffee-Mate at Walmart. Seasonal flavors are my favorite but they can sometimes be hard to find here (if you can’t find yours in your “regular” spot, check the milk case as that’s where they tend to store ours). As we were celebrating Christmas early with my family while they were here, I thought it was the perfect choice for entertaining during their visit.