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Over the next few months you’re likely to host friends and family for a number of different occasions.  We definitely love opening our door to guests though the germs that sneak in with them aren’t quite as welcome.

Create a care basket for your holiday guests, stocked with tissues, antibacterial gel, aspirin and more so that you can share memories without sharing germs

An easy way to help your guests avoid passing germs around while still getting to enjoy each other’s company, is to create an easy Holiday Guest Station in your home.  I keep ours loaded up with anything that drop-in guests could possibly need or want while they’re visiting.  It’s in addition to the House Guest Welcome Baskets that I make up for any guests staying overnight at our home.

I like to tuck a wellness or care basket into my guest station.  There are a number of different things you could include, but mine always has:

  • anti-bacterial gel
  • cough drops
  • Kleenex tissues
  • mini packs of meds (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.)
  • hard candies

The other day my husband’s Aunt Pat stopped in and asked for a tissue.  I realized that we had just used the last one like an hour before.  So I made sure to stock up on Kleenex on my last trip to Sam’s Club so that wouldn’t happen again.

Create a care basket for your holiday guests, stocked with tissues, antibacterial gel, aspirin and more so that you can share memories without sharing germs

Sam’s Club has a few different bundle packs of Kleenex available, all of which are perfect for the holidays.  I bought both a multi-pack of Kleenex® Anti-Viral as well as the Kleenex® Ultra soft.  Both are 3-ply tissues and the Anti-Viral ones also kill 99.9% of cold and flu viruses, great for all the winter sniffles.

What else would you add to care basket?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

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