Put yourself in your guest’s shoes for a moment.
They have just traveled hours to arrive at your property and they’re most likely one ball of sweaty and anxious emotions wrapped up in one exhausted body.
They open your rental’s door, plop down their luggage, wipe the sweat from their eyes, then look up to see your creative welcome gift sitting pretty and they immediately get into vacation mode.
That’s the power of a welcome gift.
It can really be that added touch that shifts their mindset from stress to ease.
The Basics of a Welcome Gift
The basics of a welcome basket could include a mix of cleaning supplies, amenities, and perishables.
Here’s a few examples:
- Bottled Water
- Shampoo, conditioner, and lotion
- Laundry detergent
- Essential oils
- Speciality items (described below in further detail)
Add Local Touches
First things first, add some local flavor! Whether that be local coffee, baked goods, or even flowers, your guests are staying in your unit to experience the local surroundings in some aspect so why not bring this to them from the start?
Is it summer time? Maybe pop in a bottle of sunscreen for your guests.
Is your unit a cabin located in the woods during the holiday season? Create a little s’more kit for them!
There’s so many ways to add some seasonal flare to your gift basket with vendors like Public Goods and World Amenities. Public Goods provides coffee and tea options that are perfect for guests’ stays. They also have basic kitchen cooking supplies such as olive oil and spices! World Amenities provides individual sunscreen & makeup wipes for guests as well as travel size body care.
For The VIP’s
You might want to level that gift basket up a little more with VIP guests! Maybe a robe personalized with your rentals’ insignia and some spa sandals. Also, leaving out a bottle of Public Goods wine and some local chocolate is never a bad idea 😉
We hope you found this article helpful, let us know what you’re doing for welcome gifts for your short term rental! Post a pic and tag us on Instagram at @hostgpo, we’d love to see it!