There’s nothing better than walking into your dream Airbnb for a girl’s weekend, a getaway with your sweetie, or time away with your family. You set your bags down, a huge smile on your face, happy that the vacation you’ve been dreaming about is finally here.
Now, if you’re like us, you spent time going through the rental photos online, selecting the perfect property- something with a pool for the kids, a fireplace for some romantic moments- any amenity that you can think of that you would want on vacation. But what puts an Airbnb head and shoulders above the rest are the little extras, the thoughtful touches that have you raving online and destined to come back again and again. One of those thoughtful touches is a memorable Welcome Basket.
So, what goes into the ultimate Airbnb Welcome Basket?
#1: Let’s start with guest necessities. An easy welcome basket addition is any essential that guests may have forgotten. Little bottles of shampoos, conditioners, lotions, toothpaste, shaving cream, contact solution, q-tips, etc., are fun and easy elements to provide that make your guests feel cared for.
You can take this a step further and provide luxury essentials or items made by local businesses. Its such a delight to find a beautiful array of local handmade soaps, lotions, and shampoos! Guests enjoy the extra bit of thoughtfulness provided by the owner and tend to check out those local shops during their stay to support small business!
#2: Another easy addition is local restaurant menus. Make sure to include menus for food that guests might not find anywhere else with great reviews. Not only will guests appreciate having the inside scoop about where to go for great food, but neighborhood restaurants will also appreciate the business you send their way.
If you can, include a reliable delivery person’s number (like Door Dash) and delivery menus for those folks who would rather spend time in than exploring the locale.
#3: Nothing says hospitality like a beverage waiting for them after a long flight or drive, so include bottles of water, a selection of sodas or juices, or wine/champagne. If you have a family oriented Airbnb, have some juice pouches waiting for the kids so they can enjoy and relax upon their arrival, too.
#4: This is one you may not have considered yet- games. Another fun item that all guests love is a simple game or deck of cards in their welcome basket. There are several games for couples or families that are just questions, like Table Topics for Families or Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition. Or consider adding a small puzzle or two aswell. These are fun for guests, especially if it is a puzzle that highlights a local element- like a particular city, state park, or famous person from the area. Finally, if you are in a more secluded location, games and puzzles are a simple way for guests to unwind and focus on each other.
#5: A personalized Thank You note for choosing your Airbnb, a message about what makes the place unique, and any recommendations about food or shops are always appreciated. In your thank you note, you might include little gems about the property or area, a story about the place, and where to get the best pizza (because who doesn’t love pizza?)
#6: Last but not least, every guest loves a luxurious treat (like a macaron gift box!) Everyone loves getting a dessert in their Airbnb welcome basket. Nikkolette’s Macarons is an easy addition that will make every guest feel pampered (and make them want to come back). Order a selection of flavors and colors that go with the vibe of your property!
We can personalize the macarons with a message, the couple’s or family’s name, the local town name, funny fact about the area- whatever you can think of! One of the best things about macarons is that they’re gluten-free and delicious, so every guest can enjoy them. Personalization lets you know that your business is appreciated and that the hosts went out of their way to make your visit special.
Reach out to us at 651.334.8821 or Info@Nikkolettesmacarons.com to make your dream Airbnb Welcome Basket a reality with macarons. We ship nationwide, or you can pick them up in one of our Twin Cities Minnesota macaron stores in St. Paul or Plymouth.