3 Vacation Rental Welcome Basket Ideas (Plus Amazon Finds)

Posted by Hannah Lapin on Jun 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Vacation Rental Basket Ideas

According to BuildUp, 57% of hosts provide guests with a welcome basket or gift bag when they check in to a vacation rental. This practice can be equally beneficial for midterm rental properties, where tenants often stay for several months and appreciate feeling at home from the moment they arrive. A thoughtfully composed welcome basket can be a simple, inexpensive way to make these longer-term guests feel welcomed and appreciated, encouraging positive reviews and repeat bookings. Here are some tailored ideas for welcome baskets that cater to the unique needs and preferences of midterm rental guests, along with tips on where to find these items on Amazon:

The basket itself can be a gift.

  • For instance, own a beach home, offer a beach bag. Live in an area that only takes reusable grocery bags, offer a reusable grocery bag. A drawstring bag can also be useful on any occasion!
  • Beach Bag: We like the Leisureland Large Beach Tote Bag. It comes in over 30 different colors and patterns and is only $15.
  • Reusable Grocery Bag: The BeeGreen Reusable Grocery Bags set is less than $17 for ten; that’s ten guests to give them to. Plus, they are highly rated and machine washable.
  • Drawstring Bag: Like reusable grocery bags, drawstring bags come in large sets. The KUUQA Bags come in a set of 15 with a variety of vibrant colors.

Breakfast drinks are always popular.

  • Provide your guests with the coffee, tea, and even hot cocoa that they might want to drink and relax with during their vacation mornings.
  • Coffee: We like Colonial Coffee’s Signature Breakfast Blend 100 Pouch Box. For just $85, you can get 100 pouches of highly rated coffee, which gives you the flexibility to give an amount to guests based on the size of their party and the length of their stay.
  • Tea: The Twinings Tea Bag Sampler has a variety of flavors your guests are sure to appreciate. It comes with 48 pouches you can distribute at your discrepancy.
  • Hot Cocoa: Who doesn’t like hot cocoa? The Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa Premium Indulgence Pack comes with fifteen packs of luxurious hot chocolate.

Vacationers enjoy hints of luxury.

  • Small things like bath salts, bath bombs and candles can go a long way to your guests.
  • Bath Salts: We like the Village Naturals Therapy Bath Salts. They are nicely packaged and come in a set of four for less than $25.
  • Bath Bombs: The Aprilis Bath Bomb Gift Set comes with six beautifully packaged bath bombs, making it easy to split the set. Plus, it’s less than $14.
  • Candle: We love the Aimasi Scented Candle Gift Set of 4. Each candle is beautifully presented and smells wonderful, and they are priced at less than $4 each.

 For more ideas of what to include in a vacation rental gift basket, visit Evolve. Want more vacation rental tips and resources? Visit our Investor Resources Page.

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