Ho-ho-home! The holidays are coming to town… and so are your guests. An extra towel and half bottle of hotel shampoo from a recent work trip won’t do. Impress your friends and family with these simple, yet thoughtful guest room upgrades that will have them raving about their stay well into the new year.
Set the tone for a playful, yet peaceful guest room with a decorative pillow.
Urban Outfitters Winky Embroidered Pillow $39
2. Cozy Bedding
A quilt can do double duty by supplying both warmth and eye-popping colorful décor.
Anthropologie Marka Quilt $198
3. Flower Vase
Fresh flowers are a must, especially if they’re complemented with a chic vase.
LUISAVIAROMA Elevated Wood & Glass Vase $132
4. Bath Soaps
Treat your guests to some luxurious suds.
Fresh Bergamot Citrus Petit Soap $12
5. Local Guides
Let guests relax in bed while reading up on local hotspots and history with a WILDSAM Field Guide, available for multiple cities.
San Antonio City Guide $18
A lamp on the nightstand can help create a cozy glow come bedtime. This one also provides an added touch of glam.
Madison Park Signature Halsey Table Lamp $139.99
Light up your guests’ nights and noses with a scented candle.
Jo Malone Orange Blossom Home Candle $65
You’ll need a sturdy and stylish place to house a lamp, books, candle and your guests’ charging iPhones.
World Market Acorn Wood Brewton Nightstand $279.99
9. Sleep Mask
Gift your guests a little peace and quiet with a super soft, fun and effective cashmere sleep mask designed by Morgan Lane. Earn bonus points for also supplying a set of earplugs.
Sleepy Lids Cashmere Mask Set $198
10. Wake Up(!) Mask
Imbibe on one too many glasses of wine while catching up last night? Encourage guests to sleep in and rejuvenate with a long morning shower and this incredibly invigorating handmade coffee face and body mask.
Lush Cup O’ Coffee $29.98
Are you visiting friends and family over the holidays? Shop our curated list of hostess gifts!
Melody Lowe is the Director of Content & Strategy for Blender Networks, Inc. When she’s not managing blogs for FitMinutes, The-E-Tailer, Cartageous, InStyleRooms, NurturedPaws & Shoelistic, she’s rearranging her bookcase at home in Culver City, CA, getting her fix of breakfast tacos and Topo Chicos in her hometown of Austin, TX with her fiancé and rescue dog or managing her own blog, Mustache Melrose.