Airbnb welcome basket ideas! Providing a few unexpected amenities will really make a difference in your reviews. You’ll find inspiration from real hosts in this article!
Nothing is better after a long day of travel than to find a basket of snacks and goodies! The good news is that this does not have to cost very much per booking. If you think ahead and buy a little in bulk each season you can do it in a very economical way. This is not much of an expense if you factor in higher ratings and repeat bookings.
Airbnb Welcome Basket Ideas
The hardest part is deciding on ‘what’ you will give to your guests. After you’ve found something that truly fits your space, you can easily recreate it guest after guest. Make sure that it is a surprise, and don’t show it in your listing photos or mention it. The trick is to make it a surprise and surpass their expectations!
Here are some of my favorite Airbnb welcome basket ideas to help inspire you!
1. A Favorite Recipe Card + Spice Mix
Do you have an easy slow cooker recipe that everyone loves? Why not give guests a welcome note + recipe card for your famous chili (extra points to also include a vegetarian option!) To spice up the deal you could even provide a glass jar with your own blend of chili spices with a welcome message on the label! This idea works especially well for hosts in mountain and ski resort areas.
I made a template here if you like the idea!
2. Sea Grass Basket with DIY Products
Seagrass baskets don’t cost very much and they give a modern and clean look to your welcome basket. you can find them on Amazon here, and don’t worry 99% of your guest will not take the Airbnb welcome basket home, but if they do it’s easy to replace.
Tip: Fill with local products or products that you have DIYed over a weekend yourself! Here’s a recipe for my Lavender Pillow Spray to get you started ( I’ve even included free editable labels you can make with your logo!)
3. Wooden Bowl with Locally Made Toiletries
The hosts from La Casita Cacao provide an adorable basket with desert-scented toiletries made by local creatives at @hesperia_apothecary in their Airbnb welcome basket! Line your bowl with a pretty striped towel and you will have a beautiful basket in minutes!
4. Public Goods Basket
The look is modern, everything is useful for a guest and the packaging matches beautifully. For our guests, we give laundry pods, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, hand soap and sanitizer, and face masks. We also leave kitchen staples like dish soap, olive oil, balsamic, spaghetti, and sauce. For about $20 per booking, we can present guests with 2 welcome baskets, one in the kitchen, and one in the bathroom- for a double whammy welcome! Use my code MAMMAMODEPGA at Public Goods for -25% off your first order! ⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. An Airbnb BBQ Kit
If your guests enjoy BBQing this is a really fun and useful idea! Find the best locally made BBQ sauce or dry rub ( DIY your own here) and create basket around those items. Throw in some sea salt, matches, and a natural stone.. and even an apron with your logo!
6. Smore’s, Popcorn, and Firewood
Have a fire pit? If you know that guests will use this and if you provide a kit to make that experience incredible… this will be such a memorable gift! Make a Smore’s Kit, a jiffy pop, and lots of dry wood and you have an instant guest experience!
7. Wine, Flowers, and Chocolate
Out-of-town guests will love getting to taste local delicacies, so leave them a sample of whatever your town is famous for! Maybe it’s chocolate or locally made honey. I love these beautiful welcome gifts from the hosts at @appalachianaframe displayed on a wood board.
8. Local Goodies + Handwritten note
Create a welcome basket with your favorite local goodies & a bespoke welcome card ( I designed this one) This is a simple gesture and perhaps the one your guests will appreciate the most. Guests will feel very well taken care of even with the simplest welcome note. Tell them how happy you are that they’re here! Wine is always appreciated by guests and fresh flowers brighten the room. You could also give your guests a cute souvenir from the area!
9. Zero Waste Pantry Staples
I’ve always provided something salty & sweet next to my welcome book. I feel it helps set the tone for a relaxing stay and calms any travel day stress. We’ve switched our Airbnb to run in a more eco-friendly and zero waste way. See my article on zero waste Airbnb welcome baskets where I share how we have achieved zero waste pantry staples for our guests! Hopefully, you can be inspired by its simplicity and try it out in your own Airbnb!