Welcome pack ideas for your holiday home
Creating a welcome hamper from scratch may sound like a daunting task but don't worry, with our years of expertise in the hamper business, we have some top tips to help you design the perfect welcome pack to impress your guests and exceed their expectations.
First impressions count!
You do not get a second chance to make a first impression! Therefore, presenting your guests with the ultimate welcome hamper, full of unique and delicious fare will wow your guests from the minute they arrive. Making a great first impression is key and these little touches will create lasting memories for your guests and enhance their overall stay. These gestures are so advantageous and will encourage your guests to leave reviews, spread the word and generate repeat business.
All holiday homes are different, as are the owner's budgets, however, you do not have to spend a fortune to create a hamper or pack with a special touch. Do you have any hidden talents, are you a keen baker, could you be inspired to create a stunning homemade sponge cake or handcrafted biscuits for your guests on arrival?
Get to know your guests, do your homework!
You do not want to fill your hamper with things that your guests may not enjoy or are not appropriate to their needs. Take the time to do your research and find out as much information about your guests before they arrive.
Do your guests have any dietary requirements?
Are they celebrating a special occasion?
What type of guest are they, a young couple, a family with 2 children etc?
Are the guests bringing their beloved dogs with them?
A good relationship with your guests will really help you make the right choices for their welcome hamper and will add a very thoughtful and bespoke touch! It shows that you have gone the extra mile to create something truly special.
How will your guests feel when they arrive to receive balloons and a card on their birthday, the children arrive after a long journey to the smell of home chocolate brownies and even their four-legged friends arrive to a jar of doggie treats. Say no more, I think you get the picture and can see the smiles on their faces already!
Create a hamper full of local goodies
Essentials such as milk, sugar, tea and coffee and handcrafted biscuits are a must. After a long journey, for your guests to kick back and relax with a cuppa and a delicious biscuit is priceless, literally a hug in a mug!
Support local and showcase a taste of your region by handpicking locally sourced artisan products in your welcome packs, items that have a true connection to the area and which have a great story to tell.
Our hamper company is situated in the Lake District, so we would include items linked to Cumbria including Kendal Mint Cake, Grasmere Gingerbread, Lakeland Damson Gin, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding and locally handcrafted jams, chutneys, and chocolates.
Another lovely touch is to design a little welcome card or booklet which includes information about the local products. This adds even more attention to detail to enhance the hamper whilst demonstrating your support for local producers and the region your guests are exploring.
Attention to detail!
Once you have gathered together all the elements of your ultimate welcome pack, care and thought are required as to what you would like to display your goodies in? You need to be guided by the style of your holiday home, if you have an old converted farmhouse, traditional wicker hamper filled with straw would be very much in keeping, if you have a glamping pod or shepherds hut, then something more imaginative and quirky is in order. Once you have chosen how to present your hamper, then it is time to get creative in arranging your items and adding that personal touch for your guests to enjoy!
Best of luck everyone, if you follow my tips you will be proud of your new creation and I can guarantee your guests will be over the moon and returning to visit you again in the future!
If you would like any more welcome hamper ideas or details of our artisan products, please visit our website www.lakelandhampers.co.uk or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org