With the holidays approaching, most of us are inevitably going to receive a guest or two. To be a good host, it helps to think beyond just covering the basics.

There’s an immense amount of pride to be felt from ensuring that your guests have an extra restful space to recharge after all the celebration – which tends to get overwhelming even in the best festive-case scenario. Details speak volumes. Here’s how to stock your guestroom so your guests feel like they’re staying at a boutique hotel – and not just your neglected spare room.

Aside from the obvious blankets, cushions, slippers for him and her, and a bouquet of faux flowers, here are a few other touches to make your guests feel like they’re getting the A-list treatment:

Christmas Pyjamas   Let guests know they don’t have to bring their PJs, so they can have extra space in their luggage.
Chocolates Whether a few pieces on their pillow or a healthy supply by their nightstand, Christmas and chocolate just go.
Candles – Few things elevate an ambiance like candlelight. Leave your guests the option, along with some matchsticks.
Luxurious Soaps – Guests always appreciate good toiletries. Beautifully wrapped artisanal soaps are an especially classy touch.

Guest room-Recovered

Shop the edit: (L-R) Purple glitter pillar candle, Gold glitter pillar candle,  White tulips in a glass vaseCream faux arctic fox throw, Metallic ribbon throw – Betty Jackson.Black , Guest soaps Christmas gift set – Heathcote & Ivory, Light gold weave front cushion – J by Jasper Conran, Purple penguin pyjamas – Lounge & Sleep, Lavender scent soap – L’Occitane en Provence, Debenhams’ Textured throwsRed Egyptian cotton towelBear and fiends chocolate selection – LindtDark red velvet ballet slippers – J by Jasper Conran, Red checked cuff boots – Iris & Edie

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