10 Must Have Items Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive – #HolidayNecessities #CG

When hosting guests for the holidays there are many things you need to do to prepare for their visit such as cleaning the house and preparing meals. But there are a few other things you will need to do as well to prepare your home.

Holiday Hosting Shopping List #HolidayNecessities

Here are my 10 must have items before your holiday guest arrive. The holiday season is busy and the stores are packed, be sure to pick these items well before your guests arrive.

1. Hickory Farms Gift Packs
Having Hickory Farms gift packs on hand are great for when guests arrive because they can be used as snacking items or gift giving for unexpected guests.
Hickory Farms 4 Piece Gift Pack

Hickory Farms Hoilday Sausage and Cheese Collection

2. Plenty of Paper Towels 

Messes are bound to happen when guests are in your house and when they do you will be prepared with the Viva® Big Roll Paper Towels. The with choose a size feature is a must have for me during the holiday season because every mess requires a different size paper towel. Reduce the waste when cleaning up holiday messes and select the perfect size to clean up the little or big messes. They’re durable, with a cloth-like texture, and can tackle the job when wet or dry.

During the holidays I am always baking something and my kids love Belgium waffles for breakfast. I always make a mess in the kitchen and that is why I love the Choose-A-Sheet Towel from Viva so I have the perfect sized paper towel for every mess.

Viva Paper Towels - #HolidayNecessities

3. Coffee Varieties

It’s hard to know the type of coffee your guests enjoy so stock up and have a variety of coffee available including Decaf coffee. Whether you have a Keurig machine or the traditional coffee pot it is easy to pick up a variety pack of coffee at the store.

Keurig Holiday Variety Pack - Donut Shop

12 Coffees of Christmas

4. Fully Stocked Bathroom of Toilet Paper

Having Cottonelle® Toilet Paper Ultra Comfort Care stocked in my bathrooms gives my holiday guests some luxury while in the restroom without the heavy price tag for me. Make sure extra toilet paper is on hand and accessible to your guests. The Cottonelle® Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper is ultra cushiony, ultra luxurious, for an ultra clean and fresh feeling.

Cottonelle - #HolidayNecessities

5. Holiday Decor

No home is complete for the holidays without a little decor. Bring the warmth to your home with a beautiful wreath and mantel decorations. It is an easy decor to buy and set up and looks great.

Holiday Decor

6. Decorative Kleenex® Boxes

Even your Kleenex can make a holiday brighter with fun holiday designs. Help your guest catch their sneezes by placing lovely kleenex boxes around your house. Not only do they provide the kleenex for your guest but the holiday designs ad a nice touch to every room. Kleenex® Perfect Fit are available in a variety of patterns that fit seamlessly into any room and the oval-shaped box adds extra sophistication to your home, with prints and colors inspired by the holiday season. The box is so cute it looks like part of your holiday decor.

Kleenex Holiday Pack - #HolidayNecessities

7. Chocolate

Who doesn’t love Chocolate, especially during the holidays! Grab these great small individually wrapped chocolates and place out on the table for your guests to enjoy. It will help soothe their sweet tooth before or after a meal.

Ghirardelli Holiday Chocolate Squares Peppermint Bark

8. Holiday Bathroom Towels

Add some cheer to your bathroom with fun holiday towels. These lovely designs will be appreciated by your guests.

Christmas Holiday Bath Towels

9. Holiday Popcorn Variety Tin

These tins are great to have on hand for when guests arrive, they make a great snack and the tins look great with your holiday decor. The are filled with butter popcorn, caramel popcorn and cheddar popcorn. Leave these cute tins out on the counter during the holiday season.

Popcorn Expressions Christmas Tin

10. Chex Mix Muddy Buddies

This is a fun snack that you can make with your kids, but sometimes you just run out of time. Grab a bag of Chex Mix Muddy Buddies for your guests to snack on.

Chex Mix - Muddy Buddies

I found all of these items at Walmart and now you can save money on the Kleenex, Viva, Scott and Cottonelle products and more at your local Walmart using the Ibotta app. I have been using the Ibotta app and I love it. The deals are great and the app is simple to use.

With the Ibotta app, get:

  • $1 off Cottonelle 12-ct or larger
  • $1 off Scott 12-ct or larger
  • $1 off Viva 6-ct or larger
  • Buy two products and get an extra dollar back
  • Be sure to check out the Bonus rebates on the Ibotta app as well and get even more cash back.

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Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.

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