If you want to impress your guests with nice "welcome baskets" so that year after year they come back happily, then the best way is to show them you actually care. The first step is that you have to know your guest. This cannot be overemphasized. After getting this information, coming up with good selections that will appeal to them on a personal level.
SAMPLE WELCOME BASKETS:
1.) FAMILY WEEK
Things like muffins, cookies, coffee cups with your logo, for some free advertisement, and also, assorted teas. Coupons to local stores, or restaurants, theatres, or any other local establishment you know which offers family based entertaining activities can also be added. The fact that you know the ages of the kids coming along will assist you with leaving age appropriate gifts and games for them. Games like dice or dominoes are all rounders.
2.) ROMANTIC WEEKEND:
You could put in a bottle of champagne along with two glasses, chocolate covered strawberries, truffles, and massage oils as well. Satin rose petals can be added as well, just to set the mood for added effect.
3.) GIRLS WEEKEND:
This can include herbal teas, eye masks, lotion baskets, lavender scent candles and don't forget chocolates, usually dark chocolate. You can add an Ouija board or tarot cards, just to spice things up.
4.) GOLF WEEKEND:
Special offers from the local golf course of your choice can be left here. Caddy snacks, almonds, chocolate cookies as well as golf tees. You could also advertise a little with Koozies featuring your logo, or water bottles, golf towels, coffee mugs and golf balls.
5.) SPECIAL OCCASIONS:
This could be a birthday celebration or an anniversary, mother's or father's day celebration or even a bachelor or bachelorette weekend and there are unique baskets for all. To fill the perfect baskets, you could include cheese and wine, various types of snacks. Gourmet food, baked goods, organic food, flowers and champagne, assorted fruits, assorted nuts and crackers, assorted herbal teas and cooked as well, just to name a few.
1.) Ensure you find out from the local establishments, to know if they are interested in offering specials in exchange for referrals.
2.) Inquire around to know whether there are any upcoming local events. Find out from neighbors or use search engines to know about things happening in the area. Once you confirm that events are coming up, leave brochures about them.
3.) You could also leave a small photo album with your website, for the guests. It's also a free advertisement, so it's good for everyone involved.