summer fun house sitting gift basket idea

while away on our trip, we have a handful of amazing families chipping in to feed our animals, water our garden, gather our mail, care for our pets, keep an eye on our home & more. 

simply put, this trip would not happen without our village.

so naturally, a gift basket was necessary.

although our home is a modest space, my hope was that our house served as a mini retreat away for the families staying here. i thought it would be fun to gift them a basket of goodies to make their retreat a little more special. 

i purchased those fun plastic totes from target for under $5 each. i filled them with a handful of kid-friendly treats.

i also included homemade strawberry jam, a tea towel & my favorite candles from epantry!

i printed off this fun (& free!) hello summer printable from here & attached it with a colorful mini clothespin. i made custom tags using their last initial & tied it with fun coordinating fabric ribbon!

all in all, each basket cost me less than $20 each & serves as a very small thank you for the incredible generosity of each family!

do you have any fun goodies you like to share with your house guests? please share!


Leslie said...

I love this! It's so simple, but so heartwarming and sweet. One of my New Year's resolutions was to be a blessing to others-whether it be simple gifts or more acts of kindness. Thanks for the idea! Hope y'all are soaking up every last moment in Europe!

Jenny said...

I never thought about doing this for house sitters before. We hire a house sitter to water, watch our dogs & just to have someone in our house while we're gone. I do always leave yummies in the fridge with directions to eat whatever they want. They use our grill & enjoy our screened porch with lake views. And of course, they get paid more than the going rate for house sitting.

Alyssa Gramajo said...

Where did you find those baskets?! I've been on the hunt for some just like these but can't seem to find ones that are sturdy enough. Great for using at the beach! Hope you enjoyed every moment of your European vacation! I know I've loved following along :-)

LoriLyn said...

Super cute! Love the Hello Summer printable :)

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