Whether you’ve got a couple of friends coming to stay or the whole extended family descending upon you, if you’re hosting guests this Christmas it’s always a good idea to be prepared and have your guest essentials ready. We’ve got everything you need to make your guests feel at home, from bedding to cosy cushions and chairs… Just be careful not to make your guests feel too welcome, or they might end up staying well into the New Year!
Freshen up the spare room
With just one or two Christmassy additions, you can easily turn your spare room into a cosy little haven. To make your room as welcoming and festive as possible, start with some Christmas-themed bedding. We have single, double and king-sized to choose from. A couple of extra cushions and a cosy throw will instantly add warmth. And why not add a little festive décor to the guest bedroom? Teamed with your Christmas bedding, one or two decorations will suffice.
Make sure you’re ready for guests by stocking up on extra duvets, sheets and pillows. To make your guests feel especially pampered, there’s nothing quite like lovely new soft towels – check out our big towel range to create that hotel-like feeling for your visitors.
In case you don’t have a spare bed or you’ve been meaning to replace your guest one, we have a wide range of beds and mattresses for you to choose from. And if you don’t have a spare room, or you don’t have the space for a full-size bed then foldable guest beds are ideal for setting up whenever they’re needed, especially when the last-minute Christmas guests just keep on coming.
The little things
If your guests are lucky enough to have their own en-suite bathroom, or if you’d just like to add a couple of thoughtful additions to the family bathroom, how about filling a hamper with mini toiletries your guests are likely to need while staying? If you want to go a little extra, we love the idea of creating a pamper pack with face masks, hand cream and body butter.
Create space at the Christmas dinner table
As much as it adds to the Christmas spirit of all mucking in together, having to dig out the camping chairs on Christmas day or asking people to eat off their laps isn’t ideal! Make sure you’re ready for extra guests by stocking up on a few more dining chairs. Emergency chairs are always needed at Christmas time so it’s best to make them comfy ones so your guests feel relaxed and happy when they’re tucking into their turkey or nut roast at the dinner table.
Time to make your home sparkle
Many of us have busy lives and don’t get to clean as much as we’d like to… so now is the perfect time to deep-clean your home!
To keep your turkey happy and give your oven a thorough clean, we recommend the Oven Pride Complete Oven Cleaner 500ml. This transforms racks and grills as well as tackling the inside of the oven.
If you’re looking for a kinder way to clean but don’t want to compromise on great results, our brand new eco cleaning range is just the thing. To give your kitchen an extra sparkle, our high performing, eco friendly kitchen cleaner uses sustainable plant-derived cleaning ingredients and is packaged in a 100% recycled and recyclable bottle. It’ll leave your kitchen grease, dirt and grime free. Need to give your wine glasses a freshen up? Our vegan-friendly washing up liquid is just the thing. With our new eco range you can make your bathroom shine, keep your kitchen sparkling and blitz through the dishes. If you just don’t have time for a deep clean, try and focus on tidying the rooms that people will be in over Christmas, like your living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
Find everything you need to make Christmas 2018 a success for you and your guests with our huge Christmas section at wilko.com