The Perfect Guest Basket for the Holidays

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Put guests at ease and keep the bathroom smelling fresh all season long with a pretty guest basket!

holiday guest basket

Friends, we're going to get real here today and talk about an embarrassing topic, a topic that nice girls usually don't discuss in public!

The subject today is poo y'all and you're going to need your sense of humor. So if it's still sleeping, go pour yourself another cup of coffee and come on back. 

I'll wait 😊

For those of you feeling distinctly uncomfortable right now, here's a joke to start us off:

Q: Why didn't the toilet paper cross the road?

A. Because it was stuck in a crack!

If you're married and/or a mom of young ones, potty humor is just part of life! But it's not always humorous!


Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! And one of the very best parts about the holidays is being a guest at someone's home and inviting others into our homes.

Sharing food, stories and laughs draws us together like nothing else can.

But let's face it...when you feel the urge to GO, and yes, I'm talking No. 2, it can be a very embarrassing situation when you're a guest at someone's've got a dilemma on your hands!

Do you force yourself to hold it in (thereby ruining the rest of your evening), or do you allow yourself to stink up someone else's bathroom?

Poo might be natural and we know we all do it...but it's a private thing that we certainly don't want to broadcast to the entire party!

No one wants to be the one who stinks up the bathroom at a party!

Unless you have teenage boys. They might be the only ones who can be proud and brave in this situation!

A stinky bathroom is definitely embarrassing, but thank goodness there is a solution!


Poo~Pourri is the "Before-You-Go® Toilet Spray" that effectively traps the stinky situation, leaving nothing behind but a pleasant aroma!

I'm a mom of 3 and I'm married. Right there you know that I've pretty much smelled it all...and I'm not talking about stinky socks!

I love using Poo~Pourri because it really works and the Holiday Poo~Pourri products are the perfect side-kick for this season of entertaining!

When you spritz before you go, the pure blend of natural essential oils creates a film over the surface that effectively traps smells under the no one need ever know! All they smell is Christmas!

There are dozens of scents and gift ideas (stocking stuffers, ornament sets, etc) available at and it's really a fun website to visit! I'm sure you know someone who could benefit from a gift of Poo~Pourri!



A simple and festive holiday guest basket will put your guests at ease, especially if you include the instruction card so they know to spritz before they poo!

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Here's how to build the perfect guest basket for the holiday season. And just between you and me, I consider this a gift to my guests as well as myself 😉

Start with a great basket. I was drawn to this one because of the label-holder. I've got a sense of humor, so I decided to change it to read NO. 2!

wire basket

I used some rub on letters and a small piece of scrap paper. I inked the edges to give it the rustic look of the original...

No. 2 label

and slid the label into place. It's a subtle hint, pointing the user toward the other contents!

wire basket

Then I added a festive plaid napkin. You could use a hand towel or even a piece of folded fabric.

festive towel

I added a couple rolls of toilet paper.

toilet paper

And tucked in a small potted Christmas tree.

small Christmas tree

I didn't forget the instruction card (that comes with your purchase) that reminds guests to spritz before they go!

"how it works" Poo~Pourri® card

And lastly, I added a bottle of Merry Spritzmas® Poo~Pourri spray, a blend of Peppermint, Vanilla and Citrus essential oils that smells like Christmas!

festive guest basket with Poo~Pourri® spray

This basket is festive and fun...and sure to ease the potential embarrassment of holiday guests and keep the bathroom smelling great!

PIN THIS IMAGE if you want to keep your bathroom smelling fresh during the holidays...and beyond!
holiday guest basket
I hope you enjoyed this light-hearted approach to stinky smells 😉, but more importantly, I hope you keep a Poo~Pourri filled guest basket handy this season!

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  1. Cindy
    I love what you did with the "Poo" tutorial!!!! I love the sense of humor; like you said, we all go!!!! I watched the videos showing how to make snowmen, placements, luminaries, and metallic ornaments. I just love you and your blog site!!!! You are SOOO informative and explain everything to do so we won't make mistakes Ha Ha!!!! I can hardly wait to see your Christmas tree for this year. Have a blessed weekend and can hardly wait for next weeks post.
    your blog friend,



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