Innovative Housewares for Making Happy Houseguests

By Rona Berg / November 17, 2014

Make your guest room a home away from home 

Most of us seem to fall into two distinct camps over the holidays: those who love hosting houseguests, and those who don’t. No matter if you are an open book or more of a private person, at the end of the day, you will want to make your guests feel at home.

Here are a few of our favorite innovative housewares, guaranteed to make your family and friends more comfortable in your guest room. But be warned: They may like it so much, they’ll want to come back!

 

Sleep Easy

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These 100 percent organic Crochet-Trim Sheets—with a pretty, unfussy, crocheted trim and deep pockets for a snug fit—will ensure that your guests get a good night’s sleep. The plain weave is soft and plush, and, like most organic bed linens, will keep getting softer each time you wash them.
$58-348; coyuchi.com

 

Wake Up Call

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It is designed to look like an alarm clock, but this streamlined bamboo Zen Phone Dock will enable guests to plug in (and charge) their iPhones while they sleep, and set the iPhone alarm to ring in the morning. $35; sundancecatalog.com

 

Under Wraps

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Reaching for a cozy Under the Canopy kimono made from 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton will make your guests feel like they have checked into a posh hotel. $50; bedbathandbeyond.com

 

A Good Read

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Nothing like this 100 percent GOTS-certified Under the Canopy Earth Goddess pillow—with its beautiful butterfly—to tuck behind your head when it’s time to tuck into a good book before going to sleep. $39.99; lnt.com

 

Let There Be Light

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Hand-poured, vegan and made with soy wax and pure essential oils, these aromatherapy Intention Candles feature messages of PEACE, JOY and LOVE. $38; thepurecandle.com

 

Handmade Soaps

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Leave a bar of pure lavender handmade Fair Trade vegetable oil soap in the bathroom. Proceeds benefit artisans in India. $5; tenthousandvillages.com

Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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