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Gift Ideas for Overnight Guests

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Poo~Pourri for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

The holidays bring all sorts of good things: delicious food, wonderful traditions plus lots of laughter with family and friends. Today, I’m sharing a fun gift idea for the overnight guests you’re hosting this Christmas.

Gift Ideas for Overnight Guests

One thing I love about our home is that it’s a gathering place for the people in our lives. Mike and I both love to entertain and enjoy having guests at our house. The holidays are no exception.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

This year, in anticipation of friends visiting, I decided I wanted to prepare a fun overnight gift basket to set out to greet them. I think it turned out great!

Sugar Cookie Gifts

Inside are peppermint bark sugar cookies (stay tuned for that delicious recipe!) plus Christmas socks, a cute mug, and the star of the show: Poo~Pourri products.

White Elephant Poo~Pourri Spray

I love Poo~Pourri — it’s perfect to give as a gift, stocking stuffer or leave in your bathroom for all the guests visiting your home. It’s affordable and available everywhere: PooPourri.com, at major retailers and over 9,000 boutiques.

Poo~Pourri Sprays

Never heard of Poo~Pourri before? Allow me to introduce you! It’s an all natural blend of natural essential oils that you spritz on the toilet bowl before you go. It creates a protective barrier that traps odors under the surface before it even begins… so no foul smells!

White Elephant Gift Ideas

There are three amazing scents you can enjoy this holiday season: Merry Spritzmas (vanilla, peppermint and citrus) Spiced Apple (apple, pecan and citrus) and Secret Santa (cinnamon, vanilla and citrus). They smell SO GOOD!

Poo-Pouri Gift Tags

I think my little gift basket turned out great. Especially with this fun custom tag for the Poo~Pourri bottles. 🙂

Poo~Pourri White Elephant Gifts

What a great way to welcome people in your home and make them feel comfortable.

Peppermint Bark Sugar Cookies

Don’t forget to bake these delicious peppermint bark sugar cookies to include as well. All the yummy flavors of Christmas!


Gift Ideas for Overnight Guests

Peppermink Bark Sugar Cookies

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Prep Time: 1 hour 17 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 17 minutes
Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 ¾ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tarter
  • White melting chocolate about 5 squares
  • milk chocolate melting chocolate about 5 squares
  • about 14 soft peppermint candies crushed


  • In a stand mixer, combine butter and both sugars. Cream together for about 1 minute until its combined and creamy.
  • Add in the egg and extracts. Mix until well incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Slowly add them to the wet ingredients. Mix until the dough comes together and forms a ball.
  • Divide the dough in half. Keep the other half covered while you work with the other half.
  • Flour a clean surface and roll out to ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut out the shapes and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 375 for 9 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool.
  • When the cookies have cooled, melt the white and milk chocolate in separate bowls. Place the peppermint candies in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin until they resemble sprinkles.
  • Dip half of the cookies in the chocolate or drizzle the chocolate over the cookie, then sprinkle with crushed peppermints.
  • Set on parchment paper to let the chocolate set.
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.