There's No Place like (Your) Home: 7 Thoughtful Surprises for Guests

Holiday travel can be a real pain. While guests will be grateful for a warm bed and a home-cooked meal, we love the idea of going the extra mile to thank them for doing the same. These tokens of appreciation are thoughtful, whimsical, and just plain smart.

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1. A personalized, heartfelt, handwritten note thanking them for making the trip. Doesn't cost much, but it'll generate a ton of good will.

2. A voucher for a movie night. Pair it with a bag of candy or gourmet popcorn for the ultimate viewing experience.

3. A CD of your favorite sleepy-time tunes. Throw in a few bags of herbal tea, and they'll be in dreamland before their heads hit the pillow.

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4. A pair of cozy cashmere socks to snuggle in.

5. A split of Champagne. Nothing can get a party -- or a vacation -- started like bubbly.

6. A mini Scrabble game with a little note that says, "Open in case of rain."

7. Packets of Alka-Seltzer and aspirin for toomuchfunitis. They'll love you forever.

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