Welcome & Thank-you baskets are a nice touch for brides and grooms to put in hotel rooms for out of town guests or to give to the host of your bridal shower.
I am excited to feature a Dayton-based Ohio Welcome & Thank-you Basket idea.
The first step is to round up all of the great products that are made in and around Dayton, Ohio.
The best items for the out of town guests are items they can actually snack on in their hotel room.
Bag of Mike Sells Potato Chips (available at grocery stores)
Mike Sell’s was founded in 1910 by Mr. & Mrs. D.W. Mikesell in Dayton, Ohio.
Esther Price Chocolates (available at 4 Esther Price Locations in Dayton, 3 in Cincinnati)
They have 4 pieces custom favor boxes, candy bars, caramels and much more. You can also
purchase a larger box and split it up into smaller bags to split to the different baskets.
Made in Dayton for over 90 years.
Maybe choose some Buckeyes (an Ohio staple) and this adorably sweet Ohio shaped chocolate sucker.
Brock’s Dust -locally made spices that can be sprinkled or rubbed onto meats, potatoes and vegetables. Locally made in Oakwood, Ohio by Brock Masterson’s Catering. Available at Dorothy Lane Market, Dots Market and Arrow Wine.
Jump’s Gourmet Peanuts These “almonized” peanuts are crisp and crunchy, with a flavor you
won’t believe. Available at Dorothy Lane Market.
Boston Stoker Coffee In business since 1973, there are 10 stores around the area where you can select bags of various flavors of coffee beans-whole beans or ground on site.
Laura’s Cookies Made at Dorothy Lane Market, available in small and large in many different shapes. You can special order specific shapes (wedding themed or maybe an airplane shape to honor the Wright Brothers). Pre-order specifics shapes 3 days in advance.
Caesar Creek Vineyards Bottle of Wine located in Xenia, a 200+ acre farm with 4,500 vines.
Warped Wing make great local beers-purchase a 6 packs of several types and split between the baskets.
Other local ideas:
(Note: glass jars are perfect for shower hostess, maybe not for
out of town guests that flew in for the wedding)
Pine Club Salad Dressing (“One of the Greatest Steak Houses in the country” was founded in 1947)
Mama DiSalvo’s Spaghetti Sauce They opened their restaurant in 1979 in Kettering, Ohio
Graeter’s Ice Cream gift card (started in Cincinnati in 1868)
Skyline Chili gift card (started in Cincinnati in 1949) (some location give you a small to go box to hold the gift card along with, 1 packet of Skyline hot sauce and a small bag of their oyster crackers)
Rothschild Farms dips, salsas and mustards, started in 1970 in Urbana.
Buckeye Vodka & Belle of Dayton Gin or Vodka
Space Food Maurice Krug was the inventor of space food. The first space food eaten was applesauce, squeezed out of a tube, such as what you use for toothpaste. Visit the Dayton Air Force Museum gift shop or Boonshoft Museum gift shop to purchase Space food