When it comes to welcoming your guests, Kentucky knows how to say Hello! A state known for its Bourbon, Fried chicken, and horses offers staple pieces  that will make your guest feel right at home.

We LOVE a good welcome basket! Why you ask? You get one chance to make a first impression, and as a host to make your guest feel welcome. These tiny tokens offer a BIG thank you for taking the time to travel and celebrate one of the most important days of your life. If they are anything like I am, They apprecaite their thank you with a side of bourbon…. Or some Tylenol for my unwanted headache tomorrow morning. Whatever it may be, lets not bore your guest with the usual. Take the time to think about what makes your state and family special. Customize this gift to reflect you and your fiance. So how and where do you get started?

While you have your thinking cap on check out a couple of my top pics for a Kentucky Local Basket (Links in source). In addition try and fill the remainder with travel size items you know your guests may need ie: stain remover , Tylenol, emergency-c, etc. Think  of this as a glamorized emergency kit. Bourbon is for emergency use right?

{ Stoneware: Stoneware & Co } { State prints: Joanna Dee } { State Coasters: Aroh Co } { Cocktail Mix: Gents Original } {Local Brew: Goodwood Beer} { Eats & Treats: Bourbon Barrel Food } { Quinch that thirst: Ale 8 }

And if you want to run out and see some stuff for yourself, here are some more Local + Hot Spots to check out: Craft Gallery, Shop Local Kentucky, Revelry Gallery, Work The Metal, Gift Horse, The Urban Farmhouse