Imagine you’re not long out of high school. You’re moving across the country. Alone. To live with a family you’ve never met.

Gulp. Hundreds of young hockey players are about to live that story right now.

If you’re a billet home about to meet your new live-in athlete, you can start building a great relationship with him today.

Welcome your player with a DIY gift basket you’ve made just for him, that’s just right for your home and hometown.

Hockey Gifts: 25 Ways To Welcome Your Billet

  • Copy of house key on city-logo lanyard
  • List of house info (Wifi password, address, phone numbers, gate codes, etc.)
  • Brochures of local attractions, basic area map (pick up from hotels)
  • T-shirt with local design (city, school logo, etc.)
  • Inexpensive cell phone charger – for home and/or car
  • Hockey magazine
  • Hockey tape
  • Rink towel
  • Ball cap
  • Socks
  • Tie in team colors
  • Protein shake mixer cup
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • Soap, shampoo, body wash
  • Chapstick, hand lotion
  • Protein bars, granola bars, trail mix
  • Gatorade
  • Fruit snacks, candy, gum, breath mints
  • Gift card (restaurant, gas card, etc.)
  • Cash
  • New towels for bathroom
  • Cookbook
  • Pillowcase in team colors
  • Febreeze

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