The holiday season is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means a journey back to our hometowns to reunite with loved ones. Whether you're flying across the country, embarking on a road trip, or simply taking a short drive, preparing for your homecoming requires a bit of planning, especially when it comes to packing. Have you ever driven all the way to visit someone, only to realize you've forgotten the housewarming gift you set out? Nightmare.
As you get ready to head home for the holidays, we've compiled a practical packing list that includes must-have essentials.
1) The Jia+Kate Top: Comfort and Style in One
Of course we begin with a travel wardrobe essential that combines comfort and style seamlessly – the Jia+Kate top! Whether you're visiting family and enjoying your coffee on Christmas morning, or having a late night glass of wine to catch up with friends, don't be forced to wear a bra 24/7. You're on vacation, after all! A Jia+Kate top is a must-pack item for the holidays. It offers the freedom of going braless while maintaining a polished appearance, allowing you to stay comfortable and look your best during the holiday season.
2) All About Comfort: Cozy Sweaters and Comfy Jeans
Don't be too stuffy. Nowadays, casual is the new fancy. Pack cozy sweaters for keeping warm during outdoor activities or cozying up by the fireplace, and choose a pair of comfortable jeans that can take you through casual family gatherings. Less is more!
3) Festive Dress: For Special Occasions
Yes, it's fun to get holiday-glam once in a while. If you have special holiday events on your schedule, have fun with it. This is your chance to get festive. Happy New Year!
4) Pack your Full Personal Care Routine
Don't skimp on your skincare routine! Colder weather means dry skin, so instead of packing too light, use a checked bag for your full skincare routine. Then thank yourself later.
5) Plan Smarter for Hydration and Nutrition
You will still have to eat and drink on vacation, obviously! Planning ahead can prevent making poor choices later. For instance, packing a reusable water bottle will keep you actually drinking water during your travels. It's better than grabbing a soda, and a more cost-friendly and eco-friendly choice than buying a bottle of water at the gas station or airport. And pack healthy snacks! For the same reason, it's better than getting desperate and choosing the quick bag of chips or candy bar. Your body will thank you when you stay feeling good for your holiday activities.
Don't forget, you're supposed to relax a bit on vacation. Bring along a good book, a puzzle, or your favorite podcast to keep yourself entertained while traveling and help yourself forget about work for a few minutes.
7) Don't Forget the Gifts and Wrapping!
Plan ahead for everyone on your list (yes, again we recommend a Jia+Kate top!) and don't forget the gifts at home! Either bring them pre-wrapped in a checked bag (airport security will sometimes unwrap gifts!) or bring the wrapping paper or gift bags.
Enjoy your journey back home for the holidays! Whether you're reuniting with family or creating new memories with loved ones, the right clothing and essentials will ensure you're comfortable, stylish, and ready to enjoy this festive season to the fullest.