Is your family like the McCallisters who always take a family vacation over Christmas (without leaving some one behind, of course)? Are you headed to the beach, perhaps? Maybe on a cruise? A hotel with a nice, heated indoor pool? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above then keep reading! You’re not going to want to forget these 5 things.
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A Mini-Tree. I think only sad thing about being away for Christmas is not having your tree there when you wake up on Christmas morning. Well, why not pack a small tree that you can decorate when you arrive at your destination? This one is pre-lit and is small enough to pack in your suitcase. Pack some small ornaments and you’re all set.
A Santa Cup and Plate so your little ones know that regardless of where they are, Santa will show up and enjoy the milk and cookies you leave for him! This set from Amazon is super cute! Be sure to mail Santa a letter with your destination address on it so he knows where to find you!
Festive Beach Towels so you’re still in the spirit while working on your tan! These red and white striped ones aren’t overtly Christmas-y so you can use them all year round but are festive enough to still have a holly, jolly Christmas. Of course, don’t forget your sunscreen!
Sandman Swag. Who says you can’t have all the joys of Christmas at the beach? You most-likely won’t be building a snowman but you might be building a sandman (and he might be easier to create)! Don’t forget a scarf, top hat, carrot, and buttons for this eyes and smile!
FASTEN Swimwear. You guys, I’m just gonna park here for awhile. Do not, I repeat – do not – go on another vacation without a FASTEN swimsuit for your little girl(s). These suits are so genius, that only a mom could have thought of it. They’re mom-created and dad-approved! If you’ve ever been to the beach or pool with your little girl, you know a couple things happen: 1. You have to take off their entire one-piece swimsuit to change their diaper and then try to wrestle the wet one back on again and/or 2. Your little girl has to take her one-piece bathing suit down to use the bathroom but then it’s sitting on the floor with heaven-only-knows-what around her ankles. Both scenarios are common but not ideal, right? FASTEN‘s unique patent-pending design allows their swimwear to open and close effortlessly, utilizing hidden magnet fasteners. I, personally, have found that the tankinis I have bought for A with the goal of easy bathroom use have been ill-fitting with saggy bottoms so I am super excited about this brand. They have a ton of cute designs and sizes from infant to girls. They also make cover-ups, hats, and headbands. The best part? Their prices are comparable to regular suits and everything is made in the USA! I have one for each of my girls and the quality is top notch. Not sure how it works (or maybe I’ve done a bad job explaining it)? Here are some pics:
Seriously, how genius is this? The magnets and reinforcing snaps are strong enough to prevent the bottoms from coming undone in the water and are totally kid safe. It will make a great gift so buy one of these for every little girl you know!
Well, there you have it. 5 of my Holiday Vacation Must Haves. What would you add to the list?