Holiday Beach Vacation Essentials to Make You Feel at Home

Holiday Beach Vacation Essentials to Make You Feel at Home

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 to make you feel like you’re at home while still loving being on vaca.

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 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!

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. 4 of my Holiday Vacation Must Haves. What would you add to the list?


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  1. December 6, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    I need that bathing suit for my daughter.

    • December 7, 2016 / 12:27 am

      It’s awesome, right?!

  2. December 6, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    That swimwear is genius! Definitely looking into getting it for my girl before we go to the beach again.

    • December 6, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      You will love it for her!

  3. Fawn Rosenbohm
    December 6, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Wow that swimwear is such a great idea!

    • December 6, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Isn’t it, though?! Genius!

  4. December 6, 2016 / 11:41 am

    Such a fantastic idea! I also avoid one pieces for the same reason but I will definitely check these out for my girl!

    • December 6, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      You’ll love it! Thanks!

  5. aretzlaff
    December 6, 2016 / 9:26 am

    This potentially changed my whole entire summer! GREAT tip!

    • December 6, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Oh I hope it does! Thank you!

  6. December 6, 2016 / 12:32 am

    This swimwear is incredible!!! Love this whole list but the magnetic attachment, I mean wow!

    • December 6, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Right?! Game changer!

  7. December 5, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Those are so cool!!

    • December 5, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks! So cute, right?!

  8. kozyandco
    December 5, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    These bathing suits have to be the smartest idea ever! I’m totally getting one for my daughter next summer!

    • December 5, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      They’re super awesome!

    • December 5, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks we ❤️ hearing that!

    • December 5, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Yes! I think so too!

  9. December 5, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    That swimsuit is so cute and genius. Will make Waterpark trips so much easier for me

    • December 5, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Yes! It’s awesome!

    • December 5, 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Say goodbye to spending unnecessary time in dirty bathroom stalls at waterparks! Not only are FASTEN suits faster and easier, but they stay ON the body and OFF the floor during bathroom breaks 🙂

  10. twoboysonepup
    December 5, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Whoa! I don’t even have girls, but am going to tell friends about the swimsuit! That is so genius!

    • December 5, 2016 / 3:52 pm

      Thanks we would greatly appreciate that!! 👍👍

  11. December 5, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    I don’t know who came up with this idea, but it’s perfect! As the mom of three girls (two of which are 3 year old twins) who live in Florida and are in the pool or at the beach all summer, these are ideal for them! I’m definitely checking them out!

    • December 5, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      A mom came up with it, of course! Seriously so genius!

    • December 5, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks Rebekah! Check out the many styles on – we know you and your girls will love our suits as much as we do! Definitely a #gamechanger at the beach and pool!

  12. December 5, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I love the idea of a little tree, that would be so fun! I always thought that if you were away for Christmas than it might be a good idea to bring the stockings too, they’d be something that would pack easily but would be a fun touch of home.

    • December 5, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Oh! What a great idea! I didn’t even think about that!

  13. December 5, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Those swimsuits are a gamechanger, for sure! They seem like they’ll make pool time a lot more convenient. Thanks for sharing!

    • December 5, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Yes! Thanks for reading! They’re awesome!

    • December 5, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      You’ll be in and out of the bathroom in no time! Now everyone can get back to the fun FASTER!! 😘😘

  14. December 5, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I am LOVING the fasten swimwear! It is too perfect for my little girl! I hate taking off her soaked swimsuit to change her diaper

    • December 5, 2016 / 3:12 pm

      Right?! It’s so awesome!

    • December 5, 2016 / 9:50 pm

      Exactly!!! With FASTEN® you can change her without the struggle!!

  15. December 5, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    get out of here! this is awesome and def something i need to look into!

    • December 5, 2016 / 1:44 pm

      Right?! It’s genius!

    • December 5, 2016 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you! Check out all of our cute styles at!

  16. December 5, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    These are genius!! I don´t have a girl but this is awesomeness

    • December 5, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Buy one for every girl you know!

    • December 5, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you, we absolutely LOVE hearing that!! Our swimsuits make great presents for little girls 😉😉

  17. December 5, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    How have I not heard of this swim wear?! What a GREAT idea!

  18. December 5, 2016 / 11:18 am

    These bathing suits are genius! Are you worried about them coming unsnapped while your kids are playing or are they pretty tight magnets?

    • December 5, 2016 / 11:28 am

      It’s really strong! The magnets plus snaps are great reinforcement.

    • December 5, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      Hey Lindsay! We are moms of young girls so keeping the suits secure is always a priority! The magnets are very strong, and the suit is reinforced with snaps on each end of the waist. Our girls jump, flip, body surf, and go down waterslides!

  19. December 5, 2016 / 11:12 am

    I need that swimsuit for my daughter! What a fabulous idea!

  20. December 5, 2016 / 10:11 am

    My 2 girls are past the diaper age, but I would have LOVED these for my 2. Cute and practical!!

    • December 5, 2016 / 11:28 am

      I only have one still in diapers and am thrilled for my 4 year old to be able to use hers so her suit doesnt have to sit on the floor around her ankles!

      • December 5, 2016 / 10:00 pm

        Exactly!!! When we first designed our suits we intended them for babies and toddlers, but we have had a tremendous response from girls all the way up to age 10! FASTEN® swimsuits are a great alternative to 2-pieces and like Shannon said, stay on the body and OFF the floor!!

  21. December 5, 2016 / 7:50 am

    that swimwear is seriously genius! i am definitely getting some for next summer!

  22. December 5, 2016 / 6:23 am

    Oh wow that’s pretty genius!

    • December 5, 2016 / 6:35 am

      Right?! You live by the water… your little totally needs one!

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