Holiday travel is the best – crowded airports, snow storms cancelling flights, and agitated gate agents are just some of the wonderful things to look forward to. Standing in an hour long TSA line or sitting sandwiched between two strangers on a plane is a great way to introduce yourself to new people and smells.
Once you reach your destination, you get the luxury of sleeping in your old twin-size bed and sharing a bathroom with your sister who takes an hour to do her makeup every morning. Upon walking through the door, you are handed a list of chores that you’re expected to get started on before you can even take off your coat.
Everyone understands the headache of holiday travel and being suffocated by family. Therefore, we have provided you with a list of holiday travel essentials to help you skate through the season.
A tote bag is the perfect carry-on size to hold your laptop and other necessities. Keep everything contained in a chic and stylish bag like our Hand Painted Metallic Tote.
For some reason, you decided to move all the way across the country. You seem to really want get away from your family, but joke’s on you because now you’re in the middle seat of a five hour flight to go back and see them. Make sure you bring a book with you in your tote to pass the time and make your plane ride (somewhat) enjoyable.
You never know what accident might happen during your travels. It’s best to play it safe by making sure you have everything you need. Our Minimergency Kits come in a variety of styles and have all the essentials: hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, Shemergency® tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss, and an adhesive bandage.
Carry on Cocktail
As Dad yells at you for leaving the milk out and Grandma asks for updates on your love life, make yourself a drink to alleviate some of the stress. Our carry on cocktail kits help you make a delicious cocktail at any given moment. Kits are TSA approved so give yourself a pat on the back and treat yourself to a Bloody Mary or Moscow Mule on your flight home.
Being home brings back a lot of feelings. You may be angered by the fact that your younger brother thinks he has full ownership of the shared car. You could find your favorite stuffed animal from your childhood under your bed and be overcome with nostalgia. While eating your feelings through hundreds of Christmas cookies is always a viable option, it could also be helpful to have a journal with you. Writing in a notebook is often a therapeutic way of dealing with feelings. Therefore, it serves as a great tool for tricking your family into thinking that you are now a level-headed adult who can control their emotions.
However much the holidays stress us out, we all know that the reward of being near family during this time of the year is worth the drama of traveling. There are some things you can only get from being home for the holidays, like Mom’s homemade cooking or a hug from Grandma.