5 Most Forgotten Items When Packing for the Holidays

What are the 5 most forgotten items when packing for the holidays?

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Traveling should be fun and enjoyable, especially when you are doing it with people you love, like your family. However, when it comes to traveling around the holidays, the added stress makes it easier to forget and leave important things behind. Follow this list to ensure that you have everything you need to be prepared for your next adventure, wherever that may be.


One of the most common things that get forgotten is your phone charger. Since typically you have to use it the night before your trip, you tend to forget to pack it the morning of. You will want to put this somewhere handy during your travels, especially if you use your phone as a GPS. Thankfully if you forget this, you can always purchase another one along the way, after all, a spare phone charger is always a good thing to have. 


Similar to your phone charger, most of the time you have to use your basic toiletries right before you plan on leaving. Some things that you should keep in mind to bring for the whole family are toothbrushes and toothpaste. Kids are most likely to forget their toothbrush when they pack. For your hubby, remind him to grab a razor with fresh blades, so that he can maintain his facial hair and stay looking great for the entire trip. Lastly, for you, remember your favorite, must-have make-up. It’s so easy to put it on the morning of and forget to bring it along! Maybe even try premade travel kits that have all the essentials stashed in them so you can just grab and go. 

Your child’s favorite item

Does your child have a favorite stuffed animal or blanket that they can’t sleep without? If the answer is yes, before you pull out of the driveway, double, triple, even quadruple check that this item is with them. The best place to pack this is by putting it with your child in the car, this way it’s easily accessible to them throughout the trip. Nothing puts a damper on a family vacation than having a child that won’t sleep!


Traveling during the holiday season can be a hassle and most of the time you want to get where you’re going with minimum stops. The last thing you want to do while on the road is to take an extended amount of time stopping for food. Packing snacks can help you limit the time your trip takes you. Packing things that are quick and easy to eat in the car is the way to go. If you are worried about your children eating unhealthy around the holidays, pack healthy snacks and drinks for the road.

The presents

Nothing ruins the holiday cheer more than forgetting the presents. Packing gifts for the family can be tricky, especially if you are low on space. One of the best ways to avoid this issue is by shopping online and having the gifts sent directly to your family members. Many online services like Amazon, give you the option to have the gift-wrapped before shipping, making it very convenient for you.

Following these tips will make sure that you have all the necessities to have a fun holiday adventure with your family. Now it is time to hit the road and have a Happy Holiday!

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