Winter vacations can offer cheaper lodging, fewer lines at tourist spots, and excellent travel deals, but what do you pack in your suitcase? Depending on your destination, you'll need a completely different set of family wardrobe essentials for winter travel.
Hats and Gloves
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Chilly ears and frozen fingers can make winter vacations unbearable. Don't forget to throw in the beanies and gloves when you pack your suitcase. If you live in a warmer climate, you might need to hit the stores. Fortunately, you can get excellent deals on hats and gloves or mittens by using Kohl's coupons. Shop online or in the store to get your family outfitted for the cold.
The type of gloves you need depends on your activities. If you're an active family, consider investing in form-fitting gloves that allow you to grip items in your hands. Alternatively, if you plan to take leisurely strolls down snowdrift-piled trails, opt for bulkier gloves that deliver more padding.
Scarves and Coats
Scarves complement coats by adding an extra layer of insulation around the neck. They're also a stylish addition to your wardrobe no matter your destination. Go neutral with a black or brown fringed scarf, or express your personality with a brightly colored alternative.
If you lack the right clothing, use Old Navy coupons to score major discounts on the company's signature fleece jackets or its cozy, down-filled coats. Consider packing a lighter jacket, too, if the weather might shift toward warmer temperatures. Alternatively, stock up on sweaters and other clothing items that you can wear in layers.
Water-Resistant Socks and Shoes
Snow eventually turns to water, especially when it makes contact with your footwear. Arm yourself with water-resistant shoes or boots and thick socks that won't absorb moisture. Frozen feet can make walking painful.
Tall boots can protect your ankles and calves from moisture as you walk through a winter wonderland. Pair them with leggings or tights to keep the chill away. Men might prefer work-style boots that offer extra ankle support and excellent water resistance.
Pajamas and Robes
Don't skimp on long-sleeved pajamas for the kids as well as the adults. Robes add another layer of insulation, whether you're huddled around a fire in a mountain chalet or bundled under the covers at a hotel. You'll find many robe options for men, women, and children at Kohl's, especially if you like the fuzzy variety of robes. Use your coupons from Kohl's to lower your shopping bill and save money for your vacation.
Sunglasses and Sunscreen
The temperatures have dropped, but you still need to worry about eye and skin health. Winter landscapes can bounce harsh light into your eyes, so pack a pair of shades for every member of the family. Additionally, any skin that stays exposed should get a coat of sunscreen. Concentrate primarily on the face unless you hit a warm front.
Winter vacations can bring your family closer together and allow you to visit a different part of the world. Just don't forget the above five family wardrobe staples that will keep you and your family warm throughout your trip.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.