It’s easy to think that the summer months are the best time to head on vacation, but that’s not always the case. Yes, summer often signifies a break away in the sun, but you can often give yourself some much-needed R&R by spending a weekend out in the sun or heading on a mini break instead. It’s during the winter months that you often need that relaxing vacation away in a sunnier climate. So if you’re planning on booking yourself a trip away this winter, get yourself excited for it and make your preparations easier in the process by stocking up on some travel, fashion, and beauty essentials now.
One of the most important things that you don’t want to forget on any sun vacation is the bathing suits. However, when it comes to winter breaks, they’re often the most important thing. At this time of year, all of the stores are stocking bathing suits. But in November? Not so much. You might find that your options later on in the year are limited. So if you are in need of a new bathing suit or two, now’s the time to head out and pick up the perfect pieces.
Sun essential number two is always sunscreen. Regardless of where you’re going or how hot it will be, you need to make sure your skin is protected. Although some stores may sell this year round, sunscreen is an item you can pick up early and tick off of your list. So start shopping. You might even want to look into natural sunscreen too. If you have little ones or sensitive skins, choosing something natural may be most important to you.
Next, you need to think about the toiletries that you will need to take with you. This will be especially important if you’re only taking a carry on. Travel sized toiletries are hard to come by – particularly if you like to use certain products. So whether you’re going to buy special bottles or decant your own, you should plan in advance. It can also be handy even if you are taking luggage, as travel size options can save you so much room.
Back to fashion for a moment, we need to talk footwear. Because before long, all of the stores will be stocking up on booties. Although like bathing suits, some stores will have some sandals, you may not want your options to be limited. So if you want new shoes for your vacation, you should think about shopping for them now.
Although these may not be time or season sensitive, stocking up on your travel accessories ahead of time is still a smart idea. Whether you need different electrical adapters if you’re heading abroad, or you want a new airplane pillow, now is the time to think about what you need and go out and buy it. Because before long, your vacation will be approaching and you’ll have so much more planning and packing to think about.