What to Pack for a Holiday Family Vacation

What to pack for a Holiday Family Vacation.

There is no one on this earth who welcomes you like family. So, when you're heading home for a long weekend of reconnecting with your roots surrounded by the ones who loved you first, packing well is an essential. Here's what you'll need to be ready for a weekend full of family photo ops.

TRAVEL DAYS.

When Grandma opens the door and throws the weekend's first warm hug around those babies of yours, let's make sure you and your family look as fabulous as that long awaited hug will feel. But comfort is key for travel days. Keep it simple: tees, girls' leggings, boys' joggers and sneakers work well. You can do the same. Seamless ponte leggings with a tunic, dressed up with a scarf to hide mile 143's coffee spill is pure genius.

FOR THE KIDS.

Immediate outdoor time will be necessary to work out all the travel wiggles. On your children's "Must Have for Outdoor Fun List" is a trusty Squall Parka and warm boots. The waterproof, wind resistant layers will make sure your little explorers are ready for anything.

Pack a few tees to layer with cotton sweaters or flannel shirts, some cozy Christmas matching pajamas, and because unfortunately your children can never seem to sleep in when you take them on a trip, you will want to throw in some slippers to help quiet the pitter patter of their sweet little feet when they roll out of bed full of energy and ready to greet the day at the crack of dawn.

YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED CASHMERE.

For a weekend of visiting with cousins and looking through old photo albums, perhaps you'll want to look a bit more like the accomplished woman you have become and maybe a little less like the awkward fifth grader they all remember. For that you can rely on Lands' End cashmere. You'll feel cozy yet look polished. It elevates your favorite jeans, looks great with a skirt, gives you a dash of confidence when facing any questions. No matter which way you choose to wear cashmere, you will look back on the pictures taken during your weekend home and know that your style was timeless.

Oh, and because you always were Grandma's favorite, of course you were thoughtful enough to buy her a beautiful cashmere sweater as well.