Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go...with our car full to the brim! If visiting Grandma's house is on your Christmas season agenda, here is a nifty checklist of must-have items to take with you. Not only will you find convenient and useful items on this checklist, but the holiday style you need.
Before you get everything packed into the car to go to Grandma's, make sure you have the following fabulous products to brighten your holiday fun!
A. Fjallraven Kanken Classic and Mini
There's nothing like a reliable bag to take with you on trips both short and long. And, if the bag has a simple style and is comfortable, then that's definitely a plus! Fjallraven Kanken bags are machine washable and offer adjustable straps for backpack or side carrying.
If your toddlers like to do things their own way, splurge and get one for them, too! Your child will love packing and carrying their own bag, and you'll get a willing helper for it. If lots of family will be at Grandma's, you can also count on your bags standing out from the rest so they don't get lost--only dozens of compliments! Parents should always look for durability when it comes to bags, so ask us about the warranty on these fabulous bags.
B. Saranoni XL Blanket
Amidst all the holiday activities, one of my most favorite is curling up for a good snuggle with a favorite fluffy blanket. Whether it's watching a classic Christmas movie together with the family or reading a book for some 'me' time, your snuggle time won't ever be the same (in a good way!) once you have the Saranoni XL Blanket.
These little pieces of heaven come in receiving blankets for babies, as well as adult sizes up to 60x80 inches for full coverage and the warmest snuggle you can imagine. Don't miss out on the incredible softness of these blankets; instead, pack the XL in your car for comfort wherever you go this holiday season.
C. Petal Lane Framed Magnet Board
Don't let the stress of the holidays get you down. With a Petal Lane magnet board at your disposal, you'll be bringing a little piece of home with you to stay organized throughout your trip. Feel free to make a calendar or schedule, or even leave notes to yourself on this board to keep everyone on the same page in all the holiday craziness. It also makes a great Christmas gift for Grandma so she can plaster it with little love notes and pictures of the grandkids!
D. Birdling Bags Overnighter
Some people are lucky enough to have Grandma and Grandpa just a quick drive away. Whatever your travel plans include this December, keep in mind that a sturdy tote is always useful. Whether you use it as a true overnight bag for the kids or for the family toiletry organizer on long trips, you'll always have peace of mind that your stuff is safe and organized.
Pro tip: use the eight different pockets for crayons, toys and snacks, while filling the main compartment with books and games for the perfect road trip entertainment bag.
E. Petit Pehr Storage Bin
Packing can give you a headache, but unpacking is just as bad--especially when you make a late arrival to Grandma's. Avoid the headache by varying your types of luggage so you know what's where. Along with the Birdling Bag Overnighter and your trusty Fjallraven Kanken backpacks, you can bring along some Petit Pehr Storage Bins to carry anything from Christmas presents to non-perishable food goods.
Personally, I love these for laundry hampers in my kids' rooms since they're cute and functional. But the same goes for trips; these storage bins come in various sizes and work for a million things, so fill one up with things you need and bring it along for the ride!
F. Rettel Letter Board, Large & Small
There's nothing that says Christmas at Grandma's like these cute letter boards. With sizes large and small at your fingertips, you can practice letters, entertain en route to Grandma's, or even use them for a special holiday reveal (pregnancy announcements, anyone?)! All you have to do is use your imagination, and these letter boards open up a whole new world of possibilities.