Winter holidays offer a nice change from the hot summer holidays you’re used to. Going away during the colder months lets you experience new places and try new things. Many families jet off to snow paradises in search of ski resorts for a little adventure. Or, you venture off to Lapland to give Santa a visit with the kids!
It doesn’t matter where you’re going; what matters is that you dress appropriately. Winter holidays are extremely cold, and you will usually end up with snow all around you. After all, that’s the whole point! So, here are some essential clothing items you need to pack on your trip:
A thick coat
Don’t play around when it comes to your winter coat. You can’t travel to a cold country and expect to be comfortable in a thin anorak. You must buy something that’s thick and padded, keeping all the cold at bay. Ideally, it needs to be waterproof as well, so the snow doesn’t melt through and drench you.
Honestly, don’t underestimate how deep the cold can bite you when it snows! If you’re not used to extremely harsh winters, you will need to layer up when you go abroad. Thermal underwear is a must as it keeps you warm and can stop a chill from developing. Sites like Undywear will regularly post reviews of the best underwear for winter holidays, etc. I suggest you do some research to find a few pairs that will keep you warm and waterproof during your winter getaway.
If you have a pair of thick and stylish boots, they might serve you well during your winter break! However, most of us don’t have these, so you’ll need some classic wellington boots instead. The great thing about these is that you bring them on holiday and wear them if you walk through snowy areas. They protect your feet and stop all the snow from drenching your shoes/trainers. Then, if you want to go out for dinner or there’s no snow, you can change into your regular footwear. Either way, boots are essential for walking through snow.
Hat, gloves & scarf
Lastly, you need the trifecta of winter clothing to add more protection from the cold. A hat will keep your head nice and warm, which will do wonders for the rest of your body. If your head is cold, the rest of you will follow suit. Gloves obviously stop your hands from being numb with cold – which would make it impossible for you to do anything. Finally, a scarf protects your lips from getting chapped and can keep your nose warm. Put all of these together to create a warm sensation that means you barely feel the cold.
Regardless of where your family chooses to go on holiday, be sure everyone packs these essential winter clothes. Or, if you’re holidaying alone, ensure you don’t forget any of them. It’s vital to wrap up against the cold if you want to feel comfortable during your trip. Otherwise, you will look back on it with a slight regret as all you remember is the intense cold!