7 Things to Pack for Your Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted on November 21 2014

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! We’re excited, so excited, actually, that we began thinking of things to pack for our trip earlier this week. We thought we’d be helpful and share them with you. Our list is geared toward those of us that are traveling and want to make sure we have enough room in our suitcases for any purchases.

  1. Comfy Pants. Jeggings, leggings, palazzo pants, you name them. Having a great pair of pants to lounge in (and eat in) is key. Especially, those that can double as actual pants, like jeggings.                                               

  2. Sweater Dress. These are the ultimate double duty pieces. They are perfect to dress up for Thanksgiving dinner and they can double as a top over jeggings (see #1) for a day of shopping. The collage below shows three great plus size sweater dress optionsPlus Size Dresses

Shopping Links: Black Wide Calf Boots - Brown Wide Calf Boots - Purple Plus Size Sweater Dress - Grey/Black Plus Size Sweater Dress - Black Studded Plus Size Dress - Brown Bag Black Bag - Red Bag

   3. Flat Boots. If you’re doing any Black Friday shopping or Thanksgiving day cooking for that matter, heels are out of the picture. Flat boots can also be worn with a sweater dress for Thanksgiving day. We’ve pictured two wide calf boots in the above collage, but have many more in our boot shopping guide, see it here.                                                     

   4. Cross-body Bag. An essential for holiday shopping trips. You’ll need both hands free for holding your bags and the stuff you want to try on.

   5. Packable Coat. Winter coats can take up a ton of room and they are no fun to wear on a flight for a couple of hours. A portable jacket is a great option without having to sacrifice your suitcase real estate, or your comfort in the freezing weather. We like this plus size quilted jacket from Lands’ End:   Plus Size Quilted JacketFind it here

  6. Gifts/hostess gifts.There’s nothing like showing up empty handed to a relative or friends’ house when they’ve decided to give you an unexpected present. Make sure you are prepared with a small gift you can give as a simple “thank you” or an early holiday gift. Gift cards are a good choice because are great for all ages and practically take up no room in your suitcase. You can find all kinds of varieties at your local drugstore. 

  7. Immune system boosters. With all of the traveling, cold weather and and people you will be around, it’s better to be precautious. Medicines like Airborne, Emergen-C and Cold-EEZE should do the trick, so you won’t have to spend your Thanksgiving being sick.

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