5 Must Have Gadgets to Pack when Traveling Home for Christmas

December 18, 2014

5 Must Have Gadgets to Pack When Traveling Home for Christmas

Are you already stressing about how you are going to survive this Christmas with your family? Are you mentally going through all the topics that you should NEVER bring up because it will surely start a fight? Or practicing your smile in the mirror so it doesn’t appear too fake when your mom mentions how many chocolates you’ve eaten just as you popped another one in your mouth?

Families can be stressful, mix in the Christmas holidays and it just became 2 fold. No worries, we’ve got your back with these 5 must-have gadgets to pack that are sure to make traveling home this Christmas a breeze.

1. Earplugs & Eye Mask

Eye mask and ear plugs

When you head home for the holidays you never really know where you may be sleeping or who will be sleeping close by. A set of earplugs will be helpful especially if you are stuck in the same room as a snorer or in the living room (like I usually am) with the people who like to watch late night TV. Which is why I also recommended the eye mask! And let’s not forget the kids waking up at 5 am screaming that Santa came last night!

2. Whoopee cushions

Whoopie Cushion

One Christmas my husband brought a couple of these for the kids and I think they were entertained for a good 3 days! These golden nuggets of joy can also useful when you are in a conversation with someone you really don’t want to talk to and one of the kids comes running up begging you to blow up their slobbery whoopee cushion for them. Although I’m not sure which is better, small talk with a stranger I’m related to or wiping the spit off of a whoopee cushion so I feel safe putting my mouth on it.

3. Narrative Clip Wearable Camera

Wearable Camera

Looking for some hilarious fodder for your “family gone wild” online photo album to share next year? Clip on this handy camera that takes a picture every 30 seconds, I’m sure you’ll capture some awesome moments that will keep you entertained for the rest of the year. It could even help you with your Christmas gifts for next year, who wouldn’t want a calendar or a deck of cards printed with all the great (or worst) moments of the holidays!

4. SleepPhones

Sleep phones

If the earplugs don’t do it for you try a set of SleepPhones. Put these fleecy babies on and block out the snoring, the TV, the fighting, the screaming kids and just listen to something relaxing so you can forget you’re sleeping in the middle of chaos central.

5. Die Hard the movie


Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie, mine is definitely Die Hard. Who doesn’t love a little John McClane busting into the festivities? He definitely knows how to bring in the Christmas cheer! When the going gets rough and your family is on the verge of World War 3 get this flick streaming on your tablet and as soon as the shooting starts I’m sure you’ll have an audience in a matter of minutes. Make sure to pack your adapter – you’ll probably be asked to stream it to the TV so everyone can watch!