Holiday Family Road Tripping Essentials

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on November 10, 2021 in Gift Guides,

It’s time to make up for lost time by completely losing track of it with your family. Many of us didn’t road trip last year for the holiday season but now, we’re ready to hit the road to spend time with our loved ones. Check out these road-tripping essentials to make your holiday trip complete. 



Chico’s Blue Moto Jacket & WHBM Jeans

Make your fall attire hip and cozy with Chico’s soft blue moto jacket made with faux leather and knit panels to make it stretchy. Pair it with the Best-Fitting jeans from WHBM and you’ve got a style that will impress at any family party. Jeans from $80. Jacket $159

Vacation Looks from Tommy Bahama

The fall and winter line from Tommy Bahama bring us great options (tops and pants)for holiday road tripping, as they are durable and fashionable. Check out the Aubrey Ditsy Dundee IslandZone® Half-Zip Mock Top which is designed for movement and comfort with wicking material that is also UPF 30 (pair with navy IslandZone SPF pants); the Exotic Tropic Silk Shirt with a sleek festive personality (pair with cream Boracay Bull denim stretchy jeans); and the Coasta Cord Long-Sleeve Shirt for a super-soft corduroy. These outfits are comfortable enough to wear on the road but stylish enough for holiday parties. From $99.50

El Camino Travel Bracelet

We found the perfect piece of jewelry for those of us who love to travel! El Camino is a unisex travel bracelet that allows you to collect “steps” from different places that you’ve travelled to and add them to your bracelet. (Like charms, only cooler). For instance, you can build a bracelet from these “steps”: Costa Rica (countries), Pacific Ocean (bodies of water), Scandinavia (regions), and other places you’ve been to. Create your travel story to be worn around your wrist, as you customize your bracelet, you create the perfect storytelling tool. Pick from countries, regions, seas and cities to remind yourself of your explorations. From $15 (steps); $38 (bracelets)

PatPat Vacation Outfits

Enjoy your fall break in style with these sets from PatPat. They even offer matching family sets, perfect for that family photo! Choose from selections such as the Mosaic Lemon Print Family Matching Dark Blue Set, with its breezy lemon print dresses for the girls and cool blue and yellow tees for the guys! Check out the PatPat website for fun dresses, rompers (like their off-the shoulder red jumpsuit -perfect for travel) and even comfy sweatpants for that holiday car road trip.  Their selections are ideal for travel (comfy yet stylish), exploring while on a trip, and even dressing up for family festivities. From $6.99

Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom Pro

What’s a family holiday road trip without comfy shoes? The TechLoom Pro running shoes from Athletic Propulsions are super lightweight and supportive. Gift these to your active loved ones, or really anyone just looking for a new shoe! $140

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Raum Goods Slip-On Earthing Shoes

Slip these shoes on for easy traveling, as they offer both comfort and style- perfect to take you from the car or plane to a family gathering. Raum makes ethically-sourced shoes with all-natural materials conductive to the earth, like porous water buffalo leather that allows your foot to feel the texture of the ground, activating all the healing pressure points on your heels, arches, toes and especially the balls of your feet. But they look so stylish too. (we love the rose pink!) $155

The Daily Knit Shoe from Travis Mathew

Designed with his everyday style in mind, THE DAILY is the ideal casual, go-with-everything shoe, perfect for a holiday road trip. Constructed to keep comfort levels high with their SweetSpot Cushioning System and a lightweight knit upper, THE DAILY is available in multiple color options, all crafted with the same versatile look and breathable fabric, which makes them easy to wear on the road and stylish enough for family parties. $119.95


Pudus Sleepwear

The uber comfy, and oh-so-fashionable Pudus pajamas are buttery soft and thermo regulated, perfect for a great night’s sleep. Not only are these stylish pajamas comfortable and raved by A-list celebrities, they’re full coverage to wear in front of extended family. $70-$80

Dagsmejan’s Recovery Sleepwear Collection

Dagsmejan’s Recovery Sleepwear collection makes the perfect travel PJs for those looking to deepen and sweeten their sleep. Combined with heat-energizing activated minerals and Microlyocell, a natural microfiber made from eucalyptus, these pajamas are scientifically proven to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and heal sore muscles overnight. They could be the key to a great night’s sleep after a long road trip! Get 15% off any order of 2 products or more placed before November 20th with the code: sleepgift. From $100

Cool Jams Pajamas

We know that a key to a good night’s sleep is cool temps and if you’re not at home, you don’t always have control over the temperature where you’re sleeping. Cool Jams sleepwear  are made with innovative silky soft smart fabric that help to regulate your body temperature at night (perfect for individuals who prefer a cooler sleep). Available for men and women (we love the moisture-wicking shorts and cami), Cool Jams sleepwear is packable, quick drying, and lightweight, making them perfect for families that love to travel. From $29

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It’s Easy to Go Green On the Go with Hugger Bags

Make your trip seasonally greener this year by replacing hundreds of disposable plastic bags with Hugger Bags from Food Huggers. These stylish, long-lasting silicon alternatives are not only reusable, but they stand up on their own and seal effortlessly with a few finger pinches. The bags are easy to open and close for people of all ages, plus the sculpted shape gives the bags enough stability to stand open for easy filling and the wide bottom is a cinch to wipe clean. Perfect for healthier snacking on the road, or taking home those Turkey dinner leftovers. And, when you do get home, simply fold them flat and store them in a recipe box or similar. Bonus: They’re dishwasher, microwave, freezer and oven safe. $49.95 for a bundle of 4 bags

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Tubble Portable Bath

This one is mainly useful if you’re camping this holiday season. The Tubble Portable Bath lets you take a bath anywhere! Outside or inside, this portable tub gives you the flexibility to be  in the snow or on your veranda and it folds up and is easy to take with you–although it’s no featherweight!. It comes with a pump and is easy to drain into a shower or outside. This inflatable will change your camping cleanliness forever! $159

​​MPOWERD Solar Light

MPOWERD has you covered for your next camping trip! The Luci Pro Series is an inflatable solar light that lasts up to 50 hours on a single charge. Brighten up your tent with the Luci Solar String lights, along with mobile charging capabilities. With the Luci Core, you’re able to read your favorite book at night! This task light, emergency light, and overhead light does it all! From $19.95

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Cell Phone Seat

On every road trip, you need a safe spot for your mobile. The Cell Phone Seat fits snugly in a vehicle’s cup holder, while still letting you use your cup holder for a drink. It holds any size phone, even with cases, vertically or horizontally, and can charge your phone while mounted in the holder. Secure your phone in this way for easy access that’s not distracting. $24.95

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Buddy Beat Light


There are so many uses for the Buddy Beat Light on a road trip. The sporty design goes around your neck and has powerful LED lights on the front (and back for safety at night). Use it to read in the car on the road trip. And, when you get to where you’re going, especially if you’re camping, this is going to come in handy for cooking or moving around in the dark. No need for earbuds because BBL has a built-in bluetooth speaker allowing you to listen to music, a safer option than wearing earbuds in the dark. It can also receive calls when connected to a cell phone. At only 7.2 ounces you won’t even know it’s there. $58

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The Comfy Wearable Blanket

When you’re on a road trip with the family, this will come in handy, not only in the car, but also at your destination. Stay warm and cozy snuggled up in The Original Wearable Blanket from The Comfy. From walking the dog, grabbing the mail, backyard bonfires or nights cuddled on the couch, The Comfy will be your best friend no matter the season. Available in a wide variety of colors and seasonal patterns. $40-$55

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Soothi’s Travel Notebooks

Record all those on-the-go memories with this handmade genuine leather traveler’s notebook. It’s made with recycled cotton paper and a Kraft folder perfect for carrying travel essentials. Utilizing the traveler’s notebook can even help upgrade your #travelgram from mediocre to sophisticated. Scribe as you go to create memories for a lifetime as Soothi encourages creativity and change. $55

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