The Ultimate Holiday Packing List for Teens

The Ultimate Holiday Packing List for Teens

The Ultimate Holiday Packing List for Teens

Teenagers can be extremely picky, even when it comes down to packing for an upcoming holiday away from home. Therefore, they may need a little bit of guidance so that they can determine what they really need to take with them and what can be left at home. After all, you don’t want your teen to pack so much that they end up with luggage that exceeds the weight limit of your airline. Continue reading for a few helpful guidelines that you can use to create the ultimate holiday packing list for any teenager.

Start Off with the Right Luggage

First off, you need to give your teen the chance to pack for themselves, but they also need to have the right suitcase to put everything in. An easy way to limit just how much your teen ends up packing is by providing them with a smaller suitcase. This will also ensure that your teen won’t end up packing a super heavy suitcase. Just be sure to keep your teen happy by allowing them to shop with you at sources like, where they’ll be able to find some really stylish luggage that they’ll be happy to carry themselves as they make their way through the airport.

The Ultimate Holiday Packing List for Teens

Traveling with Tech

When it comes to teens, there are only two things that they’ll care about when packing for a holiday: clothing and technology. They’re going to want to look good, but they’re also going to want to take all of their digital devices with them.

Rather than fighting with your teen on what they should or shouldn’t bring, just make sure that they have the essentials. If they have a separate portable gaming system other than their smartphone, for example, make sure they pack that, especially because long plane rides or car trips can get boring for them, and it’s better to have them playing on a device that won’t use up mobile phone data.

Also, a separate MP3 player, such as an iPod, makes it easy for teens to tune out whatever the family is listening to in the car, as well as the drone of a plane’s engine, without having to make everyone else listen to their favourite songs. Of course, if your teen is one of the few who isn’t constantly connected to their electronics, a pad and paper is great for those who like to sketch or write stories to pass the time.

Appropriate Clothing

When it comes to fashion, you want to be sure that your teen will be dressing appropriately during your holiday, especially if you’re going to be in a place with a conservative culture. Let your teen decide upon their own personal style, but make sure that they also pack for the type of weather that you’ll experience while at your destination.

By following the simple strategies above, you can make it easier for your teen to pack for an upcoming holiday. They’ll know exactly what they need to take with them and what they can leave behind, and you can rest assured that you won’t pay extra fees for heavy luggage at the airport.

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    Liz Mays
    Aug 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Making sure they’re entertained along the way is so important. Nobody likes being around cranky teens!

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    Aug 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    This is awesome! I’m actually going to take these tips and use them for a trip I’m going on next week!

    Jasmine /

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    Amy Jones
    Aug 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I’m traveling song so I can make welluse od these advices, thanks!

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    Aug 2, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    My teen travel by himself this past summer. The electronis are a must.

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    Melanie Smith
    Aug 2, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    This post is great! I will keep it in my mind for my next trip.

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    Aug 3, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Useful post, Thank you for sharing with us.

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    Elizabeth O.
    Aug 3, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Teens are more conscious when it comes to packing for a holiday! These are helpful tips and it’s definitely accurate as well. I make sure I give my girls a list every time we’re going on vacation.

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    Aug 3, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Great tips specially in the clothing part. It;s a must to know the culture of your destination to know the acceptable clothing at their location.

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    The Mad Mommy
    Aug 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Tech is definitely important and so is appropriate clothing. I always make sure I double check.

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    Robin Rue
    Aug 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I love all of these tips for helping with teens to pack when they are to go away. I remember what it was like when I was a teen and so those are spot on.

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    Sarah Bailey
    Aug 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    You definitely need to double check and make sure that your teen has packed clothing that is appropriate for all that you have planned. Their idea of what to wear and what is suitable can be very different.

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Aug 3, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    We’re a tech family so we keep all of our gadgets with us. I haven’t thought about the luggage and clothing, what great tips.

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    Karlyn Flores
    Aug 4, 2016 at 6:50 am

    My teen niece was packing to her self. for outdoor activities

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    Marielle Altenor
    Aug 4, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I read somewhere that you couldn’t wear shorts and certain clothes in some country. Can’t recall which one though. It’s a good idea to check what’s appropriate when visiting a new place.

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    Melissa Bernardo
    Aug 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Great list. Making sure they are entertained makes for an easier trip!

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    Aziel Morte
    Aug 5, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    This is a great list. I need to keep this in my mind

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    Aug 7, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I wish I’d had any need for most of this stuff as a teen. Shoot, I’d love to need them now in my 30’s, lol. I need to go on more vacations.

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