packing the suitcase

Christmas is a wonderful time to vacay. A chance to escape the chilly British weather and enjoy a Christmas dinner far less ordinary. Paella with sea views? Yes please!

We’re spending the festive season here in the UK this year with a break to Bath then Wales as my folks are running their restaurants on the big day, and while I know it will be a truly magical time for us, I’m also hankering after some sunshine and Vitamin Sea 😉


Luckily, we’ll be jetting off to paradise in February with and Jet2holidays whom I’ve excitingly joined as a digital ambassador (you can read all about this exciting partnership here and enter a fab competition to win return flights to the Canary Islands worth £600!) but with many of my readers going away for Christmas (jel? moi?), I wanted to share with my top tips for packing for Christmas holidays featuring what I like to take away with us (I work to capsule wardrobes for us all) along with advice on how to hide Christmas presents from little eyes!

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One of the many great things about travelling with and Jet2holidays is that you get an 22kg baggage allowance (except under 2s) – the best in their industry – plus 10kg cabin bag allowance on top. Perfect for festive family travel.


Key Christmas destinations to consider flying to with and Jet2holidays are the Canaries (Lanzarote, Fueteventura, Gran Canaria & Tenerife) which offer perfect beach holiday destinations at this time of the year.

All that allowance makes for stress-free festive family travel where you might need to plan for all weathers and potentially take bundles of Christmas presents with you too!

I love having all that room in our luggage and thanks to a fair bit of family travel over the years, I’ve mastered packing like a pro.

packing tips with Honest Mum & and Jet2holidays

packing tips with Honest Mum & and Jet2holidays

Hope you’ve found this useful! and Jet2holidays are also kindly giving away a £50 John Lewis gift card to help you with your February half-term holiday too so don’t forget to enter this too!

Ends Jan 30th 2017.

UK Only.

No Cash Alternative.

If the winner does not respond within 7 days, a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck and enjoy the video!

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534 Responses

  1. Tammy Artherton

    would love to put towards a bottle of perfume, its nice to smell nice.

  2. Kay Broomfield

    I can only buy school uniform from John Lewis now so this would get my son a new school tracksuit for PE!

  3. Tess D

    would love to win as I have my eye on some new make up and this would come in very handy x

  4. Jodie Pether

    I’d like to buy some new bedding, had to buy a new mattress so every little helps

  5. Oksana Fitzgerald

    I would love to buy a present for my husband’s birthday in February

  6. Kayleigh Robinson

    I would love to buy my daughter a nice treat for her birthday as it’s coming up soon ??

  7. Gloria C

    I LOVE John Lewis, and I need a nice outfit for my birthday party in March 🙂

  8. Brenda M

    I would love to win so I can pick up some accessories for my other half’s apple watch ?

  9. maria hackett

    lovely prize! id love to get some swimming costumes for my daughter for our holiday 🙂

  10. Samantha Walker

    I love the choice that John Lewis has to offer, something to please everyone.

  11. Danielle Spencer

    I would love to win as we love John Lewis but have been through a tough time with me not being at work due to illness recently, so this would really help with finances. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Nancy Bradford

    I want to win because I am a huge fan of John Lewis an their customer service an I’d like to get a few items for our holiday to France this summer.


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