I remember watching Home Alone for the first time as a kid, especially the airport scene illustrating the sheer and utter chaos that is holiday travel. And they really weren’t kidding, were they?
As an adult who lived over a thousand miles from my parents for the past six years, I can confirm: They were, in fact, not kidding. And if you’re already stressing about hopping on a plane during the busiest (and already most stressful) time of year, I feel you.
First things first, always do a head count to make sure you didn’t leave anyone at home a la Home Alone (joking, but, you never know). Second, bring some things along that’ll help simmer down the nerves and stress levels, so you can even use this plane time as a small self-care moment before the real holiday craziness kicks in. We know what you’re thinking: I have to make another list?!
Absolutely not. You’ve already got your own packing list (and gift lists, snack lists, and holiday party lists) to worry about, so we rounded up eight products—which many of are