A Valentine's Packing List for Every Type of Trip

Not every couple’s idea of a good valentine’s retreat is going to be the same, it depends on what type of couple you are. Are you a sporty couple? Maybe you just love to stay in together. Perhaps you connected at your local yoga studio. For each couple comes a different type of romantic trip.

Items to Pack for Your Valentine’s Getaway

I’ve gathered what each type of couple will have to pack for their special getaway, no matter what kind of couple you tout yourselves to be.

 

The Adventurous Couple

If you spent your first date climbing a mountain, or kayaking is a regular outing for you, chances are your valentine’s getaway isn’t going to be a quiet night in.

 

Hiking Boots:

For those adventurous couples out there, a good pair of hiking boots will prove useuful on your next mountain adventure, or  national park hike. We love the Newton hiking boots from Columbia, available in both men and women’s styles.

 

Warm, Waterproof Jackets

You want to be prepared for anything. It’s February, so chances are, wherever you’re going may be cold. Jackets that tick the boxes for several different weather scenarios are key. For the ladies, try this Arrowood Triclimate Jacket from The North Face. For guys, they have the Triclimate Thermoball.

 

His and Her Flannel Shirts

You can’t be an adventurous couple without flannel shirts! We always like going with the classics, and it doesn’t get more classic than LLBean. Most patterns in the men’s Scotch Plaid Flannel are also available in the women’s.

The Lazy Couple

Okay, maybe you aren’t lazy all the time, but perhaps you’re planning a lazy vacation. Here’s what you’ll need for the cozy, romantic weekend in.

 

Cozy Robes

While your hotel or B&B may provide robes, they may not be the coziest. Soft and warm is the way to go. Robes by Richie House are a great option for both women and men, they have an array of colors and styles.

 

Games

If you’re dreaming of a snowy weekend where leaving the room isn’t an option, be sure to pack some games to pass the time. Stick to the theme with this Valentine’s Day deck of playing cards. You can also pack the travel version of Scrabble, or buy this variety pack of 12 travel games that includes checkers, chess, and backgammon.

 

Bubble Bath

You can’t fully relax without a nice long bath. Take along this lavender set from Dr. Teal’s that includes lavender scented epsom salts as well as foaming bath. A kit like this one, which includes bubble bath, shower gel, lotion and a bath puff will also come in handy.

The Zen Couple

Planning a retreat to your favorite yoga spot? Or perhaps you’ve booked a weekend at a mindfulness resort. For the couples who love spending their time meditating together, we’ve got you covered.

 

Essential Oils

Whether it’s for relaxation, revitalization, or energy, essential oils do it all. We love DoTerra’s introductory kit, which comes with lavender, peppermint and lemon. For full relaxation, try Eden’s Stress Relief.

 

Yoga Mats

It isn’t a zen retreat without a yoga mat. The Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat comes in 9 colors, so you and your special someone can either have matching ones, or each have a different color so you don’t get them mixed up. For the serious yogi couple, the Manduka EKO mat is just what you’re looking for, albeit with a price tag. They start at $67.99 but are worth the money.hey last forever and their stickiness is like no other. Get a yoga mat backpack for easy transport.

 

Travel Meditation Pillows

If you don’t want to rely on hotel pillows, there are a lot of options out there for travel meditation pillows. This inflatable one can be adjusted to suit whatever support you need. Alternatively, this meditation cushion is also inflatable, and comes in 3 different cover styles. If you’re not a fan of the inflatable ones, this buckwheat meditation pillow by Satori is super compact, and won’t take up a lot of room in your luggage.

 

 

 

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