What to Pack for Your Holiday Vacay: $100 and Under

Our two types of holiday getaways: escaping to a sun-drenched beach or swooshing down the slopes at our favorite ski resorts. (Check out our full list of dream holiday getaways here.)

With every vacation comes a packing list, but considering funds are usually a little short at the end of the year, thanks to gift-buying and holiday party outfit shopping, we’ve put together some of our favorite finds for $100 and under. Whether you’re jetting off to the sea or the mountains this holiday, we’ve got you covered.


Gooseberry Intimates So Chic One-Piece, $99

A sleek one-piece—perfect if you haven’t been working on your base tan year-round—is made sexier with a plunging neckline.

Vuori Equator Board Shorts, $69

Playful, tropical-printed swim trunks go effortlessly from the ocean or pool to yoga or training.

Battenwear Field Cap, $59

Keep the sun out of your eyes with a smartly designed baseball cap with a modern feel.

Warby Parker Haskell Sunglasses, $95

Limited-edition bottle-green lenses give these specs a pop of cool color.

Coola Travel Size Sport SPF 50, $20

Organic strawberry, cucumber and algae extracts help keep your skin soft while you shield it from harmful rays.

Madewell Arc Wire Fringe Earrings, $32

Invest in a pair of beachy earrings you’ll want to wear when you get back home, too.


Everlane Cashmere Crew, $100

Soft, warm cashmere in a rainbow of colors for only $100? Might as well stock up on a few while you’re at it.

Y-3 Logo Gloves, $59

Keep hands warm and digits exposed so you can text your friends the apres-ski details.

Best Made Co. Japanese Wool Socks, $32

Moisture-wicking and warmth make these a one-two no-brainer for cold-weather travel.

Smith Squad Goggles, $65

If a blizzard hits while you’re on a run, make sure your vision is fully protected with these modern goggles.

Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm, $14

Specially formulated to work against harsh weather, this rich, soothing treatment will keep lips quenched, no matter how many runs you do every day.

L.L. Bean Keen Elsa Boots, $99

With a stylish shot of plaid, these cozy snow boots go from trudging through the snow to apres ski with no problem.