Taking your first trip with your boyfriend is a pretty huge step in your relationship.
You’re going on your first adventure as a couple and you get try new exciting things together.
Vacations, even if they’re only a weekend, are such an excellent way for both of you to get away from work or college and your typical routines so you can spend quality time together really getting to know each other.
Whether you’re headed to the beach or gearing up to explore a new city together, you’re probably wondering what to pack to make the trip fun and memorable.
You’ve probably already got your outfits planned, so here’s a list of 10 things you can add to your suitcase to make your trip even more enjoyable!
1. Cute Undies
While there’s nothing wrong with wearing comfy underwear, you’ll regret it if you don’t pack a few cute pairs for your first vacation with your boyfriend.
They’re definitely a treat for him, but they’re also going to be a great confidence booster for you.
You want to make sure you feel beautiful when you’re getting changed in front of each other and while you’re getting up to any fun activities in the bedroom 😉.
You can even go out and buy yourself a few new pairs and let him know you got them especially for the trip, it’ll drive him crazy!
2. Polaroid Camera
Whether it’s your first weekend trip or your 10th vacation with your boyfriend, there’s always going to be something extra special about capturing the memories with a polaroid camera.
You want to spend more time enjoying each other’s company on your trip and less time on your phones, so bringing a little camera makes things more exciting and keeps your phones in your pockets.
How many times have you printed photos off your phone? Getting these instant pics is a sure way that these memories will make it onto your fridge, a wall collage, or into a cute little album. It’s a great tradition to start on your first trip, that you carry on to future vacations too!
You might have both thought ahead about which sights you want to visit and which restaurants you want to try, but have you planned for snacks in between?
On vacation you’re walking so much more than you would on a typical day that you might forget to eat while you’re exploring different parts of the city. Bringing snacks can prevent you both from getting hangry and even snarky with each other.
Pack both of your favorite snacks, so you’ve got something quick to grab while you’re on the go. It’s a fun little surprise for your boyfriend that he’ll really appreciate.
4. Cards or Board Games
You never know when you might get stuck waiting in line or get bored on your flight, so you might want to bring something fun that you can do together instead of watching movies or staring at your phones.
Bringing a deck of cards or having some kind of game you can play together will help pass the time, and you can enjoy some friendly competition too!
If you’re going somewhere with a beach, lake, or hotel pool, pack your favorite swimsuit.
It never hurts to be prepared, especially when you know how stressful swimsuit shopping can be at the last minute. You don’t need any stress to take away from your blissful trip, so pack a swimsuit because you never know when you might run into an unexpected hot tub situation!
6. Spa Goodies
If you’re the kind of couple that likes to get squeaky clean together, bringing some goodies for the bath and shower can make things more intimate and fun.
Shower steamers and bath bombs are a great way to create a spa-like experience with your boyfriend after a long day of hiking or exploring through the city.
7. Comfy Shoes
You might be tempted to bring your cutest pair of shoes for the trip, and you can, but save those for date night.
Make sure you bring a comfy pair of shoes for travel and heavy walking days.
A quick way to put a dampener on your first vacation is by getting major blisters on your feet that make it tough to enjoy the rest of your vacation. Bringing a little first aid kit can help but getting ahead of any incidents by packing your best walking shoes will save you from some sore feet and a little embarrassment too.
8. Portable speaker
It’s likely you might stop to relax while you’re adventuring on your trip, so why not enjoy some music while you catch your breath and enjoy the scenery?
This is such a great way to share new music with each other, and you can even make things romantic by having a moonlit dance at a park or on the beach.
Another idea is to put on some upbeat music while you’re getting ready in the morning to get you both excited and ready for the day.
9. Picnic Supplies
Having a picnic while you’re on vacation is such a fun change of pace from restaurants and room service.
All you have to do is pack some picnic provisions like a bottle opener, cute plates, cutlery, and a picnic blanket.
For one of your lunches or dinners, pop into a cute local deli or grocery and grab some fun new foods to try along with a bottle of wine. Find a nice spot in a park or by the water and have yourselves a romantic little picnic.
10. An Open Mind
This one won’t take up any room in your suitcase but will make your trip with your boyfriend so much better, especially if it’s your first vacation together!
It might rain on your trip, something you wanted to see might be closed or you might not get to do everything you set out to do, and that’s ok.
The best thing you can do is to keep an open mind and go with the flow.
How you both handle the ups and downs of a trip is an excellent reflection of how you’ll work together as a couple, so learning to let things go and to adapt will make your vacation so much more enjoyable for the both of you, no matter what happens!
No matter what you pack (or forget to pack) remember to live in the moment. This is hopefully going to be the first of many trips together. Enjoy every moment and be present. You’re going somewhere exciting with someone you care about.
I really hope this packing list sets you up for a fantastic vacation and that you come back home with a ton of incredible new memories with your man!