Getting away over winter for a short break is the perfect way to relax and take time for yourself at a busy time of year. Packing the right essentials for your trip means you can enjoy your time away no matter the weather. Here are some tips on what to pack for your winter escape in the UK.


Bring one good coat which is both warm and suitable for wet weather. Winter coats can be stylish as well as practical. A toasty outer layer means you can wear normal clothing underneath and pop off your coat when you sit down for an intimate evening meal or a luxurious afternoon tea.

Boot up

If you’re looking forward to romantic countryside walks and lunch in quaint local pubs, choose sturdy footwear to keep your feet warm and give you plenty of grip underfoot. Make sure your shoes are water resistant to protect your toes in snowy or wet weather and team them with insulating socks. Bring along a pair of lighter shoes to change into once you’re settled indoors.

Warm accessories

We lose a lot of heat through our heads and hands, so remember to bring along your cosiest accessories. A warm hat, soft scarf and stylish gloves or mittens will keep you snug and are easy to store away in your bag.

Skin care

Cold weather can be hard on your skin so remember to pack a nourishing lip balm and all your usual skincare, including a soothing moisturiser and hand cream. Choose a destination with spa and beauty treatments for a break that looks after your mind, body and skin.

Whether you’re taking a spa break yourself or treating a loved one to an experience day, you’ll find the perfect winter short break at I Need Pampering