The Ultimate Packing Checklist for a Stress-free Holiday

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Restrictions have been lifted and we can finally start heading out of the country on holiday to enjoy idyllic beaches, exciting sights and decent weather – but first, the worst part: packing.

I’m sure you’ve also become rusty when it comes to filling the dreaded hand luggage suitcase, so let’s all take this opportunity to exercise our packing muscles again. You deserve to go on a trip that’s hassle and stress-free, so make sure you don’t leave out important stuff. 

The last thing you want to do on holiday is spend hundreds on something you already have but left at home. To make sure you’re ready for any and every thing you need for your much-awaited holiday, here’s the ultimate holiday packing checklist you need.

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Travel with no hassle with the help of this packing checklist.

Travel in Style

Part of the fun of being on a holiday is being comfortable and stylish while you’re enjoying the sites and experiences. Here are the things you must make sure you have.

  • Suitcase
  • Travel tote or handbag
  • Passport
  • Phone
  • Bank card and/or cash
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturiser
  • Book
  • Sunglasses for when you land
  • Phone charger
  • Headphones
  • Face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Loungewear 
& Other Stories Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag

Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag, £55, & Other Stories – buy now

Ganni Patchwork Organic Cotton Face Masks

Patchwork Organic Cotton Face Masks, £25, Ganni – buy now

Mango Tortoiseshell Oversize Sunglasses

Tortoiseshell Oversize Sunglasses, £17.99, Mango – buy now

On the Beach Fun

Enjoy fun under the sun by having these on hand.

  • Second pair of sunglasses
  • Beach towel
  • Swimsuit 
  • Bikini x 2
  • Beach bag
  • Sun hat
  • SPF for your body
  • SPF for your face
  • Slides / sandals
  • Beach scarf
Birkenstock Arizona Eva Flat Sandal

Birkenstock Arizona Eva Flat Sandal, £25, Very – buy now

& Other Stories Square Neck Polka Dot Swimsuit

Square Neck Polka Dot Swimsuit, £25, & Other Stories – buy now

Mango 100% Cotton Flower Beach Towel

100% Cotton Flower Beach Towel, £19.99, Mango – buy now

Frankie's Bikinis Tatum Satin Triangle Bikini Top in Black Checker Print

Tatum Satin Triangle Bikini Top in Black Checker Print, £82, Frankie’s Bikinis – buy now

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For Stress-free Day Trips

You’ll be 10 per cent relaxed if you have these.

  • Pair of denim shorts
  • Pair of bermuda shorts
  • 2x T-shirts
  • 1 blouse
  • Sundress
  • Underwear (including nude and thongs)
  • Trainers
H&M High-Waist Bermuda Shorts

High-Waist Bermuda Shorts, £19.99, H&M – buy now

COS Oversized T-Shirt

Oversized T-Shirt, £12.50, COS – buy now

Dissh Club C 85 Vintage

Lexi Natural Linen Midi Dress, $146, Dissh – buy now

Reebok Club C 85 Vintage

Club C 85 Vintage, £75, Reebok – buy now

Zara Striped Paperbag Bermuda Shorts

Striped Paperbag Bermuda Shorts, £19.99, Zara – buy now

For Calm Summer Nights

Avoid the frenzy and be in your zone with the help of these.

  • Sandals you can dress up 
  • A light jacket or shirt
  • Evening dress
  • 2x nice top
  • Jewellery
Zara Block Heel Sandals

Block Heel Sandals, £27.99, Zara – buy now

Monki Boxy Denim Jacket

Boxy Denim Jacket, £40, Monki – buy now

Monica Vinader Deia Huggie Earrings

Deia Huggie Earrings, £85, Monica Vinader – buy now

Beauty Must-haves

Don’t forget about the beauty department. Get your skincare, makeup, and personal care needs sorted with the help of this list.

  • Make-up bag
  • Face wash
  • Face moisturiser
  • Body moisturiser
  • Make-up remover and cotton wool pads
  • Hair brush
  • Hair bands
  • Nail varnish
  • Nail varnish remover pads
  • Hair straighteners
  • Hair dryer
  • Perfume
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Aftersun
  • Razor
  • Tweezers
  • Sanitary products
  • Painkillers
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Plasters/ blister plasters
  • Nail file
  • Deodorant

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Nails Inc Plant Power Nail Polish

Nails Inc Plant Power Nail Polish, £9, Look Fantastic – buy now

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, £7.60, Look Fantastic – buy now

Cloud Nine The Touch Iron Hair Straightener

Cloud Nine The Touch Iron Hair Straightener, £139, Selfridges – buy now

The Essentials

Don’t leave home without these.

  • Travel adapter
  • Speakers
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

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