It’s officially summer holiday season and boy are we ready to enjoy idyllic beaches, exciting sights and decent weather – but before any of that, we have to think about the worst part: packing.
If your anything like me packing is a dreaded task that is often put off till the last possible minute and then I end up forgetting half of what I meant to pack.
The last thing you want to do on holiday is spend hundreds on something you already have but left at home.
You deserve to go on a trip that’s hassle and stress-free, so make sure you don’t leave out important stuff.
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 in Style
Before you plan all your chic outfits, it’s best to plan all your travel necessities for the trip.
Here are the things to make sure you don’t forget when packing. They make your plane, train or car trips so much easier.
- Suitcase (we’ve found a selection that fit hand luggage requirements, here)
- Travel tote or handbag
- Bank card and/or cash
- Lip balm
- Sunglasses for when you land (optional: sunglasses chain to make sure you don’t lose them)
- Phone charger
- Face masks
- Hand sanitiser
Large Woven Straw Tote Bag, £55, & Other Stories – buy now
Patchwork Organic Cotton Face Masks, £25, Ganni – buy now
Acetate Frame Sunglasses, £22.99, Mango – buy now
Fun in the Sun
Enjoy beach and boat trips by having these on hand.
- Another pair of sunglasses, to suit every outfit
- Beach towel
- Swimsuit x 2
- Bikini x 2
- Beach bag
- Sun hat
- SPF for your body
- SPF for your face
- Slides / sandals
- Beach scarf or sarong
Birkenstock Gizeh Flip Flops, £75, Very – buy now
Printed Bustier Swimsuit, £55, & Other Stories – buy now
Cotton Mix Striped Hammam Beach Towel, £15, M&S – buy now
Padded Bandeau Bikini Top, £12.99, H&M – buy now
For Stress-free Day Trips
Make sure you have everything you need to look and feel your best on day trips with these stylish essentials.
- Pair of denim shorts
- Pair of bermuda shorts
- T-shirts x2
- 1 blouse
- 3 x summer dresses
- Underwear (including nude and thongs)
- Comfy trainers
High-Waist Denim Shorts, £20, Monki – buy now
Oversized T-Shirt, £8.99, H&M – buy now
Lexi Natural Linen Midi Dress, $112, Dissh – buy now
Club C 1985 TV, £75, Reebok – buy now
Linen Blend Shorts, £45.99, Zara – buy now
For Calm Summer Nights
Avoid the getting ready frenzy before an evening out with the help of these must-have items.
- Dressier sandals
- A light jacket or overshirt
- Evening dress
- Nice top x 2
Strappy Block Heel Leather Sandals, £85, & Other Stories – buy now
Boxy Denim Jacket, £20, Monki – buy now
Deia Huggie Earrings, £85, Monica Vinader – buy now
Beauty Must-haves when packing
Don’t forget about the beauty department.
Get your skincare, make up, and personal care needs sorted with the help of these items.
- Make-up bag
- Face wash
- Face moisturiser
- Body moisturiser
- Make-up remover
- Cotton wool pads
- Hair brush
- Hair bands
- Nail varnish
- Nail varnish remover pads
- Hair straighteners
- Hair dryer
- Shower gel
- Sanitary products
- Diarrhoea tablets
- Plasters/ blister plasters
- Nail file
Nails Inc Plant Power Nail Polish, £9, Look Fantastic – buy now
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, £7.50, Look Fantastic – buy now
Cloud Nine The Touch Iron Hair Straightener, £149, Selfridges – buy now
Don’t leave home without these.
- Travel adapter