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 before any of that, you have to think about the worst part: packing.
I’m sure you’ve also become rusty when it comes to the dreaded task of filling your 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 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. 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
Woven Straw Leather Trim Tote Bag, £55, & Other Stories – buy now
Patchwork Organic Cotton Face Masks, £25, Ganni – buy now
Tortoiseshell Oversize Sunglasses, £17.99, 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 Arizona Eva Flat Sandal, £25, Very – buy now
Square Neck Polka Dot Swimsuit, £25, & Other Stories – buy now
Cotton Mix Striped Hammam Beach Towel, £15, M&S – buy now
Tatum Satin Triangle Bikini Top in Black Checker Print, £82, Frankie’s Bikinis – 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, £30, Monki – buy now
Oversized T-Shirt, £8.99, H&M – buy now
Lexi Natural Linen Midi Dress, $146, Dissh – buy now
Club C 85 Vintage, £75, Reebok – buy now
Striped Paperbag Bermuda Shorts, £19.99, 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
Block Heel Sandals, £27.99, Zara – buy now
Boxy Denim Jacket, £40, Monki – buy now
Deia Huggie Earrings, £85, Monica Vinader – buy now
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, £7.60, Look Fantastic – buy now
Cloud Nine The Touch Iron Hair Straightener, £139, Selfridges – buy now
Don’t leave home without these.
- Travel adapter