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.
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.
- Travel tote or handbag
- Bank card and/or cash
- Lip balm
- Sunglasses for when you land
- Phone charger
- Face masks
- Hand sanitizer
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
On the Beach Fun
Enjoy fun under the sun by having these on hand.
- Second pair of sunglasses
- Beach towel
- Bikini x 2
- Beach bag
- Sun hat
- SPF for your body
- SPF for your face
- Slides / sandals
- Beach scarf
Birkenstock Arizona Eva Flat Sandal, £25, Very – buy now
Square Neck Polka Dot Swimsuit, £25, & Other Stories – buy now
100% Cotton Flower Beach Towel, £19.99, Mango – buy now
Tatum Satin Triangle Bikini Top in Black Checker Print, £82, Frankie’s Bikinis – buy now
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
- Underwear (including nude and thongs)
High-Waist Bermuda Shorts, £19.99, H&M – buy now
Oversized T-Shirt, £12.50, COS – 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 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
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, 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
- 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
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