10 items to pack for a summer holiday


With the summer months fast approaching, you’ve probably got an awesome getaway planned.

But before you can focus on the fun activities in store, there are practicalities like packing to consider – so here are 10 terrific items you shouldn’t leave home without.

  1. Sun protection products

Sun protection products such as sun cream and after sun are essential because they protect your skin from UV rays and enable you to enjoy your holiday in comfort. Buying them beforehand is best, as you’ll be able to bag yourself a bargain and apply it before you arrive.

  1. Water bottle

With a refillable water bottle, you’ll be able to quench that summer thirst wherever you are. And if you’re travelling somewhere remote, look at products from Lifestraw, which filter water so that you can drink it safely from anywhere.

  1. Power bank

You’ll probably be spending a lot of time outdoors on your summer holiday, so make sure you have a power bank with you to charge your electrical items. And remember to charge it before you head out.

  1. Insect repellent

No one wants to spend their holiday scratching insect bites, so minimise the risk by regularly applying some insect repellent.

  1. Deodorant

Deodorant is a must-pack item all year round, but especially in the summer when your perspiration levels will increase. You’ll know which brand works best for you, so don’t risk going abroad and not being able to find it – purchase prior to travelling.

  1. Sunglasses

No summer suitcase is complete without a pair of shades –they’ll protect your eyes from UV rays and leave you looking super stylish. For something extra cool, consider getting some Spectacles from Snap, which allow you to take high-quality photos and videos from your point of view.

  1. Headwear

Taking a hat or cap on your summer getaway is a good idea. For starters, it’ll provide shade for your head and with so many styles to choose from you’ll be able to find something that’ll help you stay cool (literally and figuratively).

  1. Warmer clothing

Shorts, t-shirts and vests are obvious items to pack. However, by packing some lighter, warmer clothing such as jumpers, cardigans and wraps, you’ll be prepared for those cool summer nights.

  1. Beach gear

No summer holiday is complete without a trip to the beach, so remember to pack some beach gear. You’ll need a beach bag to store your snacks, drinks and sun cream, plus a beach tower to lay on as you soak up those sunny rays.

  1. Shoes

Having a variety of footwear is ideal from a summer holiday – flip flops for the beach, trainers for walking around in and smart shoes for evening events are all must-haves. But if you’re pushed for space, make sure you opt something comfortable and breathable. You can find high quality footwear from shoe store Shoes international.

With these items in your bag, you can look forward to a fun and comfortable summer holiday.

That’s our list! Share your essential summer holiday items in the comments section.