There’s no better feeling than packing a suitcase and escaping to a sunny destination for a well-deserved break. If you’re wondering what to pack for a summer sun holiday, we’ve got you covered. Below are the top six essentials you need for your next sunny vacation, and best of all, they’re all under £50.
1.ISDIN Transparent Spray SPF 50 (250ml) | Wet Skin Sunscreen
No holiday is complete without decent sunscreen. Applying and reapplying sunscreen can be a chore but this ISDIN sprays evenly on the skin, making a welcome change from the more laborious application of traditional thick creams. Best of all, it’s effective on wet skin, ideal if you enjoy watersports or have small children who love the swimming pool.
2.Nivea Sun Aftersun
Sun, sea and sand can be quite drying on the skin, so slathering on a cooling aftersun after your evening shower is always a winner. This Nivea Sun Aftersun version is a classic and contains aloe vera to soothe and moisturize - perfect if you’ve caught a little too much sun. Store in the fridge for extra coolness.
3.Waterproof Dry Bag Set
Probably not the first thing you would think of packing on a sun holiday - but hear us out! These drybags are ideal for long days at the beach, adventure days on the seas and everything in between. Use the smaller versions to safely store your keys/wallet/phone while the larger versions will keep sunscreens and water bottles easy to access, and most importantly - sand free! The larger drybags are also perfect for storing wet and sandy items at the end of a beach day.
4.Crocs Unisex Classic Clogs
Once only seen on the feet of chefs and medical staff, Crocs have now entered the fashion mainstream. You either love them or hate them, but you can’t deny that they make the perfect holiday shoe. Breathable and easy to clean, you can wear them on the beach and in water, and with a quick rinse, out for dinner later. Not convinced? Try them for free for seven days with Prime’s try before you buy!
5.Aviro Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray
Get ahead of the mozzies with this natural mosquito repellent. This DEET-free formula is plant-based and offers highly effective six-hour protection against all manner of hungry insects. Spray on before you leave the house in the morning, and before you go out for dinner in the evening to ensure your ankles aren’t what’s on the menu.
6.Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Famed as a remedy for bites, burns, blisters and all manner of skin complaints, once you start using this magical cream, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. A cult product created in the 1930s by Miss Arden herself, this thick balm is designed to soothe and protect. Use on sunburn, mosquito bites, cuts, grazes, wayward eyebrows, chapped lips… the list is endless!