Packing Essentials for a Summer Getaway

Heading on a girls or family summer holiday?
There’s nothing worse than landing halfway across the world and realising you’ve forgotten your swimming costume or you’re favourite pair of shoes!

Be prepared this year with our ultimate summer holiday packing checklist…

The essentials:
Passport – check yours is in date by at least 6 months before you travel
Travel insurance documents – get a great policy via Give as you Switch
Tickets/booking confirmations – flights, accommodation etc – print a hard copy of these too
Bank cards, foreign currency and maybe a travel money card – you may need to inform your bank if you need to use your card abroad

Clothes for a week:
Day/evening Tops
1 pair of Trousers (For travelling or when it’s a chilly evening)
Underwear (enough for the duration as this is essential)
Dresses/Playsuit (For those top nights out)
Shorts/Skirts
Shoes – Flip Flops, Sandals and one evening pair (personally we think you can’t have enough shoes..!)
PJ’s
Swimwear (again we don’t think you can have enough options here!)

Shop for any of these clothes via ASOS, Debenhams or House of fraser!

Toiletries:
Toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste
Small roll-on deodorant
Hairbrush/accessories
Make-up if necessary
Razor
Small moisturiser
Paracetamol
Antiseptic cream
Plasters
Any personal medication

Shop for any of these toiletries from either Boots or Superdrug!

Extra essentials:
Mobile phone/charger/headphones
Camera/charger
Travel adaptor
Sunglasses
Day bag/handbag
Hair straighteners or curlers

Don’t forget travel adapters, you will need one (or a couple) if you are travelling abroad!

Get last minute essentials from trustworthy retailers like Amazon, Boots or Debenhams!

Missing some of the above? Buy your essentials online via Give as you Live and you can raise free funds for your chosen charity!