Stress. Excitement. Stress again. It's natural to have mixed feelings about packing for your sun-drenched holiday. But, we're all about the fun part and less of the faff part. So, take a deep breath before you try to jam in 9 pairs of flip-flops for a weekend mini-break and go over our easy, breezy checklist - perfect if you're packing for a week away.
Meet the must-pack items. Without these, you're not going anywhere (abroad at least!) so pack them first. They should never be an after-thought!
Passport (with at least 6 months validity)
Flight ticket/boarding pass
Hotel booking details
Travel insurance documents
Clothes & shoes
Overpacking is easily done when going on holiday but bear in mind that half the items you over pack rarely get a chance to be worn – so go for pieces you can dress up and down different ways.
Underwear (including strapless bra)
A pair of trainers/flats
Tees, vests, blouses
A pair of heels/wedges
Beauty & toiletries
Stock up on all your everyday toiletries - choose travel-friendly sizes for hand luggage only flights and to save space/precious kg!
Sun tan lotion
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Hairbrush, hair bands, hair grips
Travel-friendly toiletries (if travelling with hand luggage, stick to 100ml or less)
Contact lenses & solution (if needed)
Insect repellant & anti-histamine cream
Holiday makeup kit
Unless you want a digital detox on your hols (yes, didn't think so - hot dog legs for days, right?), you're going to want to pack these handy tools. Also, for those that want to tame the mane - that hotel hairdryer may not be enough!
Phone & charger
These accessories will come in handy throughout your entire holiday so don’t forget:
Other important docs
It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it...
Credit card (some hotel rooms require one to create a 'tab')
About Elena Chow
Elena is a creative copywriter who's been around the beauty block for more than a decade, writing for brands and glossy magazines. A self-proclaimed fragrance addict (her 'open' collection is at 14 bottles, but who's counting?) with a try-anything-once approach to skincare, it's no wonder she loves penning pieces on our newest releases and must-try hacks.