With the risk of catching coronavirus still high and many social distancing measures still in place, many of us have cancelled our holidays abroad. Instead, we’ve chosen to make the most of this beautiful country we live in and enjoy a holiday in the UK instead.
To take some of the packing stress off your shoulders and to avoid any last-minute dashes to the shop, we’ve created a handy list of the travel bag essentials you’ll need from your trip.
❏ Sun cream & aftersun
Even if you’re only holidaying in the UK, it’s still important to protect yourself and your family from the sun. The last thing you want is for sunburn to ruin your holiday or jeopardise your health.
When buying your sun cream, look for a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 to protect you against UVB, the higher the factor the higher the protection. We stock a range of different sun protection products that are perfect for kids and adults alike.
Don’t forget to use a hydrating and soothing after sun lotion to help hydrate and nourish your skin afterwards and leave it feeling soft and smooth. After sun lotion can also help to prolong your tan and prevent your skin from peeling.
❏ First aid kit
Accidents can happen so make sure you remember to pop a decent travel first aid kit into your bag. It should include at least a selection of plasters, cleansing wipes, eye bath, creams and sprays, bandages in addition to a thermometer and painkillers if you can.
We stock several grab-and-go travel first aid kits that are great for all types of travel, from short UK seaside trips to the more adventurous kinds of explorations.
❏ Insect repellent
Did you know that there are over 30 species of mosquito in the UK? And many other types of biting insects that can make your trip a nightmare? That’s why you need to prepare yourself by getting hold of an effective insect repellent.
❏ Travel sickness relief
There’s nothing worse than getting travel sickness. So when you’ve tried all the usual tricks of getting plenty of fresh air or looking up or to the horizon but nothing is working, you need to get more serious help.
We stock a range of travel sickness relief products including Seaband, Kwells, natural peppermint oil products and stronger remedies that can help get even the worst cases of travel sickness under control. You can also find different styles of products to suit different people such as tablets and wrist bands, plsu we cover adults and children.
❏ Coronavirus protection items
Don’t forget to pack the items you’ll need to protect yourself from COVID-19 and stick to social distancing guidelines.
Click on the links above to see the various products.
❏ Travel toiletries
You’d be surprised if you knew how many people pack their travel bags and forget to throw in essentials like toiletries! So make sure you have everything that you need including your toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and body wash.
We stock handy travel sizes that you can slip into your bag for convenience if you’d prefer. Why not treat yourself to something special this year to help you feel pampered? We have some gorgeous gift sets that would be perfect to throw in the car for your trip.
There you have it - all the travel bag essentials you need to have a great holiday in the UK this year. Many of the items on this list you can order online by following the links, or you can pop into your local branch where we’ll be more than happy to help you find what you need.