Whether your idea of a beach holiday is a full week in Thailand, a weekend in Spain or a quick trip to Weston Super Mud (Mare). You will be starting the summer season ensuring you have the essentials, second guessing yourself with lengthy WhatsApp messages with friends and family about what you should be taking and double checking your packing. Well deliberate no more!
Beach Holiday Shopping Essential with 30% off at Debenhams
The My Favourite Voucher Codes team had a lengthy meeting and worked out the 7 things you need to pack for your beach holiday. These 7 essential beach holiday items will ensure you’re ready for one day, a weekend or even week-long holiday and be safe in the knowledge that you have all you need.
We started by checking that they fit in your day bag, hand luggage, weight allowance and top of the wardrobe storage. With our checks done we then called the Bargain Hunters team and tasked them with scouring the Debenhams up to 30% off Holiday Sale for the cheapest priced 7 essential items, all wrapped up in a whole lot of beach holiday style.
1. Top to Tie Style – The Hat
The tip to choosing the right hat for you is all about the brim. The rounder and smaller your face the wider the brim should be. Good news! Super big floppy beach hats are still just as in as they were in 2017. Debenhams have their own at £12.80 (a huge 20% off). If you are slightly more oval shaped, you can wear almost any hat but wearing a large brim slightly back will frame your face.
If you have a narrower and longer face, then you want to look at smaller brims. A classic trilby is a great way to keep the sun from your face and create a beach holiday perfect look. If your face is longer like actress Nicole Kidman, you can even wear your trilby on a slant to balance the length.
2. Sunglasses – Be Feline in Your Choices
The Debenhams Holiday sale gave us 10 pairs of sunglasses to choose from all with 30% off but we just had to choose a pair of Cat Eye shaped glasses. Walk along any beach front, city centre or poolside and you will see the fashionistas with their Cat Eyed shaped frames. A top fashion secret is that Cat Eyed Frames suit everyone – it’s all about the size of the frames.
If you have a square shaped face you can wear pretty much any pair you fancy. But oval and rounder shaped faces should go for wider frames and aim to get a wider top half with a slimmer bottom. There is a pair in the sale for every shaped face! No beach holiday is complete without a good pair of sunnies.
3. Swimwear – For Every Shape
You may have no intention of dipping your toes into the Indian, Atlantic or Pacific Ocean (or Bristol Channel). But you will still be adorning yourself in stylish swimwear. We won’t take you through all the options as you can see our blog on the right swimwear for your shape. But the great news is our previously selected black off the shoulder one piece is now in the Debenhams sale with 30% off
Top tip is to put your swimwear in your hand luggage for longer beach holidays just in case. There would be nothing worse than finding the perfect swimwear and it going into lost luggage. Ensure that no matter what happens you can always get from airport to beach as quickly as possible. If your swimwear is packed in your hand luggage you wont even need to unpack to get out in the sun.
4. Maxi Dress – Maximise Your Essential Packing
We love a good maxi dress at My Favourite Voucher Codes and it is an essential item to pack for a beach holiday for the following reasons
- Something to wear to and from the beach
- Something to wear window shopping or eating in a beach side bar
- It’s light weight and normally no crease (our selected one is)
- Suits and fits everybody’s shape and size
- Dress up with accessories
- Easy to wash and wear again if needed
We have chosen a simple navy maxi dress for your essential packing as it goes well with our other selections. It also has the benefit of being a darker colour to giving a slimming look, but it’s not black. You don’t want a wardrobe full of black on a beach holiday.
5. Sandals – Styled to your Tip Toes
Beach holiday essential preparation is a fake tan, a wax and having your toe nails painted to match your swimwear. It is time for those tootsies to see the sun and be adorned in a cute pair of flip flops. Flip flops are essential packing for beach holidays. Easy to wear, light weight for packing and the right pair work in the day and the evening.
We chose a very simple silver pair to ensure they can be dressed up and dressed down for day and night wear. Of course, our Bargain Hunters ensured they had 20% off at under £15 from Oasis at Debenhams.
6. Cover Up with Style
Just want to pop your toes in the sea, nip to the loo or maybe just cover up from the sun. Your perfect packing essentials needs a kimono, sarong or beach dress. It’s the beach holiday item that when picked correctly is a staple for years to come. Invest in a neutral colour so you can update everything around it.
We have chosen the cute ivory sarong with coloured tassels for a bit of a twist. A great piece to protect shoulders and tummies from the sun. It also adds to your modesty if you are a bit shy in your swimwear. The middle tie allows you to cover up areas you may be more self-conscious of like bottoms and tummies, but still stay cool and look relaxed.
7. Wrap it all up in the Perfect Beach Bag
One thing you may forget from your essential beach holiday packing is a beach bag. No matter how long your trip to the sand. You are need somewhere to store your suntan lotion and phone. A good beach bag is always super oversized. So, you can sneak the hotel towel out unnoticed, have an extra-large bottle of water and maybe even a couple of bits of fruit for the kids from the hotel breakfast buffet.
How about a nice big silver beach bag? Perfect to match your new sandals. Works with all swimwear and maxi dresses and adds a bit of glamour to your look. The great thing about this bag is the small pocket with the zip for hotel key cards or car keys. Couple that with the easy to open and close popper fastening its ideal for a perfect day at the beach
Essential Packing for Beach Holiday Complete
The great thing about our essential beach holiday packing is that with your beach bag included you are looking at over a £35 saving in the Debenhams Holiday Sale. No matter what beach holiday you are packing for you can simply use our guide as a checklist to know that bar a couple of pairs of knickers and some sun tan lotion you are set for a great time.
Return home from a day out or a week away and you can safely store your essential beach holiday items in the silver bag, pop it onto the wardrobe and have it ready for your annual beach holiday or one day of UK sun a year.
Suns out, guns out and My Favourite Voucher Codes will wave a happy hello from under their over sized sun hat on the beach. Don’t forget to top up the lotion and turn for an even tan!
Posted By: Tegan Groombridge – 25th May 2018