Three summer holiday essentials

Our ‘Three summer holiday essentials’

The weather has started getting warmer, summer clothes have hit the shops and you’ve booked a holiday to somewhere hot and sunny – now it’s time to start thinking about packing that case and getting ready to jet off!

When it comes to getting ready for your summer holiday, there are several essential items that you should always make sure you pack in your case. To help you get organised and make packing as easy as possible, we’ve put together a list of three summer holiday essentials, including your favourite sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun – don’t even think of going away without them!

Sun cream

Protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun by ensuring that you always wear sun cream while lounging by the pool, on the beach, or while out and about exploring. Sun cream (also known as sunblock, suntan lotion or sunscreen) absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s UV rays, protecting against sunburn and also preventing against the risk of developing skin cancer. It is available with different SPF (sun protection factor) ratings, and “SPF 15″ for example means that 1/15 of the burning radiation reaches the skin through the sun cream that is applied to the skin. To find out more about sun cream and the difference between UVA and UVB ratings, visit the NHS Choices website.

Travel sized toiletries

Most airlines have weight limits for baggage, so it’s a good idea to make sure you only pack miniature versions of toiletries in order to avoid being hit with an excess baggage charge when you arrive at the check-in desk – not the way to get your holiday off to a great start! Examples of some of the most essential travel-sized toiletries that you should always take away with you are toothpaste, a small deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, moisturiser, after sun to soothe your skin and bug repellent – don’t let any mosquito bites ruin your trip!


Sunglasses provide a fashionable and trendy way to protect your eyes from the sun while you’re on holiday. At Designer Sunnies, we think they’re the ultimate fashion accessory and if you’ve ever wondered how sunglasses protect your eyes when the sun is shining, let us fill you in.

Sunnies help to protect your eyes from the sun and its harmful UVA and UVB rays, which are known to potentially damage your eyesight over time. When looking for the perfect pair of sunnies for your next holiday, it is recommended that you choose an oversized or wraparound frame to protect the soft tissue around your eyes, as well as polarised lenses which will help to reduce the glare of the sun against the pool or the sea.

Now you know what our three summer holiday essentials are, you might be thinking about treating yourself to a brand new pair of designer sunnies before you go away. Well luckily for you, at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from a range of big-name designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors that are perfect for your next holiday. You’ll be spoilt for choice so why not visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

If you’re thinking of buying a new pair of designer sunglasses for your summer holiday, we’d love to know which brand you have in mind, so make sure you let us know and start the conversation by leaving a comment below!