I'm Going on Holiday—Here Are the Essentials I'll Stock Up on During Prime Day

It's official, my holiday countdown is on! I have approximately (well, exactly) 13 days before I pop my out of office on and hop on a flight to Spain and yes, I cannot wait. 

In the run up to the occasion, I've naturally been thinking about what to pack. I pride myself on excellent organisational and prep skills, and so as soon as I'm two weeks out from the big day, I bring out my notepad and start jotting down what I need to pack and what still needs purchasing. And as I started this very process last night (I'm nothing if not punctual), I realised that most of my essential holiday items over the years have all come from one unlikely destination: Amazon.


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Now, in my day-to-day life I don't normally shop on Amazon, but pre-holiday it becomes my go-to for everything from last-minute luggage (last year I had to buy an extra case the day before my trip when the wheels came off my trusty, 10-year-old bag), hot-weather beauty heroes, beach-ready accessories and practical pieces that make travelling so much easier. I'm one of those people who likes routine and to have their things around them, and so I rely on a roster of essentials that I bring out year after year to make me feel relaxed and in the holiday mood. 

Shop my must-have holiday heroes below, all of which are available on Amazon and I'm hoping are available in the October Prime Day sale, which is rumoured to take place on the 11th and 12th of October 2023. Because who doesn't want to save a few pennies right now? 

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Poppy Nash
Managing Editor

Poppy joined the Who What Wear UK team as managing editor in 2022. After graduating from university with a degree in English literature, she worked for a number of print and digital publications, including Women's Health, The Times, Hello! and Marie Claire. In these roles she assisted the fashion teams with print content as well as digital shopping features, shoots and celebrity news.

Prior to Who What Wear, Poppy worked at SheerLuxe as the commercial content manager. There she oversaw all paid-for site content and inclusions, managed the visual assets and briefs for branded content, and ensured all content—whether editorial or commercial—was in line with overall brand guidelines and tone. She also supported the editorial team by looking after visual merchandising on site and reviewing the brand’s daily newsletters.

As WWW UK’s managing editor, Poppy spends most of her time looking after the content calendar and all output across the brand, in addition to working with contributors, supporting with social media planning, assisting with branded content and contributing to brand strategy. Poppy prides herself on being organised, and a keen eye for detail means she oversees the production of tentpole moments such as Who What Wear’s quarterly celebrity covers, the Wedding Issue, team shoots, events, industry-facing moments, gift guides and more. In addition to this, Poppy ensures processes across the brand are efficient and effective, and is always on the lookout for ways the team can work smarter, not harder! As someone who works behind the scenes (Poppy loves a spreadsheet!), you won’t find many articles by Poppy on site, but when you do there’s no doubt they will either be focused on dresses, handbags or classic high-street buys. Or better yet, all three!

Born and raised in London, Poppy is a true city girl. When she's not thinking about clothes (or raiding her mum’s wardrobe), Poppy fills her time walking along the river with her 11-year-old labradoodle, getting stuck in a good book and enjoying as many of the city’s amazing restaurants and bars as her purse will allow! Her favourite London spots are Caravel for dinner, the Ham Yard Hotel for a fancy pre-theatre drink, Daunt Books for a new read, 26Grains for breakfast and Coal Drop's Yard for a spot of shopping.