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 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!, SheerLuxe and international editions of Maire Claire, and acted as an editorial and celebrity stylist. As WWW UK’s managing editor, Poppy spends most of her time looking after all on-site content in addition to working with contributors, supporting the editorial team and contributing to strategy, social media and branded content.

Born and raised in London, Poppy is a true city girl. When she's not thinking about clothes, Poppy fills her time walking along the river with her labradoodle, getting stuck in a good book and enjoying as many of the city’s amazing restaurants and bars as her purse will allow!