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Holiday essentials to purchase this summer, from recycled bikinis to pocket translators

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You’ve your bucket list, now it is time for the shopping list.

These are the essential items for a sensational summer holiday, from a kid’s robe that doubles as a beach towel to a carry-on case that expands and compresses to carry more clothing.

SUSTAINABLE SWIMWEAR

Get purchasing for the essential items for a sensational summer holiday, reminiscent of a swimsuit from Ayla’s sustainable swimwear collection (pictured)

All the swimwear at London brand Ayla is cheery, vibrant and comprised of 100 per cent recycled materials, including old fishing nets and other ocean-polluting plastics.

The brand’s Jardinia collection features smocked frill tops in clashing purple and green (£90, aylaswim.com) and a flattering scoop-back swimsuit in pastel Poppie print (£125).

CLEVER CASE

Briggs & Riley’s Baseline suitcase, pictured, expands to increase capacity at the press of a button

Briggs & Riley’s Baseline suitcase, pictured, expands to extend capability on the press of a button

Often end up having to take a seat in your suitcase to squeeze all the vacation shopping in? Briggs & Riley’s Baseline suitcase (from £479, briggs-riley.co.uk) could be the one for you.

With the straightforward press of a button, the carry-on case expands to extend capability and might easily be compressed right down to its original size.

The suitcase, which is available in three colors, features shock-absorbing wheels for 360-degree manoeuvrability and may be personalised with initials.

LUXURY ACCESS

Should you travel often — or perhaps similar to to treat yourself to airport lounge access every time you go abroad — it could be value looking into Priority Pass (from £69 per yr, prioritypass.com).

The membership scheme is the world’s largest airport lounge programme and provides access to greater than 1,300 lounges internationally, even when flying economy class.

LOOK CHIC ON THE BEACH

A latest collection has been launched by loungewear brand Chelsea Peers called Shorelines, which guarantees to take travellers ‘from beach to bed’.

The range — which may be worn either by the pool, on the beach or as pyjamas — features versatile pieces for summer holidays, including a beige towelling button-up short and shirt set (£21, chelseapeersnyc.com) and a men’s textured beach shirt (£38).

HANDY CORD HOLDER

Do you battle with tangled phone and computer cords when travelling? Away’s tech case (£45, awaytravel.com) makes sure this can be a thing of the past.

Laptop chargers and international plugs may be stored in the underside mesh zip compartment of the case, while the highest elastic loops organise and store earbuds, phone charger blocks and other cords.

EYE-CATCHING EYE MASK

Above is a coral embroidered eye mask from Elizabeth Scarlett's Elephant Conservation Collection

Above is a coral embroidered eye mask from Elizabeth Scarlett’s Elephant Conservation Collection 

The attention masks at Elizabeth Scarlett (£25, elizabethscarlett.com) are full of sweet lavender to show you how to drift off while on the move.

Its Elephant Conservation Collection mask is especially charming and features an elephant motif delicately embroidered on to luxurious coral velvet.

The mask comes with an identical cotton drawstring carry bag and a few of the proceeds go towards an elephant and rhino charity in Kenya.

PRETTY POUCH

Stow’s stylish see-view Italian leather pouch (pictured) is handy for storing forms, boarding passes and vaccination certificates

Stow’s stylish see-view Italian leather pouch (pictured) is handy for storing forms, boarding passes and vaccination certificates

Speak into Pocketalk Plus (pictured) in any of 82 languages and it translates out loud into whichever language you require

Speak into Pocketalk Plus (pictured) in any of 82 languages and it translates out loud into whichever language you require 

We used to need to remember one thing while travelling: our passports. But times have modified and, although most Covid restrictions have been dropped, a lot of us still need to carry around a number of paperwork.

Thankfully, Stow’s stylish see-view Italian leather pouch (£140, stowlondon.co.uk) is in a position to turn all of this right into a fashion statement.

The pouch, which is available in 4 colourways (the berry red and soft sand is my favourite), encompasses a transparent side so you can store and consider your whole forms, boarding passes and vaccination certificates.

LANGUAGE CONVERTER 

Speak into Pocketalk Plus (£259, uk.pocketalk.com) in any of 82 languages and it translates out loud into whichever language you require.

The 2-way machine has a built-in camera to capture and translate text on menus or signs and might calculate currency exchanges. 

The gadget needs web access but comes with a built-in global SIM card providing two years of free data service when the web just isn’t available.

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ROBES 

Reversible robes by Heidi Rose are perfect when packing for little ones with limited space. 

Produced from organic muslin cotton, the kids’s robe may be used as a cover-up and towel on the beach or by the pool — or for snuggling up on chilly evenings (£55, heidi-rose.com).

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