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Top 10 Summer Holiday Essentials for Your Packing List

Summer is almost upon us and we are really excited here at Mykidstime as M&S have asked us to review their new holiday shop, choc full of summer holiday essentials, and pick out our top 10 choices so they can give you a discount on them! Read on to see what was on our Top 10 Summer Holiday Essentials for Your Packing List.

We have to admit this challenge took us awhile, there is just so much to choose from for the whole family. But after much deliberation, here is our team of Mums list, of the top 10 Summer holiday essentials for 2016.

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#1. Nautical Beach Bag

Holiday Packing List Essentials

Essential for your holiday packing list is a great beach bag that holds everything you need for a day at the beach or pool.

There were several to choose from but we plumped for this stylish Nautical Shopper ideal not only for the beach and pool, but for sightseeing and day trips too.

#2.  Heart Print Swim Suit

Packing List M&S Girls Swimsuit

I wish my girls were young enough to fit into this one. A practical yet pretty, design which is made using lycra xtra life material ensuring it will last longer.

The heart print swimsuit is available in ages 1 to 7 years.

#3. Quick Dry Safe in the Sun Swimsuit

Holiday Packing List M&S Stay Safe Swimsuit

This cute quick dry swimsuit offers good coverage from the suns rays and has the added benefit of UV protection, and chlorine resist built in. And looks great too!

The quick dry sun safe swimsuit is available in 1 to 7 years.

#4. Cotton Sun Hats

Holiday Packing List m&s sun hats

We had a difficult time limiting our choice to one product here but we this hand 2 pack of cotton sun hats won out for value and style.

These cotton sun hats are available for babies and up to 6 years.

#5. Swim Hat with Fin

Holiday Packing List m&s Swim Hat

Both practical and fun we loved the swim hat with fin to keep little ones safe while they play in the water. With the added bonus of extra protection for the  back of the neck too.

The swim hat with fin is available for kids aged up to 6 years.

#6. Cotton Play Suit

Holiday Packing List Girls Playsuit from M&S

For girls we think this pure cotton fruit playsuit is a perfect choice. Ideal to wear to and from the beach or pool or equally stylish for a night out.

The pure cotton fruit playsuit is available for girls aged 5 to 14 years.

#7. 2 Pack of Cotton Shorts

Holiday Packing List M&S Boys Shorts

For the boys our choice is a 2 pack of pure cotton flight shorts. Made of soft, breathable material, with a comfortable waistband and funky colours, your little one will be wearing them long after your flight touches down.

The 2 pack of pure cotton flight shorts are available for kids aged up to age 7.

#8. Ikat Print Shirred Maxi Beach Dress

Holiday Packing List M&S Beach Dress

Not forgetting the Mums, we all fell for this Ikatt print maxi beach dress. Featuring stay new technology that reduces bobbling and colour loss, it is perfect for trips to the beach and warm nights out in equal measure.

The Ikatt print maxi beach dress is available in sizes 6 to 22 – short, regular and regular.

#9. Pure Linen Wide Leg Beach Trousers

Holiday Packing List essentials

Add a fitted top to these line wide leg beach trousers and stand out from the crowd. With 6 stylish colours to choose from you may want more than one pair! They are definitely on my holiday packing list!

The pure linen wide leg beach trousers are available in sizes 6 to 22 and you have a choice of short, regular or long leg lengths.

#10. Studded Strap Wedge Sandals

Holiday Packing List Wedge Sandals from M&S

I think we have saved the best to last! This was perhaps our most difficult choice! We admit to liking our shoes here at Mykidstime and we had a few differences of opinion on the shoe choice.

But in the end we all agreed that we loved these studded strap wedge sandals. They will go with most outfits, and the clever wedge adds height with no loss of comfort. Added to that the studded detail had us reaching for our credit cards!

The studded strap wedge sandals are available in sizes 3 to 8 and come in handy half sizes too.

What is your favourite item on the list? Please let us know in the comments box below.

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