Discover your luggage essentials

With the new year well underway, no doubt you’ll be thinking about planning a holiday this year, and we don’t blame you! Whether you’re jetting off to your dream destination or taking a last-minute mini break in the countryside, we’ve rounded up the luggage you need to keep you composed, plus some handy accessories to tie up all the loose ends, so all you need to think about is getting there!

The staycation

The Aldgate weekend bag from Brampton is essentially all you’ll need for a long weekend away. Thanks to its spacious design and multiple straps, you can carry it over your shoulder for quick access to your belongings or across your body when you want to go hands-free. It’s also large enough to keep a change of clothes in, so if you’re only planning to go away for a weekend, it has you covered.

For essential bits like your phone, tickets and cash, this sleek travel document holder from Kipling is perfect when you’re exploring a new city or trekking through nature. It can be worn across your body to keep your hands free and will sit flush against you as you walk, so you’ll barely know it’s there. It has plenty of zip and flap-over pockets to keep everything organised too, so all you need to do is focus on the fun!

The city break

For a long weekend or city break, a cabin case will probably be all you need to set off with. This one from Triforce comes with a built-in TSA-approved combination lock so all your belongings can stay super-safe and secure, and there are zipped pockets inside so your essentials won’t be rattling about. It also comes with a handy vanity case made of the same durable material, so if you can’t live without your favourite beauty bits, you can bring that along for the journey too – it slots neatly onto the suitcase handle for easy transportation.

For a city break, a good backpack to keep everything organised is a must. Not only will it keep your hands free while you’re exploring the shops or hiking up steep hills, but it’ll take the pressure off your shoulder if you’re out all day and night and don’t plan on spending much time in a hotel. This little backpack from Kipling is lightweight and easy to fit in a suitcase, and can store snacks, tickets, plasters and other little essentials you need throughout the day without weighing you down. You’ll hardly know you’re wearing it, but you’ll be glad you are when it comes to long days out!

The trip of a lifetime

Whether you’re bringing the whole family with you or you’re planning to do some serious shopping, for a big getaway you’ll want a large suitcase to keep all those outfit changes and maybe even a laptop safe and secure. For a trip like this, we recommend getting nothing but the best to avoid hassle and to help keep your journey running smoothly, and this luggage set from Heys fits the bill perfectly. It boasts built-in TSA-approved locks and a super-durable Duraflex design that won’t crack under pressure. There’s also zipped pockets to keep everything exactly where you want it, so you’ll feel organised and in control if you’re living out of your suitcase.

The last thing you want on your big trip is stress, so anything that can help you stay on top of your luggage is a big plus. These special packing cubes will fit perfectly in your suitcases and will keep all your travel essentials exactly where you need them, so nothing will jumble up and cause a mess in your bag. They’re the travel accessory you never knew you needed, and trust us, after you use these, you’ll never go back.

For a trip like this, don’t risk losing the most important essentials of all – your tickets, your passport and your travel money. With this spacious and stylish travel wallet from Ashwood, you won’t have to think twice about where you put them, as each slot pocket is clearly labelled in gorgeous metallic print. There’s even a change pocket for all your coins, so you can rest assured that everything’s in one place.

With all the essentials covered, why not dress up your passport with something a bit more fun? Not only does it put some style into your travel look, but it helps you identify your passport if you’re travelling with the family, so there won’t be any fiddling around while you’re going through security. We love this one from Yes Studio, as it’ll give your look loads of personality and its colour will stand out in your bag when you need to get it out. It’s the makeover your passport needs!

With these luggage essentials, you’ll be well on your way to keeping on top of things during your next break. To discover more luggage, check out our range here.