If you’re planning on going away this Christmas/New Year, make sure you don’t forget your holiday essentials, from your toothbrush charger to your hairbrush, extra pairs of socks to your visas (if applicable). To help you get organised for your travels, we’ve compiled a travel checklist.

Feel free to print this off or just save it as a bookmark to your browser. 


  • Passports (+ make sure they’re valid for the destination you’re visiting, as sometimes they need 6 months clear)
  • Visa (if applicable to the duration of your holiday and destination)
  • Airline tickets + other transportation documents (trains, buses, transfers)
  • Driving License
  • Travel & Health Insurance


  • Foreign Currency (make sure you know your limit to take into the country of destination)
  • Emergency Money
  • Credit & Debit Cards (phone your bank to inform them of your travel plans)
  • An Extra Wallet (just incase!)

Travel Accessories

  • Itinerary
  • Language Guide/app
  • Travel Guide/app
  • Travel Pillow
  • Sleeping Mask
  • Earplugs and/or Headphones
  • Suitcase locks (and key)
  • Luggage tags
  • Movies/Music/Games downloaded on your device
  • Snacks!
  • All device chargers (phones, laptops, toothbrush, camera etc)
  • Cameras – sim cards
  • Travel Adapters/Converters


  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Tweezers
  • Soaps/Shampoos/Conditioners
  • Face Wash
  • Sun Cream & After Sun
  • Tissues
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Make Up & Makeup Remover (face wipes etc)
  • Shaving supplies
  • Skin products (moisturisers)
  • Hairbrush (hairbands/clips)


  • First Aid Kit (plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic wipes etc)
  • Insect repellent
  • Mosquito net
  • Birth control/Condoms
  • Vaccines
  • Vitamins
  • Hand sanatizer

Other Essentials

  • Clothes (in general)
  • Glasses (sunglasses, reading glasses)
  • Swimsuit
  • Shoes (walking, flip flops, sandals, trainers, heels)
  • Hat
  • Backpack/Bag for the daytime
  • Books/Kindle

If you haven’t booked a winter holiday yet, why not apply for our Personal Loan here