Be it a weekend getaway or a long trip overseas, the worst is to be unprepared for weather conditions or unforeseen situations. Packing appropriate clothing for the weather is top priority but do not forget these 8 essential types of items you need in your luggage too!

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We have rounded up some of these necessities you can get online at Guardian. You can enjoy free delivery for purchases above $40 as well as get cashback if you shop through ShopBack!

1. Eye care

Refresh Eye Drops

Pollution, dry weather or poor air quality can cause irritation to the eye. Regardless of whether you’re using contact lens or not, it’s always good to be prepared with Refresh Plus eye drops that come in 0.4ml sterile containers that relieve the eye from dryness and irritation. Alternatively, you can opt for a small bottle of saline eye drop like the Rinz 5ml bottle which is small and doubles up as a wound cleaner if the need arises and you have no source of clean water.

Rinz Saline Eye Drops

2. First–Aid

Guardian Antiseptic Cream

A mini first aid kit might be overly bulky to carry for travel. Just ensure you have the basic items that can handle small wounds and blisters like plasters, antiseptic cream and of course a hand sanitiser to ensure your hands are clean before coming in contact with an open wound.

Dettol Hand Sanitiser

3. Hands and Feet Care

Anti Blister Stick

It’s important (especially in cold weather) to take good care of your hands and feet during travel. Even the most comfortable shoes may give you blisters if you spend the whole day commuting and walking. Use an anti-blister protectant stick for your shoes and always keep a hand moisturiser to protect your hands from cold and elements. And it definitely doesn’t hurt to have a nail clipper to rescue you from a chipped nail during your vacation.

Nivea Hand Cream

4. Insect Repellent

OFF Clean Feel Repellent Lotion

This is especially important if you are travelling to tropical locations to prevent the common mosquitos’ bites or the itch from random insect bites you may encounter. Opt for a scented liquid lotion like the OFF clean feel lotion or a repellent patch for hours of protection.

All Natural Repellent Patch

5. Sun Protection

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

Always wear a sunblock even if the weather is cold or cloudy, the harmful UV rays are present even on a rainy day. Do protect yourself from sunburn with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock and pack some Jorubi Aloe Vera for soothing sunburnt skin especially when travelling to beach destinations.

Jorubi Aloe Vera Gel

6. Medication

Merck Charcoal Pills

Common medications are must-haves for travel like charcoal tablets for diarrhoea, paracetamol for headaches, pain or fever and motion sickness remedies like ginger tablets if you will be travelling on for long hours or on waters.

Blackmores Travel Calm Ginger Tablets

7. Travel size essentials

Guardian 7 Piece Travel Bottle Kit

Though most hotels do provide bathing essentials, if you prefer to bring your own – grab these travel bottle sets from Guardian for easy storage while travelling. Bioderma skin care travel sets also come in handy if you prefer buying them as a package off the shelf.

Bioderma Skincare Travel Set

8. Travel Personal Care Items

Hair Detangler

Bad hair days on travel is a headache. Get a Guardian travel hair de-tangler hair brush and a folding travel dryer for easing those frizzes. And for teeth hygiene, Colgate has a travel kit that includes mouthwash, toothpaste and a toothbrush to keep them clean on your trip.

Colgate Travel Kit

Shopping for travel essentials is hassle-free and queue-free with the user-friendly online store at Guardian. What’s more, you get additional rebates when you shop via ShopBack Singapore at Guardian. Remember to sign up with ShopBack and order before 1pm today to get your items the very next day!

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