10 Must-Haves for Your Summer Vacation


Summer is here… 

Did you just roll your eyes to say “We have only harmattan and rain in Nigeria” or you just danced excitedly because you know you are going for a vacation?

Whatever the case may be, an ultimate checklist of must-haves for your summer or “harmattan” holidays whenever that time comes will be something you will thank me for. So grab your cold zobo and popcorn, sit back, and let’s explore the top 10 things you need when going for your summer vacation!

1. Sunscreen: The Ultimate Skin Protector

If you are among those who ask “What’s my business with sunscreen?” My dear, stopeet! You have every business with sunscreen. Research has confirmed that sunscreen is very important to provide added protection against the harmful rays of sun.

You know the summer is all about basking in the sun, so make sure you get a sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher. So, while you are showing us your summer body the sun is not showing you pepper in return. 

Because I love you and your beautiful skin, I will be recommending our top 2 best sellers.

Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ – This sells for as low as ₦8,250 on Jumia at the time of publish. It is what I currently use and I can confirm that it is really good, it makes your skin glow and doesn’t leave any white cast. If anyone recommends this sunscreen to you, hug that person tight because that person means well. Oya, where is my hug? 😏

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF 50 (50ml) – This sells for as low as ₦3,000 on Jumia at the time of publish. This is another very good sunscreen that is also very affordable. If you are looking to save more money and enjoy the benefits of a good sunscreen, buy this and thank me later.

2. Insect Repellent to Keep Bugs at Bay

I know many of us are not used to the idea of using insect repellants, what do we need insect repellants for when we have our hands? Let me remind you, you are exploring an environment you are most likely new to. You don’t know if the insects you will come in contact with will be as easy to take out as mosquitoes or as challenging as bugs. So, it is best you to come prepared with insect repellants to ensure a bug-free vacation.

Explore a range of good insect repellents that are also gentle on your skin and your environment here. Prices go as low as ₦852 on Jumia.

3. Portable Chargers, Powerbanks and Travel Adapters to Power Up Anywhere

These are very very important. You may be wondering, “Why? Afterall, I am going to Dubai”. Truly, you are going to Dubai where there is 24/7 electricity but it is still best to have an alternate means to charge your device. Imagine a scenario where you land at the airport but your phone is dead, how will you order an uber in a city where you don’t know your way around? Exactly! Ain’t nothing wrong with being extra prepared. 

I am sure many of us already know of the power of Oraimo powerbanks. They are not only durable, they are also highly affordable. I suggest you buy the Oraimo 10000mAh Power-Bank  which sells for ₦7,800 at the time of publish.  It does not only do the job of powering your device, it is also very portable and you can easily move it around.

Other recommended brands are New age, itel and Anker.

4. Hats and Sunglasses: Stylish Sun Protection

You definitely do not want to be squinting instead giving a hot look when you sight someone you like. Be it at the beach or at a pool, summer sun can be unfriendly, and you want to make sure you have your sunglasses to protect your eyes and hats to shade you from the sun. Beyond their functionality, they complement your summer style and make you look glamorous. Explore our amazing collection of sun hats for women and men at prices between ₦1,000 – ₦10,000. You can also find cool and fashionable sunglasses for women and men with a price range of ₦800 to ₦5,000 on Jumia Nigeria. Quickly find some cool ones before it skips your mind.

5. Lightweight Clothing to Stay Cool and Comfortable

Summer is that season everyone waits for to show their amazing sense of style and I will assume that includes you. So, while you are slaying, make sure you are also prioritizing comfort as it can get really hot. Be sure to take as much lightweight and breathable clothing like shorts, cropped tops, sleeveless tops, tunic shirts, short dresses and even bikinis. You can shop comfy and affordable fashion on Jumia that would make you turn heads this summer. Explore official stores like Defacto and Trendyol for amazing summer collections.

6. Reusable Water Bottles to Stay Hydrated on the Go

Staying hydrated is essential during summer vacations, especially when you’re active and exposed to the sun. With a reusable water bottle by your side, you’ll have access to clean water wherever you go. You can also substitute your favorite drinks with water from time to time. That way you can stay hydrated, reduce waste and still enjoy your summer. An all round win. 

7. Travel-Sized Health and Beauty Products

When packing for your summer vacation, don’t forget your travel-sized toiletries and beauty products. Ensure to pack your oral care, hair care and skin care products. Having these essentials in smaller sizes will make packing a breeze because you will need all the extra space for your actual clothes.

8. Snacks for the road

There are some things that no matter how hard I try, I just cannot do. Like frying plantain without tasting it or traveling without packing my favorite snacks. I know I’m not alone in this so if you’re also like that, gather here for a selfie.

9. Travel-Friendly First Aid Kit

While I hope your vacation is smooth sailing, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for any minor accident. Pack a compact first aid kit with essentials like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any prescription medications you may need. Having these supplies on hand will give you peace of mind and keep you ready for whatever comes your way.

10. Entertainment on the Go

Last but one of the most important. Entertainment! Whether it’s a long journey or a lazy afternoon by the pool, books, movies and music are perfect ways to lounge and enjoy your vacation. So pack a good book or two, load up your devices with your favorite tunes and download some movies or series to keep you entertained through the summer. You can also check out some of the latest mobile phones on Jumia.

With these 10 essentials, you are set to have the best summer vacation ever. Remember, the key to having a great vacation is to get out and actually create memories. 

I still remain your plug for everything hot and exclusive on Jumia. So don’t forget to check in next week for more updates, tips, and promotions on Jumia. 

Till next Friday, stay jiggy, shop happy!