Five of the Best Holiday Essentials to Pick Up at the Airport

You’re all checked in and now have two hours to kill before boarding your flight – where do you head? The duty-free shops, of course...

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Kit

Airport exclusive alert: the World Duty Free store is the place to nip into on your way to departures, as they’re stocking a special Bobbi Brown eye-wear kit. The set comes with a long-wear cream shadow and gel eyeliner, a 30ml instant long-wear makeup remover (perfect for your hand luggage) and a dual-ended brush. Smokey holiday eyes in an instant.

Price: £27.20; stockist: worlddutyfree.com

Mulberry Polly Push Lock Continental Purse

If you fancy a bit of a pre-holiday splurge (even though, really, it’s a huge £100 save on its high street price) splash out on a gorgeous Mulberry purse. With its oversized push lock, grosgrain interiors and plenty of compartments for cash and cards, you can keep your Euros in style.

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Price: £166.67; stockist: Heathrow T1. T2, T3, T4, T5 and Stansted

Smythson Camera Case

Keep the sand out of your camera with this seriously stylish soft leather camera case from Smythson. With a soft Nubuck interior and a practical zip opening, you can keep spare memory cards in the elasticated pocket. The perfect fit for most compact digital cameras.

Price: £91.67; stockist: Heathrow T3 and T5

iPod Touch

So much more than just an iPod, the Touch comes with HD video recording to capture all your holiday moments and Face Time, so you can video call your friends and make them thoroughly jealous. Music-wise it has a huge 64GB of space, which is enough to keep you entertained all holiday.

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Price: £239.20; stockist: HMV Heathrow TI, T3, T4, T5, HMV Gatwick South Terminal and HMV Stansted.

Ray-Ban Wayfarers

A favourite of the celebrities (the Kates – Moss and Bosworth – are rarely seen without theirs) the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer is a must-have holiday purchase. With a huge saving on the high street version, there’s no excuse not to buy. The only problem now is deciding which colour to go for...

Price: £81.66; stockist: sunglasshut.co.uk

Planning a last-minute summer holiday shopping spree? Check out our pick of the best in-flight accessories and pieces of stylish hand luggage. Or see our whole new collection of travel accessories.

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