Spring Break Essentials: 6 Must-Have Items You Can’t Forget

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The sun is shining, the mercury is rising, and the days are getting longer. That can only mean one thing: It’s almost time for spring break! If you’re like lots of students, you are probably counting down the days until you can ditch your classes and spend some quality time with your toes in the sand and a fruity drink in your hand.
Whether you are hitting up a beach close to home or you will be heading out of town for spring break, there are certain things that you absolutely have to have. Here are a few of our top picks for spring break essentials!
A Stylish Beach Bag
Beach Bag
You can’t head to the beach without a stylish bag to hold all of your gear. At Marleylilly, we have options that you are sure to love. Our monogrammed beach bags come in a wide range of trendy colors and styles, making them perfect for anyone. Keep your drinks and snacks nice and cool with a personalized cooler, or stash all of your gear in a mega beach bag.

Whether you plan on spending the day lounging on the beach reading a book or you think you’ll be spending time in the water, a beach towel is a necessity. A monogrammed beach towel stands out in the crowd and will make your little corner of the beach much easier to find when you leave the water. Monogrammed beach towels from Marleylilly are available in an assortment of colorful patterns, and they’re made from extra-soft velour terry cloth that is comfy to lie on and super absorbent.
A Stylish Beach Bag

You can’t head to the beach without a stylish bag to hold all of your gear. At Marleylilly, we have options that you are sure to love. Our monogrammed beach bags come in a wide range of trendy colors and styles, making them perfect for anyone. Keep your drinks and snacks nice and cool with a personalized cooler, or stash all of your gear in a mega beach bag.
Or, even better, invest in a beach cooler tote that has room for your stuff and a cooler section for your lunch and drinks. If you’d prefer something a bit simpler, a fanny pack is a great alternative. There are fanny packs with drink koolies that allow you to carry your gear and your drink hands-free.

Sunscreen
The first thing you toss in your beach bag should be a bottle of decent sunscreen. The thought of coming home with a sun-kissed glow is great, but you should never put yourself at risk of developing skin cancer later in life. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30. Look for a product that is water resistant, too. Even if you don’t plan on going in the water, a moisture-resistant sunscreen is important because it keeps your skin protected when you sweat.
Refillable Drinkware



Even though you’re surrounded by water, dehydration can happen fast at the beach. When you’re spending time under the scorching hot sun, your body is working extra hard to stay cool. All this extra work can cause you to become dehydrated faster than usual, so it’s always smart to keep a beverage close by. Bring a refillable bottle and be sure to keep it topped up with water all day. Drink at least two cups every hour while you are out in the sun. If you’re engaged in strenuous activity, drink even more.

A Wide-Brimmed Hat

Whether you prefer the look of a baseball cap or a floppy beach hat, a wide-brimmed hat is a must when you are at the beach. Wearing a hat with a wide brim helps keep the sun out of your face and protects your delicate skin. While you should apply sunscreen to your face, you likely won’t be able to apply it to your scalp. The skin on the top of your head burns just like the skin anywhere else on your body—even when you have long hair. Wearing a hat helps prevent nasty burns. It also adds extra protection for your eyes, which is crucial on bright, sunny days.

Sunglasses
Of course, you need a good pair of sunglasses, too. The glare from the sun’s reflection on water and sand can be extremely bright. Failing to wear a decent pair of shades can lead to permanent eye damage, so you definitely need to throw a pair in your beach bag. You’ll also want some sunglasses if you are driving to your destination and while participating in outdoor activities. Look for a pair that offers UV and glare protection. If you wear glasses or contacts, talk to your eye doctor about getting a pair of prescription sunglasses.

Beach Towel

Beach Towel

Whether you plan on spending the day lounging on the beach reading a book or you think you’ll be spending time in the water, a beach towel is a necessity. A monogrammed beach towel stands out in the crowd and will make your little corner of the beach much easier to find when you leave the water. Monogrammed beach towels from Marleylilly are available in an assortment of colorful patterns, and they’re made from extra-soft velour terry cloth that is comfy to lie on and super absorbent. 
Don’t let forgetting an essential item ruin your spring break. Make sure you have all of the items listed above before heading out the door. Need some new gear for your trip? At Marleylilly, we have all sorts of monogrammed goodies that are great for the beach!

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