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This way to the beach

Beach body ready? Er no! All you need is a great beach bag and a towel big enough to hide all your white wobbly bits and a small family all in one.

Classic Moroccan basket bag, £45

Does anyone else’s stress levels peak preparing for your holiday? If the trauma of squeezing your white wobbly bits into a swimsuit doesn’t do it, the packing will. I pack for the whole family. Making sure they have everything they need is the priority, I am at the bottom of the heap and have more than once forgotten my knickers. Not in a naughty Sharon Stone Basic Instinct kind of a way either.

Underwear is not my only afterthought. The beach catches me out most years too. My towels have seen better days, the old beach bag is full of sand and sun cream stains and rarely do I look like elegant, casually strolling along on shoreline in a white kaftan, leather thong sandals and a beautiful beach bag.

But help is at hand. Gift Pop, an online boutique based in Newbury, has loads of bags, massive towels and accessories to make you Insta holiday ready. Better still, you can get an exclusive 10% off everything until 31 July – simply quote MUDDYBERKS at checkout.

This metallic tote was the first thing to catch my eye. Could have been the glare though. They are stunning, a good size and made of, er, paper. Hold fire new sayers. They are really string, go in the wash and take on a leather feel the more you wash it. It’s a kind of fashion sorcery. Available in rose gold or silver, £29.99.

Beach towels seen better days? Hmm, more too. Check out these enormous You Me & The Dream circular towels, £45. They are so big you’ll fit the entire family on it without war breaking out. Channel the Club Tropicana vibes with pineapple or flamingo prints.

If size matters, check out these tropical jute beach bags with rope handles, £24. Available with a pink or white background, it is fantastic. I can fit my life and a small child inside it. It also packs flat so you can spin it in your suitcase to bring out at your holiday destination. If you need a bit of sparkle, the jute bags also come with a sequin pineapple and flamingo design, £25.

Join the Insta stylish with this handwoven basket from Vietnam with sequin stripe. Simply add a kaftan, panama hat and you’re good to go, £28.

Don’t forget you get an exclusive 10% Muddy discount on everything at Gift Pop until 31 July. Simply quote MUDDYBERKS at checkout.  Happy shopping, happy holidays.

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