Are you ready for your Summer holiday?

Are you ready for your Summer holiday?

Holiday essentials

We’ve probably all seen those video tutorials on how to pack a suitcase perfectly? How to roll your clothes to stop them creasing.  Or stuff bottles inside your shoes to maximise precious space.  Or putting heavy items at the bottom nearest the wheels for balance and to prevent squashing the lighter stuff.  But let’s face it, most of us are probably guilty of over-packing.  Hands up if you bring back at least of half of the clothes you packed still unworn. But what holiday essentials can you not leave the house without?  A pack of cards for the riotous games you only ever play on holiday? A favourite top, that’s been with you on more holidays than it probably should have done?  Or our old friend, the corkscrew. 

Holiday Hair Care

For us, our holiday essential has to be one of our shower caps.  We all know that our hair takes a bit of a bashing on holiday with the damage caused by the sun, sand and chlorine, so a shower cap is always perfect for protecting your hair.  And it's rather handy for covering your hair when using conditioning treatments.  (More on our favourite hair treatments in a later blog.)

But there are also international “pool rules” to consider.  Just as men have to wear speedos rather than trunks in French swimming pools, did you know that in Italy (and some Spanish parcs), you have to wear a swimming cap? 

Putting the thought of men in speedos aside for a moment, why would you consider crushing your hair and squeezing your head in to a tight fitting lycra cap when you could glide up and down the pool in an elegant shower cap? Just saying….. 

Whilst we are not suggesting for one minute, that a Dilly Daydream shower cap is necessarily practical when diving in off the 10m board, it will certainly keep your hair out of the pool water and protect it from chlorine splashes, whilst maintaining an element of glamour.

Holiday Skin Care

One new thing that will definitely be going in the suitcase this year is Garnier’s Intensive 7 Days ultra-replenishing lotion for very dry skin.  Words cannot express how much we love this extremely economical everyday moisturiser.  Never have we had such lovely soft, smooth and hydrated skin.  Discovered by one of our other halves (yes, a man, who moisturises voluntarily!), it has now become a firm Dilly Daydream favourite.

What have we forgotten?  We'd love to know what your holiday essentials are!

Happy holidays!


Flip Flops Pink Shower Cap

Dilly Daydream are exhibiting at Top Drawer

Top Drawer London, Olympia, 17 – 19 January 2016

We are very excited to be exhibiting at our first ever Top Drawer at Olympia, London, the UK’s leading international design-led event for creative retailers and brands.

Come along and see us on stand T61 in the wellbeing section of the GIFT sector. We will be showing our full range of shower caps, sponge bags, makeup bags and eye masks, including some brand new designs for Spring 2016.  We will have some new fun and funky shower caps for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, as well as some rather sumptuous lavender eye masks to match the new sponge bags, making a perfect gift set!

With a wide range of colours, prints and fabrics to choose from, our products are easy to match to & display with linens, towels, gifts and beauty products.

British Made

All our products are made in the UK to the highest standards whilst offering the utmost in luxury.

For more information about Top Drawer and how to register for FREE, please visit

Dilly Daydream Top Drawer    Dilly Daydream Stand T61 Top Drawer London

17 – 19 January 2016

Theo Paphitis

Dilly Daydream are honoured to have received a business boost from TV Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

On Sunday 10th March we tweeted Theo about our gorgeous shower caps during ‘Small Business Sunday’, an initiative set up by Theo that runs weekly on Twitter and were thrilled to discover the next evening that we had been selected as one of his 6 winners. All slightly overwhelming, but very very exciting.

#SBS Winner 10th March 2013

Putting on your Corporate Hat

One of the nice things about the embroidery service we offer, is the opportunity to make hats for corporate customers. Here’s a couple of examples:

The Welsh Water was a great idea, encouraging you to shorten your showering time.

And Fenjal included their hats in their press packs which were snapped up immediately!

The embroidery company we use has the facility to match colours, logos and illustrations, so if you have a specific idea, please let us know and we’ll help work with you to create that extra-special shower cap or wash bag.