Although it was one of the most popular Christmas stocking fillers of 2014, it seems the selfie stick was so last year when it comes to holiday essentials (although we still love it!).

A whole host of different holiday gadgets are available to buy for your summer holiday this year, allowing you to get the most out of your time in the sun. Whether you’re travelling on the plane or relaxing by the pool, here are some of our favourite holiday must-haves for 2015.

Waterproof speaker
From £7.80

Great for lazing around on the beach or by the hotel pool (or even in it), a waterproof speaker allows you to enjoy your favourite music wherever you are – and you don’t have to worry about it getting wet. As long as you’re not annoying your fellow hotel guests too much (so no Justin Bieber please), you could even have it alongside you in the pool as you relax on your inflatable lilo – bliss!

Speaker by Neil Turner via Flickr

Noise cancelling headphones
From £19.99

Aeroplanes can be quite noisy. Throw in a few boisterous children and your relaxing flight might well become the journey from hell. Noise cancelling headphones allow you to switch off from anything going on around you, enabling you to listen to music or watch a film in peace. They’re also great to pop on if you simply fancy having a nap without being disturbed.

Headphones by Jonathan Grado via Flickr

Waterproof phone case
From £7.99

If you’re planning on keeping your phone on you at all times, ensuring you’re only a click away from that holiday selfie or being able to update your Facebook status, a waterproof phone case is a must-have accessory. With many holidays revolving around the beach and the pool, this is a smart way to protect your expensive device.

Phone Case by Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr

Underwater camera
From £29.99

Why take your holiday snaps and videos on dry land when you can do so underwater? An underwater camera is a great idea for capturing some unique footage in HD from your point of view, perfect for watching back once you return home. This is a must-have gadget if you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the water, especially if you’ve got kids or plan on going snorkelling.

Underwater camera by Rodger Evans via Flickr

Sun cream band
From £79

We all know we should be applying sun cream liberally whenever we’re out in the sun for any length of time. However, holidays have many distractions, whether you’re getting lost in a good book or having to keep your eye on the kids. This bracelet lets you know how much sun exposure you’re getting, telling you via an iPhone app when you should apply more sun protection – as well as what SPF level is suitable for your skin type.

Sun Cream by Sunny Ripert via Flickr

Do you have a gadget that you never go on holiday without? Head on over to Twitter and let us know!

Images: Raíssa Viza, Neil Turner, Jonathan Grado, Kārlis Dambrāns, Rodger Evans, Sunny Ripert via Flickr.