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I bet you’ve never thought of carrying some of these handbag essentials. Keep reading to find out what they are.
A woman’s handbag and its contents have always been a thing of mystery – and really, we as women know that our handbags can hold a surprising amount of items. It’s like a personal treasure chest, holding all the essential items that we need throughout the day. From makeup and snacks to keys and cell phones, and many other things that each woman deems essential.
While whatever we carry in our bags is unique to each of us, there are several handbag essentials that you might want to have in your bag that probably you never thought to have. Things that will have you wondering how you ever survived without having them in your bag.
I’ll list them below and let you be the judge of whether you need to add them to your treasure chest or pass them.
Handbag Essentials You Never Knew You Needed
First and foremost, a handbag organizer. Adding this to your list of handbag essentials will allow you to keep your bag organized and save you from having to dig through it to find stuff. It will also make it simpler to switch between bags without having to transfer all your belongings one by one.
Having one of these is important especially if you’re a woman walking alone at night. It produces a shrill sound that deters any attackers and alerts people to your situation in case you need help.
On that note of digging through your handbag, this motion sensor light will automatically turn on when you open your bag allowing you to see what you need to get so you don’t have to rummage through.
It smells so good and will make your cuticles very soft.
The struggle of being covered in fuzz ends with this lint roller. It’s small enough to fit in your bag for use throughout the day and is washable for reuse.
No more crusty hands with this hand cream. Seriously, it’s thick, creamy, and so moisturizing.
This hair wax stick is so easy to use and makes your hair silky smooth and prevents flyaways and frizz.
Ugh.. this will stop small unexpected troubles from ruining your day. It includes useful, practical items that save the day so that you look and feel your best.
The fear and stress that comes with misplacing or losing your handbag is unreal. Having this tracker in your bag or wallet will allow you to locate it much faster in case that happens. Alternatively, you can use this smaller one that will also be perfect for finding lost keys or pets.
This one’s genius. You know those little crumbs that you somehow always have in your bag, you just drop this sticky ball in the bag and as you go about your business throughout the day, they all stick to the ball keeping your bag crumb-free. Then when the ball gets fully covered in crumbs or fuzz, you just rinse it and repeat.
I hope you never have to use this, but sh*t happens and this seatbelt cutter/window breaker will help you escape from a car if you need to. It fits perfectly onto your keychain too.
I still have a compact mirror that my best friend gifted me like 10 years ago. It’s always in my handbag and helps me know if I have a booger sticking out of my nose, haha… This one’s lighted and will allow you to see clearly if you need to touch up on the go.
This tiny lipstick-size portable charger will keep your phone juiced up so you can continue enjoying those TikToks. We love TikTok! A big plus is it’s cord-free.
Whoever thought of this must have had first-hand experience of the trouble we go through when there’s nowhere to place our bag. This hook will help you hang your bag anywhere. On tables, over the door, on your car’s headrest – it holds a ton of weight and will get you sorted when you have nowhere to place your bag.
Okay, this one’s not really an essential but who wouldn’t want to have this cute Starbucks case for their AirPods? Plus it’s shockproof and will actually protect your AirPods.
Don’t get caught during Summer without this. It’s small to fit in your purse and will come in handy when those UV rays start hitting hard.
Storing your cards in an RFID-blocking wallet will block any signals from unauthorized scans and prevent access to your payment information.
Hair ties somehow always magically disappear. Having an emergency mini clip like this will keep hair from flying every which way when you can’t find one.
Perfect mini brush to run through your hair on windy days.
If I had a dollar for every time heard, “Re-apply your sunscreen,” I would be considerably richer. This stick makes it so easy to apply and re-apply sunscreen to your face and it’s the perfect size to fit in your handbag on the go.
Again, don’t be caught during Summer without this. This little thing is so powerful and will be a lifesaver when you’re out and about.
Perfect case for sunglasses or eyeglasses. It folds to fit nicely in the bag when not in use.
This lip butter is the balm!! A good lip balm to keep your lips hydrated and moisturized.
Since COVID, almost everyone now carries a hand sanitizer. I’m going to be that girl and say that I started carrying one years before cause germs are just a no-no. You need this in your bag.
The relief of being able to remove a piece of something stuck in between your teeth!! I always have one of these in my bag.
Remember that personal safety alarm we listed earlier? For additional defense, this mini stun gun will deliver a powerful shock to any attackers and give you time to get away. Sad world we live in today. This could be a lifesaver.
If for any reason you cannot carry a stun gun, pepper spray is another self-defense option.
You need this if you sweat through your makeup. It absorbs excess oil leaving your face mattified!
This flat water bottle because it fits nicely in a handbag.
Finally, a pill organizer to keep your daily vitamins organized and in one place cause, why carry multiple containers? It’s easy to carry, holds a week’s worth of pills, and helps keep track of intake.
I hope this is helpful and that you find some of them useful to have. Which of these will you be adding to your list of handbag essentials? Find more lifestyle tips here