In-Flight Essentials Bag

A couple of weeks ago, for my sister’s birthday, I made her two alpaca pin cushions as she had recently taken up sewing. The other day she surprised me with two gorgeous bags which she had created as one of her projects. She made me a colourful pineapple bag and a cute cat bag (she knows me so well). I gotta say for a newbie stitcher, she is very good indeed. Thank you Vicky! (Go check out The Sewing V on Instagram and give her some loveeee).

As Shaun and I are going on holiday to Italy on Sunday, I thought these bags would be ideal for my in-flight essentials. Also, this will be my last post for a week as I haven’t scheduled anything whilst I am away (I am not that organised, hah). So before I go, I thought I’d share with you what’s in my bag.

Soap & Glory Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel (50ml) – I mean any antibacterial hand gel will do, but this one is pink so it went in my basket. It’s always good to carry a little bottle of this around with you when travelling as it leaves your hands feeling fresh, smooth and germ-free. It has a nice fruity smell too.

Soap & Glory Hand Food (50ml) – Another essential for me is hand cream. The air con on planes can leave skin feeling dry, so a little top up of this every now and then keeps your hands soft and hydrated. As you can’t take anything over 100ml on a flight, these 50ml bottles are ideal.

Ted Baker Pink Mini Body Spray (50ml) – This stuff smells gorgeous so I couldn’t resist adding it to my in-flight essentials. It’s a nice light fragrance and perfect for freshening up during a flight or at the airport. You really don’t need much so I imagine this will last a while.

Macmillan Cancer Support Compact Mirror – I saw this at the counter in Boots whilst I was checking out and knew it needed to go in the bag. I can’t seem to find them anywhere online, but you can grab one in store and support the charity.

Ultra Soft Pocket Tissues – These pocket tissues were bargain of the day: I got a pack of 6 for £1. Tissues can come in handy for all kinds of situations and you can’t go wrong with a pretty pack of for 16p.

Vaseline Lip Therapy with Rose and Almond Oil – You may have noticed a bit of a pink theme going on in the in-flight essentials bag and this item is no exception. You can get loadsa different pocket-sized Vaseline flavours though and they are super cheap as well so definitely a handy item.

Pocket Posh Crosswords – The only time I ever do a crossword is when I am in the air.  So when I saw this little book of SEVENTY FIVE I thought yesss, this is a must-have for the flight. If crosswords are not your thing, do not fear – there are pocket books on logic, sudoku, wordsearch and many more!

Pink Polka Dot Pocket Notebook – I picked up this cute little book with pencil from Waitrose. It is always handy to carry around a notebook when travelling to jot down important things to remember like train times, hotel details, emergency contact numbers (in case you lose your phone) and so on.

Here is the cute cat bag which I am going to put passports, Euros, E-tickets and my iPod and then I’m ready to go! I hope you enjoyed checking out my in-flight essentials. What do you have in your bag when you travel? Have I missed anything? Let me know in the comments!

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