I like to plan ahead. I'm a planner. I'm a list-making, organizing, pack a week prior to a trip kind of girl.
So it may not surprise you that I'm already packing my suitcase for my three day vacation in Barbados...for which I depart in ten days.
Ugh. I just want to go now.
I'm packing lots of travel items: sundresses, sandals, and bathing suits. What else do I really need, right? I arrive on Thursday and come home on Sunday. It's a whirlwind weekend and I shouldn't need much, as we don't plan to leave the hotel much. It has everything we need: it's literally on the beach and it has a restaurant in the hotel! So I am packing light for this trip!
What's already in my suitcase, besides the bikinis and dresses?
Sunhats. Suntan lotion. Make up.
And a few cute things from Uncommon Goods. Squeal!!! I love their site, and all of their adorable products. I was beyond excited when they agreed to send me a few products to review for my upcoming summer travels!
You might be wondering what these cool gifts are...
The Ticket Stub Diary is pretty self-explanatory. It's literally a book to hold all of your ticket stubs, with spaces next to each stub for a description. I don't often get ticket stubs from our travel adventures, but I save all of my concert tickets and my daughter saves all of her movie stubs - so we are using it for that right now. I have a few museum stubs and things like that, so once I locate them, I'll add them to the book as well! The Ticket Stub Diary is only $10 and holds up to 118 tickets! I might actually order a few more so that we can separate our tickets by type of event.
Yes, that is a concert ticket from Madonna's Who's That Girl Tour...in 1987. It was my first concert and I was 9 years old.
I know, I'm cool. It's okay, you can be jealous.
What I really, really love is the atomizer. I always have an issue taking perfumes with me on vacation, because my bottles are too large for the TSA. Those jerks.
This atomizer holds 4.7 ml, which is well under the 3.4 oz liquid limit for airport security. And it's only $16. It is actually pretty simple to use. It works with spray and non-spray perfumes quite easily. I filled mine with VS Heavenly Enchanted, which is my favorite scent right now. I think it will be great to wear on the beach!
The eco can? Pure genius!! This is really the perfect gift for the traveler. What is it, exactly? It's a reusable, earth-friendly can made from corn-starch based polylactic acid. It has a convenient tab and twist-off cap with double walled construction so that you can take your drink with you, wherever you're going - and it stays cold! I'ts only $13! Best of all, it's BPA-free, and dishwasher and microwave safe! I really love being able to take a drink with me when I am traveling - I often spend the entire day out and about, and it's quite costly to buy a bottled water, soda or juice at local convenience stores.
I am in love with Uncommon Goods. Their tagline is "find anything but ordinary" and their selection lives up to that! They have original gifts for everyone - whether it be for a birthday, going-away party, wedding or a just-because gift. I've seen everything from dishtowels imprinted with state maps to bird houses, bracelets - the list really goes on and on.
There is a cool section of the website that actually lets registered members vote on new products! You give a thumbs up or thumbs down to indicate whether or not you think Uncommon Goods should sell the product!.
They even have a gift registry and wish list! How cool is that? I am already setting up a wish list - I am going to use this for my Christmas wish list!
I received the above items to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.