10 Handbag items a girl should never leave home without

What to put in your purse? Most women carry so many things in their purses, that they don’t even know what they do have. Your handbag is your life when you are on the go, so you should have everything in it that you would ever need in an emergency. That list of essentials will be different for everyone, but here are ten essentials that we think a girl should never leave home without.

1. Makeup essentials

Always be ready to touch up your makeup and look perfect, because you never know what is going to happen, or who you might meet. You could get caught in the rain, or you could have to go out in a force nine gale. It could also be that today is the day that the dishy guy from accounts asks you out for a coffee!

2. Money and keys

You don’t want to get caught out with no cash, and you don’t want to get caught out and find that you must get back in again! Everyone should have this added to their morning check list: card, cash, keys. So long as you have these, you can buy what you forget and still come home again at the end of the day!

3. Pack of mints

For that all important freshen up after the lunchtime garlic chicken, a pack of mints is indispensable to freshen the breath; it is another important essential for every organized girl’s purse. Remember that guy in accounts?!

4. Your Smartphone

Don’t lose touch with the world, always take your smart phone with you. A smartphone is now a definite addition to the list of essentials in a girl’s purse. How else are you going to keep up with all the day’s news and gossip?

5. Sanitary essentials

However organised you think you are, it’s always best to be prepared and keep the essential sanitary products in your purse. Anyone can miscount the days and, sometimes, even when you are usually very regular, you can get an unpleasant surprise.

6. Personal alarm or pepper spray

Always carry some kind of personal protection in your purse too, because unfortunately, there are quite a few scary people out there in the world. Depending on the country you live in and what the law will allow, carry a personal alarm or pepper spray with you at all times. It’s not worth leaving it to chance, when it comes to your own personal safety.

7. Manicure set

It’s so easy to chip or tear a nail while you are out, and this makes a manicure set another must-have for a girl’s purse. A quick trim and file, and your nails will be looking perfect again. The tiny scissors are also great for trimming any wayward hairs that you might notice too.

8. Hand sanitizer

There are germs hiding everywhere and there is not always a convenient bathroom around, so a handy small bottle of hand sanitizer is another item to add to your list of handbag essentials. A quick rub of that on your hands will soon kill off any nasty little bugs you may have picked up.

9. Small bottle of perfume

As the day wears on, your perfume can wear off too. Keep a tiny bottle of your favorite scent in your purse, so you can top up, whenever you need it.

10. Hair tools

Essential hair tools, such as hair brush, bobby pins and hairbands, are also important items for every organized girl’s handbag. They can be especially useful when you get caught in the rain or when you simply need to make a ponytail on the go.

What else do you put in your purse?

Stay beautiful!


  1. Amelie Mesert
    August 16, 2017 at 6:09 am

    I personally never leave home without my powder and lipstick…well, almost never 🙂

  2. Anna Solemon
    August 13, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I agree on these, love the items you mentioned but i would add a chewing gum to these handbag items too 🙂

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