New Year, New You – Essentials for Travelling Abroad

As part of my ‘New Year, New You’ series this month I’m asking bloggers to share their plans, tips and resolutions for 2016! 

Today is the turn of Cait from CaitsCozyCorner who will be sharing her essentials for travelling abroad! Such a useful post as I will be travelling myself in a couple of weeks time so have picked up on some handy tips for my trip!

TravelingAbroad

Hey everyone! I’m so happy to be a guest blogger here at Pretty & Petit!! Today I wanted to chat about 4 essentials you need when traveling abroad. I don’t consider myself an expert of course but I have been to Europe several times ( and planning another one this October for Munich and Germany ) so I wanted to share some tips that have helped me! Whether its your first time abroad or your hundredth, these will ease your worry and make the trip as smooth as possible.

1. Passport case. Believe me, with all the stuff you’re packing in your suitcase, you want something fun and durable for your passport. After all, it’s what helps you get from country to country. If you’re feeling fancy, Kate Spade or Coach has adorable prints to keep your passport safe but if you don’t feel like splurging, your local convenient store should have some!
2. Durable luggage. I’m a suitcase girl. For me, a suitcase abroad means something with 4 wheels that I can push and turn in all directions. Those cobblestones you’re attempting to push your luggage over can be a pain so why not make it easy on yourself and get a suitcase that’s easy to push and pull.
3. Packing in layers. The one thing that took so much time was what to wear! Layers was the answer and simple ones at that. Don’t worry about the latest fashion because you want to be comfortable. A few pairs of jeans, leggings, tank tops, sweaters and a cute purse is all you need! You can mix and match everything! Be creative!
4. A Camera. You don’t have to have a fancy camera to make the most your trip. Our phones are so handy and easy to use at a moment’s notice that you’ll want to capture everything. Make sure you do because you’re in Europe creating memories! Enjoy every single second of it!
Cait is a 20 something blogger who loves writing about fashion, fitness, her family, and traveling. Follow her and her adventures on CaitsCozyCorner !
Advertisements

27. Impossible to Buy For

For those of you who are stuck for ideas on what to buy for loved ones for Christmas this year don’t despair! I have a fabulous business to share with you this week called Impossible to Buy For.

Impossible to Buy For is a website suited to those who are totally stuck for gift ideas for loved ones in the run up for that special occasion be it Christmas, Birthday, Valentines Day etc. Set up by blogger, Louise Croft who owns blog, Pauper to Princess. All of the gifts are supplied by Amazon to provide gifts for literally everyone in your life!

“So many of my friends and family are impossible to buy for, and I knew I couldn’t be the only one feeling this way, so I figured it was time to fix the problem.” – Louise Croft, Founder of Impossibletobuyfor.com

WEB RES louise_croft_founder_2

What I love about Louise’s website is how easy it is to find a gift. What I often find with larger department store websites is that it can take a while to find the perfect gift but this has all the ideas in one place for any budget.

So are you looking for some gift ideas? I’ve put together a few lists for you below for the different people in your life! I hope it provides you with some inspiration!

Gifts for the lady in your life

Kate-Spade-1YRU0716-Ladies-Gramercy-Grand-Rose-Gold-Tone-Chronograph-Watch-01

Kate Spade Watch – £173.50

Flamingo-Candles-Pink-Lemonade-Candle-Pink-0

Pink Lemonade Candle – £12

Bottega-Gold-Prosecco-Magnum-in-Gift-Box-150-cl-0-e1443613484975

Bottega Gold Prosecco – £47.99

Gifts for those who love a good book

floating-bookshelf-e1432080211712

Invisible Bookshelf – £39.90

This-Old-Thing-Fall-in-Love-with-Vintage-Clothes-0

Dawn O’Porter Book – £14.99

Gifts for those who love to bake

51jAP11tMxL._SY450_

Macaron Pyramid – £22.81

Mug-Cakes-40-speedy-cakes-to-make-in-a-microwave-0

Mug Cakes Recipes – £3

Gourmet-Gadgetry-Retro-Diner-Waffle-Maker-Metallic-Red-0

Retro Waffle Maker – £27.15

Chocolate-Brussels-Sprouts-8-truffles-0

Chocolate Brussel Sprouts – £9.95

Gifts for the creative ones

Artist-Designed-Clutch-BagPursePouchWristlet-by-CreateCase-Billy-Rays-0

Artistic Clutch Bag – £29.99

 

Illustrated-Map-of-London-print-A4-Black-and-Gold-typographic-map-of-London-London-word-map-map-print-map-poster-London-tube-London-poster-0

Illustrated Map of London – £13.99

Vogue-Colouring-Book-02

Vogue Colouring Book – £7

and of course I have to include my total faves!

Contemporary-Warm-White-24-LED-Battery-Operated-LOVE-Shaped-Decorative-Wall-Light-0

LOVE Light – £29.99

Paddington-AGTC0011-Dressing-Table-with-Stool-Mirror-White-Vanity-0-3

Dressing Table – £69.97

Fujifilm-Instax-Mini-8-Camera-with-20-Shots-Blue-0

Fujifilm Polaroid Camera – £76.49

Do you have any gift ideas? Share them with us in the comments!

Click here to visit the full range of products available.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

Images taken from impossibletobuyfor.com