Get Your Handbag Winter Ready + A Giveaway

winterhandbagricola3I am sure many of you are like me and as the seasons change, so do the contents of your handbags.  Over the last few weeks I have really been winterizing my handbag.  By this I mean, I have been swapping out items from summer and fall for more winter-ready products.  This is something many of us over look.  I thought it would be helpful to break it down to the 5 most important winter ready items you need.

Here are my Top 5 Products that are essential for your winter handbag.

WinterHandbagEssentials1. Cough Drops

No one wants to be that person hacking up a storm at the grocery store or coughing throughout an entire movie.  But, its pretty much inevitable that throughout the cold winter months a cough will find its way to you.  That’s why cough drops are my number one winter essential item for your handbag.

My favorites are Ricola.  I have been using them for years and can always count on them to sooth my throat and control my cough.  I am excited to tell you that they have also added a new product to the Ricola line, Extra Strength.  These cough drops are seriously effective and the delicious herb flavor makes me want to keep popping them in my mouth.

2.  Scarves

I love adding scarves to my handbag during the winter. There is something about putting a scarf around my neck that completely warms me up.  Okay, well depending on the temperature it may not completely warm me up ;), but it sure does help.

For me, it is always great to have accessories easily accessible.  Not only do scarves keep me warm, but they can also be a fashion statement.  There are so many ways to wear them, that they can really bring an outfit together.

3.  Hand Sanitizer
So this one you might have in your purse year round, but it is essential that you make sure it is plentiful during the winter months.  There are so many germs going around that for me I feel like I am constantly squirting hand sanitizer.  Out of all of the items in your winter handbag, this is the one I predict you will share the most.

4. Lotion

I love keeping travel size bottles of lotion in my winter handbag.  There are so many great options to pick up during the winter months.  There are always new scents and fun bottle shapes.  You can also score some really great deals on lotion as it is usually on sale for stocking stuffers.

5. Chap Stick

I know I’m not the only one who gets super dry lips.  I hate that uncomfortable feeling when your lips are so chapped that they hurt.  That is why when its winter I never leave the house with out my chap stick.

winterhandbagricola4Now that you know what is in my handbag this winter, I hope you will take the time to get your hand bag transitioned for the cold months.  I am so excited to let you know that I have teamed up with Ricola to help you get your handbag winter ready.  The lovely people at Ricola have created a special #swissherbs prize pack for one lucky Sarah Scoop reader that includes:ricolaswissherb

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Ricola.  However, all opinions are my own.

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  1. Reply

    Travel size Kleenex, cough drops, lots of lip balm and hand sanitizer!! Also an extra Blackberry battery in case I’m stuck like yesterday in a snow storm…

  2. Reply

    I add a mini pack of tissues, a new nail file and some Tums.

  3. Reply

    Cough drops, hand lotion and LOTS of lip balm (love Eos).

  4. Reply

    Tissues, Chapstick, and lotion for sure

  5. Reply

    I make sure I always have travel size tissues, lip balm (my fav lipstick as well), hand sanitizer, cough drops & gum!:)

  6. Reply

    I add gloves, chapstick and cough drops.

  7. Reply

    I will need to add gloves, tissues and a scarf.

  8. Reply

    make sure I have kleenex and chapstick

    • Emily
    • December 18, 2013

    I put in lotion, chapstick, and hand sanitizer!

  9. Reply

    I add Kleenex, lotion, and hand sanitizer.

    Diana C

  10. Reply

    Tissues, gloves, chap stick and hand sanitizer.

  11. Reply

    I will carry gloves, tissues, chapstick, and hand lotion.

  12. Reply

    I carry kleenex, sanitizer, and some chapstick

  13. Reply

    I will ad small puffs package and chapstick

  14. Reply

    i get it ready by adding tissues, sunglasses, gloves, and lip balm.

  15. Reply

    Chapstick and lotion! 🙂

  16. Reply

    no handbag.. but I always have mint chapstick on me.

  17. Reply

    I add gloves, cashmere wrap, shea butter cream and cough drops to get ready.

  18. Reply

    tissues, chapstick and lotion

  19. Reply

    you gotta have hand sanitizer

  20. Reply

    Add tissues, chapstick and wipes

    • Elena
    • December 19, 2013

    I have tissues and lip balm in my winter bag

    • Patti
    • December 19, 2013

    I am never without lip balm, hand lotion and tissues!

  21. Reply

    Hand sanitizer is a must! Ricola coughdrops sound like they work really well!

  22. Reply

    I always have gloves in the winter.

  23. Reply

    I always put an extra pair of gloves in my bag just in case, chapstick, hand cream, Purell although I have that in there year round and a pack of tissues.

  24. Reply

    Kleenex, cough drops, extra lip gloss.

  25. Reply

    I need some lotion and chapstick!

  26. Reply

    Tissues…and that’s it.

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  27. Reply

    Lotion, chapstick, and hand warmers 🙂

    • rust
    • December 19, 2013

    kleenex, lip balm, and lots of moisturizer.

  28. Reply

    I add lip balm, lotion and tissues.

  29. Reply

    I like to keep an extra scarf handy in my bag during the winter months!

  30. Reply

    I like to keep my purse stocked with chapstick and cough drops

  31. Reply

    With kleenex, chapstick, hand sanitizer, cough drops, and lotion

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  32. Reply

    tissues and hand sanitizer galore!

  33. Reply

    I pack tissues, cold pills and hand sanitizer in my purse

  34. Reply

    I fill it with lip balm, cough drops, and extra cash for holiday gift buying.

    • Leidy
    • December 20, 2013

    During winter I like to always have Lip balms, hand lotion, sanitizer, tissues, mints and cough drops in my bag

  35. Reply

    I always keep a pair of touch screen gloves and tons of tissues in my handbag each winter.

  36. Reply

    I have tissues, chapstick and cough drops.

  37. Reply

    I will pack tissues, lip balm and mints.

  38. Reply

    I always put chapstick, extra mittens, and handwarmers in mine when these temps get below zero!

  39. Reply

    I make sure to toss in some extra tissues, a good handcream and more hand sanitizer! Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

  40. Reply

    Make sure I have my sore throat things to suck on, my hand sanitizer and tissues!

  41. Reply

    I put in lotion and chapstick

  42. Reply

    I make sure I have lip moisturizer, some cough drops and hand sanitizer

  43. Reply

    I add in vit c drops, sanitizer, tissue, and gloves

    • Julie
    • December 23, 2013

    kleenex,chapstick,some cough drops

  44. Reply

    Include chapstick, Tissue and lotion in my bag.

  45. Reply

    gotta have cough drops,chapstick,tissues,eyedrops and hand sanitizer.

  46. Reply

    I put Kleenex, chap stick and other winter items for winter

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