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

  • Ricola Soothing Relief Kit·
  • $100 Gift Card (VISA or MasterCard)

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

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  • 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…

    Kim Henrichs December 18, 2013 6:41 pm Reply
  • I add a mini pack of tissues, a new nail file and some Tums.

    Mary W December 18, 2013 6:44 pm Reply
  • Cough drops, hand lotion and LOTS of lip balm (love Eos).

    Kathrynelise December 18, 2013 6:53 pm Reply
  • Tissues, Chapstick, and lotion for sure

    Valerie G December 18, 2013 6:53 pm Reply
  • I make sure I always have travel size tissues, lip balm (my fav lipstick as well), hand sanitizer, cough drops & gum!:)

    Gladys December 18, 2013 7:02 pm Reply
  • I add gloves, chapstick and cough drops.

    Jessica December 18, 2013 7:02 pm Reply
  • I will need to add gloves, tissues and a scarf.

    Susan P. December 18, 2013 7:47 pm Reply
  • make sure I have kleenex and chapstick

    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard December 18, 2013 8:39 pm Reply
  • I put in lotion, chapstick, and hand sanitizer!

    Emily December 18, 2013 9:38 pm Reply
  • I add Kleenex, lotion, and hand sanitizer.

    Diana C

    Diana C December 18, 2013 11:40 pm Reply
  • Tissues, gloves, chap stick and hand sanitizer.

    Patricia Caradonna December 19, 2013 5:55 am Reply
  • I will carry gloves, tissues, chapstick, and hand lotion.

    Mary Happymommy December 19, 2013 9:29 am Reply
  • I carry kleenex, sanitizer, and some chapstick

    Tabathia B December 19, 2013 11:58 am Reply
  • I will ad small puffs package and chapstick

    kelly rae December 19, 2013 12:59 pm Reply
  • i get it ready by adding tissues, sunglasses, gloves, and lip balm.

    Lisa Brown December 19, 2013 1:31 pm Reply
  • Chapstick and lotion! 🙂

    Bridget Heiple Reich December 19, 2013 1:32 pm Reply
  • no handbag.. but I always have mint chapstick on me.

    steven weber December 19, 2013 1:47 pm Reply
  • I add gloves, cashmere wrap, shea butter cream and cough drops to get ready.

    Jessie C. December 19, 2013 1:49 pm Reply
  • tissues, chapstick and lotion

    Amanda Sakovitz December 19, 2013 1:50 pm Reply
  • you gotta have hand sanitizer

    stephanie December 19, 2013 1:54 pm Reply
  • Add tissues, chapstick and wipes

    Ellen Casper December 19, 2013 2:01 pm Reply
  • I have tissues and lip balm in my winter bag

    Elena December 19, 2013 2:07 pm Reply
  • I am never without lip balm, hand lotion and tissues!

    Patti December 19, 2013 2:11 pm Reply
  • Hand sanitizer is a must! Ricola coughdrops sound like they work really well!

    Tabi_Thoughts December 19, 2013 2:16 pm Reply
  • I always have gloves in the winter.

    Thomas Murphy December 19, 2013 2:55 pm 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.

    Danielle December 19, 2013 3:13 pm Reply
  • Kleenex, cough drops, extra lip gloss.

    Tish Young December 19, 2013 3:57 pm Reply
  • I need some lotion and chapstick!

    Bailey DeReus December 19, 2013 5:00 pm Reply
  • Tissues…and that’s it.

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    BlackAsphodel December 19, 2013 5:31 pm Reply
  • Lotion, chapstick, and hand warmers 🙂

    Tiffany J December 19, 2013 6:08 pm Reply
  • kleenex, lip balm, and lots of moisturizer.

    rust December 19, 2013 6:24 pm Reply
  • I add lip balm, lotion and tissues.

    Jessica To December 19, 2013 6:47 pm Reply
  • I like to keep an extra scarf handy in my bag during the winter months!

    MC Chau December 19, 2013 7:03 pm Reply
  • I like to keep my purse stocked with chapstick and cough drops

    meredith December 19, 2013 7:40 pm Reply
  • With kleenex, chapstick, hand sanitizer, cough drops, and lotion

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Allison Downes December 19, 2013 9:12 pm Reply
  • tissues and hand sanitizer galore!

    soha molina December 19, 2013 10:53 pm Reply
  • I pack tissues, cold pills and hand sanitizer in my purse

    Michelle Hudak December 20, 2013 1:57 am Reply
  • I fill it with lip balm, cough drops, and extra cash for holiday gift buying.

    Lauren O. December 20, 2013 2:22 am Reply
  • During winter I like to always have Lip balms, hand lotion, sanitizer, tissues, mints and cough drops in my bag

    Leidy December 20, 2013 7:49 am Reply
  • I always keep a pair of touch screen gloves and tons of tissues in my handbag each winter.

    Janette December 20, 2013 10:49 am Reply
  • I have tissues, chapstick and cough drops.

    Ashley Hewell December 20, 2013 12:39 pm Reply
  • I will pack tissues, lip balm and mints.

    Kelly D December 20, 2013 9:17 pm Reply
  • I always put chapstick, extra mittens, and handwarmers in mine when these temps get below zero!

    Laura J December 20, 2013 11:54 pm Reply
  • I make sure to toss in some extra tissues, a good handcream and more hand sanitizer! Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

    Amy Honious December 21, 2013 10:14 am Reply
  • Make sure I have my sore throat things to suck on, my hand sanitizer and tissues!

    Katherine December 21, 2013 11:42 am Reply
  • I put in lotion and chapstick

    rod jackson December 21, 2013 11:55 am Reply
  • I make sure I have lip moisturizer, some cough drops and hand sanitizer

    Madonna December 21, 2013 12:07 pm Reply
  • I add in vit c drops, sanitizer, tissue, and gloves

    Jennifer B December 22, 2013 2:05 pm Reply
  • kleenex,chapstick,some cough drops

    Julie December 23, 2013 9:52 am Reply
  • Include chapstick, Tissue and lotion in my bag.

    Cherie Montorio December 23, 2013 10:25 am Reply
  • gotta have cough drops,chapstick,tissues,eyedrops and hand sanitizer.

    rayray cartucci December 23, 2013 6:03 pm Reply
  • I put Kleenex, chap stick and other winter items for winter

    laurie December 23, 2013 7:27 pm Reply

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