On the FIRST day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: a choice of period products!
We strongly believe choice is important when it comes to your period So why not add an extra pack in to give some the recipient of your bag some variety? This could be an extra pack of pads, a box of tampons, period undies – or any other period essential you can think of. As always, all items in your bag should be new, and in original packaging.
On the SECOND day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: something to make her feel special
For those who can’t afford the most basic of essentials or are fleeing from domestic violence, self-care is never on the priority list. Include in your bag something that would make them feel the love.
Maybe a face mask, jewellery, hair accessories or tinted moisturiser?
On the THIRD day of #ItsInTheBag, add to YOUR bags: the essentials
You know the feeling when your hair is way overdue for a wash? Or when it’s a REALLY hot day and you forgot deodorant? Imagine this being your reality every day.
Share your go-to shampoo, conditioner, soap, and deodorant in your bag. Give the person receiving it the confidence to face the world and get through another day with their best foot forward.
On the FOURTH day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: Something useful!
We bet there are a few things you carry with you everywhere you go, ‘just in case’. These are the superhero items of the handbag, swooping in to save us all from everyday spills, scrapes, and minor disasters. Today, add something to your bag that’s just darn useful.
This could be a pack of tissues, wet wipes, a box of band-aids, hand sanitiser, zip lock bags, lip balm – or any other item you can think of that’s guaranteed to save the day.
On the FIFTH day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: Something to make her feel pretty
There’s something magical about that moment when you look in the mirror and love what you see – whether that be an outfit on point, a killer manicure, or the best hair day ever. Pretty isn’t just a look, it’s a huge boost to your confidence and every woman deserves to feel that way. Today, add something to your bag to give her a confidence boost.
This could be a colourful headband, nail polish, compact mirror, mascara, lipstick – or any other item you can think of that’ll help her feel as gorgeous on the outside as she already is on the inside.
On the SIXTH day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: something to protect from the sun
Sun safety is vital in Australia. Popping in a sunscreen of any sort is a perfect item for #itsinthebag as everyone needs to protect themselves from the hot Aussie sun.
Sunscreen isn’t cheap and so is often pushed to the side on many people's shopping lists when living below the poverty line. This makes it a perfect item to put in your bag!
So, slip, slop, slap, and slide sunscreen, hat, or sunglasses into your bag!
On the SEVENTH day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: Something to protect against the rain or cold!
There’s nothing like being cold and wet to make you feel miserable. Exposure to the elements is a real issue for many of the ladies who receive our bags. When you’re sleeping rough, it can be hard to find weatherproof places to escape chilly weather, icy winds, or thunderstorms.
Today, add something to your bag to help protect against the rain or cold. This could be a rain poncho, umbrella, warm scarf, pair of gloves, snuggly beanie – or any other item you can think that’ll warm the body and soul.
On the EIGHTH day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: Something special
What brightens your day? A perfume maybe, shower gel that makes you feel all is right with your world. Add it to YOUR bags.
Giving something extra special is designed to make you feel so good knowing that someone in need is receiving this extra love!
Today, add a little touch of luxury to your bag. This could be a fancy shower gel, body lotion, perfume, hand cream – or any other item you can think of that will make her feel as special as we know she is.
On the NINTH Day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: something to nourish!
Not too long ago, a skincare routine was Clean and Clear making your skin SQUEAKY clean, or Olay fighting those seven signs of ageing. Nowadays, skincare is a multi-step process with routines and influencers coming out of the wazoo.
Wouldn’t it be great if your bags gifted a woman or girl your HOLY GRAIL product? Maybe it’s a cream, lotion, cleanser, scrub, serum, mask, toner or gel – doesn’t matter, it’ll still make someone’s day!
On the TENTH day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: something to hydrate
There are so many things we take for granted and one of them might be a refillable water bottle! A water bottle is a perfect addition to #ItsintheBag.
Such a practical gift that will allow someone to carry water and stay hydrated in our hot Aussie summers.
On the ELEVENTH day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: Something to help her organise!
We all know how overwhelming life can be sometimes. The women who receive our bags often have more on their plate than the rest of us – as well as the difficulties of being homeless many have had to escape their homes due to domestic violence. With so much going on, it can be a real struggle to stay on top of everyday task
Today, add something to your bag to help her stay organised. This could be a diary or planner for next year, a mini calendar, a pretty notebook and pen – or any other item you can think of that is essential to keeping life on track.
On the TWELFTH day of #itsinthebag, you could add to YOUR bag: a note.
Writing a note by hand means so much to the people who are gifted these bags. Kathy (a recipient who received a note) has kept hers for years and held onto it through tough times.
Perhaps you could include a quote, add a little story as to why you chose to donate, or some words of motivation to lift the spirits of those in need this Christmas.