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A holiday 'goody bag'

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At the end of the month I'm taking away my 16yo daughter and her best friend for a long week end to the seaside, staying in a caravan.

Neither girl has had a great 12 months, and this is a celebration of the end of GCSEs, school-life being over and looking forward to the next step of their lives.

Something I want to do is create a goody bag for the girls to give them on their first day of hols. I'm thinking stocking filler type things, but with a focus on things they'll use or appreciate on the holiday.

So far I've got both, a bag from £1land that holds their wet swimming costumes, some toilteries (bodywash and bodyspray) and beyond that I'm running out of ideas. Any suggestions please.

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  • tacpot12tacpot12 Forumite
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    My suggestions:

    Nail varnish
    Ear plugs (and perhaps a set for you as well)
    A pack of playing cards each - I played with a pack similar to these recently: https://www.amazon.co.uk/FADACAI-Black-Plastic-Waterproof-Playing/dp/B07MX4GNC9. They felt great in the hands, and are waterproof.
    A long (2m) power lead for their phones - you might need to check whether the friend needs an iphone Lightning cable or Micro USB
    A bag of sweets
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  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    Sun cream.
    A small voucher for them to spend when back home.
    Maybe a 'note' so they can go to lunch together.
    A diary so they can write their memories.
    Nail varnish.
    Lip gloss.
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    Sunglasses case
    Tinted lip balm
    Flip flops
    Bath bomb
    Hair bands
    Drinks bottle
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  • SpendlessSpendless Forumite
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    Oh I like the sunglasses cases/suncream and water bottle ideas making it all holiday themed. I also saw a couple fo cheap ankle bracelts for girls will love yesterday.
  • MrsnMrsn Forumite
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    Primark have some lovely 90p flip flops that are holiday themed in, love the other ideas suggested
  • Dark_StarDark_Star Forumite
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    Fab idea.


    Maybe a holiday themed chic-lit type reading book? £land do some books otherwise The works often do 3 for £5 or charity shops can have good-as-new books for £1 or less.....


    Cute handbag size hairbrush


    Lightweight summery scarf (protect against hot sun/freezing rain)


    Groovy sun hat


    Funny plasters - peppa pig or something (always handy for shoes that rubbed)


    Funky beach towel (Primark usually do nice ones)


    Sparkly pen for the diary/notebook (works/£land etc)


    Disposable camera each


    Matching pj's (Primark)


    Fun jewellery - e.g. bangle/bracelet/necklace - lots in your charity shops/Primark etc
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  • Ms_ChocaholicMs_Chocaholic Forumite
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    How about a facial pack, I think you can get them in Poundland.
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  • SpendlessSpendless Forumite
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    Dark_Star wrote: »
    Fab idea.





    Cute handbag size hairbrush
    Reallly like this idea. Daughter constantly asks for a hairbrush. Any ideas where to get a handbag sized oe from?
  • broughybroughy Forumite
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    Spendless wrote: »
    Reallly like this idea. Daughter constantly asks for a hairbrush. Any ideas where to get a handbag sized oe from?


    Primark have some small ones. They also have the kind that fold in half in order to be "portable"
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