HANDBAG ESSENTIALS FOR 50+ WOMEN
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Handbag Essentials For 50+ Women

October 6, 2019 | Fashion & Beauty | By Lisa Smith

There are certain items every 50+ woman should carry in her well-packed handbag. These essentials will help you stay organized and save you from uncertain embarrassments and disappointments.

Check out this list of handbag essentials for 50+ women.

1. Prescription Medicine

Prescription medicines should always be present in your handbags in case of emergencies. For example, in cases of heart attacks, chew a tab of aspirin as quickly as possible. It’s advised to chew and not swallow, and also be sure to use an enteric-coated tablet which is slower in acting. It’s recommended to take the medicine before calling 911.

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2. A Few Pieces Of Candy

Diabetes is mostly affected by 50+ people, as approximately 25% of people over the age of 60 have diabetes. It is advised that women carry a few pieces of candy in their handbags in case of a diabetic shock or hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is commonly known as low blood sugar. Symptoms may include shakiness, anxiety, sweating profusely, rapid heartbeats, dizziness, etc. if you or your loved one is diabetic; it is advised to by the American diabetic association to carry simple carbohydrates, like candy with you.

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3. Condoms

Studies have proven that people over 50 are more social and have more sex than other age grades. The sad news is that 50+ people are contracting sexually transmitted diseases more than before. It is important for 50+ women to carry condoms in their handbags, as it is essential in case the need arises. Although you may not be at risk of getting pregnant, it is very important to have safe sex.

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4. Hand Sanitizes

Just think about all the germs that you may come in contact with daily. They may be lurking in public transit handrails, bathroom door knobs or even your phone screens. Hand sanitizes are a must to have in your handbag. 50+ women are usually neat freaks.

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5. Safety Pins

Every 50+ woman should carry this in her handbag. It’s a lifesaver if you pop a button seam. It also comes in handy if your necklace suddenly breaks, the smaller ones can pinch-hit for a clasp.

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6. Extra Earrings

If you lose your earrings, there’s no other alternative aside from having a spare. It’s very essential to keep a pair in your handbag, in case the need arises.

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7. House-Keys

These should always be carried in case there’s an emergency and there’s a sudden requirement to pick up at home. It’s always important for +50 plus women to have these in their bags.

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8. Perfumes

Perfumes are invisible accessories every 50+ woman should have in her bag. You might step out wearing that fragrance you love and with time, it starts to fade. Bag it and take it along so you can smell perfectly all day long.

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9. Cash

Don’t forget to always carry cash along in your handbag. You don’t want to be stranded when you come across a need or want you. Cash will always come in handy.

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10. Band Aids

 Always be prepared for the worst, keep a few bandages in your handbag. They will save you from cuts and scrapes or even new painful new shoes.

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Now you know why these handbags are always heavy. It’s important to always carry things that are an absolute necessity. As a 50+ woman, those things you can’t do without should always find its way into that handbag.

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