DIY Honeymoon Survival Kit

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I’m the type of person who likes to be prepared. I write checklists, double-check Google Maps to ensure I know where I’m going, and write out a list of contact information in case an emergency happens. So it should come as no surprise that I made a “Honeymoon Survival Kit” for James and myself when we jetted off to Aruba this past September.

Your honeymoon, at least to me, is one of those big life moments and events that you really hope goes perfectly. Leading up to it, I worried that our travel agent messed something up. Or that the photos weren’t representative of the actual resort. Or that the food would be terrible. You know, normal things worrisome people fret over.

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Then, of course, I worried about getting a migraine. I was diagnosed with migraines as a teen and have since have had them come and go (please consult your doctor if you think you are suffering from migraines). I know myself and my body well enough to know that the chance of getting one while on my trip was fairly high. So to be prepared, I made sure to include a bottle of Excedrin® Migraine in my “Honeymoon Survival Kit.” Here’s what I included in my kit.

honeymoon survival kit DIY

DIY Honeymoon Survival Kit

To make your own, purchase all the supplies below from Walmart and throw them in a cute, TSA-friendly bag. That’s it! Here’s what I included in my kit – you may want to change yours a little depending on your needs.


If you’re going somewhere warm, this is a given. But you’d be surprised how many people forget sunscreen! And trust me- you don’t want to be forced to buy some at the resort’s gift shop. They mark up the prices so much, you won’t have any money left over for souvenirs. I packed sunscreen and lip balm with SPF just to be safe.  

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Excedrin® Migraine

Regular pain relievers just don’t work for me when I have a migraine. Excedrin® Migraine starts to relieve migraine pain in 30 minutes, and it’s #1 Neurologist Recommended* Excedrin® products deliver fast relief for different types of headaches (mine always come early- or mid-day, for example). The first day we arrived I had a terrible migraine, and Excedrin® saved the day. Use as directed.

Hand Sanitizer

If you’re flying to get to your honeymoon destination, you’ll definitely want some hand sanitizer. Do I really need to explain just how gross planes are? It also came in handy when we ate at an outdoor restaurant that had a less-than-desirable bathroom situation.

Nail Polish

A chipped manicure or pedicure is bound to happen when you’re in the sand/pool all day. I brought a bottle of nail polish to touch up my toes. (I had fake nails done for my wedding, so there were no touchups needed there!)


Why is it that you always need a bandage at the most inopportune times? I swear I always have a bunch laying around when I don’t need them, but the minute I stub my toe or get a blister, they are nowhere to be found. These came in handy when my cute wedges gave me a blister. Fashion is pain, baby.

What do you include in your emergency travel kit?

*Among OTC medicine for migraines. Symphony Health Solutions, 2016


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