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"emergency" or Dopp kit for office - need ideas
Old 12-15-2019, 09:33 AM
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My son has not asked for much for Christmas. I did buy him a good pair of dress shoes for his job.

I am thinking of making up a little "emergency" kit he could keep in his office drawer. Like a little Dopp kit. I am thinking things like mouthwash, aspirin, face cloths, clorox wipes (if I can find a little one) and dress socks (now that he has moved Uptown, he walks to work in all weather (as opposed to the subway) and I think having dry socks might be a good idea).

What else for a boy (well, a man! He is going to be 25 next month) It has to be small enough that he will actually bring it to the office and stash it in his desk drawer.



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Old 12-15-2019, 09:36 AM
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Safety pins?
Small flashlight?
Needle & thread for loose button?
Nail clipper?
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Old 12-15-2019, 09:47 AM
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Tide pen
Tie (if he wears one daily)
Chocolate
Beef jerky
Chapstick
Lotion
Toothbrush/toothpaste
Breath mints
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Old 12-15-2019, 09:52 AM
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-deodorant
-mini cologne bottle/spray
-dental floss/floss picks
-cash in small bills, ora roll of quarters for the snack machine
-low dollar gift cards to local lunch/morning coffee spot- when he's dying for lunch out of coffee and it's a stretch til payday
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Old 12-15-2019, 09:59 AM
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These are all great ideas! Thanks!

I was actually thinking a roll of quarters, but did not know if the snack machines in the building are high tech ones! But he can always use the coins to get coffee, etc.

A tie is a good idea. He is supposed to wear one most days; a back up is never a bad idea.


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Old 12-15-2019, 10:02 AM
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gum
peppermint candies (the white kind)-I use these when I have an upset stomach.
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:03 AM
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band-aids ??

cough drops-throat soothers
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:07 AM
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I get travel packets of sanitizing wipes I always use on the plane and where I stay, both for my hands and to wipe down stuff. Dollar Store

Extra foldable umbrella to keep in desk?
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:19 AM
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What about some protein or granola bars for a snack on the run?
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:20 AM
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Dental floss and wisps disposable toothbrushes


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Old 12-15-2019, 12:57 PM
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Nail file - I've needed this from time to time from jagged nails that broke. Since this is for a guy, he may use this for another purpose

Tissue packs

Tiny scissors
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Old 12-15-2019, 02:11 PM
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I have a whole drawer full of stuff at school and it always gets used

Excedrin
Motrin
Nail file and Clippers
Cough Drops
Eye Drops
Brush (and hair ties but I know it’s for a male)
Deodorant
Body Spray
Tweezers
Toothbrush/Paste/Floss
Benadryl (cream and pills)
Zyrtec
A backup pair of glasses
Small umbrella
Hand lotion

I have band-aids, hand sanitizer, and snacks/gum/mints in other places....

I may be missing stuff but that’s what I can remember off the top of my head

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Old 12-15-2019, 02:32 PM
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My mom does this for me at the beginning of the school year! I put it up high in a closet in my classroom and refer to it as my emergency kit!

She includes-

Lint roller
Lollipops (in case of a low blood sugar)
Excedrin- I get migraines so this is MUCH needed
Mountain Dew- I also drink this for migraines
tissues
hand sanitizer
chlorox wipes
lint brush
wrinkle release spray
shout wipes
toothbrush/toothpaste
small snacks that won't go bad quickly

I agree with nail clippers, also tweezers (for splinters) and band aids and a small deodorant
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:57 PM
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You've gotten some excellent ideas there! I LOVE this idea and I am sure he is going to love it too. Its so thoughtful and practical!

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Old 12-17-2019, 09:45 AM
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I should have written some of this down, as I was looking for stuff yesterday. I think I got most of it. Hopefully he will actually BRING it to work and stash it in a drawer.
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