Get Packing – Uncommon Goods for Common Adventures

Whether you are traveling for a wedding, seeking some R&R, or you've just booked a family vacation, we've prepared a list of our favorite uncommon items to pack for your next weekend away. Take a look!

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LOVE: Quotes and Passages from the Heart

Pen the perfect toast with this book of love quotes that features romantic wit and wisdom from Abraham Lincoln to Zsa Zsa Gabor and many in between. 

Hint Mints

A mint is a mint is a mint. Right? Wrong. For a cooler way to cool your breath Hint Mints designed their fashion friendly tins to be “pocket-sized objects of desire.”

General Knot & Co.

You don’t want to upstage the bride or groom. But everyone else is fair game. These bespoke ties, pocket squares and card cases are the perfect stand out style statement. 


Manduka Yoga Mat

Often a good grip and decent durability mean a heavier yoga mat. The Manduka PROlite packs strength, grip and moisture-wicking technology into a flexible mat light enough to toss in your suitcase.


A smart phone might seem antithetical to meditation, but the mobile app Headspace is actually an amazing resource for people in pursuit of elevated “mindfulness.”


Don’t lose a second of your vacation to jet lag. The happylight delivers trademarked beams comparable to sunlight that help battle that listless feeling you get from changing time zones. If you happen to be vacationing in a snowy locale, it can also help chase away the winter blues.


Vortex Monocular 

Get a closer, clearer view of everything you spot on the trail. The Vortex Monocular transmits crystal clear imagery in a waterproof, shock-proof device that can attach to flat surfaces and is far more compact than a pair of binoculars. 

Nalgene + LifeStraw

On long bike expeditions, hikes or camping, you need to stay hydrated. The Nalgene Wide Mouth is lightweight and durable, even on rough terrain.  If you’re headed really far off the beaten path, a Lifestraw Go Bottle with the patented Lifestraw filter turns ponds and even puddles into filtered, drinkable water.

Parrot Bebop Drone

If nobody sees your amazing adventure on Instagram, did it really happen? With its high-res camera, self-generated wifi network and compact design, the Parrot is the perfect way to capture those shareable moments.



It’s not easy to pull kids away from their devices these days, so consider this a creative compromise. This doodle pen creates beautiful 3D objects, and it’s simple enough to be wielded by the least experienced artist in the family. 

Brookstone Pocket Project Micro

Forget crowding around one device when you travel. This pocket projector allows you to project up to 50” diagonal on any flat surface, so you can turn the wall in your hotel room into a big screen.

Motorola Digital Two-Way Radio

With a coverage radius of 350,000 feet, this two-way radio makes staying in contact with your family easy. Added bonus: You can convince your kids you’re a secret agent.

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