Little, Little Books – The Ultimate Travel Companion

Holidays! Aren’t they fantastic? A time to relax, re-charge and indulge your sight and your senses with new experiences and local delicacies. But a recent study conducted by Little Shop Of revealed that more than two in five of the UK population find packing for holidays stressful. Over half of people surveyed said this was because they couldn’t decide what to pack and 20% said they get anxious about forgetting their accessories.

Well Little Shop Of is here to help! Did you know that as well as our Little Books we also make Little, Little Books? Measuring a compact 11cm x 15cm they make the ideal travel companion – taking up minimal suitcase space. Despite their diminutive size they have all the same helpful features as the larger books, with soft padded pages for protection and a clever design that ensures jewellery will never get misplaced, tangled or tarnished. They can also be discreetly stored amongst other books in your hotel room to give you peace of mind about taking your precious pieces on vacation.

Indeed our Little, Little Books love nothing more than a holiday adventure! So to celebrate the start of the summer holiday season, we are launching a new competition. Each month we will upload to Twitter and Facebook a photo of one of our lucky books on holiday and invite our followers to guess where in the world it is. We will then pick a winner at random from the correct entries who will receive their own Little, Little Book of Earrings, Necklaces or Rings to take on their summer break.

Everyone at Little Shop Of HQ is keen to be involved in the fun as well so next time you’re on a trip, why not take a photo of one of our books enjoying some down time to get us guessing too! Upload it to our Twitter @LittleShopOfLtd or Facebook account @LittleShopOfLtd using the hashtag #LittleBookBreak

Start Your Holiday Happier!

We love a holiday! With cheap city getaways, competitive flights and endless accommodation options, from camping to castles, there’s never been a better time to book that break! However, we also know how stressful packing for holidays can be. Pack too much and you end up burdened with heavy bags and excess luggage fees. Pack too little and you spend the first day running around buying missing items.

This year, over 12 million of us are expected to take winter holidays (source: ABTA)- that’s a lot of packing and unpacking! With this in mind, co-founder of Little Shop Of Ltd, Jackie McLaren, shares her top packing tips, so you can start your holiday happier…

  1. Make A List

A few days before, start jotting down everything you need to take with you. Make a comprehensive list and then leave it in a prominent place so you can easily add to it. By the time you come to open your case, you’ll have a succinct record of everything you need.

  1. Keep It Fresh

Unless you are a perpetual jetsetter, it’s likely that your suitcase will spend a lot of the year zipped shut, stuffed in a cupboard or loft. Pop some fabric conditioner sheets or lavender bags in amongst your clothes to stop them inheriting that musty smell.

  1. Lay Out Your Clothes

Before putting anything in your suitcase, lay out all the clothes you intend to take on your bed. This makes it much easier to avoid those packing mistakes such as a favourite top that doesn’t go with anything or three pairs of jeans for a two day trip!

  1. Roll, Don’t Fold

We’ve all read that too much sun can cause wrinkles but did you know that they can appear before the plane has even landed? To save space and stop creasing, roll your clothes instead of folding them.

  1. Layering Is Key

Wearing layers can add colour, texture and pattern, providing a simple way to expand your travel wardrobe. It also allows you to pack light even if you’re visiting multiple climates.

Packing in layers is another effective method for preventing clothes getting creased in your case. It also means you can easily find key items without having to unpack your entire bag.

  1. Bring Out The Bling

Jewellery can help transform any outfit- making your clothes work for the beach and the bar. However, if the thought of sifting through all your accessories to find the perfect match leaves you needing more than just a holiday, why not invest in one of our stylish Little Books (link) or Bundle Bags (link) offering the perfect space-saving solution for your suitcase.

  1. Cushion Your Compacts

To prevent your powder or eye shadow compacts from cracking during your travels, place a flat cotton wool pad in between the pressed powder and the lid.

  1. Leave Space In Your Case

If like me, you enjoy shopping make sure to leave room in your suitcase for the all-important souvenirs!