What Does Your Handbag Say About You?

For most women, your mobile, lipgloss, shopping list or even a pack of tissues might seem innocent enough to have in your handbag. But what if we told you the contents in your tote can tell a lot more about you than you think?

“A woman’s handbag is an extension of who she is,” says Kathryn Eisman, author of How to Tell a Woman by her Handbag (Penguin, RRP: $24.95). "A peek inside a woman's bag is a peek inside her soul.”

While most women carry around life’s essentials, according to a recent study conducted by Kellogg’s Special K Mini Breaks, which surveyed 2,000 women, it’s not just everyday items that people carry around. Baby teeth, spare undies, sex toys and voodoo dolls, tarot cards, and dog biscuits are amongst the most unusual contents. Here are the findings:


1. Keys
2. Pens
3. Tissues
4. Paracetamol/medication
5. Receipts
6. Make-up
7. Tampons/bandaid/other first aid items
8. Sunglasses
9. Snack/chewing gum
10. Compact mirror


1. Screwdriver kit
2. Porn DVD
3. Son's baby tooth
4. Daughter's first pair of shoes
5. Intimate toys
6. Tarot cards
7. Vampire voodoo doll
8. Confetti from their wedding day
9. Spare knickers
10. Piano tuning fork


GIRLY MUSTS - Band-Aids, mints, perfume, memorable trinkets (such as holiday momentos and photos)
You’re an expressive and caring woman who’s a bit of a dreamer with a romantic soul. While you’ve got a passionate side, you can also have a fiery temper.

HANDY ITEMS – Diary/personal planner, toothbrush, deodorant, make-up, phone charger
You’re the super-organised one of the bunch. You’re efficient and ready for anything that gets thrown at you.

THE BASICS – lipgloss, phone, walley and keys
You like to keep your handbag tidy and fuss free, which shows you’re a simple lass. Though sometimes you can be accused of being overly logical and rational!

EVERYTHING ABOVE - A combination of basics and more
You’re the person who can never find anything in her bag! You’re creative, incredibly busy, and constantly evolving.

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i keep small squares of completed knitting in my bag to tie around trees. coz im a baby knitter bomber :P