Gaby and Bjargey

Gaby and Bjargey
Two Michigan girls, who enjoy experiencing the world. Currently based in Iceland, Toned and Traveled is the go ­to travel and lifestyle blog for women who are looking for tips and advice on traveling, health and wellness, and life.
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The Ultimate Post-Grad Essential List

Fill in the blank: I would not make it through the day without _____.

If you are a recent graduate, your answer may have been coffee, your phone or favorite butt lifting jeans. I can tell you that I would not survive without my Glossier lip salve or daily smoothie. As a post-grad, who has started her first job and is semi-living alone, I have realized that there are certain items I could not do without.

It could be an awful day at work, the morning after a long night out or a relaxing night in and having this item just seems to make your world a better place. After I made my own list, I decided to run a little survey with my friends who have also recently graduated to see what their post-grad essential was! I told them it didn’t need to be something materialistic and almost everyone’s answers were different. It may seem silly but what is your post-grad essential? The one item you cannot live without right now? Comment below.

Check out the list I made with my friends. Do any of these match yours?


  • A Crock Pot
  • Professional clothes – buh bye to that party girl college look
  • Something motivative, inspirational to keep your day going
  • A Blue Apron subscription
  • A Jet or Boxed subscription
  • Coffee
  • Wine – The most IMPORTANT Necessity of all.
  • Anything from Lush
  • Tea
  • Pardon Me Facemask
  • My car
  • Phone/ laptop
  • My friends
  • An eco-friendly water bottle
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Essential Oils
  • A tote bag
  • Sleep
  • A planner
  • Portable charger
  • Fitbit
  • S’well bottle
  • Emergency flats to keep at my desk
  • Emergen-C
  • Uber
  • Protein anything
  • Glossier products
  • Mint App
  • The Skimm Subscription
  • Gym membership
  • Undereye gels
  • A good moisturizer
  • Comfy but fashionable shoes

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