May Gift Guide: Concert and Festival Essentials

May Gift Guide: Festival Essentials

Covering festivals can be dirty business, so it always helps to show up prepared for anything! From center stage to late-night campground parties, here are a few concert essentials I’ll never wristband up without!

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Pelikus Felt Purse & Tote Organizer Insert / Multi-Pocket Handbag Shaper (Medium–Slender, Red)

When you’re living the tote life, it’s impossible to stay organized without a little extra help. I use a combination of ipsy pouches and this handy bag insert to keep my blogging & beauty gear separated and easy to sort through. View on Amazon

Peaches & Petals | Monthly Lifestyle Box

I’m a proud subscriber to Peaches & Petals monthly glam box simply so I can stock up on fun flirty jewelry, scarves, and accessories that always seem to come in handy over the summer. In the past I’ve gotten hammocks that easily tie up between cars in the campgrounds, notebooks, pens, cooling cloths, sunglasses, sun cover-ups and so much more that I continue to treat myself all year long! View on Peaches & Petals

Ipsy Beauty Bag | 5 Beauty Products. $10/Month. Free Shipping.

The sample and travel-sized cosmetics, cleaners, and fragrances that ipsy sends are perfect for packing up a bare-essentials beauty pouch to get you through a festival without lugging along your whole bathroom cabinet, and the little bags they come in are cute to boot! View on

Tim And Ted Bad Decisions Make Good Stories Be Wild Festival Shopping Carrier Tote Bag

Soft, washable, and convenient, a canvas tote is the perfect all-weather festival friend!View on Amazon

NFASHIONSO Women’s Chiffon Bikini Swimwear Printed Bathing Suit Cover Up

Capture the breeze, but not the burn! I always keep a sheer cover-up in my festival bag to protect my skin when the sun starts to scorch. Just because there’s a Phoenix on my back doesn’t mean today is burning day! View on Amazon

MIRA 40 Oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Wide Mouth Water Bottle | Thermos Keeps Cold for 24 hours, Hot for 12 hours | Double Walled

The key to a good time is feeling good the whole time, and at a festival the fastest way to finish early is by getting sunsick and dehydrated, so I keep a wide-mouth refillable insulated water bottle with me at all times, and fill it with icewater every chance I get. View on Amazon

PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Portable Bottles – 1 oz. Variety Pack Travel Sized Jelly Wrap Bottles (Case of 8)

You know nobody wants to come home with the festiflu! I keep one of these strapped to my bag through all the meet & greets and communal campgrounds all through festival season and manage to come out clean!View on Amazon

Plugable Bluetooth Headset (Neckband, In-Ear, Audio EQ, Built-in Mic)

When you’re camping on the festival grounds, tuning out the neighbor’s noise an be a real challenge. I like to pop in a pair of earbuds for my morning run and while I finish up articles covering the event. View on Amazon

Plugable USB 2.0 7-Port High Speed Charging Hub with 60W Power Adapter

With all the devices it takes to cover a concert, a gal needs a serious station to recharge! I keep this baby in the Rock n’ Roller RV because of its universal compatibility and space-saving design so I never have to miss a moment due to a dead battery. View on Amazon

Plugable Full-size Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for Android, iOS, Windows, OS X with Protective Case/Tablet Stand

There are moments when I want to capture the experience in words right there in the field, but thumbing it out on a cell phone keyboard just won’t do. This compact keyboard makes it easier than ever to pop a squat and spin a story. View on Amazon

Plugable Technologies 3-Port 36W USB Smart Charger for Car and Truck Cup Holders (Compatible with Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Mobile

In a hurry and on the go is the name of the live show game. I spend more time in my Jeep than anywhere else as I travel from venue to concert hall to festival ground and this is my most handy passenger, making sure I’m always charged up and ready for action! View on Amazon

About Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena

Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for both Country Music News and Country Music On Tour. Want to collab on some content? Email me. Want my rates for commercial promo work? Get them right here.