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21 Things Your Mom Definitely Puts In Her Purse

Now you know why it's so heavy.

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1. A flashlight.

HOW ELSE ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO READ THE MENU IN THOSE DARK RESTAURANTS?

HOW ELSE ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO READ THE MENU IN THOSE DARK RESTAURANTS?

2. These tissues.

Some in there have definitely been used, but she'll offer 'em to you anyway.
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Some in there have definitely been used, but she'll offer 'em to you anyway.

3. An off-brand wireless charger.

HER PHONE WILL NOT GO BELOW 65%, DAMMNIT.
Twitter: @MaybeMisaki

HER PHONE WILL NOT GO BELOW 65%, DAMMNIT.

4. Saniwipes.

The better for opening bathroom door with, my dear.
Twitter: @mommye

The better for opening bathroom door with, my dear.

5. All kinds of lip products.

Including varying shades of pink and red lipsticks.
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Including varying shades of pink and red lipsticks.

6. A magnifying glass.

To hell with tiny fonts.
Twitter: @Kimbo_slyceee

To hell with tiny fonts.

7. These pens.

Or pens from her doctor's office. All useless, but did you know that licking the tip might revive it?
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Or pens from her doctor's office. All useless, but did you know that licking the tip might revive it?

8. Quarters for meters.

Just in case.
Twitter: @thec0rkscrew

Just in case.

9. One of these mini bottles of hand sanitizer.

Always with the protective rubbery case.
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Always with the protective rubbery case.

10. Gum and/or mints and/or floss.

No garlic breath when mom's around! Hardcore moms also carry their own travel toothbrushes and toothpaste everywhere.
Twitter: @BlentFryberg

No garlic breath when mom's around! Hardcore moms also carry their own travel toothbrushes and toothpaste everywhere.

11. Many, many snacks.

Favorites include M&Ms, Swedish fish, Twizzlers, and Gummy bears; sometimes all of them are in there. Without a doubt, these are no longer in their packages and are as hard as a cough drop.
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Favorites include M&Ms, Swedish fish, Twizzlers, and Gummy bears; sometimes all of them are in there. Without a doubt, these are no longer in their packages and are as hard as a cough drop.

12. Lots of bobby pins.

They might be a little bent out of shape, but there's nothing a little elbow grease can't solve.
Twitter: @carleyb11

They might be a little bent out of shape, but there's nothing a little elbow grease can't solve.

13. And a fresh sleeve of hair ties.

Moms will never let you down when you need one.
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Moms will never let you down when you need one.

14. All of the receipts.

"What if you need to return it?"
Twitter: @dianaapizanoo

"What if you need to return it?"

15. An extra sweater or scarf.

The air conditioning is always too damn high.
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The air conditioning is always too damn high.

16. As well as a pair of socks.

They might be yours, but they might be hers — you know, in case it gets cold.
Twitter: @katierosman

They might be yours, but they might be hers — you know, in case it gets cold.

17. Mini tubes of lotion.

Gotta keep that skin hydrated!
Twitter: @BlakeleyWallace

Gotta keep that skin hydrated!

18. A couple old coupons.

19. Every kind of pain reliever imaginable.

Motrin, Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, you name it, she's got it.
Twitter: @BriPickettt

Motrin, Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, you name it, she's got it.

20. A checkbook.

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21. And a fan.

If you don't know why, ask your mom.
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If you don't know why, ask your mom.

Now it all makes sense.

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