8 Must-Have Products to Pack for Your Honeymoon

You might put planning and packing for your honeymoon on the back burner while you're focusing on the wedding. But there are some products that you should definitely pack for the honeymoon to make sure things go smoothly and nothing gets in the way of your good time. Here's a checklist of what you need to pack:

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Toiletries and Medicine

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Sunblock is the first thing you should throw into your toiletry bag because you need this regardless of the weather where you're going to be. You should also be sure to pack any prescription medication you might need and other over-the-counter basics such as Tylenol, Immodium or another anti-diarrhea medication, Benadryl in case you're allergic to something, and bug spray if you're going to a humid hot spot. These items are especially important if you're planning to be in a foreign destination, where you might not be familiar with the medication.

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Appropriate Attire

Although a good honeymoon means spending a lot of time together in bed, you will need clothes for whenever you want to venture out of your room. Make sure to bring clothes that will suit the climate you're entering. Consider bringing T-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts and other items you can easily layer, so that you can add or remove clothes to adjust to the temperature. A good pair of jeans and comfortable shoes are must for any climate. And you should also bring a swimsuit even if you're going to a ski lodge in the winter. Most hotels have hot tubs or pools that you might want to use.

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Beach Gear

Most couples head to the beach for their honeymoon. If you fall into that category, you should make sure to have sunglasses, beach towels (if your hotel or resort does not provide them), flip flops, and anything else that will make your day at the beach more luxurious and comfortable. Time on the beach is also a chance to show off your hip style by wearing swimsuits with flair and personality.

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Luggage Tags

No one wants to spend extra time searching for their luggage when they arrive at their honeymoon destination. If you have black suitcases like everyone else, then you should either tie a pretty bow in a shocking color to your bags or choose luggage tags that are colorful and unique. This way, you'll spot your luggage right away and be sure to have your address on your stuff in case any of your luggage gets lost.

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Smart Phone or iPad

Others will probably photograph you at your wedding. But you will be the photographer of your honeymoon, and an easy-to-use yet technically sophisticated device will help you get the best pics. Plus, with your smart phone or iPad, you can stay connected with family and friends, check the weather at your destination regularly, sign up for events, get maps, make reservations, and more. Of course, you can also share those photos on social media as you're honeymooning. Just make sure to keep some time digital-free, so you can connect with your spouse. 

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Sexy Accessories

The honeymoon is about spending time with each other - and having sex. This vacation is supposed to be about passion and romance and expressing your love for one another. It's a great excuse to spice things up in the bedroom. Bring your best lingerie and any toys -- from edible body paint to those pink fuzzy handcuffs you received for your bachelorette party. Just be sure that whatever you bring is something with which you and your husband or wife are comfortable. If you're new to sex or have any pain when having sex, you should remember to pack personal lubricant. It can really help make sex more enjoyable and pain free.

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Thank You Cards

Bring along your wedding thank you cards, so you can get a jump on writing them. While I wouldn't interrupt the vacation, to write these babies, I would consider working on them on the plane or train. Or maybe you can write a few them while your spouse is sleeping and your being your night owl or early bird self. 

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Fun and Games

Carrying travel games, such as Monopoly Express or a deck of cards, is a great back up. You never can tell if it's going to rain in a tropical destination or if you'll get stuck at the airport. A board game can keep you occupied and entertained when you've had enough sex and there's little else to do. Consider board games your Plan B.