20 Creative Events Survival Gift Ideas

Creative Events Survival Gift Ideas


Outside Lands Survival Guide

The biggest music festival in San Francisco, Outside Lands is just a few days away. Prepare to rock out with the survival guide below:

outside-lands survival guide

What to wear:

While you’ll want to dress fashionably, being comfortable is key. Go with a relaxed, loose-fitting tank that will give you a rock-n-roll feel. If you can find a vintage concert tee, even better. Lace is a great accent to any material. Whether you wear it on your shorts or in a lace bandeau peeking out of your top, incorporating a hint of lace into your ensemble is an easy way to achieve a chic festival style. San Francisco can get chilly, so if you decide to brave shorts or a dress, consider wearing tights underneath to keep warm. It’s also wise to dress in layers, so look for warm flannels, denim jackets or sweaters to add to your ensemble. Since you’ll be on your feet all day, go with close-toed, comfortable shoes. Think combat boots, Converse, ankle boots or Vans—whichever suits your personal style.


Despite the cooler climate, you’ll be outside all day, so be sure to bring sunglasses, sunblock, and a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. A small backpack, cross-body bag or fanny pack is ideal for holding all your things hands-free. Consider bringing a beanie in case it gets cold in the evening and finish off your festival look funky jewelry, nail polish and if you want to go all out, red lipstick.

Lollapalooza Survival Guide

Lollapalooza Survival Guide

Lollapalooza is this weekend! Still stressing about what to wear to achieve that street-chic vibe that embodies the music festival in the heart of Chicago? Check out our Survival Guide below:

What to wear:

Lollapalooza is all about street style. Look for fashion-forward pieces such as loose graphic tees or tanks, denim tops or vests, patterned tops or shorts and classy lace accented tops. High-wasted denim shorts are a classic music festival look, or for a more feminine look, consider wearing a skirt or dress—your outfit should reflect your personality. Skip the heels and flip flops—they’ll be a pain to walk in. Flat boots, converse or vans are a fashionable alternative that won’t kill your feet.

lollapalooza what to wear


The weather in Chicago has been a bit bipolar for past Lollapaloozas, so it’s a good idea to be prepared for any surprise storms with an umbrella. Bring a small backpack or cross-body bag so you can carry all your belongings hands-free—anything with studs or fringe is perfect for maintaining an indie-rock inspired style. Top off your street-chic look with a long necklace, sunglasses and a sun hat and be sure to bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated.

Comic-Con: Superhero Survival Guide

Nerds, geeks, and fantasy fanatics are uniting this weekend for one of the biggest events in pop-culture, Comic-Con. Planning on joining them? Geek-out properly with the survival guide below:


What to wear:

If you’re wearing a costume (and we recommend you do), it’s wise to bring a sewing kit in case any ripping occurs. Costumes can be hot, so consider inserting sweat guards to keep any odors at bay and to freshen up the costume with Febreze. Make sure to keep any props you have lightweight as you’ll be carrying them around with you all day. If you don’t want to wear a costume, it is still important to show off your inner-nerd. Rep your fandom with a graphic tee. Girls, pair your tee with denim cutoffs for a classic look or consider wearing it with a skater skirt for a more feminine appearance. Whether you wear a costume or not, comfortable shoes are essential.

Comic-Con- Superhero Survival Guide


What to bring:

In case you loose any of the people in your group or want to post pictures of your epic day while you’re at the event, having a charged phone is a must. Bring a portable charger with you to ensure you won’t be stuck phoneless and consider bringing a camera to capture your favorite Comic-Con memories. Take a lunchbox (preferably one with a comic–themed design) to carry snacks and a refillable water bottle so you don’t spend money on water and food at the event. Lastly, bring a backpack to hold all your belongings and any freebies or purchases you are bound to pick up at the event.

Megan Smith

Megan writes live from San Francisco, the city where green lovers together build some major community. Her favorite real stories are ones where all little guys stand up to make a change. Besides green writing, Megan loves to wander around the farmer's market, ride her bike around the city, hike up mountains, swim in oceans, and experiment with vegan baking. She also practices and teaches yoga.

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