I doubt this is a newsflash for anyone out there, but the Summer Olympics are here! Most of you have probably caught at least a little of the coverage, from opening ceremonies to newsworthy victories. If you’re like me, you vow to watch as much as possible (even the unusual sports)…and then wind up only watching diving and gymnastics. After all, who can say no to speedos and sparkly costumes?
Whatever country you pledge allegiance to, there is much more excitement to come in the next week and a half – especially if you’re lucky enough to be on your way to London to see the games in person. To make the trip ahead easier, we’ve gathered some essential Olympic items at Firefly for you. Safe travels!
First thing’s first – the plane trip to London! Make sure your passport is protected for the long trip to London town with Barbara Wiggins’ classic and durable passport protector. Then, why not relax on your long flight by getting into the spirit of the games? Try perusing the The Olympic Games Through a Lens. It contains 230 photos from Getty Images of both iconic and unusual athletes, moments, and sports. For the superstitious fan, we suggest using BlueQ’s “Knock on Wood” bag for small personal items – you can’t be too cautious when a gold medal’s in the balance!
Now you’ve landed in London Town, and are ready to go find your favorite events! You might be a tourist, but who says you need to look the part? The voyager compass necklace helps you get your bearings without resorting to a cumbersome map, so you’ll never miss a meet! Show off your American Olympic pride while spectating in a classy and discreet way with Kinetix’s USA tank top (looks even better on women!). When the night gets chilly, channeling your Usain Bolt has never been easier than when wearing La La Land’s printed cardigan – you’ll be cheering faster than a cheetah!
London gets hot in the summer, and nothing is worse than a cold beverage warming up. Stay hydrated (& keep your liquids cool) with a S’well bottle that’s functional as well as stylin’. Now, if you must sniffle during an equestrian event, you should use a cotton hanky – remember, our English cousins are quite proper! Try these three soft cotton handkerchiefs from Izola. Throughout your time at the Games, you’ll probably meet buckets of world travelers. Keep track of these interesting new friends from around the globe with this journal.
The games are over – time to celebrate. Don’t forget to congratulate your favorite athlete! Feeling a little jealous of their victory? Grab one of these gold medal bottle openers, and you’ll feel like a winner every time you help a friend out opening their bottle!