The United States is a wonderful and beautiful country. I think everyone agrees! However, personal safety is something we all need to be aware of in these troubling times. I discovered a few personal safety devices that are not only cute but effective for the girls in your life!
My sons and their girlfriends live and work in New York City. They travel the subway and trains on a daily basis and walk everywhere in between. Their safety is naturally a huge concern for me. So, last year for Christmas they each got a canister of pepper spray in their stockings. The boys got standard black but I found some glittery ones for the girls.
A company called Blingsting makes a pepper spray product that clips easily to a purse, backpack, keychain or a leash. As the name of the company suggests, the products are girly and glittery. They come in different colors such as hot pink, black, gold and confetti, which is multi-colored. They are $19.95 on Amazon with free shipping on Amazon Prime. The pepper spray has a 10-12 foot range and dye marks an attacker for positive ID. It is a handy and stylish way to protect yourself if necessary. Here it is in silver:
Blingsting also makes personal safety alarm called “Ahh!-larm” It is a super loud alarm in the shape of a heart. Again, it has a built in clip that allows you to attach it to your purse, briefcase, what have you. These are also available in assorted colors. On the back of the heart are two buttons. The red button is a panic button and when pressed activates the 115 decibel siren. To silence the alarm press the red button a second time. There is a white button on the back that activates a safety light as well. In a threatening situation this device is fast and easy and because it clips on a purse it is always within reach. The alarm is also $19.95 on Amazon. One of my favorite local stores, The Crystal Cottage, in Pennsylvania, carries both the alarm and pepper spray for $20 each.
The pepper spray or Ahh!-larm would make great graduation gifts or stocking stuffers for girls going away to college or work. It certainly gives this mom some piece of mind! Thank you Blingsting! Be safe and happy and have a wonderful weekend!