1 An always-honest BFF. Perfect for shopping trips, reality checks and relationship advice – even if you don’t want to hear it at the time.
2 Chocolate. After dogs and diamonds, it really is a girl’s best friend.
3 An emergency stash of lady stuff. Tampons? Check. Nail file? Check. Lip balm? Check. Ready for any situation? Totally!
4 A trustworthy gynaecologist on speed dial.
5 Dry shampoo. Or a fabulous hat to hide a bad hair day.
6 A really friendly mirror. One that makes you look just a little taller and a little slimmer – so you walk out the house feeling a lot of both.
7 Nail polish remover – because chipped and faded is never in.
8 A life-changing book, one that made you laugh out loud and shed a tear (or several).
10 A savings account, preferably with something in it.
11 A criminally sexy set of lingerie.
12 Red lipstick (to go with aforesaid lingerie).
13 Seriously killer heels (to go with aforesaid lipstick).
14 A signature scent that will always make him think of you.
15 A man who’s fun in the good times, funny in the bad times and – most importantly – sticks around for both.
16 An epic, suits-all-outfits Mary Poppins-style handbag. That fits, you know, your whole life in it.
17 A photo album bursting with seriously happy memories…
18 … And a bucket list of special moments you still want to create.
Got something you can’t live without? We’re looking for two more, so tweet @GLAMOUR_Sa and we might add it to the list!
Compiled by Sarah Browining, Meike Mann and Thsegofatso Mogotsi