Post # 1
We are going on our honeymoon to Europe, coming from North Carolina, and my fiance’s birthday occurs while we are in Europe. I want to bring his birthday gift with us so that he can open it on his actual birthday! It has no liquids in it, which I know are limited, but considering I have never ever been on a plane before…I want to make sure. I am not going to wrap it until we get to Europe. I suppose I’ll have to take wrapping paper and stuff in my bag. I am planning on just having a carryon, with him having a carryon as well, but if it needs to be checked due to his present, it would be well worth it. I am also taking him out to eat but not until we get back in the states. Thank you so much for any and all answers!
Post # 2
I would think it would be okay, but I’m not sure. Here’s a link to the prohibited items page from the TSA website http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items.
Post # 3
MrsMariposa: I think the only questionable part would be if the thermometer has a pointed end.
I know you are trying to have a gift for him to open, but if you are only taking a carry on bag for a trip to Europe you are already very tight for space in your luggage.
Can you just print off a pic of the actual gift and place it in a card?
Post # 4
MrsMariposa: Just because you can take it on a plane doesn’t mean you can take it through customs. Be really careful of any food you take in and out of countries — look up the restrictions for each country, because it would suck if you had to throw it out to make it through customs!
Post # 5
my only concern would be that if some one wanted to test the salts it could come up as something bad because of the nitrites have some chemical similarities to explosives (not the same but some similar chemicals – specifically nitrogen…but I am a little afraid to google it too much!)
I would say 95% its probably ok but if you would be sad if they take it away I wouldn’t bring it (that is basically my rule for travelling at least)
Post # 6
MrsMariposa: I would definitly not bother to take that on the plane all the way to Europe and back; like pp have said, just print a picture of it and maybe bring along something fun & small & have that gift wait at home…
Post # 7
<br />I agree with Jules1949- take a picture and wrap that up. It will be much easier and one less thing to take on your honeymoon! 🙂
Post # 8
You can, there aren’t food restrictions typically except for produce. But you really want to cart that there and back? I agree with others, print a picture of it and put it in a card, or just wait till you get home.
Post # 9
MrsMariposa: I’d be on the side of bring a print out of it in a nice card since it does include food items and carrying that around Europe with you is going to be a pain since you can’t use it while there. It takes up precious luggage space, and might be an issue with customs.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
You can’t bring fruits, vegetables, meats, live animals, plants, etc through customs. They may take issue with it, they may not; with a lot of “grey area” items, it ends up being at the mercy of that individual customs agent. But still, I’d say not worth it. Include a picture, leave the actual kit home.
Post # 11
Totally agree with what others are saying about printing out a picture and putting it in the card. It’s not worth the hassle of carting it around and the risk that some customs agent won’t like it. FI and I were visiting my sister for Christmas this year so I was obviously not going to bring the big popcorn popper I got him on the plane. He was just as excited to open a card with a picture of it inside on Christmas, and then to open the box I had hidden in our house when we got back home.
Post # 12
Why would you want to drag a gift your FI can’t even use in EU all the way there and all the way back?
Post # 13
Personally I would not bring it, it is going to take up space and really it can wait until you get home to open up. I agree with the PP just put a picture of it in a card
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
MrsMariposa: I wouldn’t take the chance and I certainly wouldn’t waste the space in my carryon. Is he likely to use it while you’re overseas anyway? Let him open his gift before you leave or when you get back.
Post # 15
housebee: Thank you! 😀
julies1949: That’s very true. I hadn’t thought of just taking a picture of it and putting it in the card. I am bringing his second present, which is much smaller LOL, so I think that would work out just fine indeed.
bitsybee: That really would suck! =/ I am so utterly ignorant about how it all works. This should be quite the experience for me it seems!
littlemisshostess: LOL that would be something else; blowing up the plane with explosive nitrates for BACON. How ridiculous would that be!?
Lolasmomma: Very true! It really is an adorable little idea.
LibrarianBride: I so need to buy a popcorn popper. I literally pictured you trying to shove it in a suitcase like that episode of Jenna Marbles “How girls pack” -giggles-
Ellicott: I just wanted him to have something to “open” and be all excited about his birthday. I kinda feel like his birthday is getting lost in the wedding/honeymoon and I still want it to be special, you know?