The best gifts are the ones you didn’t know you needed—until you use them every day. Cadence’s customizable, TSA-approved capsules are the perfect example.
For someone who has to fly cross-country twice a week for work, I know as well as anyone that keeping up with your self care routine while traveling sucks. I don’t even wanna talk about how many times I’ve lost precious bottles of expensive skincare to the maddeningly arbitrary rules of TSA… until my flight attendant best friend put me on to Cadence’s revolutionary travel capsules.
These Instagrammable, eco-friendly containers are simplifying and de-stressing the art of travel (and everyday life), and they’re some of best things I’ve bought myself. So as the birthdays, baby showers, and special occasions roll on by this year, I have a foolproof gift I know everyone will appreciate: Cadence’s sleek, colorful capsules.
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Apparently, Cadence has been known to sell out, which makes sense, given that Time Magazine named their capsules one of the ‘Best Inventions’ of 2022. After seeing how incredible these things are myself, I’m not surprised. These life-proof capsules have saved me from many packing nightmares. All that’s to say… if these capsules are in stock, I’d suggest snagging a few sets so you always have a thoughtful gift ready to go.
Cadence Sold 1.5 Million Capsules, and Then Upgraded Them.
After racking up some serious press love from publications like Forbes, Refinery29, Travel + Leisure, and Who What Wear… Cadence decided to roll out some new improvements in their capsules with the meticulously designed Flex System.
Previously only available in the .56-ounce size, the new capsules have a wider mouth and come in multiple sizes, so they can be tailored to fit any routine. There’s even a 1.43-ounce Extender ($14), which screws onto the new Small ($14), Medium ($22), or Large ($36) capsules to make a larger size. The opportunities are endless.
I have a custom Set of 7 capsules and they’ve been game-changing for me. Here’s why I’m ordering another set for myself and gifting a set to everyone I know this year.
They’re Made for Real Life
No matter how careful I am about packing my toiletries, something always leaks in my bag when I’m on the go. With these Cadence capsules, I don’t have to worry about that happening any more. Leak-proof and air-tight, these life-savers keep my products exactly where they’re supposed to be.
They’re also basically indestructible. Each magnetic capsule is double-walled with a seal and twist-on cap, so I never have to worry about whatever WWE wrestling match goes on before the baggage claim. But the best part is that, for all their toughness and protection, the Capsules are still super lightweight and take up very little space.
Fully Customized to Fit Any Flow
Everybody moves to their own rhythm. Of course, a company called Cadence is gonna honor that. Each capsule is fully customizable and flexible to fit anyone’s specific routine and holds an endless array of travel necessities—from vitamins and serums to earrings and skincare. They come in a variety of beautiful colorways and in 3 versatile sizes. You’re free to mix and match as you like.
- The 56: The small capsule holds .56-ounces in a shallow and wide profile, perfect for eye cream, balm, and ibuprofen.
- The 132: The medium capsule holds 1.32-ounces, great for cleansers, face masks, and medications.
- The 256: The large capsule holds 2.75-ounces—nearly 5x the volume of the 56—and can hold things like lotion, body wash, or shampoo.
And then there’s the 1.43-ounce Extender that can be added onto any of these. In another feat of design magic, they also feature interchangeable magnetic labels—so you always know what’s inside. You can either choose from common labels like shampoo and moisturizer, or even better, write custom labels based on the products you know your loved ones use.
A lot of people don’t know this, but TSA guidelines require all containers to be “marked” less than 3.4 ounces. This means that without a proper label, any container can be confiscated by TSA. Cadence thought of everything though—their Capsules are TSA-compliant and clearly marked.
And while these carry-on-friendly capsules are small, they fit wayyy more than I thought they would. You can use Cadence’s own Capacity Calculator, too, to get a good sense of what you can fit.
The Holy Grail of Form + Function
Even before my flight attendant friend told me about Cadence, I’d seen them all over social media. Considering the magnetic, hexagonal capsules are as gorgeous as they are easy to use, this probably comes as no surprise. The design isn’t just for aesthetic reasons, though. The sleek, honeycomb-inspired capsules feature wide-mouth openings for filling with ease, whereas traditional narrow-necked toiletry containers are a complete mess to fill.
I’ve thrown my fair share of plastic bottles away after trips because they were too difficult to clean or reuse. Cadence’s capsules, on the other hand, are leaps and bounds better than those mini bottles because you can use and re-use them again and again after a quick hand-wash.
Single-use plastic has long been on its way out, and I don’t think anyone is interested in contributing to the plastic crisis. Unfortunately, since most travel-sized containers end up in the bin, taking a trip can be a wasteful experience. That’s where Cadence comes in. Their infinitely reusable capsules don’t just help reduce single-use plastic waste—they’re also made with a percentage of ocean-bound plastic.
Cadence capsules were designed to last a lifetime, which is a gift for everyone you give them to and a gift to the environment. These capsules have helped me save money in the long run by ensuring that I no longer have to buy overpriced mini versions of my favorite products—something I’m sure all of your loved ones will appreciate.
This Is One Gift They’ll Use Every Day
Cadence has a ton of pre-labeled sets made with their bestselling capsules, so whether you’re shopping for a recent college grad or a mom-to-be, there’s a set for everyone. You can also purchase an e-gift card, if you want to leave the joy of customization up to them.
From the intuitive screw-off lids to the magnetic modularity, it’s clear that Cadence really thought of everything. Less mess, less stress, and more pieces of home with you wherever you go. I can’t think of a better gift than that.