However, scaled-down versions of both inanimate objects and living things – dogs, pigs, toothpaste – are usually perceived as “cute” which, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary means to be “attractive or pretty especially in a childish, youthful, or delicate way.”
The same rule applies to everyday household items and one of my favorite drugstore sections remains its racks of travel-sized knick-knacks – from shampoo and conditioners to toothpaste and mouthwash. While none of these mini-mes beat the nail-sized one-squeeze-only toothpaste you get in economy-class on most international flights in terms of itty-bitty cuteness, I still get sucked in by their TSA-friendly size.
For those of you who do most of your shopping online, meet Minimus.biz – a company dedicated to selling mini versions of popular household items, and one which previously came across our radar in 10 Surprising Travel-Sized Items.
So I went digging around their site and here are some “cute” travel-sized items I found: