Travel might be on hold for a little while for families, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about planning for 2021 trips. And what better way to get the kids on board than getting them a suitcase all their own? How they want to be involved in planning the trip’s activities, so too can you get them into the idea of packing. Plus, the fun gift makes it easier to navigate in busy airports since no one has to lug and an extra bag around. Thankfully, several companies make adorable and functional kids’ luggage that adults will want. These are the best travel bags for kids.
Scout Old School Bag
Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple. So, avoid buckles and latches by sticking with the Old School nylon drawstring backpack from Scout for $29. What makes it perfect is that it’s lightweight but has lots of room for all your kid’s necessities. And it’s made from heavy-duty fabric with interior zip pockets to take on any adventure. When it’s all over, simply toss it in the wash.
Away’s Kids’ Carry-On
Away luggage is known for creating some of the most sought-after suitcases. And now their matching kids’ option for $145 is just as lust-worthy. The bag features 360-spinning wheels, an interior compression system, and a strong polycarbonate hard shell like the adult version, only in a compact size. Allow your little one to choose his own color, or get one to match yours.
JetKids by Stokke BedBox
Let’s face it, travel isn’t always easy on kids, and they can’t always keep up. That’s why ride-on’s are a great option. JetKids by Stokke makes a sleek BedBox for $199 that allows kids up to 77 pounds to catch a ride. But it also features 360-swivel wheels, so it’s easy for a little one to maneuver when they’re pushing the bag. The best part of all (besides the ample storage) is it becomes a bed/leg-rest while flying.
State Bag Mini Logan Suitcase
You know your child can’t leave home without his favorite stuffed animal. State bags knew how important it was and created a suitcase with a special holder for the soft friend. The Mini Logan Suitcase ($165) comes with lots of pockets and compartments to keep items organized, 360-spinner wheels, and a separate mesh pocket for laundry. The exterior side strap is perfect for keeping that toy secure while walking through the airport or the streets at your destination. Plus, it comes in adorable prints.
Stoney Clover Lane Classic Backpack
Stoney Clover Lane is known for its candy-colored with tons of customization options. Choose a base color for the Classic Backpack for $138 and allow your youngster to pick coordinating patches. There’s a broad spectrum of letters and numbers to proprietary designs representing destinations, celebrations, pets, fashion, and beauty. The customization is made as easy as it is fun through the online customizer, which gives you a visual step by step guide to creating one-of-a-kind designs.
Maisonette x Steamline Kids Carryon
For your stylish tot, there’s no better bag than the Maisonette `Mini-Me` Kids Carryon by Steamline for $350. Both companies are known for creating chic and classic products, and this suitcase the ultimate vintage-inspired piece. The outside features a bold color, while the inside has a playful print. It will feel like you’re traveling to another era when toting this bag around, and you can get a larger one to match.
Pottery Barn’s Make It Mine Custom Hard-Sided Luggage
Your kid is one of a kind, so get them a suitcase that shows that. Pottery Barn’s Make It Mine Custom Hard-Sided Luggage (starting at $139.50) allows your youngsters to customize their bags totally. They can choose the base case and accent colors as well as the colors for the hardware. It will certainly be easy to spot on the luggage carousel. What’s more, is it’s built to withstand a beating thanks to the impact-resistant polycarbonate.
Yodo 3-Way Kids Suitcase
Why settle for just one style of a suitcase for your kid when you can have three? The Yodo 3-Way Kids Suitcase for $35.88 does just that since it converts from a handbag to a rolling suitcase to a backpack. Now, depending on how your little one is feeling, he can choose what style is the most comfortable. It has enough storage for a weekend away or a long plane ride that holds all the necessities. And it comes in the cutest 3D designs like a unicorn, monkey, or shark.