x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Travel Essentials: Children's hand luggage

The kids will love carrying their toys, books and games in one of these cute, practical bags.

Room Seven Girls' Apple Tree Trolley. Gift-Library.com
Room Seven Girls' Apple Tree Trolley. Gift-Library.com

Trunki

This versatile case is a good size for children: large enough to fit lots of things in, but not too big to be unwieldy. Easy to pull along using the pull-out strap, the key feature is the way it works as a vehicle as well as luggage: when a child becomes tired, he or she can sit on top of the case and be pulled along. Available from www.justkidding-me.com for US$75 (Dh275), plus shipping.

Room Seven Trolley

This beautifully designed trolley has a delightful appliqué of an apple tree on a background of pink gingham. On the front is an oval pocket with a zip, artfully fashioned to form the tree's fruit-laden canopy. The case has a carry handle as well as an extendible handle, and is as durable as it is pretty. Available from www.gift-library.com for $251 (Dh922), plus shipping.

Skip Hop Zoo backpack

These small bags (25cm x 29cm x 10cm) come in a variety of guises: dog, monkey, mouse, penguin, zebra, bee, frog and owl. All are very cute and have delightful details, such as a bone for the zip handle on the dog version. These bags are practical as well as cute. The inside lining is easy to clean, there are plenty of pouches and pockets and the straps are easy to adjust. Available from www.amazon.com for $19.95 (Dh73), plus shipping.