Many years ago, we decided to move across country with our family and I began the purging of all our things. That Christmas I asked (begged) my mother in law to exercise restraint in her gift giving by purchasing only one present for each child. She agreed, but when Grandma rolled into our house on Christmas morning with 2 kids suitcases, I knew I’d been bested by her wily, grandmotherly ways. The one gift rule technically intact, the kids each opened their suitcase crammed with presents. Well played, Grandma.
Looking to circumvent some rules this Christmas? Or just have a wanderer in the family that gets inordinately excited at the sight of a new travel bag? Check out these 4 great bags for travellers!
Everyone knows a glamorous globetrotter who must keep cosmetics close for afternoon touch-ups or extended trips. The Austin House Fashion Travel Collection by Kris Ruff has fun prints and loads of choices from cosmetics cases, totes, and passport holder. Lucky shoppers in Quebec and Ontario can get it at their local CAA.
The SWISSGEAR Getaway Collection includes a backpack, duffel, rolling duffle, 21” pilot case, toiletry bag and 10” Bag with RFID Pocket. They are super functional, stylish and durable. Take your pick online at Bestbuy.ca, bay.com, Amazon.ca.
Ever heard of a smart bag? Me either! But I always travel with a portable battery pack, so why not have it built into your carry on? The G-RO’s is sleek, tech-savvy and extremely durable! It has a 10,000 mAh removable power bank which plugs into the bags internal USB. Use it to charge devices on the go, plus a Bluetooth luggage tracker means less chance of losing your bag. Having the removable power bank also allows users to upgrade or replace their battery, something other ‘smart bags’ don’t offer, plus helps you comply with restrictions on lithium-ion batteries.
Everyone and their brother has a black suitcase so stand apart from the crowd at the luggage carrousel with these bags from The Atlantic Beaumont collection. Lightweight, allowing the over-packer to cram in everything they need, they also have fantastic wheels, with a 360-degree Spinner system making them easy to manoeuvre in busy airports and terminals. These bags are available on www.amazon.ca in 3 sizes, the 20” carry-on, 24” checked luggage and 28” checked luggage.