Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas Gifts for the Kids

When it comes to Christmas, my Nieces and Nephews get more toys given to them than the local Toys-R-Us and as much as I want to be the 'fun' Auntie, I also want to buy them something useful, that will get used and not played with a few seconds on Christmas Day and then forgotten about until the time comes for Mum to have a sort through and donate unwanted toys to those less fortunate.

This year, I have something fun yet useful that will get used as an idea and something that fits in with all of their age-groups

Now if I was a small child, I would be wanting one of these for myself.  Naturally I wouldn't just give them as they are, I would hide things in them to make sure I still command and hold the title of 'Fun' Auntie.

So allow me to introduce you to the Trolleys, cases, backpacks and Trunkies that I came across on Direct luggage and whilst there is quite a selection to choose from, these are my favourite items.

At Number One we have Cuties and Chick Trolley Case and Backpack Set in Yellow and Orange and it consists of both a backpack and suitcase which is on wheels, as well as an adjustable handle.

At Number Two for the boys or the girls we have Cuties and Pals Penguin Trolley Case and Backpack Set in White and Black and as above this set also consists of both a backpack and suitcase which is on wheels, as well as an adjustable handle.

As well as Penguins and Chicks, there is also bee's and pigs within this range as well as a Dinosaur.

Numbers Three and Four are the well known and advertised Trunkies and these comes actually come with names.  So Number Three with have Trixie and Number Four is Terence and they are designed to be used as hand luggage and so the kids can pack Trunki with all their favourite toys then ride off, whilst parents keep an eye on them.

I personally think these would make great gifts, more so if they have a selection box and toy hidden inside them and they are both practical and useful.  If these are not really your thing then there are a lot of other products, for example Samsonite Holdalls with wheels, Cabin Luggage, Totes and casual bags to name but a few.

What type of gift do you buy your nieces and nephews? 
 Are you the 'Fun' Auntie/Uncle?


  1. very cute idea :)

  2. awwww, these are so cute. the Trunki are fantastic but the penguins stole my heart! wish I had kids now… hehe :) x

  3. My kids love these, we travel often and they always buy stickers to stick on them!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

  4. I wanted to get Stacey a Trunki when she went away with her nanna and grandad in the summer, but we all came down with a bug before hand and I never got it. Maybe I'll get them both one for their 2014 holiday?! :D

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  5. I'd like to think so - especially as we've just had two new nephews born yesterday, all fresh and ready to spoil. My kids get spoiled to, and I like to get them what they ask for, plus some surprises tailored to their tastes. I don't usually do to bad. I love the Trunkis - I saw lots last time we went on hols, kids seemed to love them. I know by two would love them if they were younger.
    Love Vicky

  6. These are great! I definitely would have loved something like this as a kid haha! I'd wrap the stuff you're going to hide inside them in wrapping paper as well to add extra "excitement" :)
    Anna Xo

  7. i love the trunki i want to get one for my bubba.


  8. I don't have kids, does that mean I can't have one of those adorable penguins?


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