Having the right luggage is important to the successful planning of a summer vacation. As I was planning how to get my two kids under age six to the beach without forgetting their long list of essential items, I received my daughter’s first piece of travel luggage. In the past, she has owned dance bags, backpacks and purses, but she has never owned a duffle bag made just for taking a vacation or an overnight trip. Now, with the new, pink duffle bag from the Nashville-based brand Wildkin, she is prepared for vacations, while also looking ready to relax and enjoy an adventure.

Wildkin Pink Giraffe Weekender Review

Having the right accessories matters to my daughters. To Samantha, everything should be pink, purple, or sparkly. Whether something looks cute and fun is something that she can instantly determine by glancing at an item. The neat thing about my daughter is that she’s such a down to earth kid with a huge heart. When she discovered the Pink Giraffe Weekender bag from Wildkin, it matched her personality perfectly. She adored the soft, muted pink color, and as an animal lover, she was fascinated with the giraffe print.

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The bag had a spacious design. Inside, there was plenty of room for clothes, a beach towel, goggles, and a couple favorite stuffed animals. Samantha marveled at the numerous zippered pouches, even though she wasn’t sure why they were there. When I explained she could organize socks in a separate space from shoes, she told me that seemed unnecessary. Since I’ll be the one packing our bags, I look forward to teaching her how to pack properly to help her see how valuable organization is on a long vacation.

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You can carry the duffle bag two different ways. Since the item came with a long strap, it could be carried over the shoulder. Using the long strap would be better for girls older than my daughter. When my daughter put the long strap over her shoulder, she had a hard time carrying the bag. She wasn’t used to having to carry weight on one shoulder, so she felt unbalanced.

For younger kids, a better choice is to use the two short straps. My daughter was able to hold the straps with both of her hands, which helped her get used to carrying her new duffle bag. In the past, she had only carried light, small bags, such as her backpack or a purse. Holding the large duffle bag was new to her. After carrying the duffle bag for some pictures, she looked a lot more comfortable.

Wearing a first duffle bag was a huge milestone. I was so impressed to see my little girl showing her strength and looking ready to see the world. The item fit my daughter’s size well. Because the bag had so much space, it will continue to fit Samantha as she grows taller in the upcoming years. I will look forward to using the bag for many family vacations in our future. 

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I received a free item, but in no way influenced my opinion.

About The Author


Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

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32 Responses

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    What a nice bag that is! I love the design and the size is perfect for me and all the stuff I carry around.

  2. Diana Villa

    She is adorable! I totally love the design and the color, I’m sure my daughter would love one of those. Thanks 😀

  3. Alli

    What an adorable bag for a little girl! I love the print and that you can carry it two ways.

  4. Megan Elford

    What a great bag! We have duffles for each of the kids for travelling, but they don’t have separate zippered areas. It’s great that this one does!

  5. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    I love my animal prints! Super cute weekender. It’s good you start her on the organizational side of packing now, it will save her so much time and energy later on when she is totally packing for trips on her own!

  6. lisa

    I really like this bag! I love the pink giraffe print but the size is perfect for myself or my daughters for vacation!

  7. Nancy (@spiffykerms)

    I was JUST talking about giraffes to a friend today! Wondering how tall they were in real life. Lol! I love the print of your new weekender getaway bag. It’s definitely something I’d buy for sure.

  8. Uplifting Families

    My daughter would love this bag for two reasons: it’s pink and has zebra print. I actually could use a new duffel bag. I like using them when I go to the pool or travel.

  9. Rebecca Swenor

    This looks like a great weekender bag for a little girl. Your daughter looks adorable holding the bag. So cute indeed. This would be a great bag for any little girl and I love that it comes with a long strap or two short ones . Thanks for sharing.

  10. Alyssa C

    That bag is adorable and would be perfect as a dance bag for my daughter! I am definitely going to check it out, thank you for sharing.

  11. Jeanine

    What a cute looking bag! My girls saw it and immediately said they needed to have it! Very cute. Looks nice and roomy too!

  12. Erin

    How cute is that bag? I love the fun print and it’s just the perfect size for a little girl!

  13. Lynndee

    That bag is so cute! And so is the model. 🙂 I’ve always loved giraffes, but I don’t have anything with a design like that. I want one!

  14. CourtneyLynne

    Omg now that is a super cute bag!!! Totally something I need for weekend trips! Perfect size!

  15. lisa @bitesforbabies

    We travel to Europe every summer and needless to say our fairly ‘new’ luggages are destroyed! I’ve been on the lookout for some new ones…thanks for this review!

  16. Bonnie @ wemake7

    This is so cute and it looks like your daughter really loves it. I think this would be awesome for my daughter.


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