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What Makes The Trunki So Special? (+ WIN A Trunki Worth R1000!)
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What Makes The Trunki So Special? (+ WIN A Trunki Worth R1000!)

Knox was incredibly spoiled last week when he got to choose his very own Trunki! I have been eyeing them out for years, but other than a suitcase kids could ride around on – I never quite understood what made them so special (or quite frankly, worth the price tag). Well, I finally get it. I’m going to break it down for you – and offer you the chance to win one of your own! Well… not of your own, it will be for your kid… but you know what I mean.

Okay, so first of all… the design options are amazing. It is enough to make any kid (or adult’s) mind spin. It took forever for Knox to choose one – and to be honest, he surprised me with his choice. I really thought that he was going to opt for Pedro The Pirate (and so did most of those of you who followed along on Instagram), but he ended up choosing Rocco Racer. Knox can be so unpredictable at times.

What Makes The Trunki So Special? (+ WIN A Trunki Worth R1000!)

Our Trunki arrived within a few days of us placing the order – so… what makes it so special? that Trunki is THE ORIGINAL kids ride on luggage and that it’s the only one that comes with a 5 year guarantee….

1. It Is Made For Little Hooligans

The Trunki gets tested to the extremes to make sure it can take all the wear and tear an excited toddler can throw at it.  They seem to be so confident of the quality, that they offer a 5-year guarantee with every Trunki purchase!

2. Space!

It has more than enough space to fit all those pesky toys you always have to end up carrying (and more).

3. It is secure

It has secure, lockable latches on the sides so you don’t have to worry about the suitcase opening up and spilling its contents everywhere.

4. It’s FUN!

You don’t have to carry it around everywhere, your little toddler can literally ride it wherever you are going. This is brilliant for airports! Especially for them to sit on when you are standing in those long, usually delayed boarding queues. The horns are there for easy grip so that they can steer their Trunki easily.

What Makes The Trunki So Special? (+ WIN A Trunki Worth R1000!)

What Makes The Trunki So Special? (+ WIN A Trunki Worth R1000!)

What Makes The Trunki So Special? (+ WIN A Trunki Worth R1000!)

5. Just Imagine

Knox was obsessed the moment we pulled his Trunki out the box, but when we opened it he nearly passed out from excitement. There were sheets of stickers for him to decorate and personalize his Trunki. He even got dressed up for the occasion. One of his favorite things to do at the moment is to fill his Trunki with toys, dress up as a stormtrooper and zip zap all over the house in his race car spaceship.

What Makes The Trunki So Special? (+ WIN A Trunki Worth R1000!)

What Makes The Trunki So Special? (+ WIN A Trunki Worth R1000!)

Yes, the Trunki is pricey – but this year alone we have gone through about 4 backpacks. The suitcases never last and my kids have no interested in lugging them around themselves when we travel. They are either too big, too small, too bulky, too soft, too heavy… you get where I am going with this. The Trunki will last for years, and provide my little Knox with hours of imaginative play while also being functional. I am definitely getting Mikayla one as well!

I really liked this paragraph when introduced to the Trunki: “We believe travel is about new experiences, creating memories and making every journey just as enjoyable as the destination. We understand that whilst parents buy products, children make friends with them, so everything we create has the functionality that grown-ups value, and the personality that kids adore. The imagineers at Trunki headquarters,  use ingenious design (and a little bit of fairy dust) to create products for every journey, whether it’s a day trip to the zoo, or a round the world trip.”

You can find out more about Trunki here:





If you follow me on Instagram and tagged along when we chose our Trunki – you would remember that I asked you to guess which Trunki Knox would choose. Those who chose right automatically get an extra entry to our competition! Well done to the minority who guessed correctly, you will each get one extra entry to the competition:

@totemteepee, @sharlsdeacon_, @heylindathomas, @kimmuller01, @stefeg79

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What Makes The Trunki So Special? (+ WIN A Trunki Worth R1000!)

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Maz is self-employed mom to two of the most gorgeous, yet tiring kids you will ever lay eyes upon. She maintains her sanity by blogging at Caffeine and Fairydust and rocking from side-to-side in her bath tub at night (with a glass of bubbly - no one ever said you can't be fabulous while having a nervous breakdown). She aims to broaden people's perspectives - and in the process will either make you laugh or p%#@ you off. Don't be shy... come say hi!




  • Jass

    Wow my little one would love Rocco Racer.

  • Hasina

    Wow they are super cute! I can just imagine my little boy choosing the same one!

  • Sameera

    My little girls would love Una the unicorn

  • Nikki Venkiah

    My girls would love Una the Unicorn

  • Nikki Venkiah

    My girls would love Una the Unicorn.

  • Megan Hartwig

    Definitely the Lilac Hello Kitty Trunki….it is so cute.

  • Carolyn Augustus

    Most definitely the Lilac Hello Kitty Trunki

  • AngiB

    My kiddo would go dilly over Frank the fire engine!

  • Ayesha

    Pedro the Pirate

  • Sofiah

    Rocco the racer is the cutest

  • Lisa

    My Daughter would LOVE the Una the Unicorn one!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE Them!!!!

  • thea lennox

    Love the Rocco Racer

  • Amy Swartz

    My Katia needs this for our next trip

  • zee

    I would love this for my kids especially for the December holidays.

  • Irfaan

    Bernard the bumblebee

  • Debra

    Daniel would go crazy for Frank the fire engine x

  • melissa cook

    LOVE THIS Una the Unicorn Trunki

  • Julie Jones

    I think my daughter would love Benny the Cat, the Lilac Hello Kitty Trunki or Una the Unicorn – holding thumbs!

  • Tamsyn Bouwer

    such a awesome prize! my son would love this, tired of having dinosaurs lying all around the house lol

  • Kim Muller

    I love the Lilac Hello Kitty Trunki. Matthew would probably want the Rocco Racer Trunki. Ethan would probably like Frank the Fire Engine Trunki. And I’d just get Harper the Una the Unicorn Trunki. If I had to be forced to choose one, I’d probably go for the Una the Unicorn Trunki 😀

  • Michelle 6

    This is frikken awesome! Also been looking for a while but never bought one…

  • Carla M VD Westhuizen

    My fave design has got to be Pedro the Pirate Trunki! Gosh Harvey James would LOVE this!

  • Sharleen Deacon

    Rocco Racer for my little Leo

  • Lizelle Van Rooyen

    Love Frank the Fire Engine Trunki for my 2 boys

  • Kim Hoffe

    I think my kids would all fight over Bernard the bumblebee 😀

  • Maxeen

    I just love Trunki! My kids both have one! Morgan has the classic pink one Trixie and Sam has Bernard the Bumblebee. I would love to win one for my precious little niece Isabella. She will be turning one in January


    A really cool piece of luggage for a kid to own! 🙂

  • Rabe

    Tondi wants the Bernard the Bumblebee Trunki

  • Susann

    Una the unicorn

  • Gabi

    So cool 😎

  • Lucie McGregor

    What an amazing competition! My little one would definitely choose a Benny the cat trunki! 🐱 Keeping fingers crossed for her!

  • NatashaMuller

    Pedro the Pirate just TOO cool!! Have always wanted one for my boys. Promise to share with them if we win. 🙂

  • Nichola Johnson

    Love this product. Would love one for my baby girl

  • Claire Macer-Wright

    My daughter just loves Una the unicorn!

  • Leandra Du Toit

    Pedro the Pirate Trunki

  • Este van Aswegen

    Frank the Fire Engine Trunki

  • Yugeshnie

    Wow 😱 great giveaway. My daughter would love the Unicorn 🦄 Trunki and my son would love the Trunki Rox Dinosaur 🦕.

  • Felicity

    I’d love Una the Unicorn for me….But alas I have boys haha
    My son would love Pedro the Pirate!
    He loves Jack Sparrow

  • Neverdunrovin

    Love this!

  • Adeline Pillay

    Rocco Racer for my Micah

  • Liezl Veiga

    I’ve always lusted after a Trunki, but also couldn’t fathom the price. My son would be hard pressed between the Rocco and the Fire engine one! My daughter would undoubtedly pick the Fairies one 🙂


    Love to win… Would make our family trip next year so much more bearable.

  • Nicole Basson

    There are so many awesome ones! Not sure how a child is supposed to pick one!

  • Tidi Esther

    I love Trunkies sooo much. I have been eyeing one for a year now and I know I will finally get to have it soon! They are absolutely gorgeous whoa!

  • Cassey

    My K would go for any of the blue (his favourite colour) trunki’s but given cars have been a recent big thing at school the rocco racer one, might just win

  • Michaela

    Tipu the Tiger is our favourite 😊

  • Rox C

    Wow my little girl would love this!

  • Christel Botes

    Would love to win one for my daughter!

  • Khadija Fakir

    I love the trunki for kids. Its promising, attractive, solid and can hold a whole lot of things. Its a ride on which will help when waiting in cues at airports etc. Its so funky and cool. Even I want one for myself.

  • Andrea bester

    My little girl would love the lilac Hello Kitty one.

  • Khadija Fakir

    I love the Benny the Cat Trunki. I have a little girl and a boy and another little one on either way. Both boys and girls can use it. Perfect for my little family ❤️. I love it because anyone can use it and it’s sooo awesome.

  • Carina

    Trunkisaurus Rex! My little scalliwag would love it. He’s starting kindergarten next year – this looks perfect!

  • Laylaa Amla

    Amazing Product!!!My Little guy would love the Trunkisaurus Rex Trunki😉😊

  • Laylaa

    Trunkisaurus Rex Trunki for my little guy😉😊

  • Claire

    Pearl the princess carriage Trunki 😍 So cute, my niece would love it.

  • Nicole Pretorius

    My son would love Frank the Fire Engine! He’s obsessed with firetrucks 😀

  • Nicolette Nunes

    Frank the fire engine trunki

  • Nabila

    My daughter would go crazy for Benni the Cat! Really hoping to win it for her!

  • emlyn thomas

    love Una the unicorn

  • stephanie videira

    my daughter would love the Flora the Fairy Trunki

  • Sara Nkoenyane

    UNA the aunicorn is perfection!

    Holding thumbs for my love bug (niece) so I can be the best auntie in the world.

  • Candice

    Would love to win for our soon immigration to New Zealand!!! My son would absolutely love the Fire Engine 😊 holding thumbs😊

  • Michael van Niekerk

    Bernard the Bumblebee!

  • Muhammad Fakir

    I love the Trunkisaurus Rex Trunki for my little one

  • Farzana bhayla

    This would be amazing 🤩🤩🤩

  • Gaelyn Cokayne

    Una the Unicorn for Stevie for sure!’

  • Lindsay Thomas

    Definitely would choose Harley the ladybird

  • Anna Dutton

    Absolutely fantastic idea

  • Liezel Thomas

    I love Rocco the Racer

  • shaaista mahomed

    My daughter would love Una the Unicorn Trunki, she would be sho chuffed with this, it would make her year!

  • Ines

    This is such a cool idea! I love the design of the suitcases, I’m sure my son would go crazy with Frank the Fire Engine 🙂

  • Khuselwa

    My son would love Frank the Fire Engine

  • Nadia

    I have been oohing and aahing over the Trunki for years 😂😂 Love them!

  • jenny

    Love the Flora the Fairy Trunki for my little niece

  • Kaylee Kritzinger

    Oh my word, what a fabulous idea. Since we are obsessed with anything Gruffalo, I think the gruffalo truki would be a great match for our Kaytlin.

  • Amy

    They are all so gorgeous!! My daughter would choose any that had pink on them (her favorite colour).

  • ella

    Aidan would LOVE the Gruffalo one

  • Simóne Human

    My son would go nuts for the Trunkisaurus Rex Trucki! It’s always dinosaurs for the win with him. 🙂

  • Marilee

    To many to choose from. They look and seem amazing. Have been eyeing them for years but just like you have neve understood the price tag and the hype behind it. Always like to know it’s been tried and tested…

  • Brenda Fernandes

    #Trunki Benny the cat is “pawsome”

  • Colette Van Rensburg

    Una the Unicorn would definitely be my daughter’s favourite.

  • Tamarah

    Our eldest has a Trunkisaurus, which we all love, but my heart belongs to Pedro the Pirate… I want him for the baby (I lie, it’s for me). Also love the Gruffalo

  • Chantal Dewolf

    We’re making a big trip to Europe next year. The Trunki seems like it will save my life in the airport!

  • Veronica De Klerk

    I’ve been thinking of getting my daughter one. But I’m so scared that it will be a waste of money.

    But now I’m convinced that it will be a great idea to get one♡ keeping fingers crossed for the competition.

    She wants a kitty one or the princess one.

  • Very cool.

  • Adele

    These are super cute!! We do quite a bit of traveling and my 3 year old always decides his legs dont work then… haha!! This would be great! Love the rocco racer or the flora the fairy for my little girl

  • Tidi Esther

    Entering everyday since day 1 ….fingers crossed YAY YAY YAY YAY!!

  • Lisa Trollip

    Rocco Racer looks pretty awesome for my son!

  • Nell-Mari

    I love them all but , the kitty and the fire truck would be my two choices for Declan and Leah

  • Cheree

    Una the Unicorn definitely

  • Karen

    We would love the Gruffalo for our Gruffalo- spotting trip in December!

  • Vanessa

    Definitely Trixie or unicorn!!!!

  • Cecile

    I have two boys, and all though the youngest would probably want the Gruffalo. They both like the Pedro the pirate one.

  • Terrilee Ferreira

    Una the Unicorn

  • Tidi Esther

    Entered daily until the end….fingers crossed crossed crossed!

  • Lindsey

    I’m afraid I won’t be able to catch my hooligan if I get him one.. 🙂

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