Luggage love + a gooie giveaway

Sugarpuff taking her navy blossom gooie trolley bag for a spinMy kids have an obsession for luggage rivaled only by Kanye West’s for himself, and can often be found packing their bags in preparation for their next imaginary trip to wherever has taken their fancy that day. But while Raffles has already managed to acquire more luggage than the average touring drag queen in his short life, my darling Sugarpuff has never had a suitcase to call her very own, until now.

When the lovely folk at gooie sent her a gorgeous navy blossom trolley bag to test drive, my excited wee girl was swooning – a Sugarpuff-size suitcase covered in pretty pink and purple flowers? Be still her beating heart! In fact, so enamoured was she that it took us several hours to get her to stop cuddling it so we could actually set about packing for our weekend away.

SUagrpuff loves her gooie suitcase

And there came the next challenge. Have you ever let your kids pack their own bag? DON’T!

Left alone while we packed our own, comparatively dull, bags we returned to find her proudly stuffing her shiny new suitcase with a samurai sword, nun-chucks, a plastic pineapple named Johnny (who travels with her wherever we go), one pair of Hello Kitty underpants, a purple tutu, a picture book, a single brick of Lego, a naked baby, a woolly mammoth, one red converse sneaker, one après ski boot, a light-up fairy wand and the Narita Bar & Dining guide. Perfect! What else could one possibly need for a weekend in Canberra? Or to re-enact Kill Bill as a prehistoric tropical Japanese ballet for that matter?

little girl packing her own luggage

While Sugarpuff was understandably disappointed when we repacked it with mundane stuff like clothes and matching footwear, we were thrilled by just how much fit into the carry-on sized two-wheeled trolley bag. The well designed fully-lined case has a sturdy retractable handle and proved extremely easy to manoeuvre – handy given it was being driven by a three-year old!

Oh! The places she will go with her gooie trolley bag!

Now for the good news! We have two gooie trolley bags in the gorgeous new Car- MO and Woodland designs to give away.

gooie trolley bags in woodland and car-mo

If you’d like to win one of these lovely bags for your tiny traveller leave a comment telling us Which of these two gooie trolley bag designs your child would love and where they would most like to take it on holiday.

** COMPETITION NOW CLOSED** Winners are Helen Heggie And Jody Scott-Greer.

Terms & Conditions:
  • Open to Australian residents only.
  • Prizes include 1 gooie woodland trolley bag  and 1 gooie car-mo trolley bag. Total Prize pool valued at AU$140. 
  • Giveaway opens on Wednesday 28th May 2014 at 7am and closes on Monday 9th June 2014 at 9am AEST.
  • This is a game of skill. The judge’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winners must be contactable via email and will be contacted on Monday 9th June 2014.

Disclosure:This is not a sponsored post. I did receive a gooie bag for my daughter to road-test. She loved it so much we wanted to share and gooie wanted to continue the sharing by offering y’all the chance to have one of your very own.

42 Comments on Luggage love + a gooie giveaway

  1. Malinda (@MBPaperPackages)
    May 27, 2014 at 5:49 pm (10 years ago)

    My daughter would love the woodland suitcase and be so proud to be wheeling her very own bag around. It would be perfect for our holiday to Melbourne in a couple of weeks. And the little miss is looking over my shoulder and is telling me that it would be “sooo wonderful” for trips to Grandma & Grandpas!

  2. Eddie O'Reilly
    May 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm (10 years ago)

    Mos def the green car/cam one for my son, he wants to go to Yoshi Island but would probably settle for New York.

  3. Lisa
    May 27, 2014 at 7:58 pm (10 years ago)

    Millie would love the woodland trolley bag and dreams of travelling with it to visit the lovely woodlands (and her cousins) in Sweden.

  4. MrsD
    May 27, 2014 at 11:08 pm (10 years ago)

    She is seriously the most divine little creature!! I’d have to try not to eat her! One you rep sucked the bag did the pineapple make it bag in??? My kids would LOVE these bags too. We’re flying to Africa early next year for a safari and either of them would make the perfect travel bag xx

  5. Cooker and a Looker
    May 28, 2014 at 7:06 am (10 years ago)

    My girls would love the Woodlands design: pink zips and all that! The Little Sister saw Sugar Puff’s packing efforts, she doesn’t think she’d pack the same things. She’s planning on packing boots and nothing else. With this in mind, I suggest we make the gooie’s first outing somewhere warm!

  6. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    May 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm (10 years ago)

    We want the camo one because the boys can share it when they go to NZ to see the outlaws on the farm and we can pretend that we love dirt, sheep shit, hunting and all those things that farmers do! Oh and also because we don’t have actually one for the poor third child who usually gets nothing but hand-me-downs!
    (BTW, I love your daughter’s hair, SO CUTE)

  7. Sharon Fawcett
    May 29, 2014 at 6:50 am (10 years ago)

    My son would love the Car-Mo case. We have been madly saving to take the kids on a family holiday to Queensland, so this would be perfect.

  8. Bronnie - Maid In Australia
    May 29, 2014 at 11:10 am (10 years ago)

    We would actually love the woodland one for Miss 11 and the camo one for her brother. And they are totally hoping to go to either the snow or the Great Barrier Reef these holidays (they dream big, these kids). I also double-check packing these days after Mr 13 unpacked my thoughtfully-packed case, and replaced it with swimmers, toys and a pair of undies in his suitcase for a week away.

  9. Bec | Mumma Tells
    May 30, 2014 at 8:32 am (10 years ago)

    For the love of cute! My my luggage has a curly haired accessory as cute as that did, I’d wanna travel the world everyday too! Adorable! My little lady would love the woodland inspired design on the left. Her little imagination would run wild… traveling in the mind is much kinder in the wallet, no? 😉

  10. Di (@ShinyGlitterBug)
    May 30, 2014 at 10:06 am (10 years ago)

    My son would love the Car-Mo bag and I’m sure he’d want to take it to all the Theme Parks on the Gold Coast. He’d feel so grown up with his own luggage, just like Mummy and Daddy! Di from Max The Unicorn visiting vis FYBF (and entering your competition while I’m here!)

  11. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    May 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm (10 years ago)

    Sugarpuff is too precious, and I loved seeing her delight on Instagram! x

  12. mermaid04
    May 30, 2014 at 5:14 pm (10 years ago)

    SUGARPUFF my little Rae would take it with her to visit her country cousins in Merriwa NSW. She travels up there with her Grandad and has a great time with the cows!

  13. Michelle V
    May 31, 2014 at 6:59 am (10 years ago)

    The Woodland design is the one I adore
    Ideal for my daughter Kayla, aged four
    With it’s pink trim, and colourful hues
    This is the one that I would choose
    She’d use it on a sleepover at her beloved Nan’s
    Or for many other travel plans
    School camp perhaps, or a family weekend away
    With this prize, she’d have a field day!!

  14. karina l
    May 31, 2014 at 8:54 am (10 years ago)

    My daughter would love the woodland trolley bag so she can drag her own luggage around when we travel!

  15. Caroline Kelly
    May 31, 2014 at 10:20 am (10 years ago)

    These luggage cases look as amazing as they are practical. Perfect for our next holiday/adventure/road trip from West Coast to East Coast of USA.

  16. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    May 31, 2014 at 10:38 am (10 years ago)

    Oh My Stars! My 18 month old little girl is going on her first ever plane trip to Sydney in July and I can tell you now – she would just adore that little girly woodland theme case!!!!
    I am so excited to be travelling with her and worried about how I will manage packing all her gear. (I am dragging two young teens along as well and we all know how unhelpful they can be.) I am certain this little beauty would be a hit with the eldest girl to tow on baby’s behalf!
    I have so many fingers and toes crossed for this!
    (I love the tale of your little girl in your pictures too – adorable!)

      June 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm (10 years ago)

      Congrats Jody! Your little one will be travelling in style on her Sydney trip with erh very own gooie woodland trolley bag! If you could email me at we’ll arrange for your prize to be sent!

  17. Lady Tiffany
    May 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Car- MO is the one….pack it up for holiday fun…knowing that its his very own case…to Sydney, Brisbane…any ol place… 🙂

  18. sonya
    May 31, 2014 at 10:55 pm (10 years ago)

    Both my little ones would love the ‘girly’ Woodland one. I have an older girl and a younger boy and the boy loves all the girly things my daughter does. 🙂

  19. sonya
    May 31, 2014 at 10:56 pm (10 years ago)

    Ooops, I forgot to say in my last post that we are going to Cairns soon so it would be great to have this bag for that!

    Both my little ones would love the ‘girly’ Woodland one. I have an older girl and a younger boy and the boy loves all the girly things my daughter does. 🙂

  20. Nic T.
    May 31, 2014 at 11:30 pm (10 years ago)

    Our little girl would love the Woodlands suitcase! She had her first sleepover at Gran and Poppy’s house last month and wants to do it again soon so it’d be nice if she could take a Woodlands suitcase with her!

  21. Dee
    June 1, 2014 at 12:37 pm (10 years ago)

    My son would love the 1 gooie car-mo suitcase he loves the outdoors and would take it to the nearest castle in Germany if he could,,up and up and up..

  22. Chris
    June 2, 2014 at 10:27 am (10 years ago)

    My littlest one would love the car – mo one!
    I am sure he would tell you lots of fabulous places he would love to take it. All of them in his imagination of course! A trip to the loo for a little boy, can be exciting with a good imagination and a cool bag!
    From a practical Mummy point of view we have a wedding we are travelling too shortly and this would be ideal for him to take along.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. gaylerichardson
    June 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm (10 years ago)

    The Woodland case – she would count the foxes and deer, trace their paths and talk to them!

  24. wendyhatton
    June 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm (10 years ago)

    My grand children, Jacob & Isabelle are keen to go interstate visiting their new cousin. I can see them packing a Dino & a Navy Blossom bag.

  25. Stacey Shailer
    June 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm (10 years ago)

    My daughter Keeley would love the Woodland bag, so she can take her very own bag to Cairns in August 🙂

  26. Melissa Te Whata
    June 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm (10 years ago)

    car-mo please for my army fanatic son. Wants to be an army rat just like his dad

  27. Maria
    June 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm (10 years ago)

    My very independent niece would love the Woodland bag. She’s four, feisty and loves to copy adults. No way would she travel without her own bag.!

  28. Rebekah Ballingall
    June 7, 2014 at 9:52 pm (10 years ago)

    Car-Mo Bag would be perfect for my son when we travel to see his grandparents who live 3 hours away

  29. Lauren A
    June 8, 2014 at 12:45 am (10 years ago)

    My one-year old great niece has already had one big plane adventure to Brisbane for heart surgery – with more to come – and I’d love to surprise her with that super-cute Woodlands bag for her next trip away. Thanks for the chance.

  30. Helen heggie
    June 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm (10 years ago)

    My youngest son Callum I am convinced is a four year old bordering on OCD with his need to pack things in bags and to have his ” own ” belongings safely stashed into a compartmental order . This would also be a side effect of second child syndrome where he has had his brothers clothes , toys , books and bags passed down to him .the car camo suitcase would get a daily workout from my little man from packing his belongings in it , to trips back and forth for sleep overs at his grandparents and most importantly his road trips with mummy and his brother !

      June 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm (10 years ago)

      Congrats Helen! A boy who likes to pack every day is going to get the most use out of the car-mo bag! If you could email me at we’ll arrange for your prize to be sent!

  31. Monica Scurlock
    June 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm (10 years ago)

    Woodland for my granddaughters….a subtle hint, so they can visit us more often!

  32. Suanne Burk
    June 8, 2014 at 7:37 pm (10 years ago)

    My grandies, a boy and a girl, could pack these when they come to stay with grandma and grandad…

  33. Lynn Taylor
    June 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm (10 years ago)

    The car-mo bag would be just right
    For master 8 to pack so tight
    With clothes and toys and secret things
    When traveling on that thing with wings.
    He’d push it here and pull it there,
    I bet it holds his teddy bear.

  34. Han E
    June 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm (10 years ago)

    My daughter absolutely loves the Woodland travel trolley and want to use it when having a sleepover at her granny or aunty’s home and wil definitely use it when going on holiday later this year!!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these bags, they are truly lovely!

  35. Lara Daebritz
    June 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm (10 years ago)

    Mummy and Ava soon off to the Gold Coast;
    Yep, we’re excited…(I think Ava’s the most!)
    “What shall I take?”…that’s her daily question…
    So a well-packed gooie is one fine suggestion!
    In the woodland design, so girlie, so pretty…
    No Mummy-sized versions…what a great pity!

  36. Tricia Silk
    June 9, 2014 at 12:45 am (10 years ago)

    I would love to win the boy one for my greatnephew, who has 3 big sisters and is a bit of a dress up doll for them. It is about time for him to have a sleep over at my place for some boy time in a house where I am the outnumbered one.

  37. Natasha McDonald
    June 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Car-Mo my son would love this case to visit Pop and Nan and anywhere we go away too, he said mum i could take it too school instead of carrying my bag on my back

  38. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    June 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Thrilled to have won this! Thank you so much! I have replied to your message with my details via Facebook 😉 Thanks again!

  39. Leah
    July 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm (10 years ago)

    How would you compare these to a Trunki? My kids are getting too big to ride theirs so thinking of moving to a new luggage system for them

      July 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm (10 years ago)

      We love them. My son had a Truki which was great but they’re both too big for it. The Gooie trolleys are nice and light weight and fit loads in! ANd teh kids love that they look like real luggage – only more colourful. 🙂


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