Personalized Bags of All Shapes and Sizes!

One thing is universal for parents: you can never have enough room.

Kids and their “stuff” tends to fill up all the available space. If you buy an oversized toy box, chances are that it will be spilling over with toys in no time. Think that their dresser is big enough for all of their clothes? You might be investing in a second one before long as they grow bigger and bigger.

And don’t forget about portable storage! Whether it’s a backpack or a bag, you can almost always depend on them becoming overfull and then tearing, wearing down, or becoming unusable. This goes for both your kids’ backpacks and your own purse or handbags. That’s one of the reasons why you need to invest in quality. But not just any bag offers the quality you want. What if you could get sturdy, dependable bags for both you and your kids that were also super stylish and could be personalized with your initials? 

Well, that sounds like an outstanding reason to visit Peekawhoo and check out all of the fantastic types of bags we offer!

Bags for Kids

For kids, the best possible storage medium is a backpack. This leaves their hands free to run, play, and explore while also allowing them to carry everything from their school work to portable gaming systems to take to their friends’ houses. We have several different style options for your kids’ backpacks. For smaller kids, check out the Mint Seersucker Toddler Backpack and our Personalized Toddler Backpacks. For older kids who are heading to school, the best options are our Sweet Little Things Seersucker Medium Backpack and our Personalized Backpacks. All of these are beautiful and sturdy options as compared to the vast majority of disposable backpacks you’d find on most department store shelves. 

For school storage, we offer several fun options. Our Personalized Pencil Pouch is a step above cheap plastic-y models and features an easy-to-clean insulated lining. Our Personalized Lunch Boxes are made from sturdy polyester, are super easy to clean, and provide a perfect method of transport for food storage containers and a water bottle. You could also check out our Personalized Seersucker Gumdrop Lunch Boxes or our “Sweet Little Things” Lunch Box

If your kids are heading to a sleepover at a friend’s place or a weekend at the grandparents, they are going to need something for their clothes, toiletries, and other essentials. We highly recommend our Medium Mint Duffle to carry the big stuff and the Mint Traveler for their smaller things. While these are perfect for a baby or toddler, their timeless style actually makes them ideal for kids of all ages. Or even adults! And if you need both, we sell them in a handy bundle!

Finally, absolutely everything can be monogrammed with your kids’ initials or first name, ensuring that if they are ever lost, they will likely be found soon after. Plus, having their name or initials on their bags will give them a sense of ownership that many kids lack about their belongings. 

Bags for Mom

Remember pre-kids when you could simply take a small handbag out with you? Boy, are those times long past!

Part of the reality of having children is that they come with a lot of accessories. If you have a baby, then you’re going to need spare diapers, wipes, toys, tissues, and much much more. If you have a toddler, you might want to bring along a toy or two to keep them occupied. On top of that, you probably need your phone, tablet, makeup, keys, wallet, and everything else that you would normally have with you on your day-to-day. A purse simply isn’t going to cut it. You need something equally stylish but has a little bit more room in it for all of a modern mom’s essentials. 

For larger bags, you might want to check out our WB Summer Tote Bag or our Large Weekender Bag. With these, you will have all the portable storage room you want with eye-catching designs! Inside these large bags, you might want to throw our Monogrammed Cosmetic Bags, available in many different colors and styles. If you have lunch on-the-go with your kids, you can take a “lunch box” of your very own with our Monogrammed Cooler Bag. And if you have any random bits and pieces that you want to keep together, take a look at our super-cool Burlap Zip Pouch!

But what about if you want to take some time off for yourself and do something fun, like playing a game of tennis? Our Monogrammed Tennis Racquet Backpack has more than enough room for your racket, plus room for a change of clothes and other bits and pieces. It’s made from heavy-duty canvas in vivid colors, so it’s as stylish as it is functional. And best of all, you can get it monogrammed with your initials, so if you accidentally leave it at the club, they will know whose it is and hold onto for you until you can return to pick it up!

What kind of travel bags do you use? Are you always strapped for space? What about your kids? Do they love their backpack? Please feel free to share in the comments below!

Halloween Costume Ideas and Matching Candy Bags!

If there is one thing that any child loves doing, it’s dressing up!

Get a kid a costume, and you are basically guaranteeing a good time. Whether it be a princess outfit, an animal, or some pieces from your jewelry collection, there is something about costumes that makes it even more fun to pretend! And when it comes to dressing up, no holiday is more fun than Halloween

Halloween isn’t just about getting a massive amount of free candy (although that’s certainly a fringe benefit). It’s also a fun occasion for kids to look forward to! Making plans a few weeks ahead of time for a costume can build up their anticipation and make the holiday even more exciting! Here are a few ideas for super-fun Halloween costumes (inspired by Peekawhoo tote bags)!

Personalized Halloween Tote Bags

Part of the fun of Halloween is coordinating costumes. If your little one is going as a Frankenstein monster, chances are that they won’t want to take a reusable grocery bag to carry candy. It would ruin the entire effect! 

Instead, you can customize their candy bag to their costume. All of our Halloween Tote Bags are made from durable polyester, and at 12x5x12, they will be able to handle however much candy ends up inside them. And they also come in a ton of fun styles and colors.

For example, that Frankenstein costume would be a perfect match with our adorably “scary” Frankenstein Tote Bag! If you have a little kitten prowling the streets looking for candy, then our Cat Tote Bag would be the perfect match! If they want to go as a witch, then our Witch Hat Canvas Tote Bag will perfectly complete the ensemble!

Oh, and while Halloween and Easter are pretty far apart (although they both involve an awful lot of candy), a bunny Halloween costume might be a fantastic idea. And that costume would perfectly match with their Easter Bunny Basket from earlier in the year!

Backpage for Candy Storage

But what if your child doesn’t want to carry around a tote bag all night? No problem at all, because we have several Back to School Backpacks that will likely match their costume, no problem.

Let’s say that you have a little airplane pilot wanting to take off into the neighborhood? Then our Take Flight backpack would be the perfect complement to their costume. If your child is going as some kind of green reptile or monster, then our Later Gator backpack will match the color and give them an easy way to transport all of their candy. And if their costume theme doesn’t match any of the backpack patterns? Then why not go with a classic Black backpack that will basically become invisible, not clashing at all with their costume.

The best part about buying a Back to School backpack is that it serves double duty. They can take it out on Halloween, and then take it to school in the morning! Our backpacks are made from sturdy polyester and are 12x 5×17, more than large enough for the candy haul!

Bags for You (To Carry ALL of the Candy)

Here is the thing about children. When they are excited, it’s nothing but overflowing energy that you never think will run out. But when they started to get tired, boy, they crash FAST! And if you are out with your child, enjoying Halloween, they probably don’t want the fun to end. And one surefire way that it will end is if they get tired of carrying a gigantic bag full of candy.

The best way to make sure Halloween lasts a little longer (and you get a bit more candy in their haul) is to take along a bag of your own and dump the candy from theirs into it at periodic intervals. 

Unless you are planning on having an all-night neighborhood candy crawl, you aren’t going to need something as big as a garbage bag. Instead, why not choose one of our WB Summer Tote Bags. They are surprisingly large at 13×5.25×14, perfect for all of the spillover candy that your child will be collecting. You have your choice between a parker paisley or posie color and, like the vast majority of our offerings, you can have it personalized with your name, monogram, or first initial. This bag will ensure that your child gets all of the candy they want, without having to haul around an old, heavy pillowcase-sized bag!

If you want something a little more neutral (if you are planning on going in costume yourself), then we could recommend our Monogrammed Large Weekender Bag. It’s a bit bigger than the tote bag (more room for candy) and is neutral enough to blend in with just about any costume you can think of!

And don’t forget, we also have some less flashy Halloween Tote Bags, including in Stripes and Orange Dots.

If you’d like to see everything that we have to offer for a fun and stylish Halloween adventure, we invite you to take a look around the website! You might come up with some Halloween costume ideas that we haven’t even dreamed of! 

Do you love Halloween? What was your favorite costume as a kid? Please share your thoughts with our community!