Savvy baggage buys for your next holiday if your luggage is on its last legs

COUNTING down the days until you can get away?

Whether you have a staycation planned after restrictions ease on May 17, or you’re holding out for more exotic climes in the future, it’s always lovely to have something to look forward to.

And don’t fret if your luggage is on its last legs — these savvy baggage buys are available now.

CARRY ON: Aldi has some great options for under £15.

I’m a big fan of the grey ultra light carry on case, £14.99, but if you prefer a holdall, you can also grab the Adventuridge small roller holdall for just £12.99 — it’s super-handy as you can carry or roll it easily, whichever you prefer.

A similarly-sized holdall is £69 at

SAVING: £56.01

MAXX OUT: I was over the moon when TK Maxx reopened its doors.

You may need to queue, but I think the luggage savings, among others, are worth it.

Each store will have different stock and sizes, but on the website alone I can currently see a steal on a Herschel Highland Suitcase for £48, usually £165.

SAVING: £117

BACK TO BASICS: has a great range of plain hard-shell cases for around £52.49.

What’s more, you can also nab personalised vinyl stickers designed for luggage for just £3.45.

Monogrammed luggage is all the rage on social media — but comes at a price, I’ve seen medium- sized options for £150 at

Even if you don’t already have a case to customise, you could buy the basic Amazon option I mentioned and the sticker for a total of just £55.94.

SAVING: £94.06

TOP MARKS: I always visit Primark for pre-travel essentials, so I’m glad it is open again.

Make travelling comfier with a Minnie Mouse pink and gold travel pillow, £6.

Similar Disney-themed pillows are £17 at Samsonite.

A matching padlock and key set is £3, and keep things extra secure with a luggage strap for just £1.50.

SAVING: £11 on travel pillow

  • All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

BUY a Goodfellas margherita pizza, a pack each of garlic baguettes, onion rings and McCain French fries, plus a tub of Cadbury Dairy Milk ice cream, all for £5 at the Co-Op.

SAVE: £6.05

Cheap treat

COOL down with the new Grenade protein ice cream bars in White Chocolate and Peanut Nutter flavours.

Usually £5 for four, but £3.50 with your Tesco Clubcard.

SAVE: £1.50

What’s new

TO help the nation to laugh more after a year of lockdowns, headache relief brand Panadol is partnering with on-demand comedy TV channel NextUp to grant viewers three months of comedy content.

Sign up for free at nextupcomedy. com/panadol.

Offer valid until July 20.

Top swap

THOSE caterpillar chocolate cakes have been in the news. Have a slice as you read all about the copyright capers.

Classic Colin the Caterpillar, at M&S is £7, but why not give Wiggles a go. It’s £6 at Sainsbury's.

SAVE: £1

Giselle’s little helper


Pizza Express Delivery is still available and until May 2 you can get 20 per cent off two new pizzas – the Pollo American with chicken and smoky pepperoni and the Pulled Lamb with lamb, mint and mozzarella.

Order via Deliveroo for the discount. Happy eating!

Shop and save

ROLL into summer with picnic snacks from Higgidy.

Its Pork and Honey Dinky Rolls are £2.50, down from £3, at Sainsbury’s.

SAVE: 50p

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ALDI has nine additions to its spirits range. One is a salted caramel cupcake gin liqueur that tastes just like Biscoff, for £8.99.

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