A backpack can really weigh a child down. That’s why the Trunki is a fun alternative. Priced at just $39.99, it has ample room for children’s supplies and it rolls, preventing back strain. But the best thing is that it’s a toy, too — kids can hop aboard and ride.

ARRIVE IN STYLE: Available at Macy’s, Dillard’s, Brookstone and Learning Express stores or online at melissaanddoug.com/trunki.