Luggage has undergone a renaissance during the last decade, thanks to the emergence of polycarbonate, spinner wheels, and smart features. Yet, when bags start pouring down the luggage carousel, they’re nearly indistinguishable, a sea of black suitcases.
Identifying your bags quickly is essential to avoiding luggage thieves and getting out of the airport in a hurry. One of the oldest and most reliable travel hacks is to tie a brightly colored ribbon to your bag’s handle so that it stands out in the crowd. You could also replace your black bags with luggage that is an unusual color or pattern such as orange or leopard print.
If you do own a rectangular black bag that looks like all the others on the carousel, attaching a clever bag tag to the handle can help you identify it faster. Plus, it adds personality and may make other weary travelers smile. Here are some bag tags to consider.
Inventive Travelware Luggage Tags
Here’s one way to ensure your bags are handled carefully: Attach an “I love baggage handlers” tag. This humorous bag tag is one of many made by Inventive Travelware, which specializes in smart-ass luggage tags. Other options: “Not Yours” and “WTF are you doing with my bag?”
Googly Eyes Luggage Tag
You’ll eye your bags immediately. This kooky tag with moving googly eyes is made of puffy vinyl and fastens to your bag with a sturdy strap. There’s an ID tag on the back for your personal information.
Anne Taintor Luggage Tags
Anne Taintor combines vintage images with funny captions such as “We all have our baggage” to create a variety of products, including luggage tags. The tags are durable matte vinyl with ID card inserts. Other options: “I love not camping” and “Yippee! I get to sit next to the four-year-old.”
Full of Wit Personalized Luggage Tag
These tags from a site that specializes in personalization come printed with your name and contact information, plus you can choose from four quotes, including “Nothing in here would fit you” and “They all look the same, don’t they?”
Photo Gallery Luggage Tags
Want tags that no one else has? Add your own family or vacation photos to luggage tags printed by Shutterfly. These metals tags are two sided and can be personalized on both sides with photos and contact information.