Looking for the perfect gift under £50 that combines style and functionality, while making a difference? We have plenty of options that tick those boxes. Madlug – which stands for ‘make a difference luggage’ was created to help children in care, most of whom move their belongings in black bin bags, losing their dignity in the process.

With every bag you buy, we give a pack-away travel bag to an incredible child in care. Because no child should move their life in a bin bag. Read on for our top picks under £50, perfect for birthdays, special occasions, Christmas, or treat yourself purchases.

Roll-Top Backpack

The Roll-Top Backpack is a sleek and stylish bag designed to meet your travel needs while being perfect for daily use. With a 16-litre capacity, it's just the right size for all your essentials without being bulky. The roll-top closure keeps your belongings secure, and the padded adjustable straps and back panel ensure day-long comfort.

One of its standout features is the zippered front pocket, offering convenient storage for frequently accessed items. An internal zipped pocket is perfect for stashing valuables or stationery, keeping your essentials organised and easy to access. Perfect for work, school, university, and weekend adventures.

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Duffel Bag

For those who lead an active lifestyle or enjoy weekend getaways, the Madlug Duffel Bag is a great choice. With a 25-litre capacity, it provides ample space for your essentials and exercise gear. It’s an ideal size for the gym and also makes an excellent companion for short trips.

Featuring a detachable shoulder strap and a zippered external pouch, it offers easy access to your belongings. Chunky zips make opening and closing the bag a breeze, while 600D durable fabric ensures it can withstand your adventures and last for years to come. Functional, stylish, and the perfect gift for fitness enthusiasts and travellers.

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Roll-Top Urban Backpack

The Roll-Top Urban Backpack is a larger version of the Roll-Top Backpack, making it an ideal choice for students, professionals, or anyone on the go. With its 22-litre capacity, this bag offers ample room for books, folders, and all your daily essentials.

This bag boasts a padded back panel and adjustable shoulder straps for comfortable wear. It also features a zippered internal pocket, perfect for storing stationery and valuables, and convenient side pockets for carrying drink bottles. This bag is not only spacious but also laptop-compatible, accommodating laptops up to 17 inches. It's a stylish, functional, and practical choice for the urban dweller.

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Classic Backpack

The Madlug movement began with the Classic Backpack, a versatile bag suitable for a wide range of activities, from school and college to shopping and travel. With a 20-litre capacity, it offers plenty of space for all your belongings, and the extra front pocket enhances organisation.

One of the unique features of the Classic Backpack is the wide variety of colours it comes in, with 15 vibrant options to choose from. This bag is perfect for those who appreciate a classic design and a pop of color, making it a great gift for students, shoppers, or travellers.

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Tech Backpack

The Tech Backpack is the perfect choice for those who need a practical, tech-savvy bag for work or study. It comes equipped with a power bank pocket and an integrated USB charging port, ensuring you can stay connected on the go.
The bag also includes a padded internal laptop compartment and a padded ergonomic back panel for added comfort during long commutes.

To keep your valuables safe and organised, the Tech Backpack features a hidden internal pocket and a discrete zippered back panel pocket. The zippered front pocket with an organiser section allows you to keep essentials at your fingertips. With an 18-litre capacity and laptop compatibility up to 15.5 inches, the Tech Backpack is an excellent choice for students and professionals on the move.

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Junior Backpack

The Junior Backpack is a slightly smaller version of the Classic Backpack, making it an ideal choice for teens and kids. With a 15-litre capacity, it provides enough space for their essentials without weighing them down. The bag features a main zippered pocket, a handy front pocket, and a top loop for storage, ensuring kids can carry their items comfortably.

One of the Junior Backpack's standout features is the easy-to-open and close paracord zip pulls, making it accessible for children of all ages. The bag is also lightweight and easy to clean, making it a practical and durable gift for young adventurers.

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Looking for inspiration for gifts on a slightly smaller budget? Read our blog on gifts under £20.

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