School is back in session and kids are gearing up with their shiny new school supplies! Along with the notebooks, pencil cases, and sneakers, kids also love to show off their special lunch boxes! Check out some of our favorite, durable, reusable, eco-friendly, and stylish lunchbox items.
Tip: Be sure to add labels with your child’s classroom number on all of their lunch gear, so it can be returned to the correct classroom if left behind in the cafeteria.
BUILT Big Apple Buddies Lunch Bag, MacDougle Monkey
Send your little monkey back to school with this adorable BUILT Big Apple Buddies insulated lunch bag. This bag is perfect for the youngest of students with a side-release buckle for clipping on to backpacks, and an easy to open zipper. Fun Fact: The animal-themed bags are named after famous streets in Manhattan because BUILT is a New York City based company. (Amazon.com, $20)
Kids’ Konserve® Food Container Set
Keeping foods separate will help to preserve the fresh flavors. Separate bagels from hummus or salad from applesauce…using Kids’ Konserve® leak-proof nesting trio containers. These stainless steel containers are BPA, phthalate and lead-free, and they are dishwasher safe! (Landsend.com, $27)
Bug Music Happikin
How many napkins go into your child’s lunchbox per year? What a waste of resources, right? Be earth (and wallet!) friendly with a re-usable and adorable cotton Happikin! Clean the nifty napkin by simply rinsing and washing with the laundry! Happikins double as a colorful placemats for snack time or as handkerchiefs, too! (Goodsie.com, $6)
CamelBak Groove Water Bottle – .6L
Worried about the quality of the water that comes out of your school’s water fountains? Send your kid to school with CamelBak® Groove™, and leave your worries at home! The CamelBak Groove filters your water as you drink. The filter lasts three months, replacing up to 375 disposable plastic water bottles! The Groove water bottle is BPA-free and spill proof, no more wet book bags! (Camelbak.com, $20)
LunchBots 16 oz Insulated Stainless Steel Food Container
For those cold winter days, or days when kids are feeling a little under the weather, send them to school with a LunchBots Insulated Steel Food Container filled with hot soup…or even hot chocolate! The LunchBot works great for keeping foods hot or cold for hours and is leak-proof, so go ahead and toss it into the lunchbox without worry! (Reuseit.com, $25)