It's almost time for back to school. Lunch time can be one of the most adventurous time of your child's day and it's important to send them with the gear that they need to have a fun and healthy lunch. So, from personalized animal-print lunch boxes, to colourful and sturdy bento boxes, the coolest water bottle around and the cutest snack pouches, we've scoured the web to find the coolest lunch gear for every student.
1. Bento Buddies - Bento Box Garden
If you're looking for the best in bento box containers, look no further. This stack of four colourful containers provides a fun, practical way to pack balanced, on-the-go meals for your kids' school lunches. Colourful, stackable and leakproof, these containers are also lead-free and contain no BPA or phthalates. The extra large container is perfect for salads, sandwiches, and leftovers, while the smaller containers are perfect for cut up fruit and veggies and other snacks like pretzels and cereal. They are perfect for stacking inside any cooler lunch box, and your kids will love the fun variety of colours.
Available at Indigo | $19.95
2. Lego Water Bottle
Talk about awesome. Your kids will head to school with their heads held high carrying this BPA free 350ml Lego water bottle. A perfect light-weight bottle to bring along for recess, lunch or any after school sporting activity. Available in three fun colours–yellow and red, red and blue and pink and violet–which will appeal to any Lego-loving child, this water bottle is not only super cool, but practical and easy to clean too.
Available at Indigo | $19.95
3. FLUF POW Organic Cotton Lunch Bag
This super cool Fluf Organic Lunch Bag has a large colorful print on the front which mimics a comic book action hero's magnificent punch of justice: POW! But rest assured, that's not the only WOW that this lunch bag has to offer. Made from 100% certified organic cotton, it's ultra-versatile, machine-washable and extremely durable. Its inner lining is made from water-resistant polyester, but it's also been tested and is certified to be free from phthalates, BPA, and lead. If you prefer a cooler-style lunch bag, this one can instead be used to hold and transport after school snacks, water bottles, swim gear, a change of clothes, pencil cases and other school supplies, or it can even be used as a shoe tote (for those indoor shoes that always go missing). No matter how you use it, your child will love having this super cool hero-inspired bag next to them in class this year.
Available at IQ Living | $19.99
4. Crocodile Creek Ice Pack Sets
Looking for a cute and colourful way to add a little chill to your child's lunch box? These adorable and convenient ice pack sets from Crocodile Creek should do the trick. A great way to keep those school lunches fresh and cool, this reusable ice pack is the perfect addition to your little one’s lunch box. They come in a set of 2 and are available in lots of different colours and patterns (think robots, fairies, dinosaurs and butterflies,) so it's easy to find one to appeal to your child's interests. They are also non-toxic and kid safe so you can feel good about packing them in your kids lunch box to keep things cool.
Available at Indigo | $6.99
5. 3 Sprouts Lunch Bags
From the much-loved company that has brought us the cutest toy bins, bath towels and stroller organizers, 3 Sprouts has now created an easy-to-use (and, let's face it, adorable) insulated animal lunch bag. Made from phthalate-free and lead-free materials, these groovy lunch bag–which are all silver and feature a different coloured animal–are sized right to fit containers so you can send your children to school with lots of nutritious snacks and lunch favourites. Additional features we love include a write-on name tag, so your child can easily located theirs at lunch time, and a buckle-clip handle for attaching to a backpack or other bag (because every parent knows those lunch boxes often get misplaced).
Available at 3sprouts.ca | $14.99
6. Skip Hop Reusable Sandwich & Snack Bags
Whether you are eating at home or on-the-go, Skip Hop's Zoo Reusable Sandwich & Snack Bag Set will keep your child snacking happily and healthily at school this year. The larger sandwich pouch is ideal for your kid’s favorite lunch, while the smaller bag is perfect for healthy snacks like dried pretzels, cereal and fruit. Our favourite part? You can feel good about sending your child to school without the added waste of traditional plastic bags, and it teaches kids about the no-waste policies found at many schools. They are also machine washable and durable.
Available at skiphop.com | $12.00