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The 10 best lunchboxes and bags for back-to-school
BY COURTNEY INGALLS
In just a few short weeks you will be
sending your kids off to start a new
school year and the next thing you
need to check off of their list: lunchboxes
Since the start of the pandemic, kids
have gotten into the habit of having
homemade lunches and snacks while
doing remote learning. Now that
school will be in person, many kids
are going to want to continue to have
homemade lunches, which means you
need to look into a good lunchbox.
Luckily, there are lunchboxes and
bags that are perfect for NYC kids!
Keep your eating surfaces clean by
using a Flatbox! When it is time for
lunch, these lunch bags open up to become
a placemat surface for your food.
Flatboxes are triple insulated to make
sure that all of your food is stored at
the right temperature. The lunch bag
is also machine washable and is easy
to store, making it the perfect bag for
your kids to bring to school! $16.99.
With Pack it, you don’t have to worry
about wasting space with a bulky ice
pack. These bags are made with nontoxic
freezable gel built into the walls
of the bag, so all you have to do is pop it
in the freezer at night and the bag will
be frozen in time to send your kids off
in the morning! This lunch box keeps
food cooler longer, so you never have to
worry about your food spoiling. Pack
its also fold up for easy storage. $21.50.
With a variety of colors and patterns
to choose from, L.L.Bean lunch
boxes are a popular choice for your
kids. The lunchboxes have a lot of
room inside, so you will never have
to worry about your kids not having
enough options for food. It is also
made with BPA- and PVC-free lining
and is built with a strong material, so
these bags are both safe and will last
for a long time! $19.95.
These lightweight lunchboxes have
won the prestigious Mom’s Choice
Award and have continued to be a
product that families love. Wildkin
bags are 100% play proof, which
means that they are durable enough
to handle every school event. With
a variety of designs to choose from,
your kids will love showing off their
awesome lunchbox. $19.99.
POTTERY BARN KIDS
These lunchboxes have a lot of space
to store food and have rigid walls to
make sure that your food will not get
crushed. You can also customize your
lunchbox for each kid! Choose from
any of the adorable styles and get yours
monogrammed with your name on it!
Make sure to check out the glow-in-thedark
lunchboxes they have out this year!
HYDRO FLASK KIDS
INSULATED LUNCH BOX
Everyone knows of Hydro Flask for
their great water bottles, but now they
also have insulated lunchboxes. These
lunchboxes are designed for kids
ages 5 and up and are made with fl exible
handles so it is easy for little ones to hold.
With two layers of insulation, your food
is sure to stay fresh and cold for hours!
SIMPLE MODERN KIDS
These lunch boxes are the perfect back
to school item! Not only is the lunchbox
triple insulated, but it also has a snap
buckle on the top strap so your little ones
can strap it to their backpacks instead of
holding it. $15.99.
Made with PVC-free materials, this
dual compartment lunch box is sure
to give you enough space to pack your
kids the perfect lunch! All of the Thermos
lunchboxes have fun and colorful
designs and are made with an easy-toclean
LDPE liner with antimicrobial
protection. Your kids will be counting
down the hours until they get to show
off their lunchbox at lunch! $8.24-$14.99.
BENTGO LUNCH BAG
Bentgo boxes have become a popular
container to keep your lunches
organized, and now you can have
a lunch bag that is designed to hold
these containers. Each lunch bag has a
spacious interior and has an external
pocket that is great to store utensils
and napkins. It also comes with an
adjustable shoulder strap so you can
comfortably carry it back and forth to
BUILT BIG APPLE
These lunch bags are perfect for
your little ones that are heading back to
preschool or who are just starting. This
lunch backpack is lightweight, thin, and
made with adjustable shoulder straps,
making it easy to carry. $16.05-$18.99.
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