15 Lunch Boxes That’ll Make It Through the School Year

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Heading back to school might look a little different this year, but one thing never changes—lunchtime! We’ve rounded up the coolest kids’ lunch boxes that everyone will love: they’re colorful, cute and (most importantly) easy to clean. Boys or girls, sporty or sparkly, or all of the above—there’s a lunch box out there for every type of kid. Keep reading to see them all.

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1954 by Blended Designs

$20 BUY NOW

When Casey Kelley went looking for a backpack for her son that reflected faces of color, she found little available. So she added her own designs to the back-to-school lineup—and an important voice, as each bag in their 1954 collection, an homage to Brown v Board of Education, proclaims: “I can do anything!” The empowering message is key to Blended Designs’ goal to encourage students to do their best. They also partner with local community organizations in order to give away their backpacks, lunchboxes and accessories to students in less-advantaged schools for free.


STATE Bags Rogers Lunch Box

STATE Bags Rogers Lunch Box

$48 BUY NOW

STATE lunch boxes are as sturdy as their backpacks. There’s a clear compartment for storing lunch box notes, a detachable velcro divider, a zippered mesh pocket for silverware and an insulated main compartment. It comes in over 20 color combos and there’s an option to personalize their lunch box.


Fly Flow Kids Lunch Box

FlyFlow Kids Lunch Box

$29 BUY NOW

This insulated kids’ lunch box is offered in almost 30 different designs, has a zipper closure and a handle for easy toting.


eco-friendly kids lunch box

Eco Reusable Lunch Tote

$15 BUY NOW

Older kids will like this eco-friendly option made using fully biodegradable material. It snaps closed so you bento boxes don’t fall out in transit.


L.L. Bean Kids Lunch Box

Print Lunchbox by L.L.Bean

$20 BUY NOW

For older kids on the go all day, from school to lunch to after-school activities, you want a lunchbox that holds up yet won’t take up the whole backpack. Made of the same strong “packcloth” as its school packs and available in the same designs, these insulated, PVC- and PBA-free boxes have lunch covered—in brand new colors and prints, too.


Skip Hop's Zoo Collection

Skip Hop’s Zoo Collection

$20 BUY NOW

Not only is Skip Hop’s animal-themed gear adorable, but as a lunchbox, they’ve got the same quality you know and love from the brand. The roomy insulated interior keeps food and drinks cold, the mesh pocket will keep things organized, the easy-clean material is machine washable and there’s even a clip to attach to a backpack or diaper bag.


Whiskin Kids Lunch Box

Whiskware Insulated Lunch Cooler

$20 BUY NOW

We love the simple design of this lunch box and it’s slim fit is easy to pack in your child’s backpack. They are the perfect size for those long and flat bento boxes that everyone loves. 


Avocado and Oranges Lunch Box

$10 BUY NOW

We love these soft lunchbox options that come in fun patterns like avocados, oranges and lemons. They are insulated to keep everything cool. 


PackIt Kids Lunch Box

Freezable Lunchbox from PackIt

$23 BUY NOW

We know and love PackIt’s line of lunchboxes with their chill factor built right into the foldable, freezable bag. You’ll never forget the ice pack again—or take up room fitting it in along with everything else. Choose from cheerful prints like astronauts in space, rainbows and unicorns, and colorful superheroes. 


Land's End Kids Lunchboxes

Kids EZ Wipe Printed Lunch Box

$17 BUY NOW

The EZ wipe lunchbox from Land’s End has a widened grab handle, added best-in-class YKK zippers and sturdy mesh pockets for hefty ice packs. It’s made from the same materials as their durable backpacks and can be clipped right onto them as well for convenient carrying. You also won’t have to worry about anything spoiling before lunchtime, as this lunch box is insulated, leak-resistant, and guaranteed to keep ice-packed food cold for five hours. Choose from 10 different print combos, and don’t forget, monogramming is also available for an additional $8.


Dabbawalla Lunch Bags

$30 BUY NOW

From unicorns to owls, elephants and hearts, there are dozens of different Dabbawalla lunchbags your kiddo can choose from. Each one has an easy-zip closure, mesh pockets for drinks and snacks and a sturdy handle. Made from washable, degradable foam, the hardest part about choosing this bag will be which style! 


Thermos Soft Lunch Kit

Thermos Soft Lunch Kit

$15 BUY NOW

This bag from Thermos will keep your kiddo’s lunches nice and cool, or warm. The bag comes with a padded carrying handle, an amazing variety of patterns and is made with 100% PVC free material. It’s constructed with PEVA lining and closed-cell polyethylene foam insulation for the best lunch bag around. You can pick from over 18 styles, too! 


Art of Lunch bag

Art of Lunch Insulated Neoprene Lunch Bag

$25 BUY NOW

This 4 mm-thick neoprene lunch bag from Art of Lunch is fashionable and functional. Made from lead-free and PVC-free materials, this bag is also stain-resistant and machine washable. Your kids will be treated to beautiful designs from artists all over the world, all while enjoying a nice chilly lunch. Choose from nine vibrant designs.


Wildkin Kids lunch box

Wildkin Lunch Box

$22 BUY NOW

With both a zippered front pocket and the main compartment, there’s plenty of room for food, drink, and utensils in this bag by Wildkin. It’s made from sturdy and durable fabric and comes with a mesh pocket for ice packs. This is a super basic and functional style with lots of design variety.


Mackenzie Lunch Boxes by Pottery Barn Kids

$22 and up BUY NOW

Lunchbags from Pottery Barn Kids are high-quality mainstays. The Mackenzie collection comes in one of five styles and a bona fide bevy of prints and patterns—with tons that are brand new, from glitter to Minecraft, solid prints to glow-in-the-dark solar systems and more. You can choose between the classic lunchbox or the cold box, which comes with an ice pack that also serves as a box divider. 

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