Looking for the best kids’ lunch bags? These lunch boxes & bags will actually keep up with them all year

Lunchtime is often our kids’ favorite time of day (and, let’s face it, it’s ours, too). Even if they love school, refueling their little bodies is ultra-important. Whether you struggle to get them to actually eat during their lunch break, or you just want them to remember to bring their leftovers home, fun lunch boxes are the way to their heart. We’ve got the best lunch bags for kids that they’ll love, be excited to use, and maybe even remember to bring home every day.


On The Go Mustard Lunch Cooler


With a dry compartment and a separate cooler space, this lunch box is neutral enough to use through multiple school years.

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Lunch Box


Hydro Flask never lets us down, and this insulated lunch box keeps carrot sticks and yogurts chilled for hours. It also comes in several great colors.

Vera Bradley

Lunch Bunch Bag by Vera Bradley


This lunch bag prevents all their goodies from getting squished and comes in a bunch of Vera Bradley's signature colors and prints. There's even a name tag window to make sure everyone knows who this cutie belongs to.

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My Melody Furry Figural Lunch Bag


It's a plushy! It's a lunch box! It's a...plunch box! With a little bow detail and lots of space, this is an easy choice.

STATE Bags Rogers Lunch Box

STATE Bags Rogers Lunch Box


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

FlowFly Kids Lunch Box


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

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Eco Reusable Lunch Bag


This is one of the best lunch bags for kids in upper elementary and middle school. It's an eco-friendly option made using fully biodegradable material. It snaps closed so their bento boxes don't fall out in transit.

L.L. Bean Kids Lunch Box
L. L. Bean

Print Lunchbox by L.L.Bean


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

Skip Hop's Zoo Collection


Not only is Skip Hop's animal-themed gear adorable but as a lunch bag, 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


We love the simple design of this lunch box and its 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


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


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 EZ Wipe Printed Lunch Box


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


From unicorns to owls, elephants and hearts, there are dozens of different Dabbawalla lunch bags 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 lunch bag for kids will be which style! 


Thermos Soft Lunch Box


This lunch bag for kids 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! 


Wildkin Lunch Box


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

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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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