Let us launch the lunch bag experiment. First, find last year’s lunch bag. Then, smell it.
Next, book a shopping trip with the kids to buy new ones.
If you’re looking to grab a new lunch bag before school starts up, we’ve rounded up some of our most favourite ones here.
Lululemon Hungry For Adventure Lunch Bag
Your kids will be keen to show off their new lulu lunch tote in bold colours or basic black. This lunch bag is water and stain-resistant, meaning it just might stay clean a little longer than usual. It can also be worn cross-body, in hand or strapped to their backpack.
GapKids Dino Lunchbox
The dinosaur motif of this backpack is fun and less overwhelming than an all-over print. And the bright colours are sure to guarantee that this lunch box comes home with your kid… we hope!
Little Lunchbox Co Bento 5
Here’s an adorable bento box, complete with three different compartments and a dizzying array of on-trend designs, from pineapples to flamingos and so much more. Leak-proof, sleek and perfect for the little ones who want something a bit different in which to tote their munchies.
Crocodile Creek Lots of Cats Lunch Box
Not only is this cat print cute, this lunch box has an extra lining to ensure food stays fresh and a sturdy structure to prevent your kids favourite sandwich from being crushed.
Herschel Pop Quiz Lunch Box
Yup, your kid will definitely love this lunch box in classic red, blue and black! The perfect accessory to a delicious and nutritious lunch.
So Young x Wee Box
Well, we have a feeling that the whole family is going to want to own this so cool lunch box with a woodland motif. Plus, it’s now in a larger size to fit the Yum Box Tapas size bento box. A winning combination.
$35, Available at well.ca
Yumbox Panino Lunch Box
Sleek and simple, this bento box has four food compartments and can hold up to 3 cups worth of lunch for your kid. Bonus, you can pack wet food like hummus and dip in the 1 oz dip compartment without worrying about spills.
Fluf Zippered Lunch Box
Perfect for the practical, straight shooter in your family, this lunch bag by Fluf will never be mistaken for anything but a lunch tote! (Image via Good on Paper Design)
$32, Available at well.ca
Thermos Starwars Lunch Kit
With lights and sounds that bring this beloved character to life in lunch box form, need we say more?
Lands’ End Kids Soft Sided Lunch Box
We love this lunch box because it’s durable, a great size and super cute. They come from the U.S., but all prices online are in CAD, and we find $28 to be a very reasonable price for a lunch bag that should definitely last more than one school year. (We’re speaking from experience here: going on year three with the same lunch bag at our editor Heather’s house!)
Planetbox Rover Lunchbox
This lunch system actually revolutionized our approach to lunches. No more filling the dishwasher with a million different containers. Say goodbye to little fingers being unable to open lids. This bento box system is spacious, fun and can be expanded with separate, easy-to-open containers (two are included). Plus, there’s a minimal amount of plastic involved AND the kids can customize their design with their choice of magnets. Love, LOVE!