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8 Lunch Boxes and Lunch Bags That Are Perfect for Back to School

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The new school year is quickly approaching, and while there is still some uncertainty when it comes to Covid-19 precautions, most schools will be back to fully in-person classes. That means you have to start packing lunches again. Make sure your kids are going to school with a lunchbox that both they and you love! Here are some of the best lunch boxes out there. 

PlanetBox Rover Stainless Steel Lunch Box with Carrying Bag

PlanetBox Rover Stainless Steel Lunch Box with Carrying Bag

You can send your child to school with a healthy lunch, all while trying to help the planet when you buy them this PlanetBox set. The set includes 1 Rover Lunch Box, 1 larger food container, 1 smaller food container, an insulated carrying bag, and a magnet set. The carrying bag is made with 100% recycled polyester fiber, and has carrying pockets for a water bottle and utensils. Available in a variety of designs. 

Bentgo Kids Lunch Box

Bentgo Kids Lunch Box

It seems the days of sending kids to school with a smushed pbj in a paper bag are out, and sending them with five nutritious food items that stay intact is in. This Bentgo kids lunch box has five proportioned sections: one 1-cup, two ½ cup, one ¼ cup and 2 Tablespoons. That way, you aren’t over stuffing, nor are you sending your child to school with too little food. It is dishwasher and microwave safe, and is made from BPA-free materials. Available in three colors. 

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LLBean Lunch Box

LLBean Lunch Box

While you may know L.L.Bean for their stellar school back packs, their lunchboxes are just as good. This lunch box is durable, BPA free, has an inner mesh pocket for an ice pack, and is roomy enough to fit a bento box inside if desired. 

Vaya Tyffyn 

Vaya Tyffyn

This tiffin box (a traditional lunch carrier in India) from Vaya will keep your child’s food warm, or keep it cool, depending on what it is. Use it with two ten-ounce containers or one twenty ounce container. The containers have partitions so you can section of different types of food and they will not all mix together. Available in several colors and designs. 

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Lunch Box

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Lunch Box

The perfect lunch box for any Star Wars lover, this insulated lunch box will keep food cold or warm, depending on what you want! It features a padded top handle and a shoulder strap for easy transport. 

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Hydro Flask Kids Insulated Lunchbox 

Hydro Flask Kids Insulated Lunchbox

The two layers of insulation in this lunchbox from Hydro Flask will ensure your child’s food will stay fresh and cold. It’s easy to clean, durable, and available in eight colors. 

Lunch Box for Kids with Water Bottle

Lunch Box for Kids with Water Bottle

The perfect one-stop solution for your kids lunch, this lunch box set includes an insulated bag, food box, utensils and a water bottle. Leak resistant, lock proof, and durable, this is the perfect lunch solution. 

Kids Marvel Recycled Polyester Lunchbag

Kids Marvel Recycled Polyester Lunchbag

Made from recycling five water bottles, this lunchbag from Gap is the perfect statement piece for any Marvel lover. It has a front pocket, water bottle holder, and an ID tag inside. Pair it with the matching backpack, and choose from other fun designs like stars or rainbows

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