What do lunch gear and shoes have in common?
Kids want them to look good. Parents want them to be practical. So in other words, they need to be stylish, colorful and unique as well as easy to use and durable. That can be a lot to ask!
You guys can do the shoe shopping on your own, but I’ve rounded up some reusable lunch gear that is definitely cool enough for school but still makes the grade for being simple, sturdy and safe to use. Bonus point – your kids won’t outgrow these as fast as they outgrow their shoes!
The brand new OmieBox holds multiple types of food in a variety of configurations, using a movable divider and an insulated stainless steel container. With only one container to wash and no need for a separate carrying bag, it’s a parent’s dream. But I bet kids will think it’s pretty cool too. Made of durable plastic that is BPA and phthalate free. ($49.50)
The perfect combo of durability, safety and style – this 12 oz stainless steel bottle has a wide mouth and fits easily into a lunchbox. Available in bright green, purple, blue and pink colors. ($21.99)
So much cuter than a plastic bag and clearly better for the environment. Lunchskins come in snack or sandwich size and in a whole bunch of fun fabrics. ($7.95 – $8.95)
Packing berries, yogurt, hummus or other wet foods? These leakproof, easy-open stainless containers have got you covered. Let kids choose from a variety of bright colors. ($19.95 set/2)
The combo of Japanese style and practicality makes these bento boxes perfect for school lunch. Made with BPA-free plastic in a bunch of unique colors. ($35)
Why send wasteful paper, when you can send reusable cloth napkins with fun designs and positive messages for your kids? ($25 set/5)
These easy to carry, insulated bags are great for older kids who pack a lot of food. Bonus – the bag squishes flat, so it’s easy to stuff into a backpack when empty. ($27)
Seriously cute snack bags for the younger set, made with BPA and phthalate-free materials. Choose from penguin, owl, elephant and other friendly creatures. ($14 – $16)
Mackenzie All-in-One Lunch Bag
A standard-looking lunch bag with a surprise inside: a stainless steel food box and utensils. Everything is free from nasty chemicals and easy to care for to boot. ($47)
These stainless bottles with a pop-up straw inside may be geared for younger kids but with designs this cute, tweens will love them too. ($17.99)
What kind of lunch gear do your kids prefer?
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