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10 Best Back-To-School Lunch Boxes


With yet another child going into school, I’m scouring the web for reviews and the best products to stock up on extra lunch supplies before the school year begins. That means I have 12 days, people. Twelve short, action-packed days to get my ducks in a row so that three smiling faces will head out the door that Tuesday morning, jump on the bus and have a lunch expertly packed by yours truly.

Luckily, I have a few (ahem, 7) years of school lunch packing experience behind me and a few excellent resources, including another school lunch packing expert, One Hungry Mama. Her school lunch posts on Facebook always inspire, and she even turned me on to Lunchskins last year. See them after the jump!

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  • Goodbyn 1 of 10
    Goodbyn
    This all-in-one system makes packing lunch a breeze. Get your own.
  • Land of Nod 2 of 10
    Land of Nod
    The In-Flight Lunch Box is perfect for filling with your own containers. Get your own.
  • Garnet Hill 3 of 10
    Garnet Hill
    These lunch pails make me smile. Classic and cute. Get your own.
  • Laptop Lunch 4 of 10
    Laptop Lunch
    Another all-in-one system, the individually-sealed containers all fit together into one large and slide into a bag together. Get your own.
  • Lunchbots 5 of 10
    Lunchbots
    These metal containers eliminate plastics altogether. Get your own.
  • Lunchopolis 6 of 10
    Lunchopolis
    BPA- and phthalate-free, Lunchopolis can be found at select Whole Foods and several online retailers. Get your own.
  • Planetbox 7 of 10
    Planetbox
    These remind me of old school TV trays, in a good way. What a fun way to pack lunch for your kids. Get your own.
  • Pottery Barn 8 of 10
    Pottery Barn
    I adore the Very Hungry Caterpillar. It's no surprise I'm a fan of these. Get your own.
  • Silfaka 9 of 10
    Silfaka
    Older children are sure to love these stylish bags. Plus, they're larger to hold more for growing boys and girls. Get your own.
  • Hello Kitty 10 of 10
    Hello Kitty
    Who can say no to the old school metal lunch boxes? We picked up a Star Wars one at Williams Sonoma this summer, and my son can't wait to bring it to school to show off. Get your own.

I recently wrote about the art of packing a school lunch your kids will eat and enjoy. We’re gearing up for school here. Have your kids gone back yet?

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