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Aside from finding your kids the perfect backpack, lunchboxes are the next essential for the back to school season. There are so many options on the market that it can be difficult to narrow down, but consider what will help to simplify those hectic mornings when you're getting everything together.
A few key tips to keep in mind: Insulation must be good to keep food cold, it should be practical and easily hook onto the backpack (or in it) so your little one doesn't lose it, and durable enough to last the entire school year—or longer!
Here are our favorite options for this season:

Funkins Insulated Kids Tote Bag

Created by Ayesha Curry, this line goes back to basics with traditional-style lunch boxes. This one features a large storage compartment big enough to fit all of the snacks. We love the cloth exterior, but keep in mind it's hand wash only. For every item sold through this collection, Cheeky® will give a meal to someone in need in the U.S., partnering with Feeding America.

$29.95

Love Mae Bento Box

These bento-style lunchboxes don't sacrifice on style or practicality. They're dishwasher friendly, 100% recyclable, and toxic free. Perfect for those picky eaters who don't want foods touching or grazers who prefer to pick through different options at lunchtime. The leak-proof set includes two mini containers to use for dippings or smaller snacks. They also offer insulated cooler bags.

Cheeky® Insulated Bag

Created by Ayesha Curry, this line goes back to basics with traditional-style lunch boxes. This one features a large storage compartment big enough to fit all of the snacks. We love the cloth exterior, but keep in mind it's hand wash only. For every item sold through this collection, Cheeky® will give a meal to someone in need in the U.S., partnering with Feeding America.

$10.99

Pottery Barn Kids Lunch Box

Ultra-durable, these bags are made to last for years. They're weather-resistant, have an exterior mesh pocket for water bottles, and sit upright so food or drinks won't topple over. We love that it can piggyback on other PBK backpacks for easy transportation. Oh, and we highly recommend getting your child's name monogrammed for the ultimate personalization. 👍

$19.99

BUILT NY Lunch Tote

These bags are a bit larger than the traditional lunchbox, perfect for kids who will be on-to-go all day long. Its flexible (and durable) material makes it simple to expand for whatever foods or drinks you're placing in it. It's created with a wetsuit material so it's machine washable and great for insulation.

$19.99

PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag

PackIt lunch bags fold up up flat and has cooling technology built in so it's a freezer bag on its own—no need to remember to pack ice packs, mama! Simply place it in the freezer each night and it'll be ready to go for your kids' lunch. The buckle handle clips onto backpacks and it features a zip top to keep everything inside fresh.

$19.95

Skip Hop Zoo Kids Lunch Box

For the younger kids, the Skip Hop Zoo collection features adorable animal designs. We love the unicorn one. 🦄They're roomy, insulated and easy to clean for those inevitable messes. It has an interior mesh pocket inside, great for storing utensils, notes from mama and dad, or napkins.

$19.95
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