Amidst the hotly debated back to school plans of 2020, due to the ongoing pandemic, both parents and caregivers will still need to prepare a back-to-school shopping-list with lunch boxes being a top priority. We know that finding the right lunch box for your kids is not an easy feat. Newer lunch boxes have come a long way from the plastic boxes of our past adorned with decals slapped on the front.

Now there are endless choices for your child's lunch box, appearing in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, glass, or durable plastic materials like vinyl, nylon, or polyester. Discover the best lunch boxes for kids with our list of top kids lunch boxes that are guaranteed to allow for a variety of healthy snacks for school.

PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag

packit freezable lunch bag

Brown bag lunchers will remember all too well, using the frozen juice box hack, as a way to keep their lunch cold in a less than trendy brown or plastic bag. Thankfully, with the PackIt freezable lunch bag you won't have to worry about freezing gel packs, let alone juice boxes to keep this lunch container cool! PackIt Freezable lunch bags come with a convenient built-in freezable gel that will keep your child's lunch cold for hours!



The PlanetBoxes Shuttle lunch box is ideal for younger children with smaller appetites, yet it holds three and a half cups of food in two easy-to-clean stainless steel separate compartments.

The PlanetBox made of stainless less is the ideal choice for parents and caregivers that seek ultra-durable containers, with minimal risk of contamination. Although more expensive than your cheaper lunchbox alternatives, stainless steel material is non-porous and highly sanitary, making it undeniably safe to eat and drink from.

PlanetBox lunchboxes also come in larger sizes, Rover and Launch, which are suitable for older children and adults with heftier appetites.

Bentgo Kids


Bentgo still reigns king in the lunchbox world for it's conveniently portioned compartments and durable design for young active kids. Not only do, Bentgo's five compartments carry a significant amount of food, but they're also miraculously leak-proof, guaranteed to keep your child's meal fresh and mess-free.

Bentgo comes in a variety of exciting colors for little trendsetters, which make for easy matching when choosing an insulated lunch box to carry the Bentgo box.

Lunch Pets

lunch pets insulated lunch box

With Lunch Pets, kids can take a furry friend with them wherever they go– even to school. There is an insulated storage pouch to keep food fresh, a handle for carrying, and an easy snap closure. The interior is easy to wipe out, and best of all– Lunch Pets are completely machine washable. Choose from a variety of furry creatures, perfect for boys and girls.



For those on the fence about which bento-style lunch box to purchase, consider the Yumbox for older children, for its classic design and generous portion size. Similar to Bentgo brand lunch boxes, the Yumbox offers several compartments to store several bite-sized snacks.

Yumbox Original offers six compartments, in a lightweight, durable, and dishwasher safe material. However, the Yumbox lacks the durable rubber-coated edges like the Bentgo, making it not the best choice for younger aged children.

Mackenzie Pottery Barn Classic

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If you're on the hunt for a charming and functional lunch bag that will hold the popular Bentgo lunchbox, look no further than the Mackenzie Pottery Barn Classic. The Mackenzie Classic's lining is made from a food-safe vinyl for easy cleaning, and the outer shell is woven in durable polyester, with a handy outer nesting compartment for drinks.

Mackenzie Classic lunch boxes come with special straps allowing them to piggyback on to Mackenzie-style backpacks for added convenience. Your child will adore the many patterns and styles they can choose from! Additionally, personalization is also available, so your little's retro lunch box won't ever get lost come lunchtime.

FlatBox Lunch Box

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Although not a popular bento-style lunch box, FlatBox patented lunch bags offer something just as convenient. When our attention to cleanliness is heightened, the FlatBox offers parents the capability to machine wash their children's lunchboxes, making sure that each and every crevice and corner is cleaned.

What makes the insulated FlatBox stand out from other lunchboxes is the ability to unzip into a large placement for a contamination-free zone.

Skip Hop Lunch Box

skip hop lunch box

Parents and caregivers seeking a lunch box that is both affordable and functional will appreciate our next lunch bag. The Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie Kids insulated lunch box is precious with multiple zoo creatures to choose from for your kids to express their personal style.

The Skip Hop lunch box is both roomy and insulated. The main compartment is large enough for a sandwich, apple and juice box, as well as the Skip Hop mealtime bento-style lunch kit. An interior mesh netting serves as a convenient place to place napkins and utensils if needed.

Similar to Pottery Barns classic lunch boxes, the Skip Hop lunch box includes a top handle that will securely attach to Skip Hop toddler backpacks or any backpack of your child's choice.

Fluf Zipper Lunch Bag

fluf zipper lunch bag

Don't let the simplicity of the Fluf Zipper lunch bag fool you. This organic cotton lunch bag will undoubtedly appeal to both kids and adults. Although it doesn't contain an insulated liner, the Fluf Zipper lunch box is both durable and roomy, able to fit most lunch containers, tall water bottles and ice packs in the interior pockets. This chic lunch bag is also fully machine washable, so you never have to worry about your child's lunch bag's cleanliness.

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Lunch Bag


The handy Rubbermaid LunchBlox lunch bag was ingeniously designed to work with Rubbermaid LunchBlox food containers and other meal containers. The roomy and insulated lunch box is a fantastic way for parents to pack their kids a perfectly packed lunch due to the bag's oversized main compartment.

Say goodbye to soggy sandwiches with Rubbermaid's LunchBlox sandwich kit! Kid's can also enjoy a healthy helping of greens and assorted veggies when on-the-go with Rubbermaid's LunchBlox Salad kit.

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