Preschoolers usually just need to bring a snack – so no need for an oversized lunch bag to weigh them down. We like the SoYoung Motherlunch bags. Classic, beautiful and functional! Nothing makes a child feel more like a big kid than the first lunch box they can call their very own, and these lunch bags are a classic. Made from heavy coated linen they have a clean, modern feelwith a palette of retro-inspired designs to suit every taste. Wear it backpack or messenger style for hands free adventure outings
The Dabba Walla lunch sack is another great choice for little ones. The easy-grip handle works well for little hands, and the insulating material keeps food cool – there’s also an interior pocket to hold a small ice pack. Best of all – it’s machine washable! Available online through Fenigo.
When kindergarten starts, kids are often at school all day, and need to bring both snacks and lunch. Time to upgrade to a slightly larger lunchbag with different compartments.
If your school follows a balanced day (two nutri-breaks) schedule, then this is the bag for your child! The Balanced Day Lunchkit makes it simple – two labelled compartments, one for 1st break, one for 2nd break. Both sides are easy-zip, insulated, and wipe clean. Sturdy handle is easy for kids to carry. Machine-washable, drip dry.
Some moms swear by Bento-style lunch boxes to separate out food items, and make a fun and visually appealing lunch! This Laptop Lunch set includes five inner containers and fit into most lunch bags. Available through Fenigo.
Entering grade one and beyond… appetites get bigger and independence starts to bloom. Send them off with these tried-and-tested picks that will hold enough to keep them going!
You can’t beat the quality of L.L. Bean. Be sure to pick a colour and design your child will like for a while, because you won’t be replacing this for years! We’d recommend any of LL Bean’s lunch box styles, but particularly love this flip-top design. The storage lid holds drinks, insulated containers, or snacks, while the main compartment is roomy enough for a big kid lunch. The shoulder strap is adjustable and it comes in a variety of colours and patterns.
Lands’ End is another great choice for quality, long-lasting lunch bags. The ClassMate soft-sided lunch box is roomy enough for snacks and lunch, and has been tested to keep food cold for up to 5 hours. A side mesh pocket and zip front pocket provide extra space, and the clip handle attaches easy to a backpack. You can also monogram these packs for a personal touch!
For the young ladies who are looking to celebrate their own unique style, Justice has something for them. They are sure to make a statement in any theme they choose.