The Best Kids❜ Lunch Boxes for 2023
Who knew buying a new kids' lunch box was akin to buying a new car?! There are so many features, designs, compartments, contraptions, safety guidelines and so many different opinions by those who have road-tested them already!
Is there such a thing as lunch box envy? After researching this guide and finding all the awesome lunch boxes out there, I feel like there must be!
The Best Kids' Lunch Boxes for 2023
1. Stuck On You Personalised Bento Lunch Boxes
Your little one will never mix up their lunch box with someone else's again, thanks to the Stuck On You labelling feature - add your child's name and choose a colour and one of the fun or cool designs before placing your order.
Dishwasher safe, and we love the six labelled compartments, including a leak-proof space for yoghurt or dip.
2. The Zero Waste People Silicone Lunch Box
Lunchtime just got a whole lot brighter with these eco-friendly silicone Bento Lunch Boxes from The Zero Waste People. They're leak-proof, microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe and are crafted from food-grade silicone, which is drop-proof; perfect for slippery little hands!
3. Love Mae Bento Lunch Box
Not only is it non-toxic (free from BPA, PVC, Phthalates and metals), the Love Mae bento is pretty and practical!
Dishwasher-friendly, the leak-proof lid and two leak-proof small inner containers (who needs cling wrap?) will make sure your little one's lunch doesn't land up all over their school bag.
A purpose-built cooler bag with an ice brick can be purchased separately as an add-on to a number of gorgeous designs that the kids will love. It's 100% recyclable, too (only once it's worn out from daily use, that is!).
4. Sustain-a-Stacker Trio Lunchbox
The Sustain-a-Stacker is a three-in-one bento lunch box with two stackable levels and an oblong container (perfect for hummus) that fits inside the second layer. Dishwasher-friendly and made with super durable food-grade stainless steel that won't leech, it's non-toxic and a great choice if you're after something plastic-free.
5. Little Lunchbox Co
Created by an Aussie mother of two, Little Lunchbox Co bento boxes are practical yet still aesthetically appealing to kids with bright colours and bold designs.
The Bento boxes come in three different sizes and use BPA-free plastic, and can securely hold foods such as fruit, veggies, crackers, and yogurt can all be packed side by side without the risk of spoiling. Plus, they are so cute!
6. Fuel Bento Lunch Box
It's not as "cutesy" as other kids' lunch boxes but packs a punch in the practicality stakes. The BPA-free Fuel bento Lunch box has two removable inner containers that can be used separately.
One is plain, and the other is divided into three different compartments with different sizes and shapes. So you can pack a mixed lunch, and divided compartments mean the flavours won’t run into each other.
7. Planet Box Shuttle Lunchbox
This cool, stainless steel, space-themed bento box will be the talk of the playground.
The Planet Box Shuttle Lunchbox is a safe, non-toxic alternative to plastic and makes cleanup a breeze. Individual compartments ensure that foods don't touch each other and that lunch arrives looking intact and tasty! There is a huge range of fun magnets to personalise your lunch box too.
8. Smash Nude Food Movers
These cheap but effective Nude Food Movers are designed to reduce waste with a space for everything to eliminate the need for portion packing and wrapping.
The Rubbish Free Lunchbox has three separate storage compartments, with two removable leakproof containers so you can mix and match your healthy food combinations.
With a huge range to choose from, they are an eco-friendly and wallet-friendly option that you can snap up from most supermarkets and variety stores.
9. LunchBots Stainless Steel Lunch Box
Another stylish-looking stainless steel kids' lunch box with four compartments that promotes waste-free lunches, the LunchBots Stainless Steel Quad Lunch Box from Little Organics is easy to clean, easy to open, sturdy and won't rust or stain.
The only downside is they aren't watertight, so it works best with your 'dry' snacks. You can get them with or without a protective, colourful cover and Duo and Trio variations are also available.
10. The Bento Buzz
If the only kids' lunch boxes that seem to work for you are bento boxes, then The Bento Buzz have got you covered.
From stainless steel bento boxes to value bundles, snack-size boxes and all the latest trends in kids' lunch boxes, you won't be disappointed with the wide variety on offer from The Bento Buzz. Plus, you can order everything online!
11. Hello Green Eco Store
If you're looking for a mega range of kids' lunch boxes all in one spot, Hello Green Eco Store carries loads of high-quality lunch box brands for a one-stop lunchbox spot! And the best part is you can filter your results down by materials and product ethics - how convenient!
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