One minute you are celebrating the end of term and planning your summer holidays with your children, the next minute you are buying back to school essentials.
If your kids are demanding new gear for the start of a new term and you are lacking inspiration, then take a look at our top picks for children’s lunch boxes.
Some have cute designs on the inside to satisfy the most fashion-conscious little madam, others have pretty impressive compartments to keep food separate.Classic Yumbox – £24.95
This is the most expensive of our lunchboxes but it is definitely our favourite. Inside are handy compartments that mark out how much protein, dairy, fruit, vegetables and grains you should allocate each day. This makes it super easy for parents to make sure their child is getting the right vitamins and minerals. And once you close the lid each compartment is completely sealed.
Cute little lunch bag that comes complete with its own water bottle in the same design. The bag is fully insulated and has a bottle holder so that you don’t have to fit it inside. It has a carry handle and is BPA-free.
Love kittens? Love kittens with daisies on their heads? Then this is possibly the greatest thing you’ve ever seen! The lightweight box is made with a moisture-resistant material that can be easily washed. Has two carry handles, one on the side and one on top.
From: marksandspencer.comMy Little Lunch Owl Lunch Bag – was £9.99 now £4.99
A gorgeous little bag here from the My Little Lunch range, and at a bargain price now that is has been reduced. It keeps food cool for up to four hours which is perfect for school. Comes with a carry handle on the top and there’s a pocket on the owl at the front.
This is such as cheap bag that we questioned the price when we first saw it. They are fully insulated and what we love the most is that they fold fully flat when not in use. You could buy several and, unlike other sturdy lunch boxes, you could pack them away in a drawer until you need to use them. Another plus point that makes them even more likeable is that they are made from recycled plastic bottles – seriously, what’s not to love about them! Comes in loads of designs too.
From: notonthehighstreet.comRoald Dahl Lunch Box – £12.00
Fans of Roald Dahl will love this bag with illustrations from one of his most famous tales – Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, drawn by Quentin Blake. The bag is fully insulated and comes with a detachable handle. There’s also an inner pocket for sweeties obviously!
From: johnlewis.comPolar Gear Football Bag – £8.00
Got a football mad child? Then they’ll love this bag from Polar Gear. In striking monochrome the 3D effect football shaped bag is insulated and comes with a carrying handle.
From: wilko.comBatman Storage Tin – was £10.95 now £3.99
Saving the world is a tiring business so you need a sturdy tin to carry your sandwiches. This one doubles up as a storage tin and lunch box and features Batman’s iconic symbol on the front.
When your child gets a little bit older then cute designs and superheroes just won’t cut it. They want a sophisticated look that stands out from the rest of their classmates. This one from Becky & Lolo combines bright colours with a geometric pattern that makes all the right statements. Has two compartments and is insulated. Includes a padded carry strap. Also contains a microwave and dishwasher-safe plastic container.