The 10 best back-to-school lunchboxes
Dieter lunch box
Bing: Dieter lunch box
Kids will be thrilled to eat their fruits and veggies after seeing an adorable friend do the same on the cover of this PVC-, phthalate-, lead- and BPA-free zipped box. Dieter Lunch Box, $35, Beatrix New York.
Multi monogram lunch box
Bing: Multi monogram lunch box
Leaving notes in your child's lunchbox just got 21st century, thanks to a chalkboard on the inside cover. Multi Monogram Lunch Box, $29.95, Freckle Box.
Purple elephant lunch box
Warning: You may be tempted to "borrow" this animal-adorned linen bag from your children. Purple Elephant Lunch Box, $31.99, SoYoung.
Mackenzie pink dot lunch bag
Bing: Mackenzie pink dot lunch bag
You can personalize this lunch bag, made with moisture-resistant coating and environmentally safe, chlorine- and plasticizer-free vinyl. Mackenzie Pink Dot Lunch Bag, $22.50, Pottery Barn Kids.
Trains, Planes & Trucks Munch 'n Lunch bag
When not in use, this ode to all things transportation folds up flat for easy storage, so it fits right into a backpack for the walk home. Trains, Planes & Trucks Munch 'n Lunch Bag, $16.99, wildkin.
Sandwich lunch box
Bing: Sandwich lunch box
It looks like a sandwich. It's shaped like a sandwich. Just be sure the lunch inside is the one that gets eaten. Sandwich Lunch Box, $8.99, Perpetual Kid.
Gourmet Getaway mini snack tote
The small size of this soft bag is perfect for little appetites, but what sold us is that it's machine washable—after all, who really needs to spend time scrubbing out another ketchup stain? Gourmet Getaway Mini Snack Tote, $17.99, BUILT.
Brown Paper Bag lunch bag
It looks like a plain-old brown paper bag, but with an insulated interior and magnetic seal, this container's a much better idea. Brown Paper Lunch Bag, $19.79, Firebox.
Double-Decker lunch box
Bing: Double-Decker lunch box
This box is cleverly split into two sections: an insulated one to keep food and drink cool, and another for extras like silverware and hand wipes. Double-Decker Lunch Box, $29.95, LL Bean.
Kotobuki 2-tiered Bento box
Separate dishes in this Japanese-style lunchbox—and after school, toss it in the dishwasher. Kotobuki 2-Tiered Bento Box, $18.79, Casa.