Four Awesome Lunch Boxes For Your Kids

Deluxe Zipperless Lunch Box

When it comes to choosing a school lunch box, kids usually want the ones featuring their favorite animated characters. Moms want the boring, high-quality ones that are the easiest to clean. We took a look and found four brands who make some of the best school lunch boxes out there (and they just happen to be both mom-friendly and kid-pleasingly cute and cool).

 PackIt Freezable Lunch Coolers

Packit Freezable Lunch Bag
PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag

Available as soft-sided lunch boxes, sacks and totes, these innovative containers are actually composed of ice packs. After a night in your freezer, PackIt lunch coolers keep drinks and lunches cold for 10 hours. They come in a variety of cute patterns, zip shut at the top, and have a handle for easy carrying. (My first grader has the mini lunch bag, which easily fits into his child-sized backpack). $15.99-$24.99

Arctic Zone

Deluxe Zipperless Lunch Box
Deluxe Zipperless Lunch Box

Bestselling Arctic Zone soft- and hard-sided lunch bags, boxes, totes, and buckets have been around since 1986. They offer a variety of cool features like insulation, zipperless closures, and dual compartments to keep sandwiches separate from heavier items like juice boxes. Easy cleaning and a commitment to safety—each Arctic Zone container is BPA and PVC free, and lead and phthalate safe—make these consistent winners. $7-$20

Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie

Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie Bag

You know Skip Hop for their super-popular diaper bags. They also make seriously adorable lunch bags (and matching back packs) for little ones. Tots have no trouble opening the oversized zipper and the  wipe-clean insulated interior has a mesh pocket to stash an ice pack or some milk money. With more than two dozen too-cute animal faces to choose from, we’re confident you can talk your little out of that flimsy Hello Kitty sack she wants. $15

Wildkin Lunch Box

Wildkin Olive Kids Trains, Planes and Trucks Lunch Box
Wildkin Lunch Box

Meeting both moms’ sturdiness requirements and kids’ appearance demands, Wildkin lunch boxes have many fans on Amazon. They’re roomy enough to fit a sandwich container and some snacks, with space for a drink box. Plus they can stand up to being thrown in the washing machine, and they’re available in nearly two dozen designs! $15