How To Choose The Right Lunch Bag For Your Child

If you have children, they’ve likely already been begging for a new lunch box for the upcoming school year. The one from last year, if they didn’t lose it, might be old and torn. Or maybe the character featured on the bag is no longer your child’s favourite. Read on to find out how you can choose the right lunch bag for your child.

Lunch bags for children

pokemon lunch bag, minecraft lunch bag, super mario lunch bag, paw patrol lunch bag, toy story lunch bag

Thermos Licensed Lunch Bags, $from $14.99

Let them take their favourite character to school with them! The taller lunch bags are 100% PVC-free with PEVA linings, plus have foam padded lining so their lunch won’t get crushed. They also have two storage compartments so they can easily remember which foods are for snack time and which are for lunch. The insulated rectangular lunch bags are also 100% PVC-free with PEVA linings and feature a secure, zip closure, along with comfortable carrying handles.

For pre-teens

3 lunch bags standing upright with one laying flat

Thermos Tween Flex-A-Guard ‘Antimicrobial’ Insulated Lunch Bag, $12.99

These lunch bags are great for pre-teens! They feature superior foam insulation, comfortable carry handles, and most importantly, an easy clean fabric so cleaning up any spills or leaks is a breeze. Plus, they have a zipper compartment specifically for utensils and a side pocket for water bottles.

For teenagers

4 duffle lunch bags, one with a tropical leaf print, one with a pinapple print, one with a pebble-like print, and one with a paragon print

Duffle Insulated Lunch Bag, $14.99

We’re obsessed with these new duffle-style lunch totes and we think your teenager will be, too! They’re spacious with long handles and even a side pocket to store utensils. Plus, they’re insulated so they keep your food hot or cold, and the liner is so easy so clean.

Lunch bags for adults

8 different styles of the Bella lunch bag

Bella Insulated Lunch Bag, $8.99

Our Bella bags are great for taking you lunch on the go in style! They have an insulated lining to keep your lunch fresh until it’s time to eat, and their stylish patterns are too cute.

Bonus: bottle carabiner attachment

blue bottle carabiner attached to a backpack with a water bottle

Joie Clip ‘Reusable’ Bottle Carabiner

If your bag doesn’t have a designated spot for your water bottle, you’re in luck! These bottle carabiners are new for 2019 and are the perfect way to take your bottle to-go. They attach to most water bottles (such as our 500ml Quench bottles) and can be hooked onto your backpack, purse, or luggage.

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