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Get Ready for Back to School at ALDI | Save on Lunchboxes, Backpacks, Water Bottles & More

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Woman holding Adventuridge Insulated Lunch Bag at ALDI

Through August 6th or while supplies last, head in to ALDI where you’ll find cute new items in stock to help you get the kiddos ready for back to school! We spotted some really inexpensive backpacks, lunch inserts and more!

Note that each ALDI store only gets a limited amount of these products, so when they are gone, you’re out of luck!

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Check out our ALDI Back to School finds… 

Crofton Vacuum Insulated Food Container
Only $6.99

This 11.8 oz food container is insulated and can keep hot items hot and cold items cold for up to four hours! It’s available in stainless steel, black, dusty blue or shocking pink. Each one includes a stainless steel folding spoon!


hand holding purple backpack with unicorns by store display

Adventureridge Backpack
Only $7.99

There are 10 styles of these kids laptop backpacks that feature an interior laptop sleeve! It has adjustable and padded shoulder straps, front pocket organizer and a padded air mesh handle grip.


hand holding up cute lunch bag with dog faces on it by store display

Adventuridge Insulated Lunch Bag
Only $3.99

There are 11 styles of these lunch bags that features insulation to keep food fresh. There’s a zipper closure, side water bottle pocket, and padded top handle.


hand holding plastic lunch box by store display

Crofton 4-Compartment Lunch Container
Only $3.99

This lunch container is BPA Free and dishwasher safe. It includes a 1.3-oz. hydration bottle and a salad dressing container. It’s freezer safe so you can make a full week of lunches ahead of time!


hand holding green container for lunches by store display

Crofton Expandable Lunch or Salad Container
Only $4.99

This expandable container expands to twice its original size. The freezer tray keeps items cold up to four hours. It’s BPA free and microwave safe!


hand holding plastic lunch kit by store display

Crofton Collapsible Portion Control Container
Only $4.99

This BPA free lunch container has four compartments that each hold one cup. It collapses down to half the original size and is available in green, blue or pink.


hand holding pink water bottle near store display

Crofton Stainless Steel 9 oz Water Bottle
Only $4.99

This stainless steel water bottle is available in pink, dark blue or light blue. It is the perfect size to put on the side of a lunch bag or backpack!


hand holding box with 2 kids water bottles in store

Crofton 14 oz Hydration Bottle 2-Pack
Only $8.99

These hydration bottles are BPA free and come in three styles: unicorns, triangles or rockets! They feature a sipper straw, leak-proof lid and are dishwasher safe.


Find more Back to School deals & steals here!

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Comments 36

  1. Jsizzforizz

    My soon to be kindergartener just picked out her backpack and lunch box! They had so many cute options. We bought the same ones (different designs) last year and they held up great- but at this price point she can pick a new design each year!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO true! Good to know they hold up well! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  2. Amanda

    How does the crofton brand hold up? Any experiences? I rarely shop at Aldi and all these deals have caught my eye.

    • Buckeyemom

      Hi. I have owned 2 of expandable lunch/salad containers for over 5 years & my 2 youngest kiddos have used it daily for school. It has held up great over the years, being dropped, lost & ran through the dishwasher. Highly recommend!

      • Mary

        Thank you, just bought the expansible lunch box!!

  3. Christa M

    Got the backpack for my son going into kindergarten. Perfect size and seems like it will hold up. Awesome price!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Too cute! Glad you could grab one for him!

  4. Jen

    We got lunchbox and 9oz stainless steel water bottle…both are great

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! That’s great to hear, Jen! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to comment! We sure appreciate the feedback!

  5. Lordy

    Bought a lunchbox and backpack for my son starting preschool! I was surprised at the selection cute options for boys and girls! Seems decent but for the price I don’t mind if it lasts a year! Thanks for sending me!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO awesome! Glad you found some great options, Lordy! You’re very welcome!

  6. Staci

    Does Alidi do online shipping ? I live in AZ no store close to me. I always love there stuff from the posts.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I don’t find that they offer online shopping at the moment. Hoping your area has an ALDI soon!

  7. Paige

    I got the plastic water bottle and lunch box and they seem great! We already had a book bag or would have bought that too.
    I also picked up the sling bookcase, flexi hamper, and a couple kids activity books. So many great buys this week!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET! Thanks for letting us know your score, Paige!

    • Mary

      I also found dry erase activity books for Phonics, Math and couple others.

  8. SK

    we brought backpack and lunch bag for my son he loves it . these back pack are very cute and looks great. they have good collections for boys and girls

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s great to hear, SK! Thanks for taking the time to let us know!

  9. mckeeversmom

    They also had a great deal on sandwich bags and snack size bags, too. I don’t remember the price but the snack bags were packages of 90 and I think they were $3.49 and the sandwich bags were 120 and about $4.49. Please don’t quote me exactly but I was shopping with my sis-in-law and she said it was a great deal and bought a few packages of each.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the heads up! We’ll be sure to keep an eye out!

    • Christa M

      . It was 200 count for 3.49. It was a good deal. I picked one up.

  10. subbu

    Hi.. I was able to see Crofton vegetables dicer for $9.99. Any reviews on that?
    TIA

  11. Dee

    Picked up the unicorn backpack and lunch bag for my kindergartner as well! I also was surprised at the available selection. The quality was better than I expected for the price.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, I felt the quality was really great, Dee!

  12. sne3103

    Are the insulated food containers good at keeping food hot?

  13. amy

    I LOVE Aldi and shop there almost exclusively for my groceries.

    As a heads up, we tried the Crofton insulated water bottles and were disappointed. The metal top quickly broke off from the pastic. I returned it with no problem but I do think you get what you pay for quality-wise with their line of products.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! Thanks for letting us know about your experience, Amy!

  14. Rosanne

    So glad I saw this before I shopped Aldi’s yesterday afternoon. I purchased a $3.99 lunch bag for me! I frequently bring my own food places, but needed an actual lunch bag, this one is roomy and very well made. And has the holder on the outside for water, it’s perfect!!☺️
    Thank you, Hip2Save!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh good! You’re welcome, Rosanne!

    • Chris

      I bought lunch boxes for my grown sons 2 years ago in Gray/navy with zippers . Granted they are grownups but they still look almost new. I had spent lots more on them previously elsewhere but this brand is great .

  15. Melissa

    My Aldi only had the large stainless steel water bottles, and I wanted the smaller ones to fit in the lunchbox, hoping they’ll have a restock next week before school starts

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      My ALDI has new stuff every few days it seems! I love going in just to see what else has been added, Melissa!

  16. Mallory

    We bought the camo backpack and lunch bag last year. I used HTV to personalize the bag. It was for my 18 month old to use for school, but we also used it as a diaper bag during the evenings/weekends. I want to design a new bag for my son, but the camo one is still in too good of condition to justify it!

  17. Mary

    Any reviews on the effectiveness of Aldi’s sunscreen brand? Is is not expensive and they have the cream and the aerosol.

    • Audra

      We tried the sunscreen this summer and loved it. It was free of a lot of the nasty ingredients and way cheaper than the other name brand stuff. Plus, it rubs in easier. After spending a week at the beach, we all felt like the Aldi sunscreen was our favorite. No burns either!

  18. Chris

    I bought lunch boxes for my grown sons 2 years ago in Gray/navy with zippers . Granted they are grownups but they still look almost new. I had spent lots more on them previously elsewhere but this brand is great .

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