6 Best Lunch Bags for Kids (Top Pick Only $10 and Selling Fast!)

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These best lunch boxes for kids are functional and affordable.

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Shop the best lunch bags for kids. Each innovative kids lunch box we found is perfect for summer camp, back to school, and for all budgets.

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1. I just bought this adorable strawberry bag for my daughter and it’s just $10.

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How adorable are these lunch bags?! 😍 I recently bought all three of their designs because three cost less than one of some other popular brands on our list. They’re spacious enough for a container, small water bottle, apple, and more! That means they’re appropriate for younger kiddos and even teens with big appetites. Parents will not just appreciate the super affordable price, but also the fact they’re made of 100% recycled cotton fabric.

row of room essentials lunch boxes and bento boxes

As a bonus, Room Essentials even has coordinating bento boxes for all of their designs! 🤩 They’re JUST $3 each and perfect if you’re looking to ditch plastic bags. They’re also dishwasher safe and come with a fork/spoon utensil that clips to the lid so you’re not sacrificing convenience as a parent either. Basically, this set is everything you and your kiddo will need. 🙌🏼

2. Bentgo makes the best lunch box for kids which is airtight and dishwasher safe.

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Bentgo Prints Bento-Style Lunch Box $29.99
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My daughter used this bento-style kids lunch box for 4 years before she felt she outgrew it. It’s tough as nails, making it more than worth its value! She toted it everywhere from the beach, to kindergarten, and beyond!

I’ve also noticed the unique, individual compartments encourage her to try multiple foods since she’s so insistent on filling each of them before we head out the door.

She loved it so much that I recently bought another Bentgo lunch box with an ice pack for this school year! 🧊

pink bentgo bento lunchbox with gray ice pack insert sitting on wood table

Bentgo Chill Kids Lunch Box $29.99 (regularly $39.99) 
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Since the compartments in our original Bentgo lunch box are ideal for a small snacker, I recently upgraded my daughter to one with just four compartments so we can fit larger quantities of food. As a bonus, this one has a built-in ice pack so food effortlessly stays cold.

hand holding bento lunchbox with style food inside

Best of all, both of them are completely air-tight so you can pack applesauce or yogurt without a worry in the world. They’re seriously the best lunch boxes for kids! To wash them, simply throw them in the dishwasher, and voila! 

Hip Tip: Check out the other highly rated bento lunch boxes for all ages our team loves!

3. Funkins lunch bags are machine washable and easy for young kids to open.

close up of boy sitting next to monster lunch bag

The school cafeteria can be a messy place, so if a more sanitary and cleaner eating experience is at the top of your wish list as a parent, the Funkins bags will be sure to check off everything on your list! They’re machine washable and made of toxic-free fabrics so they really stand out among all the other kids’ lunch boxes on the market. Even cooler, they zip shut making it a cinch for even the youngest eaters to use it solo and store flat when you’re not using them.

Funkins also offers many eco-friendly accessories like matching reusable napkins, placemats, and more!

4. PackIt makes lunch bags for kids that you can freeze overnight so it’s like a refrigerator on the go.

hand holding a rainbow lunchbox in front of open refrigerator

You won’t even need to buy an ice pack when packing up lunches for the kids with the innovative PackIt lunch boxes! These seriously cool bags are the first and only lunch boxes with freezable, non-toxic gel built between all its walls, so when you freeze them overnight, they’ll mimic your home’s very own refrigerator! WOW!

Even cooler, you’ll have plenty of peace of mind with their thoughtful PVC-free, BPA-free, phthalate, and lead-free materials. Plus, your kiddos will love all the fun prints and traditional styles to choose from!

5. A timeless LL Bean lunch box can coordinate with their bookbag and can even be personalized.

dark green ll bean lunch box on gray background

There’s no lunch box on the market that will scream classy and timeless quite like an L.L. Bean kids lunch box! I, myself, had a neon yellow one back in the ’90s which perfectly matched my neon yellow backpack. 🤣 And while that wouldn’t be my first choice as an adult now, L.L. Bean makes so many fun prints and solid color options, perfect for any kiddo looking to express their unique style.

And, of course, they still offer the ability to personalize all of your kiddo’s L.L. Bean belongings. Add a monogram for $8 or it’s FREE with your L.L.Bean Mastercard.

Explore all of L.L. Bean’s matching bookbags and lunch boxes.

6. Pottery Barn Kids is another timeless kids lunch box that will fit everything including their water bottle.

floral lunchbox with water bottle pocket

Despite being on the pricier side, Pottery Barn Kids is another popular brand parents seek out when looking for a lunch box that will last for years to come. They offer so many unique designs in aesthetically pleasing colors that are unlike anything you’ll find at other retailers.

Plus, they offer fun and convenient features like water bottle pockets, glow-in-the-dark fabric, and even Bento-style kids lunch bags. Other features we love about their lunch bags are removable shoulder straps and their innovative nesting ice packs which can be used as a divider in the main compartment.

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BONUS: This bento-style lunchbox is best for salads and has its own ice pack too.

various pieces of salad container on kitchen countertop

This container offers generous space for a salad or sandwich down below and comes with a fitted ice pack that keeps it all cool. Best of all, it’s topped with a bento-style container on the top which can hold numerous salad toppings or snacks depending on your needs. It even comes with its own spork so whether you just throw it in a bookbag or put it in an existing lunch bag you already have, this will suit an array of needs.

Here’s a week of easy sandwich-free lunch ideas kids will love!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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  1. Rebeka

    We use the Pottery Barn lunch bags. They come in multiple sizes, so they fit different kid’s style.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know which lunch bag option is a favorite for you and your kiddos, Rebeka! They sure have some cute styles at PB! 🤗

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