It’s 2021, gone are the days of plain brown paper bags, or even worse, plastic bags! Reusable containers are all the rage now in our sustainable way of life, and as more and more schools re-open, kids everywhere charge into a full day in school.

Keeping food chilled and insulated is a necessary part of the day. Food heating up over the course of the hot day isn’t just sad. It’s a health risk.

We have made lunch bags part of our mission. We developed not only our own line, but scoured the many options available to bring you the best ones we found. We evaluated them based on price, features, durability and of course, cuteness levels! 

So here we go, our top picks for school lunch bags this season.

At ZIPIT we love a good mix of cuteness and practical functionality. Our insulated Wildlings lunch bag is just that, giving you an almost Pavlov’s reaction to the school lunch bell.

The Wildlings lunch bag measures 8.6” x 3.9” x 10.6”, and its functionalities include adjustable straps for going hands-free, a sturdy carrying handle, mesh inner pouch and 2 side breathable pockets for bottles.

Machine washable, you’ll never have to worry about the spills or dirt getting into the interior. Just wash on a gentle cycle and air dry. 

Plus, who can resist that smile! 

Coming from Crate & Kids, this lunch box comes in a couple of prints to suit girls or boys, from scenic nature prints to this simple and stylish grid pattern. 

It’s interior has a separate pocket for utensils, and a breathable mesh pouch for a water bottle on one of its sides.

Cooler manufacturer Yeti is most known for their tumblers and cooler boxes that magically keeps drinks cold for longer than possible. In the last few years, they have dabbled with soft coolers and lunch bags to add to their product offerings. 

One of their newest additions to the line of coolers is the Daytrip Packable Lunch Bag. If functionality and durability are high on your priority list, this bag is for you. Built to last like other Yeti products, it will take a beating and keep on ticking. At S$80, it’s got a hefty price tag but will last for years to come. 

Perfect for sporting events, outdoor activities and the rough kids, this bag is built to withstand all kinds of damage. 

From Wildkin, comes this lightweight school lunch bag for both girls and boys. Featuring an interior mesh pocket, easy access front pocket that fits a water bottle, this lunch bag also has matching backpacks and cute lunch box matching gear. 

Made with premium fabric, this play-proof insulated lunch box is durable, sturdy, and easily cleaned. The interior is insulated of course, helping retain both hot and cold temperatures throughout the day. 

This school lunch bag was designed to coordinate with other Wildkin items, from backpacks, to duffel bags, and sleeping bags.

Go Green Lunch Box was founded in 2008 with the mission to teach children to “reduce, reuse, recycle”.  Their extensive product line features a multitude of designs, combined with functionality and durability. 

This Aloha lunch bag measures 13” x 9” x 3” and is insulated in the interior of course. Made of durable nylon, it comes with a pocket to hold reusable napkins and utensils and even a whiteboard to write messages on. 

This simple lunch box from Thermos comes in 35 different varieties of designs, based on animated movies. Kids can carry their favourite cartoon to school every day! 

The interior of the lunch box features one main compartment made with closed cell polyethylene foam insulation, it is 100% PVC free and has a padded carrying handle. 

The popular Talking Monstars collection from ZIPIT merges technology with creativity and superior design. Whether it is Ace, Volt, Sky or Grizzle, they come to life when you download the free app on iOS or Android platforms. 

Through the free app, kids get to listen to jokes, snap and share photos, and record their voices. 

The durable polyester construction is tough enough to last all year long and can be machine washed as needed. It’s fully insulated to keep its contents fresh and delicious throughout your day. The handle makes it convenient to carry. 

From Bentology comes an all-in-one lunch box kit. An insulated lunch bag with an exterior pocket for a water bottle, a 5-piece bento box set with 5 inner containers and an ice pack. 

The fully-insulated lunch bag is made out of durable 100% polyester and has a large opening with 2-way zips for easy packing. The microwave-safe bento box set allows for easy compartmentalizing of food and contains no lead, PVC or BPA, while the ice pack is non-toxic and reusable, fitting perfectly inside any of the Bentology lunch bags.

Wanna feel special? Have your name printed on this lunch bag by Mackenzie! With many designs featuring rocket ships, rainbows, animals and top grossing action movies, Mackenzie has a large collection to please anyone. 

This durable lunch box is made out of tough woven polyester and some designs have glow-in-the-dark patterns. The exterior is water resistant with an outside mesh pocket for water bottles and the easy-to-clean molded interior can fit all sizes of food storage containers.

From Skip Hop comes this zoo collection of over 25 creature-design lunch boxes. With choices from butterflies to monkeys and unicorns, these soft, lightweight lunch bags have a zipper closure for easy packing. The insulated interior has one large compartment for food, and a small mesh pocket for napkins and utensils. 

Skip Hop also makes matching lunch kit sets that fit in the bag, as well as water bottles, snack cups and stainless steel food jars. 

And there you have it! Our top picks for cute lunch boxes. Pair them with ice packs and BPA-free containers and keep all the kids (and some adults!) happy!