The Best School Lunch Boxes Trending in 2022

The Best School Lunch Boxes Trending in 2022

The Best School Lunch Boxes Trending in 2022

Even though back to school for 2022 has been post-poned until February (damn you Covid!), we still have to be ready when the kids can pack their school lunch boxes in their bags and toddle off to school and give us FREEDOM!!!

Personally, I buy my boys a new lunch box nearly every year now as they do get a lot of use and by the end of the year, they are usually a bit tired, leaky and stinky (damn you bananas).

Whether your little one is starting kindy, at pre-school or high school, they are going to need a school lunch box that suits their needs.  Take into account the school’s rules for packaging (zero waste lunch boxes), and your preference for plastic or eco-friendly – there is a perfect lunch box out there for your child.

Table of Contents:

1. What to look for in a good School Lunch Box
2. The Best School Lunch Boxes for Preschoolers
3. The Best School Lunch Boxes for Primary School-Aged Children
4. The Best School Lunch Boxes for Highschoolers
OmiBox Hot and Cold Bento Lunch Box | Stay at Home Mum

1. What to Look For in a Good School Lunch Box?

In an ideal world, a good school lunch box should have the following features.

  • BPA Free.  You don’t want to leech toxic chemicals from the plastic in the lunch box to transfer to the food.
  • Be large enough for your child’s appetite.
  • Will keep the cold bits cold and the hot bits hot.
  • Is easy to clean.  You don’t want tiny crevices to scrub with a toothbrush every night, you want something that you can swish a bit of hot water in and it is clean and shiny.
  • Dishwasher safe.  Why clean a lunchbox at all when you have one you can pop into the top drawer of your dishwasher!
  • Waste Free.  Has sealed compartments that allow you to add food without using plastic wrap.
  • A decent seal so they don’t leak.  If you have ever cleaned a school bag that has been leaked into – you know this is an important factor when choosing a school lunch box.

2. The Best School Lunch Boxes for Pre-Schoolers:

1. Monbento MB Tresor

  • Available in three colours, apple, iceberg and litchi
  • RRP: $39.95

These are adorable school lunch boxes, perfect for kindergarten and daycare kids who need a zero-waste lunch box.  The  Monbento MB Tresor is a compact bento box but cleverly designed to contain a variety of different foods without requiring any plastic wrap.  The Monbento MB has three separate compartments that provide enough room for a good-sized lunch plus additional snacks.

Each Monbento MB Tresor contains:

  • 1 x 500ml bottom container
  • 1 intermediary lid for the bottom container
  • 2 x 150ml food cups with clear lids
  • 1 top lid with sidelocks
  • 1 silicone seal
  • 5 interchangeable decorative image tokens

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Monbento MB Tresor Lunch Box Apple | Stay at Home Mum
Monbento MB Tresor Iceberg | Stay at Home Mum
Monbento MB Tresor Litchi | Stay at Home Mum

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3. The Best Lunch Box for Primary School Aged Children:

Primary Schoolers can be really hard on school lunch boxes. The younger grades tend to show no appreciation for the items we have bought them! So you want to look for a rough and tumble school lunch box that will last and will take a fair bit of wear.

Here are our picks:

The Ecozoi Leak Proof Stainless Steel Bento Box

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4. The Best Lunch Boxes for High Schoolers:

OmieBox Hot & Cold Bento Lunch Box – Sunshine

  • Price $75.00
  • Stockist: Biome

Tuck A Stacker 3-in-1 lunchbox set

  • Price $35.95
  • Stockist: Biome

Fridge to Go Insulated Lunch Box Medium – Chevron

  • Price $44.95
  • Stockist: Biome

SoYoung Large Raw Linen Insulated Cooler Bag – Rose Gold Stripe

SoYoung Large Raw Linen Lunch Poche Insulated Cooler Bag – Abstract Lines

  • Price $46.95
  • Stockist: Biome

Packit Mod Lunch Bento – Mint

  • Price $39.95
  • Stockist: Biome

Go Green Snack Box 5 Compartment – Purple

  • Price $39.00
  • Stockist: Biome

MIER Small Lunch Box Kit

Reusable Insulated Lunch Bag

Adidas Unisex Excel Insulated Lunch Bag

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