Hot Lunch: The "It" Lunch Boxes & Bags for the 2018 School Year

Summer's winding down and the kids are headed back to school (hallelujah!). Score some serious cool-parent points by snagging one of these hot lunch carriers for your kiddo.

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August 22, 2018
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From Amazon

Coming in at the top of Amazon's trending list (which is a sure sign of massive popularity) is this Lone Cone insulated bag. The prints are spot-on for younger kids and the size suits their lunch needs just right.

From Amazon

This neoprene bag from Art of Lunch is popping up at the top of the most-wanted list, and for obvious reasons. It's so pretty, but it also exudes a classy lunch situation (perfect for high schoolers who wish they were older).

For the kid who loves to match (tops to bottoms, hair accessorises to socks, shoes to cell phone covers), this lunch box is the perfect accessory. Pair it with a matching backpack. They come in an array of prints and styles that will be sure to satisfy your kiddo's desire for order.

The Planet Box Launch bento box doesn't come with any bells or whistles, but it comes with knowledge you're working on making the planet greener. It's free of all plastics and lead. It's super easy to rinse clean. And it will last your student through their senior year of high school.

From JanSport

If you went to school in the 1980, chances are you didn't have anything that easily fit in your bags or kept your food cold. But you probably rocked some pretty in-your-face prints like this. Granted, it wasn't on your lunchbox, but rather your sweet, sweet pullovers. If your kid loves the retro look, this is what they'll want.

From Amazon

PackIt bags are freezable which makes them perfect for keeping fresh foods crisp and cool. If your kid is more of a hummus and yogurt sort, or just wants a cold PB and J, this is the perfect bag.

From Amazon

We know what happens when you're shopping for the kids: you inevitably find some stuff for yourself. How does it always turn out that way? We're not questioning it, we just know that this is the bag for you accidental shoppers.

When you've got a kid with a hearty sense of humor, or maybe just a fan of happy little trees, you know that you need to get them the only lunch box that captures Bob Ross's essence. (And if your kid has no idea who Bob Ross is, well, don't worry, we feel old, too.)

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