The Cutest, Leak-Proof Lunch Boxes for Kiddos
We know it’s hard to toss your three-year-old Tupperware. But if you free yourself of those slightly discolored, bent plastic containers, your kitchen will be so much less cluttered and you’ll have an excuse to buy one—or three—of these super-cute, leak-proof lunch boxes. We tested a whole bunch of popular options to find the ones that won’t spill soup all over the inside of your kids’ backpacks. They’re lightweight and easy for little ones to use, although you might be tempted to borrow for your lunch al desko.
Available in five bright colors, this brilliantly designed box has two different temperature zones: one that keeps foods warm and one that keeps them cold until lunchtime. So you can pack chicken noodle soup plus a side of fruit and veggies.
Omie Life ($40)
Zoo Lunch Kit
This BPA-free, dishwasher-safe container has clips that are designed for little hands to open and a rubber seal that locks the tight-fitting lid in place to prevent spills. Take your pick between an adorable owl, monkey, ladybug, dog, bumblebee, giraffe or butterfly.
Skip Hop ($9)
Children's Bento Lunch Box
Tons of compartments are perfect for packing nutritious combos and a removable tray is extra-easy to throw in the dishwasher. Stash a half sandwich or salad in the large compartment, a few sides in the medium three and dipping sauce in the center. Bonus: Every purchase supports Feed the Children.
Splash Box and Pods Set
A fantastic plastic-free option, this set includes steel pods that nest together when you’re not using them to save space. Flexible silicone lids are easy to remove but keep everything inside, even soup.
Blue Water Bento ($30)
This compact is BPA-free and pretty darn safe (microwave, dishwasher and freezer). What we love the most? The fact that we can pick the color of every part of the box, from latch on the outside down to the containers that stack inside. Your kids customize it even further by swapping between fun decals.
Mackenzie Hot & Cold Containers
Baby boy will gobble up his minestrone soup if you pack it in this adorable, sleek, BPA-free thermos, which keeps food hot or cold for up to six hours. Pick from 38 different patterns and monogram it if you’d like.
It’s a favorite among mommy bloggers, and not without good reason. The wide, shallow compartments make assembling a fun, colorful lunch medley easy. Little ones will enjoy mixing and matching magnets that stick to the outside. (Oh since we know you’re wondering, Yes, it’s dishwasher safe.)