10 of the best school lunchboxes for kids

Top lunchbox options that are (hopefully) too cute for your child to leave behind...


If you’re looking for a lunchbox that’s practical, fun and a bit different – we’ve got some great options here.


You’ll want a lunchbox for your child’s packed lunch that’s big enough to put plenty of food in but not too bulky and heavy, right?

It needs to be super-handy but also super-stylish – and easy to clean is a must-have too.

From robot lunchboxes, to personalised lunch boxes and cute animal lunchboxes as well as insulated lunchboxes – here’s our pick of the best…

10 of the best school lunchboxes….

1. Not On The High Street Personalised Lunchbox, £18.99


Pickle Pie have produced this fab personalised lunchbox – it’s a great size, a practical shape – and it won’t get mixed up with anyone else’s lunch box – bonus!!

Available from: Not On The High Street

2. Nalgene Lunchbox Buddy, £23


OK, it’s not one that has the initial ‘wow’ factor for your kids – no super heroes or unicorns – but what we love about this lunchbox is that it has a cooling feature to keep those sarnies super tasty when that summer term rolls around.

Available from: Alpine Trek

3. Yumbox Bento Lunchbox, £24.95


If you tend to give your child little bits of snacks – pieces of fruit, cheese squares, etc, then a bento box option could be really good for packed lunch. And this come comes in a range of different colours.

Yes, it’s plain – but they can always sticker it up (and they most definitely will!)

Available from: Not On the High Street

4. Bobble Kids Large Lunchbox, £13.99


How cool is this bit of lunchbox kit?! As well as an ice pack in the lid to keep your lunch cool, this lunchbox from Bobble has a removable divider shelf and is microwave and dishwasher friendly.

Available from: Amazon

5. Babymel Zip and Zoe Lunch Bag, £13.99


If you prefer a bag to a box – this one from Babymel is a cute option. It comes with a freezer pack to keep contents cool and is made of wipe-clean material to keep it looking good.

Available from: Amazon

6. Blafre Tractor Lunchbox, £19


Slowly cruise on over to the dining hall with these tractor lunchboxes!

These smart and stylish lunchboxes come in grey, blue, red and green. They’re made of plastic, designed to withstand huge variations in temperature and are dishwasher friendly.

Also, rest assured your child’s lunch is in safe hands – the Norweigan brand’s designers are both parents themselves 😍

Available from: Shak Shuka

7. Lunch Bot – the Robot Lunchbox, £14.99


Can you say retro? 🤖🤖🤖 

This funky tin/PVC lunchbox comes with a handle and has plenty of space for all your child’s lunch essentials. And any sweet treats you feel like popping in there.

Lunch Bot won’t tell if you don’t 😉

Available from: Find Me A Gift

8. LEGO lunchbox, £8


Is it a giant LEGO brick? Is it a lunchbox, too? Yes, and yes! In fact, this bright yellow showstopper is THE lunchbox for any budding LEGO obsessives.

Available from: Royal Design

9. Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie Fox, £12


Along with the unicorn set, Skip Hop’s latest animal added to the zoo also comes as a sweet lunchie.

It’s insulated with a wipe-clean interior and a mesh pocket for an ice pack to keep sandwiches cool and fresh.

There are a number of animal designs to choose from, including an elephant and zebra.  

What it costs: £12, from Dotty Hippo

10. Periodic Table Lunchbox, £4.95


Give your budding scientist some brain food at lunchtime with this Periodic Table lunchbox. They might not eat all their greens, but they’re sure to know all the chemical elements.   

Just give it some time…

Available from: Dot Com Gift Shop

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