Whether you’re shopping for your little ones heading back to class, or you regularly make the effort to take lunch to work, we’ve got a few finds in terms of bags and containers. Practical, colourful and innovative: we’ve come a long way since traditional brown paper bags. Bon appétit!
1. Impact Cooler Tote Bag
For your teenager or to take to the office, this insulated lunch bag is available in four stylish prints.
We love: its comfortable handle.
$14.98 at Staples and online.
This insulated bag has two compartments and is easy to clean.
We love: Me to We, which donates half of its profits to Free The Children in order to provide clean water, school supplies and healthy meals to kids overseas.
$16.95 at Staples and online.
3. Lug Choo Choo Lunch Tote
Children and animal lovers of all ages will love this sturdy, colourful bag.
We love: its multiple zipped pockets and, of course, its chic purple owl.
$33 at luglife.com
4. PackIt Lunch Bag
Stick this bag in the freezer before going to bed, and its sides will freeze and keep your lunch cold the following day. No ice pack needed!
We love: the compact shape of the bag when it’s empty, which makes it easy to slip into a backpack or purse once you’re done eating.
$19.99 at Canadian Tire and online.
1. Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag
Forget plastic baggies: this reusable sandwich bag is so much cuter and eco-friendly!
We love: its quick-drying material, and that it’s safe to put it in the dishwasher.
$10.84 for a pack of two at Target.
2. FUEL by Trudeau 3-Piece Snap Cutlery Set
Ensure you always have the right utensil on-hand by carrying this set that contains a fork, knife and spoon.
We love: its handles, which snap together. A genius idea!
$8.49 at Trudeau retailers.
3. FUEL by Trudeau Salad On the Go
Salad lovers, rejoice! This container with a cooling cover is perfect for toting your favourite green concoctions.
We love: the dressing container that screws into the cover.
$13.50 at Staples and online.
4. LunchBots Duo
Made of stainless steel, this container is ideal for packing main meals as well as snacks, thanks to its two separate compartments.
We love: its simple yet robust design. Its base is also dishwasher safe.
$24.49 at raspberrykids.com.