The Silly Season is fast approaching – too fast, in fact. We’re looking for Christmas shopping shortcuts, and picking out presents that double as Back to School necessities is just the time (and money) saver we need. Thankfully, Mini Hippo is a treasure trove of stylish, functional school and lunch products that your kids will be happy to find under the tree come Christmas morning. Now that’s a win, win!

For the cool kids
Nothing keeps lunch cool like an insulated lunchbox (with three built in ice packs), and no insulated lunchbox is quite as cool as Arctic Zone. With two options to choose from – the Expandable Lunch Back and the Dual Compartment Lunch Pack – you can easily pack a full lunchbox, fruit and even a small water bottle in one handy container, and trust that it will all be cold at the end of the school day.
RRP $34.95 // SHOP HERE

 

 

For the colourful kids
Oozing Dutch style and retro nostalgia, we’re going to be the first to say that Petit Monkey backpacks have the potential to reach cult status. Whether you prefer to keep it simple with complementary stripes (in gorgeous 70s hues) or go all out with hand-drawn illustrations by international artists, Petit Monkey has something for everyone.
RRP $62-70 // SHOP HERE

 

 

For the fussy kids
Looking for a simple way to inject some serious fun into your children’s lunches? Look no further than FunBites. With a variety of colours in a range of fun shapes, FunBites makes it easier than ever before to cut and arrange everything from sandwiches to salami into exciting artworks. Perfect for fussy eaters (or anyone who likes finding a bit of fun in their lunchbox!).
RRP $14.95 // SHOP HERE

 

 

For the bento-loving kids
Nothing has revolutionised lunchtime quite like the Yumbox. The internationally-renowned bento-style lunchbox comes in a range of sizes – from the Tapas for big appetites to the crunch’n’sip-friendly Minisnack – and delicious colours. Parents’ biggest complaint? They last too long, meaning they rarely have an excuse to pick up the latest releases!
RRP from $26.95 – $45.95 // SHOP HERE

 

 

For the snack-loving kids
Who says being sustainable can’t be stylish? Canadian company Precidio Designs has perfected snacking on-the-go with the Snack in the Box – the colourful, compartmentalised container perfect for little and big hands. Why not make it a matching set with a just as colourful Drink in the Box? They come in small and large sizes.
RRP $9.60 – $18 // SHOP HERE

 

 

Don’t worry, mums and dads – we haven’t forgotten about you!

For the zero-waste parents
Make your morning coffee run work for you and the environment with the sustainable, stylish Kafé in the Box. Its unique rectangular design isn’t the only thing that sets the Kafé in the Box apart from other reusable coffee cups – it’s also made from super strong Tritan and fits neatly in your handbag and car cup holder.
RRP $18 – $20 // SHOP HERE

 

 

For the style-conscious parents
SoYoung don’t just deal in the most beautiful children’s lunchboxes, backpacks and cooler bags – they’ve also got a range of lunch poches that any parent would be proud to carry! The Modern Paper collection features washable paper and linen coolers in stunning, sophisticated designs. It’s hard to choose just one!
RRP $39.95 // SHOP HERE

 

 

For the coffee collecting parents
Are you always the one doing the coffee run, whether it’s for the office, for your fellow spectators at weekend sports games or even just for your family? You probably need a Stay Tray – Australia’s first reusable drink tray made from 100% recyclable materials.
RRP $25 // SHOP HERE