It’s time to start thinking about Back to School – namely, which products you’ll need to invest in to make those hectic before school mornings a little bit easier. Here are our recommendations…
ON THEIR BACKS…
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.
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!
IN THEIR BAGS…
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 Mini Snack – and delicious colours. Our customers’ only complaint? They last too long, meaning they rarely have an excuse to pick up the latest releases!
From their lunch bags to their snack mats and pouches, Fluf is a brand parents and kids love in equal measure. Their certified 100% organic cotton outer and rinsible, tested food-safe lining make them ever so easy to clean, and they’re free from any BPA, phthalates and other nasties. All that in a range of gorgeous, kid-friendly designs? Get flufed.
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.
Are you still carrying your wraps in alfoil, cling wrap and 600 elastic bags? It’s time to upgrade, and Wrap’d is here to help. With five delicious colours to choose from, Wrap’d is the ultimate stocking stuffer – it’s perfect for just about anyone! Made from easy-to-clean silicone, which acts as a hygienic barrier between your hands and your food, Wrap’d is fully-reusable, dishwasher safe and super fun to use.
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 Pack 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.
IN THE KITCHEN…
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!).
These glass, eco-friendly storage options offer a wide variety of sizes and lid colours that are perfect for everything from salads to soups. Made of durable tempered glass with a silicone-sealed, leak-proof lid, the Wean Green range is BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free. They’re more impact and scratch resistant than regular glass containers and will crumble into smaller granular chunks rather than jagged shards if dropped.
OXO Grape Cutter
Keeping fingers safely out of the chopping process, the OXO Grape & Tomato Cutter makes it easier than ever before to slice small fruits and veggies into smaller pieces. The sharp, serrated stainless steel blades slice grapes, pitted olives and cherry tomatoes quickly and easily, perfect for parents who spent their lives making food toddler or child friendly. The cover snaps on for safe storage and use on the go, and the OXO comes apart for easy cleaning.