Had I been a little quicker on my posting, I would have been able to show you all a prime example of just how keen my sense is for finding the latest & greatest items around. But for now, you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Whilst searching as far as the eye (of my computer can see) I stumbled upon a pretty cool lunchbox. To fit my criteria as being latest & greatest & to be put on my “must have” list, these items have to
a.) not be found at your local Walmart.
b.) be amazing in design
& of course
3.) FUNCTIONAL. I’m not gonna lie. Although at times I wished I would choose fashionable over functional but lets face it, I’m a tired mom of 2. If forced to choose between the two, functionality will always win… for now.
One product to meet all 3 of my demands are the cool stainless steel lunch boxes & carrying cases from planetbox.com.
They are dishwasher safe, have many separate compartments that won’t allow the food slip from one to the other. What’s cool about that? No need for plastic baggies. Really no need for any extra trash at all.
Made from recycled material this product is 100% recyclable & although the company feels that you will love this product for a lifetime if you are through with it & don’t care to recycle the lunchbox yourself you can send it back & they will recycle it for you.
The only weird part about this statement to me is that if someone is too lazy to recycle this then they probably are too lazy to mail it back as well. But I like that the thoughtfulness is there. It’s like I dog breeder that tells you that if it doesn’t work out with the dog you bought to bring it to them instead of the pound. I think it shows that they really care about this product & the enviroment…oooor… maybe this company’s idea of recycling is to wipe it out & send it to the next paying customer? “refurbishing” I don’t think that’s probably the case & I don’t really care. They are stainless steel & dishwasher safe. I’m fully capable of running a load of dishes & never looking back. It’s cool with me if that’s what you all do.
You can buy them from their website & get just piece by piece or buy a kit. The whole kit costs $59.95. But you will save $3.00 by not using baggies! Let’s see, I probably use 6 boxes of baggies a year… x’s $3 is $18. Doesn’t sound like much of a saving, right?
Multiply that $18.00 by the 50 years you can use this lunch caddy & you got a savings of $900! Thanks planetbox!
So this kinda pricey kit includes the lidded stainless steel divided tray (there are like 5 little spots for foods, designed to promote portion control & well-rounded meals), the carrying case in your chose of colors (which has separate pouch for icepack), a set of 2 dippers with lids (holds your wet messy foods) & 1 magnet set.
Magnet Set??! Say Whaaat?-
One of my favorite things about this lunch box is that it’s magnetic. Planetbox offers a bunch of different designs to decorate the outside. I really like this because this lunch box can be shared through the years, from the kids to the husband. No need to buy a whole new one only a new set of magnets.
So I’m sure you can see how this would make my list of must have’s for back to school! And I wish I had not been lazy, and instead posted it just a tiny bit sooner. I could have really looked like a trend setter. Ok, maybe not a setter but a spotter for sure! Look what the fuck I got in the mail last night…
Hmmmm, planetbox for Pottery Barn!
I should have known that corporate giant would have been 2 steps ahead of me.
Whatever, this is just proof that I know what I’m doing.
Pottery Barn’s exclusive line of planetbox lunch-ware for now, only has 2 designs for girls & 2 for boys. The carrying cases are a bit cuter than the regular ones I just wish there were more to choose from. Even products sold at Pottery Barn (which I do LOVE) would be too easy to make my “must haves”. This hopefully being the only exception!!
I assume if they sell well, next year you’ll see more designs being added. Pottery Barn’s kits are ten dollars more, making them $69.95. Yes, these are flipping expensive for a kids lunchbox but I do think they could be worth it.