Lunchtime is, most likely, the best part of your kid’s day. Now that it’s time to be thinking about back to school shopping, don’t just focus on what you’re going to be packing your kids for lunch but also what you’ll be packing their lunches in. In all honesty, your kid will probably be trading that ham and cheese sandwich for another kid’s peanut butter and that pudding cup for a Snicker’s, so you might as well just focus on making sure your kid looks cool at the lunch table.
Retro-designed lunchboxes are the cool way to box it up, and here we give some suggestions on where to find lunchboxes in all shapes and sizes with pictures of characters from Darth Vader to The Beatles to Elvis Presley.
Retroplanet.com is an online store where you can find anything vintage at a reasonable price. They have this great Beatles Yellow Submarine tin lunchbox for just $11.99. You can also find Darth Vader, Coca-Cola, and I Love Lucy lunchboxes at great low prices.
For younger kids, Lima Bean Kids, has a selection of retro-style tin lunchboxes that you can have personalized with your child’s name on them. The lunchboxes come with monkey designs, octopus designs, and even a pirate design.
Thefind.com has vintage lunchboxes that are on the pricier side, but you can find ones that sell at around $15, like this Return of the Jedi lunchbox that comes with a thermos.
The store at the Tin Lunchboxes HQ has a selection of lunchboxes that picture classic brand names like Spam and Moon Pies and superheroes like Captain American and Wonder Woman. This collection of retro lunchboxes is sure to make any parent wish they were a kid again.
Instead of complaining that they just don’t make lunchboxes like they used to when you were a kid, why not send your kid to school with the classic lunch gear you carried your sandwich and Snack Pack in.