These Back-to-School Lunch Essentials Are Dominating Amazon's Bestseller List, and Everything's Under $25

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Believe it or not, students are already gearing up to head back to school. How do we know? Amazon's list of bestselling kitchen and dining products is chock-full of smart lunch essentials, like water bottles, ice packs, lunch boxes, and more.

No matter if you're a student, teacher, or resident lunch-packer, securing the proper vessel for on-the-go meals is crucial. From compartment-packed bento boxes and snazzy lunch containers to insulated water bottles, there's a handful of great items to shop. (Some are even on sale.) And these aren't just for kids, there's also several great finds for adults, too..

It's not just the bestseller list we're checking out. The retailer also has an entire storefront dedicated to back-to-school prep that's jam-packed with supplies like clothing, backpacks, and even more lunch gear. Whether you're looking for a new year refresh or want to streamline your lunches, we've got you covered. Keep scrolling to see our seven favorite shopper-approved lunch items to grab from Amazon.

Bentgo Salad Stackable Lunch Container

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Salad lovers, rejoice. This handy stackable lunch storage is your ticket to a hassle-free bowl of greens. With over 32,000 five-star ratings, Amazon shoppers call it the "best salad bowl ever." It has a 54-ounce container, four-slot compartment tray, sauce container, and airtight lid that ensures your base, toppings, and dressings won't become a soggy, leaky mess in transit. Score it for 50% off right now.

Thermos Funtainer 12-Ounce Bottle

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Kids can stay hydrated all day long with this 12-ounce thermos. It has an insulated interior that keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours and a hygienic straw cover that opens with the press of a button. The durable stainless steel design can withstand clumsy hands, and it's dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. It even comes with two replacement caps and straws, so you won't have to worry if one gets lost. Choose from a host of different patterns and designs.

Bentgo Kids Lunch Box

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This adorable bento-style box is perfect for packing lunch for your little ones. It's Amazon's No. 1 bestseller this week, with five fun-sized compartments and a durable BPA-free build that prevents leaks and spillage. Measuring 8.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches high, it fits easily into your child's backpack. Plus, the removable compartments range in size from 2 tablespoons to a cup and are microwave-, and top-shelf dishwasher-safe.

Simple Modern Kids Water Bottle

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If you're looking for a practical water bottle to keep your child's beverages cold for hours, you've come to the right place. Simple Modern's insulated drinkware is top-notch, and this 14-ounce option is no different. The double-wall insulation ensures drinks stay refreshingly chilled all day long, and its tight sealed lid and nozzle prevents leaks.

Miss Big Bento Box

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Another great bento box-style find? This item from Miss Big. It has easy-to-open latches and three portioned sections for both snacks or larger food items. Right now, you can snag it for an extra 5% off with a coupon applied at checkout.

PackIt Freezable Classic Lunch Box

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For a lunch box that works for you and your child, check out this $23 find. With over 9,500 five-star ratings, Amazon shoppers say it's "great for adults too," with one person noting that the ice pack was still chilly after seven hours. It has a fully-freezable design that functions as a built-in ice pack, and it measures 8.25 inches tall and 10 inches wide for easy storage. All you need to do is freeze it overnight for 12 hours, and you'll have chilled interior walls to keep your food items cold.

Tribe Glare Decruster Bread Sandwich Maker

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Over 5,300 Amazon users love this sandwich accessory. Whether you crave the nostalgia of uncrustables or aren't a fan of crusts, this handy sandwich cutter set is perfect for you. It makes small or large sandwich cylinders, with a plastic build that makes it easy to cut your sandwiches into perfect, crustless cylinders. Plus, they're top-rack dishwasher safe.

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