In the 80s, choosing your lunchbox was one of the more pleasant parts of doing the back-to-school supply shop. American kids seemed to have metal lunch boxes, but in the UK we had plastic ones, which sometimes came with a matching flask. Did you have any of these beauties?
Now we have our own kids, it's their turn to choose their character lunch box. I find the school supplies from George at Asda are priced well. I've seen some shops' lunch boxes creep up to almost £15 in places, but Asda have all their lunch bags under £10, including the Minion print bag for £6 which my son has his eye on.
This Turtles lunch pot is only £1. Super for sending in sliced fruit and preventing it's squashedness by noon.
While you're there, remember to take advantage of the well priced school uniform pieces which come with a 100 day guarantee.
Lots and lots of cheaply priced school bags too.