Monday, June 17, 2019

Solving the Problem of Missing Lunch Boxes at Camp! Viv & Lou

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


One challenge we have been facing for the last couple of years is my son's lunch boxes disappear from camp. I don't know if it's because they look similar or identical to so many other kids' or not, but I suspect that is the reason, so I've taken steps to remedy the problem via Viv & Lou. These lunch boxes are gorgeous, functional, roomy and most of all, they do not look like the everyday lunch bags and boxes that you pick up at the grocery and/or retail store. 




The blue striped lunchbox is for my son, it is called the Greyson, and the floral one, called Amelia is for me. The pocket comes in handy too, and is where we can slide our phones. It's also a good spot to put eating utensils, napkins, etc. The pocket on the striped cover is exposed, the one on the flower-print has a velcro-closing flap that covers it entirely.


The photo above is just to show you how the flap covers the exterior pocket on the Amelia bag. Both lunchboxes have a full zipper closure.


You can get it personalized on the Viv & Lou website or you can slip your name into the name tag holder on the inside of the lunchbox. The interior is an easy-to-clean insulated PEVA lining.


The lunchboxes hold a nice-sized lunch in them. I put my snacks in a separate box, a nice fat apple and some cashews. In the paper bag I have a kale salad and a sandwich. I've also included a drink. The bag is insulated to help keep the right temperatures on my items, but as an added measure I put my salad and drink in the refrigerator at work when I get there. My son cannot do that in camp, so I make sure to put items in his lunchbox that won't spoil, or I add a resusable freeze pack.


When the bag is full you can see how expanded it looks, much larger than the empty version, which makes it super easy to store when you're not using it.


The bags have tight stitching all the way around, and sturdy handles for easy carrying.


I can see these lunch boxes lasting a good long time, and I am absolutely smitten. My favorite thing about them though, is that no one is going to mix their lunchbox up with my son's now. His Viv & Lou is unique enough that it is going to be recognized, and not accidentally picked up and taken home by a student who thinks it's his (or hers). How might that even happen, you might wonder? Well, the camp thinks it's a great idea to have all lunches put on a cart when students arrive. At the end of the day, they are supposed to grab their empty lunch bags before they go home. Think about it...kids are in a hurry at the end of the day. They're hot and tired from playing all day, and ready to get in the car to go home. That means they are not likely to slow down and take special care to ensure the bag that looks exactly like theirs, really is theirs. They're just going to pick it up and go. The thing that baffles me though, is they never bring the wrong one back. 😵 I honestly cannot count the number of lunchboxes and water bottles we've lost at camp this year and last. Let's see if this solves the problem. I highly suspect that it will.


Please remember that everything on the website can be personalized. Oh, and did I mention they have a lot more to offer in addition to these great lunchboxes? Learn more by visiting the Viv & Lou website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Pinterest.

17 comments:

  1. What a beauty - and I hope it does solve the case of the missing lunch box. (Sherlock Holmes eat your heart out).

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  2. The prints certainly are eye catching, and I love that they can be personalized. We've lost our fair share of lunch boxes over the years, so this would really help save money in the long run.

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  3. Those are the cutest lunch boxes! I miss summer camp!

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  4. This lunch box is so pretty and convenient! I hope it solve your problem with missing lunch box.

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  5. Annemarie LeBlancJune 18, 2019 at 5:17 AM

    These are really nice lunchboxes. I can't believe you can pack so much in it. I also love that they offer unique designs. That's really going to be a big help locating your lunchbox!

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  6. Sure won't go mixing that one up. Not a very efficient way to get your lunchbox back at the camp. Sounds like they are just trying to save time themselves.

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  7. I love them both. I had one similar to this when I was still working. I loved it and still have it.

    I hope this works for you.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

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  8. That is such a cute lunch box. I used to collect them when I was a school principal, like an accessory!

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  9. I like that this lunchbox is reusable and more sustainable. I would like my niece and nephews have this kind of lunchbox.

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  10. Those are gorgeous! And they look super high quality, will check them out!

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  11. Tiffany La Forge-GrauJune 18, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    I used to pack a lunch going to school. These are some pretty sweet pales too!

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  12. These lunchboxes as adorable. I love the quality of these.

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  13. I would use these lunchboxes myself! So cute & functional!

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  14. these look really great. i love things that are reusable and of course awesome prints

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  15. I love the patterns on these lunch boxes! I would love to get our kids some of these for the beginning of the school year.

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  16. These are some really lovely lunch boxes. I remember when they were made out of metal. I used to personalize the inside and outside since this lunchboxes are made in mass.

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  17. Really like these lunchboxes. I like the bright colors as well!

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