Trying to do without disposable sandwich or snack bags? These big washable bags are a good place to start — they're lined with food safe, waterproof nylon, and so they can be wiped clean or dumped in the wash.
These Glasslock containers are truly fantastic: they snap open and shut easily, but they're still completely secure ahd leakproof. Plus they are glass, and microwave safe. They're the perfect containers for lunch, and you can even have them customized a phrase, or a name.
These napkins were inspired by the shop owner's mom, who would write encouraging notes on her napkins and put them in her lunch. They're impossibly cute — maybe too cute, but if you're not too worried about embarrassing your kid, stuff one in their lunchbox this week.
I pull my small platters out nearly every day during the summer — filling them with heaps of salad or swirls of sliced tomato with basil. These small-ish platters from Crate & Barrel are just the size and shape I look for.
Size: 15.75"Wx11.25"Dx1.75"H. Dishwasher, microwave, and oven-safe to 300 degrees.
I love Paulova's pretty, understated ceramic pieces. This jar would look beautiful out on a countertop, filled with coffee or tea. It's a special, hand-crafted piece to pull a kitchen together, with its blues and greens.
Here's a different sort of dish drainer: it's built in layers of soft plastic, like three-dimensional layers of topography on a map. It pops completely flat for storage, and it looks stylish while sitting out. It is really only practical for a few dishes at a time, but for some small households, this is all they need.
Summer drinks call for pretty drinking glasses, and we're liking these handmade yet inexpensive glasses from IKEA. They're new, and they come in bright green and blue colorways as well as this lilac, which is my favorite. Fill on up with sangria and sip.
I reviewed this citrus juicer more completely here. But it deserves another mention right now, in high summer season, when margaritas, gimlets, and other citrus drinks are in high demand. It's a fantastic juicer, one that fits into a kitchen drawer, and squeezes every last drop of juice out of a lime or lemon.