foogoWe’ve recommended the Foogo line of Thermos products before.  I reviewed a sippy cup last year.  This year, it’s a food jar.  They’ve added a few colors, including a sporty pink thermos that’s stylish enough for my 9-year old daughter to tote to school!  It’s under $20 and great for school lunches.  If I put near-boiling soup in it at 7:15am in the morning, it’s still hot when she eats around 11:30am.  Thermos says it keeps foods cold for up to 7 hours or hot for up to 5 hours.  She claims it keeps food a little warmer than her previous, industrial black Thermos jar.  You can also get the matching water bottle that keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours, according to Thermos.  Both have stainless steel interiors, so no worries about leeching nasty chemicals out of plastic.  They’re also dishwasher safe.  That’s great for the food jar, as I always hate washing the soup residue off of the inside.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a practical gift, this is an inexpensive one to consider this weekend.  Just be sure not to fill the food jar past the lip on the inside or the contents will spill out as you tighten the lid!  If you’re shopping online, please use our links to Amazon.com and Toys R Us.com!