With the shopping frenzy right around the corner I thought I would spend this week sharing some of my very favorite things. A review, if you will, of the items I would put on my shopping list again and again.
The Perfect Cup
Ever since my kids graduated from sippy cups I have been on the hunt for a good travel cup. I’ve bought jugs (they didn’t fit in the cup holders….. boo!). I’ve bought cheap water bottles (broke within weeks). I’ve tried letting them use actual water bottles (ended up being extremely wasteful).
Over the summer I broke down and bought 2 Thermos Funtainer Bottles. At $15 a piece I cringed a little at check out. I don’t think I’m cheap… okay I’m totally cheap. They want $15 for a cup?!?! Now that we have had them for a while I would pay $20 a piece (although I am not suggesting you raise the price)! These cups are worth every penny!
- They are so easy to clean. The straw comes apart so that the entire thing can be washed and dried easily.
- They are light weight and fit perfectly in the side pouch of a backpack.
- They are durable. (Not that I would advise it, but I have caught M and M carrying the bottles by the straw… you know like biting on the straw. Not even a mark!)
- They are really insulated. I pack Big M’s cup for school, with ice. On the days he doesn’t drink it all, I dump out the water to freshen it up. The ice is almost always still in it! Talk about ice-cold water available all day!!!
- They don’t spill. We have a “cups at the table” rule, so maybe don’t take my word on that one .
- They are great for everyday use. I clean them every morning (because they make great next to the bed cups too!) Then I refill them. I don’t think they’ve been empty since we bought them!
So there you have it. I really, really like the cups. (Ohhh, one more thing! They come in all different designs…. so make sure you really look if you want something specific!)
Update *** It’s been a year since we bought our first pair of FUNtainers. We just bought two more. Big M lost his, but Little M’s old is in just as great shape as her new one. Yeah for a high quality product!
We had to replace the straw on Little M’s (see #3 again… it left a mark.) Replacing it was no problem at all. I called Thermos (1-800-831-9242 ) and requested 3 replacements, just in case. Each straw cost $1 with $3 shipping (for up to 5 straw sets). NOTE: The design changed and the old straws don’t fit the new cups, keep that in mind when you “stock up”.***
I am an Amazon affiliate. If you purchase a cup from one of the links I’ve provided I will be paid accordingly. All opinions are mine.