Fill Your Own Water Bottles

For years I have been searching for the perfect water bottle for my kids.  Every single one we have owned has either leaked, cracked, leached chemicals, leaked, was a pain in the butt to clean, or… leaked.  All I wanted was an affordable water bottle that was safe, environmentally friendly, easy to open and clean, and well, didn’t leak.  After a couple of years and dozens of bottles I have finally found the perfect water bottle:  Fill Your Own

Fill Your Own is a Canadian company that sells reusable stainless steel water bottles, lunch kits, and shopping bags which feature artwork by Canadian artists.  All of their products are environmentally friendly, reasonably priced, and cute to boot!  The zero-waste lunch kit that we tried comes complete with a light weight and very easy to clean tote, 8oz and 16oz food containers, and an oh-so beautiful water bottle.  The bottle is made of stainless steel and is topped off with the smartest lid I’ve ever seen.  There is a flip lid which opens (very easily even for little hands) to reveal a straw.  So simple… but brilliant at the same time because your child’s grimy little hands never have to touch the same spot his/her lips will touch.  This is a concept that is grossly overlooked on other children’s water bottles, in my slightly germaphobic opinion.  There is a convenient carry strap, super cute graphics and a leak proof seal.  Leak proof!  I have had not one soggy lunch bag or wet backpack since using Fill Your Own.  The other products in the kit are equally as wonderful… so much so that my 5 year old refuses to take anything else to school with her.  Apparently she doesn’t like leaks either.   

I don’t know what else to say to convince you that Fill Your Own is a company worth checking out.  If their attention to detail, unique products and amazing customer service don’t do it for you, I’m not sure what will.  Maybe these two little words:  leak proof! 

WIN IT: Win your very own Waste-free Lunch Kit from Fill Your Own.   Send an email to with  “FILL YOUR OWN” in the subject line and the answer to this question: How many styles does the 350mL water bottle come in?  We’ll pick one winner at random from the correct repsonses. Contest closes at midnight, December 17th.  Good Luck! 

Reviewed by Melanie Morgan for Wundermums.  All rights reserved.

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