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The In Box by Susan Martin

Whether you’re packing a lunch or heading off to yoga class, there’s a water bottle to suit any purpose. The back-to-school shopping season brings out many options for kids, although the shelves are emptying fast. Water bottles of all types and for all ages can be found just about anywhere – from supermarkets to sporting good departments to specialty shops. Keep hydrated.

Time out: Aluminum water bottles can be personalized with your favorite sport or exercise – such as “Lacrosse” or “Yoga” – and fun polka dots. Priced $10 each at Village ARTisans, 5560 Main St., Williamsville.

Kid-friendy: The Pogo Tritan 14-ounce kids’ sipper is designed for children 3 years and older. A label tells us it’s “Yuck free” with a wide bottle mouth and leak-proof protected flip straw. Priced $5.99 at select Target stores.

Tough one: The Zulu Atlas extra-thick annealed glass beverage bottle is said to be “engineered for athletes” and features a protective sleeve and locking flip lid for one-handed operation. Priced $14.99 at select Target stores,

Choose a theme: Many options are available for those who like to coordinate their school essentials. A Camelbak Eddy water bottle, $12.99, can be matched with a Circo backpack and lunch bag. At Target.

Keeping it cool: PBteen’s stainless steel 24-ounce water bottle in zebra print, $19.50, can be personalized with a name or monogram for an additional cost. See for information.