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Face Mask Lanyards Are the Latest Must-Have COVID-19 Accessory — and We Found the 12 Best for Your Whole Family

by Bethany Braun-Silva


Face Mask Lanyards Are the Latest Must-Have COVID-19 Accessory — and We Found the 12 Best for Your Whole Family
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Face mask lanyards are about to be the “it” fashion accessory (as far as COVID-19 is concerned…).

 

Face masks and face shields have become part of our “new normal” over the past few months, so it was only a matter of time before we started seeing accessories to go with them. The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 2 wear a face mask when outside, but the truth is, face masks aren’t exactly the most comfortable things for kids to wear. That’s where face mask lanyards come in. 

 

Face mask chains and lanyards have become the latest must-haves right after, well, face masks themselves because they’re not only stylish but also completely practical, especially for kids who are likely ripping their masks off every chance they get. A face mask lanyard is an excellent way to keep your kid’s face mask from getting lost or misplaced and keeps it close so he or she can quickly put it back on when needed. Plus, lanyards keep the masks off the ground and clean, which is majorly important. We can see these lanyards surging in popularity if and when kids head back to school this fall, especially since doctors agree they can be helpful

 

While parents will love the useful aspect of the lanyards, teens and tweens can take advantage of this new trend and get creative with the accessory. They can rock colorful beads or of-the-moment tie-dye, and the accessory might even entice them to wear their masks during a socially-distanced hangout.  

 

Of course, no matter what kind of face mask lanyard your kid is wearing, make sure it can be properly cleaned every day. We found the best face mask lanyards and chains for kids (and adults) that come in great designs, below. 

 

RELATED: The Best Face Masks for Kids Now That the CDC Urges Everyone to Wear One

 

Face Mask Lanyards for Kids

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Emoji Face Mask Extender

Price:$12.00See Reviews

This face mask extender can also be used as a holder and won’t irritate your child’s face. You can adjust the size with the convenient notches and it comes in a pack of different emoji prints

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Colorful, Personalized, Adjustable Mask Lanyard

Price:$10.00

Kids love things with their name on it, making this beaded lanyard a great idea for getting a reluctant child to wear their mask.

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Multi-Colored Mask Lanyard

Price:$7.00

This colorful lanyard comes with an attachment so you can adjust it to the perfect size for your child. Plus, we love the cheerful color options.

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4-Piece Napkin/Bib Clips

Price:$9.99See Reviews

These chains have traditionally been used in dentists' offices and as bib clips, meaning they're sturdy and reliable enough to keep your little one's face mask around his or her neck. The flexible strap will be comfortable on sensitive necks, while the bright colors will make wearing a face covering more fun.

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Personalized Mask Lanyard with Safety Clip

Price:$5.00

These mask lanyards are 35" long, and kids can choose from a number of bright colors and have it personalized with their name, too. The mask attaches to the clip at the bottom and will stay secure throughout the day.

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Face Mask Lanyard Strap with Safety Breakaway

Price:$10.00

These colorful mask lanyards feature a safety breakaway should they get caught around your child's neck. They also have two clips on each side to securely hold a face mask.

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Kids Beaded Mask Chain

Price:$10.00

These beaded mask chains can be personalized based on your kid's favorite colors. All the chains are made to order and hold face masks with two secure lobster claw clasps.

Face Mask Lanyards for Adults

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Leather Face Mask Lanyard

Price:$15.00See Reviews

This durable lanyard is made with leather fabric and strong alligator clips, ensuring your mask stays safe and secure.

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Personalized Leather Face Mask Lanyard

Price:$24.00

This personalized leather lanyard gives a sophisticated look to wearing your mask.

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Beaded Face Mask Holder

Price:$12.00See Reviews

This beaded lanyard is lightweight but durable and features a magnetic clasp that won’t rip your hair or skin.

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5 Pack Extra Large Badge Holders

Price:$16.00

If it has clips, it can hold a face mask. This five-pack features a thick lanyard, with strong bulldog clips on either side for a secure fit.

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5 Pack Face Mask Lanyard for Adults

Price:$10.00See Reviews

This five pack ensures you will always have a lanyard with you wherever you go. Each one hooks onto any mask and is lightweight and comfortable to wear.

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Face Mask Lanyard w/ Adjustable Ear Saver

Price:$12.00

This lanyard allows you to adjust the fit of your face mask while keeping it secure around your neck. It also has a convenient ear saver that stops your face mask from pulling tightly around your ears.