You don’t have to be Billy Madison or a child to enjoy a new lunch box, but the prospect of heading back to school for a brand new year of learning and crustless PB&Js surely makes the purchase all the more exciting.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite lunch boxes, all of which have gotten quite an upgrade from the ol’ wrinkled paper bag we were accustomed to as kids. From high-tech and modern to clever and nostalgic, there’s literally a lunch carrier for every preference and personality.
Check them out below!
Wooden Lunch Box with Chopsticks
Artist Designed Neoprene Lunch Tote
Oh, look at all the pretty colors! We never thought our lunch bag would like it came straight from the Museum of Modern Art, but we’re certainly not complaining. Sometimes food can be a work of art. Buy it here.
This Chewy-inspired lunch box is kind of disturbing, but sure to delight some “Star Wars” fans, as long as they don’t mind the inevitable crumbs and food stains in the wookie hair. Buy it here.
Stainless Steel EcoLunch Box
Unicorn Lunch Pal
Insulated Lunch Purse
Reusable Lunch Sack
The brown bag makes a triumphant return, and this time it gets a practical and sustainable upgrade. We love how you can customize the timeless classic by writing messages. Ours would say “keep out” as a clear message to pesky lunch thieves. Buy it here.
Despicable Me Lunch Box
We’re not particularly obsessed with Minions, but we’re obsessed with this Minion-shaped lunch box. This is exactly the face we make when our lunch hour is delayed because of a late meeting. Buy it here.
Stackable Lunch Box
No, this isn’t a tiered Thermos. It’s all about efficiency with this lunch box of stacked compartments. You can also surprise your kid with a treat like M&Ms. Where will you put them? They’ll have to guess. (But they only have three options, so it’s not that difficult.) Buy it here.
The Beatles Drum Lunch Tin
It’s an inarguable fact that The Beatles are one of the best bands of all time. It’s also an inarguable fact that a drum-shaped lunch tin is an amazing thing. Combine two great things for a product that will have everyone envious. Buy it here.
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