Backpacks and clothes aren’t the only way kids can express their style in school. Hip lunchboxes can bring creativity to the cafeteria and livelihood to the lunch line. There are so many great styles out there that it was hard to choose our favorites, but here are 20 we love.
It’s hard to not go "wild" for the fun prints on these made-in-Nashville lunchboxes. These lunchboxes are lightweight, easy to clean and come in patterns kids will love.
Bento box lunchboxes are all the rage and rightfully so. Say goodbye to packing a million little baggies because these boxes are perfect for portioning out food. These brightly colored boxes can even pop out of the case for easy cleaning.
If their bags are cute and durable enough for mom and dad, they should be able to stand up to the smaller set. With unique prints and fun names like this multi-colored "pop quiz" lunchbox, these soft-sided lunchboxes should hold their own in the lunchroom.
Admittedly, this may not be the most practical lunchbox, but it’ll certainly make your kids happy and that’s half the battle! What kid wouldn’t go crazy over having a giant Lego in the cafeteria. Once school is out for the summer, this makes the perfect box for storing pens and pencils… or more Legos.
We’ve always been a fan of the way Skip Hop takes adorable animals and makes them even cuter with the design of their bags. These lunchboxes are no different. We’ve never seen a Narwhal as cute as this one with a metallic tail, horn and cute little seashell clip. The bag is insulated and roomy, making it practical as well.
Thermos has been around for ages, so you can trust that it has great lunchbox technology — in this case, its IsoTec insulation that retains thermal energy and is both leakproof and PVC free. But your kids will only care about the fact that this container looks just like a little firetruck with rounded edges.
Some of the designs on these lunchboxes may make you smile and even giggle. The bag is no joke, though: It’s made of neoprene (non-toxic and eco-friendly), which is the same material as a wet suit, so you know it's well-insulated (and can stand up to spills!). It zips on top to keep everything inside and is lightweight, too. There’s also a strap for easy carrying.
Flip sequins aren’t just for shirts — they are now for everything! This lunchbox will have your kid flipping from unicorn to rainbow sequins on their way to lunch. And although decorative, this lunchbox is spacious and easy to clean. It also comes with a shoulder strap for easy carrying.
If protecting the environment is your style, this lunchbox is the pick. Stainless steel and super durable, it contains compartments that are perfect for little mouths to try a variety of different foods. Each box comes with a magnet set to jazz up the box in every design from paisley and plaid to bikes or dinosaurs.
Are you ready for some baseball? This MLB-branded lunchbox isn’t just a chance to support your team, it’s also a well-made lunchbox. We like that this one comes with a removable tray for easy cleaning and a netted pocket that’s perfect for holding a snack or ice pack.
State is known for its well-constructed bags, so why should their lunchbox be any different? This one comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles for every type of kid (although we are partial to the vintage car!). The interior is fully insulated with a mesh pocket for silverware. For a few extra dollars, you can have it personalized with your child’s name as well.
This lunchbox is for the Goldilocks kind of kid who can’t handle when food is too hot or too cold, and wants it just right. The box comes with a screw top compartment that will keep food hot even if the rest of the food you pack is cold. It’s perfect for leftover macaroni paired with an apple and a cookie, or even soup with crackers and bread on the side in the cold winter months. The BPA-free hard exterior makes this lunchbox pretty indestructible as well.
Anytime a lunchbox is made by a cooler company, you can trust they have the insulation part down. This Hydro Flask version is a great example. We love that it comes in simple colors, so your kids won’t outgrow the style from year to year. The smooth, durable, lined interior makes it simple to wash away any crumbs or sticky stuff with a damp cloth.
If your child belongs to the "oops I threw away my ice pack" club, then you’ll want a Packit lunchbox. This box is designed to collapse and go in the freezer overnight to chill, and it’ll keep your lunch cool for hours without the need for an additional ice pack.
If your kid has thoughts on the look of their lunchbox, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for at Pottery Barn. This classic lunchbox has been around for years and it fits all personalities, from Star Wars lovers to glow in the dark dinos, Minnie mouse to baseball bats. We love the exterior pouch for a water bottle and the removable strap, too.
As your kids get older they may want to exude a bit more personality in all of their school accessories. These personalized, graffiti-style lunchboxes let them do just that. With colorful pop-art, there’s always something new to discover each time you look. The bag is also made of neoprene, which makes it lightweight and machine washable.
This dual compartment lunchbox has two main zippered interiors, which makes it a great box to pack if you need to separate out a morning or afternoon snack. You can also add an ice pack withouth it directly touching the food. There is plenty of room and a luggage style ID tag to make sure the lunchbox actually comes home with the right kid.
Nike makes great shoes and they also make durable lunchboxes. For the kid who loves all things sportswear, these simple classic Nike swoosh lunch boxes will keep them looking cool — and keep the lunch inside cool (or hot) as well. Plus, the buckle closure at the top makes it easy to clasp on to a backpack or gym bag.
This bento-style box is great for picky eaters because there's a fun graphic under each food section. If your child is a daily sandwich eater, this is probably not the box for you — but if they prefer a lot of options, then this is where you should turn. It’s leakproof, which goes a long way when you are packing so many different items.
We love the style of this lunch bag as it’s less boxy than some of its counterparts. The handles are a nice touch for carrying this one solo to the cafeteria. It’s insulated and water-resistant with a side zippered pocket for any extra treats or a sweet note.