These 14 Lunch Boxes Are So Pretty, They'll Inspire You to Meal Prep
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Made with optimal insulation and easy-to-clean materials, these lunch boxes are also top quality.
If there's one thing many of us look forward to throughout the work day, it’s lunch. The meal offers a welcome reprieve from meetings and classes—and it's also when we get to dig into our favorite midday foods, from elevated sandwiches to last night's pasta dinner.
If you've been toting your lunch around in a rogue food container or random bag, it's time to upgrade to a real lunch box. You obviously need something that's easy to carry and keeps your food cold and contained—but we'd also argue that your lunch bag should be something you're excited to bring with you on your daily travels. To help you on your search, we rounded up a collection of options that are anything but boring. From dainty botanical prints to elevated monochromatic options, these insulated bags have all the functionality of a lunch box, but the beauty of a purse.
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Calpak Insulated Lunch Bag
Available in 14 different colors and prints—though we're partial to the daisy pattern—this insulated lunch bag blends form and function. The water-resistant bag features a wipeable interior for easy clean up and multiple pockets inside and out for ultimate organization. Pull the drawstring shut to keep your contents safely inside.
Price at time of publish: $42
LoveShackFancy Garden Party Cold Pack Lunch Box
With a removable ice pack on the inside that you can freeze in between uses, this floral lunch bag keeps your food cold while you're on the go. Formulated with water-resistant polyester crafted from recycled plastic bottles, this eco-friendly, durable bag makes packing lunch fun.
Price at time of publish: $39.50
Yeti Daytrip Lunch Bag
If you need to keep your food and drinks cold (or hot!) all day long, Yeti is one of the most reputable brands you can turn to. The brand's lunch bag keeps warm foods warm and cold foods cold. Plus, it has a water-resistant exterior to protect your meal from getting wet. The adjustable closing hook allows you to customize the size of your bag depending on how big or small your lunch is.
Price at time of publish: $80
L.L. Bean Insulated Tote
This insulated lunch bag looks more like a tote than anything else—you'd never guess that it's designed to hold snacks. What's more, you can have the bag monogrammed, so it will never get mistaken for someone else's in your communal work refrigerator again.
Price at time of publish: $69
CTSZOOM Self Cooking Electric Lunch Box
Don't have access to a microwave to warm up your lunch? This plug-in electric option will heat your meal, so you can enjoy last night's dinner in the office or at school. This practical lunch box is also dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
Price at time of publish: $32.99
Bentgo Deluxe Lunch Bag
With enough room to fit a full meal, snacks, and a beverage comfortably, this roomy lunch bag also has an external pocket for utensils and a napkin. Its carry-top handle and adjustable shoulder strap make bringing lunch on the train (or bus or ferry!) a breeze.
Price at time of publish: $24.99
Baggu Puffy Lunch Bag
The fruity print on this insulated bag will make you excited to pack your lunch every day. Crafted from 100 percent recycled nylon filament yarn, this sustainable bag limits the amount of scrap material being landfilled, conserves petroleum resources, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Price at time of publish: $38
Dagne Dover Axel Lunch Box
If you're looking for an understated lunch box that complements your neutral work tote (and your style!), look to this elevated option, which is available in six earth-toned hues. The insulated, wipeable lining is easy to clean should the contents of your lunch spill during transport.
Price at time of publish: $80
ASEBBO Insulated Lunch Bag
Ideal for commuters who prefer a lunch box with a shoulder strap, this option features an exterior pocket with a zipper for storing your phone, wallet, and keys while you're on the go. Plus, it has a double layer of waxed canvas that can preserve the temperature of food for more than four hours.
Price at time of publish: $45
Stanley Classic Lunch Box
For the person that prefers a classic, utilitarian approach to packing their lunch, this option from Stanley keeps your food nice and cold until it's time to eat. Inside, you'll find a metal bracket designed to hold a 16 ounce travel mug in place.
Price at time of publish: $40
State Rodgers Lunch Box
This bag has it all—a fully insulated main compartment, a detachable divider for organization, and an interior mesh zippered pocket for silverware. Plus, it has a see-through pocket for notes, should you be packing lunch for your child or special someone. Available in 18 different colors, you're guaranteed to find an option that fits your personal aesthetic—but we like this paint-smudged, tie-dye-inspired option.
Price at time of publish: $48
Rifle Paper Co. Baldwin Boxer Lunchbox
Match your lunch box to your water bottle with this floral-print bag; it comes with a clip to attach your similarly printed canteen to. The polyester interior is easy to tidy up should you experience any spills throughout the day—simply spot clean by hand with mild detergent and let dry.
Price at time of publish: $66
Scout Nooner Lunch Box
Compact, lightweight, and wide for easy loading, this best-selling gingham lunch box is practical and beautiful. It boasts top handles for easy carrying and has a convenient outside pocket for stowing away napkins, utensils, snacks, and more.
Price at time of publish: $27
Kate Spade New York Insulated Lunch Bag
Brighten up your day with this rainbow plaid lunch bag, which looks more like an attractive purse than something you'd pack a meal in. It has a silver insulated interior lining that keeps your food cold throughout the day, while the flat top handles make it easy to carry from home to work or school.
Price at time of publish: $33