Pax’s lunchbag is decorated with planets and rockets; Raines’, per usual, is plain black. We have another old moldy one in a drawer…somewhere…but to invoke Marie Kondo: IT BRINGS NO JOY.
And I want some joy with that Pinterest-worthy food bowl I intend to make for lunch…someday. #snort Or at the very least, a lunchbox that doesn’t immediately make my snacks look sad. DOWN WITH SAD SNACKS!
So now that the school year is (more or less) in full-swing, kiddo-wise…we rounded up a few lunch bags for MAMA. All had to be cute enough to spark some serious joy — at least until you look inside (har har…har).
10 Lunch Bags Cute Enough For Mama
The TME Why: Comes in a ton of colors and patterns (one even says, ‘takeout’) but my favorite is the gray and yellow. Cuuuuuute.
Perfect For: Captain Obvious. My husband seemingly has no idea what is inside any solid container, so…lunch, Dear. LUNCH.
2. Room Essentials
The TME Why: *wink wink*
I Did Not Make This Up: It can be squeezed into a laptop bag (it’s a little thinner than most) and also is available in print that can only be described as Sloths Doing Yoga.
3. Urban Outfitters
The TME Why: Nostalgia
Notes: Made from insanely durable Tyvek with a magnetic closure….and I love that rumpling only makes it better.
The TME Why: So simple and chic.
I’d Get This For: Gwen (in gold).
The TME Why: Huge Jackson Pollock fans over here.
Notes: Has a removable insulated liner, a back pocket for cutlery(!!), can be carried like a messenger bag OR a backpack, and comes in 5 other colors/patterns. YASSSS.
The TME Why: Be still my heart. The sweet, handmade vibe gives me allll the warm fuzzies.
Also: There’s a ton of other colors and patterns including “lunch” or “hi” (which seems a little flirtatious) or popsicles or doodle prints or the freaking cutest monster (cold prickly??), and I’m OBSESSED with these.
7. Kate Spade
The TME Why: This one’s just adorable. And comes with a matching tumbler because #watergoals.
Perfect For: People who feel smug when they have a matching set. (See also people who like monograms.) Also people who like fruit.
8. In the Bag
The TME Why: It’s masculine, but in such a perfect shade of oxblood (fashion-speak for maroon)…that it’s like if a Chanel Vamp nail polish had a baby with your Dad’s old watch. Or something.
Perfect For: It’s complicated.
The TME Why: We love this brand. And this one is easy to clean, fits perfectly inside the Fjallraven backpack (a TME team fav) and has a spot for an icepack.
Perfect For: “Suave adults,” according to reviewer Harrison Burns. Nicely put, Mr. Burns.
10. Kate Spade
The TME Why: I’m a sucker for a good Kate Spade slogan.
Notes: Insulated and easy to wipe down inside. Also in strawberry with the type, Just Desserts.
Perfect timing – I’ve been looking for a new lunch bag. I love the heart one! Now I have to go home and measure my glass containers to make sure they will fit…