Whether you’re trying to save money, have dietary restrictions that require you to make your own food, or just prefer the taste of home-cooked meals, a stylish-but-affordable lunch bag for women is just what you need. But why is it that lunch boxes are either made for kids or are just plain boring? We want a designer lunch box for adults — which is why we’ve rounded up a few cute lunch bags for adults that will satisfy any budget or style without looking childish.
So stop “accidentally forgetting” to eat that salad you packed! When you have a lunch bag this cute, you’ll be inspired to kick those excuses to the curb and get back on the healthy-eating bandwagon. Just think: For every meal you make at home, that’s a few extra dollars you can spend on more important things like your children’s college fund, your retirement, and treats for yourself (hello, new handbag!).
Keep scrolling to see our picks for the best lunch bags for adults!
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So Young Cooler Bag Red Poppy Large
Best Cute Lunch Bag for Women
Unlike the poppies in The Wizard of Oz, these bright red blossoms won't put you to sleep! This lunch bag for women is so roomy that it will fit all your Tupperware and snacks, no problem. And if you're permanently in need of an extra hand, this lunchbox can be worn like a cross-body bag, freeing up an arm to hold that always necessary coffee.
Where to buy it: $34.95, Amazon
Bento Heaven Bento Box
Best Bento Lunch Box
Declutter your kitchen cupboards (and finally ditch your tomato sauce-stained Tupperware containers) with a fuss-free bento box! Now you can keep your food separated but together if you'd prefer your foods don't touch but don't want to have to pack multiple containers (or even find the correct-sized lid). This handy set even comes with a fork, knife, and chopsticks — pretty eco-friendly, if you ask us.
Where to buy it: $23.95, Amazon
So Young Small Cooler Bag Blue Bicycle
Best Insulated Lunch Box
If you're not a big lunch eater, this mini version of the red poppy cooler bag is perfect for holding small meals. You can even turn it into a backpack and make it a day bag filled with snacks for you and the kids.
Where to buy it: $25, Amazon
Lunch Boxes for Women
Best Lunch Tote for Women
Tap into your inner girly-girl with this pink and black lunch box for women. Even if your meal isn't much to look at, this adorable lunch tote for women is sure to make you smile — plus it comes with an ice pack to keep everything chill.
Where to buy it: $12.30, Amazon
Fluf Zipper Lunch Bag Grey
Best Stylish Lunch Bags for Adults
This minimal Fluf lunchbox is perfect for those who want something simple, understated, and practical. Like the chunky black lettering states, this lunch bag does one thing and one thing only: It holds your lunch.
Where to buy it: $28.95, Amazon
Equinox Eco Lunch Box
Best Eco-Friendly Adult Lunch Bag
A modern play on traditional brown paper bags, this lunch sack definitely won't fall apart on you. Over time, zippers snag and break and Velcro gets old and worn down, but you won't have that issue with this lunch box. Each ECO lunch bag closes with a toggle, so you won't have to worry about durability issues.
Where to buy it: $17.20, Amazon
Best Big Lunch Box for Adults
Best Big Lunch Bag
Raise your hand if you're trying to drink more water. Well, now you can, because this roomy lunch box comes with room for a water bottle — and even an umbrella.
Where to buy it: $13.99, Amazon
Ecolunchbox Three In One
Best Three-in-One Adult Lunch Box
If you're worried about plastics and toxic chemicals in your lunch containers, this bento box will put your mind at ease. The sleek stainless steel design of this ECOlunchbox is the perfect size for an entree and two sides. Plus, there's something very satisfying about stacking, unstacking, clipping, and unclipping this container — it's like LEGOs for adults!
Where to buy it: $25.80, Amazon
So Young Ice Pack Brown Birds
Best Flat Ice Pack for Lunch Boxes
Ice-pack condensation is an annoyance you will no longer have to deal with if you snag this So Young ice pack. There's nothing worse than a salad that's wilted and warm (especially when you'd rather be enjoying a burger and French fries), so this extra-large ice pack will ensure all your food stays cool, crisp, and dry.
Where to buy it: $10.95, Amazon
Flat Lunch Box Gray Felt
Best Flat Lunch Box for Adults
Some prefer breakfast and dinner over lunch. If you're the type that likes a small, easy meal, this is another lunch box that provides the perfect solution. Carrying a large, bulky bag around for a few snacks or a small sandwich might feel like a waste of space. This convenient container slips right into any bag and even a larger purse without overcrowding.
Where to buy it: $12.99 (Originally $24.99), Amazon
Pink Floral Lunchbox
Best Waterproof Lunch Box
The pattern of this lunch box is cute enough to pass for a tote, and looks like a designer lunch box for adults. It's comprised of cotton but has a waterproof coating so the only thing you have to worry about keeping dry when it rains is you. Carry your lunch to work in style, or if you're running off to the beach you have the perfect product for your beachside meal.
Where to buy it: $15.15, Amazon
Aqua Chevron Lunchbox
Best Neoprene Washable Adult Lunch Bag
If neoprene wetsuits can keep the ocean out, then a neoprene lunch bag can definitely keep accidental leaks from dripping out and other liquids from getting in. We love how lighthearted its aqua blue color is, and we can't get enough of its matching neoprene water bottle holder.
Where to buy it: $13.99 (Originally $19.99), Amazon
Red Striped Lunch Box
Best Fold-Up Lunch Bag
This darling little bag is the perfect size for tossing in your work bag or backpack. Neutral colors have been trending for a while now, but this has the perfect balance of color and simplicity. It's insulated and will keep your soup hot one day and your sandwich cold the next (not to mention its flexible frame is easy to fold up and make more room in your bag on the commute home).
Where to buy it: $8.99, Amazon
Heated Lunchbox Purple Amazon
Best Heated Lunch Box
This is what we'd call a no-fail lunch pail. Serving as the electric blanket of the lunch box world, it prevents you from having to wait in line for the community microwave or worrying about your food getting cold. Plug it in under your desk and eat a nice piping hot meal on your time.
Where to buy it: $29.99, Amazon
Double Compartment Thermos
Double Compartment Lunch Box With Thermos for Adults
Calling all chip-and-hummus lovers: This thermos has a dual purpose, keeping your favorite combos of food away from each other. Take this separately, or put it in one of the lunch boxes above!
Where to buy it: $26.22 (Originally 29.99), Amazon