Updated: Aug 1, 2018 11:03 am
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 covered in cartoon characters 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 coming off as 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!
1. Cute Lunch Bags for Women by So Young in Red Poppy
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.
2. Best Adult Lunch Box by BentoHeaven
If your Tupperware shelf is basically a pile of mismatched lids and containers, declutter with a fuss-free bento box! 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), a bento box will allow you to keep your food separated but together. 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.
7. Equinox ECO 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: $16.95, Amazon.
9. ECOlunchbox 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: $33.95, Amazon.
10. So Young Extra Large Ice Pack in Brown Birds
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), and this extra-large ice pack will ensure all your food stays cool, crisp, and dry.
Where to buy it: $10.95, Amazon.
11. Flat Felt Gray 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: $19.99, Amazon.