10 Insulated Lunch Boxes

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If your kiddo is heading back to school, that means you're probably headed back to the... kitchen. It takes a lot of time to get lunches made, wrapped, and packed. If you don't already have an insulated lunch box, that's one more thing to add to the back-to-school shopping list. The last thing you want is for your impeccably made turkey sandwiches (crusts off and everything) to go to waste because they weren't kept cool enough. We've rounded up 10 insulated lunch boxes that get the job done in style.

Lunch boxes have come a long way since the '90s when we were kids (although we did have Dunkaroos, so that's something!). Today's lunch packs are both incredibly creative and efficient. Now you can send your kid off to school with a Star Wars R2D2 lunch kit ($14, Amazon) or a Troll lunch kit complete with 3D Poppy hair ($16, Amazon). I'm personally a fan of the bento box style because there's something so satisfying about seeing all the different colored foods packed in there. You know what they say: eat the rainbow!

Whether you want to send your little scholar off to school with a movie-themed lunch box or you want to go with something more streamlined, we found 10 insulated lunch boxes that they'll love.

1Clever Fox

SoYoung Toddler Lunch Box Fox

Amazon

This adorable insulated lunch tote wins points for its smart design. Not only is it made from washable, eco-friendly linen, it also includes a removable "messy bag" that can house all of those sticky items, like yogurt and apple sauce cups. Plus, it's PVC, phthalate, lead, & BPA free.

2Seeing Diamonds

Cheeky® Insulated Lunch Bag

Target

There's more to love about this lunch bag than its cute diamond print. For every one you buy, Cheeky will give a meal to someone in the U.S. through their partnership with Feeding America.

3Camo Craze

Wildkin Insulated Lunch Box

Amazon

This insulated lunchbox is a fan favorite for its lightweight, durable design. It has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon, and has garnered more than 2,000 reviews on the site.

4Type Treatment

Fluf Zipper Lunch Bag

Amazon

This lunch box's simple design makes it one you'd even want to borrow! But by far the coolest thing about this lunch box is that it's stink proof. "Many lunch boxes quickly tear, break-down and inherit an impossible-to-wipe-clean, funky smell. Not this one," reads the Amazon description.

5Wonder Woman

DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Women Lunch Bag

Amazon

A lunchbox with an attached cape is a pretty incredible thing to behold, no matter how old you are. You'll have fun packing it up with super foods for your little one, and they'll have fun showing it off to their friends at the lunch table.

6Unique Unicorn

Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie Insulated Lunch Bag

Target

It doesn't get any cuter than this precious unicorn lunchbox from Skip Hop. How can lunchtime not feel magical when you have this pack?

7Cool Bento

Kids' Water-Resistant Leakproof Cooler Bento Bag

Amazon

This water-resistant cooler is designed to accommodate two bento boxes — one hot and one cold. I also love that it can work double duty. Your kid can take it to school during the week, and if you have a younger baby, you can use it to transport milk on the weekend, thanks to its double compartment design.

8Space Explorer

Cat & Jack Lunch Bag Space

Target

What makes this insulated lunch pack so cool is that is features a different "space" design on each side. On the front is a cool pink hologram, and on the back, colorful planets!

9Take Flight

Cat & Jack Lunch Bag Paper Airplanes

Target

This is another cool two-sided lunch box from Cat & Jack. This one features a simple color-blocked design on the front, and a cool airplane print on the back.

10Steely Pail

Girl12Queen 2/1 Layer Stainless Steel Insulated Bento Lunch Box

Walmart

I love anything for kids made from stainless steel because it's super durable and safe. Plus, your kids will love toting this pail around with its cute handle.