I have been looking for a new lunch box. While this might seem like a simple task I have chosen to make it into a much bigger deal than it needs to be. In my own defense choosing a new lunch box is quite a commitment. This is, after all, something I will be using on an almost daily basis. I have been searching based on the following criteria:
- Size- I like to pack enough to get me to supper. I also use glass Pyrex containers that are great for heating things up, but take up a lot of space.
- Orientation- I want my food to stay upright when I am carrying it…my current lunch box (donated to me by udandi after a lunch box disaster that, unfortunately, my previous lunch box did not survive) turns my food on its side. After leaving a soupy trail on my way into work a few times I have learned to carry it flat instead of by the handle.
- Appearance- It must be pretty. Each time I look at it I want to be proud that it is my lunchbox.
- Price- Part of the packing appeal is saving $$ so I can’t spend a ton.
Rachel Ray has some neat lunch boxes shaped like tomatoes and other veggies, but the size just won’t cut it for my lunches.
I really like the sizes and designs of the choices at Thirty-One Gifts udandi’s lunch box is from this company and it is great!
I also like the options from Target. I recently thought my search was over when I found a Mario Batali Gigli lunch tote, but the one I liked the best is out of stock.
I have even considered making my own. Elizabeth Green has directions for a lunch box made from a vintage pillowcase, which is really cute. Her instructions include lots of great pictures and are very detailed but I still think it might be a little over my head sewing wise.
So the search continues…any other critera I should consider or better yet any great suggestions that could help me end my search?