A good lunch box will keep your lunch in one piece until it's time to eat.
But a great lunch box will keep the warm items warm, the cold items cold, the chips uncrushed — and still look amazing.
As another school year kicks off, we've rounded up 14 lunch boxes that your child will be excited to carry around the lunchroom. (And if you haven't gotten them a backpack, first-day outfit or school supplies, TODAY Parents has got you covered.)
1. Olive Kids Planes and Trucks Lunch Box, $9, Amazon
The Amazon best seller is insulated, easy to clean, and decorated with tons of automotive fun.
2. iSuperb Waterproof Lovely Lunch Box, $11, Amazon
iSuperb Waterproof Lovely Lunch Box is an insulated tote big enough to fill with enough food to satisfy any growing appetite.
3. Zoo Little Monkey Lunch Kit, $9, SkipHop
With the Zoo Little Monkey Lunch Kit, you can monkey around a little, even when it comes to lunch.
4. Chooze Sugar Lunch Box, $25, Zappos
Give even the healthiest lunch a little sugar with this cute cupcake print lunch box from Chooze.
5. Bentgo Kid's Lunch Box, $28, Amazon
With over 2,300 positive reviews, this sleek find with great compartments might just be the perfect bento style kid's lunch box.
6. Skip Hop Insulated and Water-Resistant Unicorn Lunch Bag, $15, Amazon
Practical and whimsical? You got it! This insulated lunch box even has pockets but it looks like an adorable mythical creature. This Skip Hop Unicorn lunch box is the best of both worlds.
7. Minecraft Dirt Block Lunch Box, $13, Target
Build your kid's dream meal inside this Minecraft lunch box from Target.
8. Toca Boca 2-in-1 Lunch Bag, $9, Target
With two insulated compartments that keeps the warm things warm and the cold things cold, the Toca Boca 2-in-1 Lunch Bag is one cool-looking, yet very functional, cat.
Fit & Fresh Bento Box features BPA-free containers inside an insulated pack that make putting lunches together easy. Plus, cleanup is a breeze, too.
10. Popatu Macaron Roll Top Lunch Bag, $18, Nordstrom
The unique roll top on the Popatu Macaron Roll Top Lunch Bag is adjustable so this playful bag can fit any sized lunch — even if it's a giant pile of macarons.
11. Warner Bro's Wonder Woman Insulated Dual Compartment Lunch Bag, $9, Walmart
Every lunch is a hero since food gives your child the energy they need to get through the rest of their day. The Warner Bro's Wonder Woman Insulated Dual Compartment Lunch Bag takes that idea one step farther with its very own cape.
12. Mier Kids Lunch Box, $10, Amazon
The elastic drink holder in the Mier Kids Lunch Box will keep sandwiches from smushed while the bright green color makes it a true standout.
13. Classmate Solid Soft-Sided Lunch Box, $19, Lands End
Soft-sided to fit comfortably in another bag, yet big enough to fit plenty of food for a growing kid, this Lands' End Classmates lunch box is a versatile pick for children of different ages.
14. Disney Frozen Lunch Bag, $15, GapKids
Olaf didn't melt and neither should your child's lunch. Luckily, with this Gap Kids Frozen lunch bag, it won't.
Now that you've got your lunch box, it's time to start thinking about backpacks, school supplies and that oh-so-important first-day outfit! TODAY Parents is here to help with all your back-to-school needs.