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21 Things That Just Might Convince You To Start Packing A Lunch For Work

Save money this year by bringing your food to work!

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1. A set of portable condiment bottles, so you can bring your favorite dressings and sauces to work without worrying about leaking.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+. Available in three sizes.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.99+. Available in three sizes.

2. An insulated lunch box with two compartments, so you can keep all your snacks fresh until lunch.

Promising review: "I am very glad I chose to get this lunchbox. The size is perfect and the overall quality is great. The lining in it is thicker than most and does a great job keeping my food cool with an ice pack. Zipper and straps have all held up well. It looks modern and professional. Overall this lunch box is perfect for my uses and would highly recommend." —JakeGet it from Amazon (available in four colors) or Walmart for $19.99+.
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Promising review: "I am very glad I chose to get this lunchbox. The size is perfect and the overall quality is great. The lining in it is thicker than most and does a great job keeping my food cool with an ice pack. Zipper and straps have all held up well. It looks modern and professional. Overall this lunch box is perfect for my uses and would highly recommend." —Jake

Get it from Amazon (available in four colors) or Walmart for $19.99+.

3. A pack of reusable bags, so you can enjoy your lunch in style while saving the planet.

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $21.99. Available in seven colors.
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Get a pack of four from Amazon for $21.99. Available in seven colors.

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4. A Thermos that will keep food warm and comes with its own folding spoon so you have zero work to do.

Promising review: "This has been my favorite of all the hot lunch travel containers. It has kept foods warm for nine hours so far, with the best results being soups and other mainly liquid-based items. My husband and I have both been using these containers most weekdays for the last three months and have had no issues. We both live and work in the city and rely on public transportation to get around, so our bags get tossed around and smushed, but absolutely no leaks thus far." —A.E. BabbsGet it from Amazon (available in six colors) for $18.29+ or Jet for $23.78 (available in black).
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Promising review: "This has been my favorite of all the hot lunch travel containers. It has kept foods warm for nine hours so far, with the best results being soups and other mainly liquid-based items. My husband and I have both been using these containers most weekdays for the last three months and have had no issues. We both live and work in the city and rely on public transportation to get around, so our bags get tossed around and smushed, but absolutely no leaks thus far." —A.E. Babbs

Get it from Amazon (available in six colors) for $18.29+ or Jet for $23.78 (available in black).

5. A portable cutlery set that will keep your utensils clean until lunch, and mess-free to take home.

If you're looking for a way to cut down on using disposable silverware, these are just the ticket. Get it from Amazon for $9.99. Available in three colors.
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If you're looking for a way to cut down on using disposable silverware, these are just the ticket.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99. Available in three colors.

6. A two-sectioned leakproof container that will keep wet and dry foods separate, so your sandwich will never get soggy.

Get it from Amazon for $14.95+. Available in two styles.
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Get it from Amazon for $14.95+. Available in two styles.

7. A pack of bug-printed sandwich bags that will discourage the workplace thief from stealing your food.

Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $7.77.
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Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $7.77.

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8. A set of ceramic to-go bowls with a date marker, so you can accurately know how long your leftovers have been in the fridge.

Get the set of three from Urban Outfitters for $29 (originally $39).
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Get the set of three from Urban Outfitters for $29 (originally $39).

9. A yogurt to-go cup, so you can take your breakfast to work and not have to rush-eat at home.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

10. A lunch box with versatile built-in compartments, so you have everything you need in one container.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99. Available in six colors.
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Get it from Amazon for $29.99. Available in six colors.

11. A canvas lunch sack that's so trendy you'll actually want to pack a lunch just so you can show it off.

Get it from WAAM Industries on Etsy for $24. Available in 11 colors.
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Get it from WAAM Industries on Etsy for $24. Available in 11 colors.

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12. A set of sandwich cutters that will make any crust-hater's lunch so much better.

Get the set of 10 sandwich cutters (plus 8 mini veggie cutters) from Amazon for $11.99.
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Get the set of 10 sandwich cutters (plus 8 mini veggie cutters) from Amazon for $11.99.

13. A set of stackable jars, so you can easily transport all of your favorite snacks with you everywhere you go.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+. Available in five sizes and nine colors.
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Get it from Amazon for $8.99+. Available in five sizes and nine colors.

14. A tumbler that will keep your morning smoothies nice and cold so you can enjoy them at work.

Promising review: "The tumblers have a nice coating on them so they don’t slip when you hold them. They keep the coffee hot for as long as it takes me to drink it — sometimes it takes a couple hours for me to get my cup of coffee down on busy mornings. No more having to reheat and reheat in the microwave! Looking forward to summertime and iced tea with these tumblers." —Scottie Get it on Amazon for $15.95+. Available in two sizes and five colors.
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Promising review: "The tumblers have a nice coating on them so they don’t slip when you hold them. They keep the coffee hot for as long as it takes me to drink it — sometimes it takes a couple hours for me to get my cup of coffee down on busy mornings. No more having to reheat and reheat in the microwave! Looking forward to summertime and iced tea with these tumblers." —Scottie

Get it on Amazon for $15.95+. Available in two sizes and five colors.

15. A set of fun ice packs that will keep your lunch as cool as you.

These would also be a fun addition to kids lunch boxes!Get the set of four from Amazon for $6.99+. Available in seven themed packs.
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These would also be a fun addition to kids lunch boxes!

Get the set of four from Amazon for $6.99+. Available in seven themed packs.

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16. A neoprene lunch tote to make such a statement, you'll have to pack your lunch every day.

Get it from Amazon for $19.97. Available in 10 designs.
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Get it from Amazon for $19.97. Available in 10 designs.

17. A travel-size bento box with a spoon to make your lunch as stress free as possible.

Get it on Amazon for $14.99+. Also available in pink.
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Get it on Amazon for $14.99+. Also available in pink.

18. A cute lil' tin of salt you can keep at work so you can season food right at your desk.

Get a pack of five tins from Amazon for $14.95.
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Get a pack of five tins from Amazon for $14.95.

19. Mason jar sleeves to make your salads just a tad more exciting and easier to hold on to.

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $21.97+. Available in five colors.
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Get a three-pack from Amazon for $21.97+. Available in five colors.

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20. A meal prep container set that'll inspire you to plan and pack your lunches at the beginning of the week.

They are also microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe! Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
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They are also microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

21. And a book filled with new lunch ideas, so you don't get bored by packing the same ol' thing.

Get it from Amazon for $14.28, Barnes & Noble for $14.99, or or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.
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Get it from Amazon for $14.28, Barnes & Noble for $14.99, or or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.