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7 Old-School Lunch Boxes That’ll Take You Back
From comic book characters to silver screen icons, these vintage lunch boxes will take you back to the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
It’s back-to-school season, and you know what that means. It’s time for bright yellow buses to hit the streets, stores to sell shiny new school supplies and—if you have a kid (or a grandkid)—be prepared for day-after-day of brown-bagged lunch. Ah, what we’d give to be a kid again. Caught you feeling nostalgic for school-yard days? Miss that school cafeteria menu? We have a surprise for you. We’ve rounded up seven of the most nostalgic lunch boxes of yesteryear.
Happy Days Lunch Box
There’s no one we’d rather invite on a lunch date than Richie, Potsie and Fonzie, immortalized in bright colors on this iconic Happy Days lunch box. Sunday, Monday, Happy Days!
Peanuts Lunch Box
Bonus points if you pack toast and popcorn—the classic Peanuts Thanksgiving meal—in this retro lunch tote!
Volkswagen VW Camper Van Canvas Lunch Tote
Garfield Lunch Box
Looney Toons Lunch Box
Kids from every generation will recognize this show (and the lunch box and Thermos to go with it). There’s a rumor that Bugs Bunny couldn’t resist these recipes.
Which one of these nostalgic lunch boxes would you buy? Whatever one you choose, be sure to fill it with some of our best lunch box recipes. Lunch has never been more fun.