Custom Lunch Bags for Every Occasion

Back to work. Back to campus, day camps, and daycare. What ties all these “back to’s” together? Why, custom lunch bags, of course. In addition to all these occasions where your brand on a lunch bag’s bound to be noticed, custom insulated lunch bags  are also staple necessities for days at the beach, concerts in the park, pool parties, road trips, and more. An investment worth making? We’d say YES. But first, let’s answer a few questions about the promotional wonder called the custom lunch bag.     

What’s the Best Lunch Bag that Keeps Food Cold?

The best lunch boxes to keep food cold come in myriad shapes, sizes, and colors, but have one thing in common: insulation! Add your logo, slogan, team name or special event to an insulated lunch bag and you enjoy daily exposure on a practical giveaway that’s sure to be appreciated when there’s a chilled lunch to look forward to. Read on for our recommendations.

What Does Insulated Lunch Bag Mean?

An insulated lunch bag is a bag designed to keep food and beverages at temperature longer. The bag can keep cold food and drinks cold or hot food and drinks hot. An insulated lunch bag is like a puffer coat for your lunch. And hopefully, the custom insulated lunch bags you choose to put your logo on are as eye-catching and on trend as the aforementioned puffer jacket as well. (We’ll show you our top picks for best lunch boxes to keep food cold and hot. Read on!)   

How Do Insulated Lunch Bags Work?

An insulated lunch bag is made of material that slows down heat transfer between the warmer air outside the bag and the cold air inside the bag. Similar to how a double-walled thermos or tumbler works,  custom insulated lunch bags feature additional layers or barriers between the air inside the container and air outside. The bag’s lining includes an internal interwoven foam material that slows the transfer of heat or cold. The denser the material, the better the insulation. Think of moving from Point A to Point B via a maze instead of a straight line. The crazier the maze, the longer it takes to get out! 

Do Insulated Lunch Bags Need to Be Refrigerated?

Your custom insulated lunch bag delivers visibility for your small business at the office, on campus, on the field, and on the road. But does it need to be tucked away in the fridge in order to be effective? The short answer is no. An insulated lunch bag will keep food and beverage at temperature longer than a non-insulated bag, whether it’s stored in the fridge, in a backpack, or in a school locker. However, to maximize cold retention, it’s always a good idea to store your lunch bag in the refrigerator until you’re ready to snack. Another tip: Place your custom lunch bag in the freezer the night before you pack it. This way you’re placing cold food into an already-cold bag, buying even more chill time for your fresh lunch.  

What Are the Best Custom Lunch Bags for the Office?

Insulated lunch bags for work are a great welcome gift for new or returning employees. (They make great gifts for new and returning students, too.) We even carry personalized lunch bags for adults, like this ID Lunch Bag, so lunches stay organized and dietary restrictions are honored on team outings and school field trips. Whether your recipient brings their bag to the office, to the beach, or concert in the park, your custom lunch bag gift will serve as a welcome accessory for lunch hours, snack breaks, and fresh food on the go. If you’re looking for the best lunch bags for work, look no further than these office favorites:

Promotional Keira Cooler with Logo: This zippered cooler’s made of durable and stylish ripstop material and features a roomy main compartment, a front pocket for extra storage, and a mesh side pocket.

Promotional Keep It Cool – Small: This custom insulated lunch bag is water-resistant and features convenient mesh and solid pockets for extra storage.

Promotional KOOZIE® Six-Pack Kooler in 13 Colors: Featuring durable, watertight construction, this lunch bag includes a 32″ shoulder strap and a front slip pocket.

What’s the Best Larger Sized Custom Lunch Bag?

Whether they’re eating for two, packing multiple meals at once, these custom insulated lunch bags will keep lunch chilled and your brand top of mind:  

Promotional Keep It Cool Insulated Tote Bag: This durable, water-resistant, reusable and recyclable tote include long straps, a zippered closure on top, plus a front pocket for easy access to essentials.

KOOZIE® Zippered Insulated Grocery Tote: Perfect for picnics and poolside, this insulated bag features a zippered lid, thermal lining, a reinforced bottom panel for easy packing, and long dual handles for convenient carrying.

Promotional Dual Compartment Kooler Bag: This insulated cooler holds up to 12 cans and features a mesh divider inside the main compartment, a comfortable plastic grip handle, plus a detachable/adjustable padded shoulder strap for comfortable carrying.

For Lunch on the Go and Your Logo All Around, Lunch Bags Are the Cool Choice

They’ll take your brand to work or school every day with custom lunch bags. Do your employees and customers a favor: Personalize a lunch bag that keeps food cold, or add your logo to a lunch bag to keep food warm. Then distribute everywhere (you’ll find our personalized lunch bags are high performance and low cost, so you can afford to be generous.) Whichever lunch bag you pick, you’re putting your small business on the winning side of a good meal every time. 

P.S. Did you know about National Pack Your Lunch Day? Find out more in our blog, National Pack Your Lunch Day: Pros, Cons & Unsolved Mysteries, and get ready with custom lunch bags, or course!

Karleen Wise Andersen

From marketing tips to product recommendations, I’m here to help small businesses be their best.

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