There are so many cute, sturdy, colorful lunch bags, it’s tough to just pick a few. The RuMe JR! reusable lunch bags (or for books or other gear) is water-resistant and can go in the washing machine. There are several colors and themes (above is Love Elephants), $10.75. Bazura Bags works with a women’s co-op in the Philippines to provide fair wages for their bags and totes made of used drink containers. The colorful mini lunch box, $17.95 (below), closes with a zipper and has reinforced straps.