The 10 best lunch boxes

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He’s famous for tackling school lunches so it makes sense for Jamie Oliver to follow that up with a lunch box of his own.

This good-looking box – pictured below – comes with five recipe cards.

2 Marmite sandwich box, £4.95, from prezzybox.com

You don’t have to love it or hate it to appreciate that this lunch box is cute.

It’s the perfect size to hold your sandwiches and will win you admiring glances from others in the office or classroom.

3 Aladdin Bento Box, prices vary, from amazon.co.uk

Inspired by the traditional Japanese bento box, this promises to keep food hot for up to five hours and cold for up to four hours It’s also 100 per cent leak proof.

4 Sistema lunch bag, £5, from Asda.

More bag than box, there’s a handle plus two compartments, making it the ideal solution for school lunches.

5 Dancing mice lunch box, £8, from Emma Bridgewater.

A traditional shape and size with a stainless steel box and metal clasp. The pretty pink ballerina mice make this one something special.

6 Thermos funtainer snak jar, £4.25, from lunchboxesetc.co.uk

The snak jar comes with a folding plastic spoon that is stored in its lid plus the wide mouth opening will give you easy access to eat straight from the jar.

7 Toy Story lunch box with clip-on drinks bottle, £7.99, from play.com

Fed-up with your child losing his drinks bottle somewhere between home and school? This neat little option means the bottle clips onto the front of the box, making it a lot harder for either of the two to go astray.

8 LEGO lunch box, £7.99, from amazon.co.uk

Anyone can carry their sarnies around in a boring old plastic box but this LEGO brick is a bit of a show-stopper. Shaped like a classic LEGO brick, it comes in a variety of colours.

9 Addis clip and close eight piece set, £14.99, from Argos.

Get eight sturdy lunch boxes in a variety of sizes for the price of one funky but expensive box.

10 Food for Thought lunchbox, £2.85, from debenhams.co.uk

As seen on TV show Dragon’s Den, it protects fruit and comes with two extra storage pots.