Thursday, November 15, 2012

black is back

Packed lunches are the new rock n roll.  So what better colour for your lunchbox than the rockin and rollinest colour there is: Black.

Black lunchbox

easy to clean, made in the UK and meeting all EU food safety standards. Perfect for school lunches!

Our black lunchbox is also available in a range of other colours so you can take your pick!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Not back to school yet!

The new school year is getting closer and closer: It must be because I'm not only busy printing personalised lunchboxes for lots of lucky boys and girls but also signing up our own kids for the new terms sports clubs - rugby, swimming lessons, trampolining at the last count.  I've just waved goodbye to my Saturday and Sunday mornings from now until Christmas!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School 2012 - lunchboxesetc service levels and deliveries

We realise that there are lots of things that you need to organise for the big return to school next week and so its not surprising that sometimes a packed lunch box is a last minute thought!  We just wanted to reassure you all that we have actually upped our service levels on personalised lunchboxes during what is our busiest period!

We are currently dispatching lunchboxes within 4 working days of orders being placed which should mean that orders placed right up to the end of August will arrive before most kids' first days back at school.  Even if we don't quite have time to process your order before the return to school we will be maintaining this speed of processing throughout the first weeks of September. So whenever you order form us you can be assured that your son or daughter will not have to wait too long to enjoy taking a healthy packed lunch to school.

Of course our plain lunchboxes and non-personalised lunchbox designs are posted much quicker - usually within 1 working day of an order being received!

And remember all our designs are available only from lunchboxesetc!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New personalised lunchbox has popped up!

We're delighted to introduce a new personalised lunchbox just in time for the back to school period.  This field of poppies design was inspired by a special request from one of our customers who wanted a lunchbox for their god-daughter (called, naturally enough, Poppy).

The poppies lunchbox - only from
We were so taken with the imagery that we decided to put it into full production so that everyone (whther called Poppy or not) can enjoy it!

Don't forget that there is still plenty of time to order a personalised lunchbox from before terms starts!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Football's back!

Yeah! (or Oh no!, depending on your point of view), the new football season is upon us once more.  Of course 2 hours on the terraces can be a pretty chilly and hungry experience so why not take a packed lunch with you in our of lunchboxesetc's fabulous football lunchboxes?

You can personalise them with a name, or a team message (up the toffees after last night?) and they only cost £12.99.  Very hardwearing and easy to clean they should last the whole season without any trouble!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

'ere we go, 'ere we go, 'ere we go (lets have a lunchbox)

In tribute to England's splendid performance last night against Italy, we have our football lunchbox which can be personalised with any name or team message that you want!  Come on England!

Only from!

England 2 Italy 1

Yes it was just a friendly, yes they beat us when it mattered but stylish and convincing england wins don't come along very often, so why not celebrate with a commemerative football lunchbox?  You can have it personalised with a name or a message so even if you don't want last nights score on the front of your packed lunch for all to see you coould shout out for your favourite team, or just have your name printed on it. has a whole range of lunchbox designs that can be personalised to stand out from the crowd.  they make a great back to school gift and there is still plenty of time to order in time for the new term.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to school woth lunchboxesetc

August is always our busiest month on lunchboxesetc.  We love the fact that so many children will take our unique personalised lunchboxes to school and pre-school in the next few weeks. 

We'd just like to take this opportunity to reassure everyone that there is still time to order a personalised lunchbox for the start of the new academic year!  All orders place by Bank holiday Monday will be dispatched by the end of that week, which should give good old royal mail time to deliver your order before the big day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

lunchboxesetc on

Over the last few weeks I've been slowly adding some of our ready made (non personalised) lunchboxes to amazon, just to see what happens! Its proving a great success and I'll be adding more of our designs in the next few days.  In the meantime you can see our lunchboxes on amazon here.  Because of the customer interface amazon only lends itself to the ready made lunchboxes so the only place you can by our fantastic personalised lunchboxes continues to be

Sunday, June 24, 2012

20% off personalised lunchboxes ends in 6 days!

The June sale ends in only 6 days. Time is getting short if you want to take advantage of our amazing 20% discount on all personalised lunchboxes. We have loads of great designs to which you can add a name or message or your can even upload your very own artwork when ordering our photo lunchbox.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

HMQ prepares for jubilee celebrations...

That royal flotilla on the thames could take a while, so I'm glad to see that good queen liz is making her preparations in good time by taking delivery of one of's unique personalised lunchboxes:
Our personalised lunchboxes cost £12.99 plus P&P and you can choose from a large plastic lunchbox or a smaller tin lunchbox like this:

A right royal selection of lunchboxes!

We keep adding to our huge range of lunchboxes, and in this jubilee year its no surprise that our union jack lunchbox is selling in larger than ever quantities!  Whether you want it for an olympic sized packed lunch or for a jubilee picnic what better way is there to show your patriotic side.  And at only £9.99 its a bargain as well!

Available in a range of colours, the union jack lunchbox is made in the UK of hard-wearing food-safe plastic is easy to clean and will fit a sizable packed lunch inside.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New personalised lunchbox design added - just in time for a summer of sport

We've added a great new football themed lunchbox design, just in time for the champions league final and the Euro 2012 finals.  We can print any message you want between the floodlights so whether you want to commemerate a special scoreline or just declare your favourite team we can produce your unique personalised lunchbox in your choice of colour:
Our personalised lunchbox designs are exclusive to and priced at £12.99.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New personalised lunchbox designs available at

We've just added some more designs to our range of personalised lunchboxes you can now choose elephants, cows, giraffes, rhino's, snakes and even a cat.  They look very striking and I think will appeal to pre-schoolers as well as older children.

Here's an example:

Available in a choice of 6 colours, all you need to do is tell us what to print and we'll do the rest for you!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Photo lunchboxes

Photo lunchboxes are the best selling product at the moment on and in free moments I have been playing around with the Tavistock RFC under 7 tag rugby squad team photo with the intention of giving each of the members a momento of their successful season (only beaten by 2 teams).  Anyway, I'm pretty pleased at how it turned out, and the test print certainly met with my son's approval: 

We can produce similar items for schools, clubs, associations, hen and stag do's anything really!  No Minimum Orders! Simply order a photo lunchbox from £12.99 plus P&P.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New personalised lunchboxes now available! is delighted to announce that our new range of personalised tin lunchboxes is now available exclusively from lunchboxesetc!

Our compact but robust tin lunchboxes can now be personalised using one of our existing designs or you can even upload your own photo or design.  Smaller than our existing range of personalised plastic lunchboxes they make a great alternative as a small lunchbox.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Road Test: Thermos microwavable food flask

Despite it being the hottest day of the year so far I took the opportunity yesterday to road test a great Thermos product - the microwavable food flask:

The event was the Paignton Mini Rugby Festival which involved over 30 teams in under7's, 8's, 9's, 10's, 11's and 12's categories.  My son plays in the Tavistock under7's tag rugby team and was greatly looking forward to his first rugby tournement.  So at 8.45am I microwaved some tomato soup until it was piping hot and sealed up the flask.  The beauty of the microwavable food flask is that the whole thing can be shoved in your microwave and heated to the right temperature.  This is a great feature.

After two hard matches (1 draw, 1 win) the whole Tavistock team were ready for some lunch and whilst other trotting off to queue for burgers, or tucking into sandwiches I unscrewed the flask and admired the plume of steam that rose of the still piping hot contents.  The flask's wide neck made it easy to eat the soup directly with a spoon (me) or by dipping bread into it ( 7 year old son!).  I was impressed that the soup was still hot after nearly 4 hours in the flask, and it was a welcome warm-up for my son.  There was time to fit in 2 more group matches (one loss, and a win) before another quick soup break after which the final round robin match ended in a good win for Tavistock.  This put the Tavistock team into the grand final up against the only team to have beaten them so far.  After a close game Tavistock were beaten into 2 place by the deserving winners.  We packed up our flask and Crocodile Creek Lunchbag and set off for home tired, a bit sunburnt but not at all hungry.

So the Thermos Microwavable Food Flask passed this test with flying colours.  We enjoyed perfectly hot soup nearly four hours after I had prepared it and I'm confident it would have remained at a comfortable eating temperature for quite a bit longer. The all plastic construction is hardwearng and very resilient to bumps and knocks. carry a number of food flasks from Thermos all of which at least match the performance of the microwavable food flask.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New product - plain tin lunchboxes

Here at lunchboxesetc we are delighted to add another new product to the website today.  We have long sold plain plastic lunchboxes and they are one of our most popular lines, well now we've added a plain metal lunchbox as well!

A good compact packed lunch option our plain tin lunchbox measures approx 18cmx13cmx8cm has a sturdy carrying handle and a latch-fastening hinged lid.  We'll soon be introducing personalised tin lunchboxes but for now you could do your own decorating with stickers or paints!

This would be great teamed with one of our elegant Thermos food flasks for a very grown-up packed lunch option.

Thermos products from

Thermos have been making hardwearing food carriers for over a century so we are delighted to carry an edited selection of the Thermos range.  We particularly like the more compact food flasks like the Thermos Stainless King which is the perfect size to take some tasty homemade stew or soup to work for lunch.

Friday, February 24, 2012

New penguin lunchbox now available on

Having been inspired by Happy feet, Happy feet 2,  and Lost and Found not to mention Pondus (for those of us a bit longer in the tooth) we have released our new Penguin lunchbox.
Made in the UK from hardwearing plastic and then decorated with a lovely picture of 3 penguins our penguin lunchboxes are great for school packed lunches.  Exclusively available from our penguin lunchbox is just the latest in our range of unique animal lunchboxes

Penguin lunchbox by
Available only from and priced at only £9.99 its a sight healthier having penguins on your lunchbox than having a lunchbox full of penguins!  This short video will give you a better idea of the style of lunchbox used:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New product videos now available

Yesterday I spent an enjoyable afternoon in our stock room armed only with a video camera, my ancient laptop and a shelf full of our best selling lunchbox products to produce the first few of our product demonstration videos.  Not only do we now have  dedicated lunchboxesetc youtube channel, but  you can see the videos on the product pages. 

OK, so I'm not exactly Steven Speilberg but I hope that they do the job I intend for them - which is to give you a closer look at our products before you by them. 

Just as an example here is a quick look at a thermos food flask that is one of our most popular food flasks and is a great option if you want to take some hot soup or stew for lunch:

There are quite a few videos on the site now, and I'll be adding more as and when I get time.