Lunch Bags & Coolers Buying Guide

Posted April 2, 2015

Lunch Bags Buying Guide

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Why Buy Promotional Lunch Bags or Personalized Coolers?

Personalized coolers make great giveaways at outdoor promotional events, and customized lunch bags are ideal tokens of appreciation for your employees. Promotional coolers keep food fresh, your drinks cold, and your logo on display to potential customers all at the same time.

Planning a school fundraiser for this year’s sports programs? Think about ordering some custom coolers to hand out in exchange for donations. Not only will the school get additional funds, but the parents and students will have a useful item for that year’s tailgating season.

If you want to start a green initiative at your company, then you may want to start by ordering some personalized lunch bags for the office. Not only will your staff cut back on discarding plastic bags, but their lunches will be better insulated, too. That added benefit means that they will use their lunch bag elsewhere, further exposing your brand to other people’s eyes.

How to Buy Personalized Lunch Bags or Custom Coolers

Things to consider when choosing a customized lunch bag or a promotional cooler include how you anticipate the recipients will use their gift, what material you wish to use, how many you will need to order, and how your giveaway will be imprinted.


If you are planning to give out the item for your employees to use instead of a brown paper bag or reused grocery bag to haul their lunches to work, you will want to buy promotional lunch bags instead of monogrammed coolers. Outside of that, however, think about how your audience may use the item.

We offer coolers both large and small, with the capacities ranging from 6 cans to 50. If you are planning to hand out the coolers to your employees as door prizes at this year’s company picnic, then you may want to go for one of the larger cooler options. But if you are ordering coolers as a small appreciation gift in exchange for a donation, go with one of our smaller coolers.

Several of our coolers have extra compartments, so if you anticipate your audience using the cooler as frequently, opt for a model that has zippered pouches and pockets, so people can get the most out of your gift!


The InkHead catalog includes lunch bags and coolers from several big name brands like Igloo, Arctic Zone, and Coleman, so if you want a lunch bag or cooler that your clientele or employees can recognize by name, InkHead has you covered. You can use the Brand filter on the left-hand side of the screen to show only coolers of a particular brand.

Material & Eco-Friendliness

We have coolers and lunch bags made from a number of different materials, such as polyester, plastic and nylon. If you are unsure which material you should get for your promotional item, please call us at 877-554-0127, and one of our Promotions Specialists can discuss the merits and drawbacks of each type. If needed, they can even arrange for a sample product to be sent over for your approval.

If you are planning an eco-friendly promotion, then you should review InkHead’s custom eco-friendly coolers. We have several coolers and lunch bags made from recycled materials, as well as a number of items that are themselves recyclable. You can use the Eco-Friendly filter on the left-hand side to see only those coolers and lunch bags that are eco-friendly. Eco-friendly items are also noted with a green leaf icon on product results pages.


You should pay close attention to the description of the item you are thinking of ordering, as the minimum quantity required for an order varies by product. To wit, some SKUs require minimum quantities as low as three pieces, whereas other items entail at least 144 pieces for an order. Generally speaking, the quantities listed on the website are the bare minimum that you must order, but occasionally we may be able to negotiate different terms. Again, please call and speak with a salesperson if you want to order less than the minimum quantity listed on the website.

Imprint Method

By and large, most promotional coolers and personalized lunch bags featured in the InkHead catalog are imprinted via silk-screen, but we do have a few full-color lunch bags that are imprinted via the four-color process, so be sure to use the Multi Color Imprint selection on the product filters located on the left-hand side of your to review your full-color options.

Ready to order some personalized coolers or customized lunch bags? Have a question about this product? Please contact us. We can take your order over the phone or answer any questions you may have.

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