Help me decide?

Kyandasu
Bento-ing from: Boulder › Colorado › USA
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So, my first anniversary with my live-in boyfriend is coming up next month, and I've decided to get him a bento box.
My own bento box had sort of a hand in getting us together. We met in Japanese class, and went to lunch one day after class with a mutual friend. They ordered food, but I had just received my first bento box, so I (obviously) had brought my lunch. I was very excited to brag about my bento box, and Justin (my now boyfriend) thought it was pretty cool (if small). The next day, I brought my lunch again, but accidentally left it in Japanese class. Justin had stayed a little later to talk to the professor. When the professor noticed the box, Justin recognized it as mine. Meanwhile, I realized it was missing and had headed back to retrieve it. Justin met me on the way in and went with me to pick it up. Then, we walked together for a little while afterward, and I asked for his phone number. I'll sum up by saying the rest is history.

So, I figured a bento box would be a nice useful and somewhat sentimental gift for our anniversary. I've been looking online for boxes he might like. The following ones are the ones I've narrowed it down to, but I can't decide.
Can you help me decide between the boxes below? If you have any experience with these boxes and how well they work, it would be really helpful! Or, if you have any suggestions for me that he might like, I'd love to hear them! I was looking for a box 800 ml or more, and preferably blue, but if not blue than a nice understated color (like black or white or brown). I also was hoping for a microwave and dishwasher safe box, because we're college students who live in cold Colorado with little time to do dishes by hand.

Anyway, here are the ones I was considering:

http://casabento.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_8&pro...

http://casabento.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_12&pr...

http://www.jbox.com/PRODUCT/KKU185

I like the first one for the color; I know he'd love the look of it.
The second one is really convenient for carrying in a backpack, because it sits vertically.
The third one is a nice blue, plus I like the securing snaps. I also like that it comes with the thermal carrying bag.

Anyway, thanks for your help, and sorry for the silly (not that romantic really) get-together story.

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bronwyncarlisle
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Re: Help me decide?

It's a lovely story.

I've been stopping myself from getting one of the ojue boxes. I think they're really stunning, but I have too many bento boxes and not enough room to store them. So if it was me, that's what I'd get.

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maki
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Re: Help me decide?

Aww, what a lovely story ^_^

I've been able to handle all of these as it happens, so here are my thoughts:

The Deli box is very practical, roomy, and easy to clean. It's a great 'guy' box. Comes with a very nice bag.

The Metal one is good too, though it feels a bit cheaper than the Deli box. The advantage is the clip-on lid (very secure) and the built in chopstick holder.

The Ojue box is really beautiful to look at and feels expensive. If your guy is into modern design and things, this is the one. However, one drawback is that the inner lids are not leakproof, so if you have any sauce-y food in them you have to carry it upright. I'd be inclined to just use it on my desk for holding stuff if I owned one. ^_^;

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Kyandasu
Bento-ing from: Boulder › Colorado › USA
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Re: Help me decide?

Carrying the ojue box upright is fine, because he'll probably carry it in his backpack. The one problem with that box is that it's only 740ml, I think, and I want him to get enough to eat. But I think he'll like how it looks.

Mary~
Re: Help me decide?

I got a http://www.jbox.com/PRODUCT/KKU185 for my BF a few months ago and he loves it. It's not so small that it leaves him starving at the end of the day, and doesn't require that he keep track of the little bits (a strap or chopsticks case) that go with other boxes since it's all just part of the box. It also has done really well through the dishwasher (top rack), which just makes it that much easier.

Kyandasu
Bento-ing from: Boulder › Colorado › USA
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Re: Help me decide?

Thanks for your input! I think I might go ahead and get him that one or the other blue one. I think I'll get the ojue for myself, lol!

Kyandasu
Bento-ing from: Boulder › Colorado › USA
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Re: Help me decide?

Thanks, everyone, I think I'm actually going to get him a white ojue box. I think he'll appreciate how cool it looks, and it'll fit nicely in his backpack. The only thing is I know he wants white, and I want the white one! I wish it came in other colors I like....

Nana Shr
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Re: Help me decide?

Does anyone have the origami bento from bento & co. my question is...does it last?

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