Thirty-One:: Personalized Bags and Totes Galore {Review & Giveaway ~ Winner!}




I am always on the look-out for great organization tools! With three kiddos and multiple jobs, I always have so much baggage to take along with me. Not only that, but I have always had a not-so-secret crush on all things Thirty-One Gifts for quite a while!

So when Amanda contacted me recently asking if I would like to review a couple of Thirty-One’s most popular products, I was over the moon! I was given the opportunity to personalize and review the Organizing Utility Tote and the Lunch Tote from Thirty-One Gifts.  Both products arrived just in time for our trip to Alabama to visit family for Christmas.  The trip was a perfect time to give both bags a run for their money! 😉

I purposely pushed the Organizing Utility Tote to the max, finding more and more uses for it while we traveled, as well as testing out its capacity to hold necessities for all five of us. I can honestly say that I was surprised by just how much stuff the tote could hold – it seemed to have a pocket for all our cords, chargers, and small snacks. And the large section of the bag was perfect for my laptop, folders of papers to be graded, and even more folders of coupon inserts!

For those of you who hauled your coupon binders to Harris Teeter this week, the Organizing Utility Tote is just the perfect size for your coupon binder, and of course the pouches on the outside are great for scissors and other necessary supplies! 😉 The tote also works well as a craft bag, diaper bag, and so much more! The possibilities are endless!

How cute are these totes as baby shower gifts??

Amanda also sent us a Lunch Tote to try out! The Thermal Lunch Tote is probably the most practical item I found in the catalog! It’s very reasonably priced, easy to personalize, and can be used for adults and children alike! Years ago I ordered a Lunch Tote for our daughter, and we have used it on field trips, picnics, and road trips, for food as well as toys for her. We also took the new Lunch Tote with us on our holiday visit and it worked so well to hold a couple juice boxes and snacks for each of our kiddos! Of course, the insulation in the tote kept their juices cool while we commuted between relatives’ houses too! 😉

January specials for Thirty-One Gifts customers include $5 off the Thermal Lunch Tote or $5 off the brand new style ~ the Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote!  Bonus: Amanda is offering a special 10% discount for Pennies & Blessings readers!! To order through our event and receive the extra 10% discount, click here and then choose “Shop Now”. Or you can go to the Amanda’s homepage, click on “Events”, and choose the Pennies & Blessings event. {The 10% discount will be taken off once she closes all the orders, NOT at the time you place your order.}

As if all this is not enough Thirty-One love, Amanda has been kind enough to offer a personalized Organizing Utility Tote and the Thermal Lunch Tote to one lucky reader!!

Here’s how to enter {this one’s required}:

  • Leave a comment below telling me which Thirty-One Gifts products you would love to have and why! {And yes, I said productS because I know you can’t choose just one!! 😉 }

For extra entries {leave a separate comment for each}:

The winner  will be drawn at random on Friday, January 13, via the And the Winner Is… plug-in.

Disclosure: I did receive free products from Thirty-One Gifts in exchange for this review. However, as always, all opinions are my very own!


  1. says

    I simply love Thirty-One Gifts! The organizing shoulder bag is just what I need, and that organizing tote looks like the BOMB!

    Mandy, your family is the perfect test for that organizing tote on the go!!

  2. says

    oh would love the organizing tote…just bought my binder for couponing…ready to get started…anything would be lovely….dont’ tweet…don’t facebook…so this is it:)

  3. Lacy says

    I could really use that Utility tote (or 3). I would use it as both a coupon carrier and another one for the diaper bag! Great ideas! I just recently heard about the 31 line, and I can’t wait to learn more about the products!

  4. Lindsay Norton says

    Some of my favorite Thirty-one products are any of the dark denim products, but especially the Cindy Tote. Denim goes with a lot of clothes I wear, and it’s casual. I also really like the small magazine basket since I would like to have something attractive to hold magazines and TP. Another thing is the black parisian pop or paparazzi dot utility totes and expand-a-tote day extender. I like the black/white patterns a lot since they’re versatile and I also like the idea of being able to expand a bag if necessary. Ok, I’ll shut-up now!

    • says

      WOW Lindsay! Sounds like you like ALOT of the Thirty-One items :) haha I too LOVE LOVE LOVE the dark denim stuff. I have the skirt purse and Cindy Tote..and I really want the 5th Avenue :) Let me know how I can help you get the items you are wanting :)

  5. Lindsay Norton says

    I tweeted it, although, that probably won’t do much since I’ve hardly ever used my twitter account and have 6 followers…haha!

  6. Tanya says

    I subscribed to Pennies and Blessings.
    I liked Amanda’s Facebook Page.
    My favorite items are the Cindy tote and the large zipper pouch!! Hope I win (fingers and toes crossed)! :)

  7. JoyceAnna says

    I like the Cindy tote bag, the élite skirt purse and the utility tote. I really like the Parisian pop fabric pattern

  8. Brandie swindle says

    I would LOVE to have the organizing utility tote. I could use it for our family’s little weekend history trips, church functions since I end up with everybody’s stuff, and just tryingn to stay organized with then things I do not need to forget or lose! And the lunch tote would be a bonus for mommy’s bible study snacks!

  9. Erin says

    I love the utility bag and it’s personalized — wonderful!! I’ve seen many people with very cute purses from them lately – I just love everything. The double zip cosmetic bag is something I could really use right now.

  10. JoAnna says

    I would love the 5th Avenue bag but it would be awesome to win the utility tote and lunch bag. I just love how their products coordinate and are so practical.

  11. katie says

    I would love to have another one of their lunch box totes and any of the bins. Canvas bins are so helpful, you can never have enough.

  12. Janice Morrow says

    I love the organizing utility tote! Whenever I’m going anywhere for the day, I’m taking it with me. It’s great for long trips as well…you can chuck it full of activities for yourself and the kids.

  13. Elaina Caldwell says

    I would live the tote and lunch bag. I have two joys, I mean boys :) , and we r always on the go. Football, tae Kwon do, church outtings etc so I need to stay organized. My 4 year old has a peanut, treenut, shellfish allergy so I always have to carry food and snacks around. I’m new to these products but I love how beautiful they are and how practicle they look. Thanks for the opportunity. God bless

  14. Galinda Barefoot says

    Tweeted about giveaway, I had never tweeted anything before so I hope I did it correctly.

  15. says

    I love the professional tote so much! I also love the utility totes and organizing tote to use in the van and corral all the stuff we need to keep handy! What a fun giveaway! I love all things organizing!

  16. Tanya Daymon says

    I have the new thermal tote in teal and it totally ROCKS B-) . I also have purchased the key fobs and they are great to use at work… I have recently purchased a denim Cindy bag and it is Awesome… I have really enjoyed every purchase I have made with Amanda and thirty one gifts. I really have considered becoming a consultant my self….