Giveaway: Thirty-One Gifts!

I adore bags of all sorts.

Purses, diaper bags, tote bags, bags under my eyes…okay not that last one. But as for the rest, I love them all the more if they come in bright prints.

(Which, by the way, almost always means that my purse doesn’t in the slightest match my outfit. And I’m okay with that.)

Due to my bag obsession, I naturally love Thirty-One Gifts.

I was actually a latecomer to the party – they’ve been around for eight years, but I first discovered them when a sweet friend gave me a personalized Thermal Tote as a baby present for Noah.

Besides the fact that I was thrilled to have another excuse to carry around a brightly-printed bag, I had no idea how much a thermal tote was necessary for a baby – I’m pretty sure I’ve used it at least twice a week since he was born, but it still looks brand new.

Thirty-One does have a lot of fun bags of all sorts (purses, thermal totes, utility tote bags, laptop cases…), but they also have other products like stationery, home organizers, and aprons.

And you can also add embroidered personalization to most of the products, making them more meaningful to you and for gifts for others.

I love that the name Thirty-One comes from Proverbs 31, to celebrate hard-working women who are compassionate, giving, and inspirational to their families and the people around them.

I also really appreciate the fact that the founder was a working Mom that set out to meet a need that she had: a way to buy cute, boutique-like products after work hours. She also wanted to provide a way that women could make extra income for their families.

Thirty-One offers two ways to purchase their products: either online, or by hosting a real or virtual party, which also lets you earn free products.

They also have a special for the month of February, where if you order $31 worth of products, you get 31% off of any product of your choice!

There’s only one thing I love more than bright prints, and that’s dual coordinating prints, like these awesome thermal totes:


Colors like those just make me happy!

104_6775My friend Emily is a Thirty-One Consultant…

(Which means she has access to all the pretty prints…so jealous!!)

…and she graciously offered to give away a tote stuffed with fun and inspirational goodies to two of you!

You will have your choice between one of these six bags:


There are four Thermal Totes to pick from, which are perfect for carrying around lunch, drinks, and accessories for kids.

Or, the other two bags are Cinch-It-Up Thermals, which are bigger than most thermal bags, and can hold either a gallon jug or 12 cans of Coke.

(Or Soda or Pop, if you’re not from around here.)


Aren’t they fun??

If you’d like to enter, simply leave a comment on this post. You can earn up to four additional entries by:

(be sure to leave separate comments for your extra entries.)

This giveaway is open until Monday, February 13th. The winner will be randomly selected and posted on my giveaway winners page on Tuesday, February 14th.

Good luck!!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way to write this post. My opinions are always my own. And don’t judge me for my non-matching purse addiction.

Leave your comment below!


  1. I <3 31 Gifts, and would love to win this! My son really needs a new lunch box, and those thermal totes work great!

  2. I followed Emily on Twitter

  3. I follow you on Facebook

  4. I love their utility totes, and I heard that they re-designed the support system to make them stand up better. Even more awesome!

  5. No need to enter me, but I can’t let anything about 31 go without commenting! I LOVE all of their bags! I have hosted two parties- the last 2 Novembers and both were over $1400. Why? Because they are awesome! So, I already have an entire storage room full of these gems, and I use them all the time! Excited for the lucky winner- they will love it! ;)

  6. Looove 31! :)

  7. I just looked at the new catalog, and I think I *need* everything in it! ;)
    But seriously, I love the large utility totes for all the weddings and events I do!

  8. I love 31 Gifts, as I too, have an obsession with bags. (Something else I didn’t realize we had in common.) I recently “lost” my consultant, so I’m glad to know Emily is one.

  9. I follow you on Twitter AND Facebook. (And sometimes at church when you’re in front of me to pick up your kids.) : )

  10. Would love to be entered in the give away. I know a young mom who’s husband lost his job. She was able to provide an income for them as a 31 consultant.

  11. I just tweeted about your giveaway.

  12. I would love to have the organizer wallet with the long strap. Ever since I had my daughter, now 11, I got hooked on carrying a similar wallet in the diaper bag or now my purse. When I go the store I grab it, leave the larger purse in the car, sling it across my body and shop hands free!

  13. I follow you on Facebook. Thanks for the laughs and the sweet memories of my own daughter that your stories remind me of.

  14. I love the skirt purses, and how you can change out the “skirts” to coordinate with your outfit or the season.

  15. I love Thirty-One!! I am actually considering becoming a consultant. I love the thermal lunch bags (great teacher gifts!!). I follow you on Twitter, too. :)

    • That’s great! They seem like an awesome company to work with. Do you want me to connect you with Emily to get a feel from another consultant as to how it works? Or do you have someone local you’re working with?

      • Thanks so much! I do have another consultant I am working with but I would love another perspective. I would love to hear from Emily. Thanks!

  16. I’m following Emily on Twitter.

  17. Kitty Engle says:

    I think those are very pretty and useful. Need one.

  18. I want one!

  19. (and I follow you on Facebook)

  20. It’s all about Celebrating, Encouraging and Rewarding women! I love hearing all the comments on Thirty-One—I love this company! Anyone interested in hosting a party, or learning more about the company, please feel free to email me…I’d LVOE to talk with you more!

  21. My favorite from the catalog is the organizing utility tote.

  22. I love thirty-one! My daughter carries one of the thermal totes as her lunch bag…

  23. I love the “skirt purse” so cute!

  24. I just got my first 31 order a couple of weeks ago. Love the products and love the company’s mission.

  25. My pick from the new catalog is the Skirt Purse in Awesome Blossom. I like it so much that I ordered it earlier in the week!

  26. “Matching”? What is matching? Is your bag supposed to match your outfit? Because I’ve only got two bags right now – one is a green and purple backpack I got in grade 9 and the other is a khaki shoulder bag that I bought because the bottom had fallen out of the bag that I was carrying. I kind of fail at the whole “girly” thing.

  27. I follow you on Twitter…

  28. Oh – and I follow you on Facebook :)

  29. The thermal totes would be awesome with little kids. What a great idea.

  30. Kristen B says:

    I would love style thermal lunch tote! So cute!

  31. Kristen B says:

    I follow you on FB!

  32. I love their products but don’t own a single one. YET. Here’s hoping.

  33. i love everything but i want a skirt purse
    tcogbill at live dot com

  34. I like the Retro Metro Weekender in the black paisley parade.

  35. I love bags, purses too. There were so many cute things in the Catalog. But I love the thermal totes, and the organizer totes. The Skirt purse was adorable too.

  36. I follow you on twitter and facebook.

  37. I just followed Emily on Twitter

  38. I’d love to win!

  39. I follow you on facebook.

  40. I like the Lil Hostess apron.

  41. Yay! I love giveaways! Thanks Rachel (and Emily!)

  42. I also follow you on Facebook and Twitter! :) Thanks!

  43. I’d love to win.

  44. Sabrina Kay says:

    I would love to win a bag! I am a bag lady myself. :-)

  45. Oh , I love 31 Products.! I just ordered some yesterday from my friend who sells. Love the new catalog and the new prints. Please enter me!

  46. I love these bags… So neat!

  47. Right now my favorite product would be anything with the Flutter print. I am eyeing the Demi Purse.

  48. I follow you on Facebook.

  49. Those bags are great!

  50. I follow you on twitter (3carnations)

  51. Following Emily on twitter (3carnations)

  52. oooo, I love 31 Gifts!

  53. And my favorite product would be the Organizing Utility tote in Awesome Blossom.

  54. Amanda Bosque says:

    I would love to win one!

  55. I love the polka dot with butterflies thermal tote! So cute!

  56. Following Emily on twitter!

  57. Now following you on Facebook! It’d be great if I won, but I can’t make up my mind which one I like the best…. I love the black & white cinch sack too!

  58. I love the “All in one organizer” and the “Organizing utility tote”! I guess I’m into “organizing” haha!

  59. I like the cinch up thermal tote from their catalog.

  60. Your blog is my favorite blog to visit. I sometimes have my teenage boys read your blog because of your creative and expressive writing style. I’m hoping it’ll spark some creativity into their writing.

    • Thanks!! :) Blogging definitely does give an extra incentive to write. I’d love to teach a high school course on “Blogging for English” sometime… if I could ever find the time!

  61. I would love to be entered in this giveaway!

  62. I just checked out the catalog….and I really like the picnic baskets! So perfect for a day like today!

  63. Well I’m more behind then you because I’ve never heard of these before! But I’ve always wanted a thermal tote for picnics and bbq’s and stuff. That would just be handy to have!

  64. I just shared giveaway this on facebook…

  65. ….and I follow you on Facebook. :)

  66. I love 31! And here’s my entry #1.

  67. My favorite product is the storage tote.

  68. And I follow you on facebook.

  69. Miss Elisabeth says:

    I have a thing for 31. It isn’t right and I probably need help, but this isn’t the time. Glad you have found your way. :)

  70. I have been meaning to go to one of these parties and haven’t been able to. A friend of mine is a consultant also. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. I’m following Emily on Twitter now. I haven’t gotten the hang of using it much. (:

  72. I follow you on both. :)

  73. I have never seen these before either, but they are stinking adorable.

  74. They look like great bags. I’m always looking for something insulated to carry covered dishes to outings versus lugging a heavy cooler.

  75. I love their thermal totes, they are perfect for day trips!


  76. I love the tall utility bins, they look perfect for laundry!


  77. How pretty! I want one!

  78. I follow you on FB

  79. Those look really cool! ;)

  80. I’m your friend on FB…

  81. I follow you on twitter….

  82. I’ve had my eye on the large utility tote for a while. I just can’t commit to a color choice…

  83. I follow Emily on twitter (@aat77)

  84. I follow you on twitter

  85. I LOVE Thirty One! Awesome Giveaway!

  86. I love thirty one bags.

  87. I love these products. So pretty!

  88. I want the cupcake thermal tote!

  89. Such fun prints, love them!

  90. Jaci Spain says:

    I LOVE Thirty-One and just ordered my first 2 bags from them!

  91. Jaci Spain says:

    My favorite item is their Fifth Avenue Purse in Denim!

  92. Great giveaway!!!

  93. I follow you on FB!

  94. I love 31!!! Those are some adorable prints. I must check out the new catalog!

  95. I think the denim metro retro is cute, practical and woderful.

  96. I think the 5th Avenue bag is great!

  97. This is a good way to get comments. :) I looked at the catalog. I like the little totes for holding things. But, to be truly sold, I need to see this product. :) Besides Feb. 13 is my birthday.

    By the way, I am hosting a vault party. You made me do it. :)

  98. Those are adorable! Always, always, always need a new bag to carry kiddo food. Because, we all know you can’t leave the house with less than a 3 day supply of food for a 2 hour trip.

  99. I share your affinity towards non matching brightly colored purses and bags! And I love your blog, it makes me happy!

  100. I follow you on Facebook.

  101. WOW! They have expanded since the last catalog I saw.

  102. It is too hard to choose between the utility tote and the Making Memories thermal.

  103. I follow you on Facebook.

  104. Looking at the catalog…(and hoping to move out of the diaper bag stage soon), I like the Demi Purse.

  105. I love thirty-one!

  106. I followed you on Twitter

  107. I followed Emily on Twitter

  108. My favorite thirty-one item is the large utility tote, great for storing toys or other things around the house as well as to put in the trunk of your car!

  109. Oh…great giveaway…pick me! LOL. =)

  110. wow, I’d never heard of this company! I’m not usually a big fan of entering giveaways, but this might pull me out of my shell….

  111. After looking at the catalog, I think I’m hard pressed to decide which I like best – the totally awesome tote, the around town blanket, or the skirt purse. I really like their prints too!

  112. I follow you on facebook.

  113. Elizabeth P says:

    Loove this giveaway! :)

  114. Elizabeth P says:

    I would get one of the large totes for carrying everything to work

  115. Elizabeth P says:

    I follow you on facebook

  116. Elizabeth P says:

    just posted the link to fb too! :D

  117. I am totally obsessed with thirty one’s bags! Thanks for having the giveaway!


  118. My favorite product is the large utility tote in circle spirals!


  119. I follow Emily on Twitter

    Twitter Name: MoReenie24

  120. I follow ObjectivtyRach on Twitter!

    Twitter Name: MoReenie24

  121. I tweeted about this giveaway:!/MoReenie24/status/165851912292417536

    Twitter Name: MoReenie24

    Are we able to tweet this giveaway daily or just one time?

  122. My wife was talking about this giveaway & was really excited so I figured I’d enter & try to win for her.

  123. I think she would like the wallet or a bag.

  124. Going for the win!!:)

  125. I had never heard of thirty one til I read your blog. I love all the colors too!

  126. My favorite product is the organizing utility tote. Big enough to hold everything you may need.

  127. I follow you on Facebook.

  128. Would love one of these!!!!

  129. I love the aprons!!!

  130. I follow you on twitter/facebook!

  131. Is “Coke” used for all pop or just for Coke?? :-)
    I’m always interested in a new bag & I love the company name and philosophy!

    • EVERYTHING is Coke here. If you say, “Can you bring me a Coke?”, you will invariably get the answer, “Sure! What kind? I have Coke, Sprite, or Dr Pepper!”

  132. I follow you on facebook!

  133. Oooh, love the argyle!

  134. I checked out the catalog – I like the Cindy tote in grey quilted poppy. So pretty!

  135. making memories thermal

  136. I love the Cindy Tote. I have one in black.

    I also like the zip up pouches…there are so many uses for them!

  137. JoyceAnna says:

    I”m following you on Twitter

  138. JoyceAnna says:

    I’m following Emily on Twitter, too

  139. I love the organizing tote!

  140. Thanks for the giveaway!

  141. I like the Retro Metro Weekender.

  142. I follow Emily on twitter (@RebeccaFH).

  143. I follow you on twitter (@RebeccaFH).

  144. I am actually holding a giveaway myself! It will close on February 25th, 2013. Check it out here:

    Thanks! :)

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