This time of year, I need all the help that I can get to stay organized. I am usually a fairly organized person, but around the holidays, things get a little nutsy. I am busy running from home to church, and B's school, and won't be slowing down any time soon. Vacation is starting to sound so good! This is B'd first year in school, and I really want to give both of his teachers a special gift, to let them know how much we appreciate all that they do for the children at B's school. I don't know his teachers very well, and have sort of felt lost when it comes to ideas as to what to get for them.
Presented by Dottie Brown, Independent Consultant
Thankfully, I had the opportunity to work with our fantastic MBP Spotlight Sponsor, Dottie Brown, who is an Independent Consultant with Thirty-One Gifts. Dottie has been sharing wonderful Thirty-One product features with MBP for a long time now, and everyone on our team truly enjoys working with her. Dottie hails from NC, and loves connecting her friends and customers with great Thirty-One products!
Dottie allowed me to suggest a couple of products that I felt would make excellent gifts this holiday season. Thirty-One has some really wonderful big items, like utility totes, and larger storage totes and organizers for the home. I wanted, however, to focus more on products that would be perfect for 'little gifts,' especially since I needed some help coming up with gift ideas for teachers.
My Thirty-One Gifts products arrived at my door, and were both individually packaged within the shipping box.
I chose to review the Oh Snap Bin, and the Keep It Tote.
Both the Oh Snap Bin, and the Keep It Tote seemed perfect for gifting! I would be able to put both items to the test to see how well they worked out. I chose the Keep It Tote, because although I'm not really a teacher, I do volunteer to teach music to our 3-5 year olds for one of our church after school programs on Wednesdays. I wind up having to tote a lot of materials around, including music books, CD's, activity items, instruments, and more. Sometimes I need a large bag, and I use my Thirty-one Gifts Large Utility Tote to carry those items in. Most days, I need a smaller tote, one that zips and has extra pockets.
I selected the cute Navy Lotsa Dots pattern. This bag is available in Lotsa Dots, or Black and White or Purple Chevron.
The Lotsa Dots Keep It Tote is a great size, and has lots of little extras on it, to keep your stuff organized!
I love that one of the outside sides of the Keep It Tote, has an area to hold pens. I always wind up needing pens on the days that I teach, and low and behold- can never seem to find one. One the same side, it also has two larger pockets to hold small items. This is a great area for me to place a small notepad on one side, and place my music CD's on the other. This way, they aren't lying loose inside of the bag, and I can find them quickly and easily.
The Keep it tote has a longer length strap, which is great, because this means that I can carry it over my shoulder, rather than in my hands, which are usually full of other things.
The Keep It Tote has more room than you think!
The Keep it Tote is sort of deceiving. It looks like it's not that big- and it's not super large, but it does expand! I can easily hold books and notebooks, or a few small loose items. I have no problem packing around my music books in the tote, along with plush activity items, stickers, treats, etc. I only wish there was in inside pocket.
Each side of the Keep it Tote features a wide mesh pocket- another great place to store smaller items.
I really like the shape of the Keep It Tote, as well- it's not a rectangle. It has a nice scoop to it, which makes it feel more like a purse.
I have been getting a lot of use out of my Keep it Tote from Thirty-One, and I have only had it for a short time. I am glad to have a smaller bag than the utility totes to carry my teaching supplies in, and keep them organized in. It certainly makes it much easier on me for carting those items back and forth between home and church.
Features of the Keep It Tote
Perfect for crafting or organizing, you’ll find so many uses for this amazing bag! Extended shoulder straps make it easy to tote, and extra pockets keep you even more organized.
You can have this item personalized or monogrammed for an additional fee.
Keep it Tote- $25.00
Available in 3 styles.
I also received the Oh Snap Bin, and at just $10.00, this nifty little bin is quite the bargain!
The Oh Snap Bin by Thirty-one Gifts can be used four different ways!
The Oh Snap Bin is a pop up circular bin. Like other Thirty-One Products, it's a canvas bin, and is wipeable. This bin can sit upright on a counter, table, desktop, etc. It can also hang from a hook or rod, and can connect to other Oh Snap Bins!
B says, 'This isn't for me? Oh, snap!'
The Oh Snap Bins are just $10.00, and at that price, you can purchase a few of them to give as gifts! These would make great gifts for college students- fill them with little treats or office supplies they might need, like printer ink, pens, tape, note pads, etc. You could also fill them with bath and body products and gift to a friend or co-worker.
For a teacher, I think it would be nice to fill the Oh Snap bin with a few needed items, like handsanitizer, small tissue packs, reward stickers, and perhaps a gift card for a local teacher resource store.
These are really great to use in the car, as well! You could gift this to a teen, or even a guy in your life and fill it with items like a tire pressure gauge, auto cleaning wipes, air freshener, a car charger, dash board duster, etc. The options for use of the Oh Snap bins are endless! Clip one to the back of the headrest in the car and keep some emergency snacks in there. You could also keep extra batteries, wet wipes, and more!
Details of the Oh Snap Bin
Snaps are the secret of this versatile style, perfect for crafting supplies, bathroom items, or in a kid’s room. Snaps along the side allow you to connect multiple bins, or hang from a towel rod. Use six more or bins to create a circle! We offer great coordinating prints to mix and match.
$10.00 and 7 prints to choose from!
Add personalization for an additional fee.
I have been a fan of Thirty-one products for about five years. I have a lot of items, and each one of them has lasted and worked for me. Thirty-One products certainly make life easier for me- whether they are used to hold grocery items, organize items in the car, at my desk, or in the house. Thirty-One has great gifts for all! Check out the current December specials! If you spend $35,00, you can get any of the special deals listed above! That's what I call smart holiday shopping!
Want to earn free Thirty-one products? Consider hosting a party! If you're local to Dottie in NC, you can host an in-home party. If you live out of the area, you can easily host an online party or a catalog party! Thirty-one also offers great fundraising options! Want to get even more out of Thirty-one? Consider starting your very own Thirty-one business! Dottie would be more than happpy to share her experience with you, and would love to have you join her team!
Want it? Buy it!
Head on over to Dottie's personal Thirty-one Gifts website to browse products by category. Place your orders as soon as possible to ensure delivery for Christmas! You can connect with Dottie through her personal Thirty-one group page on Facebook. For more information about making a purchase, hosting a party, or starting your own business, contact Dottie.
Want it? Win it!
One lucky MBP reader will win their very own Oh Snap Bin from Dottie's Thirty-one! This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the RC giveaway entry form below to enter for your chance to win!
Special thanks to Dottie Brown for allowing me to share about these wonderful holiday gift options from Thirty-one Gifts, and for offering this great holiday giveaway for our readers!