Thermal Tote – Review & Giveaway


I was recently contacted by Denise, a mom who has a four year old daughter with celiac disease and multiple food challenges.  Denise is a Thirty-One independent consultant who sells beautiful products, including insulated totes.  Their specialty seems to be all kinds of bags.

One thing I love about their products is that you have so many choices.  There are a variety of patterns to choose from, and if you have your bag embroidered, there are different fonts and thread colors.

The above tote that I received from Denise is a perfect lunch size.  It measures about 14 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches high and 4.5 inches deep.  They also carry other sizes of insulated bags.

The bag is not bulky or thick, as some insulated bags can be.  It is lightly padded with a silver insulation lining.  It’s perfect for taking a lunch to work or school or when you are out on an excursion.  It’s roomy enough to hold an ice pack and water bottle and still leave room for food without being overly large.

The Giveaway: One winner will receive a thermal tote just like mine. The giveaway is limited to US residents.

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

Leave a separate comment for each entry:

  • Like Thirty-One Gifts By Denise on Facebook
  • Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS (or tell me you already do)
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook page
  • Take a look at the product catalog (click on “view our catalog” tab at the top) and tell me an item you like.
    The giveaway will end on Friday, July 8th at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.  The winner will be posted on my Facebook page.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with the above picture tote free of charge. The opinions in this post are my own.

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  1. says

    I love their cinch bags. they are GREAT for the kids! and their all purpose totes. and their purses. lol :)

  2. nina says

    I’d love to win this insulated bag. The zipper in my old one just broke. Thanks.

  3. Rachelle says

    Love that bag, would be perfect for our trip to the beach this summer. I Subscribe via RSS

  4. says

    What a fun catalogue! (Tho i found the webpage a challenge to navigate.)

    I love her magazine baskets! I’m a sucker for baskets anyway. :)

  5. says

    Liked, the page.
    Already a subscriber.
    And what isn’t to love in that catalog! I love the thermal bags. So many choices, that taking my dinner with me could make me feel more stylish. I also love the bag with the L on it, but could never figure out what the name of the bag is.

  6. Marci Chang says

    I would love to win that bag! it looks great for my lunch that I bring to work everyday. :-)

  7. says

    Oh loved the catolog and their website, too! These items popped out at me: I like item F–Picnic Thermal Tote on page 20-21 of the catolog as well as the All in One Organizer (item A).

  8. Christine Bailey says

    I love all of their stuff, but really want the Hang up Home Organizer! But would be happy winning the thermal tote to carry my lunch in to work!

  9. Lisa says

    I looked at the catolog, there is some cute stuff and I like the tote you showed too.

  10. Cheryl says

    I am new to being Gluten Free and this tote would be perfect for me to take food with me on trips!
    I subscribe to your website and enjoy your emails.

  11. Barbara says

    What a beautiful collection! I subscribe to your email, and liked 31 Bags on facebook. Please enter me in the giveaway! :) :) :)

  12. Janis S. says

    I never heard of 31 Bags. I looked at their catalog and they have some great products. I like the hanging organizer on page 11. The baby/kids items would make great gifts.

  13. Donna says

    This looks like a great bag to take in the car while shopping. I live 25 miles from a town that I can buy GF products. This would be really handy, due to the fact I have hypoglycemia and have to carry things like cheese and milk when I’m away from home. I subscribe by RSS.

  14. Carrie says

    I love the hostess apron and the cinch sack from the catalog! Oh, and the blanket and mini organizer! :)

  15. Susan Jacobs says

    I follow you on Facebook and get e-mail updates. Thanks for all the help with a gluten free diet that is so difficult!!!

  16. Susan Jacobs says

    I looked at the product catalog and 31 bags has some beautiful bags. I love the Skirt Purse Collection, the Albany Bag, the Cince Top Bucket Bag and the Thermal Bag. Well, I love purses…lol but the Thermal Bag would be perfect for work. I could really use some of the totes to put around my house for all those things that collect everywhere.

  17. Bina H. says

    Maybe with this cute tote I will actually make proper lunches instead of just a fruit and snack! Also, next year plan on going out of the country and have no idea how gluten free will be there – at least this will tempt me to take proper lunches with me every day!

  18. PAT says

    I went to a Thirty-one party and the selection of bags is fantastic. There are bags for all needs.

  19. Colleen M. says

    I loved looking through the catalog and all the coordinated items for the beach were so cute. I couldn’t even pick just one as I liked them ALL!

  20. Sandra C. says

    Cute bag! funny I was just looking up how to make my own thermal bag and then I see this pop up on the fb feed. :) Hope I win this for hubby who has had celiac disease almost a year now. thanks!

  21. Robin says

    What a cute bag! I love how it is monogrammed “Gluten Free” – great idea!

  22. Sandra C. says

    I also went and “liked” Thirty-one gifts by denise on Facebook. 😉

  23. Judy Borawski says

    What an adorable tote!!!! I use shopping bags and totes all the time. Doing my part by being green!!!!

  24. Pat says

    What a great give-a-way! ! It is beautiful. Great to use in the California heat !

  25. Michelle Valentino says

    Hi, I would love to win one of those bags. Love all your great info. Thanks :)

  26. Carol Stapleton says

    subscribe to newsletter & like on facebook. Love 31 gifts!!!

  27. Jo says

    I loved the magazine basket with what appeared to be paper towels on the handle (?). It would be a great way to organize silverware/plates/paper towels for family bon fires / cook outs!

  28. Heather says

    My favorites off the website catalog are Thermal totes, the Pop Crossbody, the Organizing Shoulder bag and the Adventurer Wallet but in a different color or wristlet wallet. Love the small Rosette Clip too. So many choices, I love so much!! A wristlet key fob with a clip on it like the adventurer wallet would be neat too. I like to use things on my wrist or hook to my belt loop/buggy, etc.

  29. J. Fox says

    I never heard of Thirty-one before, but I will have to look into it. Thanks for the give away.

  30. coleen avery says

    I subscribe and I love “31” products…especially the matching notepad/laptop organizers. I love the idea of the insulated cooler being labeled as gluten free!!!

  31. S Jensen says

    I love the lunch tote with the GLUTEN FREE label and hope I win. I could also really see putting some of their square utility totes to good use. They’d come in handy in my library.

  32. Midge says

    Yes the tote is lovely and I would love to win one. I also wanted to make a comment about the emails I receive. My husband has been having GI symptoms and making a long story short, we have started a gluten-free diet. Getting the recipes have help during this transition period. Thanks!

  33. Patty says

    Just bought a thirty-one bag as a graduation gift but didn’t get myself anything. Loved the quality. Would love one for myself! This one is adorable!

  34. kim L says

    Love the Large Utility Tote for hauling all my “stuff”…. Love the organizing Utility tote with all the pockets too!

  35. says

    It’s so hot here in Vegas lately and this bag would be super handy to keep food cool en route to work or home. I’d love to win it.

  36. Ann Maurren says

    Great giveaway, sends a message to all that the food inside is gluten free…

  37. Dawn says

    I LOVE this bag!!! I’ve accually been needing to purchase one. Since going GF, I now take my snacks w/ me when running errands. So cute!!!

  38. Dawn says

    What a great catalog!!! I liked the “Organizing Utility Tote” on pg 27. Great stuff!

  39. cheryl boone says

    Reminder is more for me. My tummy is bloated after eating a. Hamburger bun. Thought I could eat one and surviethe

  40. cheryl boone says

    Would keep gf items in another just like it, a good reminder for me.

  41. tess says

    i love thirty one products- my kids have a lunch bag from them with elephants on it.
    tcogbill at live dot com

  42. Karen says

    I do not own a thirty-one bag, but have heard great things about them. I hope I can make this bag the beginning of a series of various thirty-one items. Thank you for the offer.

  43. Lora says

    I love your website/page. I also own a couple of the thirty one bags and
    love them as well. I have a couple of totes but I think my next purchase would/will be a zippered mid size bag for traveling.
    Thanks! Lora

  44. Kathleen says

    I subscribe to your blog by e-mail. I would love tro win the tote!!

  45. Jodi says

    I would love the tote lunch bag. My sister just bought one and had it engraved with my niece’s name for her birthday – it was a great present for her first day of school. I am so glad that I found this website – I was just diagnosed with celiac in January and it’s been wonderful having a place to go to find recipes and gather information to help me understand this a bit better.

  46. Rachel B. says

    I like Denise’s page on FB (Schkinner Saves)
    schkinner at yahoo dot com

  47. Rachel B. says

    I love the organizing wallet in Hampton Taupe!
    schkinner at yahoo dot com

  48. Rachel B. says

    Subscribe via Google reader (Rachel Bonson)
    schkinner at yahoo dot com

  49. Kerry Landhauser says

    Love the insulated products/totes!!!!! So adorable and fashionable. Would feel proud to “tote” it around with “my” food in it :)

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