Wonderful Mother’s Day Gift from Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Collection



When you think about Mother’s Day gifts, Staples is not a place you would normally consider shopping at. Staples is ideal for office supplies, but Mother’s Day gifts?

Most women wear “many hats”, so to speak. They work outside the home, raise their family, volunteer their time, care for their home and even run their own businesses (or blogs :-)). Most women are always on the go-go-go due to their super busy lifestyles.

Typical Mother’s Day gifts include chocolates, flowers, jewelry, perfume and little knick knacks, maybe even dinner out with the family. Those are all excellent ideas. Most women would be thrilled with any of these options.

Chocolates are quickly enjoyed, flowers die, jewelry can be expensive and perfume fades away. Knicks knacks need to be dusted all the time (:-)). How about a more practical gift that can be enjoyed all year long and won’t expire or cause that special women in your life to gain 5 pounds (ha ha).

There is a new line of products, including totes and cases, from Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™. These cases and totes were inspired by Martha’s favorite bags for work, travel, and leisure.

Martha Stewart is everywhere!

Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™

Here is a little more information about the line.

Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ includes small and large totes, laptop totes, and a laptop briefcase to carry all your essentials. Beautiful padded laptop cases, slim tablet sleeves, handy wristlets, and durable accessory pouches in a variety of sizes coordinate with and fit inside the totes and are perfect for organizing small, loose items. The collection also includes a versatile iPad folio case that allows you to pivot your tablet from portrait to landscape view. What’s more, a sturdy elastic band closure means you can easily mount your tablet onto a car headrest, creating an instant seat‐back view screen.

Each product is made of easy‐to‐clean materials and is beautifully rendered with special details, including brushed nickel hardware and zipper pulls, convenient pockets, and refined stitching. The complete line of Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ totes and cases is available exclusively at Staples® and Staples.com.

I have one of the small totes from the new product line that was sent to me to review. I am really a “bag” person. I’m a minimalist. The less stuff I have to carry around the better. Don’t get me wrong, I do have a few bags that I love. I’m just not “addicted” to bag like many women I know.

I received one of the small totes to review. I honestly thought it was going to be like any other tote bag I have. I was wrong!

Martha Stewart with Avery

Yes, it’s a regular tote, but inside there are plenty of pockets to hold all your essentials including your cell phone, pens, pads, keys and just about anything else you can think of.

“As is” the totel bag is very roomy. It measure 17″ x 12″ x 7.75″. You can easily tote around your iPad, Kindle, Nook, Tablet and even regular books and notebooks. It’s a great on-the-go bag.

But wait! There’s more!

Have you ever been out and about and needed a larger bag? You never know when you’ll have an unexpected purchase or perhaps you attend an event or business meeting and are giving a lot of paperwork to take home. You just never know when a larger bag will be needed.

With the Martha Stewart small tote bag there are two snaps, one on each side. When you unsnap them your tote is instantly A LOT bigger.

Large pocket for tablet, Kindle or Nook

Large pocket for tablet, Kindle or Nook

Small pockets for cell phone plus pen/pencil holders

Small pockets for cell phone plus pen/pencil holders

The bag opens up large enough to carry around a laptop AND iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablet AND more! When you no longer need the larger size simply snap the snaps back together and you have a smaller size tote bag again.

Here is a little more information about the tote.

    • Spacious interior has multiple pockets for organized storage
    • Side pocket holds a 10-inch tablet
    • Wide, sturdy bottom allows bag to stand upright
    • Reinforced handle with 9-inch drop
    • Made from stain and water repellent cotton canvas

This tote bag is the perfect marriage between fashion and function. It looks great AND it helps you to tote around a lot of the items that you need on a day to day basis, or special occasions.

I plan on taking this tote with me when I travel (as my carry on bag) and when I attend events in New York City.

The Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery small tote is available at Staples or Staples.com for $79.99. It’s available in Black, Walnut or Raspberry.

For more information visit www.Staples.com and do a search for Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart with Avery Small Totes


*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. saminder gumer says:

    i love the colors of the tote as well as the size. it look like it could hold a lot of stuff.

  2. I love this! I have always loved totes, and never leave home without a book or my Kindle (or both). I do love that this one can convert from a smaller tote to a larger one just by using the snaps.

  3. This tote is so cute! I really wouldn’t have thought it would be big enough to hold all my junk I always seem to be carrying. I also wouldn’t have thought to check Staples for a mother’s day gift. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Paul Brown says:

    Thanks for this suggestion. I think my mom would totally love this!

  5. Rebecca Xavier says:

    I love the bag in raspberry. It does seem quite spacious.

  6. md kennedy says:

    What a great tote! Nice and roomy and I love the pockets. This would be perfect for all the stuff I bring on overnight flights.