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Chic Holiday Giveaway with iomoi

by habituallychic

11 . 16 . 13
If you can dream it, iomoi has probably already conceived it. The fun line runs the gamut from stationery and paper products, to home accessories and every type of bag you can imagine.  The best part is that they are almost all customizable too. The latest exciting addition is the bespoke tote in which a personalized message can be hidden for the recipient.  How chic is that?!  
Just in time for the holidays, iomoi is offering one lucky reader a $500 gift certificate to their entire website. That’s enough to get a present for you and someone else! To enter, please leave a comment with the inscription you would write for a friend or loved one. One entry person will be accepted through 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 20th.  A winner will be announced before I leave for France. 
Bonne chance!

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  1. saysjanice November 16, 2013 | 7:41 pm

    Amazing! I would love to be considered to win a tote for my best friend and I.

    The inscription in the tote would read:

    To my dearest best friend, Lexsie: No matter where we are in the world, remember these words of wisdom: Keep your heels, head, and standards high. Work hard, stay humble. Don’t ever be afraid to take chances. Act selfless, show compassion. Enjoy the little things. Always be true to yourself. Most of all – do what you love, and love what you do. xo, Janice.

  2. shuzluva November 16, 2013 | 8:12 pm

    Thank you for this fantastic giveaway! I was thinking last night what I would get my best friend, who is in beauty PR. An iomoi tote would be perfect for her, and I’d inscribe it with this:

    People will stare. Make it worth their while. – Harry Winston

    She always does, and this would be perfect for her!

  3. Jennifer Newman November 16, 2013 | 9:13 pm

    This is great. I would inscribe the tote to my British sister in law “keep calm and carry on.”

  4. Mary Kay Tannebring November 16, 2013 | 10:55 pm

    The iomoi products are delightful.

    I would love a tote for my beautiful college age daughter. I would inscribe “May you always be as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside.” Love from your Mama

  5. Jennifer November 16, 2013 | 11:06 pm

    Great giveaway! I would write this inscription for my daughter:

    We all have baggage. Mine is fabulous.

  6. Noel November 17, 2013 | 12:43 am

    Thanks for this great giveaway. I would get a tote for my mother for Christmas. I would inscribe it with one of my mother’s favorite quotes:

    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

  7. Audrey November 17, 2013 | 12:55 am

    For my sister, with whom I have been through a lot in life:

    Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  8. Courtney November 17, 2013 | 1:57 am

    I would inscribe song lyrics in a bag for my sister.

  9. vanessa November 17, 2013 | 2:06 am

    I would write the inscription for my daughter:

    Be strong, be confident but most importantly – just be Audrey.

  10. vanessa November 17, 2013 | 2:07 am

    I would write the inscription for my daughter:

    Be strong, be confident but most importantly – just be Audrey.

  11. chedeb5353 November 17, 2013 | 3:47 am

    To my beautiful daughter, always remember the rainbow. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

  12. mysweetiepiepie November 17, 2013 | 4:24 am

    Very simple really… “to my one and only beloved mister”.

  13. Marrika November 17, 2013 | 5:00 am

    I would inscribe it to my husband, “Da mi basia mille” (give me a thousand kisses) – Catullus.

  14. Nicole Pascale November 17, 2013 | 5:22 am

    Their stuff is gorgeous! I would most definitely inscribe one of my favorite Oliver Wendell Holmes quotes, and then get a bags for my favorite two musicians- my sister and my husband.

    “A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them; alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!”

  15. Cardigans and Couture November 17, 2013 | 5:52 am

    You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.

  16. Jessie November 17, 2013 | 6:26 am

    A tote would be perfect for my best friend, and I’d inscribe “Eat dessert first!” because she’s a pastry chef.

  17. Tish November 17, 2013 | 8:00 am

    My inscription would read, “She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.”

  18. dreamlander November 17, 2013 | 8:13 am

    Wow…this is fabulous! These are beautiful and I would to give one to my sister.

    The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.

  19. Rebecca and Lori November 17, 2013 | 9:07 am

    For my daughter-
    “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. hapenned November 17, 2013 | 9:27 am

    To my beloved sister: “Do not feel burdened. Call me. I’ll carry it for you.”

  21. Paddington November 17, 2013 | 9:52 am

    A beautiful gift idea!!!

    I would love to give one tote to my best friend and I would write:

    “Live each day believing you are lucky, and you will be!”

  22. simplequietmodern November 17, 2013 | 10:39 am

    Nice. My inscription would read ” you are simply the best part of my day”

  23. Alison November 17, 2013 | 11:18 am

    I would inscribe it with one if my favorite quotes. “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.” Love these bags.

  24. Audrey Forrest November 17, 2013 | 11:21 am

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
    For my friend, Peggy, who always brings people together:

    “You are simply the best”

  25. Conni Puckett November 17, 2013 | 11:37 am

    My daughter would love any one of your fab totes! Wish me luck!

    “It is what it is”

  26. Epp November 17, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    Great giveaway: I would inscribe if I won:

    “Meet me in the place of your dreams, let’s dance the night away, trip the light fantastic and bask in the glow of the sun, moon and stars… Together”

  27. Dale November 17, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    To My Mother,

    You taught me when to play it safe and when to put it all on the line so I can soar! You are a constant source of love encouragement and I am thankful for you every day of my life. You continue to inspire me and I love you more than words can describe!

    Love, Dale

  28. jennifer November 17, 2013 | 12:29 pm

    I would inscribe To my sister, Lori–may you enjoy all your travels with this gift from me, your sister!

  29. Double A Double B November 17, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    The bespoke tote is calling my name and telling me it can hold my laptop, yoga pants, and all the miscellaneous stuff my boys insist on toting around with us everyday! Because it would be our BFF and we love adventures, I would inscribe it with this:

    If you are always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one that you’re in? Enjoy the ride…

  30. Sharon November 17, 2013 | 12:39 pm

    To my daughter graduating from college this year: Change the World!

  31. Pink and Green Mom November 17, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    My daughter’s birthday is coming up so I’d get a bag for her with this quote inscribed on the inside: A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous…full of beauty and forever beautiful…loving and caring and truly amazing.
    — Deanna Beisser

  32. DaniBP November 17, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    What an excellent giveaway, I love iomoi products… I bought the brown elephant tote with the hermes orange handles last year and it is the perfect market bag, it always gets compliments.
    I would give a bag to my daughter who is studying Classics at Uni, she could really use one for her books. I would inscribe the inside with:
    “True education is a kind of never ending story – a matter of continual beginnings, of habitual fresh starts, of persistent newness.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  33. Sharon November 17, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    To my classy, sophisticated daughter. I know that you will love all things iomoi! Love, Mom

  34. Bree November 17, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    What a great contest! I wish everyone could win so all these precious messages could be delivered.

    I would inscribe to one of my oldest friends:

    “Cambodia, Burma, USA, Honduras, India, Afghanistan, Mexico, Kenya, Laos. I would go anywhere with you – and have! You make time long, keep me young and no one, in any corner of the globe, can make me laugh like you can.”

    Thanks Heather and iomoi for making us think about the people we love the most. With or without the fabulous bag, what a fun exercise.

  35. Jo November 17, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    To my dear sister. We who are so far apart and yet remain close are the only two like us in the world. I love you. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  36. Sarah Elizabeth November 17, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    Such lovely bags, thanks for sharing! I would give the bag to my best friend & inscribe it with the message:

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

  37. Martha Spiegel November 17, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    I would purchase a tote for my amazing sister. It would read ” to my sister who a,ways wears it well”.

  38. Melody King Komisar November 17, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    My daughter Ingrid just turned sixteen. My inscription would be ~

    My Dearest Ingrid Bunny ~
    The day you were born, all my dreams came true.
    Your mama loves you all there is ~
    xo xo xo

  39. Susan November 17, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    To our neighbors,just the Best! Always there and always Fair. That’s the Story Morning Glory!
    J and S

  40. Maureen November 17, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    Dear Caroline,

    Let yourself be beautiful!

    I love you,

  41. Cecily November 17, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    Cecily Schneider would write for her cousin:

    Our families brought us together as cousins. Time has made us best friends and we act like sisters. It is an awesome feeling and for that, I am so thankful. I love you, cuz, sis, BFF….Ceci

  42. StudioSKS November 17, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    I would write”

    Cheers to a year of adventure, beauty, grace and hope.


  43. Unknown November 17, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    love these bags- what a great giveaway! I would share it as I do everything with my best friend, my sister
    My inscription:
    “She’s the one you’ve known forever. The one you go to for honest advise and genuine support. She’s the one who can read your mind, hear your heart and love you just the way you are. She’s your lifelong friend.
    Thank you Liza for alway being there for me. Love you lots xoxox”

  44. emcSquared November 17, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    What a terrific giveaway! Thank you! I love quotes from the great Mother Teresa. I would inscribe the following:

    “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
    Mother Teresa
    em9499(at) gmail(dot)com

  45. Karyn November 17, 2013 | 2:54 pm

    I’d write to my sister, “If we have to carry baggage through life, let’s choose to only take the things we want!”

  46. lisa m November 17, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    I would love to win. The bags are great.

    I would give the bag to my daughter.

    IT would say….You are perfect just as you are. I love you to the moon and back.
    Love, Mommy

  47. Jillian November 17, 2013 | 3:15 pm

    To My Mother.

    For my favorite bag lady!

    Love xo Your favorite bag lady!

  48. Brooke Ryan November 17, 2013 | 3:25 pm

    I would love to give one of these to my mom. My dad just passed away last month and she carries so much weight on her shoulders.

    “Mom, you don’t have to carry it all by yourself. Love, Brooke”

  49. Scat November 17, 2013 | 3:25 pm

    Make a Grandma already!
    Love, Mommy Dearest

  50. Stephanie Knecht November 17, 2013 | 3:35 pm


    Find fun everywhere!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  51. susan Geelan November 17, 2013 | 3:39 pm

    I love the totes and would inscribe one to my friend, “For Martha, who always throws a damn good party”.

  52. Natalie Estes November 17, 2013 | 3:46 pm

    I would give the bag to my mother! She is the best mom in the world and also my best friend. I’m amazed by her every day! Would love to give her something this special.
    Because we are both obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, my inscription would be:

    “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone” – Audrey Hepburn

  53. Natalie Estes November 17, 2013 | 3:48 pm

    I would love to give this bag to my mom. She is the best mother in the world and my best friend! She is such an amazing person and this would be perfect for her!
    Because we are both obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, my inscription would say:
    “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

  54. Brandyn Latham November 17, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    These are great gift ideas for the holidays! What a wonderful giveaway. I would love the bespoke bag for a sassy best friend. My inscription would be “If I ever die in Wallmart, drag my body to Neimans”.

  55. Whitney November 17, 2013 | 4:37 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to give a tote to my sister, and would inscribe Keep Calm and Carry On”

  56. Leslie Singletary November 17, 2013 | 4:37 pm

    To the best sister ever, Carry On!

  57. Vanessa November 17, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    Thanks you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

    My would order a bag for my mom with an inscription that reads…while life may carry us far and wide, our hearts remain close.

  58. ChezPojac November 17, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    My daughter is so busy with school–I would love to give her one of these fabulous bags with the inscription “Take a rest: a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.” -Ovid

  59. Miss LK November 17, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    To my son:

    Be happy
    Be brave
    Be kind
    Be YOU

  60. Donna in Potomac November 17, 2013 | 5:41 pm

    I would inscribe a letter to myself.

    To I,

    O Moi!! Being present is the ultimate present. A gift to yourself.

    Love, Moi

  61. Lori Hare November 17, 2013 | 5:41 pm

    I love the totes! If I were to win a tote, I would give one to my mother with the following inscription inside: We must ever be friends,and of all who offer you friendship, let me be the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest. Longfellow

    Lori Hare

  62. BRASWELL November 17, 2013 | 5:55 pm

    the tote would be for my daughter!
    fill each day with gratitude. love mom xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  63. ombdesigns November 17, 2013 | 6:19 pm

    Wow, what an incredible giveaway! I would give my dear friend a tote and write…
    To the most pure, open and loving heart!
    Thanks, Olga

  64. Rae November 17, 2013 | 6:34 pm

    I would love to win! I would inscribe a tore to my sister with the comment “Sisters by chance friends by choice” Thanks for always being there for me.

  65. Karen November 17, 2013 | 7:16 pm

    The bag would be for me with one of these quotes:

    “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
    ― Maya Angelou

    “When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”
    ― Isak Dinesen

  66. Betty November 17, 2013 | 7:50 pm

    I’d inscribe the tote for my fest friend with something we often say to each other:
    “A good friend is better than therapy.”

  67. Shana November 17, 2013 | 8:32 pm

    I’d get a quote from Richard III inscribed for my friend b/c she is a huge Shakespeare fan!

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

  68. Jean Louise November 17, 2013 | 9:33 pm

    Love these products! I even have a PINTEREST board dedicated to monograms.
    For my oldest/dearest friend Beth, it would simply say “Filled with memories and love – Since 1968” Yes, we met and have been together since cotton diapers…

  69. Taylor Newdick November 17, 2013 | 10:30 pm

    i would inscribe the tote for my gorgeous mum who is my best friend “Happiness is not a destination. It is a way of life”


  70. Sidney Ann November 17, 2013 | 10:46 pm

    “To the best friend a girl could have, you make everything better.” xo Sidney Ann

  71. Wehaf November 17, 2013 | 11:00 pm

    For my best friend, I would inscribe it with my favorite Carl Sagan quote: We are all made of stars.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  72. motherdaughter November 17, 2013 | 11:01 pm

    Love Iomoi! I think this tote would be perfect for our masters swim coach:

    Eat. Sleep. Swim. We love you! the swim girls 2013

  73. Annie November 17, 2013 | 11:18 pm

    Mom – I love you much more than I let on.

  74. He November 17, 2013 | 11:30 pm

    I would write:

    I cherish every moment spent with you.

  75. Karena Albert November 17, 2013 | 11:47 pm

    Heather, they have THE Best products and gifts! I would have the tote inscribed with “Believe”

    The Arts by Karena

  76. Robs November 17, 2013 | 11:54 pm

    For my dear friend I would inscribe:
    A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

  77. Eligonma November 18, 2013 | 12:29 am

    I would write:
    “Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookie of life”

  78. Our College Hill November 18, 2013 | 12:40 am

    thanks for the chance to say this is a unique and unexpected gift–my message would say: Each time you open your bag, know that you are loved. xo

  79. hithere November 18, 2013 | 1:16 am

    To the best friend I ever had. That would be the inscription.

  80. Unknown November 18, 2013 | 2:01 am

    I would love to be able to get one of these totes for my sister, who is going through a really difficult season of her life. I’d inscribe: “so keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”–Marilyn Monroe

  81. Kelley November 18, 2013 | 2:24 am

    Wow. Beautiful items! I would inscribe “Life Laugh Love” for my sister.

  82. rebecca @ beurrista November 18, 2013 | 3:16 am

    What a LOVELY Holiday Giveaway! My inscription would read like this:

    To Mary, my BFF,

    Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there…

    XO, Rebecca

  83. Kathyaje November 18, 2013 | 3:33 am

    One day we will see the wales jump and we will laugh, and jump together! friends forever.

  84. studiocamilla November 18, 2013 | 8:28 am

    What a perfect gift for summer time in South Africa! Love your blog Heather


    To both my sisters, I would write.

    the best
    gift you
    could have
    given her
    was a lifetime
    of adventures…

    Lewis Carroll
    Alice in Wonderland

  85. Lisa Mende November 18, 2013 | 12:29 pm

    I would give the bag to my daughter and it would read:
    “You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine, You make me happy when skies are gray….


  86. Melissa November 18, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    I would leave the following quote for my bestie who lives over 5000 miles away from me: The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley

  87. always chic November 18, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    These are inspiring words I have always repeated to my son…

    “Remember in life…You get
    HALF of what you go for and
    NONE of what you dont”.

  88. Julie U November 18, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! I would send a bag to my sister and the inscription would say:

    Feel the fear and do it anyway!


  89. rachel November 18, 2013 | 4:03 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! I would love to gift my mother with one of these beautiful bags. I would inscribe it with something along the lines of “My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish I could bottle” (quote from Carly Fiorina). Here’s hoping!

  90. Karen November 18, 2013 | 4:19 pm

    I would put “Believe in your dreams”

  91. ginnysevier November 18, 2013 | 4:45 pm

    What a fun giveaway!! Thank you!

    I would inscribe a bag for my sister, who is one of the most thoughtful people I know and the best Aunt to my boys. It would say: “Sisters – Bound together by this gift for which we have others to thank. Better off for life in each other’s company. Blessed in ways we have yet to discover. I am so lucky to have you as my sister. I love you.”


  92. mrs. V | Chez V November 18, 2013 | 5:58 pm

    Awesome awesome giveaway. Love all their products. I would give a tote to my best friend since birth who is halfway across the globe:


    We all carry baggage so it might as well be fabulous! May you pack this bag with many friendships, adventures, and challenges that push you to the limit. No matter where your life and travels take you, I will always be home waiting to help you unpack it.

    xoxo – your oldest and bestest

  93. Cocktails and Gelato November 18, 2013 | 6:01 pm

    I would inscribe my motto in the large leather totes for my best girlfriends “Travel is the best education” to encourage them to get out and explore and to bring along one of the fabulous iomoi bags when they go. Cheers! Laura from http://www.cocktailsandgelato.com

  94. Robin @ Happily Home, After November 18, 2013 | 6:37 pm

    “Carry your dreams with you always”

  95. Lynn November 18, 2013 | 6:39 pm

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

    I would inscribe the following for my best friend who’s taught me a lot about believing in and loving yourself just as you are.

    “I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” -Marilyn Monroe

  96. Unknown November 18, 2013 | 6:59 pm

    For you Mom,
    Here’s a super chic tote to lug around all of our itty bitties treasures! Thanks for being here to help raise our kiddo. We couldn’t do it without you.
    Poopsaloo, Miguel, HJ, and BP

  97. L. Cal November 18, 2013 | 7:10 pm

    My inscription for my friend who needs a bit of cheering-up would be “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I cannot reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty; believe in them, and follow where they lead.”
    –Louisa May Alcott

  98. Campbell November 18, 2013 | 7:37 pm

    “You mean the world to me”

  99. Danielle November 18, 2013 | 7:41 pm

    Great giveaway!

    “Je t’aime!” for my daughter.

  100. Melissa November 18, 2013 | 8:11 pm

    Love so many Iomoi products i have trouble choosing! The tote bags are adorable and so practical.

  101. CeCe & Co. November 18, 2013 | 8:20 pm

    I have an incredible beautiful girlfriend who is so kind and thoughful and charming.

    On the inside of her bag I would write
    “Be lovely..Always.

  102. Casa Lantos November 18, 2013 | 11:15 pm

    For my daughters Camila & Chloe,

    “Let your faith be bigger than your fear”

  103. loann November 19, 2013 | 12:01 am

    The inscription in my tote would read:

    To the best mother in the world. Someone who is always on my side, who’s there for me through whatever life throws at me. I love you always, your daughter.

  104. Holy Chic. November 19, 2013 | 12:12 am

    Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up.

    Saw it on Pinterest…say it daily…would give it to my bestie who’s making it big!

  105. Emily November 19, 2013 | 2:29 am

    I think it would depend to whom I am giving the bag but I would say something along the lines of “Oh the places you’ll go!”

  106. MsCandy November 19, 2013 | 4:27 am

    I would say:

    Let’s Run Away.

    And give it to the love of my life.

  107. Brenda Ferguson November 19, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    I would say ” thanks for being my friend, for ‘” standing in the gap for me'”.

  108. Little Nichols November 19, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    You are the daughter I always dreamed of, the girls I always wanted to be. I love you with all my heart!

  109. Lauren Ward November 19, 2013 | 2:50 pm

    Great giveaway! I would keep it simple…

    love, always

  110. Food for thought, literally (sometimes) November 19, 2013 | 5:30 pm

    “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world….”

  111. Beatriz Cobeta November 19, 2013 | 6:44 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!
    I am Spanish, and have been living in the US for the last seven years. I love it here, but I miss my parents. Luckily, I get to go back for very long summers with them, by the Mediterranean sea. I would give the tote to my mom, so she can carry beach towels and sunscreen, with an inscription that read “Thank you for encouraging me to fly and be independent, and for making sure I know I can always come back”. (In Spanish!)

    Muchas gracias,


  112. Gayle K Hutcher November 20, 2013 | 4:29 am

    Love your Blog!
    Would love to win a tote for me and my friend.
    Her tote would read:

    Gail on the Go,
    While there is no place like home:
    40.9922° N, 73.7869° W
    Enjoy filling this tote with travel treasures from around the globe.
    Your fellow voyagers,
    The Hutchers