Can it be Christmas already? Well, not quite, but it’s coming and before we know it, it will be here! For those of us that like to be prepared, now is the time to start searching for that perfect gift.
Do you love finding that perfect gift for your friend or family member and getting a great deal on it? If so, this Christmas Gift Guide is just for you!
Do you want to give gifts that are useful or that will last a lifetime? Maybe something that supports a small business or is part of a natural lifestyle? Whatever you are looking for, we hope you might find it here on the Little House living Christmas Gift Guide.
I love a thoughtful homemade gift just as much as you do and they will always be a special part of our Christmas, but we also use the gift giving season to purchase things that we need and that will help us along in our simple living lifestyle. (Hint hint for my hubby…I need more beeswax! 🙂 )
Sometimes it’s hard to find that inspiration for the perfect gift. Short of the person telling you exactly what they want, it’s just hard to know! We hope that this gift guide will be filled with things that you know your friends and family will love so you will be able to find something perfect for them.
What is it?
The gift guide is a list of companies that we’ve put together that fit the Little House Living values. They provide products for a simpler lifestyle, natural products, or products for quality items that will last your family a lifetime.
The gift guide will not only showcase businesses with these values, but it will also offer discounts on their products to help you with your holiday budget. Awesome!
So without further ado….introducing the 2014 Gift Guide!
The Company: Discount Mags
About the Company & Products: Discount Mags offers great subscription deals on thousands of magazines every day, with special deals from time to deal. Discount Mags sells most magazines, from Urban Farm, to Country Woman, to Taste of Home. You can pick up a year subscription or a multi-year subscription for an additional discount. Magazines from Discount Mags can make a great gift that your recipient will keep on getting all year long!
Little House Living Reader’s Exclusive Deal: Use the coupon code LITTLEHOUSE on just about any magazine on their website for a 20% off discount. (And make sure to watch our Friday Deals posts for special exclusive deals each weekend from now until Christmas.)
The Product: Homemaker’s Friend Planner
About the Product & Company: The Homemaker’s Friend Planner is a daily planner for any kind of homemaker. It features a weekly layout, a two-page spread with entries for each day, a section for Menu planning, a To-do list, a Monthly Calendar with a two-page month view, full year Calendars (2015 and 2016 calendars with place for notations), a Shopping List (which is perforated), a Task List and Project & Events Sections, plus Untitled pages for you to customize for your own duties and ideas, and extra space for Information and Short-term information that is relevant to 2015.
Little House Living Reader’s Exclusive Deal: Get $1 off one Homemaker’s Friend Planner or free shipping and larger discounts on purchases of 3 or more. (Click below for the deal page).
The Company: Lilla Rose
About the Products & Company: Lilla Rose provides simplistic yet beautiful “jewelry” for your hair. They carry six unique hair accessories. Their most popular item is the “Flexi Clip”. This clip comes in seven sizes and multiple styles to fit your hair and personality. Even women and girls who have fine, thin hair can find “a clip that finally works for them”. Once you try a flexi or another Lilla Rose product you will never want to go back to the basic claw or barrette! Not only are Lilla Rose products beautiful and easy to use, they are built to last for years to come. Some very cute Lilla Rose products you may want to check out are; the Single Drop Flexi Clip, the Antiqued Copper with Etched Petals Hair Sticks, and the Ruby Bouquet Short Pins.
Little House Living Reader’s Exclusive Deal: Katie is offering a a HOOU coupon (have one on us), when you buy three or more clips through her Lilla Rose website. When you place your order make sure to contact Katie and she will send you a free clip of up to $16 value, any item except flexi-of-the-month.
The Company: Norwex
About the Company & the Product: Simply put, the mission of Norwex is to improve quality of life by reducing the amount of chemicals in our homes! How do we do that? The backbone of our company is our high quality microfiber. You are able to clean the majority of your home with just microfiber and water. Not only are you eliminating the harmful chemicals from cleaners but you are also saving money – these cloths last for years and you are eliminating all of the disposable products that you have to purchase over and over again. It also saves you time because it is just so simple and things stay cleaner longer! Norwex also has a line of personal care products and products in the home that aim to reduce the amount of plastic we use!
Why is Heather a Norwex consultant? Because she fell absolutely in love with the products and wanted to share it with everyone! With two young kiddos at home, it was important to her to remove the chemicals from our home. She is also frugal minded so eliminating the need to purchase consumable products (that just create more waste) was a win for her as well. With the Household Package alone, you are able to replace the majority of your cleaners and use just the cloths and water (windows/mirrors, counters, sinks, tables, bathtubs, just about EVERY surface in your home!!). Similarly, the Body Pack will replace your cleanser (yep, just a cloth and water will remove your makeup), your soap (AHHH!!! I know, but you really can!), AND your shaving cream (just wipe your leg with a damp body cloth and shave)! And I couldn’t stop without mentioning the Dry Superior Mop System (the reason why SO many people become consultants!)….if you have dogs, cats, or people that live in your house….it’s amazing! It grabs onto the hair, dust, dirt, etc and doesn’t let go!
The Company: Plan to Eat
About the Company & Product: Having a meal plan with Plan to Eat will allow you to spend less time and money in the grocery store, help you eat healthier food, and give you the peace of mind of knowing what’s for dinner. Plan to Eat is an online meal planner that uses your recipes. You schedule them for the days you want them and Plan to Eat will automatically make your grocery list using the recipes you’ve selected. Here’s a 1:00 video to show you how it works.
By collecting your recipes in your Plan to Eat Recipe Book, you can plan, cook, and share them anywhere on any device. The Planner allows you to drag-and-drop the recipe from your list of recipes on the left to your calendar on the right. Your Shopping List is automatically created based on the recipes you have planned in your planner – no more time or brainpower wasted with writing out lists and cross-referencing recipes with pen and paper! Your grocery shopping list is always with you on any mobile device with no app required. Simply point your mobile browser to PlanToEat.com and your shopping list will be on your phone.
You can sign up for your free 30 day trial on the Plan to Eat homepage before you purchase it as a gift so you can see how Plan to Eat can help you (and your friends and family) eat real food, prepared at home, with your family gathered around your own table.
The Company: Smith & Edwards
About the Company & The Products: Did that paracord in with all the herbs and kitchen goodies make you do a double-take? That’s because this giveaway basket of our favorite things has a little bit of everything… just like Smith & Edwards! Bring us your nice long list and we’ll get you everything your family needs.
Smith & Edwards is a general store in Utah that has a little bit of everything thanks to our eclectic and frugal-minded department buyers. Vickie finds the neatest housewares items. She’s grown to carry pickling crocks, Ball mason jars and lids, and so much good canning & food preservation goodies we can’t list them all – take a look here. It’s everything you need to make meals for your family from scratch (or very close!). And yep, you’ll find paracord and many more preparedness items thanks to the huge amount of camping & hiking gear Blaine and Mike bring in… so we HAD to throw in some paracord in this giveaway! Smith & Edwards started in 1947 in a little town in Utah and we’ve just kept growing. We’re proud our store is still owned by the Smith family and we’re also proud to support agricultural education in our community. We’re just like you – we love getting good deals on good items. And not just extra “stuff”, but reliable products that help our family – and yours – live a fun and simple life.
Little House Living Reader’s Exclusive Deal: Smith & Edwards is offering Little House Living readers 2 offers! First, get a FREE pan scraper from Camp Chef with your order. Click here for details.
Then: Enter a Little House Living-exclusive Giveaway with the winner drawn on December 20: this giveaway is valued at over $67! Click here to enter to win. Our “Favorite Things” giveaway has Ball canning jar lids & rings, our favorite red spatula, 3 hanks of 550 paracord, 4 naturally-pure dried herbs (Marjoram, Oregano, Thyme, and Basil), a roll of FoodSaver cut-your-own bags, a pressed wood fiber cutting board from Epicurean, and Honeyville food storage Corn Bread & Muffin mix. Good luck!
The Company: Soft Star Shoes
About the Company & The Products: Soft Star Shoes is a small, mom-run business located in Corvallis, Oregon. Their shoes are made to order, so each person’s personality can come through as they can choose the style, color and details of the shoe. They make all of our shoes by hand in our Oregon workshop, and use only natural, formaldehyde-free leather colored with non-toxic food grade dye. Not only do their shoes look great, they are designed to be spacious and flexible to allow natural movement and foot function, which they believe is important to help us have strong, healthy feet. So not only are they comfortable, but unique and funky-looking too. Some of their products that you may want to check out are the Adult Ballerina Flats, these cute Children’s Roo Moccasins, and these cozy looking Child’s North Star Boots.
The Company: Spark of Amber
About the Company & the Products: Spark of Amber sells authentic, stunning natural Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces and bracelets. They also sell calming Baltic Amber earrings, pendants, bracelets, anklets, and rings from SparkofAmber. Recently, Spark of Amber has added Baltic Amber and gemstone jewelry, and custom-made amber/gemstone Mother’s Bracelets. All of their amber has been lab-tested at an outside gem-lab, in order to ensure you are purchasing REAL Baltic Amber. Spark of Amber offers free shipping on all orders! Some products to take a look at are the Amber Teething Necklaces, the Baltic Amber Raw Adult Necklace, and the Custom Mother’s Bracelet.
Little House Living Reader’s Exclusive Deal: Use the coupon code Christmas2014 to get $2 off your order! This code is good from October through December on any purchase of $25 or more. Enter in the coupon code at checkout.
The Company: Wild Mint
About the Company & the Products: At Wild Mint, they are passionate about helping families live healthier, safer, and more environmentally friendly lives. On their website, we offer a one-stop shopping destination where people can find a wide selection of only non-toxic and eco-friendly products, information on toxic chemicals, healthy living tips, recipes, and more!
Their product selection includes everything from reusable water bottles to kitchen products to eco friendly lunch gear to safe toys for babies and kids…and so much more! They have a wide toy selection, plenty of Wooden Toys, Organic Baby Toys, and other Natural Toys. They want to make sure that our customers can find everything they are looking for on their site when it comes to safer products for their families. If a customer can’t find what they are looking for, Hannah will do her best to help you find those products or make it a point to add the safe products to the site. They strive to do anything they can do to help make it easier for families to find what they need! You can contact Hannah at [email protected] at any time for questions on the site or products.
Little House Living Reader’s Exclusive Deal: Use the coupon code HOUSE at checkout to receive $10 off orders over $75, along with free ground shipping with orders over $49. Jut enter the code at checkout to get the discount.
The Company: Wild Idea Buffalo Co.
About the Company & the Products: Wild Idea Buffalo Co. is the leading provider in 100% grassfed Buffalo, also known as Bison, meat. All Wild Idea meat is 100% grassfed, 100% hormone, antibiotic free & pesticide free, 100% free roaming, and 100% humanely harvested.
Preserving land for wild things has been the focus of Dan O’Brien’s life. Bringing buffalo back to their native homeland on the Great Plains has been at the center of his preservation efforts. In 1997, to help keep his small ranch going and to offer an alternative to the industrialized food system, he started a meat company called Wild Idea Buffalo. The idea was simple: supply delicious, healthy, 100% grass-fed meat to consumers interested in sustainability. The wild idea continues today because of Americans like you who care about the food you eat and the world we share. Some products to take a look at are their bundles, premium steaks, and best sellers!
Little House Reader’s Exclusive Deal: Enter promotion code WILDIDEA during the checkout procedure to save 15% on any order over $150.
Are you a small business and you still want to be a part of the gift guide?
If your values fit with that of Little House Living and our readership, we would love to include you in this Christmas Gift Guide! Over the next several months this guide will be promoted many times to hundreds of thousands of men and women that are searching for the perfect gift ideas for their loved ones.
A sponsorship in the Christmas Gift Guide includes an individual Facebook shoutout, a place in the gift guide with an image and text ad, your choice of links to your store or website, and other advertising opportunities and discounts throughout the holiday season. We want to work with you to help you support your small business or brand and provide a wonderful Christmas for your family as well!
We are currently offering discounts in the insertion fee for the Christmas Gift Guide until October 15th. Additionally, we are only offering limited spots in the gift guide as to not make it too overwhelming. If you are interested in being a part of the gift guide we urge you to contact us soon to reserve your spot! Not all advertiser’s may be selected for the gift guide so please contact us as soon as possible. You can contact us by emailing [email protected] or using our Contact Form.