I don’t know about you, but shopping may look different this year for many. Sadly, my days of wandering the aisles of my favorite stores to find the perfect gift may not be possible this year. Good news though! Many of my favorite online companies, blogger friends, and others are rolling out some great deals and freebies! Some I have partnered with as an affiliate. That means it helps me a great deal if you purchase from the provided links (it’s no extra cost for you – I simply get a small percentage for getting the word out). Others are just good things I’ve found that I really like and want to share with you!
A couple of notes about holiday shopping….
Perhaps I’m a bit old fashioned, but I really do like to give well thought out gifts. I’m not too keen on “trading” gift cards, but if I know it really is the best thing that I can give that person, then a gift card it is.
Another note about holiday shopping. I admit, I do love the convenience of Amazon, and have probably shopped more there this year than ever due to closures and mandates in my state. While many of the big stores have been able to remain open during COVID-19, it’s no news flash that small businesses are struggling. Do you part to support them if you are able. That means your local shops and restaurants, as well as your direct sellers. I am one that has been hit hard with my direct sales. Last year, I was busy with many weekends at festivals, bazaars, and preschools. My last public event was in February. Ouch! It has always pained me to see someone say that “they can get the same thing somewhere else”. That is not always the case, and more importantly, these are your friends – support them! That’s all I need to say about that, so let me share with you some of the real deals, freebies, and ideas that this post is supposed to be about!
I’ll be updating this weekly, or as I see the need for the next few weeks, so check back often! Updated 12/4/2020
Limited Time Deals – Hurry!
A+ Interactive Math is extending a FANTASTIC deal until December 6. Use code HOMESCHOOLFANATIC for 40% off a one year Family Math Package. The full year membership is for 1 to 10 students! If you are needing a change in your math curriculum, let A+ do the work for you! You can check out my recent review here.
Homeschool Style Company is a fun place to get all your homeschool shirts, mugs and more! Be sure to order by December 10th for holiday delivery. Use code “homeschoolfanatic” for a sweet 20% off discount!
A Few of My Favorite Things
It’s no secret that I love to give and receive books! I happen to know where you can get some of the best books around, wink, wink!
You can find past blog posts featuring some of our favorites here. Please note that not all may be available, as the post is not current, but most are. I also have connections to be able to get some of those that are no longer available on the website. Join my F.A.B group on Facebook for the most up to date info and special sales!
Other Gift Ideas
Did you know I had a small online store right here on the blog? My daughter has made some terrific things from bookmarks, nature journals, and scripture circles! We would love to make and ship something for you!
Check out a few unique gift ideas that I’ve given my teens in the past, as well as favorite gifts for the homeschool mom! You can find these in my fun delightful dozen from last year – they are still my favorites!
I’ve come across some great freebies from a few of my blogging friends!
- Fields of Daisies is offering a FREE PDF Version of the Name of Jesus Devotional – FOCUS on one name of Jesus each day during the month of December.
- The Secret Life of Homeschoolers has some fun ideas for watercolor Christmas cards as well as a big, fun list of Christmas Activities for Teens and Tweens.
- Schoolin’ Swag has a We Three Kings hymn study and copywork available, as well as some ideas for Three Kings Day in January.
- Check out my Upcycled Magazine Tutorial! If you scroll to the bottom of my Free Resource Library, you will find a set of printable PDF instructions. I also sell these as kits, so contact me soon if you want me to mail one your way!