We super-duper care about putting our money where it does the least harm and the most good. We also care about giving quality, meaningful gifts that don’t clutter up our loved ones’ lives—thoughtful giving, in other words, from the item’s inception to its place under our tree.


With this hand-curated list, we’ve done our best to select gift ideas that reflect these values. We’re grateful that some of these companies and makers directly support The Art of Simple and keep our lights on, so if you’ve been blessed by our work this year, we’d love it if you supported these good businesses, too. Do good with your dollars.

November 28 is Cyber Monday, so check these businesses for any sales! There’s some good ones. All coupon codes are valid through December 31, 2016 unless otherwise stated.

Click on the tabs below to see our curated selections:


Tweens & Teens



The Whole Family

Stocking Stuffers

Pin this gift guide to bookmark it for reference all season long:
A Simple Gift Guide 2016: ethical, clutter-free, adds-value gift ideas for everyone on your list.

p.s. – Also check out this Very Merry Gift Certificate Bundle—for just $15, you’ll get $180 in store credits from 12 online businesses that align with a simple, natural lifestyle. Perfect for crossing off things from your list! Available now through December 5. Check it out.

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