Shop Small & Simply: Sustainable, Ethical, Feel-Good Gift Guide 2016

Have you had enough of Black Friday shopping madness, last-minute December mall runs and January debt headaches? Me too. It's nuts. We seem to have turned the most sacred and celebrated time of year into a time to overspend and consume from big brands who ship from across the planet. Let's stop the madness this year and simplify. 

Start by skipping Black Friday chaos in favour of spending quality time with loved ones and doing your shopping online for simple, sustainable, and ethical gifts. Intentional giving means choosing to spend on gifts and experiences that are handmade, sustainably created, meaningful, and support artisans and/or small entrepreneurs.

Then consider purchasing your gifts from small businesses, artisans and makers who will benefit tremendously from your support and be able to continue making valuable things for the world. 

Express the love and joy of the season through simple and functional gifts of quality and beauty that make life just a little better - for you and the maker. Here are my selections for 2016 (and a special bonus for you at the end!). 

Enter to win a Jord Wood Watch plus immediately get a $25 coupon emailed to you when you enter. Contest and coupon valid until December 18th, 2016. You know I love anything that's wood and simple, and that includes my Jord watch, shown above. Check it out right here. 

I hope these gifts inspire you to keep it simple and sustainable this holiday season. Take it easy this weekend, stay home, and have fun online gifting. 

*This post was sponsored by Jord Wood Watches.

Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.