Educational gifts for the holidays (with discounts for you!)

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Educational gifts for the holidays ~ SimpleHomeschool
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Gift-giving this time of year can feel complicated, but it doesn’t have to. We want to fill our homes in the same way we fill our lives: with what matters to us, with what’s really important.

For homeschooling families, this means that we want the presents we give–to our kids and others–to contribute to an atmosphere of learning.

With this goal in mind, I wanted to highlight the sponsors who have been a part of Simple Homeschool this year. Many of them are offering substantial discounts for you this holiday season, too. Enjoy!

Artterro Eco Art Kits

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Assembled by hand in Wisconsin, Artterro eco art kits are full of gorgeous, natural materials and fresh, fun project ideas.  Prepare to be inspired and delighted as you unplug with family and friends!

Discount: Use the code SHS20 for 20% off through December 15th.

Barker Creek

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Barker Creek Publishing is a small, woman-owned business located in Western Washington. Our Award Winning Draw Write Now Books and box sets are a great fun and educational gift for the young learners in your home!

Discount: Get a free ebook download with the purchase of a Draw Write Now Boxed Set. Just use the code SAMPLER13. Offer good through 12/17.

Brave Writer

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A writing and language arts program for families, Brave Writer helps parents draw out and nurture the writing voices of their children without causing damage.


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Educents is the best place to find educational gifts, games, and toys this Holiday season. Save up to 90% on the latest products that will challenge the mind and be fun at the same time!

Discount: Use the code “SimpleHomeschool” to get an extra 20% off your order, now through 12/4.

Great Homeschool Conventions

Hosted in Greenville, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ontario, California in 2014, as well as expanding to Texas in early 2015, Great Homeschool Conventions offers hundreds of workshops and the largest homeschool curriculum exhibit hall available!

Green Kid Crafts


Green Kid Crafts is an eco-friendly company producing monthly subscriptions of Creativity Kits, Science Kits, and themed Discovery Boxes. We make every month educational by delivering nature-themed, sustainable activity kits that teach children about creativity.

Discount: Get 40% off a single box with the code “black fri”; 50% off 1st month of monthly subscription with code “cybermon” Offers good through tonight (12/2) at midnight.

Home Art Studio

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The Home Art Studio program is designed to increase students’ love and appreciation of the visual arts. The art projects on each DVD illustrate the elements and principles of art in an age-appropriate way.

Discount: Receive 20% off 1-2 DVDs and 30% off 3 or more. Use the code HSC2013A–valid through December 31st.

Imagine Childhood


Imagine Childhood specializes in earth-friendly goods, craft & activity tutorials, and educational supplies. Our winter collection is filled with hundreds of unique heirloom quality toys, tools, games, and craft projects. Many are $25 or less with free shipping on orders over $100.

Discount: Take 10% off all orders with the code “SimpleHomeschool” through Dec 6th.

Lavender’s Blue

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Lavender’s Blue Homeschool offers a Waldorf-inspired kindergarten curriculum, with circle times, the full circle on audio, stories, painting, modeling, and crafts.  It’s complete, beautifully integrated, and includes consulting so you can relax and enjoy the kindergarten years!

Discount: Use the coupon code “HOLIDAYS” for 20% off your order through the end of December.

Little Passports


Follow Little Passports characters Sam and Sofia as they embark on a new country adventure each month. Packages filled with fun souvenirs, letters, stickers, photos and activity sheets arrive in the mail once a month, bringing the world to your doorstep.

Discount: Get 50% off the first month of your subscription if you purchase by the end of today (Dec 2nd) with the code BLACK50. Get 40% off on 12/3 with the code BLACK40. Get 30% off on 12/4 with the code BLACK30.

LuSa Organics Skin Care


LüSa Organics is offering a new line of holiday gifts, each handmade with organic ingredients and scented with essential oils. Soaps, lip balms, room sprays, and candles are available in three exquisite holiday scents.

Discount: Receive a free chest rub (a must-have for cold season!) with any order over $50. Just enter “50ChestRubSH” in the comments field of your order. Offer expires December 25th.

Sparkle Stories


Enjoy Christmastime with Sparkle Stories! Follow the days of Advent with the Martin & Sylvia Audio Advent Calendar, listen to our free holiday stories each week of December, and find holiday gifts for those you love.

Discount: Receive 50% off the Martin & Sylvia Christmastime Audio Book. Offer good through Dec 31st.

A Thomas Jefferson Education


Leadership Education is energizing and revolutionizing home school for tens thousands of families across the globe. Learn how to “Inspire, not Require,” and help your children excel at every age – because they have a passion to learn and feel a special sense of purpose for their life!

Discount: Get the Simple Homeschool Bundle (valued at over $210) for just $42 when you use the coupon code SIMPLEBONUS13!

Uzinggo Math & Science

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Based on the award-winning Adapative Curriculum platform, Uzinggo is an evolution in learning. For students grades 5-12, Uzinggo utilizes proven, research-based content and the latest technology in math and science that allows them to work when they want, where they want.

Discount: Today only (12/2) get 25% off annual subscriptions with the code “SUPER25” After today, the code “Special20” is good for 20% off annual subscriptions through December 31st.

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.


  1. Elizabeth says:

    Great products! Thanks! I especially love Lavender’s Blue curriculum. It is amazingly well organized and is making doing kindergarten with my five year old such a joy!

  2. Nice choices. Whenever I purchase a toy, I make sure it is both fun and educational. If a child is going to be sitting around and playing, they should be learning as well. Why not kill two birds with one stone.
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  3. Wow – what a fantastic list!

  4. whats the Brave Writer discount??

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