15+ Clutter-Free Gift Ideas {Including Black Friday Deals!} | From Overwhelmed to Organized: 15+ Clutter-Free Gift Ideas {Including Black Friday Deals!}

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

15+ Clutter-Free Gift Ideas {Including Black Friday Deals!}

I know there are a million deal blogs out there and your inbox is probably overflowing with details of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales! And as you know, I'm not a deal site. I generally don't even really like the idea of big sales because it makes people want to buy things they don't actually need, which means those items become clutter that has to be dealt with later. If you've been around here any length of time you know I'm not a fan of clutter :)

But, I wanted to share some sales and deals for items that you or the people you give them to will actually use. So... not clutter! Hopefully this post will help you save money and be a thoughtful giver this holiday season.

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you buy an item after clicking any of them {at no additional cost to you}. This helps cover the expenses of running this blog and enables me to share free content with you all year long. Thanks for making that possible!

Note: I'll update this post as I come across more deals so keep checking back. Also, the details of each sale vary and are accurate as of the time of publication.  But make sure you read the website carefully before buying in case the offer listed here has expired.

OK, on to the clutter-free gift ideas!

Click the pictures for all the details or to buy any of these items.

Update November 28th: I've updated this post to include several Cyber Monday deals {we're well over 15 clutter-free ideas now!}. 

Update December 1st: Many of these deals are over, but the clutter-free gift ideas are still great! {Just ignore all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday references!}  I've updated all the links so if you click the pictures you'll be taken to where you can buy each gift (some may even have new promotions and sales happening now!). 

Gifts For Getting Organized

If you or someone you know needs to get organized... in daily life, during the holiday season, or for entertaining... this Thanksgiving bundle from Jessica Fisher is a great deal!  You get 3 great ebooks for the price of 2!

Thanksgiving Bundle Sale

There are tons of great products to help you get organized at The Container Store and for Cyber Monday week they're offering 20% off their top departments!  They're featuring a different department every day, so check back and see all the great organizing products on sale.  Plus, if you want to give some practical stocking stuffers that your friends and family will actually use, right now you can buy 4 stocking stuffers and get the 5th one free!

If you or someone you know has ever thought about becoming a professional organizer, check out Profitable Organizer.  This is the program I used to launch my business and it rarely goes on sale.  But right now, it's 25% off so it's a great time to join!  The program typically only goes on special for Black Friday so if you're thinking about becoming a professional organizer in the new year, jump on this price now!  If you're not sure if this is the right program for you, they offer a 21-day satisfaction guarantee as well as a 12-week results guarantee so you can dive in and check out the videos and start taking the steps to launch your professional organizing business and if at the end of 12 weeks you don't feel it's right for you, they'll refund your money.  Can't beat that! Here's an old post I wrote that describes more about the Profitable Organizer program and what it's like to be a professional organizer {note: the offer in that post is old... the current deal is 25% off... click the image below to get the current deal}. This sale ends on Monday November 28th so don't miss out!

Want to get your photos organized or give a wonderful clutter-free gift of a photo book? Blurb has 50% off photobooks! Use code BEST50 at checkout.

While you're organizing your photos and creating photo books, why not back up your photos with Picture Keeper?  They have BOGO deals on through Nov 24, 2016 and then up to 35% off + free gifts + free shipping from Nov 25-27, 2016!  Their Cyber Monday sale is 50% off the entire site!  Just use code PKCYBER50 at checkout. That sale is on until Nov 30th. Also free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Get all your Christmas cards sent out early with 40% off from Tiny Prints!  They just extended their Cyber Monday sale to Tuesday November 29th and it's up to 50% off! Use code HAPPYMONDAY at checkout.

Mabel's Labels are a great way to get organized... for you or for anyone on your list!

If you have a student who needs some help getting organized, these student planners and other time management resources from Order Out Of Chaos might be just the tools they need!  For Cyber Monday only, these planners are 30% off.  Plus you can buy one and get one free and get a free bookmark for your planner!  Timers and videos are also 30% off.  And "What's the Deal with Teens and Time Management" is only $6!

General Clutter-Free Gifts

Consumable gifts like food are always appreciated! How about giving a food plan?  It's a gift that keeps on giving! Check out the special Love With Food has going on.

Lessons or hobby supplies are also fantastic clutter-free gifts and Craftsy is having their best sale of the year!  Project kits and supplies are up to 70% off  and classes are $17.99 US or less from November 24 - 28.

Calendars make great clutter-free gifts and Calendars.com has an amazing sale right now! Up to 70% off everything + free shipping + an extra 25% off orders of $50 or more.

Got a wine-lover on your list this Christmas? Give them the gift of monthly wine!  They currently have $155 in free gifts with the purchase of a 1-year gift membership.  That sounds like a win-win to me :)

Dayspring has lots of great gift ideas...books, cards, jewelry, decor, and much more.  They're offering 30% off with new items featured every day.

Zazzle has tons of great gift ideas that you can personalize... calendars, pillows, ornaments, canvas prints, post-it notes, and much more! Get up to 70% off with their Cyber Monday sale and up to 60% off with their Cyber Week sale!  Items and deals vary throughout the day so check back regularly to get the best deals.

Experiences make great gifts! Be a tourist in your own city with family or friends or travel to one of several locations with CityPass. {Note: if you click the picture below you'll be taken to a specific city's CityPASS, but then click the CityPASS logo or the menu button on the top left and you can choose from all the other cities they offer.}


Easy Canvas Prints are a great gift and they currently are offering 85% off everything!

The organizing and gift-giving options are practically limitless at Zulily and they have great deals right now for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Need a gift for that "hard-to-buy-for" person on your list? How about an Amazon Prime membership?

For more clutter-free gift ideas you can check out my Great Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.

Are you ready to do some clutter-free gift shopping?  For yourself or for those on your list?  What other clutter-free gifts are you giving or have you given in the past?

Happy organizing / clutter-free gift-giving!

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  1. wow...all kinds of deals there eh?

    1. There sure are Annette! And you don't have to leave home to take advantage of them :)

  2. You really connected with the deals! I think most of us are big fans of consumable gifts.. nothing to store:)

    1. Yes Seana I love giving and receiving consumable gifts! No clutter :)

  3. You may not write a deals blog, but you sure found a lot of them! Good thing I didn't see this last week, as I might have gone overboard...

    1. A few times a year I don't mind doing a deals post. If I can save people money while offering helpful suggestions for gifts then I'm doing my part in helping reduce clutter :)

  4. I love love love your list Hilda! I have my clutter-free gist ideas coming out this week but yours is sooooo good and I love that you used deal links so people could shop right away. Going to let this inspire me when I write next year's list! Great job :)

    1. Thanks Allison! I know when I'm looking at gift ideas it's great to be able to just click and buy... especially if there's a deal involved :) I look forward to reading your post!

  5. Mabel's Labels is great. I recently purchased labels from them and they are really nice and durable.

    1. Yes they're definitely high quality labels Sabrina! And they're so cute too :)

  6. What a great list of deals! I had no idea there were so many options out there. My favorite was the City Pass - I love the thought of giving the opportunity of experiencing a place. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Liana! I love City Passes. For my son's birthday a few years ago he wanted to go on a family outing to the CN Tower since he'd never been there (we live just outside Toronto)... as it turns out the City Pass including the CN Tower wasn't a lot more expensive than just the tower so we ended up enjoying 5 different Toronto attractions instead of one for only a little more money! If we ever travel to any of the other cities with City Passes we'll definitely buy one.

  7. WOW--what a great assortment of clutter-free gift ideas! I will keep your list handy all year. I enjoy looking for special interest calendars to give as gifts. I also love giving the gift of tickets to a special event or concert. My daughter and I plan to attend a TEDx event in Nashville next year. I encourage clutter free gifts all year long!! Best wishes for a happy holiday!!

    1. Glad you found this list helpful Olive! Most of the companies listed have great deals all year long, so it's definitely not just a Black Friday shopping list :) I love the idea of going to a TEDx event. Enjoy!


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