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A Gift Guide (Because Your Friend Has Enough Scarves)

As Scott and I do our holiday shopping, we always like to turn to items that we’ve tried and loved, especially those things that friends and family have personally asked: I have to know, what is that scent? Ha, where do you find something like that? Ooh, I could use one of those. We enjoy taking what we love about our friend and mixing that with something that’s reliable, hand-picked just for them, and whenever possible, has a good dose of quirk (and not surprisingly, a love for pets!).

Here’s a little catch-all round-up of items that you may like, too, for your friend who already has an enviable scarf collection. For the animal lover in your life who gets it. For your dad who has everything or your sister who never returns your favorite clutch. Some things we have, some things we’d like, but everything is under $50 (some much less!), which means you could always treat yourself while you’re at it. Psst… there’s a handful of promos thrown in just for you!

Let’s do it!


1 // I Just Want To Drink Coffee T-Shirt, $27.95 // We wear and love this one, and now it’s time to add to the collection! // Through January 31st, save 15% off any order with promo code YBH15

2 // Blue Spruce + Spearmint candle by Sydney Hale + Co., $30 // We got hooked on their Eucalyptus + Sage, and we’ve started burning this candle over the weekend! With a scent so fresh and fragrant, they rarely need lit to fill your room. Better yet? 10% goes right back to animal rescue. // Through December 7th, receive free shipping on all orders in the USA with promo code YBHGIFTGUIDE

3 // Baggu Small Clutch, $44 // Baggu bags rule our world. From their totes to leather pouches, we’ve got them all. Their quality is top notch, and their leather is downright dreamy.

4 // Black and White Cord Set w/ Bulb Socket, $16.99 // 15 feet of this graphic cord could have your office mate lighting up their corner of the cube in no time!

5 // Cards Against Humanity, $25 // A card game favorite among our friends, we’ve even picked up several expansion packs and the Bigger, Blacker Box. Please don’t play this with your mom.

6 // Negroni Cold Process Soap by Soap Distillery, $7 // Our friend Danielle, mastermind behind Soap Distillery, offers small batch vegan soaps, scrubs and whips without the hangover. A unique gift for your best drinking buddies – or definitely hoard them for yourself (as we’ve been known to do!). // Through December 5th, save 15% off any order with promo code YBHOLIDAY

7 // You Earned It Bottle Opener, $28 // We think the handle says it all! Gift with your friend’s favorite 6-pack, and toast to you. Job well done.


8 // Paris #4 by The Print Shop, $39 // During our whirlwind weekend to Paris, Scott insisted we hike up the Eiffel Tower. I snagged this shot of picnic goers below, and it’s been a Print Shop favorite – ours too! – ever since. And gifting art? That’s the very best gift, we think. //  Through December 7th, save 20% off any order with promo code YBHTAKE20

9 // Baba Souk Graphic Cheese Plate, $45 // This beautiful clay plate should never be tucked away. It’s absolutely counter top display worthy, don’t you think? Pair with a gourmet block of cheese, and you’re golden. // Through December 4th, save 30% off any order with promo code YBH30

10 // Grounds & Hounds Coffee, from $8.75 // Using only fair trade organic beans, Grounds & Hounds gives back 20% to safe-haven animal rescue organizations. Their story is heartwarming, and their coffee? It’s really, really good. We love the Alpha Blend, but we’ve only just begun.

11 // Grey Exotic Cat Stud Earrings by Faz, $20 // Can you even handle this? I have a few pairs that remind me of our girls, but now that Faz makes custom earrings, well, forget it!

12 // Case Study Table Top Bowl by Modernica, $39 // Take a bowl, fill with goodies. It’s a no-fail gift! We love that this table top bowl would be the right size for a mini succulent, a handful of chocolates or a place to tuck a gift card. // December 1st only, receive a free Table Top Bowl with any purchase (no minimum) within the contiguous US using promo code YELLOWBRICKHOME. Gift will automatically be added to your order.

13 // Custom Pieladium Bluetooth Speaker via Zazzle, $49.95 // Not only would this pint-sized bluetooth speaker easily fit in your purse for music on the go, but you can make it your own! For fun, I added Jack’s fuzzy mug to the product above, and I’m thinking an accompanying CC speaker is only appropriate. // On Cyber Monday, see promos here when you use the code ZAZCYBER2014

14 // Creative Block Book by the Jealous Curator, $25 // As the tagline says, “Get unstuck, discover new ideas.” Whether you’re in it for the artwork or you’ve succumbed to the dreaded block yourself, let’s get inspired. (Dear Scott, this is on my wishlist. Love, Kim)

Happy shopping!

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  • Staci12.1.14 - 11:59 AM

    Great gift guide. Might have to give myself the cool cord or the puppy-saving coffee beans!ReplyCancel

    • Kim12.1.14 - 12:09 PM

      We drank the Paper & Slippers blend over the holiday weekend, and it was SO good! (Between us and our 2 friends, we burned through a whole bag!) I think Alpha is still my favorite – so far.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn12.1.14 - 7:56 PM

    Is G&H on par with Stumptown? Thanks to you guys I’ve been ordering Doug a bag each year for Christmas and I’m thinking I may have to switch things up this year … for the pups! :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim12.2.14 - 7:49 AM

      That’s a close call! G&H is reaaaally good and saves the bubbies… So I think this year give it a go! Their Alpha dark blend is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • And now I want to order ALL the SOAP from Soap Distillery. I feel like Oprah. “You get a bar of soap and you get a bar of soap!”

    Thanks for sharing. I’m always looking for fun and unique gifts.ReplyCancel

  • april12.2.14 - 2:11 PM

    Is there a holiday discount code for the Pet Shop gift certificates too? YBHTAKE20 didn’t work there.ReplyCancel

    • Kim12.2.14 - 2:16 PM

      The code is only good in The Print Shop. There won’t be any more Pet Shop sales this year, but I sincerely hope I still get to work with you!ReplyCancel

  • Trude12.2.14 - 4:59 PM

    Some great ideas! We LOVE Cards Against Humanity. I cry-laugh every time. We actually play with my parents (my brothers, myself and our SO’s) and it turns out they’re savants. Beat us every time. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kaleigh12.2.14 - 9:38 PM

    I LOVE Cards Against Humanity…. I have never laughed as hard as I did when we played that. It truly is for horrible people… so call me horrible!ReplyCancel

  • Amy12.8.14 - 2:18 PM

    Ahh yay – thanks for the gift list, my friends definitely do have enough scarfs lol. And I was super excited to see that you included Grounds and Hounds coffee! A good friend of mine from high school started that business in California about two years ago. It really is a great cause and excellent coffee to boot!ReplyCancel

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