The Yard 2018 – Holiday Gift Guide

November 20, 2018/ by Tara M F Leavitt

Holiday madness approaches. If you don’t have enough on your daily to-do lists with the end of the year approaching, holiday shopping can seem like an unnecessary burden. For those of us not as gifted *pun intended*, The Yard compiled our 2018 Gift Guide including some products from our amazing members, our vetted personal favorites and things we’ve been lusting after all year.

Click through for our suggestions of the top shops for the people in your life and look for some special promo codes to shop this season**.


For The Person Born in the Wrong Decade


A Phone Case That Indulges Their Nostalgia

Help them upgrade their phone with cool new cases (like these old-school Game Boy or Mix Tape inspired ones) from Society 6 starting at $35.99 each.


HOLIDAY DEAL: Get everything 25%off through November 25th with code BLACKFRIDAY at Society6.



Make Your Own Viewfinder

Save all your favorite snaps or create an entire album of memories in a viewfinder. Not only will the piece look super cool in your home or office, but will be a fun memory keeper to revisit for just $29.95.





Felt Letter Board to Speak Your Mind

Add a cute message to their next polaroid lay-flat or just give them a place to say something fun. Felt letter boards are making a resurgence and Letterfolk has an amazing selection in multiple sizes starting at just $35.






For The Commuter


Wireless Tunes

Nothing is worse than a tangle of wires on a crowded train or bus. Get them a set of one of the highest rated Bluetooth headphones from Jabra for just $120, no code needed.



HOLIDAY DEAL: $119.99 (formerly $162.99) with Best Buy Black Friday deals.


Pins For Style Even When It’s Chilly

Help them show off their personality even when their coat is covering up all their natural style with a killer pin from The Yard alum Pintrill with pins starting around $10.

Some of our favorites include champagne celebrations, life mottos, little egg characters, and hometown love.


HOLIDAY DEAL: For Black Friday you can get up to 20+% off your cart by buying 3 or more pins, no code needed, on Pintrill!


A Cool (And Warm) Layer

There’s nothing worse than the extreme hot/cold flashes you can get from being on sweaty transit to the chilly air. Help a friend layer up wisely for an easy ride. For under $40, Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down version is packable as an extra layer and won’t rub up too much on other passengers during a crowded ride. Check out the colors for women’s and men’s sizes.

HOLIDAY DEAL: Currently on sale for $39.90 at


For The Wellness Guru


Massage Out The Stress

Massage out any daily stress with a Facial Roller. Believed to help purify your system and help roll out stress lines, this roller from Skin Gym is also a great wake me up in the morning if you leave it in the fridge overnight. Treat them with something pretty to put on their desk or help be a nice little treat on a tough day, starting at $32 based on the crystal material you choose.



Find Calm with CBD

Find your own inner peace with the little help of nature’s hemp plant. CBD oils  (which are THC free so there are no psychotropic effects) are being lauded for their calming and healthful properties and included in everything from salves for muscles to lattes for a calm morning. Check out the “Inner Peace” oil from Mowellens – a favorite from the head of our Wellness Program and TRUHAUS founder, Gabriella Truglio.

HOLIDAY DEAL: Get 10% off your order with code TRUHAUS.


The Gift of Green

Help them grow their plant collection with a new green friend from The Sill. Start your friend on a plant subscription of $35/mo with options for pet friendly, low-light and generally fantastic new plants to brighten their mood, office, and home.






For The Big Cheese


Bright New Art

Help them brighten their office with a killer new piece of artwork. Starting at $120 for original pieces, all artwork is curated by the Alpha’a team and then voted on by you! You can also check out some of the latest works in person at our most recent Lincoln Square exhibit.


HOLIDAY DEAL: Yard member and curatorial partner Alpha’a is offering 35% off all art with code blackfriday18



Sleek New Luggage

Business travelers will love “The Jaunt” carry-on from The Yard member Roam Luggage. Fully customizable with over 1 million possible color combinations, and with a scratch resistant finish, washable and water resistant interiors, and a smooth spinner base, this bag will be beyond functional and stylish on all their trips starting at $375.


HOLIDAY DEAL: Members of The Yard can receive a special discount found in The BackYard.



Productivity Planner

The best way to kick off their new year is with a new way to be as productive as possible. Intelligent Change (who also makes the Tim Ferris favorite 5-Minute Journal) has an incredible productivity planner that will help you get to A to Z with a clear head and goals in mind for just $24.95.


HOLIDAY DEAL: New members of The Yard get a free planner when they sign up, while supplies last.


Shop Local

We’ll be hosting pop-up shops at a variety of our locations in NYC for the holidays with special deals. Stay tuned for more details and so that you can RSVP and check them out!


Happy hunting!


** Discounts valid to the best of our knowledge. The guide may be updated due to item and promotion availability throughout the holiday season.**