HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Happy Holidays from Y Combinator
Here’s a collection of products and services from YC startups
The world’s smartest action camera
The world’s smartest action camera developed by engineers from NASA, HP and Sikorsky Aircraft! Features include a built in gyroscope, proprietary true stabilization technology, facial recognition and more -- available direct-to-consumer for $499.99.
Cameras and software that connect people to their pets
Petcube HD pet cameras have 1080p HD video, two-way audio, sound and motion alerts, night vision and are voice-enabled via Amazon Alexa. Petcube Bites flings treats for remote treating and rewarding, while Petcube Play has a built-in laser toy that’s certified safe for humans and animals for exercise and play.
$25 off HD pet cameras with promo code YCFAMILY
Make your bed smart, sleep better
A sensor layer that fits over any mattress and instantly turns your bed into a smart bed. Review your sleep data, use the dual zone warming feature for an extra cozy bed, connect to almost any wifi-enabled device in your house.
$125 off with code YCGIFT
Track your boxing/MMA workouts through your punch output
Hykso’s punch trackers track your hands’ movement 1000 times per second to detect the number, the type, and the velocity of all your punches. The Hykso App allows you to create drills and record all your punch data in one place to compare your progression!
Get 10% off with promo code YCGIFT17
The simplest way to repair iPhones, anytime, anywhere
iCracked's DIY Repair Kit is a present that will surely come in handy for any butterfingers on your list. Each kit contains the necessary tools, step-by-step instructions, and replacement parts to make a busted iPhone look new again.
Beautiful, smart jewelry
Empower your body with the world's smartest piece of jewelry. The Leaf is a sleep, activity, and reproductive health monitor that helps you cope with stress through built-in breathing exercises.
Smart water bottle
The only bottle to track and calculate the hydration your body needs. Spring calculates your water intake goal based on your age, height, weight, activity, local weather, and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Beauty & Fashion
Function of Beauty
Help your loved one meet their #hairgoals
Function of Beauty makes haircare products customized to your exact specifications -- everything from your hair type to your fragrance preference is accounted for in the formulation. Each bottle is personalized with your loved one's name, making for a sweet personal touch.
Click above for $5 off any set or gift card
Discover new scents every month - or - buy a holiday gift set
ScentBird delivers a 30-day luxury or niche fragrance to the scenthound on your list, whether a lady or a gent. They also have gift subscriptions and gift sets including a special holiday set that includes 3 captivating scents.
Get one month of Scentbird for free -or - Get 2 gift sets for $99
Give a perfectly-fitted shirt
Never give the wrong sized clothing again. MTailor scans your body using your phone in less than 30 seconds to fit you for a custom-fitted shirt starting at just $69. As Buzzfeed said, "It works really, really well."
The gift of endless style
Give the gift of an infinite closet with a Le Tote gift subscription for its clothing and accessory rental service. Their maternity line is a great option for any expecting mom on your list!
Authentic designer resale
Perfect for the luxury lover on your list, Lollipuff is the only auction site that prescreens for authenticity on apparel and accessories from brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin and more.
Give the Gift of Custom Polos
Say goodbye to snug or boxy polos. Vastrm created the perfect fitting polo in a super comfortable and ultra-breathable pique cotton that resists fading, shrinking and wrinkling. Prefer shorter sleeves, a longer body length, or want to design your own? Their design studio lets you create a polo from scratch.
YCLOVE/50% off your purchase of custom polos
Your access to authentic sneakers.
GOAT is the safest way to buy and sell sneakers online. Whether you’re looking to buy rare sneakers, discover new ones, or make money by listing sneakers you already own, GOAT is your destination. And with an authentication service, buyer protection guarantee and great customer service, it’s the safest option in the industry.
90-minute authentic, limited-edition sneaker auctions
FLIP will satisfy the sneakerhead on anyone's list. With FLIP, they'll be instantly notified that their favorite sneaker is listed for sale so they can purchase, pay, and rest easy knowing their new Yeezys are on their way.
$50 off when you email email@example.com after purchase and reference this deal
Handcrafted shoes and accessories
Markhor makes handcrafted luxury leather shoes and accessories for men. By eliminating the middlemen that drive up prices for luxury brands, Markhor is able to pass a bigger portion of their proceeds directly to its master craftsmen.
10% off with the promo code YC15
Customized skincare powered by big data
PROVEN skincare products are formulated using the largest skincare database in the world, the Beauty Genome Project. From toners, to serums to night cream, all products are made in California, using the highest quality natural and scientific ingredients and formulated by our award winning cosmetic chemist from Stanford.
30% off with code YCHoliday
Our beauty pros come to you wherever life takes you
STYLEBEE is aiming to make at-home beauty appointments accessible to a broad audience. Hair, makeup and nails can all be booked through the mobile app. STYLEBEE selects the stylist for each appointment based on proximity and user profile information.
Use code STYLEBEE for $15 off your first booking
Home & Decor
Replace your keys with your smartphone
With Lockitron, you're able to lock and unlock your front door from the comfort of your smart phone to make sure Santa goes down the chimney like he's supposed to. Lockitron Bolt starts at $99 and is available at Target.com.
The luxury couch, re-imagined for real life.
Burrow reverse engineered a luxury couch to cut out unnecessary shipping time and money. Thanks to their award-winning, innovative design, Burrow couches are delivered in one week flat in easy-to-carry boxes. And a breezy ten-minute, tool-free assembly will have you lounging in no time.
5% off with promo code YCHOLIDAY. For the month of December, Burrow will donate one couch for every ten sold to a family impacted by the hurricanes.
Custom framing made simple
Take any special memory or passion and bring it to life inside a beautiful, handcrafted Level frame. From framed artwork and photos to our uniquely framed vinyl records, Level creates personalized gifts designed to last a lifetime.
Sign up for a free account and receive $15 off your first order
Hand-Made Paintings From Your Photos
Upload a photo to Instapainting and a master artist will turn it into a 100% hand-made painting on canvas or drawing in 6-15 days. Comes ready to hang! Choose from many art styles with free instant previews. An impressive way to turn your digital photos into something real and unique!
Free Shipping for over 144 sq. in. 20% off second painting. 30% off third and more. Guaranteed holiday delivery available.
Premium Spa-Like Shower
The Nebia Spa Shower provides a luxurious experience and beautiful design. Nebia's advanced atomization technology produces millions of tiny droplets enveloping you to feel invigorated, restored, and squeaky clean. You can also feel good about saving up to 70% of the water used in a conventional shower.
In-home tech help
Say goodbye to your role as your family's personal IT guru! Techmate provides your loved ones with personalized in-home setup and training for any internet-enabled or smart home device.
$20 off an appointment with promo code YCHOLIDAZED
Leon & George
Beautiful indoor plants, potted and delivered in SF & LA
Get large indoor plants delivered right to your door! All plants come with elegant modern pots, simple care instructions, and unlimited access to our plant care experts who make sure you'll never kill a plant. Returns & exchanges are easy, and delivery is available in the SF Bay Area and the Los Angeles area.
Use code GG2017 for 15% off any order
NUIMO by Senic
High quality smart home controller for Sonos & Philips Hue
Complete your music and lighting experience with the NUIMO smart home controller. Instead of getting distracted by your phone and digging through apps, come home and create the perfect moment using simple controls.
30% Discount off Retail Price with YCGIFT2017
Food & Beverage
Put food in the Nomiku Smart Cooker and eat in 30 minutes
Nomiku's Sous Chef Meals give you the flexibility to create your own meals with mains and sides that are frozen at the peak of flavor for you to enjoy whenever hunger strikes. Unlike other meal services, with Nomiku you also get a standalone device to prepare endless amazing meals, cook with chef-level precision.
To get a FREE Nomiku Smart Cooker when you buy our food, please follow this link
Groceries delivered from your favorite local stores
Instacart delivers groceries to your doorstep (or a friend's doorstep) in as little as one hour, which is perfect when you need a few extra bottles of wine for a party, realize you've forgotten that one key ingredient for dinner, or simply don't have enough time to shop.
Your first delivery is free
Wine by the glass. Delivered.
VINEBOX is a premium wine club that allows you to discover limited-production wines by the glass. Every month their sommeliers hand-select three pours and send them straight to your gift recipient's door.
10% off with promo code YC10
A Whiskey Club for Explorers at Heart
Flaviar's mission is to help each and every one of you build a dream home bar. Flaviar is online and real-world community where members can experience 5 main benefits: Digital Home Bar, Themed Tasting Boxes, Rare and Exclusive Bottlings, Live Events and Free Shipping.
Get one extra Tasting Box of your choice
Smart Countertop Steam Oven + Tovala Meals
Give the gift of delicious, convenient meals and an awesome Steam Oven! Tovala’s smart countertop steam oven automates cooking so you can enjoy fresh, chef-prepared Tovala Meals cooked perfectly at home with just one touch. Or cook your own food even better with the same multi-step process professional chefs use.
The best gourmet food and gifts delivered nationwide
Goldbely delivers specialty foods from some of the best-loved restaurants and markets around the U.S. in the form of gifts, gift cards, or subscriptions (!!). Send pizza from NY, ribs from St. Louis, or a macaron-a-month box from New Orleans to the foodie on your list.
Click & Grow
A self-watering smart garden that grows plants automatically
The Smart Garden makes sure plants always have enough water, light and nutrients. It works just like a Nespresso or Keurig coffee machine, only instead of coffee pods with different flavors, you rotate bio-degradable pre-seeded plant pods. Growing fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables has never been easier.
Get 30% off this Smart Garden! Use code: YCSMARTGIFT17 at checkout
Radically delicious coffee - in an instant
Sudden Coffee is the easiest way to get pour-over style coffee wherever you are. Mix Sudden with hot or cold water for radically delicious coffee in an instant. With a Sudden membership plan, your loved one won't have to worry about running out of coffee again.
The best deal on coffee, anywhere
Save up to 42% off retail prices. Starting at just $6.99, you won't find a better coffee deal anywhere -- online or offline. Perfect for families, offices, and coffee fanatics.
10% off any new coffee plan with promo code YC2016
Customized meal plans, delivered to your door
Gluten free, dairy free, paleo, vegan? Perfect for the friend trying to eat well or lose weight, a PlateJoy subscription buys them six months of perfectly-calibrated meal planning with custom recipes, shopping lists, and grocery delivery.
Customized bag of loose leaf tea
Select from pre-made blends, or create your own premium blend of loose leaf tea! You'll even have the option to change the blend name on the packaging of your very own Custom Blend.
Use code YC20 at checkout for a 20% discount! Code expires January 31, 2018.
Toys you can talk to your kids through
Talkies are the only safe and screen-free device for kids to voice chat with friends and family. No need to give your child a phone. With just a push of a button on a cute and cuddly plush Talkie, kids can connect to Mom, Dad, Grandparents and friends at any time, from anywhere.
Save 20% on any Toymail order of more than $50, with promo code YC20
Nationwide flowers and holiday gifts
BloomThat has everything yule need for the holiday gifting season with beautifully-curated blooms, sweet treats, and gift baskets on offer. Their nationwide next-day flower delivery service is a great option should your first gift selection inadvertently put you in the doghouse.
Take 15% off your next purchase with code YC15. Valid on purchases delivered by 12/31/17.
Hire the best video creators for your projects
Videopixie transforms that folder of video files on your hard drive into the perfect keepsake gift. Videopixie serves up a professional video editor, animator, or director for your wedding video footage or a baby's first year, for example, and will create a professional, beloved video you can watch forever.
A tailored ride share experience for older adults
With a GoGo Gift card, your grandparents can book Lyft or Uber with a phone call, and safely get around town. Every trip is managed by a Professional Grandchild who screens the driver, oversees rides and keeps you informed so your family can focus on loving, not worrying.
Live online classes for kids
Outschool offers inspiring enrichment classes for K-12 kids. Classes meet online in small groups over live video chat. Kids may analyze girl power in literature, explore the science of extreme weather, or get transported to the US Congress for the afternoon. Get modern learning for your family today!
For $10 off your enrollment, email firstname.lastname@example.org when you book with code YC17
Your family stories printed in a beautiful hardcover book
StoryWorth makes it easy to record and share family stories by prompting your family members to answer questions each week, and then compiling the responses along with photos in a beautifully printed book. StoryWorth is a wonderful conversation starter when the family comes together for the holidays.
$20 off using this link
Experienced, vetted caregivers when you need childcare.
Poppy is building the modern village for families by connecting parents with experienced, vetted caregivers when they need childcare.
Currently available in Seattle, WA.
Teach teens computer science via Instagram & Snapchat
Vidcode is the most engaging CS curriculum for tweens and teens because it is taught through an adolescent's preferred medium: Instagram, Snapchat, and VR. Your teen's creativity will flourish through the gift of code.
50% discount on an annual subscription with promo code YC16
True Link Financial
Investment advisory for retirees
For the retired people in your life, give the gift of better saving and spending with True Link's Financial Advisors. True Link is a diversified financial services firm offering a range of money management, investment, and insurance products for retirees.
Services & Subscriptions
Gas delivered to you
Yoshi brings the gas station to your gift recipient, refueling their car regularly wherever it's parked. Any commuters on your list will thank you for removing the hassle of the gas station from their lives forever.
Learn to code online in 30 Days
Take 25% off any one bootcamp with this link: http://www1.onemonth.com/cyber16
Helping you thrive in your dream career
Is someone you care about stuck in a career rut, dealing with an endless job search, or in need of a little inspiration in order to move forward? Give the gift of career coaching from The Muse to help with resumes, job search strategy, or general career consultation.
Get Your Dream Job 10x Faster
Mentat's personalized job search, resume rewrite and networking service can help a job-seeker in your life unwrap a new job 10X faster. Mentat’s team can completely redraft your jobseeker’s resume with professional formatting or help them find great opportunities by networking with their favorite companies.
15% off through 12/31/17 with promo code YCGIFT15
Learn how to build apps, make websites or analyze data with Py's fun bite-sized lessons!
Py is a skill based education app that teaches topics like app development, building websites and data science with a focus on programming.
50% discount on an annual subscription with promo code YC17
The premier subscription box marketplace
Cratejoy is your go-to destination for all things subscription boxes. Whether you’re into books, beauty, fandom, or food, Cratejoy is a marketplace where you’re guaranteed to find a box as unique as you are. With over 1,200 boxes to choose from, there truly is something for everyone.
Learn in-demand skills and advance in your career.
Join one of our accelerated, high-touch 10-week programs that teaches you job-ready skills fast. With the flexibility to learn anywhere, you’ll stay on track with structured lessons, build real-world projects and attend weekly 1-on-1s with a professional developer.
Build your own mobile apps, no coding required.
Not sure what to get your family for the holidays? How about building them an app! On thunkable.com, anyone can build an app without having to code. Build apps that help your family members, share a special memory or make everyone laugh….like that one time when Aunt Betty did something. Classic Betty.
Get your loved one unique arts & services all for free
Give the gift that keeps on giving. Whether it's web design, craft items, art, life coaching or petsitting you may choose from over 100,000 products and services offered in our cashless community. On Simbi, you can trade with other members or offer to “pay” them for their time using your credits.
Join using this link to receive 50 free credits redeemable on Simbi.com
The best longform journalism, read aloud
Audm partners with prestigious publications like The New Yorker, The Atlantic, WIRED, NY Mag, Esquire, and over 30 others to produce audio versions of their feature stories. Each piece is read by a world-class audiobook narrator. Gift a subscription to someone who doesn't have time to get through all the articles they'd like to read.
Gifts for Better Health
The Best Meditation App for Busy People
Simple Habit offers more than 1,000 guided meditations for any situation and mood — including before sleep, taking a work break, commuting, and more. Simple Habit is on a mission to empower humans to stress less, achieve more and live better. This year, give meditation as a gift that keeps on giving.
A personalized, 3D-printed daily supplement capsule
Multiply Labs combines multiple supplements into a single daily capsule. After completing a health quiz, the Multiply algorithm recommends a mix of supplements based on your diet and exercise habits, mixed in a 3D printed capsule. This capsule design allows caffeine to be released at various points during the day.
20% off subscription orders
Build mental strength with personalized insights
Identify your stress triggers & focus builders, and take action at the exact right time. Airo pulls this off by analyzing your nervous system as you go about your day. It learns your routines to figure out personalized goals for building mental strength.
10% off with code ChristmasIsHere (limited time offer)
Store your stem cells so you can live healthier, longer.
What do you get the person that has everything? How about a longer, healthier life? Forever Labs stores your stem cells so they can be used to fight age related disease and perhaps even aging itself. Your stem cells will never be as young and effective as they are, right now!
When signing up, use the referral code YCHOLIDAY17 to receive a $500 discount!
Every bottle you buy gives someone in need 5 years of water
Our bottles are designed to fit neatly into your bag or car cup holder. Perfect for taking on-the-go, our EasyTwist cap means you can open the cap in less than one turn. You also get free water refills from over 800 partner shops. Plus, every bottle sold provides 5 years of clean water to someone living in Africa.
Get 15% with promo code YCLOVE17
Spire is help in the moment for health in the long-term
Spire gives every person the power to control their mental and physical health by capturing real-time bio-signals and making the data useful and actionable.
Get $10 off with promo code SPIRE4YC
Ode to Clean
World's first 100% plant-based disinfecting wipe.
Ode to Clean (from Solugen) is the world's first 100% plant-based disinfecting wipe made with our proprietary new ingredient, Bioperoxide. Using only plant starch, air and water as our ingredients, our process releases 0 emissions and runs 100% on renewable energy.
Get 10% off with promo code YCOde
The gift of travel
Airbnb has gift cards so you can provide the gifts of adventure and global experience to anyone on your list.
The smart luggage leader now offers a complete travel system
Bluesmart Series 2. The smart luggage leader delivers a complete travel system featuring a range of tech-enhanced luggage, travel accessories, and a mobile app to manage it all.
Extra 10% off the pre-order price with promo code YC17
Exclusive access to more bedrooms at the best hotels
Give the gift of travel using Suiteness so your group can stay together knowing you're in the best possible accommodation. Suiteness has hand-picked the world's finest luxury hotel suites, and their concierge team will ensure that your experience is unforgettable.
Get 10% off any concierge booking, mention the YC Holiday Guide
Purchase flights in installments before departure
If all you want for the holidays is to see a loved one, purchase a flight for them for a fraction of the cost upfront and pay the rest in installments before the departure date.
A safer, easier, and more enjoyable bike commute
Vanhawks is a smart, carbon fiber commuting bike with built-in smart navigation and lights so that you can remain visible on the fastest route with no distraction. Every ride records fitness data so you can track your health metrics, and road surface data so you don't overjiggle yourself more than once on your commute.
Starting at $1299
Self Care for the New Year
SmartGut Clinical Testing
SmartGut is the world's first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test. Intended for people with gut issues (IBD, IBS, "leaky gut"), it allows patients and doctors to better understand gut health. Using precision sequencing technology, and advanced AI and machine learning, this test can help you heal your gut.
No upfront cost!
Give a gift that can improve someone's life. Therapy helps you manage stress, improve relationships, and recover from burnout. Kip connects you to high quality therapists nearby and gives you tools to make care more effective. Available for individuals and couples.
10% off gift cards with code YCGIFT
The Flex Company
Revolutionizing periods by replacing the tampon
A monthly subscription to The Flex Company will make a relieving gift for any ladies on your gift list who suffer from menstrual bloating, cramping, or leaking. Flex is revolutionizing periods with a better, safer, cleaner alternative to tampons and what's more, mess-free period sex is a delightful side benefit.
Free 8 count FLEX when you get a FLEX Plan (pay just $3.95 shipping)
We’re on a mission to help you clear your skin
Ready to get the clear skin you are dreaming of? MDacne is the future of acne treatment. How it works? Take a selfie using our app and in less than 5 minutes you'll get an acne treatment regime customized based on your unique skin and acne condition. Simple, powerful and effective.
Period products without the harmful chemicals
Give the gift of self care with personal care products without the harmful chemicals. L. products include 100% organic cotton tampons, pads and liners, as well as a line of natural condoms available through an online subscription. For every product purchased, L. makes one accessible to a girl in need.
Get 20% OFF our organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and award-winning condoms with code WELCOME20.
The easy test for powerful fertility information
Modern Fertility measures key fertility hormones–the same tested at fertility clinics–that map to ovarian reserve, ovulation, and more. Today you can order online, complete the test at a local lab (soon you can test at home), and get physician-reviewed results in your personalized dashboard in 10 days.
Extended launch price: $149
YC Nonprofit Donations
Kiva without the middleman
Zidisha is a person-to-person microlending movement. Your gift card recipient chooses projects in developing countries to fund, then receives updates from the entrepreneurs as they make progress on their dreams (and repay your loan). A $50 donation to Zidisha funds $750 worth of loan projects over five years.
Revolutionizing how the poor access resources
Donate in support of One Degree and you'll provide greater access to resources and a path out of poverty to your neighbors in the Bay Area who are struggling.
Creating the developers of the future
CodeNow diversifies the talent pipeline of students pursuing computer science and technology. They lower the barriers associated with tech by exposing students to programming at a tender age, meaning kids get to explore a wide range of options and opportunities otherwise closed to them.
SIRUM recycles unexpired medicine
SIRUM helps orgs like pharmacies and nursing homes donate, instead of destroying their unused medicine. They put it in a box and we coordinate ALL donation logistics, getting it to someone who couldn't otherwise afford the medicine they need to stay healthy. We're working to get the $5B of surplus medicine that goes to waste to the 1 in 4 people can't afford medicine they need in the U.S.
Give a home for the holidays to help families thrive
New Story helps people get out of survival mode living through the foundation of safe housing. 100% of your donation will go to home construction, and the New Story team will send a video of the exact family you fund when they move into their new home - a gift that keeps giving. All donations are tax deductible.
Improves health literacy and self-health management
Customers use CareMessage to communicate critical health information to their patient populations, and they are not alone. Our team of experts is here to help them develop the best strategies to reach their patients. From appointment reminders to health education, we partner with healthcare organizations to bring mobile technologies to the underserved.
Provides everything you need to vote
Vote.org uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.
The Centre for Effective Altruism
Combining Empathy with Evidence
Donate more effectively through philanthropic funds managed by experts.
Help immunize infants against deadly diseases
Your donation encourages poor mothers in rural West Africa to vaccinate their infants against deadly diseases. 1.5 million children under five lose their lives to vaccine-preventable diseases each year. Often poor mothers cannot afford the transport to clinics and the associated loss in earnings from small-scale trading or farming. This is why we provide cash transfers to mothers that vaccinate their children on five occasions during the first year after delivery.
Over 200,000 families connected to social services and counting
mRelief has built an easy-to-use platform on web and text messaging for families to find out if they qualify for food stamps. We text 10 simple questions that take less than 5 minutes to answer. Over 100,000 families in 42 states have used mRelief to secure food stamps and other public support.
Help Protect Civil Liberties
Donate to the ACLU today to help protect the rights and liberties of people across the country. Right now, we're: protecting free speech and the right to protest, defending reproductive freedom, fighting anti-LGBT discrimination, safeguarding the rights of refugees and immigrants.
Building technology to finance healthcare for everyone
We’re a small team building technology to make universal health coverage possible.
Our programs, Watsi Crowdfunding and Watsi Coverage, use technology to help create a world where everyone has access to care — whether that’s a life-changing surgery or a check-up.
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