It's here! I'm so excited to share this year's holiday gift guide with you! My friend Ruth Chou Simons and I had so much fun learning about all the great companies and products featured on this episode. I think you're going to find some special gifts, and you'll feel good about where you're spending your hard earned dollars. Don't worry about grabbing a pen and paper because I've done the work for you. All the company info, links, and special offer codes are listed out for you here. So grab your cozy slippers, a toasty beverage, and enjoy the show!


Gracelaced Co. is an art and lifestyle brand that exists to adorn the gospel through collectible, meaningful, and truth-filled products based on the written and painted work of its founder, author, and artist, Ruth Chou Simons. Born as a blog in 2007 from a simple desire to find God’s grace laced through everyday life, GraceLaced Co. launched in 2013 and quickly became a multi-faceted company rooted in ministry. At Gracelaced you will find so many great products that beautifully point to the Gospel such as Ruth's newest book Beholding and Becoming, the Practicing Praise Calendar, the Floral Fruit of the Spirit Boxed Gift Set, and so much more!

Use code HAPPYHOUR for 15% off, valid through 12/31, exclusions apply


Beauty Counter

Since their first product launched in 2013, Beauty Counter has created their own high standards in pursuit of clean beauty. One by one, they are leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty.  Over 1,500 questionable ingredients are never used in their formulations.  They are powered by people, and their collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Formulate, advocate, & educate—that’s their motto for creating products that truly perform while holding themselves to unparalleled standards of safety. Why? It’s really this simple: beauty should be good for you!


Strong Word Studio

Life is beautiful, but it can also just be really hard. Strong Word Studio gets it. That’s why they create honest, soulful reminders of what’s good, to encourage and empower you to do what’s GREAT. (Even amidst the rough stuff.) Their thoughtfully crafted posters, cards and tools will help strengthen your heart and sharpen your focus so you can endure and flourish on the journey ahead. . . whatever it might look like.

Use code HAPPYHOUR for 15% off, valid through 12/2/19.

Golden Thread

Golden Thread is a luxe line of classic and customizable jewelry, made in the USA and perfect for everyday wear! But behind the exterior of this star-studded brand, you will find their designer, Jennifer Welker, has firmly rooted her company in God’s Word and is on a mission to create beautiful pieces woven together with God's Truth! Personalized and purpose-filled jewels are paired with watercolor calligraphy Scripture cards full of His promises, His love, His encouragement, and His hope! Adorned with the gospel of grace, we cover you with wearable reminders of God’s faithfulness! On-trend, carefully crafted pieces make the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or others! 

Use code HAPPYHOUR for 30% off your entire purchase


Sanctuary Project

Sanctuary Project is a nonprofit social enterprise providing meaningful employment and job training to women who have survived lives of trafficking, violence, and addiction. They are a survivor-run organization, offering a safe community for women in transition to grow in practical skills while restoring their lives and hearts. All of Sanctuary Project's jewelry is hand-made by the women they employ, and 100% of  sales goes directly to providing more job opportunities and job training to survivors.

Use code HAPPYHOUR for 10% off your entire order



Dwell is is a super fun, cool, and easy way to memorize and meditate on one bible verse a month. Dwell takes a verse, and strings the first letter of everyword in the verse together into a beautiful, unique design. The design is then put on temporary tattoos to wear on your wrist, a print to put up in your house, and a key tag to carry on your keychain. Every time you see the design, you’re challenged to recall the verse, and soon enough you memorize it!  Every month, your membership arrives with a new verse and a fresh new design!  Do it with your roomie, your kids, or your best friends, and start dwelling on the true and beautiful things God has for your life!


Compassion International

Compassion International’s Survival Program is a new part of Compassion’s work to advocate for children and provide them with all they need to be released from poverty. 2.5 million babies and toddlers born into poverty die each year, and more than 300,000 women die from pregnancy or childbirth complications, you're giving at a critical time! Through the Survival program,Moms are empowered to learn life skills through this home based gospel-centered program, meetings at church, and home visits by a practitioner to do one on one coaching.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive a beautiful boxed gift: an Emmanuel Christmas Ornament created by Ruth Chou Simons, and a certificate that tells the story of what you're doing in their honor.


Hobo Bags

Hobo bags is a second generation, privately owned and family-operated brand that believe in creating beautiful, authentic leather goods that are made to last.  Hobo has perfected the art of hands-free bag design. Their collection of backpacks, crossbodies, and belt bags are designed for both style and utility, allowing you to live life hands-free for all of the important things. Hobo stays true to their passion and enduring design philosophy with handpicked leathers, timeless designs, flawless functionality, and a nostalgic tribute to the methods and soul of the 70s, creating bags that only get better with age.

Get early access to their Black Friday sale! Use code HAPPYHOUR for 20% off + free shipping!


EMYO Artwork

EMYO is an Impressionist artist that creates incredible canvas paintings that she says resembles her own living- loose lively and full of color. Emily and husband John live on a big grassy piece of land in Tennessee where their six children roam loud and wild, making all sorts of art themselves.  She has studied in Italy with an impressionist master, and deeped her understanding through a program at Harvard. Emily is the daughter of a Cuban-American, her work is perhaps drawn from those expressive roots. 

Follow along @emyoartwork on Instagram to DM for availability!


Mama Needs Box

The Mama Needs Box is a monthly, curated, self-care box just for Mamas. Our mission is to help Mamas remember to put themselves on their to-do list and remind them that they matter. Each box is filled with 4-6 items every month: gifts, self-care tools and products all packed and done-for-you! Every month is a new + fun theme like “Mama Needs More Time” and “Mama Needs a Vacay”! Our goal is to remind you to practice self-care so you can ultimately be filled up and serve your family out of abundance rather than overwhelm.

Use code HAPPYHOUR for 10% off any subscription


Free Day Popcorn

Grown on a small family farm in America's Heartland, Free Day Popcorn desires to bring people together – whether huddled around a heaping bowl to cheer on your favorite team or snuggled under a blanket for movie night. In addition to kernels, Free Day Popcorn handpicks ears of popcorn, called Popping Ears. They are the ultimate snacktivity for the young and young at heart – watch your popcorn explode off the cob. Not only is Free Day Popcorn delicious but you'll also feel good knowing you're supporting a family farm!

Use code HAPPYHOUR for 20% off through 12/19/19

Know Indo

Know Indo is a fair-trade company on a mission to empower local communities on the islands of Indonesia to know their purpose, potential, and worth. Created by the hands of local artisans, Know Indo desires to bring you a product that reflects the culture of Indonesia as deeply as it reflects the hands that made it. They walk alongside talented individuals and communities in hopes to empower them with a life purpose, show them their potential and to know their life matters, and they are valuable and known. All products are all handmade from artisans on the various islands and made with extreme care and high concern for craftsmanship.

Use code HAPPYHOUR5 for $5 off your purchase of $25 or more


A Place at the Table Cookbook

A Place at the Table brings together great recipes, stories, and tips on cooking, canning, gardening, and decor with the goal of driving community around your table. This beautiful book from bestselling Bible study author, Kelly Minter, and renowned chef, Regina Pinto will give you the tools to use whole or homegrown ingredients and wow your guests and experience meaningful moments around food. This is a perfect gift for that woman in your life who has everything they need.

Learn more at Kelly's website and get it for just $20 this week at lifeway.com.


The Happy Hour Shop

The Happy Hour Shop is ready and stocked with great gifts (and a few things to treat yourself as well!) One of my favorites right now is our Together is Better hoodie because it is seriously the softest sweatshirt to cozy up in. Our rose metallic mug was a huge hit at The Happy Hour Live, as well as our Readers are Leaders pouch, and the Together is Better wall hanging. We've also restocked all of your Happy Hour faves including koozies, t-shirts, and the Jesus Is Better necklace from ABLE.

Use code HAPPYHOUR for 10% off

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Jamie Ivey