Get the Look — Cozy Guest Rooms for the Holidays

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Photo: coastalliving.com

With the holiday season upon us, guests and visitors will be coming in and out of our homes for dinners, get togethers and all sorts of parties. If you have family members or friends staying with you – whether it’s for one night or an extended stay – it’s important to make them feel as comfortable and welcome as possible. You don’t necessarily have to buy new items to put in the room for them, but instead you can just temporarily relocate things from other areas of your home

Krrb Partners with Built By Kids for Child-Friendly Classifieds

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Photo: www.facebook.com/builtbykids

The old saying is true: kids grow like weeds. It’s why strollers, cribs, toys and gear have a high resale value because kids barely use them before they outgrow these items. Krrb is excited to announce Built by Kids Classifieds through a partnership with Built by Kids. This new and safe classifieds is a community where families, caregivers and educators are invited to buy, sell and trade gently used kids gear with others

[CLOSED] Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win Gold Earrings from KrisP Studio

Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win Gold Earrings from KrisP

In the spirit of the holiday season, Krrb is giving away 12 secondhand, handmade or locally made gifts. You have until 11:59 EST on December 16th to enter for this gift below.

We can personally attest to what a wonderful gift KrisP Studio jewelry makes. Simple and thoughtful in design, earrings made by Kristel Phears go with any outfit. Located in Santa Rosa, California, Kristel’s jewelry line has grown from her childhood love for gems. Read on to find out more about today’s gift

I Want This — Vintage Christmas Stocking

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With only 9 days till Christmas, the pressure is on for late seasonal decorators like myself. I usually tend to stray away from traditional decorations but lately, I’ve had my eye on some cute Christmas stockings to hang around the fireplace. Besides looking lovely and spreading the Christmas cheer, they pull double duty as the perfect way to present a few small gifts for my family. I’m on the hunt for a cool vintage stocking because unlike more modern stockings, a vintage style would fit my current decor better and also add a bit of quirkiness for the holiday season.

FunkyLadyVintage has the solution! The Vintage Christmas Moose Stocking is equal parts traditional, retro, and ironic. And being made of wool and cotton, this vintage Marshall Fields’s Christmas stocking is sure to last forever. My favorite stocking has the needlepoint Moose design, but FunkyLadyVintage has more stocking designs over on her Krrb Corner.

How about you? How do you give the gift of Christmas cheer? Let us know in the comments!

Krrb Gift Guide — Delightful Gifts for Men

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Shopping for the men in your life can be difficult. From the simple man that “just doesn’t like stuff,” to the impossibly particular, to those who only need incredibly expensive power tools and car parts (my dad actually falls into all three of these categories), the whole holiday giving thing can feel like a total crap shoot. But not this year! This year, your presents will be opened with a smile. This time you’ll see him wearing, using or treasuring your gift for years to come. Oh yes, he will

[CLOSED] Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win Vintage Cat Coasters from Brainworks

Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win Vintage Cat Coasters from Brainworks

In the spirit of the holiday season, Krrb is giving away 12 secondhand, handmade or locally made gifts. You have until 11:59 EST on December 15th to enter for this gift below.

As lifelong scavengers, Brainworks is one of our favorite places to spend a Saturday rummaging around. This LA shop is filled to the crannies with interesting gifts. Just in time for the holiday season, they pulled out the stops on vintage Christmas tree ornaments, barware for entertaining and great stocking stuffers

Krrb Gift Guide — Charming Gifts For Her

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Photo: Huffingtonpost.ca

As the old saying goes, “No two snowflakes are alike.” and the same applies to women. Whether she wants to make her home into a space she’ll never leave or she wants to get outside on a wild adventure, Krrb has just what you’re looking for. So make sure your girlfriend, wife, mom, sister or whoever the special lady is in your life will never forget that unique gift you got just for them with these suggestions

[CLOSED] Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win an Eco-Soy Candle from Fresh Pastry Stand

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In the spirit of the holiday season, Krrb is giving away 12 secondhand, handmade or locally made gifts. You have until 11:59 EST on December 12th to enter for the gift below.

There’s nothing like a handmade gift to make the holidays feel special. That’s why we were so excited when Deva America of Fresh Pastry Stand offered to put one of her natural soy candles up for grabs. A former personal chef specializing in natural and vegetarian foods, Deva now runs a successful business selling eco-friendly, handmade products, including candles, vegan soap, vintage plate cake stands and beautiful tea towels. She loves using natural materials to create objects that people will treasure and use to mark a significant moment or special occasion.

What’s Cooking — Holiday Cookie Recipes

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I love everything about the holiday season. I love family gatherings, elaborate light displays, lit-up trees, pretty wrapping paper, ice skating, glitzy sweaters, the whole thing. But what I probably love most are the treats. I could eat sweets for every meal and really, the holidays are the only time when this is a somewhat socially acceptable choice. So I really embrace it.

And while I love giving gifts—I can’t afford to buy things for everyone on my list. So every year I make a million batches of festive cookies, wrap them up in glittery boxes from the Dollar Store and make the rounds around town with cookies in tow. It’s a tradition that I’ve made my own. Perhaps it could be yours as well

[CLOSED] Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win Handmade Soap Sample Pack from Brooklyn Soapworks

Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win Handmade Soap Sample Pack from Brooklyn Soapworks

In the spirit of the holiday season, Krrb is giving away 12 secondhand, handmade or locally made gifts. You have until 11:59 EST on December 11th to enter for this gift below.

We love receiving handmade gifts during the holidays, which is why a handmade soap sample pack from Brooklyn Soapworks is at the top of our wish list. Justine Slattery, owner of Brooklyn Soapworks has her own wish list which includes a few vinyl records to add to her collection. Brooklyn Soapworks is known for their organic, all-natural products made in small batches. Keep an eye on this local maker who is adding hand salves and lip balms to her repertoire. It’s shaping up to be a pretty busy season for Justine who also spends time with her family building gingerbread houses and gingerbread people. Get into the spirit with this wonderful gift giveaway

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

This week we’ve got a bunch of holiday gifts for kids, comic book nerds and party girls. Let’s go

Krrb Gift Guide — Thoughtful Gifts Under $25

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Photo: Flickr.com/photos/stampinmom

Are you ever in the situation where you’d like to give an acquaintance a present for the holidays, but don’t know what’s appropriate? Well we’re here to help you! We know you don’t want to break the bank by acting like Old Saint Nick, but there are tons of options for you to show someone that you’re thinking of them at this festive time of year. Spread the joy and spirit with these Krrb finds for $25 or less

[CLOSED] Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win a Light Switch Cover from Creative Route

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In the spirit of the holiday season, Krrb is giving away 12 secondhand, handmade or locally made gifts. You have until 11:59 EST on December ___ to enter for this gift below.

These laser cut light switch covers are the perfect stocking stuffer for anybody this holiday season! The colors of the natural wood and welcoming designs make these Creative Route home accessories perfect for any room or hallway. When DC based digital designer, Nache Snow, let us know that she’d be participating in our Holiday Gift Giveaway we were thrilled that one lucky winner would be getting one of these designs!

Get the Look — Modern Christmas Tree

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It is theorized that our tradition of decorating Christmas trees started in the 16th century as a way to mimic the evergreens lit up amongst the starry night sky. Those first trees were decorated with small candles and later became more elaborate with the addition of homemade ornaments. We’ve definitely come a long way since then, but for those of us who celebrate Christmas, our sentiment for the Christmas tree remains the same. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it

[CLOSED] Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win CatNap Pillowcases from Xenotees

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In the spirit of the holiday season, Krrb is giving away 12 secondhand, handmade or locally made gifts. You have until 11:59 EST on December 9th to enter for this gift below.

When we came across Xenotees, a company dedicated to making original designs that “add whimsy to your everyday life” we knew that all of the products would be perfect gifts this holiday season. Everything you see is hand printed in owner Noëlle’s Philadelphia studio and made in the USA

[CLOSED] Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win Brass Reindeer from Aubrey Square

Holiday Gift Giveaway — Win Brass Reindeer from Aubrey Square

In the spirit of the holiday season, Krrb is giving away 12 secondhand, handmade or locally made gifts. You have until 11:59 EST on December 8th to enter for this gift below.

Brass accents have been in high demand on Krrb this fall—and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Even Homepolish’s Noa Santos couldn’t get enough of the warm metal, calling it timeless and sophisticated. We agree wholeheartedly when it comes to these lovely brass reindeer from Aubrey Square. Shop owner Barbara Wright has a way of handpicking the most charming vintage brass finds to pepper into your own decor. Displaying these reindeer every Christmas is sure to become a family tradition

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