2021 CYstarters Gift Guide

Our CYstarters alumni are doing and making SUCH. COOL. THINGS. They even make great holiday gifts! Here’s our 2021 CYstarters Gift Guide. Support former CYstarters and give some awesome gifts this holiday season!


  1. 2 Night Stay at Camp Aramoni – $450

Gift a two-night stay (meals included) at Camp Aramoni’s beautiful boutique campground in Tonica, IL!


2. Landscaping/Hardscaping Services – Price Varies

Contact MasterGrass for stunning landscaping or hardscaping at 515-291-2765 or mastergrass2.0@gmail.com. Estimates and quotes are FREE!





3. Linda Tong Planners – Price Varies

Linda Tong planners are full of art and calligraphy!


4. Live Entertainment – Price Varies

Pivot Entertainment Co. is a one-stop shop for all things events and entertainment. Pivot offers a platform of diverse and vetted performers prepared to entertain all over Central Iowa.


5. Local Produce Subscription – Price Varies

Purchase a Nebullam subscription for fresh produce that lasts 4x longer than that at the grocery store!



6. Captain America Shield – $610

This Comic Sandwiches Captain America Shield is only made from quality parts and built for people who are looking for a premium shield a step above the rest.



7. Classy Christmas Meat Bundle – $84.99

Farm Story Meats’ “Classy Christmas” bundle comes with 2 Filet Mignon Steaks, 2 New York Strip Steaks, a pound of Sugar Maple Thick Bacon, and a package of Snack Stick Bites. This bundle can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. Farm Story Meats also has Holiday Ham, subscription boxes, and more!


8. Vamose Attachable Gym Bag – $64 (with code)

Vamose’s Attachable Gym Bag is the first gym bag that can connect to any backpack, eliminating the hassle of carrying an extra bag with you all day. The four compartments of the gym bag provide plenty of space to organize all of your gym-going essentials. Although the gym bag is intended to be used connected to a backpack, it can be unattached and used standalone as well! Use promo code HOLIDAY20 for 20% off your entire order!


9. Compost Pickup Service – Price Varies

Gift a subscription to a weekly ($35) or biweekly ($25) compost pickup service for Ames residents! Future monthly charges will be $10 less. CLC is currently running a BOGO deal to sign up a friend for their first service free or for your next month free!



10. RecHelper – Price Varies

RecHelper.com is an online platform to help gyms schedule, engage, and connect their personal training programs. Contact gabe@rechelper.com for a free trial to get started!


11. 30 oz. Bamboo Water Bottle – $39

Gift this beautiful bamboo water bottle to support women entrepreneurs and lift these artisans out of poverty.



12. Health Kick Coffee – $14.99

Grab the coffee lover in your life a bag of Health Kick Coffee, a vitamin-infused coffee that is air-roasted, smooth-drinking, and delicious.



13. Custom & Rental LED Neon Signs – Price Varies

Mariglow Neon creates beautiful custom or rental neon signs to add to any space for a unique touch. Gift cards are also available for purchase!