The 2015 Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide: Over 300 gift ideas for everyone on your list

We are beyond thrilled to present our 2015 holiday gift guide, which we have to say is our biggest and our best yet. We mean it this time! (Okay, so we mean it every time.) You’ll find 19 pages packed with truly fabulous holiday gift ideas for every single person on your list, in every price range, many of which are from small brands and indie makers, which makes us very happy.

From every kid on the nice list this year, to that mother-in-law who says she doesn’t want a gift (but really does), to that super picky tween or teen, whether you’ve got a tight budget or sky’s the limit, we’ve scoured the far reaches of the internet to have you covered with the coolest holiday gifts and even clever DIY gifts you can make yourself.

Plus, you’ll find lots and lots of discount codes. Because we know you love discounts as much as we do.


The Sudo App protects your safety when you shop and sell online

This year, we’re so pleased to partnering with our guide sponsor Sudo, a brand new, totally free app that helps protect your safety, privacy and personal data while you’re shopping online.

When you shop through the Sudo app, just visit the retailers you love (like the ones in our holiday gift guide for example, hint hint)  and you don’t need to worry about privacy issues, your personal info, or data sharing without your permission. Just focus on the fun stuff, like shopping, through a very secure browser.

To help you out even more, we’ve peppered our guide with some of our favorite simple, smart online shopping safety tips to help ensure that shopping online is as safe and secure as possible. Because the only thing we want you to be giving away this season are awesome gifts — not your credit card number to scammers.

Plus don’t miss our big giveaway below! Whoo for extra cash for the holidays!

So happy shopping, and happy holidays. We’re so happy to have you here!


If you need a place start, try The coolest gifts for baby’s first Christmas – from there you can move through the guide page by page, or click through the index on each page to check out any category you’d like. If you ask us, we like all of them.

The coolest gifts for baby’s first Christmas. Aw…
Seriously cool Hanukkah gifts for kids. No latke jokes.
The coolest ride-on toys and gifts for your little speed demons
Super cool craft gifts for kids who should have their own Etsy shops by now
The most super superhero gifts for your very super kids.
Cool music gifts for the tween or teen who actually knows who Bob Dylan is
Kawaii gifts for your most favorite happy fun girl
The coolest Star Wars gifts because, duh. Star Wars.
Men’s gifts so cool, they’ll make his friends who just got some crappy tie really jealous
Holiday hostess gifts for the hostess with the mostess sense of humor
23 of the coolest personalized gifts that will make you glad you shopped early, for once.
The best sentimental grandparent gifts for the very best sentimental grandparents
Gifts for your favorite Millennial who’s unabashedly nostalgic for 90’s pop culture
18 cool (really) DIY gifts for the holidays that won’t end up in the back of the closet
Gifts for type geeks who have been known to have fights with strangers online about comic sans
Cool mother-in-law gifts. A.K.A. the most impossible-to-shop-for person on your list.
40 really really cool gifts for kids under $15 that don’t feel like stocking stuffers. Promise.
40 seriously cool holiday gifts for adults under $15. They’re out there!
The gifts we really truly want for ourselves. In other words, get them for the coolest women you know.



Cool Mom Picks 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway. Yay!


The 2015 Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: $2000 cash shopping spree

We can’t have a Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide without a giveaway! So we’ve got an amazing $2000 cash shopping spree for a lucky reader, courtesy of our sponsor Sudo. We figure that will take care of your holiday shopping and hey, maybe then some.


1. Sign up here for the free Sudo app! Use referral code COOLMOM. That’s it. You’re entered. See how easy that was?



1. Like Sudo and Cool Mom Picks on Facebook, and share a link to our Holiday Gift Guide on Facebook — whatever your favorite page is. Or maybe this one right here! Then email the Facebook update link to to be entered.

Don’t worry, your email will not be shared or used in any other capacity other than to be entered to win the awesome prize. (This is a company all about data privacy so…not surprising.)

2. Follow Sudo and Cool Mom Picks on Twitter and tweet a link to our Holiday Gift Guide using hashtag #CMPHoliday. Feel free to tweet something fun like: I love the @coolmompicks @sudoapp holiday gift guide because I’m a person of discerning taste + wisdom #cmpholiday

But hey, what you write is up to you. We know you’re clever.


You may enter up to three times total, once per person per email at Sudo, and once per social media platform as described here. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on 12/31/15. One winner will be drawn at random for the grand prize of $2000 cash, hosted and fulfilled by Sudo. Email address and social media accounts must be valid. You must be a legal resident of the US, 18+. Void where prohibited. Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Please follow the official contest rules or you will be disqualified and we will feel super bad for you. Eat too many Christmas cookies. Overindulge in latkes. Drink spiked hot chocolate. Don’t forget to tip the elves.


All gift ideas have been editorially chosen by our staff; there is no compensation in exchange for recommendations. CMP is a reward style and Amazon affiliate partner. Some affiliate links appear in this guide, and clicking on them to shop helps to support what we do. You don’t have to…but if you do, thanks for that!