Finding really cool personalized holiday gifts can be challenging. (Looking at you, badly etched beer mugs.) So we got super picky this year in putting together our list of the best, most creative personalized holiday gifts for everyone on your list. It just adds that extra dose of thoughtfulness — something we can never have too much of this time of year. Enjoy!
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Whomever opens the pretty little box will love what they see — even more so as they realize that the silhouettes were actually created from images of their own family. What a special gift. | 15% off with code COOL15
$145, Le Papier Studio
There are ton of personalized placemats now available at mom fave site Mabel’s Labels, but our pick is this Star Wars design. Because, Star Wars.
$17.99, Mabel’s Labels
Whether you’re getting one for yourself to use on your famous Christmas cookies this year or buying one for your favorite baker, we think this gift is just charming.
$49.95, The Cookie Stamp
We’ve featured a roundup of 20 favorite custom family portrait artists to suit all kinds of tastes, but a top pick is UK artist Jess Harrington. Her style is so wonderful and turnaround is fast. You also save by printing it yourself. Just be sure to order by Dec 10 to make Christmas delivery!
$44+ for digital print, Jahar Design Shop (see our site for others)
One of many designs available at Minted. Upload your own photo, customize, and hand them out as mini gifts that can be hung on the tree.
$65/25 with quantity discounts, Minted
How long have you believed in magic? Customize this women’s or men’s t-shirt and let the world know. Your choice of years only goes back to 1930 though, so it’s for all but nonagenarian unicorn fans. For them, pick a different tee in the shop since each one donates 20% to some truly outstanding causes. | 10% off with code UNICORNSQUAD
$26.95, Brave New World Designs
Spell a name, or a word like noel, joy, or cheer on these hand-poured candles from Colorado. Or heck, spell out something like nasty — depends who you’re giving it to.
$64 Once Upon a Hive (singles, $18)
They’ll turn any photo or logo into a personalized cookie cutter — you, the kids, your dog… and you have to love the name of the shop! (Say it out loud, slowly.)
Price: $40-70, Copy Pastry
A dainty, lovely option for a personalized keepsake necklace, especially for a mom or grandmom who has quite a few kids in her life who need representing.
$119+ Lisa Leonard
Coffee in a custom illustrated mug featuring your sweetheart or your kids is a nice way to start the morning. Artist Lise Grossman’s work is so amazing and she’s got other cool items for sale too. Just know it ships from France so, allez! | 20% off with code BRR20
$75, Lil Mandril
While we have tons of ideas just for a baby’s first Christmas, if you want a personalized gift for baby, we’re charmed by these personalized french loveys. |10% off with code COOLMOMPICKS
$38.90, Bonjour Petit
Our friends at eCreamery offer personalized pints for all kinds of occasions — you pick the flavors, including seasonal options like Candy Cane, Eggnog and Peppermint Mocha, and even add mix-ins and name the flavor as you wish. Or, order a ready made set of holiday pints as shown here.
$59.99/4 pints, on sale at eCreamery
Okay so this isn’t actually your family…it’s a box Dani B made just for Wyclef Jean’s family. But she’d be happy to do your family too and it will look just as awesome. Contact her for details.
$ varies, Sweet Dani B
Oh like our superhero-loving kids wouldn’t totally flip out to find themselves illustrated into their very own comic book. Wow. | 10% off when you mention Cool Mom Picks