Custom Family Silhouette Ornament at Le Papier Studio : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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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All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. Discount codes expire 12/31/16.

Custom Family Silhouette Ornament

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

Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Personalized Red Child's Sleigh at Chasing Fireflies : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Red Child’s Sleigh

If you’re splurging on the little ones this holiday, here’s one way to do it! Then get ready for some serious dashing through the snow.

$399, Chasing Fireflies

Personalized Hearts Four-across Game at Uncommon Goods : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Hearts Four-across Game

We are so smitten with this cool personalized gift idea for a couple, for siblings, or for your own sweetheart.

$75, Uncommon Goods

Personalized BFF Pendant Sets at Flapperdoodle : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized BFF Pendant Sets at Flapperdoodle

Friendship bracelets out; super cool personalized pendants all made to order by artist Kate Gabrielle, very very in.

$30/2, Flapperdoodle

Personalized Star Wars Placemat at Mabel's Labels : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide

Personalized Star Wars Placemat

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.

We’re sorry, but this item is no longer available.

$17.99, Mabel’s Labels

Personalized Christmas Cookie Stamp at The Cookie Stamp : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Christmas Cookie Stamp

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

Personalized Superhero Kids Cape at Superkid Capes : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Superhero Kids Cape

Sure you can be Superman. But it’s cooler to be Super Margot or Super Drew, don’t you think?

$32, Superkid Capes

Custom Family Portrait at Jahar Design Shop : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Custom Family Portrait

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)

14K and Single Diamond Hebrew Alphabet Letter Necklace at Kanarek Jewelry : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

14K and Single Diamond Hebrew Alphabet Letter Necklace

What a stunning personalized Hanukkah gift for a special woman in your life.

$425, Kanarek Jewelry

Personalized Mod Photo Ornament Cards at minted : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Mod Photo Ornament Cards

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

Custom golden unicorn birth year tee | Coolest personalized gifts | Holiday gift guide 2016

Custom golden unicorn birth year tee

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

Personalized kids mugs from Sarah & Abraham | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized kids portrait mug

When they have their own mug, maybe they can get their own water in the middle of the night?

$26, Sarah & Abraham

Handmade Personalized Beeswax Candle Set at Once Upon a Hive: Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Handmade Personalized Beeswax Candle Set

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)

Personalized Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles at Tiny Me : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

TinyMe makes lots of cool personalized gifts for kids, and now we’re adding these fun puzzles to the mix that are extremely customizable.

$29.95, TinyMe

Personalized iPad, iPod, iPod Shuffle : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide

Personalized iPad, iPod, iPod Shuffle

We’ll take one of each, please.

$ varies, Apple Store

Personalized 3-D printed cookie cutters from Copy Pastry | coolest personalized holiday gifts

Custom 3-D Printed Cookie Cutters

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

My Tribe 10k Gold Initial Necklace at Lisa Leonard : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

My Tribe 10k Gold Initial Necklace

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

Personalized Mug at Lil Mandril : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide

Personalized Custom Portrait Mug

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

Personalized French Lovey at Bonjour Petit : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized French Lovey

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

Personalized Rock Concert Poster at Poster Inc : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Rock Concert Poster

Be the opening act for your favorite band, from country singers to rappers, pop icons to heavy metal and classic R&B.

$15, Poster Inc

Personalized Ice Cream, Gelato or Sorbet at Ecreamery : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Ice Cream, Gelato or Sorbet

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

Say My Name Initial Beanie Pattern for Knitters at Wool and the Gang : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Say My Name Initial Beanie Pattern for Knitters

If you’re a DIY-er, we bet everyone in your life would love you to knit them a cozy, hip initial beanie like these.

$12.50/pattern, Wool and the Gang

Custom Wooden Peg Doll Family at The Painted Peg : Coolest Personalized Gifts Custom Wooden Peg Doll Family | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Custom Wooden Peg Doll Family

We’re not sure if we’d want the kids to play with them in their dollhouses, or we just hang them on the wall in a shadowbox.

$5-15 each doll, The Painted Peg

Personalized Emoji Coloring Journal at Shop Kelly Renay : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide

Personalized Emoji Coloring Journal

Hi. We’d like one for us too please. She’s got lots more cool designs besides emoji but c’mon! Emoji! | 10% off with code HOLIDAY10

$25, Shop Kelly Renay

Personalized Fingerprint Necklace : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide

Personalized Fingerprint Necklace

The combo of your own fingerprints and your own handwriting truly makes this a one-of-a-kind personalized gift.

$45, Emily J Design

Custom Cookie Box with Your Family at Sweet Dani B: Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide

Custom Cookie Box with Your Family

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

Silly Snap personalized name game at Lost My Name : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide

Silly Snap Personalized Name Game

Our friends behind the uber popular custom Lost My Name books (which also make cool personalized gifts by the way) are now out with this affordable personalized card game for kids. The illustrations are magical.

$19.99, Lost My Name

Personalized Top-Shelf Liquor Bottle at Etching Expressions : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Top-Shelf Liquor Bottle

Name your recipient’s favorite poison, and have a bottle hand-carved just for them, from tequila to champagne.

$ varies, Etching Expressions

Personalized Comic Book Starring Your Child at Your Comic Story : Coolest Personalized Gifts | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Comic Book Starring Your Child

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

$149.50 Your Comic Story