Gold Reindeer Print at Goodnight Owl Designs : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

While we do love shopping, we definitely adhere to the school of “it’s the thought that counts” above all. And just because you’re looking to spend $15 or less — or even nothing at all — on a holiday gift for someone you care about, doesn’t mean it can’t be something awesome. So we’ve found a whopping 60 gifts under $15  that we think are pretty darn great at any price.

Whether you need a small gift for teachers, coaches, your hair cutter, the class parent, your neighbors, or anyone at all, we hope they help make the season both bright and affordable. And while we have the big stores covered, plenty of these gift ideas support small makers and indie shops who can always use a bump around the holidays.

Don’t miss our $500 Etsy gift card giveaway to help support independent makers and designers. Visit our main holiday gift guide page for details.

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.

Gold Reindeer Print

Such a pretty print they can put out each year around the holidays. You pick the color.

$12, Goodnight Owl Designs

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Personalized Vintage Spoons at Sweet Mint Handmade : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Vintage Spoons

Jar of favorite ice cream topping optional — but recommended.

$14, Sweet Mint Handmade

Hope and Love Pillow Cover at H&M : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Hope and Love Pillow Cover

We could stare at this on our sofa all year long.

$5.99, H&M

Vision Wristbands at Human Rights Campaign Shop : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Vision Wristbands

Really cool looking gender-neutral bracelets for a most outstanding cause.

$14, Human Rights Campaign Shop

Men's Rolled-Cuff Beanie at Old Navy : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Men’s Rolled-Cuff Beanie

The gift of warm ears.

$14.94, Old Navy

Single-Serve Smoothie Blender at Target : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Single-Serve Smoothie Blender

We use ours all the time! Mmm…fresh smoothies.

$14.99 on sale, Target

Personalized Monogrammed Tea Towel at Cotton and Birch : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Monogrammed Tea Towel

Use it to wrap up a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies and you’ve got a very thoughtful gift.

$12.95, Cotton and Birch

Fly Earrings at Rachel Stewart Jewelry : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Fly Earrings

Amazing statement earrings from talented indie designer Rachel Stewart.

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$15 on sale, Rachel Stewart Jewelry

Snowman Gingerbread Cookies at Sur la Table : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Snowman Gingerbread Cookies

No coal eyes here — everything is edible. Yum.

$12, Sur La Table

Crosley Alarm Clock : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Crosley Alarm Clock

We love the idea of an old fashioned alarm waking us up as a contrast to all the digital ringing from our phones.

$12.74 on sale, Target

Lenox Mercury Glass Holiday Votives : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Lenox Mercury Glass Holiday Votives

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$9.99 ea, Bed Bath & Beyond

Dope Embroidery Hoop Art at Knucklehead Art : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Dope Embroidery Hoop Art

Check the shop for other affordable little gifts with a pop culture bent for sassy friends.

$12, Knucklehead Art

Swiss Army Classic Knife at REI : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Swiss Army Classic Knife

Terrific price for a must-have for any prepared scout.

$11.89 on sale, REI

Hot Chocolate Mix with a Hint of Mint at Penzey's Spices : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Hot Chocolate Mix with a Hint of Mint

We love this wonderful little spice company with a big heart that’s a favorite of serious cooks everywhere. Lots of great spices to choose from, but the mint hot chocolate mix is so seasonally perfect.

$9.95, Penzey’s Spices

Merry Knitted Toy Trio Pattern to DIY at Yarnigans : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Merry Knitted Toy Trio Pattern to DIY

If you’ve got knitting skills, get crafty with this these too-cute knit ornaments.

$3.50, Yarnigans

Hanz de Fuko Men's Hairstyler Sampler at Birchbox : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Hanz de Fuko Men’s Hairstyler Sampler

Ooh, suave.

$15, Birchbox

Mazel Tov Server at The Jewish Museum : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Mazel Tov Server

Good luck and cake. Two things we need more of!

$8.95, The Jewish Museum

Gerhard Richter 1024 Colors Bag at SF MoMA Store : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Gerhard Richter 1024 Colors Bag

Fun gift idea for a fan of modern art.

$14.95, SF MoMA Store

Set of Holiday Cookie Cutters at Williams-Sonoma : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Set of Holiday Cookie Cutters

Wrap them with a big red bow and include some pretty sanding sugar for a thoughtful gift for a baker.

$8.95, Williams-Sonoma

Christmas Tea Towel at Kitsch Studios : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Christmas Tea Towel

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$12, Kitsch Studios

FIX Noble Fir Moisturizing Lotion at Hand in Hand Soap : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

FIX Noble Fir Moisturizing Lotion

A beautiful gift that gives back at a really beautiful price.

$14, Hand in Hand Soap

Magnetic Chess Game : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Magnetic Chess Game

So you can checkmate on the go.

$11.95, REI

Photo Wall Decal Calendar at Pinhole Press : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Photo Wall Decal Calendar

Takes “wall calendar” to a whole new level.

$12.99, Pinhole Press

Gold Shimmer Seed Beaded Hoops at Mornin Glorias : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Gold Shimmer Seed Beaded Hoops

All that glitters is gold beaded.

$11, Mornin Glorias

Primula Stovetop Espresso Maker : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Primula Stovetop Espresso Maker

Just add a grinder and a couple of cups.

$14.99, Target

Beard & Body Handmade Soap at Honest Amish : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Beard & Body Handmade Soap

How can you resist a gift from a company called Honest Amish? We can’t.

$6.77, Honest Amish

Proraso Travel Shave Kit : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Proraso Travel Shave Kit

Have razor, will travel.

$15, Urban Outfitters

A Very Special Christmas CD : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

A Very Special Christmas CD

From Christmas in Hollis to the Eurythmics’ Winter Wonderland, it’s a different kind of holiday cheer.

$7.78, Amazon

A Colorful Life Pencil Set at Hable Construction : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

A Colorful Life Pencil Set

Grown-ups who color need grown-up coloring tools.

$14.95, Hable Construction

Sensu Stylus at The Grommet : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Sensu Stylus

For your favorite digital artist.

$14.95, The Grommet

Rad Women Worldwide : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Rad Women Worldwide

40 amazing women you should know about.

$12.34, Amazon

Philosophy Snow Angel Ornament : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Philosophy Snow Angel Ornament

Because sometimes, hotel bath products just don’t cut it. No offense to hotel bath products.

$8, Sephora

You are Doing a Freaking Great Job Book : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

You are Doing a Freaking Great Job Book

The ultimate pick-me-up.

$9.95, Amazon

Glitter Initial Keychain at Asos : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Glitter Initial Keychain

Their name in lights. Or initial in glitter. Close enough.

$12.50 Asos

Portable Bocce Set : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Portable Bocce Set

Never leave home without it.

$15, REI

Skull Candy Ink'd Earbuds : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Skull Candy Ink’d Earbuds

Rise up and add the Hamilton Mixtape.

$10.99, Target

Golden Monogrammed Mug : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Golden Monogrammed Mug

So it’s very clear whose lukewarm coffee it is.

$10, Anthropologie

Burst of Brilliance Earrings at Modcloth : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Burst of Brilliance Earrings

You are a shining star.

$14.99, Modcloth

Men's Andy Warhol Graphic Tee : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Men’s Andy Warhol Graphic Tee

For your favorite deeply superficial person.

$14.90, Uniqlo

Acrylic Bookworm Brooch at Flapperdoodle : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Acrylic Bookworm Brooch

#humblebrag

$13, Flapperdoodle

Dylan's Personalized Mini Treat Jar : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Dylan’s Personalized Mini Treat Jar

It’s theirs. Alllll theirs. | 20% off first purchase with code COOLMOMPICKS

$12.80 with discount, Dylan’s Candy Bar

Clinique Sparkle & Glow Gift Set : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Clinique Sparkle & Glow Gift Set

So the only shiny thing is the star on the top of the tree.

$10, Sephora

On Color Mug at MoMA Store : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

On Color Mug

A DIY mug. Hold the DIY.

$12 ($10.80/members), MoMA store

Beaded Tassel Bracelets at Absynia : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Beaded Tassel Bracelets

Wear them alone. Or stacked.

$10, Absynia

A Life in Parts: Bryan Cranston : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

A Life in Parts: Bryan Cranston

Breaking awesome.

$15.68 paperback, Amazon

Gourmet Dark Chocolate Hanukkah Gelt : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Gourmet Dark Chocolate Hanukkah Gelt

They say dark chocolate is healthy.

$15, Veruca Chocolates

Plush Tech Gloves : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Plush Tech Gloves

No cold finger texts or tweets.

$10, Urban Outfitters

Choose Joy Candle Supporting St Jude’s Children Hospital : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Choose Joy Candle Supporting St Jude’s Children Hospital

The best choice to make.

$12, St Jude

Stumptown Hair Bender Whole Bean Coffee : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Stumptown Hair Bender Whole Bean Coffee

Since a coffee IV isn’t really gifty.

$15, Stumptown Roasters

Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book

If coloring mandalas isn’t your thing, maybe Shea Serrano’s illustrations of LL Cool J and MC Lyte will do the trick?

$12.95, Urban Outfitters

Wood-Covered Handmade Journal : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Wood-Covered Handmade Journal

For stories already written and yet to be told.

$14, Enrou

Kitty Zip Pouch : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Kitty Zip Pouch

Meow.

$12, Nordstrom

Coloring Book of Christmas Cards and Envelopes : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Coloring Book of Christmas Cards and Envelopes

Just add colored pencils. And stamps.

$10.99, Anthropologie

Leopard Print Slouchy Beanie : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Leopard Print Slouchy Beanie

Rawr.

$15, Nordstrom

Sephora Collection Mini Cream Lip Stain Set : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Sephora Collection Mini Cream Lip Stain Set

Misteltoe optional.

$12, Sephora

Omy Design and Play Adult Coloring Poster at Perfectly Smitten : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Omy Design and Play Adult Coloring Poster

Go ahead. Color on the walls.

$15, Perfectly Smitten

Poe Dameron’s Jacket Candle at Simon and Duffy : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Poe Dameron’s Jacket Candle

It smells like leather, with a slight note of overconfidence.

$12, Simon and Duffy

Emoji Faces Mug at Foxy Mug : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Emoji Faces Mug

All the feels.

$15, Foxy Mug

Friendship Bracelet at Lovassion : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Friendship Bracelet

Thank you for being a friend.

$13.64, Lovassion

You and Me Wooden Christmas Ornament : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

You and Me Wooden Christmas Ornament

We belong together.

$15, Uncommon Goods

Ceramic Skyline Trinket Dish : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Ceramic Skyline Trinket Dish

Give all those special pieces a very special home.

$14, Anthropologie

Fancy Matchstick Bottle + Pack of Marshmallows at Skeemshop : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Fancy Matchstick Bottle + Pack of Marshmallows

Come on baby light my fire.

$14, Skeemshop

Personalized Gold Leaf Frame Ornaments : Gifts Under $15 for adults | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Gold Leaf Frame Ornaments

Special photos deserve a special spot on the tree.

$8.50, Pottery Barn Kids