Web Coolness: The most adorable gingerbread house, the hottest toy of the year, and how to get a little break from the holiday madness.

Gnome home gingerbread DIY from Heather Baird | cool mom picks

Each week, we scour the web and share some of our very favorite posts with you. We hope you like them too.

 

How to make a gingerbread gnome home. Or just gawk at this one.

A favorite from our archives: 11 handmade holiday gifts that aren’t hard to make at all.

On CNN Wire, our editor Liz talks the hottest toy of the year. Can you guess?

Ninja gifts!

Hand-lettered Christmas cards from Linzie Butler | Cool Mom Picks

We looove the hand-lettered holiday cards from illustrator Linzie Hunter. We wish she’d sell them!

A lovely piece on celebrating the holiday with teenagers.

Have you downloaded our free holiday shopping survival guide notebook template yet? It could help. Seriously.

How to Travel: The cutest new video from Design Mom’s Olive Us series.

Artifact Uprising | Cool Mom Picks

Don’t miss our roundup of the best custom photo book services on the web.

Kristen on being the perfect parent…before you have kids.

It’s okay for kids to watch TV, says Liz on Huffington Post.

Need a break from the madness? Sign up for the free Minimalist Parenting: Holidays email series of tips.

Pinterest Board of the Week: Photo Chick 74, a.k.a. Claudia Sanchez’s Baubles, Beads & Metals is packed with gorgeous, tasteful, modern jewelry picks.

In our hearts: The sad passing of Nelson Mandela.

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