Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide!

Psst! We have new, amazing gift picks in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Go look!

We are so thrilled to present our 2016 Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide, which have to say, we think is the best one yet. We’re talking more than 350 gifts in every price range for everyone on your list.

350! We can’t believe it either.

While of course you’ll find holiday gift ideas from the big brands and stores we all love, we’re so proud to share tons of cool gifts from small businesses, independent makers and artists, up-and-coming companies you’ve never seen on our site before, and women-run businesses of all kinds — all of whom really value the support from all of us this holiday season.


The best holiday gift guide of the year! 350+ of the coolest holiday gifts for everyone on your list from Cool Mom Picks

From kids who deserve to be spoiled rotten to your tough-to-shop-for mother-in-law; from gifts for super picky tween boys to gifts for Hamilton-obsessed fans; whether you want some DIY gift ideas or sky’s the limit, we’ve scoured the internet to find the very best, coolest, and most creative holiday gift ideas.

One of our other favorites: 35 fabulous gifts that give back to 35 fabulous causes all in need of support right now. And empowering gifts for girls who are going to change the world? Got them too.

We’ve even found more than 120 gifts all under $15 including 62 of them just for kids. Seriously.

Scroll down to see the full menu of every category!

And since it wouldn’t be a Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide without lots and lots of discount codes, we’ve gathered plenty for you, all good through the end of the year.

And of course, we’ve got an awesome giveaway below! Whoo!

If you need a place to start, try our picks for the very coolest personalized gifts that will get a big wow because you have to order soon!  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.


This year, we want to thank you for spreading the word about our gift guide and celebrate so many of the small businesses we love so much with a gift just for you: A $500 Etsy Gift Card for one lucky winner!

Just think of all the handmade, indie artisan goodness you could buy for everyone on your nice list this year.

Enter for a chance to win a $500 Etsy gift card for one lucky winner from Cool Mom picks : It's easy!

How to enter for a chance to win:

1. Like us on Facebook, then share any one our gift guide pages on your Facebook feed. Then, send us a permalink to your update (or a screenshot if you have a private page) to with the subject line HGG CONTEST.

You may enter one time with one link per Facebook post, for a total of 20 entries.

(Hint: Maybe spread them out a little? You probably don’t want to inundate your friends and family with consecutive updates!)

2. Follow us on Twitter, then share a link to any of our gift guide pages on your Twitter feed, making sure to tag us @coolmompicks with the hashtag #cmpholiday. Something like “The @CoolMomPicks holiday gift guide is the best ever! I want everything here: [link here] #cmpholiday” works, or feel free to get creative.

You may enter one time on Twitter per gift guide pages, for a total of 20 entries.

Nitty gritty: Contest ends 11:59pm PST on December 26, 2016. You must be 18 years or older to enter, U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited. Read more detailed contest and giveaway rules here

Now, go shop! Right now! Go! And have a fantastic holiday season.

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, hey! Thanks for that!