The very coolest personalized gifts that will get a big wow
Looking for 2017 personalized gift suggestions? Then you must check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!
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
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
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
Friendship bracelets out; super cool personalized pendants all made to order by artist Kate Gabrielle, very very in.
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.
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$17.99, Mabel’s Labels
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
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
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
What a stunning personalized Hanukkah gift for a special woman in your life.
$425, Kanarek Jewelry
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
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 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
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
TinyMe makes lots of cool personalized gifts for kids, and now we’re adding these fun puzzles to the mix that are extremely customizable.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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