30+ cool custom and personalized gift ideas for everyone on your list



Personalized and custom gifts automatically make giving so much more thoughtful — and it doesn’t have to be expensive, either.

Check out nearly 3 dozen amazing personalized gift ideas we’ve found for kids, grandparents, sweethearts, teachers and more. Just be sure to order soon!



All picks have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion in this guide. 

This guide contains affiliate links and some purchases help support our own small business at no additional costs to you.. 

All discount codes expired 2018

For more up-to-date discounts and gift ideas, please visit our 2019 holiday gift guide or 2020 small business holiday gift guide


4 Things Personalized Tote Bag

Don’t you want to make like 100 of these?

$39, The Shop Forward


Personalized Cameo Family Portrait by Shelly Klein

Gorgeous, modern interpretation of a family portrait, whatever your family looks like.

$75-175, Uncommon Goods


Totally Custom Xbox Controller

Right down to the color of the buttons. So fun!

$92.96, Xbox Design Lab


Gold-Filled Silhouette Locket

A truly special gift for a special mom, grandma, aunt or godmother.

$189, Le Papier Studio
Use code THANKS10 for 10% off + orders over $150 get free US shipping


Custom Mix Tape Pillow

Just so you can say, “here, honey…I made you a mix tape.”

$58, Uncommon Goods


Personalized Pewter Christmas Tree Ornament

Lovely keepsake at a fantastic price.

$23, My Beaded Butterfly
Use code COOLMOMPICKS17 for free US shipping


Personalized Ombre Frost Modern Christmas Stockings

An initial or name for everyone on the nice list from a favorite Etsy shop. These stockings were even a Spawned podcast Cool Pick of the Week!

$28.50+, Good Wishes Quilts


Personalized Coffee Travel Mug

Considering the size, try “Caffeinated AF”

$19.99, Lifetime Creations


Custom Engraved Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

More than 100 colors. And uh, does “KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF, KIDS” fit?

$17, Urban Decay


Custom T-shirt From Your Child’s Artwork

Your kid will be thrilled, and these guys do absolutely fantastic work.

$26.95 est, Custom Ink


Custom Cursive Word Necklace

Choose a name or meaningful word up to 8 letters and Peggy will custom create a special necklace in 14k gold-filled or sterling.

$59+, Peggy Li


Personalized Unicorn Journal

For magical thinking.

$32, Shop Kelly Renae


Custom Embroidery Hoop Art Kit From Your Photo

Send this talented artist a favorite pic, she’ll help you get crafty with it.

$50, Create The Culture


Custom Solidwool Photo Calendar

Really sweet photo gift for grandparents, teachers, or all the cousins.

$40, Artifact Uprising


Child’s Signature on Custom Pendant or Keychain

A lot of artists do this now, but she’s the original — and her work is spectacular. And fast!

$120 as shown here, Metalmorphis


Personalized Ballerina Ceramic Ornament

Lots of cool options at this shop. Make it a tradition and get a new one each year.

$18.95 Digibuddha Home


Monogrammed Coach Duffel

If only for yourself. Oof — gorgeous.

$416.50 on sale (reg $565!), Coach


Rewriteable Twitter T-Shirt

The ultimate personalized tee: Use a wipeable marker to “tweet” something new after every wash. #Covfefe

$29.99 kids + adult sizes, MarkerTee
Use code TS0617 for 15% off


Personalized Wooden Skittles Set

Beautiful baby room decor turned fun toddler plaything.

$35, Indie Bambino Toys


Personalized Stacking Rings

The more the merrier. In fact, you can put that on a ring.

$24/ea, Emily J Designs


Family Faces Photo Sticker Book

Amazing personalized gift for cousins or multiple kids.

$24.99, Pinhole Press
Use code COOLMOMS for 15% off all products


Personalized Moana Converse

The shoes to help her know the way.

$54.99, Store Penny Lane
Use code CMPFREESHIP for free shipping


Custom Misheard Lyrics Coasters

Hold me closer, Tony Danza…

$30, Bright Beam


Custom Map Vacuum-Insulated Travel Cup

From any city that you wish you could take with you all the time.

$35, Jace Design
Use code COOLMOMPICKS for 20% off any one product


Personalized Darth Vader Stocking

Come to the Dark Side. It’s filled with toys!

$27 on sale, PBK


Personalized Faux-Fur Unicorn Baby Rocker

Come on, who didn’t dream of having their very own unicorn?

$101 on sale, Pottery Barn Kids


Personalized Peg Doll Family Ornaments

A handmade heirloom from a real artist. Wow, the detail.

Starts at $145/2 adults, Goose Grease Toys


Personalized LOVE Sculpture

For your sweetheart.

$16+, Meow 3D Store


Monogrammed Leather Jewelry Case

Filling it is up to you. (But do it!)

$29.50 + $9.50 for personalization, PB


Big Deal Personalized Family Pillow

The family that brags together…

$29, West Elm


$40/$50, From Another Dimension


Custom Converse

Available in kids and adult sizes. (Hint hint)

$60, Nike Store


Custom Photo Mug

So many great options at really cool prices.

$20, Shutterfly


Personalized Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids

Sweet custom gift that makes a big impression without a big budget.

$23, Tiny Me


Custom Pet Plush by Petsies

What an absolutely sweet way to remember a best friend.

$150+, Petsies
Use code coolmom10 for 10 % off your order

 Be sure to visit our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
which helps support dozens of indie shops, makers and artists with the best gifts for everyone on your list.

See our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide here

And don't miss our guide to 50+ of the coolest gifts for kids under $50.