Cool Mom Picks 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to our lovingly-curated, no-crappy-stuff, best-of-the-best
2018 holiday gift guide!

Friends, we have worked SO hard to bring you our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. As we’ve been doing each year since 2006 (whoa!), what you’ll find here is an assortment of lovingly curated, carefully selected, hand-picked best-of-the-best gift ideas from our team, for everyone on your list.

While you will find gifts from big brands and stores you love, our hearts are always with the small businesses, makers, and artists who could really use the support over the holidays.

–  Don’t miss details about our huge holiday gift card giveaway, below! – 

So who are you shopping for? We’re here to help! Handmade toys for kids? Got them! Gifts for men in your life? Done! How about mother-in-law gifts? Nothing to worry about. We’ve even put together a whole selection of more meaningful gifts for kids, should you be looking for ideas beyond toys.

Plus, we’ve rounded up the coolest tween gifts, personalized gifts, grandparent gifts, gifts that support great causes, and so much more, including more than 100 gift ideas for under $15 that are pretty cool no matter what your budget.

We’ve even got loads of exclusive discount codes mainly from the small businesses in our guide, all good through the end of the year.

Be sure to click around — the colorful gifts for your BFF could be perfect for your teen daughter. Or our men’s gifts ideas might be great for your own dad or uncle or stepfather. You may even want some of the kids’ gifts for yourself. Trust us, we get it.

Happy shopping! xoxo  Liz, Kristen, and the Cool Mom Picks team

It doesn’t end here though. We’ll still be featuring loads more gift ideas for everyone on your list on Cool Mom Picks, Cool Mom Tech, and Cool Mom Eats, so keep checking back — and of course, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to catch all of our daily holiday gift suggestions.

Thanks so much to the generous brands and indie shops willing to make holiday shopping a little easier for all of us this year.

CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. That means purchasing some items through affiliate links will help support our own small business with a very small percentage of sales. • There has been no compensation any the editorial picks throughout our guide — just the stuff we love, selected by us.

Our $500 Holiday Gift Card Giveaway

Remember that while we’re supporting lots of small businesses, we’re a small business too. When you visit our guide, you’re helping to support an independent, women-run indie publisher. And when you spread the word about us to your own friends and family, it really helps us do what we do.

To thank you for doing just that, we’re hosting a pretty sweet giveaway!

We’ll be giving away FIVE $100 Etsy gift cards, one each to five lucky winners, whoo!


Cool Mom Picks holiday gift guide giveaway: $500 in Etsy gift cards to support small business this holiday!

Don’t worry, entering is easy. Here’s how it works:

1. Like us on Facebook, then share a link to one of our gift guide pages with your Facebook friends, and tell them why you love it. Send a link to your post to with “Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway” as the subject line. (If you share posts privately with friends only, you’ll need to include a screenshot.)

Bonus: With 14 different gift guide categories plus this page right here, you can do this up to 15 times for a total of 15 entries. (But maybe spread them out?)

For extra entries:

2. Follow @coolmompicks on Instagram, then share any favorite gift image from our gift guide with your Instagram followers, and tell them why you love it. Be sure to tag us @CoolMomPicks and use hashtag #CMPHOLIDAY.  (If you have a private account, you may send us a screenshot to with Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway in the subject.)

Bonus: You can do this up to 10 times with 10 different photos, for a total of 10 entries.

3. Follow @coolmompicks on Twitter, then share a link to a gift guide page to your Twitter followers, and tell them why you love it. Something like “Hooray, @coolmompicks has the answer to all of my gift-giving prayers right here!” Be sure to tag it with #CMPHOLIDAY. (If you have a private account, you may send us a screenshot to with Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway in the subject.)

Bonus: With 14 different gift guide categories plus this page right here, you can do this up to 15 times for a total of 15 entries.

In total, you have up to 40 possible entries. But hey, only if you want to do all that sharing. We’re grateful for any and all shares that help support what we do. (And hopefully we can send you one of those Etsy gift cards to thank you, if you win!)

Nitty gritty and important legal details:
Contest ends 11:59pm PST on December 31, 2018. We’ll draw five lucky winners at random from all the entries in early January. You must be 18 years or older to enter, U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited. Read more detailed contest and giveaway rules here.





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