There’s no escaping the holiday music in the stores and tinsel in the windows — the holiday season is upon us. You know what will make your life easier? Our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide! Whoo!

cool mom picks holiday gift guide

For the fifth straight year (wow), we’ve done the legwork for you, tracking down more than 120 gift ideas at every price point for everyone on your list — from newborns to old friends, the impossible-to-buy-for men in your life, tweens and teens, art lovers and bakers, and there’s even a category just for Glee fans. You know who you are.

As always, we lean towards mom-run businesses, small boutiques and eco-conscious companies, so you know you’re in good holiday hands.

And, as always, we’ve got exclusive holiday discount codes and even a fabulous giveaway thanks to our sponsors Minted, makers of the gorgeous photo cards that we adore, and Chronicle Books, publishers of all kind of books we love, along with the brand new Every Day’s a Holiday: Year-Round Crafting with Kids.

chronicle booksminted photo cards and gifts

In fact, if you’ll spread the word by posting our gorgeous holiday gift guide badge on your blog or website, you’ll be entered to win a huge assortment of Chronicle’s greatest titles (valued at over $275!) AND a $250 gift certificate to treat yourself to amazing goodies from Minted. Happy holidays indeed.  See our guide for details.

Whether you’re sticking to our Under $15 category or dreaming of our splurges, allow us to help. You have enough to do this holiday season. We know. We’re moms too.  -Liz, Kristen, and the Cool Mom Picks team