2012 Holiday Gift Guide

We are so happy to introduce our biggest and best holiday gift guide yet! You'll find dozens of holiday gift ideas in every price range from baby's first Christmas and keepsake Hanukkah gifts, goodies for those hard-to shop for dads, brothers-in-law and bestest girlfriends--so many of them from indie shops and small businesses that we love supporting this time of year. Plus...holiday discount codes, whoo! Also be sure to check out our amazing sponsor Citi Price Rewind, who's all about getting you money back on your holiday purchases. Citi Price Rewind tracks every item you buy with your Citi card, so if your big gift ends up on sale somewhere else within 30 days for $25 less...you score an automatic refund. And all you have to do is register the item after you purchase it. How cool is that?

For Baby's First Christmas - Make it Handmade

baby's first christmas gift: custom holiday stocking
custom holiday stocking $15 at bye bye birdie england
baby's first christmas gift: personalized reindeer ornaments
personalized reindeer ornaments $23 at the baby gardner
baby's first christmas gift: hand embroidered baby blanket
hand embroidered baby xmas blanket $52.99 at giggle

Keepsake Hanukkah Gifts for the Kiddos

keepsake hanukkah gift: wooden star of david puzzle
wooden star of david puzzle $20 at judaica beautiful
keepsake hanukkah gift: personalized holiday hanukkah plate
personalized hanukkah plate $26 at little uni
keepsake hanukkah gift: handmade wooden toy menorah
handmade wooden toy menorah $75 at little alouette

For the Child Who's Finally Getting That Dollhouse

melissa and doug mini dollhouse
melissa and doug mini dollhouse $34.54 at all modern
Hape Bamboo Sunshine Dollhouse
hape bamboo sunshine dollhouse $150.00 at all modern
custom 6-room cottage dollhouse
custom 6-room cottage $320 at once upon a treehouse

For the City Savvy Preschooler

nyc silly bands
nyc silly bands $2.99 at nyc webstore
new york in a bag blocks
new york in a bag blocks $16.50 at moma store
yellow taxi pedal car
yellow taxi pedal car $299 at sila boutique

For Your Tween's First "Real" Jewelry

holiday gifts for tweens: vintage damask earrings
vintage damask earrings $32 at bel kai designs
holiday gifts for tweens: brass heart ring
heart ring $62 at rachel pfeiffer designs
holiday gifts for tweens: circle id chain necklace
circle id chain necklace $90 at nonchalant mom

For Your Teen Nephew Who's Not Easily Impressed

tickets to see The Hobbit 3-D (possibly a second time)
tickets to see The Hobbit 3-D (possibly a 2nd time) $ varies, gift cards at fandango
holiday gifts for teens: guitar pick maker
guitar pick maker $26 at spoon sisters
holiday gifts for teens: banana board skateboard
banana board $84.99 at skate warehouse

For your BFF Who Loves to Shine

holiday shiny: baggu wedge pouch
baggu wedge pouch $16 at birchbox
holiday shiny: limited edition metallic satchel
limited edition metallic satchel £125+ from cambridge satchel
holiday shiny: gold mod ball ring by karen ko k20 jewelry
gold mod ball ring by karen ko k20 jewelry $210 at modern mix shop

Cool Gifts for Cool Dads From Super Thoughtful Kids

holiday gifts for dad: best dad keychain
best dad keychain $32 at isabella grace
holiday gifts for dads: monogrammed photo cufflinks
monogrammed photo cufflinks $119 at red envelope
holiday gifts for dads: custom hand-drawn family portrait
custom hand-drawn family portrait $263+ from gaia cornwall

For the Finicky Foodie

holiday food gifts: seasonal tasting box
seasonal tasting box $29.95 at joyus
holiday food gifts: artisan coffee sampler subscription
artisan coffee sampler subscription $84/6mos at misto box
holiday food gifts: indie food release subscription
indie food release subscription $171/4 month subscription at ny mouth

For Your Hunger Games Obsessed Niece

real or not real brass cuff
real or not real brass cuff $18 at the copper fox
may the odds...hand-painted canvas
may the odds...hand-painted canvas $25 at epiphany's corner
hunger games chucks
hunger games chucks $109.95 at emmi visser

Gifts from the Kids for the Best Grandparents Ever

gifts for grandparents: diy cross-stitch bamboo keychain
diy cross-stitch bamboo keychain $14 at red gate stitchery
gifts for grandparents: custom silhouette ornament
custom silhouette ornament $30 at simply silhouettes
gifts for grandparents: custom dolls from kids' drawing
custom dolls from kids' drawing $ on request at wooberry

For Your Teen Niece Whose Mother Won't Get it For Her

katie perry: teenage dreams
katie perry: teenage dreams $13.50 at amazon
feather hair extensions
feather hair extensions $21.95 at finefeatherheads
steve madden studded moto boot
steve madden studded moto boot $129.99 at zappos

For the Toddler who was Very Very Very Good this Year. Like, Very.

toddler gifts: handmade card table playhouse
handmade card table playhouse $140+ at miss pretty pretty (or $45 to buy the pattern and diy)
toddler gifts: collectible 1920's replica steiff bear
collectible 1920's replica steiff bear $209.99 at fao schwartz
toddler gift: 12v Ride-on Lamborghini
12v Ride-on Lamborghini $349.99 at Target.com

Fashionable Gifts that Give Back

gifts that give back: handmade fashionable scarves
handmade cotton scarves: 100% of profits support ethiopian women in need $36+ at FashionABLE
gifts that give back: set of 6 zulugrass beaded bracelets
set of 6 bracelets: provides opportunities for massai women in kenya $64.95 from the leakey collection
gifts that give back: letters for literacy tote
letters for literacy tote: 10% supports UNESCO's literacy initiative for empowerment $130 from jana feifer

Holiday DIY Gifts to Make Yourself

diy gifts: ribbon and charm bookmarksdiy ribbon and charm bookmarkstutorial at country living
diy gifts: custom printable recipe cardscustomizable recipe cardsfree download from loves v designs
diy gifts: kawaii coin pursekawaii coin purse$5 for pdf at the little treehouse
diy gifts: salt dough gift tagssalt dough gift tagstutorial at kiwi crate blog
diy gifts: fabric flower t-shirtfabric flower t-shirttutorial at smashed peas + carrots
diy gifts: christmas crackchristmas crackrecipe at bakerella

For the Cosmetic Junkie Who Plays the Field

sprout lipbalm flights
sprout lipbalm flights $18 at birchbox
glitz and glam 9 piece sampler
glitz and glam 9 piece sampler $45 at sephora
glossybox cosmetic sample subscription
glossybox cosmetic sample subscription $115/6 mos at glossybox.com

For Your Brother the Indie Film Buff

the dude abides pencil set
the dude abides pencil set $6 at earmark
custom directors print series
custom directors print series $24/4 at retrowhale

For the Chic Traveler

travel gifts: mini travel gift set
mini travel gift set $14 at hello mellow
travel gifts: 36 hours 24 weekends in europe
36 hours 24 weekends in europe $39.99 at flight 001
travel gifts: luxury tent group camping experience
luxury tent group camping experience $2000+ at shelter

For the Bond, James Bond, Fan

For the Unabashed Word Nerd

wordy holiday gifts: pride and prejudice jersey scarf
pride and prejudice jersey scarf $50 at library of congress shop
poetry bracelet with worlds by poet laureate janice mirikitani
poetry bracelet with words by poet laureate janice mirikitani $310 brass; $750 silver at jeanine payer

A Holiday Teacher's Gift from The Whole Class

holiday teacher gifts: thank you cookies
thank you cookies $26 at glitter city sweets
holiday teacher gifts: donors choose gift card
donors choose gift card denomination of your choice at donors choose

Handmade Holiday Ornaments for the Hostess

holiday ornaments: hand stitched felt
hand stitched felt ornaments $18 at eleni creative
holiday ornaments: personalized heart
personalized heart ornament $28 from lisa leonard online
holiday ornaments: personalized house
personalized house ornament $48 at paloma's nest

DIY Dessert Gifts if You Don't Eat Them First

holiday food gifts: gingerbread headsgingerbread headsrecipe at bakerella
holiday food gifts: chocolate marshmallow dreidelschocolate marshmallow dreidelsrecipe at martha stewart
holiday food gifts: peanut butter reindeer cookiespeanut butter reindeer cookiesrecipe at budding baketress
holiday food gifts: bourbon cherriesbourbon cherriesrecipe at mighty girl
holiday food gifts: hanukkah jelly cookieshanukkah jelly cookiesrecipe at repeat crafter me
holiday food gifts: marshmallow snowmenmarshmallow snowmenrecipe at stop lookin get cookin

Girls' Holiday Clothes That Sparkle

holiday clothes for girls: ballet flat bootsballet flat boots$75 at umi shoes
holiday clothes for girls: sparkle sweatshirt dressgirls sparkle sweatshirt dress$39 on sale at j crew
holiday clothes for girls: glitter tights in 4 colorsglitter tights in 4 colors$18 on sale at hanna andersson
holiday accessories for girls: crystal bead hair tiescrystal bead hair ties$9.99 at emi-jay
holiday accessories for girls: glitter saddle bagglitter saddle bag$16.90 at zara
holiday accessories for girls: gold glitter beltgold glitter belt$18 at one little belt
holiday clothes for girls: glitter ballet flatglitter ballet flat$22.95 at the children's place

Boys' Holiday Clothes for Your Not So Traditional Little Man

boys' holiday clothes: handmade plaid necktiehandmade plaid necktie$22.95 at the silly wagon
boys' holiday clothes: nordic skull vansnordic skull vans$37 at zappos
suede desert bootssuede desert boots$40.50 on sale at janie and jack
boys' holiday clothes: holiday pjsholiday pjs$39 at tea collection
boys' holiday clothes: striped gent bow tie jumperstriped gent bow tie jumper£38 at babatude boutique
boys' holiday clothes: appaman studded beltappaman studded belt$20 at appaman
boys' holiday clothes: cool claus shirtcool claus shirt$34 at red21 boys
boys' holiday clothes: houndstooth newsboy hathoundstooth newsboy hat$21 at psychobaby
boys' holiday clothes: heathered plaid vestheathered plaid vest vest$52 at fore! axel and hudson
boys' holiday clothes: zombie santa baby bibzombie santa baby bib$10 at sweet tempered store

Holiday Kids' Gifts Under $10 When You Have Lots of Kids to Shop For

gifts under $10: 3d paper toys3d paper toys$10 at cattiwampus
gifts under $10: itty bitty book necklaceitty bitty book necklace$9.99 at shana logic
gifts under $10: 200-piece tattoo kit200-piece tattoo kit$9.99 at amazon
gifts under $10: wooden helicopterwooden helicopter$8.99 at oompa toys
gifts under $10: personalized coloring bookspersonalized coloring books$6.95 at frecklebox
holiday gifts: toddler football hoodietoddler football hoodie$10.80 on sale at red 21 boys
gifts under $10: hanukkah scratchershanukkah scratchers$9.95 at cattiwampus
gifts under $10: a christmas story dvda christmas story dvd$9.49 at amazon
gifts under $10: ninja knee socksninja knee socks$7 at sock it to me
gifts under $10: friendship stamp setfriendship stamp set$9.50 at amazon
gifts under $10: haba toy petit fourshaba toy petit fours$9.44 at oompa toys
gifts under $10: jacks set in wooden boxjacks set in wooden box$9.99 at target.com
gifts under $10: shrinky dinks kitshrinky dinks kit$8.40 at amazon
gifts under $10: tattoo earringstattoo "earrings"$7.95 at poppy drops
gifts under $10: lego duplo animal carelego duplo animal care$6.79 at fat brain toys
gifts under $10: handmade dinosaur crayonshandmade dinosaur crayons$8/8 at ivy lane designs
gifts under $10: hape baby peg puzzlehape baby peg puzzle$8.99 at oompa
gifts under $10: k'nex micro amusement parkk'nex micro amusement park$9.69 at fat brain toys
gifts under $10: printable sewing cardsprintable sewing cardsfree at minie co

Holiday Gifts for Grownups Under $16 That Don't Feel Like Stocking Stuffers

holiday gifts: diy cross stitch necklace kitsdiy cross stitch necklace kits$15 at red gate stitchery
holiday gifts: spinning propeller tie tackspinning propeller tie tack$15 at twilight's castle
holiday gifts: wool felt braceletwool felt bracelet$16 at loft full of goodies
holiday gifts: star nesting cookie cuttersstar nesting cookie cutters$6.50 at spoon sisters
holiday gifts: aztec elixir couture cocoaaztec elixir couture cocoa$15 at vosges chocolate
holiday gifts: I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie toteI Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie tote$14.95 at pamela fugate designs
holiday gifts: python box clutchpython box clutch$10 on sale at fred flare
holiday gifts: mullet letterpress coastersmullet letterpress coasters$15/8 at paisley tree press
holiday gifts: volume ear budsvolume ear buds$16 at moma store ($14.40 for members)
holiday gifts: plaid salad serversplaid salad servers$15 at darlybird
holiday gifts: art notecard setsart notecard sets$12.95 at the moma store (11.65 for members)
holiday gifts: cotton pocket squarecotton pocket square$16 at human made ny
holiday gifts: petunia shopper totepetunia shopper tote$12 at petunia
holiday gifts: swiss army bantamswiss army bantam$13.95 at swiss knife shop
holiday gifts: naughty candle"naughty" candle$15 from illume

For the Friend Who's, Uh, "Inspired" By 50 Shades of Grey (Whatever That Is. Ahem.)

laters baby bookmark
"laters baby" bookmark $14CAD at rawkettes
black gold stud collar
black gold stud collar $200 at barneys
All discount codes are good through 12/31/12, whoo! All picks are entirely determined by our editorial staff; there has been no compensation for our recommendations. Cool Mom Picks is an Amazon affiliate.

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