SHOPPING FOR GIFTS FOR A FAMILY CAN BE SO MUCH FUN!
But also a little… stressful.
If you’re like me, you really want to get the perfect gift for a family – something that will be appreciated, used and loved. You know, something that your money will be well spent on. You hate the idea that the one you get the gift for just wished you would have bought a gift card or gave cash.
Every family is different and has different interests. You have athletic families, ones who love to travel, video game lovers and so many more. This can make it quite difficult to find the perfect gift, however, it can also be easier if you find the perfect gift the family will love because it saves you time and money.
Also giving a family a gift can be rewarding, knowing how much they are going to enjoy it together.
I started this post a couple of years ago with 10 ideas but the list has grown since then:) . I tried to include things of all different price ranges.
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Movie Passes – To go to a movie nowadays it is expensive! If you have two or three children it can almost be impossible for many! You can bless a family by giving movie passes for a fun family night out!
Zoo/Museum Passes – Grandparents have often bought us passes for special places and we have loved it! You can often get great deals buying family passes and this can bless a family all year long, especially during those long winter months!!
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Tablet/E-Reader – We love our Kindle! We use them for school and work and everything in between! Amazon has some amazing deals during the holidays for the different kindles! For ones with larger budgets, mini iPads and an iPad are wonderful too!
Amazon Prime/Netflix – These subscriptions can be wonderful too for the family! If a family has a way to watch movies, get free shipping and even get some free books! You can buy a subscription > here
You can order Netflix streaming for less than 9.00 a month. We love our Netflix and it has many educational programs as well as entertainment.
TableTopics Family – Dinnertime is about to get interesting with this deck of unique questions. These engaging questions inspire the best kinds of conversation – whether over cocktails or at a dinner party.
Every host wants their guests to enjoy themselves, and TableTopics conversation starters help make entertaining stress-free. Good food, good friends and great conversation. What could be better? No rules – just great conversation. Have fun and discover something new about your family, friends and even yourself!
Meal Out/Gift Cards – Many families can’t afford to eat out and blessing a family for a gift card to eat out can really bless them!
Books – I love to buy family books! A great series like the Chronicles of Narnia Box Set or Little House Nine-Book Box Set can be a wonderful gift and I love the fact that they are educational!
You can also buy Treasury books, where you get one big book and it includes many stories in it. Here are a few of our family’s favorites!
The 20th-Century Children’s Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud
HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child’s First Collection
The Children’s Book of Virtues
The Classic Treasury of Aesop’s Fables
A Max Lucado Children’s Treasury: A Child’s First Collection
Board Games – A board game can be a great gift for the family! This provides a fun family night and a way for the family to entertain the company! Games create such wonderful memories and can also be educational! I have a list of our top 10 preschool board games!
Tickets to an Event or Concert –Tickets to a play or community event can be a wonderful gift! This gives the family night out together they will always remember!
Gift Baskets – You can make a gift basket for anything. A family night basket would be so much fun! It could include popcorn, hot chocolate, a DVD and more! You can make baskets for anything! You can even buy them pre-made if you want!
Family CHARADES Family Charades In-A-Box Compendium is a party game that has been honored with a Learning Magazine 2013 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family.
Fire tv Stick We love our Fire TV Stick, it makes keeping our apps on our tv convenient and working with ease. I could not live without this!
Letters to me when I grow up will inspire children to write or draw stories, dreams for the future, and advice for their grown-up selves.
Each letter begins with a unique prompt like:
- When I imagine myself all grown up…
- A pep talk for my future self…
- If I become a world leader…
Included are 12 letters that will inspire children to send a letter to their grown-up self!
Each letter has a space to write when it was sealed and when it should be opened (will it be tomorrow or in 20 years?). Seal letters with the included stickers before saving this time capsule for your future self!
Nintendo Switch-This is a game system the whole family can love with games such as Super Smash Brothers, Animal Crossing and Mario Kart.
S’more Maker Outdoor Fun brought indoors: bring s’ more fun indoors and roast marshmallows to perfection over the tabletop electric Flameless heater
Amazon Echo I love love my Echo. I use it for cooking, setting timers, the news, and weather, and most of all for music. I listen to lots of different music and Alexa always has the greatest playlists. Many times I even hook up my Bluetooth and play my iTunes or pandora. I also have an Echo Dot and this would also be a great family gift. It does all the same things but it is smaller and of course, the speakers are not as powerful but it is still really nice.
6-PLAYER CROQUET SET EASY & FUNNY FOR EVERYONE – This fascinating croquet set is quite easy to learn and can be enjoyed by kids, teens, and adults, also great croquet set for families. It can be played with 2 to 6 players and provide hours of funny outdoor entertainment!
NOSTALGIA VINTAGE COLLECTION KETTLE POPCORN POPPER Who wouldn’t want to make popcorn in this thing? This would be a blast for the family on game or movie nights or for parties.
A Firepit We love our firepit. It is so nice on fall evenings and there are many nights we have just used it to sit around and talk. However, there are other nights we are doing camping style cooking over it or making s’ mores.
Yard Dice GIANT DICE SIZE: Measuring 3.5in x 3.5in these six giant dice are sure to be a hit at any wedding, party, tailgate, outdoor, backyard, poolside, beach day, or camping trip! Roll to the left, right, or center with kids, families, and adults of all ages
Wii U Another game system that is fun for the whole family!
Conversations with My Mother and/or Father the goal is to get your Mom or Dad to answer the questions so that you have a keepsake and memories of her/his life after they are gone. A great keepsake to pass down.
I also love this mother/daughter journal
This is so much fun. A page may ask mom, what was your wedding dress like? You would fill that out as mom and leave it on the daughter’s pillow and she would answer: What do you hope your wedding dress looks like? She would then answer and put it back on Mom’s pillow. There are so many great things to ask one another and you can each fill it out in your own time. Beautiful keepsake and fun to do with your daughters.
they even have these for grandmothers and sisters
Compendium A Year of Gratitude
- Includes 52 cards (including 4 unique designs) with printed envelopes, and a small journal
- A perfect gift for birthdays, New Year’s, or any moment you want to make room for more gratitude in your life.
- Includes a guided journal to chronicle your year of gratitude
- Features metallic accents on cards and envelopes
- Printed with soy inks on FSC- certified paper.
Snow Cone Maker Who doesn’t like to make snow cones? The perfect family gift they can use anytime but especially summer!
Corn Hole My mom has this game at her house and the whole family loves playing it when we have summer grill-outs. Every family should have their own set!
Ice Cream Maker My mother in law (who has passed away) loved making homemade ice cream, I always think of her when we do it! Great family gift!
Jenga Giant JS7 Hardwood Game The biggest authentic hardwood Jenga game Ever sold! It starts at 2 feet high at setup and can stack to over 5 feet high in play! Now that calls for some real family fun!
Picnic Brand Ice Cream Parlor Ice Cream Mixing/Serving Set Simply freeze the marble slab for several hours and fill the dishes with yummy treats, and you’re ready to make your own ice cream and yogurt, cold stone-style! Pair this ice cream mixing set with an ice cream maker and family night just leveled up!
HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE BEST GIFTS FOR A FAMILY?
What were your favorite gifts you received as a family? Things you just couldn’t do without? Or what are you HOPING to receive?
WANT TO REMEMBER THIS? SAVE THIS GIFT LIST TO YOUR CHRISTMAS PINTEREST BOARD!