Holiday gifting is underway and I want to make sure you have all of the best ideas for everyone on your shopping list this year.
If you’re like us, you probably have a number of friends you’re close to that you’d love to bless this holiday season. But, we all know that it can be pretty costly to try to gift a family of five or more with individual items for each member. Instead, we think there are some great family gift ideas that could bring a smile to each member’s face!
This round up of family gift ideas will help you stay on budget this holiday season and still give the people you care about things they will cherish and appreciate.
Each of these family gift ideas come in for under $100, and some of them won’t cost much more than your time!
20 Family Gift Ideas to Give in 2018 That the Whole Family Will Dig
Free Snow Shoveling
When the next big snow hits, bake a batch of cookies, bundle up your family, grab your snow clearing supplies and head to your friends’ home and dig them out. Leave them with a plate of cookies and a clear driveway for the day!
Tabletop Ping Pong
Big win for snow days. The kids get out their energy in a friendly match of dining room ping pong. Our whole family enjoys taking turns.
Buy here: Tabletop Ping Pong Set
Choose a local place you know your favorite family loves, like a zoo, museum, or aquarium and gift them an annual membership. It’s the ultimate gift that keeps on giving and one of our favorite family gift ideas to give or receive!
Tickets to a Show or Special Event
Probably not going to be able to afford to send them to the Jay and Bey On the Run Tour, but you may be able to get them into something a little more affordable. Summer concerts, Oktoberfests, even the local fair would be a great gift.
Movie Gift Card
A family movie is a great way to spend the winter break together, but it can be super costly to take the whole family to the movie theater these days. Snag your friends a $50 gift card to the local movie house. Even if it doesn’t cover everything it will be a good discount or a great way to stock up on some treats for the film.
That way they can have movie theater popcorn without even leaving home. Pair it with a couple of fun seasonings to make the gift even more fun.
Buy here: West Bend Popcorn Machine
Portable Movie Projector
Help them level up their movie night with this portable projector. Their house will be the place to go for movie night for sure.
Buy here: Amazon Top Pick Portable Projector
Give the gift that keeps on giving. But, they may already have it so maybe just give a gift card that will cover it or anything else they may want from Amazon.
Buy here: Amazon Gift Cards
Ice Cream Maker & Supplies
I love making ice cream, but I am lazy about getting the supplies. Gift the entire package to your family friends and I bet they will have you over to enjoy their first batch with them this summer!
Buy here: Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
They may not be able to truly enjoy this one until the warm weather hits (unless you live where it is always warm!), but when it is their cornhole boards are going to be a great addition to every outdoor soiree.
Buy here: Cornhole Boards
Picnic Basket and Waterproof Blanket
Will make a great addition to their next beach getaway for sure, but will also come in handy for those long days at the ball park.
Buy blanket here: Waterproof Blanket
Buy basket here: Picnic Backpack
Dinner in a Box
Deliver them a recipe and all of the ingredients—cut and measured to save them precious time—and they will enjoy a super easy meal at home almost on you.
Floating Waterproof Speaker
The entire family will love using this one around the pool. Also makes a fun addition to bathroom time.
Buy here: Wonderboom Speaker
Grub Hub Gift Card
For those nights when dinner prep is just not an option, free takeout would be epic.
Buy here: Grub Hub
Perfect for Harry Potter fans, this 3D puzzle will be a fun thing for the entire family to work on together. If they’re not into HP, there are tons of other 3D puzzle options out there that would be equally fun to build together.
Buy here: Harry Potter 3D Puzzle
Have a Costco or Sam’s Club in town? Gift a friend a membership for a year. It’s a great way to give month after month thanks to the discounts they can enjoy.
A Week of Hello Fresh
They’re my favorite meal delivery company, but there are tons you can try. And, often, if you order for yourself you can get a free week for a friend, just hand it over!
Order here: Hello Fresh
Spend a day in the kitchen and you can have gifts for all of your family friends. A trip to the dollar store for a few gift boxes and you’ve got a pretty cheap, very thoughtful gift on your hands.
A Cozy Throw
For those cold nights on the couch together.
Buy here: Throw Blanket
Family Slipper Socks
Matching pajamas may be a bit costly, but slipper socks for the whole fam aren’t! They will all have cozy toes thanks to you! Let your kids pick out their favorite pairs for each member and have them write a little card telling them why to make it a little more personal.
Buy here: Family Slipper Socks
Organize a parents’ night out for all of your closest friends. They drop the kids at your house, you offer movies, food, and entertainment for the evening while they go enjoy themselves, no strings attached!
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