Quick version: these are the 8 best family gift ideas this holiday season – shop quick to get them in time!
I can't believe Christmas is already a week and a half away… Let the last-minute Christmas shopping begin! This year I found some of the best deals on Christmas gifts at Walmart! As our extended families continue to get bigger and bigger, with more kids and wider age ranges, I’ve found that it can get so tricky to find the perfect gift for each person in each family. So I made it my mission this year to find great family Christmas gifts that ALL members of all ages can enjoy – because sometimes gifting just ONE gift is so much easier than 5+!
I’ve rounded up some of my very favorite gift ideas for families below that provide different activities to do with each other over the Christmas break, or all year long. Steal some of these family gift ideas and grab gifts for everyone you love!
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1. Game night for the whole fam
You know that feeling when you open your game board to play, only to find that half of the pieces or cards are missing?! Yep, one of the WORST feelings! If you’re currently in that same boat, or your board games are just completely beat up, it’s the perfect time to replace them with some brand new board games.
We've been LOVING playing board games at our house lately. Nothing's better than having time to be all together, no phones, no loud toys, no devices, just good, old-fashioned fun, and usually a few good snacks, too! And we just bought these four new classics that we can’t wait to use over Christmas break. These are awesome and affordable family gift ideas!
- Monopoly: I remember playing this game for HOURS with my cousins! Such a fun classic that’ll get the whole fam together for some bonding time.
- Guess Who?: This game is the perfect game to send to families with younger kids. Super easy to play and hilarious, my girls loveee this game!
- Connect 4: A classic with a little SPIN to it. How fun is this new edition of the Connect 4 game we all know and love?!
- Game of Life: For ages 8 and up, this is the BEST game! So fun and almost 35% off right now, for only $14.53. Great gift for families with elementary school kids!
Grab one, two, or four board games and give the gift of family time with endless game nights!
2. Cozy blankets for everyone
Blanket: We found this super soft, designer-inspired blanket and gifted it to team Mint Arrow last year and EVERYONE absolutely loved it. If you want to do something inexpensive for your neighbors or a super big family, this is a great gift! Or if you want to treat every individual family member, it's still affordable enough to get one for each person. It holds up so well even after many washes, and comes in four neutral, staple colors to match any home!
3. Lego set for older siblings
Home Alone Lego Set: For those families with older kiddos (tween/teens), this BEAUTIFUL Home Alone Lego set is so fun and will keep the kids occupied allll Christmas break. It’s definitely a bit more of a splurge, but if you know a family who loves Home Alone and creating, this would be one of the best gifts. We've linked some less expensive lego sets here too that would be fun for a family of teens and tweens to put together while watching a Christmas movie. Check them out here, here and here!
4. Holiday tunes and dance parties
Record player: Talk about one of the best family gift ideas full of nostalgia! My kids have been super into our record player lately and I think this would make for such a fun family gift. Record players can be pricey but this one's on sale for $39. From Elvis to The Beatles to Queen, pair a record player with any of these classic records for the ultimate gift that'll keep on giving all year round!
5. Ice cream sundaes
Ice Cream Sundae Kit: You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream's ALWAYS a good gift idea, especially when you have the best products to make for a full ice cream feast. And how fun is this mini waffle bowl maker?! This waffle maker + this beautiful, gold ice cream scoop (+ a carton or two of ice cream with your fave flavors if you’re local) and some bowls = a fun gift basket for lots of family ice cream nights to come! Perfect for the fam who loves dessert.
6. Home theater setup
Movie Night Kit: If you’re looking to splurge a little on a family gift in a creative way, this movie projector has SUCH high ratings and it’s almost 50% off right now! The kids can watch a movie in the game room, or if it’s warm enough in the winter where you live, throw a big movie night out in the backyard with this portable projection screen and some popcorn. The projector has built-in speakers which is so nice and the screen is easy to set up and take down!
7. Pizza parlor
Pizza Night: You already know how much we're obsessed with our pizza oven – one of my fave purchases this year! We've used it SO much and it makes for such a fun pizza night family activity for the whole fam to participate in. Send this pizza oven to your family, or if you live close enough, you could buy all the ingredients to make homemade pizzas and put them with this pizza oven for a fun “pizza night kit!” One of my fave family gift ideas. You can make it even more personal by attaching some pizza recipes, too!
8. Cozy toes
Slippers: These matching slippers are so cute and such an affordable gift! It’s so fun to get something for everyone in the fam, especially when they’re each under $12. Takes a bit of research to find out everybody’s shoe size, but this is a great gift idea the whole family can wear together!
One stop shop for the perfect family gift
With so many affordable activities and games that all ages can enjoy, steal one of these family gift ideas and don't stress over that last minute Christmas shopping! Cover mom, dad, the kiddos – the whole crew – all in one fell swoop.