Find the perfect fun family gift ideas this Christmas. When it comes to gift shopping for a whole family, it can become quite a challenge since each family member has unique interests. These gift ideas for families are unique and loaded with fun for a whole family to enjoy.
From matching pyjamas and personalised gifts to edible treats and outdoor entertainment.
Whether you are shopping for a gift for your own family or looking for a great option for a family aside from your own, you will have plenty of cool choices for gift ideas to choose from!
Fun Family Gift Ideas For The Whole Family
When searching for a gift for the whole family, you want to make sure it’s something that appeals to each family member.
Especially if it’s something that they can enjoy together!
Family presents can be a budget-friendly way to do your Christmas gift shopping since individual gifts can often be a more expensive option.
It can also be easier to find a fun family gift than to come up with a clever idea for each individual family member too!
Read on below for a list of gift options that a whole family can share.
Snack Subscription Box
What is more fun than a box full of snacks? A box full of new snacks that arrives on the doorstep each month!
Snack subscription boxes are an exciting gift for a family to share and you can purchase a single box or an ongoing subscription as a gift that keeps on giving over 3, 6 or 12 months.
Here are some snack subscription boxes to gift:
The Adventure Challenge
Give the gift of new adventures and family memories with The Adventure Challenge Family Edition. Filled with mystery adventures to have together. Choose one to scratch off then get ready for fun. There is a spot to add a photo and journalling of the day too. Such a great idea!
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If you can’t find a subscription box to suit the type of items you want to gift, why not put together your own personalised gift basket.
Start with your basket – whether you use an actual basket, a box, a laundry hamper or some other creative storage for your family gift. Then get started on filling it with goodies!
What makes a DIY gift basket extra special is the fact that you can personalise it to suit the interests of each family member. It can also be an affordable family gift if you have a smaller budget.
Here are some fun ideas to add to your gift basket:
- Baking supplies
- Movie passes
Family Pyjama Set
A family pyjama set can be a really sweet gift to have everyone matching. Or a really fun novelty gift ideas if you opt for something silly!
Being gifted a good night’s sleep or a lazy day to lounge at home with a unique style, pattern, fabric, and print of pyjamas is a great way to channel each family member’s personality.
You can get these family Christmas pyjamas from Etsy:
You can even personalize the pyjama set with the family’s names or with monograms.
Even if they don’t match, a new set of PJs for each family member still works well. We got Peter Alexander pyjamas from relatives for Christmas one year and it was a fab gift!
A Family Tree
This is a great sentimental gift to give to a family. There are endless options for how you gift a family tree too.
A custom family tree photo holder already displaying their photos will accent any room in a family’s home. If you are looking for meaningful gifts, this really is a wonderful idea for the entire family.
There are some absolutely stunning personalised family tree gifts on Etsy:
For a fun twist on a classic family game, get a giant outdoor Jenga as a gift for a family. This is a fun way to encourage bonding as a family, with some time in the backyard playing games.
For more yard games, try these too:
Ice Cream Maker
Who doesn’t love ice cream? Okay, so there are some people who don’t! But for most families, ice cream is a wonderful treat so why not give the gift of making their own delicious ice cream flavours at home with an ice cream maker!
Best of all, many ice cream makers also work for making frozen yogurt and sorbet too. Bring on all those homemade chilled treats!
And don’t forget the ice cream serving essentials:
A cinema trip for a family can soon add up as an expensive outing once you add on tickets and snacks.
Gift the family movie passes and a snack bar gift card for a family movie date out.
Or put together a movie night in a box with popcorn, chocolates, and a new DVD. Alternatively, switch out the DVD for a gift card to a favourite subscription service so they have plenty of choice for the next month or so.
A family game night is always a load of fun and a brand new game the whole family will love to play make perfect family gift ideas for a group! You can choose a classic game or a fun card game for them to enjoy on future game nights.
Here are some fun family games:
Scratch Off Bucket List
Set the family a challenge with a scratch-off bucket list or a scratch map to track their adventures or hobbies.
Scratch posters are a lot of fun and will inspire some new family fun together. We love scratching new destinations off our world scratch map after a trip.
You can get top 100 movies of all time or go for a family-friendly, top kids movies of all time scratch poster. There are so many different scratch poster options and there’s sure to be one to suit the family you are gifting.
Here are a few fun scratch posters:
If you have a bigger budget, the gift of a holiday is the ultimate gift for a family. Especially if it has been some time since their last vacation.
Get them hotel accommodation or a voucher for a mini-break or a holiday package.
This is a great gift for your own family if you are looking for something you can all enjoy together, rather than traditional gift-giving.
There is no greater gift than the memories you create together!
If a vacation is out of the budget, attraction tickets are a fun alternative. Theme park tickets or passes to a local attraction for families is a thoughtful family present and they are also great clutter-free gift ideas.
If they are a family who loves the great outdoors, camping gear is a practical gift idea they can put to good use.
This is an equally wonderful gift if they are looking to get started with family camping trips. You could always get them their first tent!
Just make sure if they aren’t already campers that this is something you know they will use!
Family Picnic Set
A picnic set makes the perfect gift for a family because family meals are better when spending time together away from home – like in the backyard, at outdoor concerts, in a park, during a road trip or camping trip.
The other great thing about this gift is that it fits into an insulated and integrated backpack.
This picnic set also comes with a blanket that has a waterproof base, along with plastic flatware, cups, and plates for up to six people.
This ready-made bucket for creating their own bucket list is such a cool idea. Each family member can add their own bucket list items and together they can see which ones they can do in the years to come.
Alternatively, create your own DIY bucket for them using a metal bucket, some embellishments and bucket list slips. This is a really creative Christmas gift idea that encourages new experiences.
Laser Tag Set
For the family who likes to stay active and who are all big kids at heart, laser tag at home is sure to be a hit! Complete with laser guns and vests, they can turn their home or backyard into a competitive game of family laser tag.
This set is suited to both kids and adults, so there’s no excuse for the grown-ups not to join in.
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If you are still stuck on the perfect gift to give a family, here are some more quick ideas to get you inspired:
- A telescope to view the night sky
- Instant camera
- Basketball hoop or sport equipment
- Bluetooth speaker
- Karaoke machine
- Camping gear
Conclusion: One Gift Whole Family Ideas
These family gifts will delight the lucky family recipients with fun gifts to suit families of all sizes and interests.
Whether you choose a sentimental personalised family gift or something that is more of a novelty, they will feel appreciated and loved!
These best family gifts are sure to bring joy to a family this holiday season! Or gift them to your own family if you are looking for something you can all enjoy together! And of course, don’t forget to add some of these hilarious Christmas games to your celebration!
Don’t forget the advent calendars. You can create your own DIY Advent Calendar for each member of the family with a load of cool advent filler ideas plus add some of these family advent activities too.
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