Family Gift Ideas For Christmas

Are you stressing over finding wonderful whole family gift ideas for Christmas? It can be difficult to find fun Christmas gifts that the whole family will enjoy – you have to consider a variety of ages, tastes, and interests.

I love both giving and receiving presents for the whole family, so I’ve come up with quite a few suggestions that you might find helpful.

Food Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

Food and food related gifts are sure to be a hit with everyone in the family, regardless of their age.

Personalized Family Character Cookie Jar

Personalized family character cookie jar is a gift the whole family can enjoy!

A cookie jar is always fun to have around the house, but what makes this one so unique is that you choose how each family member’s character looks on the cookie jar!

You can add up to 8 family membersincluding cats and dogs – and you choose which color hair and skin they have. Each name is displayed underneath the corresponding character.


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Vintage Snow Cone Maker

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  • Holds up to 20 (8 ounce) snow cones at a time.
  • Nostalgia snow cone kits pair perfectly
  • Stainless steel cutting blades
  • 360° viewing chamber
  • Side shelf to hold two snow cones

Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream Maker

I know that in my house the easiest way to gather everyone together in the kitchen is to say, “Who wants ice cream”? The whole family always comes running!

No need to wait for hours, get rock salt, and all the other hassles involved with making homemade ice cream. Easy-to-use ice cream maker takes just 20 minutes to make home-made ice cream or frozen yogurt.

And you can easily add your own mix-ins to create your own personalized concoctions.


More Fun Kitchen Gadgets:

Waffle Maker

Waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore! Have you seen all the wild things you can make in a waffle iron? Everything from omelets to pizza to cinnamon rolls and more.

Treat your family to a new waffle iron, such as this best-selling one from Amazon.


Families with young children will love a themed waffle maker that makes waffles in the shapes of their favorite characters.

Some of the more popular themed waffle makers include:

Pizza Oven

My family loves pizza – and making pizza together is one of our favorite ways to make a meal! This countertop pizza oven makes pizza in about half the time as a regular oven – which gives everyone more time to spend doing other fun things!


More Fun Snack/Meal Cookers for the Family:

Christmas Gift Baskets the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Gift baskets are one of my favorite family gift ideas for Christmas!  It’s like suddenly having a treasure chest full of yummy surprises show up suddenly on your front door.

The whole family will Oooh and Aaaah over the decadent sweet treats and savory goodies.

Check out the selection of Christmas gift baskets at Harry & David to find an impressive gift – with prices starting at under $30!


Root Beer Making Kit

I had never heard of home made root beer until my son was served some at one of his Boy Scout outings. He raved about the taste – he thought that it was loads better than the store bought kind.

Easy-to-use kit contains everything you need to make 2 gallons of creamy root beer.

A fun activity for winter break (and the kids will even learn a little science in the process)!


Fondue Pot – The Most Fun Family Meal Ever!

I can’t think of a more fun family meal or dessert than fondue, can you?

There’s something about spearing the morsels of food on the little forks and then cooking it in one pot that just makes everyone talk and laugh so much more than at a regular meal.


Stovetop Popcorn Popper – A Blast from the Past

Popcorn from the movie theaters is the best!

For just a little bit more than you would pay for a family-sized bucket of popcorn at the theater, you can get this delightful stove top popcorn maker.

Almost as fast as microwave popcorn – it takes about 3 minutes – but so much more delicious!


Unique Family Gift Ideas For Christmas

Indoor Snowball Fight

A good snowball fight is always a great way for the family to spend time together! What happens if you happen to live in one of those warm-weather states like Florida, or if the weather won’t cooperate and give you snow?

This adorable snowball fight in a bucket is the answer to all your cold-weather problems!


Indoor Garden Kit

Your favorite family can enjoy the miracle of watching seeds sproud (and the bounty of healthy food) all year long with an indoor gardening kit.

Plus they can learn about science – this kit uses aeroponics – a dirt free growing method (the plants grow in air).


Ping Pong Table

Ping pong is one of those fun family activities that have always been around, but most of us forget about.

It’s a fun, easy game that both parents and kids can enjoy.

A unique gift that also provides a bit of physical activity.


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Christmas Decorations

Delight everyone in the family with a new Christmas decoration! They can enjoy the new decoration this year, and then each year they will think of you as they decorate for the holidays.

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 Whole Family Gift ideas for Sporty Families

Speedminton Set – Badminton on Steroids

As a child, one of my favorite family gifts that we ever received was a badminton set, so I wanted to include a badminton set in this list.

While I was looking for one, I came across something totally new – Speedminton.

Speedminton is a fast-paced game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and racquetball.

There’s no net involved, and you can play indoors or out. The fun set includes glow-in-the dark birdies for night time fun.


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Outdoor Fire Pit – Cozy Family Fun Time

I was given a fire pit a few years ago, and it’s been one of those family gift ideas for Christmas that we’ve all enjoyed!

Everyone loves sitting around the fire, roasting marshmallows and just talking while enjoying the warmth.

We use ours year-round – here in Colorado those summer nights can be nippy.  In the winter we love warming up by the flames with a cup of hot chocolate after sledding!


Picnic Backpack Kit

Who doesn’t love a picnic? Kids love them because they get to eat outside, parents love them because there’s no mess in the house – and the kids burn off a lot of energy running around at the picnic site!

The insulated backpack helps keep food cold, and being able to wear it as a backpack keeps hands free to carry any other equipment.


Family Sized Hammock

Nothing is more relaxing than lazing about in a hammock.

Unless of course your relaxation is interrupted by kids fussing about whose turn it is to have the hammock!

There’s no fussing (well, not about who gets to use the hammock) with this ginormous family sized hammock.


Inexpensive Whole Family Christmas Gifts 

You don’t have to spend a small fortune to get a gift that everyone in the family will love! These inexpensive family Christmas gifts are thoughtful and fun, and are affordable ways to celebrate the holiday season in style.

Fun Family Games

Games that everyone can play together are some of the most popular family gift ideas for Christmas.  What’s more fun than gathering together and laughing as the whole group plays  a favorite game?

These are some of the top family games on Amazon for 2018, and they’re all priced at under $25.

Games for Families with Pre Schoolers

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Games for Families with Kids 8 and Older

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Games for Families with Teens

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Personalized Family Christmas Ornament

Adorable snowman family Christmas ornament is just too cute! Personalized Christmas ornaments start at under $20...they're inexpensive family gift ideas for Christmas that everyone can enjoy.

A personalized family Christmas ornament is a fabulous inexpensive Christmas gift that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Personalization Mall has a wonderful selection of family ornaments…you’re sure to find one that’s just perfect for your family.


DIY Family Gift Ideas for Christmas

If you’re even slightly creative, you might enjoy making one of these easy DIY family Christmas gifts.

Christmas Pop Bottle Gift Set

This adorable pop bottle gift basket is perfect for any family with a sweet tooth! Get instructions – and free printables – at LilLuna.

Christmas Bucket of Fun

This is so cute easy!  Just fill a holiday-themed little bucket with anything you want – a small game or a DVD, some candy, maybe some popcorn or hot chocolate.

The possibilities are endless.  And it’s easy to tailor to the family’s likes. Get the instructions and free printable at Crazy Little Projects.

Personalized Snowman Mugs

DIY family gift ideas for Christmas don’t get much easier than this!  All you need is a mug and a couple of sharpies to make personalized mugs for each member of the family.  Almost Supermom has the details about how to make these so that the drawings don’t fade or come off.

Family Memberships to Local Attractions

One of my favorite (and most useful) family gift ideas for Christmas was a family membership to our local zoo. The whole family enjoyed going to the zoo all year long – and it was wonderful not to have to think about the ticket cost each time that we went.

Since we didn’t have to worry about the cost, we went to the zoo many more times than we would have gone without the membership. We actually enjoyed the membership so much that we bought one ourselves for the next several years!

Although we had a zoo family pass, there are actually quite a few different places that offer family memberships. Look into local museums, aquariums, amusement parks, science centers, and state or national parks for family passes.

TIp: If you choose a museum that belongs to the Association of Children’s Museums, the family can get free admission to other museums throughout the country – which is great for a family that travels! Find out more information here.

The Association of Science centers have the same sort of reciprocal deal – – click here for more information.

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