One of my favorite memories of Christmas is enjoying special time with family. On Christmas morning, you all get together and open gifts around the Christmas tree. Maybe you have a special Christmas breakfast or lunch you eat every year. This year, have you considered one gift that is a family gift? Family Christmas gifts are perfect to share and enjoy as a family.
Family Christmas gifts allow everyone to get involved and share in the fun. They can be simple ideas, things your family enjoys doing together. Maybe your favorite way to relax as a family.
Family Christmas Gift Ideas
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Annual Passes for a Zoo, Aquarium or Museum
An annual pass to a local museum (a children’s museum), a zoo, or aquarium. These places are fun to visit and allow your children a chance to learn new things. Zoos, museums, and aquariums also usually sell family/group passes, not just individual passes making them more affordable and you can enjoy the gift for a full year.
Amazon Prime Membership
An Amazon Prime membership to enjoy prime movies and TV shows together. We don’t have cable TV so we use our Amazon Prime to watch many TV shows. It’s an easy way to watch your favorite family movies and episodes of our favorite family TV shows together. You can also enjoy music with Amazon Prime Music.
Gift Card Package for a Family Movie
A gift card for the family to go to a movie together at your local movie theater. Let the family pick a movie you can all enjoy together.
A Camping Trip
If you are an outdoor family, a family campout or hike would be fun. I remember family camping as a child, we always went on hikes too. I did not like camping as a child (and I still don’t), but it’s a wonderful family memory of something we all did together as a family.
Hulu Plus Membership
Hulu Plus membership makes a great family gift everyone can use. Hulu has almost exclusively TV shows and some movies, but it’s a nice way to sit down together on a Friday night for quiet/relaxing time and watch a favorite TV show together.
What a Difference A Day Makes
A “What a Difference a Day Makes” plaque. You can list each family member by name and their birthday. What a wonderful way to show how important each person is in your family.
Games for Family Game Night
New games for family game night are a fun family gift. We love to play Wits & Wagers. All the children love to play this game and everyone can play because the questions are silly and everyone has to guess the answer. So everyone has an equal chance to get the right answer. We usually pair one adult with one or two children. It’s a great game for family fun night. Wits & Wagers has 3 editions – family, deluxe and party.
Christmas Eve Pajama’s
Christmas Eve Pajama’s – get everyone in the family the same pajama’s! Okay, this idea probably won’t work if you have a tween or teen, but it sounds like fun if you have younger children. If you can’t find the same pajamas for everyone, get a matching theme (like everyone has Christmas trees on their PJ’s).
Collection of Family Favorite Movies
A Collection of favorite family movies like the Mummy trilogy, all 7 Star Wars Movies, the Ice Age Collection or the Chipmunk movies. What your family’s favorite movie series?
12 Months of Christmas
This is my favorite idea on the list. Instead of the 12 Days of Christmas, plan the 12 months of Christmas. Pick a special activity to complete each month (visit a park, go to the beach/lake, have a tea party, have a picnic). Put each activity on a card with the month you plan to complete the activity. You can make a book or put the cards on your calendar for each month. Each month, all year you will have special family activity. Be sure to call it “the 12 months of Christmas” each time you complete an activity so your children know it is part of your Christmas traditions for the whole year.
Bonus idea: make a family Christmas basket. You could include a few games for family game night, the 12 months of Christmas, and a favorite movie collection.
Giving a family Christmas gift is a great way to build family memories and family relationships. Family Christmas gifts can share the magic of Christmas all year.
What family Christmas gifts do you give? Did you receive family Christmas gifts as a child? Do you have favorite family games or movies you make part of your family Christmas gift?
Joanne Rawson says
These are great— well, except for the camping. I am not a camper and we discovered a few years ago that my boys aren’t really either. We could hike for a day and check out a new hotel though!
Hi Joanne, I agree. Camping at a new hotel works great for me. I need electricity and running water.