Gift giving can be tough, especially when the recipients seem to already have everything. We think a family gift can be a great direction to go in when you’re looking to do a little something different. It’s easier, streamlines your list, and most importantly, can encourage family time – whether it’s game night, movie night, or everyone hanging out and spending time listening to their favorite tunes.
We’ve rounded up some great gift ideas, from snacks and treats, to long distance lamps that will make someone smile from miles away. Check out some of our favorite family gifts in 2021!
Left Right Center Dice Game – Shop It Here
Let’s hear it for a little family gambling! This is a great one for a large group (even better if you swap out the chips and everyone brings three $1.00 bills – hypothetically). This fast paced game includes 3 specialty marked cubes which are rolled to determine where the players distribute their chips (ones?) while they compete to keep as many of their chips (ones?) as they can. The last player with chips is the winner and wins the center pot.
Portable Outdoor Movie Projector – Shop It Here
Movie nights, Super Bowl parties, and live sports just got even better – from the comfort of their own yard. This projector displays bright images, Full HD 1080p visuals, and remarkable color accuracy. They can step up their game, whether it’s an outdoor cinema in the backyard, or video games in their theater room. And who doesn’t love tech gifts? And who doesn’t love tech gifts?
Kan Jam – Shop It Here
Move over corn hole! This portable disc slam game is made from durable, weather resistant material and includes 2 Kan Jam targets and a flying disc (you make it fly). Played as a team game, this is the perfect addition to family yard, beach, or camp competitions. There are other designs available, like USA themed. light up (yes!), and traditional US flag. Bonus points for getting everyone to play outside.
Personalized Family Ski & Snowboard Art – Shop It Here
They can commemorate their whole crew on the slopes, including the family pet, with a personalized gift. A crew of 2-14 people and pets are custom designed to look like their family You can choose skis or snowboards, skin tone and hair color in everyone’s likeness. Not into snow sports? They also have family beachscapes, campfires, canoes and bikes!
Murray’s Cheese – Shop It Here
Perfect for the family who loves a good charcuterie, or cheese and wine night. Murray’s Cheese offers delivery on different cheeses, meat, and pantry items. They also have a monthly club, where they’ll receive bestsellers and detailed guides to build their own cheeseboard, cheeseboards, or perfect pairings (depending on which of the many options you choose!)
Long Distance Touch Lamp (set of 2) – Shop It Here
Each person with a lamp, and connected to WiFi, can turn them on with a touch of their hand. Then, the other lamp emits the same glow, in the same color no matter where they are in the world! Perfect for a family who is separated by a little distance. You can also purchase single lamps (for ease of shipping to different locations), here.
Unsolved Case Files – Shop It Here
This murder mystery game is great for a non-lame game night, with families who have teens and older kids. Figure out who the best detective in the family is (mom). In order to solve this cold case murder, players need to find 3 separate clues that crack open the case. First prove why the convicted man must be innocent. Then disprove a key suspect’s alibi, and finally identify the clue that will put the real killer behind bars. Includes over 50 investigation documents and photos, and online answer keys. Available in other cases to solve as well. Recommended ages 13+
Bose Soundlink Revolve – Shop It Here
Available in gray or black, this speaker delivers 360° sound – and they can bring this portable speaker just about anywhere. It’s also water resistant (hello tunes by the pool!). Experience up to 12-hours of playtime on full-charge thanks to the rechargeable battery. Oh, and it’s Bose so you know the sound quality is fab.
Grand Indulgence Gourmet Gift Basket – Shop It Here
This hits the mark with everything from sweet, to salty, and spicy. Includes a great combination of nuts, cheese, olives, cherry sours, cookies and more!
Game of Phones – Shop It Here
A party game for adults, teens, and anybody else with a smartphone (although we’ve also played with kiddos who have iPads and iPod Touches, as long as they can connect to Wifi). Players use apps and their smartphone’s web browser to find the weirdest, funniest, and most unexpected responses to game prompts. The game prompts are family friendly, but no guarantees your family’s responses will be! There’s always that one.
AeroGarden Indoor Garden – Shop It Here
Don’t worry about the temps outside, this best seller is an indoor garden that you can place right on your counter and grow some amazing vegetables and plants. It’s a great way to get the whole family involved, and everyone can watch some of their favorites grow – like cherry tomatoes, herbs, salad greens, and more. Fun and learning all at the same time? Score!
100 Movies Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster – Shop It Here
Perfect for family movie night, this fun scratch-off poster is a total bucket list of the 100 best movies of all time! Once you’ve completed the movie, simply scratch it off. How fast can you get through all 100?
Indoor S’mores Maker – Shop It Here
When it’s too cold to go outside and make S’mores, or you just don’t feel like getting that fire pit going, this is your new best friend. It’s electric, easy to use, and will make yummy S’mores from the comfort of your own (warm) home.
3-in-1 Family Game Blanket – Shop It Here
Use it as an actual blanket or a 3-in-1 game board! You can either play checkers, tic-tac-toe, or super tic-tac-toe. It comes with everything you need to bring the game just about anywhere.
The Latest Echo Show 10 – Shop It Here
It’s the fam must-have, especially with all of your Zoom calls for everyone who you haven’t seen in a while! What’s so cool about this new one is that is has motion detection so it’ll always keep you in frame and follow you around when you’re moving around.
“Hope Has a Home Here” Flag – Shop It Here
A positive message and a friendly reminder for everyone in your fam. and everyone who sees it.
Watch Ya Mouth Family Edition – Shop It Here
Because sometimes you just all need a big laugh. This is the game to do it. Currently there have been over 2 million sold and is pretty much guaranteed to keep you all laughing all day and night long!
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