Are you looking for amazing Christmas gift ideas for your family? Whether you are shopping for each family member or planning a combined family gift, we have some ideas they are sure to love!
Gift giving is an integral part of many family Christmas traditions. We search for the perfect thing that matches their interests or personality. Receiving that special gift makes us feel loved. And sometimes, we need help locating that present!
Want to have a little additional fun Christmas morning?
Grab our printable Christmas scavenger hunt clues and hide some of these presents around the house.
Or, wrap up a few things that could be for anyone and play our Disney Right Left gift exchange game.
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Holiday Gift Guide for Families
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I love shopping for gifts and helping friends with recommendations for Christmas presents. It also fills my heart with joy when I can donate toys and games to our community.
Here are some of our suggestions for gift ideas to give someone in your family or in your community.
Gifts for Grandparents
Nixplay Seed Digital Picture Frame – This is a great way to share photos of the kids with the grandparents all year round – whether they live nearby or far away. You can instantly share photos from your phone to the Nixplay.
Plus, you can invite others to share photos to the frame. How cool would it be for grandparents to see pictures of all the grandkids on one digital frame?
Personalized Blanket – Grandma and Grandpa will love getting cozy on the couch with a custom blanket with the names of their grandchildren on it.
Gifts for Mom and Dad
InBooze Cocktail Kits – Easily infuse alcohol to make cocktails at home. I love these kits and have tried almost every flavor. If you aren't sure which one to try first, I suggest a sangria or margarita. Save 20% off with code DARCYSIPS
Air Fryer – We recently bought this air fryer as a gift to ourselves. Anything that makes dinner time easier makes me happy.
Babysitting – Offer to babysit so they can have a date night or tackle a project without kid interruptions. This is a great gift for aunts, uncles, older cousins, and grandparents to give to parents. You get quality time with the kids and the parents get a break – it's a gift for everyone!
Family Photo Session – Plan a session or gift a session that can be booked at a later date. It's always nice to have updated family pictures.
Personalized Luxury Robes – Get comfy robes embroidered with “Mom,” “Dad,” or their names.
Bluprint Online Class Membership – Give them the gift of creativity and the opportunity to learn something new through one of the many classes offered by Bluprint.
Gifts for Babies and Toddlers
Board Books – give little ones a variety of picture books to look through and have read to them. Board books are more durable and the thicker pages make it easier for little fingers to turn.
Peejamas – These pajamas are designed to help with nighttime potty training. Your toddler will feel like a big kid moving away from using diapers, but these PJs will absorb nighttime messes that happen throughout the potty training process.
Smartmax My 1st Dinosaurs – Great introductory STEM toy for ages 1-5. They are introduced to magnetics as they click the dinosaur bodies together.
Smartmax My 1st Totem – Toddlers are introduced to early STEM concepts with these magnetic building toys. The pieces in this set are bright and colorful. They also have different textures and sounds, providing sensory play. The set also includes building challenges.
nanobebe breastfeeding bottle and bags – This is a great gift for new moms who are breastfeeding AND their baby. These bottles are designed for breastfeeding babies. The shape helps transition baby from breast to bottle.
They also have breast milk bags or use the included adapter to pump milk directly into the bottles. The bottles also stack nicely, which saves space!
Dolce Safari Play & Learn Nesting Toy – Four amazing toys in one to entertain and teach your child for hours of fun and education. The baby Monkey with it’s cute bell fits snugly into the Lion. Learn how to tie his knot and keep him secure!
Now the Lion goes inside the cute Hippopotamus, learn how to fasten his button on his tummy! All the toys fit into the large green Elephant with many activities to teach your child to explore and learn.
Dolce Sensory Dragon Toy – Explore and learn with the Dolce Sensory Dragonfly. A beautiful learning toy to hang on a stroller or crib. Visually stimulating for a baby with sounds, waterfall beads, Dolce teether, crinkle wings and ribbons for tactile development.
Green Toys Parking Garage – My kids LOVED Green Toys when they were little and I loved that they are made from recycled plastic and are recyclable themselves.
This set includes a Mini Helicopter and two Mini Vehicles, featuring a drive-through station on one end and a ramp on the other, an elevator in back and helipad on top.
Green Toys OceanBound Tide Pool Set – OceanBound Plastic Tide Pool Set includes a starfish, scallop, abalone, snail, squid, and jellyfish, as well as a seaweed-patterned storage bag.
The palm-sized shells are the perfect size for scooping and pouring water to wash little ones in infant tubs, while the whole set is also great for the beach and backyard. Plus, the pieces are made in the USA from 100% recycled OceanBound Plastic.
Gifts for Kids
Christmas PJs – We love gifting new Christmas jammies every year. It's become a tradition for our family.
The Kitten, The Cat & The Apple – This cute picture book about a cat and its bored kitten shares an important message of feeling comfortable with uncomfortable feelings in an easy-to-read format that is understandable for younger ones (ages 1-5).
Star Wars: A Merry Sithmas Pop-UP Book – Take your little Star Wars fan on an exciting journey through a galaxy far, far away. This book includes removable paper elements and step-by-step instructions to construct and color holiday-themed 3D Pop-Ups.
Each pop-up is easy and fun to build, from Darth Vader and a gingerbread Boba Fett, to Chewbacca and a collection of caroling porgs.
Ultimate Slime Extreme Edition – This book is perfect for kids who love playing with slime. They will learn basic slime recipes plus how to change things up with mix-ins and even advanced recipes like color changing slime.
Cutie Stix Jewelry Kit – Cutie Stix are adorable beads you pull apart to make bracelets and necklaces. So cute and fun!
Jixelz – Do your kids like making pixel art designs with perler beads? Jixels are like putting together little puzzle pieces to create pixel art – but there's no ironing required. They have cute sets!
Zax Foam Throwing Axe – I'm definitely a fan of foam toy weapons because my kids like to act out epic battles. This foam throwing axe has suction cups to make it stick when throwing at a target. Who can throw it the farthest?
Stikbots Pets Animation Studio – This is such a fun way for kids to be creative and make their own stop-motion animation videos. Includes a green screen stage, tripod, Stikbot person and Stikbot pet. What story will your child come up with?
Need more characters? You can also purchase additional stikbots.
Boxy Girls – These dolls have fun surprises (clothes, accessories, etc) in boxes for kids to open up. I love that the little surprise packages are recyclable – they are just cardboard boxes and tissue paper.
Electro Dough Kit – This is a fun STEM kit that teaches kids about electric circuits. They follow a story in the app as they shape the dough into animals, etc and connect circuits to make things light up.
FoamStrike Compound Bow – This is a fun way for kids to practice archery at home (preferably outside)! You can order on Amazon or use the code MBS&LWDB and receive 15% off orders over $30 this holiday season directly at Monkey Business Sports.
FoamStrike Slingshot – This is another fun toy for kids. It uses foam balls so it's safer for playing around (still need supervision though). Have them aim at targets to practice hand-eye coordination.
Sky Rocket – Do your kids love learning about space? They can launch their own rockets in the backyard and see how far they can go!
Gifts for the Whole Family
- Board Games – there are so many great modern family board games to play together!
- Puzzles – puzzles are another good family activity to work on
- Snack Gift Basket – put together an assortment of snacks that everyone will enjoy while playing games or watching movies together.
- Membership passes to a local museum or zoo – gifting family experiences is always a wonderful idea
- Movie passes – wrap movie theater gift cards with large candy bars!
- Restaurant gift cards
Prepare for Holiday Memories
Quickly give your couch a makeover with a new slipcover so it's ready for holiday guests and looking its best for all of the family photos you'll be taking.
Our couch has been through a lot with two kids and a dog, but it looks like a whole new piece of furniture after putting on the new slipcover.
We've tried covering the couch before, but they usually do not stay in place. This two piece couch slipcover has one for the couch frame and another cover for the cushions. It stays in place, even with the kids and dog jumping on it!
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