24 Holiday Gifts the Entire Family Will Love
Get out of your stuck-at-home rut and into the magical feelings of the holidays.
If you’re not sure what will bring the family happily together, we’ve got you covered. These 24 holiday gifts are fun for the whole family. Get out of your stuck-at-home rut and into the magical feelings of the holidays.
Snowball fight! Be prepared for the next blizzard with these nifty snowball makers. You can seriously make the perfectly shaped snowball in about one second. Pile ’em up, and throw ’em fast. This kit also comes with a drawstring bag to store your snowball makers in the off season.
Reindeer Antler Ring Toss Game
Put on your antlers and Rudolph’s red nose, because it’s time to play a holiday version of ring toss. This inflatable game comes with a hand pump to inflate the rings and antlers, plus a medal for the winner. Don’t get so competitive that you end up on Santa’s naughty list!
Soap and Bath Bomb Making Kit
Got some aspiring chemists in your family? Give them with this STEM-approved soap and bath bomb making kit. It features everything you need to make eight colorful soaps, 10 bath bombs and two bath scrubs. The colors and scents are safe and fun, and they’ll enjoy creating custom gifts for the rest of the family. Bath time is officially a science lesson.
Indoor Herb Garden
Give the gift of fresh herbs all year long with the AeroGarden Harvest hydroponic garden. You can grow up to six plants at a time under LED lights. The kit includes Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil and mint seeds — plus a nutrient packet. Yum!
Snowman Making Kit
No more scrounging around the crisper for carrots and the front closet for a scarf every time it snows. This snowman making kit provides everything you need to dress Frosty properly. We see a super cute family photo op in your future.
Imperia Pasta Maker Machine and Star Ravioli Mold
Whether your family has been rolling ravioli by hand since Nonna arrived in America from Italy, or handmade pasta is a new tradition you want to incorporate this year, you can’t go wrong with this Imperia pasta maker. It’s made in Italy and comes with two attachments for spaghetti, tagliatelle, fettuccine and lasagna noodles. We really love the star ravioli mold for Christmas Eve pasta.
3D Family Tree
One fun way to engage adults and kids is to design a literal family tree on one of your walls. You can enjoy telling stories and strolling down memory lane as your family tree takes shape before your eyes. It’s the perfect family project for a bedroom, playroom or recreation room.
Smart LED Strip Lights
What better way to set the ambience for the next family dance party than strip lighting that syncs to music? At 82 feet, there are enough lights here to turn your bedroom, living room, kitchen or garage into a disco and the music mode creates a festive atmosphere for any occasion. If you want to keep these fun lights on a permanent basis, here’s how to install them.
Makeblock mBot Robot Kit
The mBot is a real robot that you and the family build from scratch. Drawing on critical STEAM skills like logical thinking and creativity, mBot provides an entry-level introduction into computer programming. You can teach it to avoid obstacles or follow a specific line, and you can control it with a remote or your smartphone (via the Makeblock app).
Sno Art Kit
You’ll consider fresh snow a blank canvas with the Sno Art Kit. Three Sno-Marker bottles, three Sno-Marker color packs and two Sno-Molds (a star and a snowman) offer limitless outdoor art project ideas. Just add warm water to the bottles and get creative!
Build a Family That Lasts
From professor of counseling, Dr. Shannon Warden, and best-selling author Gary Chapman, this is a book about building a maintaining your family bond. It provides practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family’s culture. Each chapter teaches you a new home life skill and pairs it with a home improvement metaphor that makes it fun and easy to remember.
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
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What’s better than making a premium quart of homemade ice cream with your family? Eating it! The Cuisinart ice cream maker is the best in its class, making two quarts of ice cream in as little as 25 minutes. Pro tip: Try peppermint and marshmallow ice cream recipes to amp up the holiday spirit.
MiniMate FujiFilm Instant Camera
The FujiFilm Instax mini 8 Camera is like a Polaroid camera, lens filter and sticker collection in one. Shoot photos and turn them into instant mini works of art with the accompanying lens filter accessories and 64-page photo album. Click, print, photo fun!
Embroidery Starter Kit
Embroidery is making a comeback. Check out this adorable starter embroidery kit which includes three bamboo hoops, thread, needles and colored plant patterns to get started. Stitching might seem intimidating at first, but it’s relaxing and addicting once you get the hang of it.
Pantone: The Game
Pantone: The Game is a competitive party game where players create representations of pop culture characters using only abstract arrangements of Pantone color swatches. For instance, you might use color cards to draw a top hat for Abraham Lincoln. You know Pantone, they announce the Color of the Year (2020’s color is Classic Blue).
Kids’ Movies Scratch-Off Poster
If your family loves movies — and we mean really loves movies — then you’ve gotta give them this interactive scratch-off movie poster. This version features 100 of the greatest kids’ movies of all time. Watch, scratch and find the associated icon on your favorite Disney, Pixar and classic kids’ movies.
Laser Star Projector
Family dinner under the stars anyone? The BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector makes it possible. Simple buttons let you switch up the effect of a swirling star-filled night sky. We’re imagining tucking the kids in, plugging this in and reading “The Polar Express” under nebula clouds that transport you to the North Pole. Magical.
This candle-making kit is like a science experiment that produces four beautiful scented soy candles in lovely tins. Keep the finished products for yourself, or give them to Grandma and Grandpa as a thoughtful DIY Christmas present.
Snowflake Waffle Maker
Don’t buy this snowflake waffle maker if you ever want your kids to go back to eating boring square waffles. Six temperature control settings make the snowflake waffles extra crispy or as white as freshly fallen snow. Real maple syrup required.
Family Christmas Pajamas
Matching holiday body suit pajamas for the entire family? Including the dog? Yes, please. We’re partial to the set that says “bearly awake” on the tush, but there are multiple versions from which to choose. Don’t forget to snap a family photo for Instagram.
Design Your Christmas Ornaments
What’s more special than hand-painted Christmas tree ornaments? How about hand-painted Christmas tree ornaments the entire family made together? This thoughtful ornament kit includes paints, brushes, six Christmas-shaped ornaments and ribbons for hanging your handiwork on the tree.
United States Jigsaw Puzzle
Finishing a family puzzle is a relaxing and rewarding way to spend an afternoon (or afternoons) indoors. We like this 1,000-piece United States puzzle. It’s colorful, teaches kids about states and geography, and should be just challenging enough to hold everyone’s interest without being overwhelmed.
What’s cozier than baking homemade bread on a snowy day? Making bread at home is easy breezy with the Hamilton Beach bread maker. It features 12 settings for a selection of loaves (including gluten-free) and the non-stick pan is dishwasher safe. That means you can enjoy your crusty baguette instead of scrubbing dishes.
Admit it, you’ve always wanted a movie projector to watch “Home Alone” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on the big screen at home. But high-end movie projectors often cost thousands of dollars. Enter the GooDee HD Movie Projector, a quality budget option that offers up to 1080p resolution and a max screen size of 230 inches. Happy holidays!