This is the most comprehensive family holiday gift guide that is perfect for the family who wants to spend more time together and create family memories.
*Updated for 2021
The Most Comprehensive Family Holiday Gift Guide
If you know me, you know I am a big fan of experiences instead of material gifts, but sometimes material gifts lead to experiences and so with that in mind, I have created the Most Comprehensive Family Holiday Gift Guide! This gift guide includes gifts that the whole family can use together, or can be used to experience something together. Get ready for the best family Christmas gift guide ever!
For our family, we don't actually give a lot of physical, tangible gifts.
We prefer to gift experiences and time.
We have found over the years that material things are often forgotten, shoved in a closet, or not used much past the holidays. There are exceptions to this of course, but how many holiday gifts do you actually remember from your childhood? Probably very few.
But how many experiences that you shared with your family do you remember? Proportionally, probably a higher percentage.
I remember the beach trips and mountain hikes. But I remember just a handful of physical gifts given to me.
And so our family has decided to value memories and time spent together over having a lot of material things.
These ideas are so fun and are great ways to bring the whole family together for fun enjoyable activities. While I am a huge advocate against acquiring more stuff, I am a big proponent of purposefully buying things that will allow your family to create memories and take adventures together.
Giving gifts like these ones listed in this gift guide, not only give your family fun things to open on Christmas Day, or for Hanukah or Kwanza, or whatever holiday you celebrate, but it will help enable years of family memories to come.
This gift guide has been created with the idea of purposefully purchasing items that can be used to create great family memories.
This gift guide is for the family that wants to spend more time together and buy less stuff that will collect dust in the closet.
I am listing the items in this gift guide according to ACTIVITY so hopefully, you can just scroll through the guide until you find the right activity for your family.
Ready to rock and roll?
*If you prefer this in a short-form, no-photo, quick, clickable list, scroll to the bottom and I've condensed it for you!*
Here we go:
GIFTS FOR THE BEACH LOVER
If your family loves to go to the beach, these are some must-have items to make going to the beach (or the lake) smooth and super fun!
GIFTS FOR THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURER
For those families who love to adventure outdoors, here are a few items we absolutely love!
GIFTS FOR WATER LOVERS
For families who love to adventure ON water, these ideas are for you!
GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS
For families who love to travel, you can't go wrong with these essentials.
GIFTS FOR WINTER LOVERS
If you love to be outdoors in the winter, these ideas are perfect for the whole family!
GIFTS FOR GAME LOVERS
I'm not talking about electronic or video games, but actual, real, games. Here are some of our favorites.
GIFTS FOR COOKS
These gifts are perfect for families who love to cook together!
GIFTS FOR MOVIE LOVERS
For families who love to enjoy a great movie night, here are a couple of fun ideas your whole family can enjoy.
OTHER GIFT IDEAS
The best family Christmas gift guide
...in shorter list form 🙂
Gifts For The Beach Lover
Gifts for the Outdoor Adventurer
Gifts for Water Lovers
Gifts for Travelers
Gifts for Winter Lovers
Gifts for Game Lovers
Gifts for Cooks
- Blackstone Griddle
- Pizza Maker
- Brava Oven
- Cotton Candy Machine
- Snowcone Machine
- Berkley Water Filter
Gifts for Movie Lovers
Other Family Gift Ideas
- Karaoke Machine (Use code "JOLLY20" for 20% OFF and Free Shipping from December 6-17, 2021)