Holiday shopping never gets easier no matter how hard you try to get it done before late December rolls around. Small family shoppers and big family shoppers both face the same pesky problem every year: there is always that one family member who stumps you. These universal gift ideas for the whole family are sure to help with filling your cart and wrapping up gifts good enough they’d believe Santa made them!
11. A party game
Not only does this gift function as a perfect ice breaker for any party, but can be used the moment it’s opened. Nothing compares to a good family bonding session like a hilarious game of charades. If you’re looking to make this game less PG-13 and more R rated, Cards Against Humanity is your answer!
10. A scratch map
For the traveler on your list with a bucket list longer than you can imagine, a scratch map will let them document where they’ve been and where they want to go next. Perfect for kids and adults, this quirky gift doubles as beautiful artwork, too!
9. A pair of slip-ons
As the weather gets cooler and everyone stows away their summer footwear, they’ll need a comfortable pair of hassle-free shoes. For the landlubber who loves to stay cozy at home, consider a pair of wool-lined Ugg slippers. For those always on the go, consider a pair of slip-on sneakers from Rothy’s!
8. A cozy bathrobe
Let your gift recipient feel like a god or goddess after showering with a plush and cozy bathrobe. The softer the better! Give mom or dad a gift they’ll never want to take off.
7. A family cabin tent
For the camping family always snuggled away in the mountains, a deluxe sized tent will make their nature escapes infinitely more comfortable. Designed to accommodate multiple people and provide a bit of privacy, cabin tents are broken up by rooms and windows. Mom and dad can sleep soundly while the kids dream up their next family adventure in the next room.
6. A zoo membership
You’re never too old to enjoy a trip to the zoo, so give the whole family an excuse to visit more than once a year! Giraffes, lions, gorillas, and tigers — seeing these wild animals in real life is an experience to behold. Check out your favorite local zoo’s deals on memberships and member perks. From free zoo parking to discounted concessions, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in the animal kingdom!
5. A cookbook
Whoever the chef in the family is, they’ll be overjoyed to have a reason to mix up the cuisine. Not only does your family benefit from the new and tasty recipes filling the cookbook, but the chef in your family will appreciate knowing they’re good at what they do!
4. A karaoke machine
Why go out to a karaoke bar when you could simply have all the same fun in the comfort of your own home? Find out who could be the next American Idol with the Agua by Singing Machine. With on-screen lyrics, bluetooth capability, and colorful LED lights synced up with every song you pick, this karaoke machine delivers top of the line entertainment!
3. Giant Jenga
Take your Jenga skills to the next level with this jumbo version of everyone’s favorite block stacking game. Fun for everyone above the age of 6, Jenga Giant lets you stack up to three feet high on any sturdy surface. Heighten the stakes and turn any night into a party with this family classic!
2. A custom-made mug
There’s nothing quite like serving up a piping hot cup of hot cocoa especially when it’s serve in an adorable custom made mug! Perfect for moms, dads, and grandparents, the sky’s the limit when it comes to mug customization. Whether you get initials, quotes, or photos designed onto the mug, this thoughtful gift will bring a smile on Christmas day!
1. A waffle maker
Who doesn’t love waffles? Nothing says “good morning” like a delicious buttery and syrup-filled waffle. Make breakfast yummier and faster than ever with the Brentwood Animal Shape Waffle Maker. Mom, dad, and kids of all ages will love how easy it is to operate a waffle maker and how much easier it is to chow down on some giraffe shaped waffles!