The 15 BEST Holiday Gifts for Families

Looking for the perfect present for that cherished clan in your life? We’ve got a super list of family gift ideas that are sure to be a hit. Giving a group gift families can share adds to the magic of the holiday season—because making memories together is what matters most. Our family gift ideas will have everyone laughing, bonding, learning, and even traveling. Keep reading to see our top picks for the best holiday gifts for families.
photo: Amazon Singing Machine Karaoke System

Who needs The Voice in a house full of music-loving crooners? The songbirds on your gift list can sing their own tunes with the Singing Machine Karaoke System that's even jazzed up with LED Disco Lights. It comes complete with a top-loading CD player, USB, microphone, and Bluetooth for wireless digital audio streaming from compatible devices. Fams who want to jam can stream thousands of karaoke songs on demand via the Singing Machine Mobile Karaoke app––and the system connects to the TV for scrolling lyrics, so performers won't miss a beat. Toss in another Singing Machine microphone for $10 so duets are an option too! The chairs in their home will definitely turn to witness these performances!

Available at Amazon, $70.


photo: Artifact Uprising Family History Book from Artifact Uprising

Give your snap-happy loved ones a gift card to Artifact Uprising so they can house all those prized photos in a hardcover photo book that's destined to become a family heirloom. They'll get to revisit fond memories and document their family's past by creating a Family History Book. The archival quality and customizable photo jacket make this book beautiful coffee table decor that tells life stories with the turn of every page.

Available at Artifact Uprising, from $69.

photo: PaperRamma on Etsy Push Pin World Map

Perfect for the globetrotting family in your life, or the ones who have wanderlust––this push pin world map will help them keep track of where they've been, where they're going and where their dreams will take them. Traveling as a family makes for priceless memories, so encourage their next adventure together with this map that captures all of their travel memories in a glance.

Available on Etsy, $80.

photo: Bunch Bikes Family Cargo Bike

Let the good times roll, literally, by gifting a cargo bike to the tree-hugging tribe on your list. We love the Family Cargo Bike from Bunch Bikes because it will arrive at their doorstep fully assembled and ready to pedal. The cargo box is equipped with four child seatbelts, and the easy-release levers make it a cinch to switch the seat and handlebar height. Trips to the park and grocery store just got way more fun!

Available at Bunch Bikes, from $1999.

photo: Heartoons on Etsy Custom Family Cartoon Portrait

This completely unique and original gift will bring a smile to their faces for years to come. Heartoons' custom-family portraits reimagines your fave family as one-of-a-kind cartoon characters. Simply email in recent family photos, and Heartoons will create a digitally hand-drawn, original portrait that captures each person's unique characteristics. Move over, Simpsons!

Available at Heartoons, from $50

photo: Hanna Andersson Matching Family Pajamas

'Tis the season to be cozy! Not to mention matchy-matchy. The gift of coordinating family pajamas will make quite the fashion statement come Christmas morning. They'll love slipping into Hanna Andersson's 100% organic combed cotton 'hannajams' all holiday season long, and there are designs to suit every taste from Star Wars Caroler to Gnome Sweet Gnome.

Available at Hanna Andersson, ranging from $42-$50 per item.

photo: LEGO LEGO Gingerbread House

LEGO lovers on your list? This adorable abode will become part of their family tradition each year as they work together to construct the seasonal structure brick by brick––all 1477 of them! Beyond the candy-filled facade, the LEGO Gingerbread House features an interior complete with a glowing fire place, a gingerbread family and even candy-style furnishings like a chocolate bed and cotton candy lamp. Home sweet home indeed!

Available at LEGO, $99.99.

photo: Disney Disney+ Streaming Service

Make their living room the happiest place on earth with Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. For just $7 per month, viewers will get access to the entire Disney vault, plus Fox, Marvel and more. It's literally the gift that keeps on giving, and "a whole new world" of entertainment that makes for endless family movie nights. 

Available at Disney+ for $7/month.

photo: Pottery Barn Harry Potter Golden Snitch Snack Bowl

Snacks really will go flying off the pantry shelves in this shiny new Harry Potter Golden Snitch snack bowl from Pottery Barn's Harry Potter collection. This is the perfect offering for the filmgoers you know and love! They'll be delighted to dine out of this enchanted dishware that can house everything from popcorn and chips to Harry Potter Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans––those crazy jelly beans that come with flavors like earwax and earth worm! Each piece is handcrafted, food safe and lead free.

Up the ante on your gift by pairing this stellar snack bowl with the complete collection of Harry Potter films.

Snack Bowl available at Pottery Barn, $39.50

Blu-ray Harry Potter complete film collection available on Amazon, $54

photo: San Diego Zoo Annual Membership to a Local Zoo or Museum

Experiential gifts provide opportunities for families to spend time together and learn new things. By giving your favorite fam annual passes to a local museum or zoo or season tickets to sporting events, the theater or symphony, you give them multiple outings to look forward to all year long. 

Prices vary for this priceless gift.

photo: Amazon Ping Pong Set

Looking for a gift that's a real game changer? This ping pong set enables the recipient to transform any table into the ultimate table tennis game. Simply affix the retractable table tennis net to any the desired table/game surface, and then get ready to have a ball. This set includes everything the sports enthusiast family needs to get started: four professional table tennis ping-pong paddles, eight ping pong balls, one retractable ping pong net and a storage bag.

Available at Amazon, $28.

photo: Snack Crate Snack Crate Subscription

Send their tastebuds on a culinary tour of the world with a Snack Crate subscription. Each month, they'll receive a bounty of goodies from a different country delivered straight to their doorstep. You can choose between three crate sizes that arrive chock-full of handpicked snacks from countries including France, Belgium, Japan, Germany, Italy and more.

Available at Snack Crate, $14-$49/month depending on crate size you select.

photo: Master Class Master Class Subscription

Give the gift of knowledge and spark their curiosity with a subscription to Master Class, where families can learn about an array of topics presented by experts. They'll get to hear from the legendary Jane Goodall over 29 lessons wherein she teaches about animal intelligence, conservation and activism. Or perhaps they'd like to garner photography tips from the remarkable Annie Leibovitz? Family members of all ages can watch to indulge in educational topics that move them. Other instructors include Gordon Ramsey teaching cooking, Steve Martin teaching comedy, Margaret Atwood teaching creative writing, Penn & Teller teaching the art of magic, and so many more!

Available on for $15/month.

photo: Amazon GuruNanda Essential Oil Diffuser

Everyone in the house will benefit from using the GuruNanda Essential Oil Diffuser––which will fill a family's home with healing properties by diffusing oils that promote everything from better sleep and health to more honed focus or calming vibes. This aromatherapy ultrasonic diffuser doubles as a cool-mist humidifier and emits soothing beauty via seven LED light colors (that also makes a great nightlight for kids). You may want to buy a few of these to deliver peace and serenity to multiple rooms of the house.

Available on Amazon for $20.

photo: Amazon Say Anything Board Game

Spice up their board game collection for family game night with Say Anything. This laugh-out-loud game will have them asking each other family-friendly questions like, "Which celebrity would make the best babysitter?" and then everyone writes their answers before picking the fave response. The questions lead to some interesting and funny conversations, so kids and parents can connect in a lighthearted way to deepen their relationship. It's magic in a box!

Available on Amazon, $18.

––Beth Shea

featured image: Daria Shevtsova via Pexels


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