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Gift Ideas for the Family

Updated on October 13, 2015

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Family Gift Ideas

This guide is to help Mom and Dad find a gift idea that they can give to the entire family. Depending on the age of the kids there are many different type of ideas, the key is a gift that everyone will like. If one member of the family does not enjoy the gift, then you will feel guilty. Sometimes a family gift needs to be given while another member of the family gets something they would like instead.

There are three categories of ideas that come to mind when buying a gift for the family, something for the house, a vacation, or tickets to an event be it a sports event, concert, or broadway show.

Gifts for the House

Gaming Consoles for the Family

Most households already have one of these, but a great family gift idea is a gaming console. The three popular ones, the Nintendo WiiU, the Sony Playstation 4 (PS4), and the Microsoft Xbox, all have great graphics, work well with your high resolution TV, and have games for everyone in your family. If you don't know which one to choose, then using a guide like Choosing a Video Game Console.

Gaming Tables for the Family

If you have a family that can remove itself from the digital age for more than an hour or two, then a gaming table brings the family together and provides a distraction from every screen in the house.

For little kids, an air hockey table allows smaller kids to play. If your kids are a little bigger, a pool table or ping pong table are great family gift ideas.

The Family Vacation

Family Vacation
Family Vacation

Family Vacation with Young Kids

Families with kids younger than 8 years old need a fun place to go with not a lot of travel. One of the best places is Orlando, Florida. With the many amusement parks, water parks, and beaches, this is a great place for kids young and old. With Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando there's plenty to do. Beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are less than an hour away to get you away from the parks for a day. And if education is your cup of tea, then the Kennedy Space Center is worth the visit. With the Space Shuttle program now retired, they are letting tours visit the launch platforms.

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Family Vacation with Older Kids

Older kids don't want to see Mickey Mouse, however, they do like the water and exploring. A great family gift idea is taking a cruise to the Caribbean. With a lot of great ports and activities on the ships, this is a great hit for everyone.

Tickets as a Family Gift Idea

Sports Tickets, Concert Tickets, and Show Tickets

A night out on the town is a great surprise for the family. There are many different type of tickets: Sporting Events, Concert Tickets, and Show Tickets. Sporting Events are fun with your favorite Pro team. Concert tickets are more difficult because everyone usually has different tastes in music.

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    • Janellegems profile image

      Janellegems 2 years ago from United States

      Great Hub. Well Laid out and wonderfully presented. These are some very thoughtful gift ideas for families. I know many people who can't afford giving individual gifts to each member of the family and one family gift works better for them. Thanks.