After basically two years of unprecedented change and instability, most of us are ready for the winter holidays, especially all the traditions, rituals, and comfort food they come with. That also means you've already been spending quality time with your immediate or found family, maybe a cousin or two you haven’t seen in forever, drinking one too many mugs of mulled wine, and bracing to participate in a family-wide gift exchange. *Cue flashbacks to running through the mall the day before last year's big family gathering.*
If you have decided to splurge on one present the whole family will like instead of individual gifts (a more time-consuming option, for sure), it’s understandable if you've been feeling stumped. From kids to grandparents, your holidays are likely going to be spent with a mixed bag of generations, personalities, and interests, which has probably made finding gifts for the entire family pretty difficult. You've been hesistant becasue you don't want to pick something that feels too boring or general. You also don't want to get too specific and risk making someone unhappy.
Luckily, this list has a ton of crowd-pleasing options for you to choose from or to find inspiration. There are family gifts that encourage quality time like conversation starter games or a cool birdhouse making kit. If the family shows love through food, opt for a quality waffle iron or pizza oven and a gift box of ingredients. There are also personalized gifts for sentimental families, like custom art prints and adorable pet coasters.
Whatever you choose, know you can’t go wrong with a gift that helps the family reconnect, bond, or simply enjoy each other’s company during the holidays and beyond.
Here are 47 family gift ideas to celebrate your loved ones in 2021.
These cards will come in handy when those cousins you barely spend time with come over. Avoid the awkward silence with these conversation starters.
No need to plan a whole weekend camping trip to indulge in some s'mores. With this electric fondue s'mores maker, you can forget the hassle of collecting wood to start a fire because this electric heater will get your marshmallows toasty without a flame.
This is probably the most fun appliance you can add to any dessert lover's kitchen. Frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream on demand?
Sounds like a sure way to a sweet tooth's heart.
If you're having trouble finding a gift the entire fam will love, go for these personalized mugs. Each family member will get their own and it's literally designed with a mirror image of them, so what's not to love?
They're probably the first people you ever did a movie night with, so why not up the ante with this mini projector?
It can connect to different devices, so you don't have to limit watching TV to your living room. You can even venture outdoors for a fireside backyard movie night.
This robot vacuum is for the fam who's always arguing about chores.
Here's one less task to worry about. The iRobot Braava will tackle spills and dirty floors using its mopping or sweeping pads—plus, it's super fun to watch as you relax with your feet up.
You probably can't install an entire bowling alley at home, so why not opt for the next best thing? This inflatable bowling set will have your siblings bragging about finally hitting a strike.
No more excuses—family game night is happening, starting with this colorful 1,000 piece puzzle of a custom photo of your choosing. It's the perfect time to pull out that hilarious family photo you all laugh at together.
Immortalize the family name with a common phrase or inside joke on this custom engraved cookbook/recipe stand made with sleek bamboo.
Ready to turn up the heat? This spicy gift set from Food Network Star Chef Chris Oh includes some delicious sauces from a dangerously hot chili sauce to kimchi mayo and a mouth-watering honey glaze—perfect for the fam to spice up their meals according to their preferred heat levels.
This six-piece set is the perfect way to display all of the photos from your best family memories with a cute quote in the middle.
Bread baker Bryan Ford guides you through sourdough starters, baking techniques, and recipes inspired by his Honduran roots and New Orleans upbringing. Do I sense a new family tradition?
Even if there's only one chef in the household, the whole family will enjoy the warm, hearty meals that come out of this.
The Ayesha Curry-designed dutch oven has hundreds of glowing five-star reviews from home chefs.
The whole family can get a sweat sesh in with this stair stepper—no gym required. It even comes with resistance bands for a full body workout.
Have fun trying to wrestle the remote out of dad's hand when he's lounging in this massaging seat cushion in front of the living room TV. In addition to massaging, the chair also heats up.
Your mom can stop sending reminders in the family group chat thanks to this family celebration calendar that reminds everyone of all those important dates, from your aunt and uncle's anniversary to your nephew's birthday.
The kids are going to go crazy for this one, but don't be fooled—the adults might surprise ya.
This snow cone machine comes with everything you need to build the frosty speciality at home, including a variety of tasty flavors.
Your family photos and videos just got next-level impressive. This drone can literally fit in the palm of your hands. It also comes with a 4K camera that can shoot pictures and videos, and Wifi so you can post on Insta.
Eating dumplings from your local standby is fun and all, but this is even more fun. Swap your next takeout night for this ten-piece dumpling-making set and have fun customizing your own dough and fillings right at home.
If you don't mind enabling your siblings' questionable karaoke skills, here's a gift the whole fam can use the next time you're all together (or just to annoy the 'rents).
Your tech-challenged, caffeine-obsessed fan will love how easy the Nespresso Vertuo is to use. The lid opens and closes with one touch of the lever, and you can start brewing with the touch of a single button. It makes high quality Italian riviera-esque lattes, espresso, and coffee in just a few seconds. You'll be the new favorite of the family.
Here's some fun, beachy coffee table decor you can actually use when you're bored. This tic-tac-toe game is a great conversation starter for shy guests or you're struggling with what to say across the table.
Family movie night isn't complete without a weighted throw for everyone to tuck their feet into, and you can purchase it in different weights depending on the level of relaxation you're seeking.
A family must-have, these candid playing cards will make family bonding time that much easier.
You can use them with the grandparents or parents. This game works great if there's language barriers in the house because there's cards in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more.
which is specially designed to mimic a wood-fired brick oven for a perfectly crisp crust. Pair with some of this vegan, gluten-free baking mix to make your own homemade crust, too.
Liven up the next family gathering with this portable wireless speaker by Bose. Now you just have to agree on whose Spotify playlist should be queued up next.
This "rug" doubles up as a giant checkers board game, and is super easy to travel with since it's so lightweight.
It's perfect for the next family beach or camping getaway.
This beautiful porcelain set is full of everything you need for those elegant dinner parties your family loves to throw, from different sized plates to bowls and mugs for post-dinner coffee. It already comes in an elegant gift box, so no need to worry about wrapping it.
There's no need to flip a coin anymore. Now mom can make both of her infamous pies with this pan that's split right down the middle.
Just think about how cute you'll all look in your family photos with these matching memory foam slippers on. The Brady Bunch has nothing on your fam.
Bump up the home's ambiance with this DIY candle-making set. This deluxe kit includes all of the essentials to create artisanal wax and candle wicks.
Using all-natural ingredients and a whole lotta creativity, the fam is definitely going to have fun with this one.
These tile drink coasters are adorned with adorable cat faces on top. They'll def be a conversation starter the next time you all have guests over.
What's better than a fresh batch of tasty waffles in the morning? Even better, the iron has a nonstick coating, so cleanup is beyond easy.
If you've been feeling a little sappy lately, here's a thoughtful gift to let your family know you're so grateful for all they've given you.
The fam (and pup) won't be mad about this handmade, African aesthetic throw pillow. It's a great addition to any family couch.
Give your parents something they can spruce up the family home's front porch with.
This metal name sign comes in various sizes and can be purchased in either brushed steel, copper, or black.
The cheesy members of the family will love taking turns reading the inspiritaional quote of the day from this minimalist-designed, desk calendar.
After all these year of charades, your family might be feeling like they're recycling the same old prompts you make up. Refresh the vibe with this game that'll mix things up in a way that's family friendly and fun!
Here's a special gift for the fam who's learning how to cook together. These delicious Indian sauces are a great baby step into the cooking-from-scratch world—simply add your own protein and veggies for a full meal.
Plus, it makes a pretty unique family bonding activity, too.
Celebrate a first home or the family's longtime digs with this set of four pillows. They're cozy, chic, and, bound to put a smile on your family's faces.
Wine's always tasty, but there's something about learning more about a type of wine even the most vino-obsessed families have never heard of—orange wine.
This wine subscription box delivers a variety of orange wines they'll come to love more and more with each delivery they get.
Coffee is a guaranteed hit for many families.
A subscription to these protein-packed, delicious coffees—custom-made to your choice of pumpkin, mocha, vanilla, caramel, triple espresso(!), and more—might start a family squabble over who gets the last one every month.
Presents that double as experiences are the gifts that keep on giving. Whether you're taking this class in the same home or plan to do it together virtually, you'll love sharing pictures of the edible masterpieces you'll make for years after the class is over.
The birdies in your backyard deserve a California bungalow of their own. This kit includes everything the fam needs to construct and decorate their future home.
You can customize this cute family print with a specific boot design to represent every member of the family. Don't worry, pets aren't excluded. You can also choose a symbol to represent your furry BFF.
Think of how much fun you'll have taking turns deciding who gets to open each calendar day, then sip on the surprise tea of the day together. It'll be a fun, holiday twist on tea time!
Hey, families who plan together stay together. Particularly handy if you're all living under one roof, this will be the one place you write down all family birthdays, events, weddings, dinner parties, etc. This one's really a gift to that one family member who always has to remind everyone else about what's going on. Plus, the custom name is an adorable touch.