Hello my wonderful bubhub colleagues, I humbly draw upon your collective wealth of knowledge to help me think of appropriate gifts for my family at Christmas.
A bit of background information. DP and I rarely do a 'big' Christmas, however this is not to say that we wouldn't LOVE to. For the past three years there has been massive obstacles in our quest to celebrate a big, warm Christmas with friends and family. This year however the stars have aligned and we will be travelling to Sydney to celebrate with my parents, aunties, uncles, cousins and Nanna!
My family has a rule that if you are over 18 you don't get a present. This is because my Nanna and Grandpa had 6 children, all of whom have many children themselves and some of these have children also! I've decided to save stress and dollar that we will give each family unit a gift - but I have NO idea what to give them. Obviously I would like for the gifts to be better suited to the children in the family rather than the parents.
Childrens ages range from newborns to 17 year olds... So any 'shared' gift ideas would be absolutely appreciated. My family are quite adventurous, enjoy camping, outdoors, sports and recreation.
Any idea's are greatly appreciated.
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03-11-2014 13:06 #1
Christmas gift ideas for family groups
03-11-2014 13:08 #2Senior Member
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Board games or movie night packs (popcorn, DVDs, snacks).
Our little ones and us play kerplunck, uno, guess who and twister.. We sit down with a hot chocolate and can play for hours
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03-11-2014 13:57 #3
Voucher to zoo/aquarium for the family?
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03-11-2014 18:21 #4
Board games, vouchers to go to the cinema
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03-11-2014 18:31 #5
If they're all quite sporty and outdoorsy types, could you maybe put a bit of a 'sporty' hamper together? Maybe with different things they could also play on the day you are all getting together? Maybe things like a lawn bowls set, footy, cricket stuff, frisbees, even picnic stuff? (I have NO idea when it comes to sport, so I might be naming completely off the wall things no-one likes to play with but I know our family used to do the "hamper for each family" thing when we were younger and one year each family got some different sport equipment, picnic gear, butterfly catchers, those big bouncy things you used to sit on with the ears to hold on to (cant for the life of me remember what those are called!) and ant farms. It was a big hit with the kids of most ages and it gave us plenty to do on the day too)
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03-11-2014 18:39 #6
yep - I tended to do
- a hamper (food with snacks, chocolates and stuff always was good)
- sports equipment for a fun game that everyone could play
- a computer game if they had a wii or playstation etc - like wii sport etc
- a board game
- even once a fish and chips voucher
- a kite, remote control car/helipcopter set etc (or two so they could compete)
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03-11-2014 19:22 #7
Oooh board games and hampers!
Recommendations on board games?
03-11-2014 19:33 #8
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03-11-2014 19:46 #9
03-11-2014 19:54 #10
Board games are great, our family favourites are Cluedo, Taboo & Pictionary.
Personalised calenders are great. I like Snapfish & usually get emails with 50 or 60% off quite frequently. Then upload family photographs for each month.
Personalised christmas stockings
Active gifts like bouls, volleyball set or cricket set
A recipe book of the family's famous & favourite recipes
If a family member has passed, a christmas decoration to remember them at Christmas
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