As the holidays come nearer, so does the cool weather, hot chocolate, and the potential for the much-loved ugly Christmas sweater. Yes, while the holidays are a time for joy and celebration, they can also be very stressful, particularly when gift buying. In fact, a study done in 2018 found that 61% of millennials and 55% of baby boomers found shopping the most difficult part of the holidays! This is often due to the fact that having to keep track of which gift would be right for each family member can get downright confusing. Instead of putting yourself through unnecessary stress this holiday season, consider these creative holiday gifts that are perfect for the entire family:
5 Best Holiday Gifts for The Whole Family
1) Custom Mugs
Everyone enjoys a good mug for sipping their coffee, tea or hot chocolate, especially when the snow is falling outside! Instead of settling for purchasing a bunch of mismatched mugs, consider ordering customized mugs that celebrate a whole family theme. For instance, you can get each of your family members’ names on a mug with the same font and design. If you want to get even more creative, you can order a customized illustration of each of your family members’ faces to give that extra personal touch. Even better, you can get the title of each family member (i.e. sister or brother) printed on the sides of the mug…or even get all three done together!
2) Berkey Water Filter
Practical, everyday Christmas gifts are often some of the most loved, as they actually have a useful purpose! If you want to make a purchase that can serve your family on a daily basis, consider getting a berkey water filter. Water filters help to ensure that your family only drinks fresh and clean water. Consuming water free of potentially toxic chemicals and other materials leads to a healthier and more energetic body overall. There are plenty of different types of filters available, making the perfect match possible for any family.
3) Scratch-Off Travel Map
For families that love to travel, buying a travel map may seem like a no-brainer. Fortunately, there are ways to take the usual travel map and make it even more creative and fun for the family to enjoy. A scratch-off travel map allows you and your family to scratch off parts of the map in which you have already visited. Even better, you and your family can scratch off where you would like to visit next! Not only is it fun to reminisce over past travel experiences, but you and your family can also spend the holidays planning your next trip!
4) New Board Games
While the world is filled with modern technological devices like smartphones, it can be nice to go back to a time when people had to find other ways to have fun. Board games have been around since early civilization, with the first board game found all the way back in 5000 B.C. Board games are not only an exciting activity; they also deepen a family’s affection, trust, and communicative abilities with each other. Get creative with your board game choices by opting for a new one, such as an At-Home Escape Room kit. Escape Rooms have become one of the most sought-out family activities as they require a family to collaborate on their logical thinking and problem-solving skills. An at-home board game version allows families to work together on solving a mystery while in the comfort of their own home!
5) DNA Test Kit
Genetic DNA test kits have been a major purchase over the years for families, as they are educational (and entertaining!) way to learn about a family’s history. The kit requires a sample of saliva from a family member, which will then be returned back to the DNA center in a pre-purchased kit. After the center analyzes the results, families have access to an abundance of information, including what formed an individual’s genetics as well as an in-depth look into a family’s past. With all of this information, families can trace back their family tree to decades ago!
The Christmas holiday is the time to form loving and memorable memories for all family members. At the same time, this time of year often comes with the possibility of stress over choosing just what gifts to buy. Opt for one of the creative choices above to make your whole family happy, and leave you feeling completely stress-free this year!