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10 Family Gift Ideas

Buying gifts for one person can be hard enough, but trying to find gifts that multiple people will enjoy can be even harder. If you’re searching for family gift ideas, here’s a list of ten items that everyone in the family will enjoy. We’ve got products ideal for both families with small children and families with kids that are all grown up. Everything is practical and fun, and to make sure you can find something in your price range, we ordered them from most expensive to most affordable.

Movie Theater Popcorn Machine

If you’re looking for family gift ideas for a family who loves movies, consider buying them a machine that will let them make their own movie theater snacks! This popcorn machine looks just like the ones in classic theaters and makes two to three gallons of popcorn at a time. There’s also a three year warranty on the machine. Every purchase includes 50 free popcorn bags, a popcorn scoop, and measuring cups. The price is $110.83 with shipping.

Great Northern Popcorn Company Popcorn Machine

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BB8 App-Controlled Robot

If you are buying for Star Wars fans, you might try looking for family gift ideas that let them indulge their interest. This BB8 robot responds to voice commands and has an expressive range of personality. It is perfect for Star Wars fans, families with children, or the gadget fans in your life. Even those unfamiliar with the movie will be charmed by this little robot. BB8 comes with a charging stand that provides for up to an hour of battery life. It is compatible with Android and ioS apps. The price is $99, and shipping is included.

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled Robot

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Badminton and Volleyball Kit

For a family with kids and a backyard, why don’t you consider family gift ideas that will get having fun outside the house? This kit includes a net, four rackets, four birdies, and a volleyball. The net is easy to take down and put up, so you can take it with you on family camping trips or to the beach. The kit also comes with a weather resistant bag. With this gift, you’re giving more than material goods–you’re also giving the chance for your family to make memories. It costs $77.99 and shipping is included.

Baden Volleyball Badminton Set

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Puppet Theater

If you’re buying for a family with small children, this puppet theater promises hours of delights. This miniature theater is made of sturdy wood and has a clock on the front that can be used to practice telling time with children. Parents and kids can put on shows for each other, encouraging creativity, family togetherness, and laughter. Although puppets don’t come in the box, it is affordably priced at $58.64, and shipping is included.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater

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Portable Air Hockey

Air hockey is one of those classic family games that everyone enjoys, but not everyone has room in their home for a full-sized air hockey table. This table-top air hockey kit gets around that problem, allowing anyone to play a game or two and then quickly stow the set beneath the bed or in a closet. The portable table has rubber feet to prevent it from scratching other surfaces. The set comes with two pucks and two pushers, and the price is $41.64 with shipping.

Sport Squad HX40 Electric Air Hockey Table

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Hot Sauce Gift Set

If you know someone who adds hot sauce to everything, or even just someone who has adventurous taste buds, this might be the perfect gift for you. These four uniquely flavored Louisiana hot sauces are celebrated among hot sauce aficionados for their smooth taste. Although they are not the hottest sauces on the market, they are some of the most delicious. This gift set comes with four different hot sauces and a zombie gift book for $24.98; shipping is not included.

Zombie Cajun Hot Sauce Gift Set

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Pandemic Board Game

Everyone is familiar with the likes of Monopoly, Clue, and Scrabble, but why not give the gift of a board game that most people aren’t familiar with? Pandemic is an award-winning cooperative board game for 2-4 players in which players work together to save the earth from a pandemic. It’s a strategic game that encourages teamwork and conversation; GAMES magazine even voted it the best new family game in 2009. The price is $21.24 without shipping.

Pandemic Board Game

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Model Helicopter

While this might not be the most practical item on this list, it’s certainly one of the most fun. Kids and parents will have a great time learning to master the control system together as they play with this remote-control helicopter indoors and outdoors. This easy to fly helicopter does require one lithium ion battery to operate. It costs $18.70, but you will have to pay for shipping.

Syma S107G 3 Channel RC Helicopter

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Gourmet Hot Cocoa

If you’re buying gifts for a family that already has all the “stuff” they need, consider family gift ideas that they can eat or drink. This Godiva hot chocolate comes in a stylish canister containing ten servings. It contains only high quality, all-natural ingredients, and delivers a rich, smooth taste. This gourmet product is far superior to any typical store-bought hot chocolate. You’ll get the best results preparing this hot chocolate with milk, so if you’re buying for someone who is lactose intolerant, take that into consideration. The price is $15.00 without shipping.

GODIVA Chocolatier Milk Chocolate

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Bubble Bath

Man or woman, young or old, everyone enjoys a good soak in the bathtub. With this, you can give the gift of rest and relaxation to a family that you care about. This chamomile and lavender scented bubble bath will double as aromatherapy for someone relaxing at the end of a hard day’s work. It’s also vegan, gluten-free, and made without animal testing. It is $11.95 and shipping is not included.

Deep Steep Bubble Bath

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed this list of ten affordable, unique family gift ideas. We are sure that our list has helped you with your holiday shopping. If you also need to surprise the most important people in your life, check out our parents gift ideas. We’d love to hear what you’re planning on giving this holiday season! Please take the time to share your thoughts and ideas with us and other readers in the comments section!

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