Fun Gifts For Everyone
Certainly most gift-giving happens during the holidays, but it doesn’t always have to. A good gift idea can be appropriate at any time of the year. However, during the holidays is when people are most likely to be together as a family.
If you can find gifts that everybody is able to use as a group, that’s a lot of fun, and can build some lasting memories. Accordingly, the following are six ideas for holiday gifts you may not have considered, and which are definitely worth exploring.
There are nerf guns, and those that fire little foam spheres, which can be purchased for $20 to $40 a pop. Spend $100 to $200 on them, and associated “ammunition”. Then give everybody a nerf device for the holidays, and have a little nerf war. You don’t have to do it in concerted bouts, but you can.
It can be a lot of fun to just have the “guns” available. When there’s an opportunity, you pop somebody, and they return fire when it’s appropriate.
The Vacation Angle
Where have you and your family always wanted to go? Alaska? Hawaii? Japan? Russia? Australia? England? Here’s an idea for the holidays: tell everyone not to buy any gifts this year, then book a trip for a week or two to some foreign locale you’ve never been to. That will build memories, it will be fun, and you’ll all certainly have some adventures.
The D&D Angle
Dungeons and Dragons have long been considered the province of teenagers and adult super-fans; however, it’s actually a pretty fun game. If you’ve never sat down and played around, just a couple times during the holidays it can be great to have whoever understands the game best act as a Dungeon Master, or DM, and lead the family on a quest.
For such a campaign through the D&D universe, you’ll, of course, need the appropriate D&D dice sets. These come in all shapes and sizes but represent the primacy of playable implements in any D&D campaign. Accordingly, if you’re looking at buying them for the holidays, get the top-of-the-line dice.
The game may only go once, after all, and you want everything to be perfect. Conversely, it may develop that your family enjoys the game so much, it becomes a regular holiday event. Board games, card games, and other games that are similar have a tendency to become traditions if they’re fun enough. Yet another reason to assure you’ve got the best dice.
A Painting Of Four-Footed Family Members
Your pets are part of your family, even if they can’t speak your language well. One gift for the whole family, pets included, may involve a painted portrait of your cat or dog. As it turns out, there are quite a few options like this. You can send a picture of your pet to a designer of such portraits online, or even purchase on this site.
An Inflatable Hot Tub
An inflatable hot tub is like an inflatable pool, only it makes more sense. They average around $500, or about a fifth the price of a 3-person tub, but the inflatable options fit six people and you can put such tubs away when you’re not using them. Also, inflatable hot tubs can be easier to clean.
Especially if you’re in a wintry location, but don’t have time to manage a tub on your hand, this may be the way to go. You can set up or take down either in the same day, or within the same few days.
Gaming Systems For The Whole Family
As with D&D, there is gaming potential through video game systems which are traditionally considered to be the sole province of younger children. However, some multiplayer racing games or sports games (like Wii Bowling) are perfect for the whole family and can build lasting memories over the holiday season.
Bobbleheads are small doll figures sporting a head bigger than its body. Some of these heads nod, while others remain still. The good part of this toy is that, you can ask bobblehead manufacturers to create a custom statue of the family without breaking the bank! Apart from the traditional family portrait, you can now have these immortalized version of smiling faces somewhere that can easily be seen. Just send pictures of each family member to the bobblehead maker and wait for it to arrive.
Getting The Best Gifts This Year
Gaming systems, inflatable hot tubs, D&D campaigns, portraits of pets, a fine vacation, or a nerf war all represent gift ideas the whole family can enjoy. Figure out what your family is most interested in, and be imaginative. The memories are the main thing, so think about having a fun time as a family doing things you’ll all remember.