35+ Thoughtful Family Gift Ideas To Surprise Your Loved Ones

  • BY Editorial Staff
  • August 25, 2021
35+ Thoughtful Family Gift Ideas To Surprise Your Loved Ones

Do you need family gift ideas for the upcoming holidays? Although it may still be early, but Christmas will be here before you know it! Believe it or not, it’s time to begin thinking about what to give everybody. 

Thankfully, this time of year doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ve curated a list of the best gift ideas for the whole clan! From personalized presents for distant relatives or the newest toy or game for your kids, we have you covered. 

1.

Bear Family Retro Map Custom Canvas Print Family Gift Ideas

Bear Family Retro Map Custom Canvas Print

$49.95

Here’s a great print for a military or foreign service family! Customize the maps to reflect each individual’s birthplaces. They’ll love hanging this in every home. This bear family print is a terrific group gift idea.   

2.

Family Christmas Photos On Mug

Merry And Bright Custom Photo Family Mug

$22.95

Nobody can resist an adorable Christmas-themed photo mug. It’s the best thing to send to cousins and other far-flung relatives! Let them see how much everyone has grown since your last visit with this fun personalized gift for family!   

3.

Waffle Maker Family Gift Ideas

Waffle Maker

$15.99

Giving household gift items might seem dull, but if they have little kids? A cute waffle maker will have them jumping for joy every morning! Practical and fun, this is tops among gifts for families with toddlers.   

4.

Indoor Electric Stainless Steel S’more Maker Family Gift Ideas

Indoor Electric Stainless Steel S’more Maker

$36.93

Bring cool summer campfires safely indoors this winter! Nothing says togetherness like yummy s’mores, and now your loved ones can enjoy them year-round. This is one gift for the whole family that will have them singing camp songs for Christmas!

5.

Watercolor family tree on canvas print

Watercolor family tree

$4.32+

Show how your family has grown over the years! A gorgeous watercolor is an excellent family tree gift idea because the meaning is subtle. This is one gift that can’t be personalized, but some folks are fine with that.   

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Family Is The Heart Of The Home Custom Photo Canvas Print Family Gift Ideas

Family Is The Heart Of The Home Custom Photo Canvas Print

$42.95

The best gifts for families are the ones that evoke strong memories. Cool family pictures are one way to do this. Pick your funniest or most spectacular photos to feature in this canvas print. They’ll love traveling down memory lane!   

7.

Matching Pajamas

$49.99

Give mom, dad, and the kids a family Christmas gift they won’t forget, especially with photos for evidence! Cozy matching PJ’s are so much fun for the holidays, and why not stay in your jammies all day?

8.

Family Welly Boot on canvas print

Family Welly Boot Print

$4.32

A non-denominational personalized holiday present can be hard to find, which is why we love this custom family gift. Pick a pair of wellies for each member of the family. This print really lets their personalities shine! 

9.


“Faith, Hope, Love, Family” Desktop Photo Collage Plaque Family gift ideas

“Faith, Hope, Love, Family” Desktop Photo Collage Plaque

$24.95

Gather your best memories into a single holiday present that celebrates what is truly important. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, or Kwanzaa, these collages make great family Christmas gifts for those near and far

10.

Home Sweet Home Personalized Address Pillow family gift ideas

Home Sweet Home Personalized Address Pillow

$27.95

Do you need a unique present for extended family? One of the best home gift ideas is a personalized throw pillow with their names and address. Your gift will mean a lot, and easy ordering won’t take much time!   

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“Grandchildren Fill a Place in Your Heart” Custom Canvas Print family gift ideas

“Grandchildren Fill a Place in Your Heart” Custom Canvas Print

$42.95

His first Christmas as a grandfather is truly a magical time. Give an adorable gift for grandad with a canvas collage. Whether he has one grandchild or six, he’ll love the memories this great print creates

12.

Yard Dice family gift ideas

Yard Dice

$50.00

You’ll be the hit of the holidays when they tear open some cute yard dice! These dice are a fun interactive gift for kids and adults alike. Get everyone out of the house and active with this thoughtful present!    

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Family photos on banket

“Live Every Moment” Personalized Family Photo Blanket

$59.95

A throw blanket doesn’t have to be a boring gift. On the contrary, this personalized throw is the best present for your dad this year! Pick four of your best family pictures to accompany the inspirational saying.   

14.

Garden Kit family gift ideas

Mini Fruit & Veggie Windowsill Garden Kit

$29.00

Give the gift of gardening this year! Your kids and grandkids will love learning about growing fruits and veggies with this cute family gift set. Since they will be planting inside, it’s a gift they can use any time!   

15.

Greek Greece - Modern Monet Paint by Numbers Kits family gift ideas

Paint By Numbers Kit

$42.00

A paint by numbers kit is one gift the whole family will go crazy for! Let their artistic side come to the surface while they paint beautiful landmarks and landscapes. They’ll have loads of fun being creative together.   

16.

Personalized Family Coasters family gift ideas

Personalized Family Coasters

$70.00

Everyone will love this household Christmas gift, especially the kids. The whole family is represented in puzzle piece coasters. Take each piece, connect them, and you have an amazing puzzle. Customize up to six people and pets! 

17.

Grouch Couch, Furniture with Attitude Game for Families and Kids

Grouch Couch, Furniture with Attitude Game for Families and Kids

$10.99

Thrill the kids with this cheap game that is loads of fun! It will occupy them for the rest of their vacation. It’s not quite a Christmas gift for the whole family, though, because it is intended for ages 5+.   

18.

Nest Bedding Authentic Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set family gift ideas

Nest Bedding Authentic Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set

$44.99

Luxury bedding isn’t something normally on a Christmas shopping list, but this bedding? It hits all the holiday bullet points. Besides being organic, the price point is reasonable. So go big this year and make beauty sleep a priority!   

19.

grandma pictures on canvas print

Someone Special Calls Me Grandma Photo Canvas

$54.95

Appreciate your kids’ grandmother with a lovely photo collage. This wall decor uses pictures to make up the lettering, so pick your best. After all, this is one gift for grandma that she will treasure forever!   

20.

Friendly Feud Game Easy Customize Family Gift Ideas

Friendly Feud Game Easy Customize

$9.90

Level up your next game night with a fun Christmas gift for the whole family! Everyone will have a blast with an at-home computer game inspired by a tv favorite. You’ll love hearing them say “survey says”!   

21.

Family Photo Socks Family Gift Ideas

Family Photo Socks

$28.00

Does your family have a white elephant or funny gift exchange? Surprise everyone with these unique face smash socks. Not only are they cute, but they are a different take on personalized family gifts. Customize with up to 12 faces

22.

Family Recipe Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

$50.00

Everyone’s aunt, grandma, or mother has that one recipe the whole family loves. This year, get that recipe engraved on a cutting board! A different home gift idea, she’ll love the simplicity and beauty of this special gift for mom.   

23.

Grand Signature Basket Family Gift Ideas

Grand Signature Basket

$99.99

If you need family gift basket ideas, look no further than Harry & David. There is something for everyone in this basket. Make your sibling’s holiday a little fancier this year, or get your in-laws a nice hostess gift!   

24.

Personalized Family Candle

Personalized Family Candle

$16.20

“Love begins at home” is a great message to put out in the world. This Christmas, give a gift for all to celebrate peace, togetherness, and family. Personalize this soy candle with your message and family’s name on the jar. 

25.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year Family Photo Ornament

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year Family Photo Ornament

$16.95

Celebrate your family and their favorite memories with a custom holiday ornament. Just pick a great picture and you get a decoration they’re sure to love. This sweet family Christmas gift will fit perfectly on a tree!   

26.

Family pictures on blanket

A Few Memories A Lot Of Love Custom Photo Family Blanket

$59.95

Personalized gifts for relatives range from simple to complex. For Christmas, go with something a bit more elaborate. This awesome throw blanket uses four of your favorite photos to complete the message. They will love snuggling up with these memories!   

27.

George Foreman Electric Grill family gift ideas

George Foreman Electric Grill

 $90.99

A portable electric grill is a gift idea for anyone who loves to grill indoors or outdoors. They’ll love cooking out for summer gatherings. Nothing can get the family and friends together for a good time like a barbecue can

28.

pictures family on mugs

“These Are A Few of My Favorite Things” Photo Collage Mugs

$22.95

It’s always nice to remind your loved ones how much they mean to you! Mugs are a tried and true favorite custom family gift. Everyone needs a nice mug, and some people even collect personalized ones

29.

Trouble Game family gift ideas

Trouble Game

$9.84

Give all the kiddos a little bit of retro this year by sharing some favorite board games. Trouble is a wonderful family gift. Your kids and their cousins can play together, or you can play kids versus grown-ups!

30.

Home Photo Collage Blanket – Family Gift ideas

Home Photo Collage Blanket

$74.95

Gather your cool family pictures to include on this unique custom blanket. It’s a fun gift for grandparents or a pleasant surprise for newlyweds or new parents. Just make sure you can get those photos without spilling the beans!   

31.

Personalized Mugs family gift ideas

Personalized Family Mugs

$30.00

Do you need different ideas for family gifts? Cute personalized mugs for each member of the family will be a big hit! Kids can have cocoa or warm milk while parents have coffee. And there’s no stealing someone else’s mug! 

32.

At Home Escape Room family gift ideas

At Home Escape Room

$50.00

When the kids grow up, it can be hard to find fun family gifts that everyone will enjoy. If your family likes puzzles and brain teasers, check out this DIY escape room. You’ll have hours of fun figuring it out!   

33.

Tree chime family gift ideas

Family Tree Chime

$95.00

A custom wind chime is a lovely present for parents or grandparents. This great gift for families is hand-cut and stamped with everyone’s names. Hang it outside on the porch or indoors near a window for optimal chiming.   

34.

Joy To The World Christmas Photo Desktop Plaque family Christmas ideas

Joy To The World Christmas Photo Desktop Plaque

$24.95

Forget photo holiday cards. Give a lasting, meaningful keepsake instead. A photo plaque can stay at home or go to the office, be packed away or displayed year-round. So, whatever they choose, it is a great family gift for Christmas!   

35.

Rooted in Love Swing Sculpture family gift ideas

Rooted in Love Swing Sculpture

$125.00

For a truly unique family Christmas gift idea, check out this beautiful copper sculpture. It features a small tree rooted by a heart, but the highlight is the wire figures on a swing. Customize it for the entire family!   

36.

Family name on canvas print

Family Today’s Little Moments Become Tomorrow Precious Memories Custom Name Canvas Print

$54.95

Honor the little things in life this year. After all, it is the little things that get us through the tough times. Elegant simplicity and versatility make this touching canvas print of our favorite family gifts for Christmas.   

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Table Topics family gift ideas

Table Topics

$25.00

As the next generation grows up and leaves the family nest, it is harder to connect. Therefore, get everyone together with conversation cards. Pick a pack and follow the prompts to keep talking through your holiday reunion. There’s something for everyone! 

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