Todays picks: Gifts for Families
My kids would go nuts over this Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker. I’m pretty sure it would be used every day. In the mornings, I head to the gym. And without fail, before I leave, one of the kids will yell out, ‘Will you bring me home an Egg McMuffin from McDonalds on your way home?’ To which I say one of the following: ‘Where’s your money?’, ‘No’, or ‘If you come work out with me first.’ I rotate my answer, depending on the day. If they could just make their own dang egg sandwich, that would make everyone happy. And, I kinda want one too. Great family gift idea!
You guys! How did we not invent this sooner?? Indoor snowballs! I always want to throw things at my kids, now I have the perfect excuse. Just teasin. But, not really. They are going DOWN, once I get my hands on these. I want a massive, overflowing bucket of them, like 9 containers of these. Luckily, their dad will be on my side too. He’s got an arm on him. Wouldn’t this be fun?? An indoor family snowball fight?? I love it.
For a gift a little more meaningful, I’m loving the book A December to Remember…. remember the entire blog post I wrote about it?? It’s a super organized and easy-to-use book that teaches you how to start a brand new family Christmas tradition, that will bring ‘more Christ into Christmas,’ using the nativity as your guide.
For Christmas every year, I love giving the fam a stack of new games to play together. I’ve got my eye on this Bounce Off game! I can totally see my competitive kids getting into this. Basically, you’re split into two teams and you draw a card with a ball pattern on it. You have to race to recreate the ball pattern on the grid. The first team to complete 3 cards wins!
Bundle this gift with: the Nordic Ware Microwave Popcorn Popper (featured in my Gifts for Grandparents post), a big 5 pound bag of Haribo Gummi Bears, or a Sodastream Fountain (for making pop at home!)
Speaking of games, have you played Cornhole before?? It’s now a regular family event at all our summer get-aways. It’s similar to playing horseshoes, but easier to throw… and people go nuts over this game! It’s perfect for keeping out on the porch, pulling out for a BBQ, toting on vacation, or storing at the cabin. It’s a great way to get the family together! People love this aluminum set because it holds up in the weather, yet it’s light and sturdy.
You know how there are some things you always wanted as a kid, but never had… and then 30 years later, you still want to satisfy that dream? Okay, pretty nerdy. But, I ALWAYS dreamed of having one of these candy dispensers in our kitchen, when I was little. So, that may partly be why I think it’s a great gift for families, but really… I think it is. I know my kids would love it! I picked this one because it’s made with glass and cast metal. It can accept coins or you can set it to work without.
Need more gift ideas for families?
See the Gifts for Families posts from previous years: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013. Also, check out Gift Idea Central (where ALL past and future gift ideas on ‘Or so she says…’ are saved. It’s a MUST-PIN!!) Lots more great gifts on my favorite shopping site, Amazon!
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