When it comes to gifting to multiple family members, finding the right gift isn’t always easy. Should you book a cruise, plan a dinner, or gift something a little more DIY? Whether you’re searching for a special holiday gift for the whole family, a keepsake everyone will love, or simply something small to remind your family how much you love them– these gift ideas will do the trick. Luckily, thoughtful and unique gifts are out there and don’t have to be difficult to find because we have rounded up the best family gifts that can be enjoyed by everyone.
There are family gifts that encourage quality time like jigsaw puzzles or if your family shows love through food, opt for a quality apron and a gift box of ingredients. There are also personalized gifts for sentimental families, like custom art prints and adorable pet coasters. Whatever you choose, know you can’t go wrong with a gift that helps the family reconnect, bond, or simply enjoy each other’s company during the holiday season and beyond. Check out the personalized gifts you can create for your family below.
When to Buy Personalized Gifts for Family Members
Not sure which holidays or occasions for which you’ll need to find family gifts? We have you covered. Check out our list of gifting occasions below, then make sure to mark significant dates on your calendar. Then, a few weeks before the event, make sure to find and order any presents you need. For a little inspiration, check out our gift guide in the section below.
- The Holiday Season (Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, etc)
- New job or a Promotion
- Just Because You Love Them
Best Gift Ideas for the Whole Family
Ready to find the perfect unique gift for your upcoming occasion? The following family gift ideas include thoughtful gifts, classic games, and gifts that showcase your favorite family photos. Pick your favorite idea from those below or use the list to inspire a gift idea all your own.
1. Family Photo Book
Family photo books make the ultimate unique gift idea because they’re easy to make, great for preserving memories and loved by all. Create your photo book using photos from your last family vacation, over the last year, or from a family reunion. Best of all, this special gift lasts a lifetime.
2. Photo Magnet Set
Photo magnets make excellent stocking stuffers or “just because” gifts. Use some “retro” family photos, cute family sayings, or this year’s school portraits. Alternatively, you can create chore-helping magnets labeled “clean,” “dirty,” “done,” and “great job!” to help with little ones’ chores.
3. Annual Custom Calendar
If you utilize a family planning calendar, consider making this year’s extra special. Upload your family’s favorite photos from the past year to create your new 12-month calendar. Make sure to include sports games, school plays, birthdays, and any other milestones you can think of.
4. Ice Cream Outing
Who doesn’t love ice cream? If your family has a sweet tooth, consider gifting them a night out on the town to get ice cream. It’s a great idea to save these for special weeknights to help break up the routine and spend some family time together.
5. Fleece Photo Blanket
Cozy gifts make for perfect family gifts. That’s why this fleece photo blanket is so popular as a Christmas gift idea for families. Personalize the blanket with your warmest family portrait and add a family motto or your last name to make it your own.
6. Personalized Puzzles
These personalized puzzles can be easily created by uploading your favorite photos to your Shutterfly account and then arranging them in one of our puzzle layouts. Choose from 12, 30, 60, 252, 520, or 1014 piece puzzles depending on the ages of your kids.
7. Family Tree
Create a family tree to showcase your rich family history. You can create one yourself if you know the names of family members going back a few generations, ask your family to help you design one, or order one from a professional service. Then frame the final creation for a keepsake the whole family will love.
8. Family Portrait Canvas Print
Family portraits help make home feel like home. And with our premium gallery-quality canvas prints, you can make your portrait stand out the way it’s intended. Customize your chosen canvas print size with one family photo or choose a multi-photo layout.
9. Custom Hoodies for Everyone
Customize a set of hoodies for both the parents and children of the household. Include your last name(s), a family photo, or a custom design that feels special to the whole family. These make especially great gifts for family reunions, vacations, or the Holidays.
10. Personalized Phone Cases
Personalized phone cases make great gift ideas because they’re easy to customize for each member of the family. Choose a Disney themed design for your younger teens or a photo gallery for your partner. That way you can know your family members’ phones are protected and easy to find.
11. Family Game Night Kit
This gift basket idea can include board games, popcorn packets, late-night snacks, and a new set of PJs. It’s a great gift for spending quality time together, and you’re guaranteed to make special memories in your upcoming game nights. Just make sure that games are age-appropriate and not overly competitive to keep things relaxed and fun.
12. Custom Socks
Everyone can always use an extra pair of socks, and these custom socks are personalized to each recipient’s preference. Choose your favorite designs, add photos or text, and make these socks your own. These also make great stocking stuffers or small gift ideas.
13. Kids Masks + Cape
If the kids enjoy all things superheroes, consider gifting the whole family a set of custom kids masks. Select from a wide variety of masks to find the perfect fit for everyone’s personality. You can even match it to a personalized cape if you’re looking for a full costume.
14. Photo Memory Games
Photo memory games are educational and a fun way to get the entire family involved in a game night, even if you have younger children. Customize these memory games sets with special photos of family, names, or anything you like. It will become a family favorite in no time.
15. Dinner Placemats
A set of custom placemats may not seem like the most exciting gift, but these personalized gifts quickly become a favorite part of family dinner. Customize the placemats with photos or the name of each family member so there’s never any confusion about who each placemat belongs to.
16. Personalized Indoor Pillows
Personalized pillows are the perfect gift for occasions like a family movie night, game night, or any cozy night in. You can customize these pillows with photos of the family, quotes or sayings, or choose from a large selection of art and designs. Best of all, they’re soft and can stay as indoor display pillows year-round.
17. Movie Night Basket
Fill a gift basket with movies, popcorn, the kids’ favorite candy, blankets, and pajamas. This movie-night-in is the perfect way to build new memories as a family and spend quality time together. Best of all, it’s a budget-friendly activity and you can reuse the supplies in the many movie nights to come.
18. Personalized Story Book
If the kids love stories, consider creating an adventure all their own. Customize one of the titles in our personalized story book collection to feature your kid(s) on their very own adventure. These story books will last a lifetime and it’s a great way to involve everyone in story time every night.
19. Aprons for Family Bake-Offs
Does your family love to bake? If so, consider ordering a set of personalized aprons. These customized aprons can include your names, photos, and fun designs to make your time in the kitchen extra special. Want to give something unforgettable to your favorite baker? Make a cookbook for that special someone, replete with family recipes and photos of your creations.
20. Custom Playing Cards
Playing cards remain one of the most versatile and fun games for families to enjoy to this day. You can make your next deck of cards extra special by customizing the cards with your family photos, pet photos, or vacation photos. Your family is guaranteed to love using these playing cards for many game nights to come.
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