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You probably tend to buy gifts for individual people, but sometimes a single gift can be suitable for an entire family. These are items everyone can enjoy together and they even encourage some serious family time. Also, buying one gift cuts down on your shopping time and is easy on the wallet.
Here are the best gifts for the whole family.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Family Portrait
Sitting for a family portrait can be time-consuming and quite expensive, but this personalized print is a fun alternative. Choose between two to 12 figures and framed or unframed for this portrait that can range from 8 x 9 to 8 x 20 inches. Choose each figure's skin tone, clothing, and hair to reflect everyone's individual looks. The family name and even the year "established" are displayed at the top.
Hasbro Gaming Speak Out Game
In this hilarious game, suitable for up to 10 players ages sixteen and up, participants take turns wearing a wide plastic mouthpiece and reciting phrases, while the other players attempt to guess what they're saying. It’s side-splittingly silly to watch your family members try to speak clearly through the mouthpiece. The whole family will share many laughs, not only over the way each other looks wearing the mouthpiece, but also over deciphering what’s been said.
Singing Machine SML385BTBK Bluetooth Karaoke System
There may be no better way to spend a Friday than popping some popcorn and hosting a family karaoke night. This affordable karaoke machine comes in two colors—black and white—and has all the functions you could ever need. It’s compatible with Bluetooth for wireless streaming from Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Youtube, and other music services. The machine also features two microphone jacks—perfect for a duet or a friendly lip sync battle. (Second microphone sold separately.) Over 50 multicolored LED lights help turn your living room into the ultimate karaoke lounge.
Uncommon Goods Long Distance Friendship Lamp
For family members who aren't all under the same roof, these long-distance lamps are a sentimental way to stay connected. Buy two sets of lamps and when you touch one, the other emits a glow so the person on the other end sees it. It's essentially a way to say hi or I miss you. It's even possible to assign colors so everyone knows who the "glow" is coming from.
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
For the family that has many grand adventures together, this compact photo printer will freeze those moments in time and help solidify fun, happy memories. The rechargeable photo printer, which is about the same size as a standard smartphone, uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly print photos from any number of devices, including phones and tablets. It can also manually connect to a laptop via a micro USB for easy printing.
Sonos One SL
This small, but mighty speaker—available in black or white—fills any room with rich, powerful sound. Use it to stream music from any number of services (Prime Music, Apple, Pandora, Spotify, and more) or hook it up to your television for a new way to experience your favorite shows. Set-up takes merely minutes—it connects right to your home’s Wi-Fi. Connect the speaker to Amazon’s Alexa for easy and convenient voice control.
Amazon Prime Subscription
The benefits of an Amazon Prime membership are far-reaching. Parents will love the fact that they can get any and all household necessities at their doorstep within 48 hours. And kids will undoubtedly reap the benefits of that. But it doesn't just end there. Both parents and kids alike will love all of the extras that come with a Prime membership, from music streaming to restaurant delivery, subscription services and early access to special sales.
Skywalker Trampolines 15-Foot Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline
So the kids have been begging for a trampoline for as long as you can remember? This particular trampoline, complete with a basketball hoop and a netted safety enclosure, provides the perfect excuse to finally give them the backyard activity they’ve always wanted. Parents can take a deep breath knowing the trampoline includes safety features like reinforced T-sockets at the legs and enclosure joints, which increases frame stability and prevents structural twisting.
Our Family Recipes Journal
Besides the obvious benefits of cooking — the resulting family meal or a delicious dessert — cooking teaches kids important life skills. This recipe book includes tips and tricks to help anyone become a better cook but is largely blank so you can fill it with your family’s favorite recipes. It’s a great excuse to start a new tradition: plan a time to cook together once per week, then detail your favorite recipes in this book to create a family keepsake for years to come.
Etsy Personalized Popcorn Set
Movie night just got a major upgrade, a personalized one at that. These popcorn bins come in a range of sets, from two small ones to two large and four small options. The red and white bins have the classic popcorn style and can be personalized with the family name as well as individual family member names. This is such a cute, affordable way to spend the night in and make everyone feel special with their bucket of popcorn.
This fun family game will have everyone outside for hours on end—sans smartphones. Like cornhole, players attempt to toss their bean bag into their competitor’s bucket. The amount of points you get depends on what tier you sink the bean bag into, with the top tier being the bullseye. The set includes two heavy-duty collapsible black and blue bucket targets, six hacky sacks, and a backpack carrying case. Because it’s so lightweight, it’s easy to tote to the beach or the park—but it’s just as fun to play in your own backyard.
JOOLA Professional MDF Indoor Table Tennis Table
This classic tabletop game is a must-have for any family with enough space. This regulation-size indoor ping-pong table comes mostly pre-assembled. Though there are bound to be many family tournaments, the table can be used for solo play, too. Simply fold half of it down and leave the other side up for a bounce-back. When not in use, the entire table folds up and can be wheeled into a closet or shed for storage.
UncommonGoods 3D Tic Tac Toe
Tic Tac Toe is a classic game and here's a way to enjoy it, but made from sustainably harvested wood. The set is made of 100% Indian Rosewood and 100% Harvest Mango wood and measures 4.5 x 4.5 inches. The 3D design doesn't just look great on any desk or coffee table, but it's a playfully competitive game. This really takes everyone's favorite childhood game to new heights.
Etsy We Made a Family Sculpture Figurines
Display your family dynamic with this wood and tin sculpture. Each set comes with two adult figures and up to four children figurines that can be perched on the wooden box. There's even the option to add more figures, as well as a cat or dog. The box has small storage on the inside and would make a great addition to an entryway.
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This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on-air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.