The Best Gifts the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Jamie Davis Smith
3 min readDec 7, 2021

Sometimes the best gift is one everyone in the family can enjoy. Instead of kids peeling off to play with their new gifts on their own a gift or two designed to bring everyone together may be the best gift of all.

Movie Night

Nothing brings the family together like a good movie but getting to the theatre can be a huge hassle. The answer is an instant at home-theatre. An investment in a Khomo inflatable movie screen and Anker Nebula projector means that movie night can happen even on weeknights. It’s also a great idea for sleepovers and birthday parties. Just add popcorn and you can have an epic family night any time the mood strikes.

The Family That Plays Together Stays Together

Games that everyone in the family enjoys are always a hit. Pop & Toss is a great choice because it is a four-in-one set including a bean bag toss, cornhole, sticky ball toss and tic-tac-toe. USA Toyz Lazer Tag is another great choice. This set includes enough equipment for four to play. This set is great for indoor or outdoor use. Bright colors and flashing lights mean it’s a great choice to use at night too.

Camping Gear

The pandemic got a lot of families spending time together outside. Up the family’s game with the best gear. The YETI lowlands blanket is a great choice for families who like to be outdoors doing anything from picnicking to camping to watching outdoor movies. This blanket is waterproof on the outside and insulated on the inside making it a durable choice — and it even comes with its own travel bag to make it last. For families who like to camp in comfort, try a Big Anges sleeping pad to help families camp in comfort.

Game Night

Games the entire family can enjoy is a great gift option. One fun idea for a fun family game night is Throw Throw Burrito and Throw Throw Avocado. In these family games, everyone in the family has permission to throw things at one another. This may be the best family gift of all. More fun options are Willie Wonka’s The Golden Ticket game from Buffalo Games and Monopoly Builder, which is a 3-D version of the classic game with a twist.

Read Along Books

It’s impossible to have too many books! Family reading time can foster a love of books for kids of all ages. It’s also a great alternative to family time that involves screens. The key is to find engaging stories that will hold the attention of both kids and grown-ups. Aaron Slater, Illustrator is the newest addition to the popular Questioneers series that includes Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. For families with older children, the latest addition to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Big Shot, is a fun read for the entire family. Haven’s Secret: The Powers is another fun family read about two sisters who discover their powers.



Jamie Davis Smith

Jamie lives in Washington, DC with her four children. She loves exploring and chocolate. She can be reached at