For a myriad of reasons, gifts for large families can be tough. Sometimes it is hard to remember who likes what or even how old everyone is! Other times, it is a financial strain. Gifting is not about guilt and worry it is about happiness and affection. No one wants to be a source of your holiday stress. To that end, stop the fretting and dig into the season of giving with a happy heart and an entire list of ideas to fit every budget!
One of the challenges of a large family is moving everyone all at the same time. So, staying in is always an option. Here is how to make it an awesome option:
Movie night is a classic and rightly so! You can really customize this gift to your audience and it is very budget flexible. But, definitely check if they have floor space before you deliver a family-sized bean bag chair to their house!
100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
Roku Streaming Stick+
Movie Projector, 3600L Mini Projector with 100Inch Projector Screen
Star Wars – The Complete Saga Episodes I-VI
CraveBox Care Package
Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
12 Pack Soft Comfy Fleece Blankets
7-Foot Bean Bag Chair
Games are an incredible choice for large families. Want to suggest crazy amounts of family time? Get them a 42,000 piece puzzle! On second thought, you should probably make sure they have a spare 21 feet. Oh, my!
Jelly Belly BeanBoozled Jumbo Spinner Gift Box
Not Parent Approved: A Card Game
40 Pack Indoor Snowballs for Kids Snow Fight
Educa 42000 Around The World Puzzle
Big families can mean big fun! Gathering round a firepit or taking the crew camping is the perfect time for classic scary stories. Even without the fire and roadtrip scary stories are always a hit for large groups!
Wood Burning Fire Pit
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series
12 Person Extra Large Straight Wall Cabin Tent
What is more celebrated than family sharing a meal? Bring the crew to the table with these fun options. A pancake breakfast is a people pleaser but this may also be an opportunity to pick up something a little exotic, obscure, and expensive – something, that a would not make it onto a large family’s regular grocery list.
Feed Your People: Big-Batch, Big-Hearted Cooking and Recipes to Gather Around
Truffle Oil Selection Gift Set
Stonewall Kitchen 7 Piece Signature Pancake Gift
Everybody goes! And, in a house with a large family, you know the bathroom gets a lot of traffic. Why not embrace it with a collection of bathroom specific gifts that everyone will enjoy?
Start with a cute box like this one:
Then fill it with an assortment of gifts to fit your audience and budget:
Would Poop Here Again Sign
Bathroom Toilet seat Sticker Decal
Hallmark Freshy The Snowman
16-Color Toilet Night Light
Poo-Pourri Before You Go Toilet Sprays
Sultana Luxury Linens Turkish Hand Towels Set of 4
Uncle John’s Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader
Nice Butt Bathroom Decor Box
ELECTRONICS & APPLIANCES
Gadgets can definitely get pricey but if you are buying for a family you will get your money’s worth. A classic Nintendo is still two-player but it brings the family together with nostalgia and patience. Remember when we had to wait and take turns? And, if it is not in their budget but is in yours a really nice camera to capture all those thousands of moments is a real blessing.
Animal Bites Cable Protectors
Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition
RapidX X5 Car Charger with 5 USB Ports
PERSONAL & PERSONALIZED
Depending on the size of the family you are shopping for getting something meaningful to each family member can be hard and expensive. The real trick, if this is your route, is to shop early and find sales.
You can get these on sale for around $10 per plate and it would be a really fun thing to give everyone. Who doesn’t like eating macaroni off their own face?
Make a Date
Instead of buying eight presents right now make a ‘date’ with each family member and take them somewhere they would enjoy throughout the year.
Family Photo Shoot
Can you provide a decent point and click experience? Getting a family photo is hard enough with 2.5 kids so offering to take a nice group shot could be a real service to a large family.
The best gifts are the ones that live on. Experiences are an amazing option. The gift could be a sizeable one that leads to more exploration and play like a treehouse, Swing Set, Zipline, trampoline, or garden plot. Or it could be a reason to get out of the house like an escape room experience, tickets to a minor league game, museum membership, or a treasure hunt.
Another option is subsidizing an experience. Dining out and hotel rooms are expensive especially when you need to double up. Gift cards to favorite restaurants or AirBnB are a great option for large families and allow you to gift within your means.