We all can agree that time spent with the those we love is quality time. So why not show how much you appreciate those Saturday nights at home by buying a gift the whole family can enjoy? Either you are going to a house-warming party, you need to buy a present to one member of the family, or your parents anniversary is coming up, here are our choices of gifts suited for all ages.
Some of the items in our list are a bit pricey, while others need a certain level of skill and patience that not all families possess. If you’re looking for additional ideas or cheaper options, you can always check out this whole family gifts ideas list for that extra pinch of inspiration.
1. Ice-Cream Maker
Without a doubt, ice-cream’s probably the most appreciated dessert in the world. It doesn’t matter that you’re a kid or an adult, we’re all suckers when it comes to that crunchy cone filled with various flavors of creamy delight. If you’re wondering how you can recreate that Saturday-afternoon-stroll-through-park buzz in the comfort of your home, an ice-cream maker is your answer.
It’s incredibly easy to setup and use: plug it in, add some water, your favorite ingredients, and let it rip! In a couple of hours, you and your family will be able to enjoy fresh, home-made ice-cream. Even better, some ice-cream maker models can play tunes when the frosty delight is ready to be served.
A good ice-cream maker costs around £300. Although the price’s a little high, such a machine can prepare all sorts of icy treats such as frozen yogurt, traditional ice-cream or the more exquisite sorbet.
2. PlayStation 4 Console
If your family’s into gaming, then a PlayStation 4 console could be the thing you need to bring the gang together. Not to mention that video games are actually good for you and your family. A PS4 Pro console, which supports 4K TV sets, costs around £300, but it’s a great long-term investment. Now, as far as family games are concerned, PlayStation’s online store offers a large variety of family entertainment. For instance, you could purchase the Guitar Hero set, which includes two plastic, guitar-shaped controllers, and hard copy.
The purpose of the game is to challenge people to rock duels. Hit as many notes as you can in the allotted time to earn points and to become the ultimate rock star. The best thing about Guitar Hero is that a musical library allows you to purchase all the songs you love.
Of course, Guitar Hero isn’t the only family-friendly PS4 game. Rayman, Lego Dimensions, Overcooked, Minecraft, Rocket League are titles worth checking out. Don’t forget to buy an extra PS4 controller to avoid unnecessary arguments about whose turn it is to play.
3. Escape Room Board Game
There’s nothing more entertaining than a brain-teasing escape room session. Still, let’s face it! We’re not always in the mood to go outside and brave the weather and the traffic so that we can solve 1-hour-long puzzles. Well, there’s a solution to that and, the best part is, you won’t have to leave the house.
Introducing the Escape Room board game, where you will need to collaborate with other players to solve puzzles and get out of the room before the time runs out. There are tons of escape room-like board games out there, each with its own unique story and puzzles.
If you’re new to this kind of gig, we wholeheartedly recommend you purchase the base game and try your luck with it.
4. Indoor Snowball Fight Kit
We have to agree that the best thing about winter is going outside for a snowball fight. Obviously, it doesn’t help much if you’re in the mood for a snowball showdown during the hot summer months, but we can offer you the next best thing – an indoor snowball fight kit. Such a kit contains around 40 snowballs made out of cotton, so they’re totally safe for kids, pets, and fragile decor.
The indoor snowball fight kit costs around £40, depending on the retailer, and it’s a great way of encouraging your children to exercise. If you know that your family is into this sort of thing, you could try buying some other stuff for your duel.
For example, an extra set of fake snowballs could go along very well if the duel gets too intense. And for hardcore players, a fake snowball launcher could level the playing field.
5. Giant Jenga Kit
If board games such as Escape Room are not your cup of tea, maybe something more classic would do it. Jenga, for instance, is a great family game. The rules are simple – pull out a block of wood without collapsing the tower. Now, if you want something more special, you can opt for the giant Jenga game, which features 2.5 by 7.5 cm wood blocks. Try not to make a mess of the living room while playing the game.
As you can see, there are tons of stuff to choose from for your Saturday night family gettogether. Before going out to buy these stuff, it would be a good idea to make sure that your family is into that sort of activity.