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How to Shop for the Perfect Family Gift Ideas
They're all their own unique snowflakes but sometimes it's just more fun to give them something that brings them together. Whether you're shopping for your immediate family, extended family or family of friends or co-workers, here's how to zero in on the perfect family gift ideas.
Take it Home
Think about the type of house they live in and where geographically they're located to hone in on the perfect family gift. For example: you don't want to give Floridians snowboards or apartment dwellers a basketball hoop!
Snoop on Social
See what types of events they post about on social media. Look for clues about what they like to do together and give a gift that adds a new layer of fun to what they already love. It could be an accessory, a coffee table book or something else that shows you did your homework.
Every family has to eat! So get them something that makes cooking together more fun or exotic. Be sure to check in about any food allergies or dietary concerns so that your gift doesn't go straight to the thrift store.
Try Something New
Experts say that making memories by doing something new like a day at a theme park or a chocolate factory tour is one of the best ways to keep family bonds strong. Lucky for us there are tons of experience options for us to choose from.
Get in the Game
My family loves to play board games and do puzzles in the summer. There are loads of new games out that actually let you make game play more difficult for the more mature players and easier for the youngest kids so that the whole family can play together. Definitely consider their ages and personalities to put together a collection of activities that will have the family working together and battling it out.
Match them Up
Some families like to express their family pride more than others. You know who they are and they would love nothing more than for you to get them matching shirts, bags, towels or anything else with their last name emblazoned on it for all to see whether they're together or solo.
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