Fun Friday Review
The holidays can be so busy and sometimes frustrating trying to figure out that one perfect gift for a special family or friend. So, what do you get a family for Christmas?
A couple of days ago I was at a lost trying figure out what to get a family of 7 for Christmas. It had to be shipped long distance, and not break my pocket book in the process. I liked the idea of getting one big gift for the whole family instead of 2 adult gifts and 5 kid gifts. I did a Google search and the results were not what I had in mind, and often I had to flip through a slideshow that took forever! I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the patience or the time for that.
It was then that I decided I needed to come up with a list that is easy to look at and be fun for the whole family. Please note, any of the items below can be given to a family, on the upside it can be given to an individual as well. Any of these can make great birthday gifts too!
All these gifts range with different price points. I’ve broken up the ideas from $25.00 – to $50.00 and $51.00 to $100.00. Let’s jump in! Just click on the pictures to purchase the item you desire to make your shopping quick and easy!
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~$25.00 – $50.00 Price Range ~
Personalized Family Ornament: Personalized Family Christmas Ornament, Handmade Crystal Ornaments. If you are looking for something sentimental that would be cherished for years you can personalize a famliy ornament. Another option is to buy an ornament for each person in the family. From personal experience we had one of my son’s friends give out personal ornaments to each child for student gifts. In case you needed something fun and different as an option. No matter what you decide, a precious heirloom is always a special way to honor any family! Made of flawless crystal that captures light and also comes with complimentary engraving, this company will customize your ornament with your special requests in mind. At less than $25.00 per ornament, it’s a great value and the processing time is only 2 to 3 days.
Fake Snowballs: Indoor Snowball Fight – Snowtime Anytime 40 pk – Safe, No Mess, No slush. Last year I bought snowballs for several families, and I got many compliments on how their kids went crazy with them! It’s a really fun gift; in fact, one family kept them out year round. This package pictured comes with a whopping 40 balls to allow multiple members of the family to have a realistic snowball fight packed full of fun but without the cold mess. These are super soft and machine washable, and the Amazon reviews are very good as well. What a great way to build some family memories. The small packages start at only around $15.00 and go up to $45.00.
Tablet: Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB tablet. This awesome gift idea came in just under budget for this category! For an inexpensive $49.99 you can’t beat this as a fantastic family gift. A 7″ screen with 8 GB of memory and you also receive tons of apps and games for free. You will receive unlimited Cloud usage for all Amazon content. Enjoy 7 hours of of reading, web, music and video access. Don’t forget to sign up for Amazon Prime! Great bang for the buck! Starting at $49.99.
~$51.00 to $100.00~
Popcorn Maker: Disney Mickey Kettle Style Popcorn Popper. I got so excited when I came across this! This is a win-win gift that will bring a smile to everyone that uses it. Popcorn is a universal joy for adults and children, so not only is this practicable, but it’s fun too! It only takes oil and popcorn kernels to make a delicious healthy snack and it can be utilized for everyday use or for special occasions. The Disney Mickey Kettle Style Popcorn makes 6 to 8 cups of popcorn, it is easy to take apart for cleaning, and the Amazon rankings are fantastic on this item. Starting at $59.99 who wouldn’t love this gift?
Drone: The UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera RTF Mode 2 drone. There are so many drones available these days, how do you know which one should you buy? I did tons of research and ended up buying this particular one. From all the reviews I read, this particular model is a good “starter” drone. You can crash it and it survives over and over again. It comes with a video camera and can reach flying heights around 30 meters. Charging the battery takes around 120 minutes and you get a good 7 to 9 minutes of continuous flying time. It’s a fun introductory drone to practice flying and it can take some moderate abuse with test flights and it has a reasonable price point. I have seen the prices drop on promotional deals but it’s hit and miss; regardless, I’ve seen the price range between $48.00 (on Black Friday) to $98.00 for this specific model. Prices are usually less than $100.00.
*I bought this specific model for my son for Christmas and can’t wait to try it out myself for the website during some quality family time!
Instant Camera: The Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 Instant Film Camera and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera. Get ready for some fun! I got to play with one of these a while back, and they are super fun and easy to use. I fell in love instantly! Not only do you get instant printed pictures, but it brings back an era of nostalgia that a lot of us remember from our past putting a new spin on a classic by taking “vintage technology” and modernizing it for today. There are several models and colors available. I found that they usually range in price from around $65.00 to $100.00. Don’t forget to grab film for the camera for around $12.00 to $15.00!
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