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Best Deals on Christmas Gifts for Family Members!

In this article I am going to give ideas for some of the best Christmas gifts for family! You will find awesome ideas for Christmas gifts for kids, moms, and dads!

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year! But I want to find great deals on gifts that are a great value, and I don’t want to spend any more money than I have to! If you love great deals like I do, then this is a great article for you!

In this list you will find some of the most popular gifts for this season as well as classic favorites that your family members will love!

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101+ Christmas Gifts for Family Members!

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for everyone in the family, but I feel that it is especially magical for kids! So let’s start with some budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas for kids that they will love! Many of these items are favorites of my own three kiddos!



Awesome Deals on Kids’ Christmas Gifts (for under $25!)

Here are some of my favorite Christmas gift ideas for under $25 for kids of all ages! If you are looking for frugal Christmas gifts for kids, then check out these awesome gifts at a great price!

Click the images below for more information about each gift idea!


Games Your Kids and Family Will Love

I am a huge advocate of family game nights because they are a wonderful way to spend quality time together and strengthen family ties, which is so important in our society today! Playing games was one of the ways that my own family (of 10 kids!) stayed close growing up.
These are some of my own kids’ favorite games, or games that would for sure put on our Christmas wish list! Many of them are less than $10, so if you are looking for frugal Christmas gifts for kids, than these are a great buy for you!

Catan Junior

I just learned about this game this year, and we just got it for my niece and nephew for Christmas. If you are a fan of Settlers of Catan, then get this version that even the kiddos will enjoy!


The Floor Is Lava

My kids love this game, and I know your kids will too! I think all kids do! One of the reasons that I love this game is that it gets kids up and moving!

Monopoly Junior

This kid-friendly version of the classic game will provide hours of fun for the whole familly!

Mouse Trap

We had this game when I was a kid growing up, and it is a great one for encouraging problem solving and critical thinking! We just got it for my niece and nephew for Christmas!

Race to the Treasure

I haven’t played this game yet, but I’m definitely intrigued by it and want to give it a try! It’s touted as being a cooperative game where players work together to win, and I love that. The reviews on Amazon are great. (I’m not sure why the image isn’t available for this one. 🙁 )  Click here to learn more about or purchase this  game!



This is another game that my kids love! I’m sure your family will love it too!


This classic game is a regular at our house!


Do you have this game yet? I grew up with this game, so it’s a classic! If you don’t have it yet, your family needs to get it! This simple and fun game provides hours of fun!

Connect 4

My daughter loves this game! (Our younger twins haven’t quite figured out the concept yet, but I’m sure they’ll love it when they do!)

Guess Who?

This is another classic game that my kids love, and yours will, too!



I best you loved this game as a kid! And your kids will love it too! (Ours do!)

Hungry, Hungry Hippos

This is another game yours truly grew up with—but it is still as popular today as it was when I was a kid! Your own kids are going to love it!


Regal Games Classic Card Games

How about getting all of your favorite kid card games together, and for a great price? I love it! It’s a double win!


Clue Junior

We love this game at our house! (I generally let my daughter win; that may or may not be one of the reasons that she loves it. :))


Have you played this game yet? This was another classic that we played a ton when I was a kid and teenager. (And my family still plays it often now! We even got it for my niece and nephew for Christmas this year!) Tons of fun!


If your family loves Bingo, then you have to try Zingo, a fun twist on this classic game!

Don’t Break the Ice!

This is another game that my family loved growing up. Fun and suspenseful!


Awesome Deals on Toys for Kids for under $25

I know that buying toys for your kids can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! Set a reasonable holiday (Christmas) budget based on your income and financial situation, and then buy guilt free for the little cherubs! Here are some of our family favorite toys or toys that I’m gonna put on our Christmas wish list!


Dinosaur Toy Figures with Activity Mat

Does this not just look like the coolest dinosaur set? My kids love dinosaurs (the girls too), and we have dinosaurs, but we don’t have this—yet! 🙂


Paw Patrol Plush Animals

Are your kids into Paw Patrol like my kids? One of the first things they asked for for Christmas were Paw Patrol stuffies. (They have plenty of other Paw Patrol toys, but not stuffies.) So we are getting these three for our own kiddos, and maybe your kiddos would love them too! At under $10 each (for most of them), they’re a great price. And aren’t they cute?!

Skye is my older daughter’s favorite.

And Rocky is one of our son’s favorites, .

Chase is his other favorite.

And Zuma is our younger daughter’s favorite.

You can also get the whole set of six, and save 10% off or more from buying them individually! (Though the set all together is not under $25.)

Mighty Pup Paw Patrol Figures

My kiddos also love the Mighty Pups, and this is my daughter’s favorite Skye Mighty Pup figure.

If your children love Everest, here is another fun Mighty Pup toy (this one is plush).

You can find more Mighty Pups Paw Patrol toys here.

Toothless Plush Toy (How to Train Your Dragon)

My children love to watch How to Train Your Dragon, and my older daughter specifically asked for a Toothless toy for Christmas. We are still looking around a little, but I think we are going to get her this one. It’s on sale for half off (and it was already a good price!).



Hatchimal Colleggtibles

My kids are also huge Hatchimals fans, and this is one of the gifts my older daughter asked for that we are getting her for Christmas. This is the Mermal Magic collection (my kids love mermaids, too), and it’s on sale right now, too!

Hatchimal Plush Toys

And this is a 6 inch Hatchimal plush toy that my daughter wanted that we are getting for here.

You can find more ideas for Hatchimals gifts here.

PJ Masks Power Racers

My kids are also big PJ Masks fans, so we got this inexpensive Catboy racer set for him.

Crayola 140 Count Art Set

My older daughter has an art set very similar to this one that her aunt gave her, and she loves it. She can literally spend hours coloring with the crayons, pencils, and markers. If you have a budding artist, as well, then this art set is a must-have for your young Picasso!

Magnetic Fishing Set

This (water-safe) fishing set is perfect for your fishing enthusiasts! Great for backyard fun, family reunions, carnivals, kids parties, and more! What young kid doesn’t love to go fishing!

Kids Camping Set

We are big campers in our family, so of course I was totally enamored with this kids camping set! Our kiddos have a toy tent, but it is definitely not as cool as this one! This camping set has everything your young outdoor enthusiast needs: lantern, shovel, binoculars, multitool, hat, compass, backpacking stove, mess kit, and more! Love it! (This is going on my own kids Christmas wish list!)

Calculator Cash Register

Your kiddos will have tons of fun practicing their counting skills with this best-selling calculator cash register. It is a great way to help develop early counting skills!

Deluxe Doctor Tool Set

We got doctor tool sets similar to this one for my daughters. (And now I wish we would have gotten one for my son, as well! There would be less rioting …) They have had them for close to two years now, and they still love to play with them. On sale now for less than $10! This is a steal!

Melissa and Doug Magnetic Dress-Up Dolls

My mom bought my older daughter a Melissa and Doug magnetic dress-up doll set similar to this one a few years ago, and she still loves it! These magnetic dress-up dolls are durable and sturdy, and the interchangeable outfits are a lot of fun (even for me :)). Melissa and Doug make great stuff!

Kids Walkie Talkie Set

I loved walkie talkies as a kid growing up, my kids love walkie talkies (though the ones they have are not quite as cool as these!)—who wouldn’t love walkie talkies!? And these ones have great reviews and a five-star rating!

Marble Run Track

My brothers and sisters and I loved playing with the Marble Madness tube set we had as
kids growing up. And my kids still love playing with the marble set at Grandma’s (we really should get our own …) Hours of fun for kids old and young!

Race Car Set

This is a really fun and inexpensive car set that we got for my son for Christmas this year.





Outdoor Games for Kids and Families

My kids love spending time outdoors, and we love spending time outdoors as a family. Check out these awesome outdoor games that will provide your family with hours of fun! These are also another great option for frugal Christmas gifts for kids, as most of them are $20 or less!

Bullseye Bounce and Cornhole Toss Games

My kids love this fun and simple game, which works great both outdoors or in! It’s also great for kids’ carnival games put on by your church, school, or community!

Classic Ring Toss

This is another classic fun and easy game for kids (and adults!) of all ages! Again, this works great outdoors or inside, and it is a great game to have on hand for church, school, and neighborhood get-togethers!

Hot Potato

I’m sure you played hot potato as a kid—and the popularity of this game has not waned! It is a #1 best seller on Amazon! It is a fun and simple game that is great for outdoor play with a crowd, or play it in your family room as part of a fun family night!

Giant Bubble Wands Kit

Do your kids love giant bubbles? Yeah, mine too. With this kit you get the giant bubble want, a big thing of bubble concentrate, and a book with tips and tricks. Pretty awesome! Take it to a family gathering, and you will be the hit of the party!

Toy Archery Set

Do your kids love to shoot bows and arrows? Yeah, mine too! And this set is perfect (pefectly safe :)) for even fairly young kiddos; it’s geared for kids 5 years and up.

Foam Pogo Jumper

My sweet in-laws (in-laws are amazing; am I right?) got pogo sticks for my kiddos, and they are awesome—but my kiddos just aren’t really big enough to use them well yet. And they probably won’t be for at least a couple more years. So that’s why I love these foam pogo jumpers for young kids! All the fun, in a younger-kid-friendly version!

Giant Inflatable Bowling Set

This huge bowling ball set is perfect for a fun afternoon with family or friends. Great for family reunions and gatherings, school carnivals, church functions, and more!

Kids Scavenger Hunt

My kids love a good scavenger hunt, and I bet yours do, too!

Lava Monster

My kids love to play this game when we go to the park, so I love that they have it as an actual game you can buy! This would be the perfect activity for an afternoon of backyard fun!


Electronics for Kids

We’re careful about the time our kids spend in front of a screen, but even they each have their own tablet (because that’s admittedly easier than risking World War III all the time). Of course we got them for a great deal. And the electronics below are a great deal, as well.

LCD Writing Tablet

We do not have one of these, but I think the idea is totally cool! We go through a lot of blank paper (a lot of blank paper), particularly because of my older daughter the aspiring artist, and so having a little writing/drawing tablet like this would be awesome. I’ll have to give that some thought …


And this is another fun LCD writing tablet.


Handheld Game Console for Kids

These awesome portable retro game console bring back fond memories! (Hey, I still have a Super Nintendo—that I love! No judging! :)) And at just $20, these are an awesome deal!

Kids Tablets

This Fisher Price Laugh and Learn tablet is a great price, well under $25 for a great product!

This is another inexpensive and highly rated learning tablet for toddlers and kids.


Leapfrog Laptop

We bought this Leapfrog laptop for my daughter a couple of years ago, and she loves it.

Electronic Keyboard

This is a great, inexpensive electronic keyboard similar to the one that we have.

And this is another great option (love pink!).

Best Non Toy Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids


In addition to the many ideas for Christmas gifts for kids in the section above, here are some of my favorite non toy Christmas gift ideas for kids of all ages!

If you are looking for budget-conscious non toy Christmas gifts for kids, then check out these awesome gifts at a great price!

Click the images and links below for more information about each gift idea!

Coupons for Experiences or Acts of Service

One of the best non toy Christmas ideas (and one of the best gift ideas for non stuff, in general) is to give your children experiences insteead. That could mean a weekend vacation, a nice staycation, a day at a local theme park, an afternoon at their favorite park, or a day where they get to pick to do whatever they want and you get to tag along for the ride. 🙂

If you want to even take things up a notch from there, give your children coupons for acts of service you will do for them, such as doing their chores one day or cleaning their room for them.


Family Passes to a Museum, Theme Park, Zoo, or Similar Venue

Like the non toy Christmas gift idea just above, get a day pass or an annual pass to a theme park, zoo, museum, or similar place could be a wonderful way to spend some great time with your kids.



Books Your Kids and Family Will Love


Reading to kids is so important. Leaders are readers, and the average millionaire reads a nonfiction book a month. So to help set your children up for long-term success in life, instill a love of reading in them. 🙂

Here are a list of some of our favorite books:

Christmas story books

Easter books

Bible story books

Animal books

Train books

Eric Carle books

Dr. Suess books

Sandra Boynton books

Berenstein Bears books

Beverly Cleary books (my daughter loves these, just like I do :))

Ann M. Martin books

Best Movies for Kids

Find some of the all-time best (most popular) movies for kids!

Sports Balls

Playing ball is a great way to keep kids active and help them to learn important life skills like teambuilding. Find great deals on sports balls for kids.

Sport Equipment for Kids

And find ideas for other awesome sports equipment for kids, as well!



Bikes are a great way to keep the whole family active and doing something fun together! These are some of the most popular bikes for kids.



Our kids love their scooters. Scooters are another great way to get your kids exercixing and keep them active. Click to find some of the most popular scooters for kids of all ages.



Rollerblades are another great way for the kids or the whole family to enjoy being active. Check out these popular rollerblades for kids.

Musical Instruments for Kids

Nurture your children’s musical inclinations with fun musical instruments like electric keyboards, ukuleles, guitars, drum sets, and more!


Music Lessons

A great companion gift to a musical instrument is music lessons for your children to learn how to play the instrument. (You may want to buy some ear plugs for you, at least for the early days. :))



Puzzles are a great way to help build critical thinking and problem solving, and they are a great way to keep kids quietly engaged for hours. 🙂

Science Kits

Science and experiment kits are another great way to help your children learn and to foster their imagination.


Piggy Banks

Teaching your kids to work hard and to manage money well is so important! Get them into the habit of saving when they are young so that they have a better chance of being savers when they are adults.

You will love all of the fun options for piggy banks to choose from.

Art Sets

My kiddos love to color and draw and marker and paint—and I bet that yours do, too! Check out these awesome art sets for kids of various ages!



New bedding could be the perfect thing to brighten up your kiddos’ rooms.


Christmas (Easter, Winter, Themed) Outfits

I try to not get caught up in buying new outfits for our kiddos for every occasional, but we have gotten Christmas dresses for our girls and a Christmas outfit for our son each Christmas. (Bonnie Jean dresses, like the dress above, are my favorite!) The Christmas dresses are just so pretty, and it’s a great time to get family pictures, too!



If your kiddos need some new clothes anyway, why not kill two birds with one stone and get them some for Christmas?



And children’s shoes are another great option, if your kiddos need them.


Top (Unique!) Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

Now that we have the kiddos in the family taken care of, let’s talk about awesome gift ideas for mom!

Here are some of my favorite Christmas gift ideas for moms! If you are looking for budget-friendly Christmas gifts for mom, then check out these awesome gifts at a great price!

Click the images and links below for more information about each gift idea!

Genteele Sherpa Plush Throw Blankets

Mom will love this super soft, reversible, and warm throw blanket. Available in a wide variety of colors!


A Prayer for Mom Wall Art

This beautiful (and still budget friendly!) wall art will show your favorite mom how much you appreciate and love her.

This classy, versatile version is great for hanging on the wall or setting on your end table.


Funny Socks

Your favorite mom will get a get out of these funny (but also warm and comfy!) socks! Great stocking stuffer, too!


Best Books for Moms

Books are another great option for Christmas gift ideas for mom. Give mom the gift of remembering to take a few minutes for mindfulness each day.


This is a wonderful gift idea for moms with teens and tweens. I love the idea of sharing a journal like this with my daughters when they are older.

You can also find tons of great ideas for books for mom here.



Infusion Water Bottle

This is a high-quality, 100% leak-proof infusion water bottle. Makes a great stocking stuffer!


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Home Decor

I have to admit, this is one of my favorite mom gift ideas!


And I love this one, too!

Flickering Flameless Candles

These beautiful flameless candles will set the perfect mood, whether you want a relaxing evening or a romantic one.


Winter Scented Aromatherapy Candles

These 4 aromatherapy candles are a perfect Christmas gift for mom to help her relax and unwind at the end of a long day. Each candle has a wonderful and distinctive fragrance (click to learn what they are!).


Bath Bombs Gift Set

These awesome bath bombs are another great way to set the perfect mood. Simply throw the bath bombs in warm water to create a wonderfully luxurious atmosphere.


Bronze Family Tree with 6 Hanging Picture Frames

This beautiful bronze set of 6 hanging picture frames is perfect for displaying your cherished family photos!


Fun and Funny Mugs for Mom

There are so many fun mugs and tumblers for Mom! This stainless steel tumbler is one that I love.

This is another fun one. (You can also get a set with matching mug and tumbler for mom and dad. :))

This is another one of my personal favorites Show mom you appreciate the many, many important roles she plays.

You can check out more fun and funny mugs for mom here.



Another fun Christmas gift idea for mom is T-shirts. With so many options for awesome mom’s T-shirts to choose from, you are sure to find one that she will loves!


Car and Trunk Organizer

This is a great way to get back more storage space and cut down on clutter in your trunk or SUV! I love this simple trunk organizer!



Tools are another awesome and practical Christmas gift idea for mom. When my sisters and I were in college and high school my dad bought us tools sets, and I still have it today!

So whether mom is super handy already or wants to learn to be, you can find great deals on  tools to make sure she can get done what she needs to.

This is a great, high quality, durable tool set with hammer, precision screwdrivers, tape measure, pliers, wrenches, sockets, ratches, and more!

In addition to the tool sets above, you can find tons of other great tool sets here.

20+ Awesome Christmas Gift Ideas for Dad!


And now, to round out this article on best Christmas gift ideas for family, here are some of my favorite Christmas gift ideas for dads! If you are looking for budget-friendly Christmas gifts for dad, then check out these awesome gifts at a great price!


Click the images and links below for more information about each gift idea!


One fun Christmas gift idea for dads is T-shirts. With so many options for awesome T-shirts for dad to choose from, you are sure to find one that your guy loves!


Personalized Bracelets

Give the perfect personal gift! These personalized bracelets are a great gift for the awesome dad in your life.
You can find more awesome bracelets for dad here.


Magnetic Wristband

This unique and useful Christmas gift idea for dad will help him work around the house or garage with ease! No more dropping screws, nails, drill bits, bolds, and similar items!


Tools are another awesome Christmas gift idea for dad. Whether your guy is super handy already or wants to learn to be, you can find great deals on all the tools he would love to have in his arsenal.

This is a great, high quality, durable tool set with hammer, precision screwdrivers, tape measure, pliers, wrenches, sockets, ratches, and more!

In addition to the tool sets above, you can find tons of other great tool sets here.



Multitools are another great Christmas gift idea for dad! This one has a thoughtful message to show dad how much you care.


Lego Sets

Last year I purchased a Lego set as a joint gift for my husband and son, and they had a great time building it together! (And still do!) In addition to the ship in a bottle set featured in the image above, you can find tons of other fun Lego sets for your favorite guy.



Find funny and fun mugs that dad will love, like the one pictured above.


Best Books

Books are another great option for Christmas gift ideas for dad. Books like the one above are a great gift idea for dads who love to travel and explore.

You can also find tons of great ideas for books for dads here.


Trunk and SUV Organizer

This is a great way to get back more storage space and cut down on clutter in your trunk or SUV! I love this simple trunk organizer!


Beard Comb and Brush Set

If dad has a beard (like my husband does), then this beard grooming kit is a must! Check out the kit above, or find more options for best selling beard grooming kits here!


Indoor Grills

I love these awesome indoor grills! Got a dad or husband who loves grilling? You don’t have to wait till summer! Enjoy grilling delicious meals all winter long!

You can find more awesome indoor grills here.

Food Coolers

The 5-day Xtreme 5-Day Heavy Duty Cooler is a great Christmas gift idea for dads who love to camp, fish, hunt, or have other outdoor fun. Find more great deals on coolers.


Stainless Steel Insulated Mug

This super tough, best-selling stainless steel mug with lid keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot till your last sip, and the Duracoat color coat prevents scratching, peeling, and fading.

Find additional stainless steel mugs and tumblers and that are great Christmas gift ideas for dads!


Camping Tents

If your favorite dad loves camping and the outdoors, like our family does, then getting him a new tent is a great Christmas gift idea! We have had an Alps Mountaineering tent (the brand of tent pictured above) for years, and we love it! We also have other Alps Mountaineering gear because they are just a great company that makes great gear.

This is another best selling Alps Mountaineering tent (little bit smaller than the one picuted above). This is a popular four-person tent.

In addition to the tent pictured above, you can find other best selling camping tents here.


Duffel Bag

This awesome duffel bag is water resistant and has a separate shoe compartment. Available in various colors and sizes. It has multiple pockets and padded shoulder strap for easy carrying.

You can find more great sports duffel bags for dads here.

Sports Equipment

If the dads in your life love to shoot hoops, this Spalding basketball pictured above is a great option for them.

Find more ideas for other awesome sports equipment for dad, as well!


Exercise Equipment

If your guy is looking for ways to get in better shape for the new year, then this treadmill pictured above is a great option! It is very similar (but not as expensive) as the treadmill I use most days of the week as I exercise. By using a treadmill like this one, I was able to exercise and lose close to 20 pounds earlier this year, all while I worked!

Tip: Learn how you can save tons of time by exercising while you work!

You can find other great options for treadmills here.

Final Thoughts on Christmas Gifts for Family

This article has some of the best (budget-friendly) ideas for Christmas gifts for family! Whether you need Christmas gift ideas for the kids, for mom, or for dad, you will find tons of fun, frugual, and unique Christmas gift ideas for family members to choose from!


What are your favorite deals on Christmas gifts for family this year? What frugal Christmas gifts for family members do you recommend? I would love to hear your ideas! Leave a comment below and let me know!


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