12 Amazing Gift Ideas Under $150 for the Whole Family

Check three, four or even more people off your list at once with these unique gift ideas that promote family togetherness.

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November 19, 2021

If you think about it, communal Christmas gifts are kind of genius. You can save time and money, cross multiple people off your list at once and ultimately get the whole family something that they really want: more quality time.

This year, take the work out of finding four or five perfect presents and get everyone something they can enjoy together. Start with our favorite gift ideas below, which range from just $20 to $150, and are things they might not normally buy for themselves.

How sweet is this out-of-the-box gift idea? Deliver some holiday cheer straight to their door and send the fixings for a hot cocoa board. You'll start with this chic Tondo Ebonized Serving Paddle, and then include a bag of peppermint sticks, snowman-shaped marshmallows and hot cocoa mix. They can then assemble the cocoa board at home and enjoy a gourmet drink during their Christmas movie marathon.

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Ensure that they have the coziest Christmas yet (and give them the perfect excuse to start a new family tradition) by surprising the whole crew with matching pajamas. The snuggly cotton fabric and festive Fair Isle pattern will make these PJs a hit for years to come. And yep! There's even a pair for the family dog.

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Turn trimming the tree into a more hands-on activity by gifting them an ornament painting kit. Each box comes with four ceramic ornaments cut into the state of your choosing, plus four paintbrushes, eight paints and a glaze finish. You can select their home state, a place they go on vacation or somewhere else that has special meaning for them.

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Make their holiday feast a little more interesting and hand them a set of Table Topics. Each cube holds 135 questions, like "What's the best thing about leaving home?" and "What social changes have you seen in your lifetime due to activism?" The cards will keep the conversation flowing and help them learn something new about their family members.

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'Tis the season to belt out your favorite tunes and embarrass yourself in front of the whole family! (Because they're obligated to love you, oops.) Take their after-dinner entertainment to the next level and treat them to this wireless karaoke microphone. The hilarious gadget includes a built-in phone holder, so they can easily pick a song and read the lyrics, and it's capable of doing remixes.

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Give everyone an excuse to gather in the kitchen with a tablecloth that doubles as a fun, family-friendly activity. While parents and older siblings prep the cookies, the little kids can color in illustrated whisks, rolling pins, cookie molds and more using the 10-pack of washable markers. The gift set also includes four holiday favorite recipes.

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Never underestimate the allure of a fire pit. Help them make the most of their backyard this winter with a small-but-mighty bonfire. Thanks to its compact size, this baby will easily fit on their patio and offer a touch of style with its sleek spark screen.

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If they miss going to the movies, treat them to the next best thing: a popcorn kit and a discovery+ subscription for one year. Inside the ready-to-gift box, they'll find three types of kernels, as well as fun seasonings like Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn and Spicy Chili Lime. This is a great way to upgrade ordinary movie nights and keep the little ones happy year-round.

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Clear winter nights call for some stargazing, don't you think? Create lasting memories for the whole family with this Celestron 70mm Portable Telescope. They can position the device anywhere from their backyard to the park and use the included "Starry Night" software to find planets and stars. The beginner-friendly telescope includes a backpack and tripod for easy transportation and set-up.

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Now here's a gift they'll definitely cherish. Give them the perfect snow day activity and a special keepsake all in one with this 200-piece puzzle that puts them right in the heart of the design. You can include up to 10 family members and customize the figures with the same hairstyles and skin tones as their real-life counterparts. The family will be so touched when they put it all together.

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If it snows a lot where they live, send everyone outside to play with this inflatable sled. Ultra-thick vinyl protects their new ride from punctures on the way down, while a reinforced rubber base keeps the seat (and riders) sturdy. The sled can comfortably fit two people and includes a hand rope for towing back up the hill.

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Keep the entire family entertained this winter with a portable ping-pong set for the playroom, garage or basement. The kit includes an adjustable net (so they can convert any flat surface into an impromptu game table), plus two paddles and two balls. It's such a steal for $50!

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