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October 17th, 2010, 06:12 AM
shari626's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Have you ever received a Family Gift for Christmas? Sometimes I tell family to just get us a family gift and not something individual for each kid. Just wondered what were some ideas you had for a family gift? Some of the things we have received were:

Movie passes
museum family memberships
zoo family memberships
a new game
a new movie
a video game that the family can enjoy
bowling gift certificate

Need some new ideas for this holiday!!

Thanks to Jaidynsmum for my awesome siggy!!!

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October 17th, 2010, 08:26 AM
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My friend will get us family gifts on the years that money is tight and she has been pretty creative especially considering the age difference I have. They are almost always done gift basket style and one was a movie night theme, 2 movies one for the older group and one for the younger group and it had popcorn, miscellaneous candy, soda a few other little things. One was a smores basket, another was hot cocoa themed. I did one similar that year (complete accident) and I made the hot cocoa from scratch...I have been asked to do that one again. Game night themed ones and I like to do home baked goody baskets.
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October 17th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Just_Marie's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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we've never received a family gift, but those are all great ideas

Lucky mother to five!

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October 17th, 2010, 05:21 PM
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I love family gifts because otherwise I feel guilty for having so many kids per gift time. Like if I have #5 I don't want relatives to think "great, another xmas gift to buy".

Most of my family won't do it (yet) but I'm encouraging it.

Last Xmas my parents got the kids a basketball hoop for the yard hoping that it lasts long enough for the little guys to enjoy as they get older. And my aunt got the kids a Wii.

One year another aunt sent a giant penguin cookie jar full of Xmas candy.
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October 18th, 2010, 10:00 AM
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Before we started drawing names with cousins we did family gifts, we just don't need all that stuff. It's always been boardgames or movies, which is great.

A magazine subscription is fun too (depending on the age range) but national geographic kids is a good one.
mom of 5 girls
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