When it comes to birthdays and holidays, you want to find the perfect gift for your family members. This can often be a very challenging task for people who have very different tastes to you, or if they have specifically said that they don’t want a gift this birthday, Christmas or Eid. But don’t worry, there is a growing trend for gifts that give loved ones special experiences and that are far from a pair of socks or a new tie.
The best part about giving an experience as a gift is that everyone gets to be a part of it. So, here are some of the best gift ideas for treating the whole family.
A Weekend Away
This has to be the best gift idea that anyone can receive. It is impossible not to get excited about going on holiday with your whole family. If your budget is a bit too low for a theme park or foreign beach holiday, there are many discounts and deals online to choose from domestically.
Alternatively, camping is a wonderful family pursuit and you will be making memories for life as you spend the evenings playing cards and drinking cocoa. Camping makes us happy because it is natural for humans to be amongst nature and in a relaxed setting without computers or TVs.
Learn a New Skill Together
From golf to crochet, there are a limitless amount of skills you can learn together. If your budget permits, you could find a local artist to teach your whole family pottery or the art of sushi making. However, if you cannot stretch to a private class, all you need to do is visit your local design and craft store and purchase some equipment. Doing something crafty together is a great gift idea!
Alternatively, you could go to a sports shop and buy some balls and tennis rackets for the whole family. You do not have to be an expert in the skill, just look up a video tutorial and you can all have fun learning something new together. Learning a new skill is great for your mental development at any age and who knows: you may even find your hidden talent or at least hobby for life.
Professional Family Photos
Having professional family photos taken is a great gift idea because it is a gift that lasts forever. By hiring a professional to have a family photo taken, you are able to capture the precious moments of your children growing up.
It is a good idea to make this into a yearly tradition so that when the children are adults, you can enjoy looking through them. Nice family photos are an investment and a lovely way to decorate your hall. Opting for a black and white photographic effect will give your photos a timeless aesthetic.
Hopefully, these gift ideas have given some valuable inspiration for how to treat your whole family during the next big holiday or birthday. A present does not have to be a physical object, and often an experience will be much more valuable to a loved one.