Christmas gift ideas for the whole family

It’s time to get your thinking caps as the weeks leading up to Christmas are going to fly bye. To give you a helping hand, we have some awesome Christmas gift ideas for the whole family. Because we know how hard some people are to buy for!

From mum’s to toddlers, here are some Christmas gift ideas that we know they will love.

For the Mums

Pamper her

All mums love to be pampered, so get her a massage from that fancy place, or maybe a float? If you want to step it up, buy her a nail polish, face mask, robe and a bottle of bubbles and set aside an afternoon and pamper her yourself with a personal at home spa day.


Picture this!

We are pretty sure no one enjoys family portraits apart from mums, but gosh don’t they love them! Get a large frame and set your family portrait voucher inside (to be replaced by the portrait). Then all you need to do is decide on your matching outfits, and SMILE!


Make her sparkle

All mums love a special piece of jewellery that reminds them of their nearest and dearest, what a perfect gift for mum this Christmas. If you are not sure what she would like, head down to your local jeweler and show them some photos of your mum. They will be able to suggest something based on her style at price that suits.

pamper mum for christmas

Gift ideas for Dad (notoriously hard to buy for)


Most dads love to get out on the golf course every now and then so why not book him a tee time or a lesson to improve his game. A day out for dad will surely make him smile on Christmas. 


Handy Christmas gift ideas

Is your dad a mister fix-it or one of those dads who start a lot of jobs that never get finished? Either way, an electric screwdriver is a great Christmas gift ideas for dad. They range in price from $35NZD to $100NZD for an electric screwdriver that has adjustable torque and comes with a few driver bits.


Get him trolley-ed 

For sporting dads, beach dads and gardening dads, a beach trolley is the way to go. Perfect to load up with all the gear for the kids or fishing to lug down the road or across the sporting fields. Some can hold up to 100kg and even have a handy umbrella holder!

beach trolley Christmas gift ideas

Pressies for the Kiddies

Slip Slop Slap

New Zealand sun is harsh, and we all want to keep our kids safe in the sun. This Christmas gift idea is a win win, and its simple! Hat, sunnies and zinc sticks! Kids of all ages love a new hat, get them something they think is cool and it won’t be coming off their head without a fight. And yes, zinc is cool again. Get some fun coloured sticks and pop it on top of their sunblock, they will love it. 


Classic Christmas gift ideas

It may not be the most exciting present to unwrap on Christmas morning but it will be something that will occupy their time for weeks to come. A good book will help kids unwind and give them that much needed quiet time.


Water water everywhere

What kid does not love water? Cool down on those hot summer days with a kiwi classic, the sprinkler. You can get a range of kid specific sprinklers (even ones for pets). From sprinkler mats, trampoline sprinklers and arch sprinklers, they are all great fun and will be treasured gifts this Christmas.

Christmas gift ideas for the kids

One for the family

Zipping good fun

Awarded world’s best nature experience, Rotorua Canopy Tours is the perfect gift for the whole family. It combines nature and adventure in an intimate guided forest adventure. Better yet Canopy Tours makes gifting easy with voucher options to suit all family shapes and sizes. Click here to check them out. 


Everyone’s a winner

Board games are always a winner and the perfect activity after the huge family lunch when no one is up to moving very far. Monopoly, Scrabble, Ticket to RIde, Bannagrams, Mouse trap.. so many classics to choose from.


Backyard bash

Nothing is more kiwi that a bit of cricket for Christmas. A cricket set is one of our great Christmas gift ideas that the whole family can enjoy. It doesn’t matter your age, how athletic you are or how big your yard is, they is always a cul-de-sac or park nearby.

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Now there you have it, the best Christmas ideas for the whole family. 

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