frugal gift ideas for families

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Frugal Gift Ideas for Families

Every year, I like to purchase one gift that will be fun for the whole family. Usually it’s a board game of some sort. We like to try it out right away on Christmas day for some extra quality family time!

However, there are sooo many different things out there that would make fantastic gifts for families.  

This gift guide has fun, frugal gift ideas for families that any family would love. Happy gifting!

1.Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper – $39.99

Make some delicious theatre style popcorn in three minutes with the classic Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper. Create some fun memories on movie nights!

2. Mini Portable Projector – $119.99

This is neat! It’s a portable projector that you can plug in or use with the included power bank to watch a movie anywhere! Be sure to clip the $30.00 off coupon. 

3. Retro Toboggan – $85

This could be such a fun family gift idea! Have fun as a family ripping down the toboggan hill with this cute plaid, lightweight toboggan. Currently on sale!

4. Monogram Mugs – $14.99

I love the idea of matching monogram mugs for each member of the family! You could even stick some hot chocolate or a gift card inside each mug. Here is a less expensive option from

5. Winter Lights 500 Piece Puzzle – $24.99

This is a beautiful puzzle! Since it’s 500 pieces, it may be the perfect thing for a family with younger children.

6. Our Christmas Story – $55.99

If you are a family who really appreciates traditions and preserving memories, this is a gorgeous keepsake book to help you. This will be a family treasure for years and generations to come.

7. Solo Stove Fire Pit – $329.99

Alright, this one is not very frugal, but if you have an outdoorsy family this might just be the gift that keeps on giving year after year. These Solo Stoves are 5 stars and so, so good. Uses real logs, but is smokeless! Shop around for sales!

8. Snowman Kit – $19.99

Everything you need to build the perfect snowman! Fun for everyone.

9. Flip Waffle Maker -$49.99

Help your family start a weekend tradition or continue a favourite tradition. This rotating waffle maker is just fun and makes delicious waffles.

10. Apres Ski 1000 Pc Puzzle – $23.99

Another great puzzle, but this one has 1000 pieces so perfect for a family with older children or one that enjoys doing a puzzle during the entire duration of the holidays.

11. Kids Against Maturity Family Game – $39.98

Kids Against Maturity combines the tried and tested fill-in-the- blank game-play, a perfect enjoyable hilarious way to bring your family together. You will be sure to be laughing so much when you play this favourite!

12. Brain Freeze Family Card Game – $29.95

Get to know friends and family better – When the fastest answer wins, but you never know what they’ll let slip! Great group game for those aged 10 and up.

13. Tetris – $35.96

Play head-to-head with up to four players in an all-new tabletop strategy game based on the world famous Tetris game!

14. Wordle the Party Game – $34.99

Inspired by the popular digital version, Wordle: The Party Game features the same gameplay fans love, but players compete in real life to solve the Wordle

15. Charcuterie Board – price varies by size

How about a beautiful handmade charcuterie board for fun, snacky, family dinners? This one is made in Canada!

16. Kubb Yard Game – $79.99

My parents discovered this game while they were camping this summer. My dad, loves wood working, so he promptly crafted this game in his shop. Fortunately, you can actually purchase this game too! We had so much fun playing it this year and enjoyed the friendly competition.

17. Matching Family Pajamas – various prices

How FUN is it to all have matching pajamas for the holidays? In this post, I have a huge assortment of matching family Christmas pajamas from Canadian retailers.

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