25 Best Inexpensive Family Gift Ideas

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend an average of $175 on Valentine’s Day, $179 on Easter, $220 on Mother’s Day, $172 on Father’s Day, and $648 on Winter Holiday gifts. Adding it all up, on average, Americans are spending $1,394 on these five holidays alone.

So if you want to divert money from your current budget toward paying off debt, saving for retirement, college, or a vacation, cutting down on gift costs is a great place to start.

Gifting is big business, and it is hard to avoid the constant marketing, advertisements, and in-store promotions baiting you into spending more money on the holiday of the month.

With at least five major gift-giving holidays in the U.S. (plus birthdays, anniversaries, and memorable moments like graduations, weddings, and new babies), it’s easy to bust your budget on presents.

If you're thinking of purchasing a gift on a budget, consider one of these family gift ideas to spend less on gifts year-round.

25 Fun and Reasonably Priced Family Gift Ideas

1. Family Photo Album or Frame A family photo album or frame helps preserve memories spent together. It’s also a relatively inexpensive gift. Look for clearance picture frames throughout the year and store them for an instant gift under $10.

2. Board Games Board games make fantastic gifts that kids and adults of all ages can enjoy year-round, year after year. From the iconic UNO card game, Zingo, Ticket To Ride, King of Tokyo, or Settlers of Cattan, there are fun-filled, award-winning options at every price point.

3. Reoccurring Monthly Subscriptions If you're looking for family gift ideas that keep on giving, there are now a wide variety of monthly subscriptions besides a ‘fruit of the month' club.

4. Gift Card to a Favorite Restaurant If you're looking to give one gift to an entire family, how about the gift of dinner out? A gift card to a local restaurant or their favorite fast-casual place is something the whole family can enjoy.