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Gift Ideas for Family Fun with Kids – Indoor Edition

Here are some things you might need when you’re trapped in the house with your family. Whether it’s due to snow days, sick days or holidays, being stuck inside can be a ton of fun. When the time for present-buying is near, sometimes it’s easier, and more budget-friendly to buy a gift for the whole household.

These gift ideas for family fun will ensure that anytime stuck inside together will be a blast. I can’t think of a better gift than that!

Giant Microbes germ toys sitting on a table.

Gift Ideas for Family Fun

Of course, there are a ton of things to do involving electronic devices. But, let’s get away from those screens for a while and have more hands-on fun.

DIY Kits

These DIY kits are not just fun; they’re educational. Together, you’ll learn about what goes into things you’ve never thought about. The kids and I learned how to make your own gummies once with gelatin from seaweed! It was super surprisingly yummy.

Glee Gum products including gum pops, a chewing gum DIY kit, and two packs of sugar-free gum.
DIY Chewing Gum Kit
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Storytime

Depending on the ages in the family, reading together–or independently can be awesome. Grab a good book to read aloud, or have everyone pick their own. Read for a while and then discuss what you’ve experienced through the pages.

Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart
$12.74
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Two Finding Gobi Books.

Coloring Books

There is just something about coloring that puts my world at ease. This can easily be a solitary activity, but coloring as a family creates a group catharsis that is perfect for winding down. Make it a full event and set up a mini art gallery to display your family’s work.

Be sure to print out our free unicorn coloring sheets to add to your collection!

Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner Pens
$22.95 ($0.92 / Count)
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Percy Jackson Coloring Book
$14.00
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Games

Ideal for any time spent cooped up; board games bring everybody closer together with memories that last forever. These are perfect for families.

  1. The Boba Card Game: Sabobatage
  2. The Boba Card Game: Sabobatage

    Test your bubble tea making skills in your own boba shop! Compete with friends and fam to see who can strategically create drink sets first. Don't worry about a mess, though! Flex your barista skills using cards with adorable art!

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  3. Unstable Unicorns
  4. Unstable Unicorns
    $19.97

    Don't let the absolutely adorable artwork fool you, this strategic card game is all about destruction! Get ready to build a unicorn army to take out your friends and family in the best way possible.

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  5. TeeTurtle Here to Slay
  6. TeeTurtle Here to Slay
    $20.00

    For lovers of fantasy games, get ready to slay monsters with your gang of heroes. This is a fast-paced card game with adorable and unique artwork.

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  7. Speak Out Game
  8. Speak Out Game
    $17.95

    Absolutely hilarious game to play with the entire family. Try to guess what the players say with a mouthpiece in.

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  9. Bump Rumble
  10. Bump Rumble
    $39.90

    Get up and active with this funny human bumper cars game! Kids can play inside or outside with this unique and hilarious battle game.

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Check out our game reviews with videos for our top picks for family fun:

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Okay, these aren’t necessarily a game, but could easily be made into one. GIANTmicrobes are also great for cheering up anyone stuck at home sick. Sore throat? Earache? Cold? Whatever the case, you can hold onto a plush version of the nasty bug that’s causing your misery.

This is an awesome way to teach kids about what causes us to get sick, and ways to prevent it from happening–washing hands, covering mouth when coughing, and eating healthy to boost our immune systems. These adorable creatures are excellent for starting important–and hilarious–conversations.

GIANTmicrobes Themed Box
$26.95
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Giant Microbes germ stuffed animals.

Ongoing Gifts

Our personal favorite gifts ideas for family are subscription boxes. These are the gifts that keep on giving all year. It makes going to the mailbox an exciting adventure.

Love with Food

Try new natural snacks every month? Don't mind if I do! Find your new favorite munchies by receiving 15+ new ones in a snack subscription box. Get your first box with a huge savings and cancel anytime!

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Any family with girls will love the Boodle Box. It’s full of adorable goodies like jewelry, makeup, bath bombs, and journals. They have a box for ages 6-11 and another for 12+.

Boodle Box with assorted goodies.

BUT FIRST…

The very first step for any indoor family fun is building an epic fort. We prefer the classic couch cushions and blanket setup, but if you’ve got big boxes–sans staples, of course–a giant kitchen table, and/or a loft… pardon me, I just had an immense bout of racing thoughts. The point is, indoor fort building is a time to let creativity fly.

Squishmallow The Bunnycorn
$65.00
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Squishmallow Mia The Baby Unicorn
$23.49
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All forts in our home shall now be filled with–or perhaps consist entirely of Squishmallows. These adorable creatures are the softest, squishiest friends and I NEED them all.

More cozy ideas for fort-fillers can be found in this gift guide for people who are always cold.

Room full of Squismallows with a girl poking her head out.

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Which of these gift ideas for family will work for your holiday shopping needs?

Donna Evans

Friday 2nd of March 2018

Love doing DIY with my grandchildren, but especially like playing board and card games with them

rana durham

Saturday 10th of February 2018

i have never had a gum kit before but it sounds like fun to make. the boodlebox is fun for the kids to have because they enjoy box of surprises.

Jennifer Quillen

Thursday 11th of January 2018

When it's cold or there's bad weather, I like to stay inside. These are great games/activities for all ages.

Heather

Wednesday 10th of January 2018

My big kids are pretty good at entertaining themselves, but the little one comes to me with the "I'm bored." These are great suggestions for having fun with the whole family, especially when the weather outside is less than desirable.

lisalisa

Wednesday 10th of January 2018

This is so cool and a great idea! With the way our weather has been lately each one of these family fun ideas would be great. We love to play games and color, we often have a coloring contest and I share some of the review products with the winners.

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