Financial Pilgrimage

25 Budget-Friendly Family Gift Ideas

Are you struggling to stay within your already stretched budget and come up with family gift ideas that are meaningful, affordable, and leave some money in your wallet?

Here’s a list of 25 inexpensive family gift ideas that pull on heartstrings, can be enjoyed repeatedly, get a family moving, or act as a day out.

Coffee, tea, or even hot cocoa lovers would appreciate a set of personalized family mugs. Add a photo or special message to make it extra personal.


Personalized Mugs



A puzzle can get the whole family involved in one activity and spend time together. Consider a custom puzzle made from a picture of the entire family.

DIY Corn Hole


Grab some wood, paint, and beanbags and personalize them with local sports teams, movie or game franchise characters, or even family names.

Oversized Yard Games

You don’t have to stay at a resort to enjoy the oversized outdoor games many of them offer. Trick out a family’s backyard with giant Jenga, Chess, or Connect 4.


Family Cookbook

Gather a favorite recipe from every family member, add your favorite recipes for meaningful holidays, and add notes for future generations.


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