11 great gift ideas for everyone in the family
Finding the right gift for the right person can be a huge challenge. What do they like? Where can I get it? When do I have time? If you’re the kind of person who gets paralyzed by these types of questions (like me), I thought I’d lend a helping hand by doing the hard work for you. I sanded Walmart to find gifts for the whole family, from kids to grandparents and everyone in between. So go ahead and use this guide as your source for all your holiday shopping needs. After all, ’tis the season of giving. (Don’t mention it.)
For the new video game player:
With one of the best libraries in gaming, the Nintendo Switch is an absolute must for anyone who plays video games. If you don’t have one, fix that immediately. This edition includes one of the best games on the system, Mario Kart 8, and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, giving you access to a full library of classic NES, Super NES, and Game Boy games.
For the vinyl conversion:
A few months ago I bought this exact turntable and I know it sounds weird, but it has completely changed the way I listen to music. Vinyl lovers have been saying this for years, but I’m a true convert. I was able to connect it to my soundbar via Bluetooth without any problems. I got lucky when my dad gifted me a bunch of old records to expand my collection, but you can start yours with Walmart’s exclusive vinyl release Barbie the album, Olivia Rodrigo’s gutsAnd Metallica’s classic ‘Black Album’.
For the old soul:
There’s nothing better than the warmth of a 35MM photo. There’s just something about it *aesthetic*. Dip your toes back into the physical world of film with this easy-to-use 35MM camera. Anyone who brings this to a party is an instant hit and will provide Instagram material for days.
4 – On. 32GM 8″ children’s tablet $79
For the children (but really for the parents…):
An affordable tablet that can take a beating is a must-have for every parent who wants to get through the day. With pre-installed kid-friendly apps, a crystal clear IPS display, and 12 hours of battery life, this tablet helps you prepare dinner with fewer punches.
5 – Twister air $15
For the family looking for an excuse to get off the couch:
This app-based twist on the classic Twister has players reaching, posing and clapping to try to match their one-size-fits-all bands with colored spots on their screen. Connect to the free app on any smartphone or tablet, and the kids will love the augmented reality aspect and the parents will be nostalgic about their time playing the OG. It’s great for the whole family, but you can also play it solo to practice and make sure you’re in charge during family game night.
6 – ASUS ROG Strix G17 gaming laptop $1,869
For the advanced gamer:
There’s no other way to say it: this gaming laptop is top-notch. With blazing-fast memory and storage, intelligent cooling, and a 90-day subscription to PC Game Pass, this PC will put you at the top of your esports league in no time. Play your AAA games at home or on the go with this sleek and powerful laptop.
For everyone who wants stories without screens:
We all love stories about Disney princesses. With this package you place Elsa, Ariel, Cinderella or Belle on top of the Toniebox and your audio experience begins. This interactive story time lets their imaginations run wild and there are over a hundred different Tonies to choose from.
For adventurers who want a soundtrack:
This pocket-sized speaker is ready to accompany you on any journey with a six-hour battery life. Listen to your favorite songs at a campsite or listen to your podcasts while in the shower. Either way, this Bluetooth speaker will be a constant companion.
For coffee drinkers who like options:
Whether you like refreshing iced coffee or hot coffee with a full flavor, this versatile coffee maker is ready to brew your favorite cup. The Brew Over Ice button automatically adjusts the brewing temperature, minimizing ice melting and maximizing flavor. No matter the weather, this Keurig will have you ready for your day.
For Jedi Knights in training:
Building your own lightsaber is a part of the Jedi journey steeped in lore. Whether you want this as a gift for your young Padawan or for yourself as you wave it around your living room, this lightsaber can be customized to your specifications. Just don’t fall to the dark side… We have plenty of Sith to deal with.
For pop stars (or people who think they are):
This portable, wireless karaoke microphone will make you the star of your next party. No extra speaker needed! Just put on some karaoke videos and start singing. We find this works best in public locations with lots of shaming opportunities. It even comes with a high-definition recording feature so you can send files of your loved ones. That’s already arranged for next year’s Christmas present!