Family Gift Ideas | Tis The Season of Giving

By Maria Betteghella | Ads Disclosure | 21/11/19, 1:10 pm
Regali di Natale sotto l'albero di Natale

It's the most wonderful time of year; festive season! There are lights hung up around town, shops are getting busier, and everyone is planning their visits home. What also comes with these wonderful festivities is finding the perfect family gift for each member of your family - yikes! 

There are some family members who always manage to surprise you by giving you that perfect gift you had only mentioned once briefly. And once you open it you are shocked and awed by their attention to detail and thoughtfulness. While other times you get gifts you are not so fond of.

The feeling when someone gives you a gift that means something and has some thought put into it really makes a difference. And we want your family members to feel the love and thoughtfulness with your gifts this year! 

This is why we have created this mini-guide with the best family gift ideas that give you gift ideas for the whole family.

Family members include:

  • Sister
  • Brother
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Cousin 
  • Grandparent

Start hunting for gifts today!

Family Gift Ideas

What to give your sister for a gift under 30 euros

A sister, doesn't matter if she is younger or older, is one of the easiest people to buy a gift for. There are thousands of little gifts that can win her over, that are both meaningful and nice. If your budget is not high, you can easily choose an accessory such as a hair accessory hair clip or headband or an item of your choice between either a scarf, a hat, or a pair of gloves.

The advantage of giving accessories is that if one seems too little, you can always match them together! The softer the scarves and hats are, the cosier they feel!

Find the perfect style that fits your sister, whether it be delicate, elegant, eccentric or vintage!

Rafazza di spalle con fermaglio per capelli e ragazza con cappotto, sciarpa e cappello rosso

What to give your brother for under 25 euros

Boys and usually much easier to buy for than girls. And during festivities, this is a huge relief because you are able to search and find the perfect gift that really fits their identity and style with ease. Plus, there are a ton of gift options for men that we can choose from to make our lives easier! 

First of all, you have to look at your brother and recognize his interests! Is he sporty, fashion-forward, or anything else, and go from there. 

And if your brother changes his outfit quite often ... you notice something missing in his look to focus on with your gift!

Caps, mirrored glasses, rucksacks, and sports belts are always a good gift idea for the outdoor brother.

High-necked sweaters, gray scarves, gloves or wallets are the ideal gift for the career brother.

And if you want to make a creative gift, you can choose a particular shirt that is good for both and maybe solve the problem of what to wear on New Year's Eve!

Ragazzo con zaino e cappellino, ragazzo con cappellino e occhiali da sole, camicie su stampelle e scarpe, cintura, t-shirt bianca e occhiali nero

What to get for your mother 

A mother is one of the most special members of a family and deserves a gift that shows her importance. If you don't have clear ideas on what to get her, read on because you really can't go wrong. 

Search for allies in the family and join together to pitch in for a special gift. Quality comes with more money spent (and I assure you that she will notice!) So if your budget is limited you joining with other family members is a must. 

Take advantage of the festive season to give your mom a great classic like a designer bag or a special piece of jewelry. These are eternal gifts that will always be useful and will make her look great.

If you are really cutting it close and need something quickly then go to the scarf, bracelet or ring. Focus on simple accessories but with great emotional value. In the end, its the thought that counts.

Braccio di donna con orologio e donna che mantiene una borsa

What to give your father for under 40 euros


For many, it is pretty difficult to surprise your father without being repetitive year after year. It is not easy, especially if your father has no particular style quirks and if we cannot rely on spending a lot of money.

My advice in these cases is to focus on some classic clothing items but in new colors that may appeal to him, or in particular fabrics. Sweaters, scarfs, and shirts are gifts without too much imagination, but that guarantees a successful gift.

If you are over the classic shirts and sweaters you can go directly to the accessories, because here you can really play around (and the risk of failure will be minimal)! Some great accessories to look at are perfumes, key chains, wallets, cell phone or tablet cases, sunglasses, and hats.

Sciarpa, orologio e scarpe e agenda e borsa nera

Gift ideas for cousins and close relatives under 20 euros

Sometimes it is really difficult to surprise our cousins and close relatives we see every now and then, especially if we do not live in the same city or if they have given no signals since they got engaged in life.

This can be the right opportunity to open up to the fashionista in you, let the Pantone Institute guide you to find the keystone of your gift giving puzzle: just choose the color of the year (Corallo for 2019) or the most trendy colors of the autumn-winter season and then find the right top, shirt or accessory. Earrings for women and a t-shirt for men are a great gift option. 

Ragazza con cappotto arancione e ragazza con cappotto rosa

What to get your Grandparents 

The number one rule for buying a gift for your grandparents is to be very calm and take notes for weeks before the gift exchange date arrives. Your gift has to show how much you care and love for your grandparents as some of the most important people in your life. 

For those with a good memory: just go for a walk or two, catch a glimpse of a couple of windows together and listen to your grandparent's comments. You can also repeat the operation from home on the sofa with a laptop or tablet. The important thing is to really listen to their wants. 

If you listen closely and are still unsure, you can never go wrong with jewelry for your grandmother. A nice pair of earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet with leave hr overjoyed to see you were thinking of her. As for your grandfather, you can get him a cozy sweater or a warm scarf. He will appreciate that you want to keep him warm during the chilly seasons. 

Uomo con giacca beige e donna con baschetto rosso

Have a great festive season celebrating all the special days. I hope this family gift idea guide helped you out! 

Remember its the thought that really counts. 

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