I love giving gifts but often there are friends or a family member who I struggle to decide just what to buy for them. Lately, I have taken to buying Christmas-themed gifts for those hard-to-shop-for people instead of gift cards. They are fun Christmas items they can get out every year and hopefully enjoy.
Here is a list of different Christmas-themed gifts you could purchase:
Christmas movie or music
Christmas board game or card games (there are a lot out there now!)
I’ve rounded up a list of unique Christmas-themed gifts that I love and that I think you’ll love too! Gift them to your best friend, your neighbor, your co-worker, in-laws, or use them for a white elephant gift exchange, yankee swap, or as secret Santa gifts!
The Best Christmas Themed Gift Ideas
There are so many great Christmas-themed gift ideas! These are some of my favorites!
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Christmas ornaments always make a great Christmas-themed gift! There are so many ornaments out there that it's easy to find one that will be meaningful to the recipient.
For example, check out this cool German Santa from Joy to the World. I picked it out as a gift for my cousin and her husband who recently traveled to Germany. I know they will love it!
I have to admit though, as someone with German heritage, this ornament is so beautiful I'm tempted to keep it for myself too. I love it!
Joy to the World actually has quite a few handcrafted Santa ornaments that are themed for other countries plus holiday classics like the Twelve Days of Christmas. I loved looking through their impressive collection!
Holiday-flavored popcorn is a treat everyone enjoys! We're huge fans of Sweet Chaos popcorn and this year they have 3 yummy flavors - black and white sugar cookie, iced gingerbread, and peppermint crunch!
Pair of few bags of this delicious popcorn with a holiday movie or snuggly family blanket for a great hygge Christmas gift!
My kids love arts and crafts. One of the things I love about KiwiCo is that they have craft kits that facilitate craft projects that are useful! These are the kinds of things you will truly want to display and use in your home.
I am LOVING this holiday craft kit for kids where they get to make their own Christmas Pyramid. Not only is this an adorable decoration for your home, but kids will learn about aerodynamics as they build their very own spinning Christmas candle carousel.
After building it, kids can then discover the history, culture, and technology behind Christmas pyramids.
This would make a great gift for the whole family to enjoy making together or a gift for an individual child too. You'll enjoy getting it out to display year after year.
Pajajams always make a great, practical gift for anyone! At Shinesty, pajamas are not only practical, they are fun and festive too!
For the past few years, I've been getting a new pair of Christmas pajamas from Shinesty. They are so comfy too!
Prints range from humorous, suggestive adult-themed jammies to fun prints appropriate for all ages. So, whether you're looking for something sexy and flirty to wear in the bedroom or something to wear with the whole family while you open presents on Christmas morning, you'll find it here! They even have Christmas robes!
This year we have been watching a Christmas movie together as a family nearly every day since Thanksgiving. I have a whole calendar scheduled out for us. It's been so much fun!
Not only are we watching fun Christmas movies together but I'm trying to have different Christmas snacks for us to enjoy too.
Maxine's Heavenly makes yummy cookies that are lightly sweetened with natural sweeteners. We all know that the holiday season is a time when families tend to eat more sweet treats, so I really appreciate that these cookies are at least a little bit healthier for us than others. Oh, and they are SO good too!
This special holiday gift box includes 4 boxes of cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Pumpkin Pecan Spice, and Cinnamon Speculoos Crunch. It also comes with 2 stockings filled with individually wrapped Chocolate Chocolate Chunk cookies and Almond Chocolate Chunk cookies.
Not only that, it also comes with 2 nut butters, hot cocoa mix and a cute gingerbread ornament!
Whether you get this as a gift for your own family or another family, you're sure to make the recipient happy!
Have you ever heard about the tradition of the pickle ornament? Long ago when parents decorated the Christmas tree they hung the pickle ornament last, hiding it in the green boughs. Then the children would search for the pickle ornament because the one who found it would receive an extra gift for being the most observant.
Our family is going to start our own tradition with the pickle this year. My husband or I will hide the pickle somewhere on the tree on Christmas Eve night. The person who finds it first on Christmas morning gets to open the first gift. Since there is always a debate about who gets that privilege at our home, this makes it much easier to determine that!
This hand-blow glass ornament is beautifully designed and the color is exquisite. It will look great on any tree!
It would make a great gift for anyone with kids or grandkids!
When I was a little girl, my father would put a battery-power train under our Christmas tree. I loved that train so much and looked forward to him setting it up every year.
The one drawback to that train was that it wasn't very child-friendly, at least, not for young children. It could easily be broken. With so many little boys around here, I wanted to surround our tree with a train but I needed something that would not easily be broken.
That's why I was so excited to find this train from Brio. It's built to withstand even the littlest of hands. It's a great way to decorate under the Christmas tree or just as a special toy that comes out only at the holidays.
It's the perfect gift for a child or a whole-family gift for families with little ones.
I love breaking out special holiday decor for the whole house. There's nothing more hygge than wrapping up in a soft muslin blanket on the couch while you sit by the glow of the fire and Christmas tree!
Llittle Unicorn makes amazingly soft muslin blankets in a variety of sizes. This one is perfect for children and adults to enjoy and the Christmas pattern is sure to be loved by all! I love that a few of us can snuggle under this big blanket together!
Our family has a Yoto Mini Player and the whole family loves it! It's a tiny, portable device that you can listen to audiobooks and music on by inserting special Yoto cards into it. You can also use an app on your phone to play titles in your library on the Yoto player.
One must-have Yoto card for owners of a Yoto player is the Yoto Christmas party card.
This card features modern, upbeat pop versions of classic Christmas songs and carols.
Tracks include: 1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 2. Deck The Halls 3. I Saw Three Ships 4. Up On The Housetops 5. Heard The Bells 6. Jingle Bells 7. Toyland 8. 12th Day of Christmas
Your whole family will love being able to enjoy these Christmas classics!
If you're looking for a great family gift that's also Christmas themed, get a Yoto player and pair it with this Christmas Party card for a gift they are sure to love!
This is one of those gifts you are going to want to give BEFORE Christmas.
I love getting my kids a fun Advent calendar each year. Sometimes we do one for the whole family, sometimes I do multiple calendars (like one for the boys and one for the girls). These days there are so many great options out there!
If you're looking for a fun calendar for little girls, check out the Cry Babies Magic Tears Advent Calendar this year.
It comes with exclusive Claus and his pet reindeer and includes more than 24 surprises. Each day you can discover a different surprise! Enjoy recreating the series' stories on the stage and decorate it with all the accessories included.
There is limited availability online for this advent calendar but you can find it in stores at Target and Walmart.
If he's headed to a Christmas party this year, he'll love being gifted with one of these holiday suit sets from Shinesty! There are so many awesome prints to choose from - it's sure to make a statement at the office Christmas party or ugly sweater friends gathering!
Sized at 47'x47", this is the perfect quilt for little ones to curl up in over the holiday season. The crimson color is beautiful and will match perfectly with your holiday decor. Plus, since it's 100% quality muslin, this blanket is super soft and cozy too!
It is so fun trying out snack foods from other counties with Universal Yums! Our family has a family night every Saturday night. We usually try to have some kind of special snack to enjoy while we watch a movie or play games. Some months I will get a Universal Yums box and then we will have a blast sampling snacks from other countries. My kids LOVE it!
Universal Yums has a special box filled with holiday treats from around the world. We got our box for the year and plan to enjoy tasting everything while we decorate the Christmas tree and watch Christmas movies together on Black Friday. We can't wait! My kids were SO excited when the box arrived!
There are so many unique items in this box to try, like wine-flavored potato chips (yes, you read that right!) and salted egg yolk popcorn.
My kids still talk about a box we received two years ago with treats from Turkey - trust me, this is an easy, fun way to make tasty memories with your family or as a gift to another family!
This is a fast-paced card game that the whole family will love! It's an inexpensive Christmas gift that's perfect for anyone ages 5 and up! My kids got this game last year and they absolutely love it! They play it and other versions of it all the time!
My ancestors on both sides came from Germany. As I've gotten older I've tried to embrace more aspects of my heritage whenever I can. It just so happened that I was on the hunt for a new nativity scene this year and stumbled upon these unique German Christmas pyramids.
Have you ever seen these before? You place candles in the base. When candles are lit, they heat the air.
As the hot air rises, it causes the propeller to spin, making the display turn. It's so neat! My kids were so excited about our new nativity scene and I love it too!
Sold by Erzgebirge.co.uk, they have quite a few other great German Christmas pyramids to choose from too! Any of the German Christmas pyramids would make a great Christmas gift!