Family Experience Gift Ideas & Giveaway
  

Friday, December 10, 2021

Family Experience Gift Ideas & Giveaway

This year I wanted to share some family experience gift ideas with you. I've always loved memory making gift ideas but sometimes it can be challenging to come up with those! It can be especially tricky to come up with fun things to do as a family with teenagers but the ideas I'm sharing today are great gift ideas for families with teens, tweens, and kids alike!

I have an "under the tree" idea (with variations) and some stocking stuffer ideas. Stay tuned to the end of the post for some giveaways!

Christmas Experience Gifts


Each year I try to include some sort of experience Christmas gifts under the tree that the whole family can experience together. This year I'm excited to give the gift of an epic family Nerf battle!

Each member of the family will find their own Nerf blaster under the tree.

Family Experience Gifts


I had this idea a few years ago, but this year I finally made it happen!  I'm excited because we have a good sized yard to go outside and play in this year!

I partnered with Hasbro on this blog post and they sent me a couple of their Nerf Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-16 blasters and a couple of Nerf Elite 2.0 Echo CS-10 blasters.  

I sat in my room a few days ago and wrapped them in anticipation of the fun we'll have with this family bonding activity.  My plan is to keep them hidden in my closet until Christmas because they're pretty large so they contribute to the surprise of a Christmas morning tree with some big & surprising gifts underneath of it!

Here's a bit about the blasters we're using & then some ideas for fun ways to use them!


Nerf Elite 2.0 Blasters


One of the best things about all 4 blasters being Nerf brand is that all the darts are interchangeable. 
Nerf Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-16
The Flipshots blasters have 16 front-facing barrels and 16 back-facing barrels- just when it looks like you've used up your darts, you can flip the barrels & you're ready to go again with 16 more! You can also choose whether you want to fire 1 or 2 darts at a time!

Nerf Elite 2.0 Echo CS-10
The Nerf Elite 2.0 Echo CS-10 has the option to fire 1 dart or "slam-fire" 10 darts at once! It can also fire darts up to 90 feet. I can't wait to try them out and see which blaster everyone prefers.


Nerf Game Ideas


Here are some fun Nerf games you can play together with your new blasters:

  • Blaster Battle
    • Just a typical Nerf battle- every man for himself & you can pick up any darts that fall to the ground to reload and keep going!
  • Target Practice 
    • Set out a target (or use things you have around the house like empty pop cans). We've done this with water guns and it's fun to use something light that you can knock over & see that it's been hit.

Nerf game ideas

  • Obstacle Course
    • Examples: run down the hill and shoot a target under the porch, then army crawl over to the swings and shoot a target at the top of the monkey bars...
  • Skill Challenges
    • See who can shoot the furthest away or the closest to a target. See who can shoot their dart straight up & have it land the closes to them. Try getting the dart to ricochet off of something else.
Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter a giveaway to win some Nerf blasters!

Family Stocking Stuffers


Usually my ideas for family Christmas presents go under the tree, but this year I've got some family stocking stuffers planned too!

Hasbro Card Games
Clue, Guess Who?, Connect 4, and Battleship Card Games

Each family member will be getting a card game in their stocking that we can play together as a family. Hasbro sent me these new classic card games based on traditional board games and I think they'll make for great family experience gift ideas that are small enough to be given in a stocking.  

Hasbro Monopoly Deal Card Game

We already have their Monopoly Bid and Monopoly Deal card games and everyone has enjoyed those, so I'm looking forward to the time we can spend during our Christmas holidays, hanging out and playing these together.  

You can win 4 Hasbro Card Games in a giveaway over on my Instagram!

Hasbro Giveaway


If you're in need of some family activity gift ideas this year, I hope these have given you some inspiration and now's your chance to win some of the items featured in today's post!

Fill out the form below for your chance to win a Nerf Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-16 blaster and a Nerf Elite 2.0 Echo CS-10 blaster!


You can also head over to Instagram to enter a giveaway for all 4 of the Hasbro card games mentioned in this post!

If you're still looking for more experience gift ideas, don't miss my list of 100 Non-Toy Gift Ideas!




Disclosure: All products included in this guide were chosen by me. Feature & Giveaway products have been provided by Hasbro, to facilitate this post & giveaway.



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50 comments:

  1. I thought about getting everyone nerf guns this year too. So Fun!

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  2. I already have all of the "stuff" I want or need. I always tell my friends and family to give me something I can eat. If you get me tools, I probably already have them. If you get me clothes, I probably don't need them. If you get me food, I will definitely want it and eat it!!!

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  3. My wishlist is short! First I'd like to be able to spend time with my family, second I'd like a Meta Quest 2 VR headset!

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    1. It seems we all value visits with a family a little more, since the pandemic & all of the various restrictions came into our lives!!

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  4. My wishlist honesetly is a treadmill haha. I want it for myself and for my teen who runs cross country for school so she is not out running alone for 5 miles by herself during the off season.

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  5. What's on my wish list? Its a fitbit!

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    1. Oh, I've seen them on sale a few times this year- maybe you'll get your wish!

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  6. What's on my wish list? A fitbit!

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    1. Oh, I've seen them on sale a few times this year- maybe you'll get your wish!

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  7. Books and clothes are on my wish list this year.

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  8. I am wishing for an air fryer this year.

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    1. Ooo, you know I'd love to get a projector & a screen to be able to watch movies on!

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  10. On my wishlist is a nintendo switch.

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  11. I wish we could see our family in the UK more than anything but for an actual item I am hoping to find a good deal on a beautiful, high quality dining room set.

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    1. Oh, I know- I am really missing seeing family- especially the ones who live far away!

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  12. I would love new slippers. Most of all I wish a Merry Christmas to all.

    Florence Cochrane

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  13. I would love a InstaPot this year.

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  14. A new TV, microwave, an exercise bike and a sectional couch is on my list but those are just material things. If I could get me a new body that doesn't hate me, Id take that.

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    1. I would love to get a sectional too!
      Oh, it's so hard to deal with body challenges!

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  15. oh my wish list I would love a mop and perfume...you know the fun stuff LOL

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    1. hahaha It's funny how mops can become the "fun stuff" when you're an adult. ;)

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  16. What I really wished that the cases remained lowish so I could see family but since they are rising Im thinking not. So as long as the kids are happy and I bake some goodies that's all I need.

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  17. Apart from good health for our entire extended family, I would love to get a new SodaStream for Christmas this year!

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    1. We have a daughter who we think would love one of those too!

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  18. Apart from good health for our entire extended family, I would love to get a new SodaStream for Christmas this year.

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    1. We have a daughter who we think would love one of those too!

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  19. I would love a new coffee maker, my keurig is making me mad and I waste so many pods, would love a drip maker

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    1. Those everyday items can make a big difference to how you feel each day!

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  20. I have new clothes on my wish list - hiking pants and outdoor gear. :)

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  21. Oh my gosh!!! We would love this!! We are big nerf gun fans here! I got a new couch a month ago so we’re settling on that being my Christmas present! 😆🤪

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    1. I totally get that! We've been thinking about getting a sectional but haven't done it yet.

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  22. An air fryer

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~Heather Lynne

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