6 Family Gift Ideas for 2023

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Looking for creative and affordable gift ideas for all your family members? Whether it’s for the holiday season, birthdays, anniversaries or a random Tuesday because you love them, it can be hard to think of the perfect gift for everyone in your family.

In a recent One 4 All survey, 38% of people said they struggled to purchase gifts for loved ones because the person already had everything they needed. A further 66% admitted to struggling in general when it comes to buying gifts.

But what is it that makes gift buying so hard? Is it the pressure to choose the perfect gift? Is it not knowing the person as well as you thought you did, or is it they are awkward to buy for?

This post looks at some great gift options that can work for a wide range of people and will turn from gift zero to gift hero.

Photo Albums, Digital Frames and Memory Walls

If you have family photos scattered throughout the house, it can be hard to keep track of them all. That’s where photo albums and digital frames can come in handy! Photo albums are great for storing printed photos – and they look pretty too! Digital frames make it easy to display your favourite images on a daily basis.

Choose from a wide selection of designs and sizes to find the perfect photo frame to match your loved one’s style. Another great gift idea is a memory wall, which allows you to display your favourite photos and mementoes in a stylish and creative way.

The options are endless – you can display pictures, letters, certificates and other unique items on a wall. All you need to do is get some cheap photo prints and frames and create a memory wall that can grow as your loved ones’ family grows.

Subscription Boxes

If you have family members who like to be surprised with new and exciting discoveries, subscription boxes are a great gift idea. There’s a box for everything, from food to fashion and beauty products. You can even find boxes for hobbies and interests, so you can discover new things and expand your knowledge in a fun way.

Some subscription boxes even offer a themed experience, like a cooking class or a yoga weekend! If you’re unsure what type of box to get, try asking your family members what they’re interested in. That way, you can be sure they’ll love what you get them!


Family members love to travel and see new places, but they can be expensive. That’s where experience gifts come in handy! You can give a family member a gift, like travelling to a new place, without paying for their trip. Some examples include:

  • Tickets to a concert
  • A family portrait session
  • A cooking class
  • A spa treatment
  • A yoga or meditation session
  • A sporting event
  • A wine-tasting trip

Experiences are a great gift for family members of all ages. They’re unique and memorable and sure to make them smile, as they will know you put a lot of thought into the gift! The only thing you have to worry about is how to present it!

Be it via a handwritten note in a card, or you get a scratch card which reveals the gift, you can make it as fun and dramatic as you wish


If you’re looking for an affordable, practical, and easy gift, think about getting a family member a membership. Memberships make great gifts for family members of all ages, and they’re sure to get plenty of use!

You can choose from a wide range of memberships, from museums, zoos and aquariums to sports teams and yoga studios. You’re sure to find a perfect membership regardless of your family member’s interests.

Another great thing about memberships is that they come in all different price ranges. You can choose an option that works with your family member’s budget – making it an incredibly convenient gift choice.

Food Hampers

Food gifts are always a hit with family members, especially during the holidays! In an age where many people are looking for more practical and useful gifts, food hampers are something that will always be appreciated. One of the attractions of a food hamper is its versatility.

You can create a themed hamper, such as a cinema night-in box with sweets, popcorn, drinks and hotdogs, or you can make up a BBQ box with everything you need for a fun and tasty BBQ feast. You can order pre-designed boxes, or you can make up your own with all of your loved ones’ favourite foods. The choice is yours.

Home Appliances or Decor Items

Home appliances can be tricky when it comes to presents; while no one can say honestly they would love to receive an iron for their birthday or Christmas, some home appliances and gadgets would be welcome. The trick is to make sure it is something they want and have expressed an interest in having.

It could be upgrading an elderly relative’s cumbersome vacuum to a sleek, lightweight cordless model, it can be surprising your mum or dad with a new coffee maker to rival that of their local coffee chain, or you can gift home bakery appliances to your nieces and nephews who love making pancakes and waffles for breakfast.

Decor items can be easier; you can find things that will work well in their home or have told you they like and build your gift around that. Be it artwork, ornaments, or even new cushions, blankets and duvet covers for a completely new bedroom style.

Got Something to Add?

If you’re in the group of people who find it easy to shop for gifts for loved ones, we’d love to hear your thoughts on gift ideas for 2023. Leave them in the comments section below.

Until next time, thanks for reading and we’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2023.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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