Fun Family Games for Christmas – Great Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids

16-Dec-2014 by Lisa Bradburn

Forget watching endless repeats on TV or squabbling over the computer; the best way to enjoy family time this Christmas is with a game. Games make great Christmas gifts for kids and are the perfect way to bring the whole family together. Whether it’s to wake everyone up after a big Christmas lunch or to provide entertainment on a cold afternoon; a good game creates laughter, excitement and enjoyment for all. The best games are those that the whole family can join in and ones that can be learnt quickly. If you’re looking for family games that will make great Christmas gifts for children, here are some of our favourites.

Retro Games

The good old-fashioned games we all remember from childhood are still lots of fun today. And the lovely thing about traditional games is that they bring all generations together as grandparents and older relatives can teach children the games and strategies. Our favourite traditional games include Snakes and Ladders, Tiddlywinks and Marbles.

Little Box of Marblesbeetle game

Educational Games

Get them Thinking – If you’re looking for a game that requires a little more brain-power, guessing games are a great choice. Perfect for inspiring creative thinking and raising energy levels on a sleepy afternoon, these games can be played in teams, so are ideal when you’ve got lots of people to entertain. Kids (and adults) who love to take centre stage will enjoy Charades, those who can’t stop talking will adore Chattabox, and those who like to draw will enjoy Up a Bit.

rockets and comets game  alphabet lotto

Card Games

Shuffle and Deal – For something that can be played anywhere, anytime; playing cards make great Christmas gifts for kids and are just the right size for popping into a stocking. Perfectly portable, they are ideal when travelling over Christmas and kids of all ages will love perfecting winning strategies. There are so many different games that can be played and kids will enjoy learning family favourites such as Rummy, Patience, Blackjack and Three-card Brag. Horrible Histories Playing Cards are ideal for playing card games and kids will love the fun design.

horrible histories playing cardsmagic cards

We hope that’s given you some great ideas for games to play with the family this Christmas. We think these will make great Christmas gifts for children and will be enjoyed by everyone. Happy Christmas!

From Lisa Bradburn and the team at what2buy4kids

Article by Lisa Bradburn

Lisa is the managing director of what2buy4kids.  Lisa’s wish is to make your job of finding a gift for the children in your life easier, or help you to take some of the time and frustration out of the search for that special gift for kids.

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