Thinking about Christmas or Valentine’s Day is a great way to get in a festive mood. Get your family members in on the act with these creative and thoughtful gift ideas.

If you’re looking for something different for gifts this year, why not try one of these unique options? We’ve got a good selection of quirky, funny, and creative presents to get you thinking outside the box.

  1. A family portrait

The best part about these is that you can get it framed in the perfect size for your house, and everyone (except grumpy uncle Fred) will love the result. It’s a great gift for the grandparents or even just for yourself for your living room wall.

They’re also lovely options for showing off your growing kids as they age, so if you have one of those entering their teenage years like a human sloth, it’ll be a good addition to your collection.

  1. A customized family cake

The most creative one on our list, you’d be surprised to find out how many people do that. If you’re feeling crafty, the family cake is the perfect option to surprise your loved ones on a special day.

Order a custom cake online, and make sure it has your family’s name on it in the style you want. The best part is that you don’t need to go to a bakery, because you can make the cake at home. You can even get it delivered and have it served on your special day.

  1. A family video

We’ve all seen the videos of kids reenacting home videos as they grow up. While they’re quite cute, they’re a bit boring if you’re not part of it. Fortunately, you can also get these made for your family.

Your children will still re-enact the old videos, but now they’ll have fun in the process. This is a fantastic option for those who have kids who are obsessed with recreating their childhood moments.

  1. A box filled with sweets

This is also an excellent option for those who are on a budget. All you need is a simple cardboard box with your chosen theme printed on it, some candies and sweets, and you’re set.

You can customize the box and add small notes to the sweets, like quotes or funny messages. We suggest you do this for a couple of days after Christmas so that you can have several boxes ready, as you need to make them during the week. Or you may purchase online boxes from some great gift shops.

  1. An edible arrangement

If you want something more elaborate and summery, consider a fruit arrangement. If you are not a fan of cooking, you can even get the supermarket to do this for you.

If you do not like fruit, consider a vegetable arrangement. Your loved ones will get a kick out of the presentation, and they’ll love the healthy option. They are also a good way to get kids to eat their greens.

There is no doubt that you can find some creative gift ideas for any occasion that won’t break the bank. So go online and check out some options, or even browse through Pinterest for more inspiration.

Gavinn Lem