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The Best Gifts for Families This Holiday Season

A new survey finds holiday shoppers are planning to spend upwards to $250 per family member this season. Here are a few family-focused gift ideas sure to satisfy those loved ones who’ve been on the good list this past year.


This year, families are getting back together to celebrate the holidays and I’m teaming up with a few brands to help keep them together throughout the New Year.

There is good news and the outlook for the holiday season is bright. First, families are looking to reunite and connect for the holidays. Second, they’re looking for fun things to do — together. One solution is gifting experiences! Who hasn’t missed going to the movies? The big screen, the smell of yummy popcorn, and that booming sound. My family has missed it so much!

I recommend giving the gift of Cinemark Movie Club, a monthly membership program that gets you free tickets, discounts, and more at Cinemark theatres. Get this, you can easily buy a stress-free 12-month gift membership for $99 – that comes with 12 movie tickets, 20% off concessions, waived online fees, and additional discounts! The average Movie Club members save over $100 per year with a Movie Club membership. It’s the perfect gift for families, because monthly ticket credits roll over to the next month if unused, so you can save them up to take the whole family. You can experience all the fun of going to the movies… there’s Eternals, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Encanto. I can already taste the popcorn and feel the fun of looking up at the big screen again! For more, go to Let’s stay on this theme of gifting an experience rather than things. And this one is big! Just imagine the faces of your loved ones when they find out you’ve gifted them a trip to Florida.

My family loves visiting Florida and we've been all over the state. From Miami to Tampa, Orlando to Destin, it's one of our favorite destinations.

VISIT FLORIDA is inviting travelers to gift a heartwarming trip to the Sunshine State. From relaxing beach getaways to family fun at iconic theme parks, to outdoor adventure and unique wildlife encounters. To make gifting a vacation experience even easier, VISIT FLORIDA has partnered with Expedia to offer up to 20% off overnight bookings at select hotels throughout the state.

  • Melia Orlando Celebration - 30% off Family Suite

  • Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West - 20% off all rooms

  • Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy in Bradenton – (The Golf Club features an 18-hole championship golf course)

Giving a Florida vacation experience removes the stress of holiday shopping, and to make this even easier, VISIT FLORIDA has partnered with Expedia at

Finally, as a mom of two boys, I know it’s not always easy with baby bags, booster seats, strollers, but there are ways to navigate throughout family experiences with kiddos.

The Wonderfold W4 Elite is the perfect carrier for kids. Babies and toddlers love strolling around in the WONDERFOLD Multi-Function Wagon. They’re secured in a 5-point harness and covered by a UV protected canopy. With high face to face seats with footrests, this stroller wagon makes it easy to take the entire family to the park, beach, campsite, and more! The wagon’s user-friendly design is easily foldable with minimal assembly required. The one-step folding design allows you to fold and store it in seconds. Its adjustable push handle can be customized to accommodate different heights and needs. Another aspect that I love — it’s multifunctional. After your kids have outgrown the stroller, the seats can be removed to transform into a utility wagon — perfect for sports equipment, camping gear, luggage, and so much more! It’s available on, Amazon, and other retailers.


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