By: Adam Evans
Tired of hearing “I don’t know” when you ask your family members what they’d like for Christmas? Take the guessing out of the giving and use this guide to buy the perfect present this year.
For the outdoors-loving family: Spikeball and Kan Jam are two outdoor games that have gained popularity in the recent years and are great for the whole family. Spikeball requires more physical effort than Kan Jam, however both are easy to pick up by people of all ages. Kan Jam is a frisbee game with two cans into which you redirect the frisbee into the can. Spikeball is slightly more complicated. A hula hoop sized net is placed between the teams and a small ball is hit onto the net back and forth between the two teams. Both games can be played by two teams of two and are fairly simple games to pick up and play.
For the board-game-loving family: You can rarely go wrong with board games as a gift. Otrio, released in 2016, is fun and challenging and can be played with up to four people. The game is a spin off of the well-known game of tic-tac-toe, however it is much more competitive and strategic.
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For younger kids: A kid-friendly archery kit is a great idea for young kids, but for kids older than 8 years old, a normal archery kit is equally as fun. Kid-friendly archery kits can range from $20-30, while normal archery sets can range from $30 to far over $100.
For teens: The new Syma X5C 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Explorers Quad Copter may seem intimidating, but it is a great gift for teens. This camera-equipped drone is durable, can be flown indoors or outdoors, and comes with a remote control. The drone is priced at $46.99 on Amazon.com.
If all else fails, money is always a safe option. Everyone can use some extra cash during the holiday season!