The Christmas budget can be hard to keep in check when you have a lot of relatives to buy presents for but here are five entertainment Christmas gift ideas that the whole family can enjoy.
There is nothing more fun than a board game to brighten up a dinner party or act as entertainment on an otherwise boring afternoon. Start a boardroom game revolution in your family and give a loved relative a gift they will treasure and is just good old fashioned, family-fun entertainment. Classic board games and much-loved favourites include Monopoly, Twister, Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble.
Foxtel (depending on the packages you choose) can offer a large array of entertainment, comedy, sitcoms, children’s shows and nature documentaries and entertain a family for hours on end. At an added cost, Foxtel IQ can offer you even greater flexibility by allowing you to tape your shows on a hard drive and watch at your leisure. Bear in mind that you need to check whether Foxtel is available in your area or building and that you need to pay for installation as well as the cost of the subscription. Conditions will apply so read the contract carefully.
DVD Box Sets
DVD box sets always make a great gift and are perfect for a rainy day, lazy night in or movie marathon. Popular box sets include TV series such as Sex and the City, Friends or Doctor Who or popular movie series such as James Bond, Star Wars or Twilight or classic movie box sets with actors such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe or Clarke Gable. Set aside a day on the holidays or organise a movie night where you can enjoy the movies with your friends and family.
Movie tickets always make good stocking fillers. You can get book of movie tickets from leading cinemas such as Hoyts, Greater Union, Reading cinemas and all leading cinema chains. With movie tickets, certain conditions may apply such as not being able to see the movies in peak hour times such as a Saturday night. You’ll be able to watch the latest blockbusters whether they be sci-fi, historical dramas, romantic comedies or suspense movies. Over the Christmas and holiday period, there should be family and children’s movies on offer that everyone can enjoy.
The Nintendo Wii is a great Christmas gift and an interactive games system that the whole family can enjoy. With a vast range of games available and intuitive controls, it is suitable for the little ones but games such as Wii Fit will also provide entertainment for mum and dad. Wii is much more than a games console. With the built-in Wii Channels you can surf the Internet, edit your digital photos, check the news and weather, and much more.
Buying Christmas presents the whole family will enjoy is a great way to encourage family time and bonding over Christmas with the added bonus of saving money on individual Christmas gifts.