Great Gifts for the Whole Family 2017 #giveaway

Posted December 4, 2017 by Prairie Wife - 24 comments

20 shopping days until Christmas…does this have anyone else feeling a bit nervous?!

With a family of 7 we start planning farther ahead than most so that we can ensure each child gets what they want (within reason). Even with all this panning, I still often find myself needing some new ideas every now and then. Below are a few gifts that have been big hits with our family over the years. Take a look, and if you have some great gift ideas let me know in the comments.

If you want to see me talk about all these items you can watch this video clip from my segment on K2 News!

Make sure you enter to win some great tech gear at the end of the post. We will have TWO winners!

google home miniGoogle Home Mini

I already sang the praises of Google Home in this post, and this Google Home Mini is just as awesome…but in a smaller package! This voice activated command center can fill your home with Christmas Carols, help the kids with homework, tell you the weather, and my fav feature…create your shopping list for you! It sends the list to your Google Home app on your phone (no more leaving the list at home) and when an item is in your cart simply tap it and it’s deleted. You can even use Google Home to make phone calls, and if you have the right TV to control your TV with voice commands. Trust me when I say it’s the perfect gift for just about everyone on your list. Note: Head to this link and you can get yours for only $29.99 (that’s 40% off)!

Fisher Price NativityLittle People Nativity Scene

This is a great gift for the littlest ones on your list, but it’s one even big kids can enjoy. This Fisher Price Nativity scene brings the reason for the season to life for your family. Each year when we pull out this kid friendly nativity scene all the Cowkids spend hours playing with it and reenacting the Christmas Story. We’ve had ours for almost a decade, so you can rest assured that this is a toy that will last!

LED LenserLED Lenser Headlamp

The Cowboy is often the hardest one to shop for on my list! He has declared this LED Lenser Headlamp one of his favorite gifts. It has four light modes and take AAA batteries…that last 30 hours! It’s perfect for hunters, and for those of you that have animals it’s incredibly helpful when you have to do chores in the dark. It’s durable, lightweight AND comes with a 5 year warranty. Subscription Boxes

You can see CowgirlG’s review of her latest box here! offers subscription boxes for kids. They are filled with great toys and accessories and are delivered right to your door. It’s a wonderful gift to send to a family member that lives far away. They now have a Disney Princess Box, Hotwheels, and National Geographic, so you can find the perfect box for all of the kiddos on your list.

jilybean thingsCustom Gear from JilyBeans Things

Custom gear is all the rage right now and I’m in love with the Wyoming themed gifts at JilyBeans Things. Of course, full disclosure the creator is my bestie TallGirlJ 😉 Her hats are cute and cozy! The tumblers make wonderful gifts and she can customize most of the items. Check out her goodies now, and come back to the blog later for a giveaway.

wemoWemo Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Do you have a partner that’s always leaving lights or devices on? Have you rushed back home one time to many to see if you remembered to turn off your flat iron? If your answer is yes the the Wemo Smart Plug is for you. The next generation of plugs is controlled by an app on your phone. Turn it off from anywhere, set it to turn off automatically, or according turn it off and on based on a set schedule. Trust me when I say, this is something you never knew you needed until you have one (and then you’ll want a dozen more)!

For our local readers I have a few more recommendations!

Head over to the Floral Rhino for their unique Wyoming gifts.

Mountain Sports has everything you need for winter fun and Surf Wyoming Gear for the whole family.

Windy City Books has an amazing selection of books that will make wonderful gifts for everyone on your list.

Now it’s GIVEAWAY time!

The awesome people at Verizon have provided me with a Google Home Mini and WEMO Wi-Fi Smart Plug to give two lucky winners an early Chirstmas gift! One reader will win a Google Home Mini and another will win a WEMO Smart plug! All you have to do is tell me in the comments what you hope to find under the tree this Christmas. You can earn more points towards the giveaway by entering using the Rafflecopter form.

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24 thoughts on "Great Gifts for the Whole Family 2017 #giveaway"

  1. Heidi says:

    I would really like Dave ramsey book club for xmas!!

  2. I have the Google mini On my Christmas list!!! As well as a portable lint roller, coffee/tea, balsam candles and 24 hours with my husband and no phones( except maps!)!

  3. Tanya Gygax says:

    Hoping to find a ring but we will see! Lol. Some new workout clothes would be cool too.

  4. Jacque says:

    I would really love to see some awesome new workout gear under the tree this year!

  5. Miranda Mendoza says:

    I don’t want anything for myself. It is more things for my boys. They want Legos, PlayStation games and a go cart.

  6. Karen Szewczyk says:

    All I wan for Christmas is a Google Home Mini but I will probably get wool socks because I live in Wyoming…

  7. Theresa says:

    I am a simple woman… I would like a French press. Although after seeing this google home- looks pretty cool. And when I picked up cruz from daycare today she had this same nativity set and said it is the one for the kids to play with. It was pretty cool. I had never seen one before.

  8. Jenni T says:

    I am hoping to find a new queen sized mattress under the tree!! 😉

  9. Abbey says:

    I hope to find sonething the helps me and my family be better…. people, friends, and around happier family 🙂

  10. Shawn Altorio says:

    I’ve been looking to add some smarts to my home, so that Google Home Mini and WeMo Smart Plug would be perfect.

  11. Mallary says:

    I would love a remote start for my Jeep. Winter is finally arriving in Utah! The Google mini sounds amazing!

  12. Cheryl says:

    I hope to get the Ring floodlight… that’s when you know you are old. 😉

  13. Susan Winn says:

    I would love to find a high tech gadget that I can talk to and *poof* the house is clean!

  14. Will G says:

    I hope to find new jeans.

  15. I hope I find some name brand high quality bluetooth speakers under the tree this year.

  16. Bennie says:

    I hope to find some organization items under my tree. I’m going to order (for myself) something from the Container Store for my kitchen (spice rack combo small item holder) and jewelry and accessory holder for my bedroom.

  17. Cindy A. says:

    The only thing I want for Christmas is for our kitchen remodel to be finished. Haha!

  18. Rachel says:

    I’m hoping to find a couple cardigans under the tree.

  19. amanda whitley says:

    i am hoping to find new clothes. i dont buy a lot for my self due to money being tight so thats all i really hope for at christmas.

  20. Carly Williams says:

    I hope to find a new laptop!

  21. Mita says:

    The new workout gear

  22. Jonathan Watson says:

    I would love a google home mini under my Christmas Tree!

  23. Lisa Babs says:

    You know what this year I don’t care what I get under the tree. I had a good year and am happywith all I have. I got married to my soul mate… so what else do I need.

  24. Allen Gibson says:

    Like any married big kid, I would love to see a big flat screen tv, xbox, ps4 and all that other fancy tech I haven’t been able to afford. I will be more than happy to settle for seeing my wife & family smile.

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