The holidays are a special time of year for all -- royals included. According to Life & Style, the Queen has invited the Middletons to join Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the entire royal family at the queen's Norfolk estate this Christmas. Can you even imagine what that'll be like? I can see it now: Prince Harry singing karaoke with brother William while slinging back eggnog! One thing we do know: apparently Kate and William's family will be straying from tradition and exchanging "cheap and quirky" gifts instead of pricey items this year.
What?! You mean Kate will have to find her own designer winter boots instead of open them next to an 18-foot tree? OK, I jest. In fact, I think it's great that the royals are opting to have a bit of fun this holiday. What's important is that everyone's together. Plus, quirky gifts provide a definite smile, after all.
Want to take after the royals this season? Check out these 5 quirky gifts perfect for family gift giving:
1. For the pet lover in your family:
This pet umbrella ($11.45, Amazon.com) is TOO much. I mean, I'm all about making sure your furry friend is comfortable when the weather is a little blah, but do you really think coverage is necessary?
2. For your most-loved member of the military:
This Army man bottle opener ($12.37, Amazon.com) gives me a chuckle (and I bet Prince Harry would love it!). Diving into the action of the holidays, he is.
3. For the manly coffee addict:
There's nothing more annoying than wanting to drink your coffee when the mug is too warm. That's why I adore this man coffee cozy ($15, Etsy.com). Honestly, who doesn't love a cozy, eh?
4. For the party-throwing Aunt:
I've never met a person who doesn't love Cards Against Humanity ($25, CardsAgainstHumanity.com). This laugh-out-loud game allows for hours of awkward fun with the simple flip of a card.
5. For the newborn:
Ob. Sessed. This "Drink Until I Pass Out" onesie ($15.88, Etsy.com) is fabulous and made for babies up to 18 months.
What's the funniest gift you've ever given to a family member?
Image via nothingtoomuch1/Flickr