I give Family Fun Magazine by Disney the absolute highest rating. I can't find a thing wrong with this magazine. We've been getting it for three years now. My friend gave my daughter a subscription three years ago and I've been a loyal subscriber since that ran out.
Even though the gift subscription was for my daughter, it's me who sits down to read it as soon as it comes in the mail. It has LOTS of fun ideas to do with your kids. It has craft ideas, recipes, party ideas, and lots and lots of parenting/family time tips. I use at least one idea from every issue, usually more than one.
For my daughter's 9th birthday, we used many ideas from the magazine (we had a Spa Night Party). There are always great ideas every month, and if you don't like any for that month, you can always go online to www.familyfun.com to get more ideas.
I have given Family Fun as a gift to scout leaders, Sunday school teachers, school teachers and to friends. Around Christmas time, they sell subscriptions for $5 each (I think you have to buy like 3 to get that rate).