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Fun Gifts for the Entire Family

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It's All Relative

Whoever said you can’t please ’em all just hasn’t tried hard enough. Ahead, find gifts that will engage and delight the entire brood, whether they're a family of foodies, globetrotters, game night-ers, and more. 


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Old Time Candy
Old Time Candy Company

Old Time Candy

Prices vary at Old Time Candy Company
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Here's a history lesson the little ones won't mind: Via the Old Time Candy Company, family elders can introduce younger kin to their favorite childhood sweets, which are grouped and sold by decade, flavor, or type.


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Escape the Crate Subscription Box
Cratejoy
National Parks Scratch-Off Chart
Pop Chart

National Parks Scratch-Off Chart

$25 from Pop Chart
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Families who make regular pilgrimages to national parks will love this illustrated scratch-off chart. Once they’ve checked off a destination, they’ll gently peel off the top layer to reveal a rendering of that park in full color. (If they’re not park-goers, there are charts for Major League ballparks, basketball arenas, football stadiums, golf holes and more.)


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Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground
Amazon

Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground

$160 from Amazon
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Indoor play places are likely to be off limits this winter, so it’s time to get creative if you’re buying for kids and their stressed-out parents. This innovative set turns a sturdy doorway into a swing, ladder, rope, trapeze, or rings, and it can hold up to 300 pounds.

Family Fun Bucket List
Uncommon Goods

Family Fun Bucket List

$13 from Uncommon Goods
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Families in need of bonding time can look to this bucket list for inspiration. They’ll pick a “to-do” stick from a group of 25 prompts, then complete the suggested activity. After memories have been made, they’ll date the back of the stick and return it to the “bucket” for posterity.


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Dinosaur Taco Holders
Uncommon Goods
Wooden Family Tree
Etsy

Wooden Family Tree

$60 and up from Etsy
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Display up to five generations — rings of your family tree — for all to see. These genealogical gems are made in Austin, Texas, from sustainably harvested wood and are available in two sizes.


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3794590
Amazon

Z-Man Games Pandemic

$36 from Amazon
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Sure, it’s a bit on the nose, but buyers say this cooperative board game that challenges players to stop disease outbreaks and epidemics around the world is as challenging as it is fun. “When you win, you come away feeling like the hero of an apocalyptic movie, saving the world in the very nick of time,” raves one player.


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Stingray Family Tree Tent
Tentsile

Stingray Family Tree Tent

$699 from Tentsile
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Take a second to recover from the sticker shock. Then consider that this waterproof tent could stand in for a hotel room and backyard treehouse. Capable of holding up to 880 pounds, it’s made for multi-person lounging and sleeping (read: everyone won’t roll to the middle). Set it up anywhere you can find three anchor points for camping, stargazing, or just elevated outdoor play.


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Split-Decision Pie Pan
Uncommon Goods

Split-Decision Pie Pan

$18 from Uncommon Goods
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They may be related, but that doesn’t mean they agree on everything. This “split-decision” pan makes it possible to circumvent arguments over what's for dessert and bake two half-pies at once. Has discord ever been so delicious?


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Amazon Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System
Amazon

Amazon Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System

$199 from Amazon
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Wi-Fi groaning under the weight of simultaneous Zoom calls? Buyers say Amazon's new Eero mesh Wi-Fi system helps keep the data flowing, blanketing up to 5,000 square feet with speedy coverage, even if you have dozens of devices connected. The 10-minute setup is easy even for tech novices.


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'Kids Against Maturity' Card Game
Amazon

'Kids Against Maturity' Card Game

$25 from Amazon
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Though the game makers note that "humorless" parents can remove any card they find objectionable, most of the more than 7,000 reviewers appear nonplussed at the content, noting that Kids Against Maturity offers "real-deal laughs" and is "suitable for all ages."


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Kodak Mini 2
Amazon
Fabric of Our Family Blanket
Uncommon Goods
Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster
Uncommon Goods

Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster

$20 from Uncommon Goods
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One way to motivate everyone to take part in meal prep? Break out these fun campfire accessories. Diners can use the faux fishing rods to dangle their skewers over the fire until their food is perfectly roasted, toasted, or melted.


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Family History Throw
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Family History Throw

$36 from Gifts.com
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Customized with key dates such as weddings, births, new homes, and other momentous occasions, this throw becomes a touching way to capture and display a family timeline.


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Cards Against Humanity Family Edition
Walmart
Marquee Light Box
Amazon
Charley Harper Birds
Amazon

Charley Harper Jigsaw Puzzle

$21 from Amazon
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Introduce your family to the wonderfully whimsical world of American artist Charley Harper. This particular 1,000-piece puzzle is based on a painting by Harper of our avian friends.


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Putterball
Amazon

Backyard Golf Game

$189 from Amazon
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If your local mini golf course is closed, this portable putting green is the next best thing (or, during a pandemic, the even-better thing). The rules of PutterBall resemble those of beer pong, but no alcohol or experience with that game — or with golfing, for that matter — are required to play.


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Monkey Vegetable Peeler
Amazon
Global Hot Sauce Gift Box
Uncommon Goods

Global Hot Sauce Gift Box

$45 from Uncommon Goods
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Just about every continent has a different take on hot sauce. Let your family explore with this five-bottle set, which contains sauces from the U.S., India, and Africa.  


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Surviving COVID-19 2020 Candle
Natural Annie Essentials

Surviving COVID-19 Candle

$12 from Natural Annie Essentials
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Looking for a timely and topical gift? While there's no telling what this candle smells like, reviewers say it's got a "phenomenal" scent, which we're guessing means it doesn't evoke a dumpster fire.


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Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set
Uncommon Goods

Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set

$108 from Uncommon Goods
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Next time you see something that reminds you of that one amazing friend or much-missed family member who lives far away, let them know you're thinking of them with this gift. Simply tap the bracelet, and your loved one's half of the set will light up and vibrate. Replacement bands in different colors are available for $8.


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Shut the Hell Up Chewing Gum
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