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Fun Gifts for the Entire Family

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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. And for additional inspo on what to get the various people in your life, check out our highly recommended roster of Unique Gift Ideas.

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Family Fun Bucket List
Uncommon Goods

Family Fun Bucket List

$18 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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Time Hourglass
MoMa Design Store

Time Hourglass

$15 from MoMA Design Store
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The charms of this three-minute hourglass are manifold: it’s aesthetically pleasing, relaxing to watch, and can offer a visual cue for little ones (or punctuality-challenged adults) when time is running out.

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Dinosaur Taco Holders
Uncommon Goods
Family History Throw
gifts.com

Family History Throw

$27 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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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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Escape the Crate Subscription Box
Cratejoy
Family Tree Picture Frame
Wayfair

Family Tree Picture Frame

$47 from Wayfair
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Display family pics inside this tree-shaped frame, which has space for six 4" x 6" photos amid its scrollwork branches and leaves. Made from molded plastic, this sizable frame is ready to hang right out of the box.

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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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Marquee Light Box
Amazon
Awkward Family Photos Movie Caption Game
Uncommon Goods

Awkward Family Photos Movie Caption Game

$25 from Uncommon Goods
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As if looking at awkward family pictures isn’t amusing enough, players in this game compete to caption each photo using iconic movie lines. “We laughed so hard it hurt,” one reviewer shared, while another said they used it to break the ice at a family reunion and, “everyone loosened up like never before and laughed the night away!”

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Split-Decision Pie Pan
Uncommon Goods
Deszon Wireless Charging Station
Amazon
Cork Board Map
Firebox

Cork Board Map

$23 from Firebox
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For families who like to travel, this cork board map can serve as a scrapbook, trip planner, and even vision board where they can post photos of past adventures and get excited for the ones ahead.

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Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster
Uncommon Goods
'Kids Against Maturity' Card Game
Amazon
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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Backyard Golf Game
PutterBall

Backyard Golf Game

$180 from PutterBall
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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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Balancing Blocks
Shopbop
Our Family Recipes Journal
Barnes & Noble
Yoda Toaster Sur La Table
Sur La Table
National Parks Scratch-Off Chart
Pop Chart
Kodak Mini 2 HD Wireless Portable Photo Printer
Amazon
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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Personalized Family Recipe Board
Uncommon Goods
Amazon Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System
Amazon

Amazon Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System

$249 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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B00PY05VMS
Amazon
Ototo Spaghetti Monster Colander
Amazon
Fabric of Our Family Blanket
Uncommon Goods
B07575W8PP
Amazon

Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground

$180 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.

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SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker Bundle
Amazon
Cards Against Humanity Family Edition
Walmart
Singing Machine
Singing Machine

Carpool Karaoke Mic

$50 from Singing Machine
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This wireless microphone pairs with an FM station on your car's radio so that the whole fam can jam out and enjoy each other's stellar musical skills. 

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