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Buying a family present is always a mixed bag. How do you please an impossible-to-shop-for patriarch, an angsty teenager and a seven-year-old all in one fell swoop? We feel your pain. Save your sanity—and your time—by giving one of these group gifts that will appease even the toughest critics.

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Amazon Echo

Alexa, what is this the perfect gift for a technology-loving family? (All signs point to yes.) P.S. Sign up for Good News with PureWow while you’re at it.

Amazon ($89)

Bed Bath & Beyond

S’mores Maker

No need to embark on a camping trip to reap the benefits of s’mores with this ingenious lazy Susan. 

Nostalgia Electrics ($60)


Giant Jenga

This oversize classic makes the perfect backyard activity.

Urban Outfitters ($80)

Uncommon Goods

Family Bucket List

With fun challenges like visiting a new place by train or baking a family recipe, the holidays can be all about crossing things off as a family. 

Uncommon Goods ($18)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Popcorn Popper

To pair with that portable projector.

Nostalgia Electrics ($80)

Foody Direct

Oprah’s Favorite Pie Cups

After all, what Oprah says, goes.

Hill Country Pie Kitchen ($70)


Portable Projector

Stream the latest Pixar flick onto your living room wall.

Panasonic ($617)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Karaoke Machine

Simply plug in your phone and let the angelic vocals flow.

Karaoke USA ($100)


Scratch Map

Hang this up in your kitchen or home office for the ultimate wanderlust inspiration. 

Luckies of London ($26)


Grill Top Pizza Oven

This + popcorn machine + movie projector = the perfect family night.

BakerStone ($120)

Uncommon Goods

Family Mugs

A little kitschy, but you’ll all have a great laugh at everyone’s personalized portraits. 

Uncommon Goods (from $30)

Bed Bath & Beyond


Pick up some fan favorites—from Tom Petty to Raffi—and make this a surefire hit right out of the gate.

Crosley ($70)


Plug-In Frogger

Parents will love schooling their kids in this classic arcade game.

Urban Outfitters ($26)


Outdoor Firepit

A compact way to spruce up your backyard.

Curonian ($189)


Nordstrom Gift Card

When all else fails, load up this bad boy up and let everyone go wild on their own gifts.

Nordstrom (from $25)

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