7 awesome gifts for families who like to spend time together

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Whether you’re going home to see your extended family this holiday or are visiting friends with a few kids, it’s always a good idea to bring something fun that everyone can enjoy.

From epic board games to unique treats, there are so many better gifts to give to families than flowers or another Christmas ornament. Keep scrolling to shop seven gift ideas that families will actually want to receive.

1. Catan Board Game, $34.99 (Orig. $55)

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If you haven’t yet introduced your family to the wonderful world of Catan, it’s time. This board game (suitable for ages 10+) is a strategy game where the goal is to settle the island of Catan.

2. TMY Projector with 100 Inch Projector Screen, $89.99

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A projector is a great gift that many people don’t think to buy for themselves. Plus, this projector comes with a screen, so you don’t have to worry about anyone having to find a white wall to project on.

3. Williams Sonoma S’mores Maker, $49.95

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Most people can’t have a campfire every day, but you can still give the gift of s’mores! This kit from Williams Sonoma comes with a roasting chimney, grill top, four roasting sticks and a ceramic tray.

4. Disney+ Subscription, $7.99/month

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Whether you gift a month or a whole year, anyone would love to get a Disney+ subscription this holiday. With Disney+, you can watch everything from the Star Wars saga to all the Marvel movies to Disney classics.

5. Bearaby Tree Napper, $269

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If you know a family that has a bedtime routine full of reading books together or likes to have movie marathons on the couch, a weighted blanket is a great option! This blanket comes in seven colors and three different weights.

6. Not Parent Approved: A Fun Card Game, $25.49

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While Cards Against Humanity isn’t family-friendly, Not Parent Approved actually is! This card game is full of bathroom humor and is super easy to learn.

7. Harry & David Limited Edition Holiday Truffles, $44.99

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It can never go wrong when giving candy during the holidays. These festive truffles from Harry & David include 24 truffles with six different flavors, including milk chocolate toffee pecan and caramel white chocolate spiced chai.

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