14 Holiday Gifts the Entire Family Will Love

Kathryn Barnard

When you're so busy shopping for everyone on your list, it can be easy to forget what the holiday season is really all about: spending time with the people you love most. With that in mind, take a little time to choose a few gifts that your entire brood can enjoy as one. To help, we're sharing some of our favorite family-friendly presents.

If togetherness is the goal but your loved ones are spread out all across the country, or you're being mindful of social distancing guidelines in light of the ongoing pandemic, a smart video calling system makes being together a whole lot easier. Gift one to your parents and siblings, and be sure to get one for your own home, too. We also found a digital camera that makes taking and sharing exceptional quality photos a breeze. Forget about sending selfies to your relatives! Now, you can send high-res portraits.

Is more family bonding your goal? Get a regular game or movie night on the calendar—a few of the gifts on our list will help facilitate either. From an heirloom board game and a popcorn maker to a family-friendly cookbook and the comfiest seating, we're sharing everything you need for the ultimate evening in. And if you're looking for a way to commemorate some of your greatest memories, we have a few ideas. Personalized mugs, complete with each person's own cartoon character, are a fun way to capture your family exactly as it is today. If your group loves to travel, a custom map that makes keeping track of your journeys—or announcing new ones—is a good idea.

Whatever your goal, a gift the whole family can enjoy at once is guaranteed to be well-received. Ahead, 12 of our favorite presents that'll help you spend more time together.

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Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

liberty wooden puzzle of a bird
Lennart Weibull

Make your next family game night a little more fun (not to mention challenging) with a beautiful wooden puzzle.

Shop Now: Liberty Puzzles Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles, starting from $65, libertypuzzles.com.

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Smart Camera

google nest hub max
Courtesy of Google

Staying connected to those you love has never been easier. The Google Nest Hub max makes crystal-clear video calling a breeze, which means the entire family can be together even when they can't.

Shop Now: Google Nest Hub Max, $229, store.google.com.

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Classic Board Game

Wooden Monopoly Heirloom Edition Board Game
Courtesy of Monopoly

If Monopoly is your family's game of choice each Friday night, it's time to invest in an upgrade. This gorgeous wooden edition will ultimately become a treasured family heirloom—the rosewood, walnut, and maple board and foil-stamped cards are beautiful enough to be cherished for generations.

Shop Now: Monopoly Heirloom Wooden Edition, $229.95, vermontcountrystore.com.

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Cake Cookbook

martha stewarts cake perfection book
Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Gather your entire brood for an afternoon of baking, which will surely be followed by an evening of enjoying a slice of cake. If that's not the best way to encourage family bonding, we don't know what is.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection, $26, amazon.com.

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Popcorn Maker

Cuisinart Red Popcorn Maker
Courtesy of Cuisinart

Take movie night to the next level by popping your own popcorn at home. This cinema-style popper is guaranteed to turn your family room into the most popular movie theater around.

Shop Now: Cuisinart Popcorn Maker, $79.95, crateandbarrel.com.

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Outdoor TV

father and daughter smiling while watching tv outdoors
Courtesy of Samsung

Upgrade your backyard or patio with Samsung's new outdoor TV. The whole family can gather around to watch your favorite shows and movies while getting some fresh air. Tech lovers will appreciate the weatherproof design and anti-reflection picture quality.

Shop Now: Samsung "The Terrace" Outdoor TV, $3,498, amazon.com.

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Family-Friendly Seating

Room and Board Bean Bag Chair
Courtesy of Room & Board

And where better to sit as you watch a movie as a family than on cozy lounge seats? These remind us of grown-up bean bags—kids and adults alike will love curling up on these fun loungers.

Shop Now: Room & Board "Levi" Lounge Chair, $299, roomandboard.com.

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Travel Map

New York Times World Map Poster
Courtesy of The New York Times Store

A personalized world map, which comes complete with pushpins to mark past trips, is the ultimate gift for a family of travelers. You can look forward to your next getaway—once COVID-19-related travel restrictions lift—by marking it on the map, too.

Shop Now: New York Times Store Modern World Map, $155, store.nytimes.com.

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Lightweight Digital Camera

Canon Powershot SX 530 HS digital camera
Courtesy of Canon

This digital camera might be small, but it's mighty. In addition to capturing high-resolution snapshots, it can also record video. Best of all, it's Wi-Fi enabled, so you can connect it to your mobile device and post your photos on social media without any wait time.

Shop Now: Canon PowerShot "SX530" Digital Camera, starting from $199, amazon.com.

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Personalized Mugs

Uncommon Goods Personalized Family Mugs
Courtesy of Shelly Klein / Uncommon Goods

These adorable personalized mugs make great gifts for the entire family. Customize the character to look like each person—you can even decide on their outfit color!—and add their name for a mug that's as unique as they are.

Shop Now: Shelly Klein Personalized Family Mug, $30, uncommongoods.com.

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Oversize Games

Giant Jenga tower and orange bag
Courtesy of Wayfair

Game night is more fun when it's larger than life! Your family will love unwrapping this oversize twist on classic Jenga almost as much as they'll love playing it.

Shop Now: Jenga Giant Hardwood Game, $118.50, wayfair.com.

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Ice Cream Maker

Cuisinart 2-quart Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet and Ice Cream Maker
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

If weekend sundaes are a tradition in your family, take it to the next level by making them—from start to finish—at home. This handy appliance makes easy work of creating your own homemade flavors.

Shop Now: Cuisinart Stainless-Steel Ice Cream Maker, $99.95, williams-sonoma.com.

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Cookie Set

jk adams bake together set
Courtesy of Food52

These cookie cutters are perfect for holiday baking. The set comes with two hardwood rolling pins—a big one for you and a mini one for small hands—plus three cutters in the cutest of shapes. (May we suggest this cookie recipe for starters?)

Shop Now: JK Adams Bake Together Set, $29, food52.com.

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Family Album

artifact uprising the stories we tell scrapbook album
Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

Get the kids, Grandma, everyone, involved in telling the family story. This chapter-based scrapbook album is complete with engaging prompts, convenient pockets, and interactive add-ons to inspire documenting your favorite memories.

Shop Now: Artifact Uprising "The Stories We Tell" Scrapbook Album, $89, artifactuprising.com.

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