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    26 Things For Anyone Stuck At Home With Their Family

    A Baby Yoda puzzle, an indoor s'mores maker, and games on games on games — we've got you covered.

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    1. A collapsible microwave popcorn maker that lets you pop kernels so gloriously fresh that your whole family will think they just blinked themselves into a movie theater.

    Sur La Table

    All you have to do is add generic kernels + whatever oils or butters you feel in your heart, and you'll be raring to go. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I never write a review but this is such a great item! It is easy to use and makes yummy, healthy popcorn. I bought one for myself. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve bought two more for friends." —Carolyn H

    Psst — if you're looking for way to add some pizzazz to your snack, check out BuzzFeed's ideas for flavoring popcorn!

    Get it from Sur La Table for $20.

    2. A Bluetooth-enabled record player so everyone can take turns at each family meal either playing their favorite hits on vinyl, or bopping out to the Spotify playlist ~Mellow Pop~.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I love this so much! I've been wanting a record player for a while and bought this one because it was inexpensive and had good reviews. Love the bluetooth connector, and records sound amazing on it. It looks great and I love that the cover is removable." —ilovebobross

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $70.

    3. A Baby Yoda puzzle that even the fam's the littlest padawan and most seasoned Jedi will be delighted to piece together.

    Barnes & Noble

    *Hamilton voice* "Look at my SON ..."

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $10.99.

    4. A book full of rainbow scratch art pages so the older members of the family can have a ~blast from the past~ and the younger set can discover the glory of scratching every inch of the paper off to find the full rainbow.


    Listen, y'all, I recently scratch rainbowed my way out of a VERY STRESSFUL afternoon with some rainbow scratch art, so if you're looking for a fun way to unwind, I highly recommend.

    Get it from Staples for $18.99.

    5. An underwater disco light for the tub so you can party indoors by turning bath time into a veritable toddler rave.


    Promising review: "This has really gotten the party started in the bathroom, the cat is even more jealous." —Firebox Customer

    Get it from Firebox for $7.99 (originally $12.99).

    6. A kids' scratch-off book poster that essentially doubles as a childhood reading list — every time you read one of the 100 classic books on the poster, you get to scratch it off to reveal a little doodle. Now you'll never finish a book as a family and wonder what to read next!


    Promising review: "This is so adorable and it has been so fun scratching them off. I would buy many different versions of this (i.e. adult fiction, children's fantasy, etc). A great way to encourage kids to challenge themselves!" —mf12345

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $15.

    7. A Darth Vader ice mold just to put a lil' dark side flair into everyone's morning OJ — or, better yet, to melt chocolate down and refrigerate for a unique homemade candy mold.

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "I gave this as a gift — they said it was one of the most fun gifts they received." —Valerie M.

    Get it from Sur La Table for $14.

    8. A set of Table Topics cards perfect for sitting around the dinner table or spending a rainy afternoon on the couch together. Each card comes with a thought-provoking question for everyone to take turns answering, and with six different themed sets to choose from, it'll grow with your family.


    The themes for each set include Teen, What Would You Do, Family, Couples, Original, and Inspiring Women Table Topics.

    Promising review: "I was so excited about this game! We are a big family so it's not often for all of us to be home and together. This was a great and low-key game to play and get to know each other even more. I want to buy all the different sets and the travel versions they have! I can't wait to break this out during the holidays too. Plus it comes in such a cute little glass box, love love love!!" —Sydney

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    9. A Frozen 2 Monopoly game so the entire family can journey through Arendelle, the Enchanted Forest, and ~Into The Unknown~ together while streaming the movie on Disney+.


    The game is played like a standard Monopoly game, with Frozen II twists. The objective is to go around the board using play money you've earned to buy "properties" — or, in this case, magical places that Elsa and Anna journey to in the film. Once you've purchased a property, you can put a Snowflake on it and charge rent to anyone whose game piece lands there. Whoever still has money when the rest of the players are bankrupt wins. This game is perfect for two to six players, unless you want to play it with teams, in which case you can add more.

    Get it from Macy's for $18 (originally $22).

    10. A DIY chocolate truffle kit that comes with all the mouthwatering ingredients you need for everyone in the family to have their own perfect, personalized truffles — you can even make them vegan!


    Each kit comes complete with dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, sugar, peppermint extract, vanilla extract, and sea salt, plus a thermometer and instructions for how to make truffles with the ingredients provided, and ways to ~jazz~ them up with your own flavors. All you need to provide is cream — swap it with coconut cream for a vegan treat!

    Promising review: "Simple recipes, easy to follow and had good suggestions for altering. I made chocolate with toasted coconut, raspberry and peppermint. All were well received as gifts to others and delicious. Neat little kit too, several things left over with some more base chocolate." —Rich

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $35.

    11. A bottle of odor-banishing Poo-Pourri, so nobody in the family ever has to come out of the bathroom and be all, "Uh, maybe give it a minute."

    Promising review: "If you have any doubts on this product, don't! It actually does what it says and works! I have been a loyal Poo-Pourri costumer for two years now and I will never stop buying it! It helped tremendously when my bf would have to use the restroom and then I would have to get in to do my makeup. Buy this product!!!" —NightWithEnvy

    Get it from Ulta for $9.99 (available in five scents).

    12. A Super Mario-themed UNO deck, because UNO is so indisputably the perfect family card game that putting Mario and Princess Peach on them is the only way to improve it.


    If you're new to UNO, the game deals everyone a random set of cards, and puts a pile of the rest of them in the middle. Everyone starts drawing cards from the middle deck clockwise in turns. The objective is to get rid of the cards in your hand faster than everyone else — which you can do if you if the player to the left of you has a card that matches one of your card's colors, numbers, or symbols. Cards will also have instructions on them, like to skip player's turns, or throw in a ~wild card~ that matches anything. Perfect for 2-6 players!

    Promising review: "This product was a good way to bring me, my brothers, our kids, and my parents together. A fun & familiar game featuring imagery we all share a bond with." —jlb2099

    Get it from GameStop for $5.

    13. A headphone splitter to mitigate some noise for those times when half the family is desperate to stream Moana for the 145th time and the other half of the family is like, "I've been staring at the edge of my tolerance, long as I can remember..."


    Promising review: "Does the job. Perfect for watching movies on your laptop with someone else." —Staples Customer

    Get it from Staples for $10.99.

    14. An illustrated Disney Princess cookbook that includes everything from Ariel's Sea Turtle Cupcakes to Rapunzel's Frying Pan Eggs, so you can all quite literally eat like ~royalty~ together.


    The cookbook includes 50 easy-to-make recipes that span meals, snacks, and desserts, and were all designed with aspiring cooks ages seven and up in mind!

    Get it from shopDisney for $15.95, Bookshop for $14.71 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    15. A Play-Doh garden set in tons of fun colors so everyone can let their imaginations run wild making lil' flowers and watering them with itty bitty Play-Doh strands.

    Barnes & Noble

    Each set comes complete with three containers of Play-Doh, molds for flowers, pots, and water cans, and two gardening tools.

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $9.99.

    16. A set of vine-covered fairy lights to dress up the enormous blanket forts that, much like a cozy black hole, seem to be swallowing more of your blankets and pillows each day.


    Promising review: "These lights are so adorable! And the light itself is a very nice yellowish glow, definitely love the vibe that they add to my room." —nmaetz

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    17. A game of Family Charades that comes with six themed decks, so you can swap them out depending on how many generations are ready to rumble.


    The themed decks in each game are Picture, Kids, Family, Hollywood, Animal Party, and Time Capsule. In each game, you'll have two teams; a member of a team will draw a card with a topic on it, and then has a certain amount of time to act out that card without speaking for their other team members to guess. Whoever's team guesses the most cards correctly wins the game. Perfect for for to twelve players.

    Promising review: "This was a Christmas gift for my 13-year-old niece. She loved it! We immediately started playing it as a family and it was so much fun. The words are challenging too. Love that it has different Charade games within one box. You can tailor the game to your audience." —Rossbeigh

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $26.

    18. A mini waffle maker so you can jazz up that boring afternoon snack time with chocolate chip-filled heart-shaped waffly perfection.

    Urban Outfitters

    If you're waffling on the waffles, you can also use it for hash browns, paninis, biscuits, and even (gasp) PIZZA. If you can dream it, you can mini waffle it.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this little purchase!! Great quality and it’s even cuter in person. The waffles cook in a minute and 30 seconds and is extremely easy to clean. It’s the perfect mini and makes the perfect size to fill you up quickly and efficiently. It even comes with a recipe book:)" —dyannsophia

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18 (available in four colors).

    19. A beginner-friendly 14-piece cake-decorating set complete with a piping bag and stainless steel tips, so everyone can reenact scenes from The Great British Bake-Off together and share the glorious (or less-than-glorious) results.

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "This was the first piping bag I bought before I started practicing cake decorating. I have to say that this is a wonderful set and it has just a great variety of different tips for you to choose from. The quality of the bag is really sturdy so it can really hold whatever you have in there whether it be just cream cheese frosting or your homemade custard. It definitely enticed me to try cake decorating more. Definitely recommend this!" —bakingaddict

    Get it from Sur La Table for $20.

    20. An indoor s'mores maker so you can pull all the sleeping bags into the living room for an indoor campout and grill some 'mallows from the comfort of your own home.


    Promising review: "One of our grandsons loves s’mores. We even have a cat in the family named S’mores. This made a great gift! Paired it with all the s’mores fixings and it was a huge hit. Safe and works great." —Gamma

    Get it from JCPenney for $39.99 (originally $59).

    21. Plus a set of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, because everyone knows that s'mores taste best when served with a side of spook 👻.

    Barnes & Noble

    Heads up: these are recommended for third grade and up!

    Promising review: "The stories are great, but let me tell you... The artwork WILL give you nightmares. I'd give it 6 stars if I could." —Peekabloo

    Get a set of three from Barnes & Noble for $21.57, Bookshop for $21.57 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    22. A Question-A-Day journal for the whole family, so you can each answer certain questions each day and go back and revisit them in the years to follow, and see how much everyone in the family has grown.

    Barnes & Noble

    The questions include prompts like, "If you could have a super power, what would it be?" and "What's the grossest thing you've ever seen?", and have spaces for everyone to fill in their answers for the next three years.

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $15.59.

    23. A set of Apples to Apples, a game of matching funny adjectives to random noun cards that can escalate REAL real fast, depending on your sense of humor.

    Barnes & Noble

    The concept of the game is super simple: Everyone gets a random assortment of noun cards from the deck. The first dealer, or "judge," draws an adjective card, and everyone gets the opportunity to choose one of their noun cards to play that is either funniest or best fits the adjective. The judge decides which noun wins, and then whoever put the card down gets a point, and becomes the judge for the next round. Whoever has the most points at the end wins. Perfect for four to eight players.

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $22.99.

    24. We Rate Dogs: The Card Game, which only slightly defeats the point of a "game" because the whole family will agree that with all these perfect puppers in hand, we're all winners here.


    In this game, everyone is dealt a set of dogs that are all ranked on very important thinks, like boopability and floof. After choosing one dog from the hand they're dealt, each player has to slay the other competing boopable dogs to win "Best In Show," which you can do using Event Cards that either boost (boop?) your ratings or affect other players'. It's like the Hunger Games, but much cuter and furrier. Perfect for three to six players.

    Get it from FireBox for $26.99.

    25. A set of long-distance lamps you can use to stay in touch with family members who aren't at home with the rest of you. If you tap yours, theirs will light up wherever they are, so it'll be like you're right there in the room with them even when you're a bajillion miles away. Take that, space-time continuum!

    Uncommon Goods

    Better yet, if you have family members scattered in multiple places, you can actually put these lamps in a family CHAIN. It lets you assign each person in the group a color so when they tap the lamp and it turns blue, everyone will know who tapped it to send their love 💕.

    Promising review: "I wanted the perfect gift to give to my mother for Christmas. One lamp is at her home, and the other is at my home. She knows that every time that I, using my lamp, send a light or new-color light to her lamp, I am thinking of her. Love this gift for her, and she sends 'light' thoughts back to me. Great for busy people to let each other know that they are thinking of each other." —Gale

    Get one from Uncommon Goods for $99 and a set of two for $198.

    26. A copy of Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks For Me & You, a treasure of a book made up of all the short, quirky, and deeply moving motivational tweets posted by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda that are so universal that every member of the fam will feel them in their hearts.

    Barnes & Noble

    I've had this book for a long time, and i really think there's no better moment to have it than right now. Have you ever read a sentence that started out cute and fun and then ended with your breath catching in your throat and your brain going, "Oh my god, THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR IN THIS PRECISE MOMENT to feel better down to the core of my soul?" With this book you'll get that feeling on every page (and every reread).

    Promising review: "Sneak a copy to a friend, a cop, a nurse/aide, retail clerk, mother/father of children at home, chronic illness sufferer, teenager, and absolutely everyone whether you know them or not! And keep one at your bedside to help you remember how wonderful you are!" —Tangen

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $19.80, Bookshop for $19.80 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

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