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    31 Gifts For Anyone Who Still Doesn't Know What The Heck To Get Their Family Members

    Practical, fun, and unique gift ideas for your brother, sister, daughter, son, mom, dad, or first cousin twice removed.

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    1. A ~pawsitively~ adorable book filled with dogs trying to catch treats. Unless you have a dog-hater in your family, they're bound to adore this!

    2. Phone charger stickers so EVERYONE in the fam finally knows whose charger is whose.

    3. Or! A wireless phone charger that'll keep them from sneaking into your room and stealing yours.

    4. A sandwich maker that can whip up a morning meal in five minutes because we allll have a breakfast diva in the fam.

    5. A hilarious and easy-to-play game to take family game nights to a new level of fun, all thanks to you. *Takes bow.*

    6. A two-inch memory foam mattress topper perfect if you don't know what the heck to get them — ya know, because nothing beats the gift of a good night's rest!

    7. A sleek French press coffee and tea maker that's as useful as it is pretty. And let's be honest here, most of our family members could use some good ol' caffeine in the mornings.

    8. AND! A bag of ultra-caffeinated coffee to give them the extra kick they need on sluggish mornings — and so they can't pull the "I'm tired' card when you ask them for a favor!

    9. A felt purse organizer for their everyday tote that, sadly, doesn't have many pockets inside. Mom can't find her keys? Not anymore!

    10. A minimalistic watercolor print with their home state so they can always take a piece of your family with them.

    11. A mystery subscription box featuring challenging puzzles, codes, and cryptic messages based around the month's theme — aka the perfect gift for the family still obsesses over National Treasure (mine).

    12. A pair of trusty headphones you can *cough cough* give to your family's headphone thief.

    13. A vacuum insulated water bottle they'll actually want to carry around. It comes in tons of neutral and fun prints so you're bound to find one everyone in your fam will love.

    14. A travel pillow to save their neck on long plane, car, or bus trips. The most exciting gift? Probably not. Will they use it regularly and love you for it? You betcha.

    15. A dictionary safe with a secret compartment for storing the goods they don't want to share with the world (aka their nosy siblings).

    16. Memory foam slippers, because the ultimate lounger in the family *needs* a pair of these to reach peak coziness. It's just a fact.

    17. A not-your-everyday cookbook filled with delicious recipes inspired by movies for cinema *and* food lovers alike...soooo everyone?

    18. And, a movie scratch-off poster to keep track of all the flicks the fam bam watches during family movie nights.

    19. A pair of touchscreen gloves so everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, in your family can stay active in the group chat, no matter how cold it is.

    20. A set of smart plugs they can control with the devices around their house because it's 2018, people — we shouldn't *have* to get off the couch to turn off the lights if we don't want to!

    21. A small but mighty essential oil diffuser and humidifier that will keep their nose hydrated and their body relaxed all year long.

    22. A giant shower head so they can start the day the right way: Under a calming waterfall.

    23. A funny pad of messy citations they can dish out when their siblings or children (not you though, you're an angel) start leaving their crap everywhere.

    24. A vintage camper bird house (!!) that you can put together with them and then hang up in the backyard. Honestly, this is so sweet, I cry.

    25. A bamboo cutting board in the shape of their home state so cute they could hang it up as wall decor.

    26. And! A soy wax candle featuring their favorite place that'll wind up being the best gift they receive because A) it smells delightful, B) it's thoughtful, and C) it's pretty.

    27. A funny sweatshirt only the true Grinch in your family will appreciate — which, BTW, is the best Christmas movie. I will not budge on that.

    28. A four-in-one phone lens kits complete with a 12x zoom, manual focus telephoto lens, fish-eye lens, macro lens, and wide-angle lens so they can take Insta-worthy photos...of you.

    29. A critter catcher to help them catch bugs and other crawlies while keeping a very, VERY safe distance.

    30. A cool gadget that can turn freshly brewed hot coffee (or any non-carbonated drink, such as wine and whiskey) into an iced one in a matter of minutes — all without watering it down.

    31. And a giant ruler they hang on the wall to keep track of everyone's height growth! If only we had this when I was growing up — my dad will have to cut out the entire wall if he wants to take that memory with him.

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