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21 Gift Ideas For Anyone Who Still Doesn't Know What To Get Their Family Members

Find something for your brother, sister, daughter, son, mom, dad, or first cousin twice removed.

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I love to give thoughtful presents, but I'll admit it can be stressful thinking of something special and creative for EVERY member of my family — especially my brothers who just want a gift that's either useful or really fun.

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I've come across a lot of neat and practical ideas in my search for the perfect gifts for my fam. They're all things that don't require a lot of thought, but will be appreciated by almost everyone. May this list help you as much as it's helped me!

1. A sandwich maker that can whip up breakfast in five minutes.

We all know that one breakfast diva (mine is definitely my older brother) who would flip for this.Get it from Amazon for $23 (available in four colors) or Walmart for $18.85 (available in red).
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We all know that one breakfast diva (mine is definitely my older brother) who would flip for this.

Get it from Amazon for $23 (available in four colors) or Walmart for $18.85 (available in red).

2. A hilarious game that will make every family game night infinitely better.

My family is obsessed with this game. It's best to play when you have extended family over (the more people, the better it gets!), but either way, it makes for an incredibly fun night.Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $22.24.
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My family is obsessed with this game. It's best to play when you have extended family over (the more people, the better it gets!), but either way, it makes for an incredibly fun night.

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $22.24.

3. A French press coffee and tea maker for the caffeine lover in your family.

My 11-year-old brother is obsessed with tea, you guys. He would freaking love this.Get it from Amazon for $27.95.
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My 11-year-old brother is obsessed with tea, you guys. He would freaking love this.

Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

4. A memory-foam mattress topper that will help them get a good night's rest.

I know it's not the most exciting gift, but you'd literally be giving the gift of restful sleep (which is the best gift, IMO).Get it from Amazon for $19.13+ (available in sizes twin–California king) or from Jet for $29.97 (available in a full size).
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I know it's not the most exciting gift, but you'd literally be giving the gift of restful sleep (which is the best gift, IMO).

Get it from Amazon for $19.13+ (available in sizes twin–California king) or from Jet for $29.97 (available in a full size).

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

Get it from Amazon for $11.01 or Barnes & Noble for $12.68.
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Get it from Amazon for $11.01 or Barnes & Noble for $12.68.

6. A set of phone charger stickers so EVERYONE in the fam finally knows whose charger is whose.

Get it pack of four from Uncommon Goods for $12.50.
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Get it pack of four from Uncommon Goods for $12.50.

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

Get a pair from Amazon for $8.19+ (available in nine colors and with or without a mic).
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Get a pair from Amazon for $8.19+ (available in nine colors and with or without a mic).

8. A personalized print with your home state so they can always take a piece of your family with them.

Keep in mind you have to have this printed, but you can easily do that in any size you'd like at your local CVS or Walgreens (they always have great coupons for prints!). Get some great and affordable frames here, here, and here.Get the PDF file of the print from two hearts design co. on Etsy for $8.
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Keep in mind you have to have this printed, but you can easily do that in any size you'd like at your local CVS or Walgreens (they always have great coupons for prints!). Get some great and affordable frames here, here, and here.

Get the PDF file of the print from two hearts design co. on Etsy for $8.

9. A cool water bottle because everyone needs to stay hydrated. This one comes in tons of fun color options so you're bound to find something someone in your fam will love.

Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in four sizes, 44 colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in four sizes, 44 colors).

10. A faux fur throw blanket that will be a great addition to movie night.

Ok, hear me out on this. I received one of these last year for Christmas and I have used it every day since. It's soft, cozy, and nice enough that I leave it out on my couch year-round. It's a great gift that will actually be used regularly, I swear. Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five sizes, 10 colors).
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Ok, hear me out on this. I received one of these last year for Christmas and I have used it every day since. It's soft, cozy, and nice enough that I leave it out on my couch year-round. It's a great gift that will actually be used regularly, I swear.

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five sizes, 10 colors).

11. A nice travel pillow that will save their neck on long plane, car, or bus trips.

I'm seriously thinking about getting this for my dad because he's always falling asleep on the couch (with the remote in his hand, of course), and his neck always looks like it's about to snap.Get an adult-size one from Amazon for $29.97 (available in five colors), or a kid-sized one for $24.97 (available in seven colors).
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I'm seriously thinking about getting this for my dad because he's always falling asleep on the couch (with the remote in his hand, of course), and his neck always looks like it's about to snap.

Get an adult-size one from Amazon for $29.97 (available in five colors), or a kid-sized one for $24.97 (available in seven colors).

12. A pair of cozy, memory-foam slippers that will keep the ultimate lounger in your family nice and toasty.

Get a men's pair (left) from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S-XL, two colors), and a women's pair (right) from Amazon for $18.99 (available S-XL, two colors).
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Get a men's pair (left) from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S-XL, two colors), and a women's pair (right) from Amazon for $18.99 (available S-XL, two colors).

13. A water-resistant bluetooth speaker (that has over 23,000 reviews!) for the family member who never stops singing, or just really loves to listen to their music.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

14. A fancy rainfall and hand-held shower head that will make them feel like they're at the spa.

I WANT THIS. I want everyone to experience this!!!Get it from Amazon for $29.99.
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I WANT THIS. I want everyone to experience this!!!

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

15. A smart plug that they can control with their phone, tablet, Amazon Echo, or Google Home.

No more getting up to turn off the light! Or slow cooker! Or anything else they hate getting up to turn off! Get it from Amazon for $22.99.
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No more getting up to turn off the light! Or slow cooker! Or anything else they hate getting up to turn off!

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

16. A cookbook for movie lovers because I guarantee at least one person in your family enjoys food and a good film.

Get it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $18.87, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.
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Get it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $18.87, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

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

I mean, that's if you want your family's group chat to stay lit.Get it from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in sizes S-XL, five colors).
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I mean, that's if you want your family's group chat to stay lit.

Get it from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in sizes S-XL, five colors).

18. A secret dictionary safe so they can hide their treasures in plain site and not worry about anyone stealing them.

If I only had this when I was growing up with three brothers...Get it from Amazon for $13.94.
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If I only had this when I was growing up with three brothers...

Get it from Amazon for $13.94.

19. A lil' essential oil diffuser and humidifier that will keep their nose hydrated and their body relaxed all year long.

Get it from Amazon for $17.95.
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Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

20. A bottle of vitamin gummies because let's face it, nobody likes spending money on vitamins, but pretty much everyone loves gummies.

If my brothers gave me, like, three packs of these (hint, hint), I'd genuinely be thrilled. Get a 150-count bottle from Amazon for $6.99, Walmart for $9.88, or a 50-count bottle from Jet for $5.92.
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If my brothers gave me, like, three packs of these (hint, hint), I'd genuinely be thrilled.

Get a 150-count bottle from Amazon for $6.99, Walmart for $9.88, or a 50-count bottle from Jet for $5.92.

21. And a crazy-fun word tile game that your entire family can play on a rainy or snowy afternoon.

It's one of those chill games that (most likely) won't lead to a screaming match. Get it from Amazon for $12.90, Walmart for $14.97, or Jet for $12.60.
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It's one of those chill games that (most likely) won't lead to a screaming match.

Get it from Amazon for $12.90, Walmart for $14.97, or Jet for $12.60.

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