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    We've Rounded Up 13 Gifts That Are Perfect For That Family Event You've Got Coming Up

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    So maybe you've been dating your person for a while now, and they've asked to bring you home to meet the parents.

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    Or maybe you're going to a second cousin's christening, and have no idea what that is or what an appropriate gift is.

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    Luckily for you, we've gathered 13 things that will work for any family occasion you could possibly find yourself in:

    1. A range of teas in lieu of baked goods, for meeting your partner's parents for the first time.

    2. A clay face mask set for your cousin's bridal shower, because she'll be gifted plenty of kitchen accessories.


    The pink clay powder contains hibiscus for rejuvenation, the yellow clay powder tumeric for anti-flammatory effetcs and white clay powder coconut for healing. The best part, though? 25% of profits are donated to organisations that are building women's shelters across Australia.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $49.95.

    3. A board game to bond over — and potentially show your intellectual superiority with — during family Christmases.


    It's hard to please everyone when it comes to games — some like mind-twisters, some prefer charades — but this gem of a board game includes it all. Each team takes turns playing to their strengths, so you can pit your love of words against your opponent's sculpting skills.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $29.

    4. A coffee book for your mother-in-law's birthday, which reflects her love of design.

    5. A cheese board to bring to your brother and his partner's new place.


    They've cooked you dinner, the least you could do is bring the cheese and crackers. This natural acacia wood board neatly stores away four different cheese knives in its centre — wash and leave behind as a housewarming gift.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $39.95.

    6. This book that will motivate your best friend to keep up the momentum after graduation.

    7. A fragrant candle for when you visit your sister in hospital after she has a baby.

    8. Schmancy chocolates for visits with the grandma that insists you don't spend money on her.

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    Anything more expensive than this, and she'd probably tell you off. But chocolate-covered, locally-sourced macadamia nuts? Even grandma can't get mad at you for that.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $13.

    9. This perfection of a picture book for your godchild's first day of school.


    I adore this book as much as my kids do. Ada Twist, Scientist is one of a series of picture books by Andrea Beatty, encouraging kids into amazing and challenging careers.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $18.35.

    10. New frames for Father's Day to update the ones your dad has been wearing since before your conception.


    These frames are the number one bestselling men's prescription glasses on Amazon. Its lenses block blue light, providing protection from the harmful effects of staring at tv screens and computer monitors. Plus, they look great.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $29.90.

    11. The Echo Dot smart speaker for your mate's 21st because being an adult means working smarter, not harder.


    I can hardly remember what life was like before smart speakers and I don't want to. You can ask Alexa to play music, streaming services, turn on electronic devices, book an Uber, meditate with Headspace and more. The only way this attractive little gadget could be better is if it cooked dinner for you, and as Amazon is adding features all the time, it's probably not outside the realm of possibility (just don't quote me on that).

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $59 (or two for $79!).

    12. A collection of wooden toys for your second cousin's christening.

    13. And finally, bloody adorable onesies for your sister's gender reveal party.


    Constructed from pure organic cotton, these gorgeous onesies feature snap buttons to close — ideal for accessing stinky-ass nappies in an emergency.

    Buy the set of two from Amazon Australia for $21.74.

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