Best Family Gifts
Instead of buying separate smaller holiday gifts for each member of a family, consider buying one gift that they can enjoy together.
For the family who loves gaming, you can't go wrong with a new gaming system. These days there are plenty of cool systems to choose from, including the Xbox 360, Wii U and PlayStation 3. Right now you can snag the Xbox 360 250GB Kinect holiday bundle (Microsoft Store, $350) that includes three great games along with the system.
Upgrade family movie night with a new Blu-ray disc player. You can find Blue-ray players just about anywhere, starting at under $100. They deliver high-quality audio and video that is a fantastic improvement on your old DVD player.
Bond as a family and have a whole lot of fun with good old fashioned board games. For families with younger kids, get games like Candy Land and Battleship. Older kids love Monopoly and Risk, as well as games like Yahtzee and Boggle. And everyone in the whole family can enjoy The Game of Life. (Toys "R" Us, $10)
For active families who love the outdoors, camping equipment can make a great gift. From tents to backpacks and everything in between, you are sure to find the perfect gift for camping, fishing and hiking. We love the Coleman 2-burner stove (REI, $70). This double-burner stove is fast, efficient and safe. It can heat a quart of water in under five minutes.
For new parents, look for gifts that will entertain and stimulate their new little one while in the car. One of the best (and simplest) toys for infants is a mirror. We love the Baby Einstein Music & Discovery Travel Mirror (Diapers.com, $30). It features four different modes to keep Baby occupied.
If you aren't sure what to give the entire family, then consider gift cards. Check out gift cards from T.J.Maxx. You can get them in denominations starting at just $25. They have no expiration dates or hidden fees. And what's great is that the recipient can use T.J.Maxx gift cards at Marshalls and HomeGoods stores too!
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