How to Become a Fam Favorite

How to Become a Fam Favorite

Winning Gift Ideas for Every Type of Family Member

 

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Your family loves you no matter what. But it never hurts to score some extra brownie points.

 

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It’s the family gift exchange. And this is your moment. Here are the presents that will make you the family favorite… at least until next year.

 

Thrive Causemetics

Something for the relative who lets you borrow her lipstick...


A set of essentials

Thrive Causemetics, $46


Why it’s smart:

A pack full of cult favorite beauty products that are vegan and cruelty-free. Plus, for every purchase, the company gives back to a worthy cause. Talk about an eye-opener. Ps… every purchase comes with a free makeup bag to make your gift look that much better. 



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Wild One Toy Kit

For the dog who you love as much (or more) than the rest of the family…


Wild pup toy kit


Wild One Toy Kit, $58



Why it’s smart:

These dog toys have a reinforced core so they don't get immediately destroyed by a dog who loves to chew. Also, they're made from natural rubber in colors that won't clash with your carpet.


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Stance Chewbacca Socks

For the one who dreams of a galaxy far, far away...


Socks for the Wookie inside


Stance Chewbacca Socks, $18



Why it’s smart:

You could let your dad (or brother, or whoever) out of the house again in the “Star Wars” tee he’s had for decades. Or, you could replace it with these socks that are a little less… visible.


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MY Family Cookbook

For the one who knows all the family secrets…


The book of family recipes


Uncommon Goods My Family Cookbook, $30



Why it’s smart:

Family recipes usually end up on scraps of paper (or in mom's head). This cookbook has enough blank pages for 80 recipes. So you’ll never forget that secret ingredient in grandma’s famous cookies.  


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Amazon Fellow Electric Pour Over Kettle

For the one who can’t live without morning coffee…


Pour over like a pro


Amazon Fellow Electric Pour-over Kettle, $149



Why it’s smart:

Coffee tastes better when the water's the right temperature. This electric kettle lets you set the exact temperature and then it stays there. Also has a timer so you don't steep your grinds too long.


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FFORA Essentials Bundle

For the one who is on the move…


Stylish wheelchair accessories


FFORA Essentials Bundle, $182



Why it’s smart:

Because it's no fun sitting on your purse. This wheelchair accessories kit keeps everything within arm's reach. It includes a stylish bag and a cup holder that magnetically snaps into place on the lower tubes of a wheelchair.


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Gilette Labs Heated Razor

For the one who finally shaved after a decade...


A DIY hot shave


GilletteLabs Heated Razor Starter Kit, $200



Why it’s smart:

The warm comfort of a barbershop shave right at home. This razor heats up in less than a second and is completely waterproof. Turn his daily chore into a luxurious experience he’ll look forward to everyday.


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Primary Kids Rainbow Stripe PJ Top

For the kid who lights up your life…


Rainbow bright PJs


Primary Kids Rainbow Stripe PJ Top, $16, $32 for set



Why it’s smart:

These striped PJs are made with cotton that are free of chemicals and irritants. They have just enough stretch for kids to stay cozy. Oh, and looks adorable on your Instagram.


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Lively All Day Lounge Pant

For the one who always looks stylish without trying...


Pajamas that look put together


Lively All-Day Lounge Pant, $45, $80 for set



Why it’s smart:

Even her pajamas look good. These are so soft, she’ll wear them all day. No judgment. Ps… Skimm’rs get 15% off your first purchase, automatically applied at checkout.


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Felix Gray Lovelace Eyewear

For the one who's always in the other room working...


Readers made for screen time


Felix Gray Lovelace Eyewear, $94



Why it's smart:

“Digital eye strain” is a real thing. These readers filter out the blue light that comes from screens. So you can keep working without hurting your eyes. I can see cleaaaarly now…


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Hudson Wilder Brant Wine Glasses

For the one who's setting up a house...


Start with the important stuff


Hudson & Wilder Brant Wine Glasses, $45



Why it's smart:

The old-school rule of thumb was to own 8-12 of each type of wine glass. But who has room for that. The shape of these glasses are made for all the colors of the wine rainbow. Cheers.


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Kiwi Tinker

For the kid who likes to tinker...


At home STEM projects


KiwiCo Tinker Crate Subscription, $16.95 and up



Why it’s smart:

Each month, a new fun project is delivered to their door. All the crates are tested by kids. So even if you don't know what kids like, you can't go wrong. Ps… Skimm’rs get 60% off the price tag.


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Lululemon running belt

For the one in training...


Essentials on the run


Lululemon running belt, $38



Why it’s smart:

For when you never know where to put your phone, keys, and wallet while running. This belt has room for everything you need to bring along (including a special clip designed to keep your keys close).


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Snapfish

For the empty nesters…


Photos in hand


Snapfish, $39.99



Why it’s smart:

Give grandma or grandpa an easy way to show off the fam to their friends. You can actually print a photo on this phone case. So they can brag at a moment’s notice.


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Caraway Cookwear Set

For the one who's cooking with hand-me-down pans...


A set of pots and pans


Caraway Cookware & Cabinet Organizer Set, $395



Why it’s smart:

These pans have a ceramic coating which makes them both non-stick and chemical-free. They come in pretty colors so you can leave them out and not feel guilty about it. Oh, and Skimm’rs get $50 off the price tag.


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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.

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