7 Things to Bring Your Family Together This Winter

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Winter is a magical season — and not just because it gives us an excuse to decorate our homes with festive decor and show off our hostessing panache. It's also one of the only times of the year that allows the entire family to slow down and enjoy the great indoors. If you're looking to make the most out of your family time, consider one of these buys to bust out around the holidays.

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Bringing vinyl back into your life is a great way to bring back memories. Poll your family for old-school favorites, hit up a record shop, and make a listening party out of it once the gang is all assembled.

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We love Areaware's arty (and extra tricky!) puzzles. This gradient puzzle will have the family busy for ages — and the black/white theme will feel appropriate if it's snowing, too.

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What's a snow day without a fridge full of snacks? Now you'll have room to stock up on all your family's favorites courtesy of the Flexzone Drawer, with an adjustable smart divider and four different temperature settings to choose from. Plus, you can shop for food, organize your family's schedules, play music, and even see who's at the door— all right from your Family Hub™ screen.

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What is it about the Harry Potter movies that make them feel so Christmas-y and cozy? Round up some blankets, bust out the hot cocoa and hunker down with the fam for a magical marathon.

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Don't know about you, but we really can't think of anything more uniting than melty, gooey cheese.

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Before you gather 'round the fire, give your hearth a makeover with Elm's Graphic fireplace set, which includes a screen, tools, and log holder (you can also purchase the pieces individually).

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Up your family pancake breakfast with some truly swank maple syrup. Escuminac, a Canada-based producer, only bottles unblended syrup from a single forest.


Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein is Hunker's Senior Director of Content. She has previously served as Executive Editor at HelloGiggles and as BuzzFeed's Deputy Editorial Director. She is the co-author of "X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story" (Abrams, 2014). Feel free to reach out at leonora@hunker.com.