Things to Do Group gifts that are perfect for families and couples By Melissa Kravitz Special to amNewYork December 3, 2017 7:22 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Gifting individual presents to people you know do pretty much everything together feels kind of redundant. Especially if you know they’re just sharing, swapping or interchangeably using whatever unique gifts you strived to give them. Instead of painfully picking a present for each family member or half of a couple, go for the group gift this season, you know it will be shared anyway. Harry & David’s Royal Riviera Pears Photo Credit: Harry & David Unofficially known across America as the World’s Best Pears, these pears may encourage hoarding rather than sharing, but for good reason. Supple, sweet and almost impossibly juicy, these pears indeed taste more like a holiday treat than a piece of fruit. From $24.99, harryanddavid.com Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera Photo Credit: Fujifilm Like Instagram, only tangible, this super tiny instant camera is smaller than some smartphones and prints photos in seconds. Those nostalgic for old school Polaroids or eager for some IRL memories in 2018 will love sharing this gift. $59, amazon.com Mugler Angel Scented Candle Photo Credit: Mugler Boasting the same scent as the iconic perfume of the same name, this collectable candle offers serious hygge vibes as soon as the fragrance starts wafting. $80, muglerusa.com Breathe Happier plant Photo Credit: ProPlants Scientifically proven to help filter the air at home, these stylish plants add both a cozy vibe and a much-needed breath of fresh air for when groups are cooped up at home on dark winter days. From $24.99, proplants.com Jamie Bissonnette’s Steak Selections Photo Credit: Snake River Farms Perhaps only second to a dinner at chef Bissonnette’s Chelsea restaurant, Toro, this curated steak box from Snake River Farms puts everyday meal kits to shame. Gift the perfect night (or nights, depending how the steaks are shared) in, with cuts like American wagyu bone-in filet mignon and American wagyu culette for an at-home steakhouse experience. $285, snakeriverfarms.com Google Home Photo Credit: Google For households that have broken up with Alexa, or are just ready to start their smart home experience, spare future arguments on facts/directions/places by adding a literal Google machine to a home. In addition to being a 24/7 Google answer provider, the device also works as a music player, speaker and digital assistant. $129, store.google.com Martha Stewart’s cookie kit Photo Credit: Marley Spoon The queen of the kitchen may not be coming over to bake anytime soon, but this kit to make four of Martha’s favorite cookie recipes is almost as sweet. $38.99, marleyspoon.com/cookiebox DropMix Music Gaming System Photo Credit: Hasbro For the group that’s always game for Rock Band, this new gaming system from Hasbro and Harmonix (the makers of the music video game) lets you create your own mixes. Beyond the board and cards — which feature popular songs from the likes of Bruno Mars, Sia and The Weeknd — you just need an Android or iOS device for the app and up to four music-loving players. $99.99, dropmix.hasbro.com Chunky knit blanket Photo Credit: Woolly Cloud Anyone who has spent a winter in NYC will appreciate yet another blanket to add to their cozy collection, especially if it’s big enough to share and snuggle under. From $69, woollycloud.com Aesop Post-Poo Drops Photo Credit: Aesop Just edging on a gag gift, this chic bathroom accessory will be a welcome gift to anyone who cohabitates. $29, aesop.com By Melissa Kravitz Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.