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Amazing Christmas presents for every family member

Pets included, of course.

It's almost December which means it's time to start shopping for Christmas presents (and start fine-tuning your wish list).
With so many fabulous buys out there, finding the perfect pressie for the ones you're closest too can become an overwhelming process. That's why we thought we'd put together a 2018 family Christmas gift guide that boasts the best of the best (seriously, we want these all) and helps you to navigate the festive season's shopping duties with as much fun as ease.
From personalised routines to dinner recipes and crystal-clear music, the new Google Home Hub can do it all. With in-built Google Assistant, it can be operated hands-free and can control all your other smart devices (how clever). Whether you're shopping for a busy mum, uni student or keen cook, the Google Home Hub is Christmas gift perfection.
*Google Home requires Wi-Fi and compatible device. Controlling certain devices and features in your home requires a compatible smart device.
Peter Alexander Mint Candy Stripe PyjamasTop, $69.95 and Pyjamas shorts, $49
Make Mum's Christmas morning with a personalised set of summer PJ's! With pretty-pink trim detailing and a classic candy-striped print, they're perfect for lolling around in come Boxing Day.
Kitsch Metallic Hair Coils, $7 at Mecca
Forget junky stocking fillers and pop in things they'll actually love/use. These hair coils work just like hair elastics, but won't kink or damage hair — win!
John Barclay Manicure Set, $15 at Priceline
For dads and brothers (or hubbies who keep stealing your pricey nail file); this four-piece manicure set comes in a travel-friendly case and will be the gift they love but didn't realise they needed this Christmas.
Watch films, shows, live TV, YouTube and stream your photos on your TV from all your family's devices. Plus, it works with Google Home products, letting you can control your streamed content with your voice.
Tommy Hilfiger TJ Heritage Backpack, $179 at David Jones
For teen boys always on the go, this bag will work as a cool gym bag or weekender.
2019 Fabric Diary, $29.95 at Kikki.K
Give the gift or organisation with this beautiful pocket-sized dairy. Each day has ample space to take notes and its fabric-cover will make it a pretty desk or handbag staple.
ELEVEN Australia x Rowena Martinich Travel Bag, $42.95 at Adore Beauty
This beautiful makeup bag is the gift that keeps on giving. Packed with a mini ELEVEN shampoo, conditioner, treatment and full-size miracle treatment — which heaps of celebrities rave about — the limited-edition festive pack has been designed in collaboration with Australian artist Rowena Martinich making it a must-have gift for beauty buffs, art fans, jet-setters — everyone!
Gigi Cross Body Bag, $59.95 at Sussans
Straw bags will be everywhere this summer and this cross-body style will look chic at the beach or at silly season events. Your teenage daughter will love you for this buy!
Benefit Brows On Lash Out kit, $45 at Sephora
Ask any beauty-lover and they'll tell you: Benefit do brows best. This makeup set includes a eyebrow powder, mascara and toner, and makes it easy to style even the most unruly of brows.
Mouthguard Challenge Game, $10 at K-Mart
You won't stop laughing all Christmas thanks to this hilarious family game. Make sure your phones are charged up as you'll be wanting to get some snaps (trust us).
Veja Esplar Sneakers, $155 at The Iconic
Meghan Markle wore a pair on her recent tour in Australia and now Veja sneakers are selling out everywhere. Grab your mum or sister a pair and she'll wear them with everything!
Prepare to be Mum and Dad's new favourite — whether they're after plants, a new garden hose, a bathroom update or a few Saturday morning sausage sizzles, this is a gift you'll be highly praised for.
Happy Socks AFL Socks, $19.95 at Myer
Have an AFL fan in the house? They're going to wear these fun sock all year long.
IdPet Dogimite Pillow, $28.95 at Hard To Find
Because your dog deserves a Christmas too. Containing 400g of 'woof' this ridiculously cute plush pillow will fast become your dog's new favourite.
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles 12 Pack Egg Carton Series 3, $29 at Target
If you're gifting for little ones they'll love you for getting them a carton of Hatchimals! The re-usable carry case is filled with 10 in-egg CollEGGtibles, including one of two exclusive Flamingeese. Don't worry if you don't get it — your kids will.
'Ottolenghi Simple' by Yotam Ottolenghi, $49.95 at Dymocks
This new book is already on the best-seller list and for a good reason: the recipes are delicious and 100 per cent hassle-free. Whether you're after a one-pot meal, dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes or a prep-ahead dish you can whip out and heat up on a busy weeknight, this beautiful cookbook will be a hit for any home chef.
Fast-drying and easy to spot on the beach, these microfibre towels will be used all summer and make great gym towels, too.
The perfect gift for when you don't know what to get them. Palm Beach candles never disappoint thanks to their exotic, long-lasting fragrance. This Vintage Gardenia scent includes top notes of apple, heart notes of jasmine and rosewood, and base notes of cedarwood.
Frank Green Coffee Cup, $32.95 at David Jones
Make your dad's morning work commute and enjoyable one with this dishwasher-safe smart coffee cup. It's leak-proof and has a Cafe Pay-embedded lid.