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Help your kids start off the new year with a focus on gratitude. The Gratitude Journal from Doodle Hog ($7.99, teens and tweens) comes with 100 thick pages for writing or doodling, daily writing prompts, six sheets of stickers and a fold-out poster. doodlehog.com

From “Shark Tank” to your kitchen, JADA’s Chick’n Mix ($8.99) is a soy-free, high-protein, meat-free mix that can be seasoned to your family’s tastes. It requires only water, a bit of oil, and salt or other seasoning (JADA also makes several chicken salt products to season it easily) and then kids can get in on the cooking by forming the mix into patties or nuggets. amazon.com or JadaBrands.com

Swaddle babies easily with Woombie ($28+). It was invented by a mom of five who is a registered nurse and certified infant care specialist, after her own baby faced the dangerous situation of having swaddling fabric cover his face. Several Woombie products are available, including My First Months, which has a two-way zipper for easy diaper changes. woombie.com

Streaming is everywhere, but DVDs make wonderful gifts, especially for TV fans who love gag reels and extras. CBS/Paramount’s gift sets cultivate nostalgia in the best way. Look for date night fare like complete series collections of “Beverly Hills 90210” and “CSI: NY,” along with “Star Trek: Discovery: Seasons One – Three” and “Walker: Season One.” For true Trek fans, don’t miss the SteelBook version of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” released on Blu-Ray for the first time. Ratings and prices vary.