BlueOrange games. I got Spot It Jr! for two different families last year for Christmas, and want to get one for myself. It is a fast game, where just because you are older does not mean you will win. I have found some versions of this game at Target.
My third game idea is one of the Brain Box games. I found this one last year at Toys R Us when I was helping with my dad's Christmas shopping. It also has a variety of topics-starting with the ABCs and colors. Again, it is a good game for a mixed age group.
All of these games would be great gifts for a variety of children and families. I like them because they are educational, but also because they are easy to learn and you don´t get bogged down learning how to play. Also, the games are not long and drawn out, which could also make them ideal for a classroom on a day when students are not able to get to go outdoors because of the weather.