10 Non-Tacky Family Reunion Gift Ideas
Wouldn’t it be nice if, in addition to a whopping sunburn, leftover potato salad and tales of Aunt Mildred’s wild youth, you had a truly rad family gift to take home from the reunion? (And no, that sweater vest with your family crest embroidered on it doesn’t count.) Look to these ten fresh ideas for your next group gathering.
A Family Cookbook
Nana’s recipe for blondies isn’t the only one that deserves to be immortalized in print. So ask each family member to send in a treasured recipe along with a quote and photo (the more personal, the better here, folks), and print them in a keepsake family recipe book.
Speaking of family recipes, why not give out samples of a favorite—like adorably packaged mini jars of Great Aunt Jean’s strawberry preserves. Better yet, why not make them together as a family? It’s a great activity alternative to another three-legged race.
Chic Custom Throws
Even Uncle Marv (who hates bringing anything new into his house) will appreciate a stylish, lightweight cotton blanket emblazoned with the family name.
A Native Plant
It’s a living, breathing reminder of your family reunion locale (think a potted hydrangea if your clan gathers on Cape Cod, or an olive topiary to commemorate a Tuscan holiday), but you don’t have to talk to it.
Custom Brew Growler
Fun activity alert: Family beer brewing! Order a kit, get to work and then send everyone home with a growler of the good stuff.
Call upon an Etsy vendor to mock up this cute and easy family favor.
A Framed Family Tree
Immortalize your family lineage in an attractive family tree design. Until next year…