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.
10 Non-Tacky Family Reunion Gift Ideas
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.
An Art Print
Another fun memento of your family place? A chic piece of art. Use a site like Framebridge to upload a photo (say, of the lake your crew has a house on, or the beloved crabapple tree in Grandy’s backyard), print and frame several (one for each branch of the fam).
A Coffee Table Tome
After the chaos fun is over, have relatives add photos to a shared iPhone album, then upload the images to a site like Artifact Uprising where you can print beautiful hardcover books to send to family members.