This year we were not going to be together. I proposed we each have a theme, and we exchange family gifts according to our theme. The money amount was $30-40 for each gift basket and there are 4 siblings. Each sibling makes 3 identical gifts to give to each other.
My theme was Movie Night and gave them boxes of microwave popcorn, theater candy and 2-3 movies (some I got second hand and some were kid movies). I bought large Christmas tins to pack them in.
My big sis had Game Night, since her family is the game fanatics. I didn't photograph our gift from her because it gets used every other day around here. She got us Apples to Apples, Headbands and 2 decks of cards with Elvis on it (to commemorate our Memphis roots).
My brother (actually his wife) got the Payne Family Sunday Night Supper. Growing up, our Sunday nights were Mom's night off to cook. She usually just did finger foods buffet-style, but when we went to my Payne grandparents, Sunday night was ice cream and popcorn for supper. My favorite! The ice cream was usually homemade coffee or mint chocolate chip. My SIL got stuff to make sundaes with all kinds of toppings, plus microwave popcorn, a Kroger gift card to buy the ice cream and a really cute reuseable bag.
My little sis got S'mores Night. She did graham crackers, chocolate bars, marshmallows, Reese's (which she says make super yummy smores instead of just plain chocolate!), glow sticks, a blanket and outdoor fire pit skewers in a cute, reuseable grocery bag.
I think all of us loved having our family themed gifts this year and would like to do something similar next year. We just need to come up with 4 more themes. It was lots of fun. Any theme ideas for us?