Food Gift Basket Ideas for Family Gatherings

Make this year’s family reunion memorable by giving cheese and sausage gift baskets and other goodies to everyone. It is best to give relatives gifts which remind them of gatherings, especially for families which rarely see each other every year. Below are some tips on how you can make your gifts very special:

Think of food items that your relatives would surely love. Find out what their favorites are, or what their children usually eat. If there are more kids in the family, include candies and healthy treats. Are they fond of eating meat? Do they love sharing pizza at home? If so, you might as well give them meat and cheese gift baskets to enjoy. If you have plenty of time to prepare, determine what each family’s favorites are, and prepare different gift baskets suited to each of them.

When you choose goodies to put in the basket, consider buying nutritious food items. Include vegetables or fruits, or organic snacks that everyone would surely love. Remember that you will be handing the fruit baskets to people are dear to you, so you might as well give them healthy goodies. You can also make fruit and vegetable preserves for them. This way, you are certain that what you give them are safe and organic.

Giving them no-cook food items is also a great idea. Weekdays might be very hectic to your relatives. Hence, they may have no time to cook and prepare meals. Put snacks or goods in the basket that do not need too much cooking such as no cook cereals, healthy canned fruit, and vegetables, non-fat cookies, and biscuits. Include home-made dips and spreads, so your nieces and nephews would enjoy eating bread and healthy salads at home.

Be creative in decorating your food baskets. Base your decorations on this year’s family reunion. Put ribbons on cookie jars or candy containers to make them look more colorful and attractive. Do not forget to label the baskets-put names of the families whom you are giving the gift baskets to. This way, they’ll appreciate them more and feel you exerted much effort in preparing such food items for them.

Put your food items in reusable containers so your relatives will have something to use for food storage. Plastic reusable containers are very affordable and perfect for giveaways. If for example you have decided to give meat and cheese gift baskets for everybody, make sure that the meat and blocks of cheese are contained and sealed in lightweight reusable plastics.

Family Is The Most Important Thing In Life

My wife and I have been married for over 3 years. We have one 2 year old precious daughter and we have one more child on the way. I can honestly say that family is the most important thing in life. It is more important than money, than jobs, entertainment, or anything else. It will bring the most fulfillment to your life. Here are the things that I have learned throughout my life to help produce a loving and productive family.

First, make sure that everyone practices love and forgiveness. Life isn’t perfect and neither is marriage and family. There are hard times and people can say some pretty mean things while upset. But what matters is what you do after the hard times have struck. Do you stick it out and work it out? Or whine in pity like a child? You must work through whatever you’re going through and you must practice forgiveness and love amongst your family. This will keep your family together through any hardship.

Next, involve everyone in all that you do. Whether you’re going to a movie, having dinner, going on a trip, or whatever, try to include everyone in the family in the preparation and the implementation of whatever it is you’re doing. Make sure that others feel like they are contributing and they are useful and important.

Another tip is to: DO THINGS! It’s perfectly fine and nice to have family time at home, but occasionally you need to get out of the house. You don’t have to necessarily spend a lot of money either. Sure, you can go on a trip or do one of a thousand things that is expensive. But you can always do things that are cheap or even free! Take a walk around your neighborhood, have a picnic, go walk the mall; the possibilities are practically endless. Families need to spend time together, doing things. This builds strong families. Another thing to do, is the exact opposite of the above. Ensure that your family gets quality individual time. It’s good to be together, in fact it’s great, but it’s also vitally important for people to have their own alone time.

Keep your family healthy by exercising together and by eating healthy foods. Eat plenty of healthy fats, whole grains, and quality protein. Take walks together and spend time out doors. Turn the TV OFF!

READ TO YOUR KIDS!!! Children love reading and you need to spend time reading to them. This will encourage their mental development and make them intelligent individuals. And if you don’t have kids, make sure you and your wife still read as well! Movies and TV are great, but nothing beats sitting back and reading a classic book.

Be spiritual together. Pray together every night and attend church together. Don’t just send your kids to church but take your whole family!

Just make sure you spend time with your family. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how much money you make, or how many movies you watch; what matters in life is how you have affected the ones you love. Spend time with your family. It helps build a peaceful and productive society.