We have our family's major gift giving holiday coming up soon. Including our nuclear family we are 18 total - I'm the only one with kids, the rest are guys 25 to 35, one wife aged 35, and couples of my parent's generation, ranging from 58 to 81. And one almost 17 year old boy. By general unspoken consensus these gifts are fairly modest - 25 per person from the younger set. I also do the baking for the holiday - but this year its going to be different and the family will gather at a the hosts' then go to a restaurant, not our usual overnight.
So my idea is homemade lapdesks and a cookie bouquet per person. I have these cute vases that I think is the style of several of the women. The 17 year old actually asked me to make him a lapdesk so I think he's on board with that at least.
Thoughts? Does it seem cheap / icky / boring / weird? Its not terribly personalized, but I've tended to buy in "classes" - all the older ladies get a purse, all the guys get bags, etc.