Family Recipe BoxInstead of a recipe book, why not create a Family Recipe Box? Same steps as for the book except that you will be printing recipe cards instead of pages and collating them in a file box.
There are lots and lots of free printable recipe cards available on the Internet. Some of my favourites are at countryclipart.com (some are free, others you need to buy). You can download the recipe card of your choice. Print them onto cardstock and away you go.
Card files are available at stationers, office supply stores or discounts shops like Big W, Kmart, The Reject Shop, The Warehouse etc.
Decorate the front of the box with decals to suit the theme and you'll have a lasting gift that took just a little time and cost just a few dollars.