There are many occasions that giving a thoughtful thank you gift can really make someone feel good as well as appreciated. A thank you gift is usually a smaller gift that has a message of gratitude or thanks in some way. Thank you gifts can be whatever you feel inspired to give the person. They can also be any size that you feel is appropriate as well.
WE have listed 10 great Thank You gift ideas below that may be just what you’re looking for to show someone how much you appreciate their help, support, encouragement or whatever reason you want to thank them. They are sure to be surprised and pleased that they were able to help you in some way and will feel very good at the acknowledgement.
If none of the suggestions listed below are what you were thinking of, use the ideas to spur your own imagination. You are sure to be able to think of some great ideas on your own if these don’t for you. The main thing to remember is to be sincere in the gift you choose and don’t forget the reason you wanted to give them the gift in the first place.
Best Thank You Gift Ideas
Customers love the colorful, vibrant design on the side of the mug and the sturdy, dishwasher safe mug.
This “You’re the Best” mug is a great way to thank someone for being there for you during a time of need. The hand printed porcelain has a colorful sentiment on the sire and on the inside lip of the mug. It is a great way for them to remember how much you appreciated them.
This mug is dishwasher safe and the colorful design on the side will not fade or wash off. The mug will hold 16 ounces of liquid and comes in a beautiful box for easy gift giving.
Customers love the simple elegance of this sweet, hand carved angel that expresses her gratitude.
This beautiful hand carved figurine of a beautiful angel hold a “thank you” sign is a simple and elegant way to thank someone for their service, help or encouragement.
This is a perfect gift for the regular bank teller that you see all the time that always goes out of her way to make sure she gets your transactions done quickly.
It can also be for your child’s teacher, a doctor or pharmacist you see on a regular basis who has gotten to know you and any number of other people you encounter in your day to day life. The sculpted angel measures 5 ½” tall and is hand carved in the USA. It comes in a gift box and has an enclosure card so it’s all ready for you to give.
Customers appreciate the quality construction and beautiful look of this unique sun catcher.
If there is a nurse that has made a real impression in your life, this beautiful sun catcher with real pressed flowers in the shape of an angel will take her breath away. The wings are glass and “Nurse” is engraved on a heart that hangs below the angel.
It comes with a silver chain so she can hang it up in the window or on a patio or door. This pretty way to say thank you will let her know how much you appreciate her. This item measures 7” long when it is hanging up.
Customers love this lovely way to show appreciation and gratitude to the special people in their lives.
Taking the time to say thank you is very important for letting the people in your life know that they are appreciated and valued. These retro thank you note cards that look like chalkboards are perfect for expressing your appreciation.
There are 36 cards in this set in 6 different designs. The insides of the cards are blank so you can write your own personal note to the recipient you are thanking. The 6 cover designs are:
- You’re Awesome
- You Rock
- You’re a Peach
- I Can’t Thank You Enough
- Two Words – Complete Gratitude
They make great thank you notes for weddings, graduations, birthdays, showers and more. If you event had a rustic, vintage or antique style theme, these cards will match it perfectly. Each card measures 4 7/8” x 3 ½” folded. They are made in the USA.
Customers love the super intense, strong scent of this candle that fills the room beautifully.
Candles are a great gift to give someone to say thank you. This Mason jar candle says “Thank You Very Much” on the side of the jar in pretty lettering with pink roses all around it.
The candle is scented with high quality cinnamon oil and fills the room with a delicious scent. There is a card attached to the jar as well where you can write a personal message as well.
This large 16 ounce candle is made from 100% soy wax for the cleanest burning you can get from a candle. After the candle is all gone, they will have a mason jar that can be used for other things as well.
If the person you are giving this wonderful candle to doesn’t like Cinnamon, there are three other fragrances to choose from.
Customers are blown away by the pure taste of the coffee and tea made in this coffee maker.
If you’re looking for a thank you gift that is a little more significant, this French Press Coffee, Tea and Espresso maker may be just what you want.
This special coffee maker gives drinkers the pure taste of coffee or tea without grounds or an old taste to it. Once they try coffee brewed in this maker, they will never want to go back to the old coffee makers.
This portable coffee maker has an attractive outer shell that protects the glass carafe from cracks and chips. It looks great on the counter too. This maker can be taken on camping trips and on business trips as well. It is very quiet to operate and non electric as well.
The BPA free lid keeps all plastic from the hot coffee or cold brew iced tea while it is steeping. This item is dishwasher safe as well. It is the perfect way to say thank you and show someone special how much they mean to you.
Customers love the quality of the treats included in this delicious tower.
Gift baskets are always excellent gifts to present to someone you want to show gratitude or appreciation to. This impressive gift tower includes a wonderful array of treats that are designed to please. The tower is 17” high and full of deliciousness.
There are 5 different sized gift boxes included in this tower that the recipient can open to reveal all kinds of surprises. The treats included are:
- Shila G’s Brownie Brittle
- Botana Mix
- Gourmet Caramel Popcorn
- Vanilla Caramel Kisses
- Assorted Milk Toffees
- Sea Salt Popcorners
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
Customers love the durable and sleek stainless steel grinders that add class and style to any table.
This may seem like an odd thank you gift, but there are no rules when it comes to what can be considered a good thank you gift. If you want to thank someone who adores cooking, this unique and very stylish set of salt and pepper grinders will be sure to please.
The adjustable grinders grind up peppercorns and Himalayan salt effortlessly and add the perfect amount of spices to food and sauces. These are easy to use and easy to fill; just unscrew the top, fill them up and screw the top back on.
The acrylic windows allow users to see how much salt or peppercorns are in the grinders and when it is time to refill them. The design of these sleek stainless steel instruments fit perfectly in your hand. They come with a 100% lifetime warranty.
Customers are thrilled with the freshness and delicious taste of all seven varieties of nuts in this great basket.
Here’s another terrific way to say thank you to the mailman, your hair stylist or any number of important people in your life. This wonderful array of delicious nuts contains over two pounds of quality treats.
The octagonal tray has seven different varieties of nuts. Included is:
- Raw walnuts
- Roasted salted macadamia nuts
- Honey glazed pecans
The person you present this to will be thrilled with your thank you gift. Don’t forget to add a personalized written note so they know what the gift is for. It is a thank you gift they will never forget.
Customers are thrilled with the size and quality of this gourmet food basket. Perfect for saying thank you and any number of other occasions.
Gift baskets are very popular ways to show appreciation but it doesn’t have to be the same old common fruit basket. This wonderful Gourmet Food Basket is a beautiful way to thank someone special in your life.
There is a large assortment of delicious gourmet treats in this basket that they are going to love. After the treats are gone, the dark stained basket made of willow can be used for holding any number of things.
It will look great in the office or any other room in the house. Included in this delicious basket is:
- California smoked almonds
- Cajun Spicy Snack Mix
- Almond Roca Toffee Candy
- Focaccia Italian Cracker Crisps
- Premium Columbian Coffee
- Savory Beef Salami
- Heavenly Gourmet Cookies
- Silk Crunch Cookie
- Camembert Cheese Spread
- Petite Fruits Bonbon Hard Candy
All of these delicious treats come in a beautiful willow basket with a convenient handle. Don’t forget to add a hand written personal note telling them what you want to say. This is a gift they will remember for a long time.
Choosing the Right Thank You Gift
Telling someone thank you and showing appreciation to people for the things they do for you is a wonderful habit to get into. This does not mean that you have to constantly by gifts for everyone, but during the holidays is a beautiful chance to show certain people that have made an impact in your life in some way gratitude for what they have done.
There are no set rules when it comes to choosing a thank you gift. This will largely be up to what you are inspired to give and who the person is in your life. If you want to give a gift to the regular teller you see every week at the bank, this would be a different type of gift than if you were giving one to a best friend or family member.
We have listed some helpful tips below to consider when you start shopping for a thank you gift for a special someone in your life. These tips will make it much easier to find what you’re looking for.
Dos and Don’ts to Remember
- Consider who you are buying the thank you gift for. This will determine the budget you set as well as the type of gift you purchase. Thanking people in your community for their service, for example, will not be the same type of gifts that you would purchase for a spouse, family member and best friend.
- Make a list of those people in your life that you would like to send a token of your thanks to. This list will help you remain organized and can serve as a way to keep track of your thank buying activities.
- Keep the gift size appropriate to the relationship with the person. In general thank you gifts are not meant to be large purchases. This is not to say you can’t purchase a large thank you gift, but if you have 10-20 people on your list that you want to thank with a gift, you will want to keep that list manageable cost wise. This doesn’t mean the gifts have to be cheap or poorly made. There are plenty of less expensive thank you gifts you could choose.
- Stress over what to get as a thank you gift for the important people in your life. A gift should reflect something that you think the person will like and find useful or enjoyable in their day to day life. Stressing about the type of gift takes away from the specialness of it. This is not a time to be worried or stressed, so just see what speaks to you for that person.
- Spend too much on a thank you gift. This type of gift is usually something smaller and is more symbolic of the thanks and gratitude you want to show. Spending a lot of money to thank someone could make them uncomfortable so stick to the smaller items that are still good quality.
- Forget about the written thanks. Purchasing a gift to give is always a sweet gesture to offer someone you want to thank. But the written words of thanks can be even more special so make sure they are included. You can purchase a small figurine like one of the ones featured above and pen sincere, heartfelt thanks for what they have done in your life. That will mean so much more than just getting a larger gift.
Thank you gifts are great ways to show the people in your life that you appreciate what they have done for you or how they have been there for you. Remember that while gifts and even cards are wonderful, one of the best ways you can show how truly thankful you are, is by being there for THEM too.