There are lots of reasons to give someone a gift. Birthdays and holidays are an obvious reason to give someone a present. Sometimes you give a gift “just because”. But some of the most important gifts you’ll ever give in your life are thank you gifts. A thank you gift shows someone just how much you value their friendship, their help, and everything they do for you. Thank you gifts are an important part of maintaining relationships, both personal and professional, and a thoughtfully-selected thank you gift can definitely help to cement any important friendship or workplace relationship in your life. Read on to see 10 great thank you gift ideas that will work for a variety people in your life.
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1. Mystery Gift Box of Goodness
When in doubt, candy is a safe bet. This one-pound box of candy includes a random, surprising assortment of classic candy. The box is attractive, and looks gift-ready right out of the box. The assortment could include hard candies, pastilles, chews, pops, and/or sours. Every candy is individually wrapped, so your recipient can take their time eating their way through this box of delights.
Want a more lavish thank you gift? Opt for Godiva’s Ultimate Dessert Truffles Gift Box, which is packed with 24 decadent truffles.
2. Burt’s Bees Fabulous Mini’s Gift Set
The best gifts are the ones that the recipient would never splurge on themselves. If you’re looking for a thank you gift for a woman who deserves a little pampering, this simple gift set is a nice option. Buying bath and body products can be a risk, but this gift set is a safe choice because of the variety of scents and types of products included. This set includes Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser, Day Lotion, Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, Milk and Honey Body Lotion, Coconut Foot Cream, and Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream, all of which are made with natural ingredients.
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3. Scrappy’s Bitters Classic Gift Box
Shopping for someone who loves fancy cocktails? This gift box of bitters includes four gourmet bitter blends: celery, orange, Orleans, and aromatic. These bitters can elevate classic cocktails like the G&T or a Manhattan. This is a thank you gift that works for both men and women. For added impact, pair it with this book on bitters, so your recipient will have more insight on how to use these flavorful cocktail additions.
4. Gaming Gift Cards
Want to thank a teenager or young adult for doing something nice for you? Chances are, they just might have a video game console at home. There are lots of ways you can thank a video game-lover. Gift cards to the Playstation Store or an Xbox gift card are a natural choice, but you could also consider getting them a GameStop gift card.
5. Gourmet Harissa Infused Olive Oil
Shopping for a thank you gift for a foodie? Try this beautiful bottle of olive oil. It has been delicately flavored with harissa, a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste. Other flavors of olive oil from Tre Squillaci include lemon, porcini mushroom, basil, or black truffle. Pair it with a nice loaf of crusty bread from your favorite local bakery, or a box of these cool quinoa crispbreads.
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6. 2012 Purple Star Cabernet Sauvignon
Boasting a 90/100 score from Wine Spectator, this cabernet sauvignon is a nice thank you gift. Purple Star is aged for 15 months in French Oak barrels. It will age nicely, but it can also be consumed now. Purple Star has decided to donate 15 percent of Purple Star Wine proceeds to the Seattle Children’s Hospital, which makes this a great gift for doctors, or anyone with kids. You can also check out our guide to the best wine openers for suggestions on the best way to open your favorite bottle of vino. A wine opener is the perfect “side gift” to accompany a moderately-priced bottle of wine.
7. Philosophy Thank You Set
This thank you gift from Philosophy contains shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath, and lip gloss. Sometimes you need a gift that just comes right out and says “Thank you”. You can browse more beauty gifts from Philosophy here.
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8. Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets ‘Thanks A Million’ Gift Basket
This gift basket is packed with all kinds of fun treats. Each gift basket includes “Thanks A Million” Premium Coffee, butter mint candy, jelly beans, almond toffee candy, cookies, popcorn, biscotti, and garlic dill pretzel twists. This is a nice gift for a family member, friend, colleague, or neighbor.
Want more gift ideas like this? Our guide to the best gift baskets for men has some gift baskets that make great thank you gifts for both men and women.
9. Amazon Prime Gift Membership
Amazon Prime is a nice gift that lasts for a whole year. A Prime member gets free two-day shipping, a huge library of music/movies/TV/books to enjoy, early access to deals, and free unlimited photo storage. There’s something for everyone. The gift recipient can start their Prime membership right away. If the recipient is already a Prime member, the gift can be exchanged for an Amazon.com Gift Card.
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10. Gift Card Multipack
If you need to thank a group of people, picking up a multipack of gift cards is a quick way to grab a gift that everyone will like. And if you wanted to keep one gift card for yourself, we won’t tell.
Need a thank you gift for someone who doesn’t do much online shopping? Perhaps a restaurant gift card is the better option.
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