The Best Thank You Gift Ideas
Sometimes gratitude is best expressed through a little gift. We've rounded up the best ideas for showing how much you appreciate the people around you.
A heartfelt note, a gift card to a favorite restaurant or a batch of your famous chocolate chip cookies are all wonderful ways to say "thank you."
But if you're looking for a not-your-everyday gift that shows your appreciation, we've got you covered with 18 thoughtful ideas. Keep scrolling for suggestions to take to the hostess of your next party, to thank a neighbor for picking up your kids, for the co-worker that covered for you while you were on vacation or for a friend – just because she's always there.
Thank You Gifts for a Hostess
Take your hostess' lighter to the next level with this flameless one. It's rechargeable through a USB port and provides up to 1,000 lights per charge. The clean, butane-free ignition is eco-friendly and ideal for lighting candles right before guests arrive.
Thank You Gifts for Teachers
Teachers most likely have a huge planner for their school days, but this desk notepad is so handy for top-level events or after-school and personal activities. Pair it with a gift card (the most helpful way to give back to teachers since they can use it for the classroom or themselves) for the ultimate thank you.
Thank You Gifts for Her
This is one of my favorite gifts to give. Each page has a daily entry for five years so that your recipient will have a spot to jot down her thoughts or events as the years pass. It's a sweet way to be reminded of memories or see how things have changed over time.
Thank You Gifts for Him
This is a great gift for anyone on your to-be-thanked list. And most of the guys in my life would certainly not turn down a box full of sweet and salty snacks. This combination includes gourmet chips, cookies, nuts and popcorn to take care of the munchies in a snap.
Thank You Gifts for Co-Workers
Thank You Gifts for Plant Lovers
A plant makes a great thank you gift for anyone, but particularly those who already have a green thumb. We love the Calathea Rattlesnake because it's so full of color and pattern, and this one comes ready to give or ship in a sweet little pot, available in four shades: blush, cream, mint and terracotta.
Thank You Gifts for Book Lovers
The book maven herself, Anne Bogel, designed this stylish book journal that allows readers to record what they've read, including memorable quotes, personal ratings and overall thoughts. Plus, they can keep track of their to-be-read list and get hand-selected recommendations from Anne.
Thank You Gifts for Neighbors
This is the most helpful book I've read in a long time and has become my go-to gift for almost everyone in my life. We all want to "embrace what matters, ditch what doesn't and get stuff done." Grab a copy to pass along, and just wait: you and your neighbor will be chatting soon about your new "Decide Once" strategies.