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.

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August 08, 2023

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 36 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.

Best Thank You Gifts for a Hostess


Show your love for the hostess with the mostess by showing up with a gift from the beloved Target line: Hearth & Hand With Magnolia. This three-piece salt and pepper cellar is a gorgeous addition to their countertop or dining table, keeping essential spices right on hand.

Best Thank You Gifts for Teachers


Yes, teachers don't need any more mugs, but an insulated tumbler is essential. Keep their drink at the perfect temp and help them stay hydrated while they're keeping up with your kiddos throughout the day.

Best 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.

Best Thank You Gifts for Him

$29.99 (Set of 2)

Give the gift of ice-cold beer all the time. Stick these insulated tumblers in the freezer for two hours, and they'll keep his favorite IPA or pilsner at the ideal temperature while grilling, tailgating and beyond.

Best Thank You Gifts for Co-Workers

$69.99 $45.99

Infuse your co-worker's space with warmth and aroma with this electric candle warmer lamp. The lamp allows them to burn their favorite candle without a flame, smoke or soot — which is ideal for an office environment.

Best Thank You Gifts for Plant Lovers

$33.83 $32.28

A plant makes a great thank-you gift for anyone but particularly for those who already have a green thumb. We love the Costa Farms Snake Plant because it comes ready to give or ship in a sweet little pot, is available in multiple sizes and is backed by a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.

Best Thank You Gifts for Book Lovers


Help your book lover keep track of their library with this adorable and personalized book stamp. Choose from self-inking, wooden handle or embosser stamp types, and you can choose from many timeless designs.

Best Thank You Gifts for Travelers

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Help your traveler keep track of their national parks journey with this scratch-off poster. Personalize it with an individual or family name, and then let them start counting down to visiting all 63.

Best 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.

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