Whether you are buying thank you gifts for colleagues, men, women, friends, family, an amazing teacher or anyone in between, we’ve got a range of thank you gift ideas for you to pick how best to show your appreciation.
From thoughtful thank you gift ideas to unusual thank you gifts that will stand out, we’ve selected presents both big and small. No matter what your budget you will find an idea below that fits the bill.
So no matter where you are, or how far you are from the special people in your life, you have a way of showing your appreciation when it matters most.
What makes a good thank you gift?
Francesca Pittaway, a curator of gifts for Not on the High Street, knows a thing or two about finding the perfect gift. She suggests:
“I think the gifts that are most loved aren’t the biggest or the most expensive but are the ones that show you have given it some thought.
“Whether that’s something that supports a hobby or recognises what is going on in their lives currently, taking a bit of time to think about that means you can’t go wrong, regardless of what you spend. Knowing you are understood, listened to and loved is part of getting a great gift.”
What makes a good, inexpensive thank you gift to show appreciation?
Julie Deane, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, has been making beautiful bags that are often bought as gifts since 2008.
Julie believes that the act of giving itself, no matter what it is, is good enough in itself. So whether that’s giving a gift, giving your time and lending a hand:
“A well thought out gift really does show you care. What is more touching than knowing someone you care about has spent time thinking about what would make you happy.
“The best gifts are not the most expensive ones, they are genuine gestures – often not for birthday or Christmas but maybe a hot chocolate and marshmallow package in the winter, something that says you wish you could be there or you just want to make someone laugh.”