Thank You gifts: 10 ways to show your appreciation

Thank you gifts — simple, straightforward, with the deft touch of surprise; that’s what I like about them. I liken a thank you gift to an unassuming, down-to-earth girl with mystery in her eyes and magic in her smile. Plain? Anything but.

Most people, who’ve done something for you or helped you out in any way,  would be satisfied with a verbal thanks. But, when you go beyond the ordinary, when you go beyond the mundane way of doing things, that’s when the good stuff happens. 

And the best part of a thank you gift? No limits, no rules and, the money you spend (or don’t) is irrelevant. What matters is that through your thank you gift, you’re conveying how much you value the support, just how thankful you are.

Here are 10 different ways to say ‘thank you’ to someone.

Thank you gift #1: ‘We’re nuts about you’ jar

Thanks you gifts for friends and family

Have a friend or family member you adore and is always there for you? Give them a  jar filled with nuts, labelled ‘We’re nuts about you’ as gesture of appreciation for everything they’ve done.

Thank you gift #2: Crispy book treats for teachers

Thank You gifts for teachers - Rice Krispies Treat Book Pops with Rootbeer flavored modeling chocolate

Isn’t this a cute way to thank your favourite teacher? Get the instructions for this creative, edible gift at Hungry Happenings.

Thank you gift #3: Thank you berry much

Thank you gifts - thank you berry much jam jar

Make your own jam, fill them out in cute little jars and add fun labels like ‘You are berry sweet‘, ‘Thank you berry much‘. Go to Simply Kiertse for the recipe and the free printable labels.

Thank you gift #4: Thanks for getting me out of a pickle

Thank you gifts - thanks for getting me out of a pickle

Been in trouble recently and glad for the help you got from a friend or co-worker? Get a jar of delicious pickle and add a label that says, “Thanks for getting me out of a pickle”.

Thank you gift #5: ‘Thanks a latte’ coffee gift

Thank you gifts - Thanks A LatteTag

Just attach this tag to a jar of coffee or a a bottle of cold coffee to say ‘thanks a lot’. You can find the free printable at Jasey’s Crazy Daisy

Thank you gift #6: Say ‘thank you’ in different languages

Thank you gifts - saying thanks in different languages

Create a word map of the word ‘thank you’ in different languages.

Thank you gift #7: Cheerful, bunting thank you card

Thank you gifts - colourful, bunting thank you card

It doesn’t get any simpler than this.  Print the card, add a special, handwritten message and you’re set. Get the free printable  for this thank you gift card from 74 Lime Lane

Thank you gift #8: ‘Thanks a bunch’ card

Thank you gifts - thanks a bunch gift card

Get the free printable  for this thank you gift card and envelope from Organizing homelife

Thank you gift #9: Hand written thank you note

Instead of cards, you can also write you own thank you note. Here are a couple of quotes you can use.

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.” – William Shakespeare

Thank you so much for all you do; You’re truly a delight; When my life overwhelms and does me in, You make everything all right. – Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Thank you gift #10: Thank you gift bag

And just in case you’re looking for an awesome thank you gift bag, you’ll love this toothpick flower one I found here.

Thank you gifts - beautiful gift bag


Shauna Niequist summed it up best when she said, “When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”



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