Have you at some point wanted to say “Thanks!” to someone special, but struggled to pick the perfect gift to show appreciation? If so, worry not because this is something many people have experienced, perhaps even more than once.
One of the most important things in life is knowing the true meaning of friendship. And there are some occasions where words alone can’t express what you’d want them to.
The next time a friend does something for you; consider sending one of these tasteful appreciation gifts.
1. A Bottle of Wine
Despite being among the most popular gifts for Christmas and other holidays, dropping your friend a bottle of fine wine can be a great way to show gratitude. Of course, it’s upon the recipient’s taste buds to decide whether they like it or not, but this gift will surely be appreciated.
It’s always best to pick a quality bottle of red wine for your friend. It works great as a token of appreciation for their friendship or perhaps something they have done for you.
2. Some Colorful Blooms
While they might not be edible, flowers have for long been an amazing gift choice when it comes to showing appreciation. They are among the most commonly used thank you gifts, especially since there are many different types of colorful blooms to pick from.
The difficulty is picking one that’s just right. Some of the best flowers to send as an appreciation gift include:
The best part is that you can even send the flowers alongside any other gift item on this list!
3. A Box of Chocolates
Chocolate is loved by many, making it an awesome gift to say thank you to a loved one or a friend. But there are many chocolate varieties out there, and the recipient might not like all of them.
If you’re gifting a friend that you’ve only known for a while, you can even use a mutual friend to find out the type of chocolate your intended recipient would prefer.
Do they prefer dark chocolates? If so, you can get one with raspberry cream. And if they’d salivate at the sight of white chocolate, there are also various variations to pick from.
4. A Meal Card
Saying “thank you” through a gift doesn’t always have to be about tangible items. Especially if your friend is a foodie or gourmet, something as simple as a meal card with a little note can go a long way in making your loved one feel highly appreciated.
If you’re gifting a loved one or a friend you know so well, you could even get a meal-for-two kind of card. This way, the recipient can bring their spouse or any person of their choice. After all, meals are best enjoyed when shared!
5. Thank You Cookies
Thank you cookies are a popular thank you gift and one that many people would be pleased to receive. The problem with these types of cookies is that they’re hard to make, but you can always order them online or from a pastry shop and have a custom thank you note included.
Better yet, you can ask the pastry shop to include a small recipe card that shows how the cookies are made.
6. A Thoughtful Gift Basket
A thoughtfully packed gift basket is sure to be appreciated, especially if it’s filled with items your friend might like or find taste in. But how can you know the right gifts to include? This is when brainstorming gift basket ideas comes in handy.
From fruits to snacks, thank you cards, and some of the items mentioned earlier, there’s a long list of things you can include in a thank you gift basket.
Here are some things you may want to consider when making one:
- Vary the items you include
- Make sure the items included are high-quality
- When packing edibles try to include food that the recipient isn’t allergic to
Nothing is more important than showing gratitude to friends and loved ones from time to time. So, if you want to say thanks to someone, what can be more thoughtful than a meaningful gift that brings them joy and brings them closer to you?
The above piece should give you inspiration and help you pick just the perfect gift for your friend or loved one.