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24 Affordable and Amazing Thank You Gifts
Thank You Gifts: 24 AFFORDABLE AND AMAZING Options
When someone goes out of their way to help you, saying "thank you" is so important. But sometimes, those two words don't feel like enough. That's why finding the perfect thank you gift is essential to show your appreciation.
If you're looking for the perfect thank you gift for someone, check out our list of the best, most affordable thank you gift ideas out there. They'll help you put that special touch on your gratitude and let the person know exactly what their kindness meant to you.
We've compiled a gift guide of 24 amazing thank you gifts that are both thoughtful and budget-friendly. Pair any of these with a handwritten thank you card and your recipient is almost certain to feel appreciated.
WHY HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU CARDS ARE IMPORTANT
Sending a thank you gift is a great way to show your appreciation, but it's not the only way. In addition to finding the perfect present, don't forget to include a handwritten thank you card.
There's something about the personal touch of a handwritten message that makes it so much more special than an email or text. It shows that you took the time to sit down and think about what you're thankful for and put it into words.
A handwritten thank you card is also a keepsake that your recipient can look back on and cherish. It's a physical reminder of your appreciation that they can hold onto long after the gift has been used or eaten.
Best of all, you don't have to handwrite your handwritten cards. Simply Noted makes it easy to send any number of handwritten thank you notes automatically. We've built the most advanced fleet of handwriting robots to create authentic handwritten experiences that make your recipients feel special. Businesses can link their CRMs directly to our servers, making business thank yous a piece of cake.
Once you have your handwritten thank you, try pairing it with one of these great thank you gifts.
1. A box of their favorite chocolates
Whether they've been there for you during a tough time or helped you out with a project, a box of their favorite chocolates is a sweet way to say thank you. Chocolate-covered strawberries are always a winner, as are boxes of assorted candies, like those from Russell Stover.
If you don't know what they like, choose something tame. Basic chocolates are usually a hit with anyone. Save the more complicated varieties for someone you already know who will like them.
2. A personalized mug
If they're constantly lending you a shoulder to cry on or an ear to vent to, show your appreciation with a personalized mug. Get one that says "World's Best Friend" or "Best Boss Ever" and fill it with their favorite coffee or tea. If you want to get really creative, make them a mug cake mix so they can enjoy a sweet treat along with their beverage.
3. A GIFT CARD TO THEIR FAVORITE RESTAURANT
A thank you gift doesn't have to be big or expensive to show you're grateful. Sometimes, the simplest things mean the most. If they treated you to lunch after a long day at work or took you out for dinner to celebrate a milestone, show your appreciation with a gift card to their favorite restaurant. They'll think of you every time they enjoy a meal there.
4. Fruit basket
A healthy alternative to sweets, a basket of fruit is a great way to say thank you. If you know they're trying to eat better or watching their sugar intake, this is a thoughtful gift that shows you're paying attention. Choose a mix of their favorite fruits, like apples, bananas, and oranges, and add a few healthy snacks like nuts or granola to the mix.
5. Potted plant
A potted plant is a great way to show your appreciation for someone who's always there for you. Not only will it brighten up their space, but it's also a reminder that you're thinking of them. If you're not sure what kind of plant to get, opt for a succulent. They're easy to care for and almost impossible to kill, making them the perfect gift for anyone.
6. Scented candle
If they're always lending a helping hand, show your appreciation with a scented candle. Choose a relaxing scent like lavender or vanilla to help them unwind after a long day. Or, go for something uplifting like citrus or eucalyptus to boost their mood. Candles are also a great way to make any space feel more inviting, so they're sure to appreciate this gift.
7. Custom keychain
A custom keychain is a unique gift that shows you care. Get one engraved with their initials or a special date, like the day you met or the day they helped you out. This is a gift they'll use every day, so they'll be sure to think of you every time they use it.
Choose a design they like. If they're into sports cars, choose a keychain featuring the logo of their favorite car brand. If they like sports, choose the sports team they follow. Remember that the best gifts are customized to the recipient.
8. Framed photo
A framed photo is a heartfelt way to show your appreciation. Choose a picture of the two of you together or a landscape that reminds you of them. If you're not sure what to choose, go for a classic black and white photo. They'll appreciate the thoughtfulness of the gift, no matter what you choose.
9. Writing journal
A journal is a great gift for anyone who likes to write or needs a creative outlet. Encourage them to document their thoughts, experiences, and dreams in this special book. If you're feeling extra generous, throw in a few pretty pens to get them started. Make it a bit easier for them to express themselves with this thoughtful gift set.
10.) Nice bottle of wine
The wine lover in your life will appreciate this one. Choose a wine label they appreciate and then select an assortment of styles they love. You can give them as part of a larger gift box or on their own. This is a thank you gift set that complements other food choices, so feel free to give a bottle of wine along with some crackers, fancy jelly, and cheese.
11.) Day at the spa
We all have limited free time, so when it's available we need to use it wisely. After a long week, there's nothing better than a day at the spa. Give the gift of relaxation with a gift certificate to their favorite spa. They can use it for a massage, facial, mani/pedi, or any other service they enjoy.
Pajamas are the perfect gift for anyone who loves to relax at home. Choose a cozy pair of flannel pants and a matching top, or go for a silky robe they can lounge in all day. If you want to get really creative, have their initials embroidered on the pocket. They'll love this gift so much, they might never take them off!
13.) Subscription to their favorite magazine
A subscription to their favorite magazine is the gift that keeps on giving. They'll think of you every time they receive a new issue in the mail. Plus, it's a great way to encourage them to take some time for themselves and relax.
14.) A gift certificate to their favorite store
Sometimes going the extra mile is more than you need. If you're not sure what to get them, a gift certificate to their favorite store is always a safe bet. They can use it to buy whatever they want, whether it's a new outfit, a book, or something for their home.
Optionally, you might select a Visa gift card. Because they can be used anywhere that Visa's accepted (which is nearly everywhere.)
15.) A basket of their favorite snacks
This is a great gift for anyone who loves to snack. Fill a basket with their favorite chips, crackers, nuts, and candy. You can even add a few non-food items, like a new mug or a fun trinket. Gift baskets like these are always popular because they contain a wide selection of foods, giving your recipient something to snack on no matter their mood.
16.) A month of unlimited coffee
For the coffee lover in your life, give the gift of unlimited coffee. Get them a gift card to their favorite coffee shop or buy them a reusable cup they can use every day. Either way, they'll appreciate your thoughtfulness. Coffee is the perfect accompaniment to sweet treats in the morning and make an easy yet potent gift idea when you need to say thanks.
17.) A set of nice sheets
For the person who loves to relax in bed, a set of nice sheets is the perfect gift. Choose a high-quality cotton or bamboo fabric in a solid color or pattern they love. They'll appreciate the luxury of slipping into a new set of sheets every night. And they'll really love it that moment when they first climb into bed and feel the wonderful comfort that only a new set of soft sheets provides.
18.) A basket of toiletries
This is a great gift for anyone who loves to pamper themselves. Fill a basket with their favorite shampoo, body butter, conditioner, soap, lotion, bath bombs, and body wash. You can even add a few extras, like a loofah or bath bomb. They'll love using these products to relax and pamper themselves. You might package the products in a trinket dish that doubles as a soap holder.
19.) A collection of fresh-baked cookies
Those with a sweet tooth will love this one. Give them a collection of fresh-baked cookies in their favorite flavors. You can even add a few extras, like chocolate chips or candied fruits. They'll love snacking on these delicious cookies.
There are several notable online cookies vendors, including Levain Bakery, Cheryl's Cookies, and Milk Bar. They all offer an assortment of cookies, cakes, and other desserts to scratch the sweet itch. You can send your gratitude in cookie form, and remind them that their kind gesture was noticed and appreciated.
20.) Bouquet of flowers
Who doesn't like receiving flowers? A bouquet of fresh flowers is a great way to say thank you. Choose their favorite flowers, or go for a mix of seasonal blooms. If they live nearby, consider hand-delivering your blossoms. Not only with your recipient love the flowers, but they'll also appreciate the chance to see you, too. Otherwise, there are dozens of delivery services that will let you choose your arrangement and then have it sent.
21.) Hand-painted art
If you're an artist, sending your creations is an extremely affordable way to say "thanks." You simply can't get more unique thank you gifts than something you create yourself. Choose a beautiful piece that reminds you of the person you're thanking. If it includes their favorite color, all the better. It will be easier for them to match the art in their living space.
22.) A basket of their favorite beverages
For the person who loves to relax with a drink, a basket of their favorite beverages is the perfect gift. Fill a basket with their favorite beer, wine, or spirits. You can even add a few mixers, like sodas or juices. They'll appreciate the chance to try new drinks and enjoy their favorites. You might package the beverages in a cooler bag or wine carrier.
23.) A set of their favorite books
For the bookworm in your life, a set of their favorite books is the perfect way to say thank you. They'll love being able to relax with a good book. You can even add a note letting them know you think they'll enjoy the story. Books are available for everything from fiction to non-fiction to children's books.
24.) An e-reader loaded with their favorite books
For the tech-savvy reader in your life, an e-reader loaded with their favorite books is the perfect gift. They'll love being able to take their books with them wherever they go. You can even add a note letting them know you think they'll enjoy the convenience. E-readers are available for everything from Amazon's Kindle to the Barnes & Noble Nook.
Saying thank you doesn't have to be expensive. There are plenty of affordable gifts that will let your recipient know you appreciate them. With a little thought, you can find the perfect way to show your gratitude.