Creative and Unique Thank You Gift Ideas to Express Your Gratitude

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Creative and Unique Thank You Gift Ideas

Sometimes, just saying “thank you” doesn’t seem like enough. When you want to truly show how much you appreciate someone’s kindness, their effort, or simply say, “Thanks for being you,” Edible Arrangements® offers dozens of delicious ways to show your gratitude.

Our Heartfelt Thank You Berries features a delectable combination of gourmet chocolate dipped strawberries with semisweet or white chocolate, plus a custom white chocolate “Thank You” message. Sophisticated and tasteful, it’s a great gift for expressing thanks to someone who has gone the extra mile. For even more flavors, our Thank You FruitFlowers® gift set features a delightful combination of chocolate dipped apple wedges, white and semisweet chocolate dipped bananas, and chocolate dipped strawberries. It even comes with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the perfect finishing touch.

For an extra-sweet way to say thanks, our Thank You Delicious Fruit Design® Swizzle Apple Fruit Truffles® features an assortment of all our favorite fresh fruit, including pineapple daisies, Swizzle Apple Fruit Truffles®, honeydew and cantaloupe wedges, strawberries, and more. Plus, it comes in a custom Thank You container, so your gift recipient will always remember how much you appreciate them.

Browse our selection of delicious and cheerful thank you gifts to find the perfect way to say thanks on any occasion. From arrangements with fresh fruit slices hand-dipped in white and semisweet gourmet chocolate to gift boxes with our most-loved chocolate Dipped Fruit™, gift sets complete with bright, colorful balloons, and more, we offer a variety of thank you gifts in various sizes so you can make the right statement.

Creative and Unique Thank You Gift Ideas

For more creative and unique thank you gift ideas, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the products or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say.


Simon ElkjærSimon Elkjær

Simon Elkjær is the Chief Marketing Officer of avXperten, home of Denmark’s most affordable electronics.

“I believe that one of the best ways to give thanks to the people around you is to be there when they need you, and customized wish tickets are the best way to do that! Wish tickets work under a ‘one ticket, one wish’ policy. In order to do this right, you must first set your rules and limits and then you can give out as many tickets as you can to the people you’re thankful for. In return, these people can use them when necessary. And use it for favors such as watching over their pet or helping them do grocery shopping. Basically, it’s just a fun way of showing your commitment and thanks to the people you value.”


Midgi MooreMidgi Moore

@ExploreGTC

Midgi Moore and Lauren McCabe Herpich are Co-CEOs of Global Tours Connect, an online boutique marketplace for food, history, and cultural experiences.

“A great gift idea is a Food Tour in a Box, which many of our partners have available. The boxes allow the recipient to experience a destination through its food, art, and unique items. Whether it’s tasting Alaska, or something sweet from California, or a sunny moment from Florida, there is an option for you.”


Grant AldrichGrant Aldrich

@onlinedegreecom

Grant Aldrich is the Founder and CEO of OnlineDegree.com.

“Flowers are an excellent way to say thank you, whether it’s for a promotion at work, a big gift, or to show someone you appreciate them. Some of the best thank you flowers include hydrangeas, roses, and orchids.

With winter in full-swing, slippers are another thoughtful thank you gift. There’s nothing better than waking up and throwing on a pair of warm slippers before you walk around the house. Your gift recipient will be delighted with a pair of warm, cozy slippers.

A desk organizer can also be a wonderful and unexpected thank you gift. Since everyone is continuing to work from home, accessories for the home office are practical and useful. Though you may not buy an ergonomic chair or new desk, a desktop organizer is still thoughtful.”


Jeanine DuvalJeanine Duval

Jeanine Duval is the co-founder at Edelwyn.

“The Gift Label is an Amsterdam based business that specializes in unique gifts. All their labels have positive and supportive quotes, such as ‘You Rock!’ or ‘You’re Awesome.’ Aside from their health-promoting products, I love that they are items you use in your daily life, such as handsoaps and body lotion. That way, anyone receiving your thank you gift will remember that special moment.”


David McHughDavid McHugh

@mymixify20

David McHugh is the CEO and Founder of My Mixify.

“The fact that you use a serving tray daily doesn’t mean that it needs to look boring! I’m a fan of these Coastal and Lake Art Serving trays from Uncommon Goods. The streams are beautifully cut into cherry hardwood and are extra special with the added information.

In the same mindset, the Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map is a great piece of decor and thank you gift. Start conversations about where you’ve been in the world and where you hope to be next year!”


Kristen BoligKristen Bolig

@SecurityNerdcom

Kristen Bolig is the founder of SecurityNerd, a home security advice website that’s been featured on U.S. World & News Report, Reader’s Digest, and NBC Better. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband.

“As more people are stuck at home due to COVID-19, there are more opportunities to get creative with thank you gifts than ever before. My favorite thank you gift idea is the Amazon Smart Plug. This trusty device allows users to control smart devices with nothing more than the sound of their voice.

The Amazon Smart Plug goes directly into wall outlets and integrates with Amazon Alexa. Once plugged in, this smart plug can help users control things like lights, fans, coffee makers, and more. They can voice activate devices and even set them to a schedule.

This smart device adds a level of convenience to any home. Unlike a gift basket or a bottle of wine, the Amazon Smart Plug offers more than just a one time use. It’s a great way to say thanks and remind someone of your appreciation for years to come.”


Ian KellyIan Kelly

@NuLeafNaturals

Ian Kelly is the VP of Operations at NuLeaf Naturals.

“I love giving gifts that are consumable because then the recipient can enjoy an experience without unnecessary clutter.

A beautiful bottle of wine or scotch makes a great thank you gift, or perhaps a bountiful box of goodies from a local bakery. It is also a great opportunity to support your favorite local businesses, and you can get yourself a treat while you’re at it!”


David MeltzerDavid Meltzer

@EastInsuranceGr

David Meltzer is the CEO and Insurance Agent at East Insurance Group.

“When it comes to unique gifts, I always go with personalization. In this case, a good idea to start with would be personalized mugs that bear a message of gratitude like ‘You’re the best’ or ‘A champ in life.’ You can even include the person’s name.

Doing personalized gifts shows that you put a little more effort in. That will always be appreciated.”


Amy OlsonAmy Olson

@AbsoluteDater

Amy loves to talk and write about dating, relationships, and sex on TheAbsoluteDater.com. When not writing, Amy can be found playing with her dog in Sunnybrook Park.

“Though cards can be used to say thank you, sometimes it’s just not enough. In my opinion, here are some creative ways to say thank you:

  1. A thank you hamper: Hampers are in the spotlight this season. Fill your hamper with fresh confectioneries, snacks, and a heartfelt thank you note, and your job is done. Brownie points for some handmade food!
  2. Handmade scented candles: Scented candles aren’t special until they’re made by you. You can watch tutorials on YouTube on how to make one and attach a gratitude card along with it. The person is bound to love it.”

Lisa SanchezLisa Sanchez

@theninesfashion

Lisa Sanchez is the fashion editor of The Nines, a site that features celebrity fashion exact matches and “buy it for less” versions of every outfit. Lisa has been working in various roles in the fashion industry since graduating from the University of Colorado in 2012.

“My friend is an artist, and she sends really great thank you gifts: ‘You rock’ paperweights. She collects rocks on walks and then paints them in a way that connects to the specific ‘thank you.’ Literally, every single gift is a unique piece of art. For example, I received a fun baking-themed ‘you rock’ after I dropped off some baked goods for her. I keep it on my desk and get a big smile every time I glance upon it.”


Trond NylandTrond Nyland

Trond Nyland is the Founder and CEO at Cordless Drill Guide.

“I often do carpentry or DIY jobs for friends and family at zero profit. I charge only for the cost of materials.

I once received a homemade thank you card and was blown away. I mean, this card was no easy fold-over card. I researched it and the technical name is an Aperture Card.

You fold the card like a tri-fold, with the intention of pasting fold one and two together. Cut a shape out of the first fold and paste an image into the second fold. The card will open like a regular card after, but you have your face on the front of the card in a star outline!

It’s the thought that went into it. The effort, the time. There was no sense of, ‘I have to buy something to thank him.’ It was a genuine thank you.”


David CusickDavid Cusick

@House_Method

David Cusick is the Chief Strategy Officer at House Method.

“One thank you gift idea is a customized keychain. It’s a practical yet creative gift. Choose a stainless-steel keychain that will last for a long time and will keep on reminding your giftee that they’re appreciated.”


Chris LaanChris Laan

@designer_sheds

Chris Laan is the Founder of Designer Shed.

“The best thank you gift in our COVID-19 era is a personal wellness package you create yourself. A wicker basket and linen cloth are inexpensive, but look great when paired together and stacked underneath a few wonderful treats. Try a diffuser, an inflatable foot bath, and a few of your recipient’s favorite foods and teas to get you started. Keep your gift basket’s total cost under a certain dollar amount, and focus more on what you know your recipient likes rather than on pricey items. When in doubt, add cookies!”


Daniel CooperDaniel Cooper

@Lollydotco

Daniel Cooper is the Managing Director of Lolly.co.

“A unique thank you gift is a jar or box of thank you notes that you’ve written telling the individual why you are thankful for them.

The notes do not have to be long; they can be something as simple as, ‘Thank you for the support you gave when I launched my business.’ Ask them to open a note a day until they’ve exhausted them. By the time they are opening the last note, they will have a good grasp of how grateful you are.”


Steve JohnsonSteve Johnson

@bootmoodfoot

Steve is the owner of BootMoodFoot, a website dedicated to all things shoes & footwear.

“One of the most unique or creative gift ideas I could suggest is an explosion box. It will make the giftee feel they are memorable and appreciated. It is like giving someone a tiny package that’s full of surprises inside. You can put in customized photos and fill it with thank you letters. Here’s one good example.”


John ChoJohn Cho

John Cho is the Founder of My Pet Child.

“I think that given the intense need from many charitable organizations across the US and abroad, a very thoughtful and unique gift would be to donate to an organization on behalf of the person you want to thank.

I recommend sending them a thoughtful note, letting them know that you appreciate their actions, and as a way of paying it forward you are donating to your favorite organization on their behalf. Right now there is a huge need from local pet shelters for food, blankets, and money, so that is a great place to start if they are an animal lover! Other options could be the food bank, women’s shelters, arts and sports education organizations, frontline worker support, hospital foundations, or urban farming initiatives. Find a cause that resonates with you and the recipient, and it will be a gift that truly keeps on giving.”


Ray CaronRay Caron

Ray Caron is a talented ceramic artist from Minnesota who specializes in practical art. Through his shop, Clay Panther Ceramics, he sells drinking vessels and vases that are hand-built, structural, and one-of-a-kind. The mugs fit beautifully in your hand and the interesting textures add to the enjoyment of your morning coffee or tea.

“Thank you gifts should be personal and unique. A one-of-a-kind handbuilt, textural ceramic mug is the perfect fit. This gift says, ‘Thank you. Breathe. You deserve a break.’ What’s even better is that the recipient will think of you every time they use this beautiful mug.”


Lori Myren-ManbeckLori Myren-Manbeck

@InclusiviTee4us

Lori Myren-Manbeck is the Founder and CEO of Inclusivi-tee, a company whose mission is promoting environmental and social justice. Lori just completed her first book, You Can Save the Planet…In Fact You’re the Only One Who Can.

“If you are looking for a unique gift that the recipient will feel good about using over and over, You Can Save the Planet…In Fact You’re the Only One Who Can, is the perfect gift. Full of practical, easy tips for living a more sustainable life, this is a gift that will keep giving. Available in ebook and hard copy, this book will show not only that you care about the recipient, but that you care about the world.”


Albert LeeAlbert Lee

Albert Lee is the Founder of Home Living Lab.

“One of the best unique and creative thank you gifts would be a bonsai tree. Bonsai can come in many different styles and varieties, allowing you to really find a tree that really brings across your message to the receiver of the tree. If you are celebrating a long-serving employee well known for his integrity and righteousness, a bonsai tree of the formal upright style would be the perfect complement to his character. If you’re thanking someone for helping you through a difficult time, you can consider a bonsai tree of the cascading variation to showcase their strength and resolve in the face of challenges. The possibilities are limitless.

While gifts that are living usually require a lot of time, attention, and money to take care of, some beginner bonsai species require minimal care. Routine watering and pest management are all that they need from their owner.

Ultimately, the great thing about bonsai trees is that they are a truly personalized gift, and the owners can express their own ideas and creativity through the bonsai tree. A bonsai tree is truly personal in every sense of the word. No two trees are alike, with every tree being a reflection of its owner.”


Jeff HarryJeff Harry

@JeffHarryPlays

Jeff Harry shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled, all by playing, at Rediscover Your Play. Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play.

“Here are a few of the best thank you gift ideas:

  • Going on the person’s social media, doing research on what they are talking about most, such as a certain show they are binge-watching like Queen’s Gambit, and then getting something like the identical chessboard that is used in the show.
  • Reenact a scene from the person’s favorite movie outside of their apartment/house.
  • Get a bunch of people this individual knows to say thank you via video and end the video with one of their favorite actors from a show/movie they just love, who also says thank you via Cameo.
  • Make a thank you video that involves their favorite animal.
  • Have all of the person’s friends do an impersonation of this individual via video and make a compilation, as copying is the best form of flattery.
  • Purchase any Coursera course that this person wants on the entire platform.
  • Depending on where you live, write ‘Thank You (Name)’ in the snow or sand.”

Kelsey ChanKelsey Chan

@cocosign_online

Kelsey is the growth marketer and co-founder of CocoSign based in Singapore.

“It mostly depends on the recipient of your gifts. For example, if you are giving a thank you gift to a kid, a coloring book and coloring pencils would make the child more than happy. However, if it is a thank you gift for your employees or adults, it should be tailored to the individual. You might want to give a personalized coffee mug or a nice plant for their desk with a good pot, a hand-made card with chocolates, or whatever they like.

For the team members or friends, you could think of gifting a photo of you two (or the team) in a nice frame.

For someone who has just started a business, you could give a month or year-long subscription to digital business tools. For example, CocoSign (a tool for e-signing of contracts on video conferencing) would be a nice choice during the pandemic or beyond. Sometimes, buying a subscription to an OTT platform could work as an amazing thank you gift.”


Torben LonneTorben Lonne

@TorbenLonne

Torben Lonne is a dad, a scuba diver, and an ocean lover who is deeply concerned with how we are treating our oceans. He runs Divein.com with his brother, an online magazine centered on scuba diving and the way divers can make a positive difference for the environment.

“Sometimes, a simple thank you doesn’t quite cut it, especially in times when you might not be able to physically see the person who you are grateful for.

A truly thoughtful gift will go a long way. My favorite kind of big thank you gift always comes in the form of personalization. Wine bottle labels with their name on, a gift box with a lovely message inside it, or even an inside joke on a novelty item.

I would recommend if the thing you’re thanking them for was quite laboring, to get them something that will relax them. Think lotion and bath oils, hot chocolate, or even some alcohol. A wonderful towel with their name embroidered on it will let them know that they deserve some luxury and relaxation. Personalization helps with this kind of gift, as it shows more thought went into it.”


Colin PalfreyColin Palfrey

@MajestyCoffee

Colin Palfrey is the CMO at Majesty Coffee.

“In an effort to support my local restaurant economy, I’ve been sending people cakes as thank you gifts. Restaurants have had a tough year, so I want to help out a local shop and show my appreciation to someone at the same time. I always try to choose a neutral cake like carrot cake or banana bread. It’s easy to order the cake online, and a lot of restaurants will offer a delivery service.”


Adi DonnaAdi Donna

@cozydownhome

Adi Donna is the Founder of Cozy Down Home. She is a lifestyle blogger who decided to create this website to offer a detailed look at the products, equipment, and accessories you need to elevate your home’s functionality, look, and feel.

“Here are two recommendations for great thank you gift ideas:

  1. Natural Bamboo Cheese Board (Price: $54.99) – Cheeseboards are trendy nowadays, and everyone is looking for one. This natural bamboo, cheeseboard comes with a cutlery set and a slide-out drawer. It’s spacious, it’s multi-purpose, and makes an ideal gift set. Nothing could be a better choice to thank your loved one with. Let them dive into 2021 with the best charcuterie board.
  2. Yinuo Mirror Scented Candle Set (Price: $22.99) – With four different scents poured in intricately designed mini containers, this candle set makes an amazing gift. Let them take it around the world or put it as a decoration in their lounge – it works perfectly both ways. These long-lasting scents are amazing for aromatherapy and help one relax and rewind. It comes in a beautiful box, which makes it a perfect gift choice.”

Samuel DavidSamuel David

@smarthomevault

Samuel David is the content strategist for Smart Home Vault. Smart Home Vault is a smart gadget and home automation blog.

“The BuildLife Motivational Water Bottle makes a great thank you gift. BuildLife is an affordable, attractive, well designed, and functional water bottle with motivational time stamps. They come in colors of blue, black, pink, red, purple, green w/ pink gradient, etc. It has a straw for convenient drinking and a handle and strap for easy carrying. The BuildLife motivational water bottle is therefore a perfect gift idea for people who hit the gym frequently since it’s lightweight, despite the fact that it can hold one gallon of water. It helps your recipient increase their daily hydration while helping them save on buying and using plastic water bottles.”


Ben ReynoldsBen Reynolds

@SureDividend

Ben Reynolds is the CEO and Founder at Sure Dividend.

“Investing in a pleasant and thoughtful thank you gift can show your thankfulness, building stronger bonds between friends, family, or co-workers.

Buy them a personalized notebook with their name on the cover. Investing in a thank you gift with their name attached to the cover can be a thoughtful way of showing your appreciation to someone you need to thank. It can be as simple or complex when figuring out the design on the covers using Etsy or other creative platforms you can afford.

It’s great for all ages since anyone can use a notebook to write their journal, create shopping lists, poems, or anything else they need a notebook for.

Personalized gift baskets can help you thank someone, as well. Buying any gift can be a great way to show someone your appreciation, but personalizing it when you know the person a little better can help make the gift even more special. You can figure out the little things they love, such as lotions, wine brands, cookbooks, candles, favorite snacks, and more. Gathering them all in a little basket will portray how much planning went into it, revealing how effort you put into the thank you gift.

Consider crafting a homemade gift you know they can use. You might also have a talent for building a mini bookshelf, jewelry box, or other creative craft that someone can use around the house. It’s a functional, practical, and creative way to show someone how thankful you are, and you can save more money on supplies you already have around the house.”


Janet BasiloneJanet Basilone

@FineDiners40

Janet Basilone is a freelance writer and founder of Fine Diners Over 40™, a members-only dinner club in New York and Seattle. Occasionally she writes about restaurants, but found real purpose in adding her voice to the food waste reduction movement. She also writes about stories of renewal after age 40.

“Need to say thanks to a foodie or someone who might enjoy meeting new friends or networking over dinner? Giving experiences instead of things continues to gain popularity on all sides of the gifting ritual. Social dining with Fine Diners Over 40™ is an enjoyable way to connect with singles and couples — all are welcome. A gift certificate for a one-year membership entitles your giftee to attend dinners, special events, and cocktail parties. (He or she pays the fee for individual events.)”


Kelly Anne ParkerKelly Anne Parker

@sendribbongifts

Kelly Anne Parker is the Founder of Send Ribbon, an online gift company that give back to charitable causes.

“Our Thank You Giftbags are the perfect way to show gratitude and appreciation for friends, family, teachers, neighbors, and clients. We offer premade giftbags, or create your own custom thank you giftbag with up to eight gifts. We offer a personalized gift note gift tag and free shipping on every order. Instead of using wasteful paper gift wrap, gift boxes, and crinkle paper, all of our gifts are wrapped in greener reusable canvas gift bags and each ribbon on the bag ties to a charitable cause. The charity our thank you giftbags tie to is The United Way of NYC, which helps low income families through educational, food, literacy programs among others.”


Katie McDanielKatie McDaniel

@lc_gifts

Katie McDaniel is a writer and content strategist for Lifetime Creations. Having spent years in the industry, she writes about the latest trends in promotional marketing.

“A great thank you gift is one that is well thought out and selected according to the recipient’s personal preferences, and is ideally able to be personalized, to make each gift even more special and unique. Personalized cutting boards are a great and classy gift for someone who loves to cook or host get-togethers. For the people who are always on-the-go, getting a personalized coffee travel mug (as opposed to the typical coffee mug) would be a lifesaver. Apart from looking sleek, make sure the selected item is double wall insulated and has a tight lid!”


Brian PfeifferBrian Pfeiffer

@designatea

Brian Pfeiffer is the Founder of Design a Tea, a tea company where people can create their own tea blend and really experience choice.

“One very unique gift idea is a custom tea blend for that special person. But why stop there? Might as well personalize the label with a message, image, or just a simple “Thank You,” making it a truly one-of-a-kind gift. We started Designatea.com, an online tea company, 11 years ago and continue to enjoy knowing we are a small part of people’s special gift giving.”


Shelley GrieshopShelley Grieshop

@TPromotional

Shelley Grieshop is a Creative Writer and Public Relations person at Totally Promotional, an online retailer/manufacturer of customized products.

“Handmade gifts, such as a thank-you card that is designed by the sender, are extra special touches that mean a lot to the recipient. Useful handcrafted items are always in good taste when you truly want to convey your thanks to one or two people. But if you need to show your gratitude to more than one person – such as several hundred employees or clients – you can be just as unique and clever with gifts that are personalized with a heartfelt thank you message. A customized tote bag, flying disc, or ice scraper with a personal statement such as “You’re the best!” says volumes about a person’s good character.”


Jo Jo HarderJo Jo Harder

@jojostylemaker

Jo Jo Harder is the CEO of The Jo Jo Companies, Jo Jo Productions, and America’s Top Dog Model.

“A calendar makes a fantastic thank you gift that is quick, useful, affordable, and sure to please. Who doesn’t need a calendar? America’s Top Dog Model ® 2019 Calendar is a great conversation starter because it represents the national winners of America’s most popular Top Dog Model Contest!”


Daniel BrassloffDaniel Brassloff

@MuggedCake

Daniel Brassloff is the CEO of Muggedcake, which makes instant gluten-free, nut-free, and waste-conscious mug cakes (the only gluten-free option on the market).

“For a great gift for those with dietary restrictions, I recommend trying MuggedCakes! Muggedcake makes instant gluten and nut free mug cakes. It allows anyone to, in less than two minutes, make a single-serve cake just by adding water, mixing, and microwaving.”


Beth Shankle AndersonBeth Shankle Anderson

@TheStyleBouquet

Beth Shankle Anderson is an award-winning author, attorney, and fashion and beauty expert and blogger. She is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design’s Fashion Industry Essentials certificate program. She strives to help women feel great about themselves, both inside and out.

“A vase has always been a well-received thank you gift for family, friends, and acquaintances alike. By choosing a vase that suits the personality of the recipient, it can add character to his or her home. Also, vases are beautiful with or without flowers, so it leaves the choice of using them to the recipient.”


Luciana MonteleoneLuciana Monteleone

@PhilippeleBac

Luciana Monteleone works on marketing for Philippe le Bac. Founded in 1936, Philippe le Bac is a French affordable luxury brand, selling worldwide through his website. Specialized in Cashmere, Philippe le Bac offers a full range of clothing and accessories, for women and men, made with the finest cashmere with contemporary design.

“Surprise anyone with a 100% Cashmere Knitted Beanie by Philippe le Bac. This hat is a perfect thank you gift because it will keep the person who won it stylish and warm all winter long. Super soft and comfortable to wear all day long, this winter hat will add a stylish sparkle at all winter outfits.”


Cassandra FreemanCassandra Freeman

@thecassandraf

Cassandra is known as the “#1 Dream Maker.” As a wife, mother of four boys, and founder of Thoughtful Inspirations, she is driven to help other families achieve their dreams by sharing the lessons she has learned on her way to success as a doctoral student and an entrepreneurial mother. Her goal-oriented tools such as the “Successful Journey Chart,” ‘Study Skills for Parents’ book, and motivational e-courses are just a few of the resources she offers to get you on the fast track towards maximizing your family’s potential. As a speaker, she has empowered hundreds of women. Seeing others become their best selves and pursue their wildest dreams is what motivates her.

“Creative thank you gifts should always be thoughtful. The key to having the best thank you gift is to remember the experience you just had with the organization or person. Purchase a gift that either reminds them of a laugh-out-loud moment or reminds them of a significant heartfelt story that was told. Or, get them an item they mentioned they wished they could have, if it’s within your means to get it. This takes creative gifts to a whole new level. Instead of personalizing the gift with their name, you are really personalizing it with their heart and the best parts of your last experience together. It’s a great way to say thank you and I’ll never forget you.”


Josh FredmanJosh Fredman

@WendellAugust

Josh Fredman is a writer and content strategist for Wendell August Forge, America’s oldest family-owned forged metal producer, specializing in handcrafted gifts, ornaments, and home accessories.

“The key to great thank you gifts is to look for items that may be personalized. There are some great e-commerce sites that produce highly-personalized and customizable items that make each gift even more unique for the recipient. For example, a beautiful metal bookmark may be just the thing to say thanks to any keen reader. Make the gift even more special by adding an engraved a message or having it monogrammed.”


Aurora GregoryAurora Gregory

@auroragregory

Aurora is a business motivator and marketing educator for entrepreneurs. She helps them find their zone of genius so they can build a successful, income-earning business and share their brilliance with the world. She always sends a thank-you gift when she completes work with a client because she wants them to know that she appreciates their relationship and their business. Learn more about her and sign up for her business-building marketing newsletter at www.auroragregory.com.

“To make my thank you gift as personal as possible, I make a point to listen with gift-giving in mind throughout our time together so I can pick something that perfectly suits them. The gift doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does have to be thoughtful. A recent client of mine is a speaker on the topic of charity. When we finished our work together, I sent her a DVD of a classic film that had that exact theme as a central part of the movie. I included a personal note about how much I enjoyed working with her and about why I selected the movie to share with her. She loved it and shared the gift on her social media platforms, mentioning that she was sure this was not a gift I sent to every client. She was right; it was specific to her.”


Deborah LuceroDeborah Lucero

Deborah Lucero is the Founder of Live Your Full Life. Her journey began by helping others who have fibromyalgia, sharing techniques learned to honor the mind, body, soul, and spirit. She realized she needed to embrace her body, forgive her mind, love her soul, and honor her spirit! So, she began to nurture herself at every level to slowly heal.

“Looking for a creative unique thank you gift? A pocket journal is a perfect accessory to keep anyone organized. It can be used for journaling, recipe keeping, and note taking!  It’s a wonderful way to express your gratitude. A pocket journal with a motto adds a touch of positive energy! Let the custom LIVE YOUR FULL LIFE Journal inspire others to nurture their entire being with our motto, Honor Your Mind, Body, Soul, & Spirit!”


Luke StoffelLuke Stoffel

@cinderlystyle

Luke Stoffel is an entrepreneur & co-founder of Cinderly, a start-up run on sparkles. He grew up baking in his mom’s cherry-colored kitchen, carefully following the instructions on a set of worn paper cards from his grandmother’s recipe box with his little sister. His family raised them on the banks of the Mississippi River, and the tradition of sweets ran about as deep in them as that river is long. So, when he dreamed of his sure-to-be colorful future, it was frequently filled with the vision of running his own Rainbow Cake Café. For Luke, the most important part of living his life to its fullest potential was finding a way to share his glitter-covered, creative impulses with the world.

“Where I grew up, the best way to say thank you was with a gift basket of baked goods. My Instagram-worthy cookbook is full of the best tips and tricks to make a colorful masterpiece a reality. When sending out a heartfelt thank you, be sure it is baked with love.”


Phallin MariePhallin Marie

@mariescottage1

Phallin Marie is the owner/creator of Four Sisters Farm Soap Co.

“When you want to say thank you, you want to do more than just a card, but you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg. Something as simple as an artisan bar of soap with a hand-written note can mean the world to someone. It’s the little things, you know. Going on five years in the handmade soap business, I have found many folks like to say thank you with soap, whether that be to one person, two, or a crowd at your wedding, which is where smaller thank you soaps come in handy.”


Brita MullerBrita Muller

@PunkpostCo

Brita Muller is a handwriting artist at Punkpost.

“Here’s a great way to say thank you: a thoughtful note from Punkpost. We get messages from our users telling us things like they loved their card and were crying tears of joy. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest impact. Punkpost is a service where users simply choose a greeting card, quickly type their message in the app, and a talented Punkpost artist will write and send personalized, handwritten cards on their behalf. Each Punkpost is handwritten by real, live people, and you can send a heartfelt note as quick as sending a text message. You can schedule them days, weeks, or months in advance so you’re covered for Mother’s Day and other events every single year.”


Ed SalatkaEd Salatka

Ed Salatka works for Meridian Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer, importer, and distributor of a broad range of industrial supplies and consumer goods.

“We make a high-quality bag hanger/hook. This product works well with purses, diaper bags, backpacks, camera bags and more. It keeps everything off the ground and hanging near you in plain sight and allows quick access. It’s ideal for bathroom stalls where you can hang your bag off the door, and not leave it sitting on the ground or in your lap.”


Luke HamblyLuke Hambly

@PressaBottle

Luke Hambly is the Co-Founder of PressaBottle.

“Pressa Bottle is the only water bottle that allows the user to press and juice real fruit into their water. There’s nothing like this on the market, and the product was designed and manufactured by myself and my 2 brothers. The product is made from BPA-Free Tritan plastic, the highest end plastic available, which is very safe. The product itself comes in a glass and plastic bottle.”


Terry CarterTerry Carter

@TravertineSpa

Terry Carter is the Chief Formulator and Fragrance Nose for the Travertine Spa Collection. He is a natural perfumer with certifications from Perfumer’s World and Institut Supérieur International du Parfum, de la Cosmétique et de l’Aromatique Alimentaire (ISIPCA – Paris).

“Our line of Eucalyptus Steam Shower Spray makes for an affordable gift that men and women won’t want to stop using. It adds a soothing, aromatic, and antibacterial element to the shower, steam room, or hot tub. Just turn on the hot water, spray downwards away from face, and enjoy the inhalation benefits as the steam rises and turns your shower into your very own spa. The health benefits of eucalyptus oil are well-known and wide-ranging, and its properties include anti-inflammatory, decongestant, antibacterial, and stimulating qualities. It also works as an excellent deodorizer and is a great addition to any gym bag.  The Steam Shower Spray comes in a 2 oz travel size ($18) and a 4 oz. size ($26) and can be purchased on our website and Amazon.”

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