Appreciation Gift Ideas

Expressing gratitude and saying "Thank You"

We can be grateful for so many things in life - for a person we know, the relationship we have with them, or for something that was done for or said to us.

Saying 'thank you' definitely plays a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing our relationships and we are taught to do so from the early days in our lives.

It doesn't matter who it is that we want to give a thank you gift to or what the occasion is (if there is one at all). What is important is that we express our gratitude in a personal and meaningful manner to really show just how much we appreciate the people closest to us.

Gift ideas

Watch: Its about time

A watch or a clock make a great just because gift or thank you present. Your message could read "It's about time I told you that I appreciate you in a great way!" or "It's about time I told you how much you mean to me!".

Tickets: Special Event

Buy a couple of tickets to your favorite show, concert or movie and add a personalized message for your loved one, saying "To the leading lady in my life" / "To the leading man in my life".

Food: Driving you nuts

We all drive each other crazy sometimes, yet the people close to us still put up with us even when we are being difficult or annoying. A big bag or basket of different nuts, peanut brittle, chocolate-coated nuts, along with a note saying "I know I sometimes drive you nuts. Thank you for loving me regardless!" makes a great gift to show appreciation or to say sorry.

Symbols

Cat

During the depression, hobos had a secret way of letting others know where they could find nourishment. They carved the face of a smiling cat on a fence post outside of homes where they had been fed. This meant a kind and generous person lived inside.

Pineapple

During Colonial times when seafaring was a way of life for many settlers, the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality. A pineapple was brought back from each voyage and put on the gate outside the home to announce the safe return and welcoming friends to visit.

Anchor

Christian symbol of steadfastness, hope and salvation.

Quotes

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.

Oscar Wilde

How beautiful a day can be When kindness touches it!

George Elliston

Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift without the giver
Is bare.

James Russell Lowell

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

Cicero

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Thornton Wilder