7 Thoughtful Thank You Gifts To Show Your Appreciation


Showing your appreciation through gift-giving is one way you can tell the special people in your life you love them.  And it is always obvious when someone has put a great amount of thought into their gift-giving. Giving a thoughtful gift says a lot more than just “thank you”. It can help you say “I love you”. So, what’s the key to finding a gift that will make your loved one gasp with joy?

We’ve put together a gift guide with seven thoughtful thank you gifts that are sure to impress. Whether you’re shopping for a pal who is a big softie, tough guy, or adventurous traveler we have an idea for you. Read on to find the best gifts for the best people in your life.

1.   Cute Custom Clothes

Do you have a teacher in your life who takes great pride in their work? Maybe a nurse who you wish would brag a bit more about all the good they do? Gift them a fun sweater with their job and name monogrammed on it. This will show the respect and care you have for them, as well as give them a fun conversation piece. And your loved one will be able to show off their style and their profession with pride. Besides, they’re oh-so cozy for those chilly nights when you just want to snuggle up on the couch.

2.   Thoughtful Security

Do you know someone who basically lives on their computer? These days, a computer can be a lifeline. Especially since the shutdown in 2020, many people work entirely from their computer. Whether they’re a student or just always working in a coffee shop, consider a computer lock for your tech-driven pal. This is a must-have security piece for anyone you know who could not afford to lose their computer. Your loved one will be so grateful, they’ll know that you understand how important their laptop is for them.

3.   For the Tough Guy

Want to get something as tough as the toughest guy in your life? These customizable paperweights have plenty of heft and might to stand up to anything. Made from solid brass this paperweight will make anyone feel strong and powerful.

4.   Keep It Clean

Do you know someone who is a total germaphobe? Do they carry around little bottles of sanitizer and grimace at having to touch common surfaces in heavily trafficked areas? The anxiety they must carry with them all day may be overwhelming. Get them a device sanitizer. If your loved one is a germaphobe they probably already know that our phones can carry many germs with them throughout the day. Give them some squeaky clean peace of mind.

5.   For Your Brunch Pal

You know that one friend who always texts you right before the weekend asking what the plan is for brunch? The one who is always ready to gossip about the week over a round of bloody marys? Well, with this cute magnet set you can help them make their favorite drink anytime they want! And they can learn a fun skill along the way. Maybe ya’ll can arrange for a stay-at-home brunch one week and let them show off their newfound bartender prowess.

6.   For The Exclusive Traveler

Do you have a friend who is always packing up the car and getting ready to whisk everyone off to some fabulous weekend retreat? They’re the ones who find the perfect spot to stay, places to go, and interesting things to eat? Well if they’re traveling with any old bag they aren’t traveling in style! Get them a monogrammed tote bag to carry along as a thank-you for the next time they convince you to get and go anywhere but here.

7.   For The Southern Talker

We all know that friend who lets all of the Southern phrases roll off their tongue smoother than honey. This magnet set will allow them to slap their favorite phrases all over their fridge along with the kids’ art and family photos. They’ll be sure to get a laugh while reaching for the milk in the morning.

Why Show Appreciation Through Gifts?

Everyone has a different love language when it comes to showing our appreciation for one another. Gift-giving is a way to ensure that the people you love in your life have something lasting, practical, and thoughtful to remember your appreciation by. How can you ensure that this will be an excellent gift for the person in your life? Think of what they love, cherish, use all the time, and absolutely never buy for themselves. Get them the thing they’re too selfless to get for themselves. They’ll remember your appreciation for years to come.


Marshall Bone is a writer, copy strategist and all-around stylish guy who has been following trends in GQ for more than two decades. Voted best-dressed both his junior and senior year, Bone has continued this legacy and can be found covering various topics from men’s fashion to self care and grooming. He enjoys reading and is based in the greater Los Angeles area.