You know that feeling when someone lets you know that they really appreciate something you’ve done for them? It’s a warmth that lightens your heart and maybe makes you a bit teary-eyed, because you know that something you’ve done has made a difference in their lives.

Chances are others have also done wonderful things for you, and you’ve felt immense gratitude for their actions or words. Saying “thank you” verbally is great. Writing it in a card is even better, and offering a small token of your appreciation (like one of the ones listed below) really lets them know how much their actions meant to you.

1. Deluxe Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Did someone do something for you that you really appreciate? I mean, REALLY? Then let them know with a box of 12 decadent chocolate-covered strawberries. Each of these luscious, extra-large berries is hand-dipped in rich, dark Belgian chocolate the likes of which will make the recipient’s toes curl.
White chocolate is then used to spell out “THANK YOU” on eight of the berries, and drizzled across the remaining four. The result is an overwhelming message that lets the person know exactly how grateful you are.

2. Deluxe Spa Set

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Just about everyone loves a luscious, self-loving spa experience, and this oceanic spa kit allows the recipient to indulge in luxury from head to toe.
Made with all-natural, paraben-free ingredients, these vegan spa products are unisex, and includes bath bombs and salts, shower gel, body butter, and more.
This gift is absolutely perfect as a “thank you” gift for a colleague for closing that big deal at work, or for a friend who bailed you out of jail for that thing that will never be mentioned again.

3. Angel Sculpture

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Every so often, someone steps in like our very own guardian angel to help us through a difficult situation. It might be a friend or family member, a teacher, or even a nurse. When these special people appear, it’s important to let them know how much their help has meant.
This beautiful angel sculpture is 5.5 inches tall, sculpted in resin, with delicate wire wings. She holds the words “thank you” in her hands, and expresses one’s sincere gratitude.
This gift is perfect for someone who has held space for you when you needed them most.

4. Gift Basket

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If you’re looking for something to give your colleagues (or your kids’ teachers) to let them know they’re appreciated, look no further. This gift basket is packed with an assortment of both sweet and savory scrumptious snacks for them to enjoy!
Delicacies such as cheese straws, candies, wasabi peas, caramel popcorn, and assorted herbal teas flank an elegant ceramic mug that loudly proclaims your thanks.
Seriously, there’s no mistaking your gratitude with this basket. It pretty much shouts the sentiment from the rooftops.

5. Porcelain Mug

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Keep in mind that a gesture doesn’t need to be grandiose to express a message. This adorable porcelain mug says a great deal without needing to be ostentatious.
Both microwaveable and dishwasher-safe, it’s a perfect little gift for a grade school teacher, colleague, caregiver, mail carrier, or bus driver. Just something small to express your sincere thanks, while ensuring that they’ll always have a cup of something hot and delicious close by.

6. A Small Glass Bottle of Booze

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If you’re looking for something unusual and quirky, this might be a fun option. These small glass bottles can be printed with either “whisky”, “vodka”, “gin”, or “pink gin”, and come tied with ribbons that express your thanks.
Best of all, you can choose whether to fill the bottles up yourself once they arrive, or order them pre-filled. Naturally, the previous option allows you to drink whatever’s left over after you’ve filled them, but the latter means less work on your part.
Decisions, decisions…

7. Keychain

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Those who live in service to others do so much good in the world, and are rarely thanked properly for everything they do. A little gesture to thank them—even a little bit—might mean more to them than you can imagine.
This sturdy, stainless steel keychain would be a wonderful gift for volunteers, as well as people who are employed in public service, law enforcement, education, or health care. These folks work so hard to make the world a better place, and would certainly delight in a small token of appreciation for all that they do.

8. Amazon Gift Card

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When you want to say “thanks” but have no idea what to give someone, you really can’t go wrong with a gift card.
Honestly. Allowing someone the freedom to be able to choose something for themselves is generally appreciated a lot more than just giving them something you *think* they might like. This is especially true if you’re buying for someone you don’t know very well. It’s better to gift them something neutral-yet-usable than give them something utterly inappropriate.
Just choose how much you’d like to spend, and they’ll receive a “thank you” card that they can put towards whatever they like.
…and they’ll think of you every time they use it.

9. Philosophy Hand Care Gift Set

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You know the phrase “lend a helping hand”? Well, if someone has done exactly that and made your world a little bit brighter, you can brighten theirs in turn with this lovely hand care duo set from Philosophy.
Made with soothing, nourishing aloe and glycerin, the set has a gentle vanilla scent that isn’t overpowering. It’s perfect for a special lady in your social circle, whether she’s your office manager, your preschooler’s teacher, or the seamstress who sewed all of your bridesmaids’ gowns.

10. Succulent Gift Box

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Have you ever grown succulent plants? They’re breathtakingly beautiful, and so low-maintenance that they’re almost impossible to kill.
This gift set features a trio of stunning succulents, which you can choose to create a one-of-a-kind arrangement for someone special. They come in a sleek, elegant box that doubles as a planter (no transplanting necessary!) and is perfect as a “thank-you” gift for colleagues, friends, neighbors, and college professors.

11. Oreo Cookie Set

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Ideal for a young person (or older cookie aficionado) who has done something really sweet for you, this gift set is packed with three types of OREO cookies: regular, Mini, and Double Stuf.
Just about everyone would be delighted to receive this crunchy, sweet gift, but it would be especially suited to the neighborhood kids who mow your lawn or shovel your driveway, as well as youth group volunteers.
(Here’s a tip: pair it with a mug they can fill with cold milk for dipping!)

12. “Thank You” Bookmark

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If there’s a special teacher, therapist, librarian, or avid reader in your life whom you wish to thank, this bookmark is pretty much perfect. Those who love their books like to keep them in pristine condition, so bookmarks are always a must in their world.
You can choose from a variety of different “miracle bead” color patterns, and they end in a beautiful heart-shaped “Thank You” charm.
The bookmark itself is wavy, which makes it less likely to slip free from a book’s pages. It’s a lovely gift that’s sure to express your appreciation for years to come.

13. TITLE

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Some people really do make the world a more beautiful place with all the wonderful work that they do. The sentiment in this framed piece expresses gratitude for another’s kindness, letting them know that if they had one flower for every kind deed they did, they would have the most beautiful garden.
This would be a beautiful gift for a grandparent, a nurse, a church administrator, or even someone who tends their community garden with love and care. Its rustic charm would blend in perfectly in any home decor, and its sentiment speaks right to the heart.

14. Personalized Prosecco or Champagne Bottle Label

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Sorry to disappoint: at this price, it’s just the label you’re buying, not an actual bottle of Prosecco or Champagne.
This is a perfect way to personalize a bottle of bubbly for someone special. Maybe you’re buying it for the midwife who delivered your first child, or the boss who gave you a second chance after that atrocious mess you made. Either way, you can customize the label with a sincere “Thank You” sentiment, along with their name, and slap it on whatever bottle you think they’d like best.
Just make sure it’s a good one, okay? Good talk.

15. Candle

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Did someone help you by being a beacon of light when you were wallowing in darkness? Thank them for their efforts (and for not giving up on you) with this beautiful two-wick candle. It’s made of a luxury soy wax blend and smells like a mixture of vanilla and roasted chestnuts, which is absolutely gorgeous at this time of year.
Best of all, it’s long-burning: a full 55 hours’ worth of luminous beauty and delicious scent. Your gratitude won’t just light up their life—it’ll make their home smell spectacular as well.

It really is so important to let others know how much you appreciate the work they do. People do immensely kind things for one another all the time, and don’t always get credit and recognition for it.
That also goes for “thankless” jobs, done by custodians, cafeteria workers, and countless others who work so hard but rarely receive any thanks or kudos.

You never know just how much you can brighten another person’s world by letting them know that they’re seen: that someone is paying attention to their efforts, and that what they do is truly appreciated. Hopefully some of these ideas will help you express your gratitude… and you can be certain that they’ll pay it forward in their own way too.