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Thank you gift ideas for friends

19 Amazing Thank You Gift Ideas for Friends: 10 Thank You Note to Friend

If our gratitude were ‘cake’, gift-giving would be the ‘cherry’; it makes everything more beautiful. We understand that words are not enough to show the depth of our gratitude sometimes; and even after we’ve decided to get our friends something special to say thank you, we are confronted with the hard choice of picking out the right gifts. If you are looking for a special thank you gift, we’ve made your search a little bit easier.

  • In this article, you will find a number of amazing thank you gifts for that special friend. Whether you are looking for gifts for a male friend or a female friend and whether you are looking for something big or small, we’ve got you covered.
  • We’ve divided this article into six headings namely; thank you gift for your best friend, unique thank you gift for best friend, thank you gift ideas for male friend, thank you gift ideas for female friend, appreciation gifts for friend, and thank you note to friend.

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THANK YOU GIFTS FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND

1. GOURMET GIFT BASKET

Sending gift baskets is a good way of saying thank you. It could be a spa basket or something palatable for gourmets; what’s important is to pick out a good gift basket. We recommend this gourmet gift basket by Wine Country Gift Basket filled with assorted quality goodies such as milk and dark chocolate bars, white and dark chocolate truffles, Lindt milk, crackers, smoked salmon, Daniele salami, and others. The store offers free personalized gift messages. You can get creative with your thank you note and send it to them to add to this gift basket. This is a solid gift.

Pros.

  • Beautifully packaged
  • A delicious selection of goodies
  • The products are of good quality

Cons.

  • It is quite common for personal messages to get missing with gift basket packages, however, we doubt that this will be the case with this package.

Product summary

There is so much to love about this gift basket. We think it is a perfect thank you gift.

2. THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES FLASH DRIVE

If you are looking for a little office gift to get a student or an office colleague and friend, this flash drive is it. What’s unique about this drive is its design; the wooden casing and engravings on it are beautiful and sentimental. We chose the 128GB flash drive because the storage capacity will last your friend for a long time.

Pros.

  • Excellent design, casing, and packaging
  • Neat engravings
  • Great storage capacity

Cons.

  • Many people love to have quick access to their flash drive and that is why they attach it to their keychain, sadly, the casing does not give room for such an option
  • Just like any flash drive could have a technical problem, very few customers noted that their system did not pick up the flash drive.

Product summary

The packaging is absolutely stunning. It also comes with a thank you gift card. Your friend will be so pleased.

3. MOISTURIZING HAND CREAM SET

Get this luxurious hand cream set by Body Shop for your children’s nanny, school teachers, health professionals, or any of your female friends to say thank you. Each hand cream comes individually wrapped like a present. The package includes 6 fragrances of hydrating hand creams (milk & honey, strawberry, moringa, shea, mango, and British rose. They keep hands soft, smooth, and refreshed. They smell great too.

Pros.

  • The presentation is excellent, they come wrapped like presents.
  • The quality of the hand cream is excellent and the scent, beautiful

Cons.

  • Although it seems a little bit pricey, the quality of the hand creams and their individual packaging makes the price befitting.

Product summary

If you are looking for a really small but lovely thank you gift, this is it.

4. COUNTRY BARN BABE PERSONALIZED SERVING TRAY

A personalized serving tray for a family friend is a warm way of saying thank you. It is a homely gift, one that brings the feeling of being connected to a family and the engravings can be as unique as you want it.

Pros.

  • Quality craftsmanship
  • The tray is thick enough and the wood is great
  • Clear engravings
  • Great customer service

Cons.

  • We are uncertain if the type of engravings being done on the tray affects its time of delivery.

Product summary

A perfect thank you gift.

UNIQUE THANK YOU GIFTS FOR BEST FRIEND

5. RETRO WALL CLOCK

If you are looking for something stylish, a decor perhaps, this retro wall clock by OLQMY might just be it. It is made with resins and shaped in the form of books with antique covers. If your friend keeps a library and or is a lover of antique items, they will love this unique thank you gift.

Pros.

  • Stylish
  • Good craftsmanship

Cons.

  • It would be nice if the product page provided more details about the clock.

Product summary

OLQMY sells other unique clock designs you might find interesting like this personalized hanging clock and classic European doorbell wall clock.

6. IRISH THROW

Irish winter clothes are generally warm and of good quality. Consider getting this Irish throw blanket as a winter gift.

Pros.

  • Beautiful throw pattern/design
  • Soft and warm
  • Quality throw

Cons.

  • It would be nice if the throw came in different sizes. This length might not be suitable for some people.

Product summary

This is a unique gift and a good one too.

7. PASTICCERIA PASSERINI DAL 1919 TEA GIFT SET

For friends that are tea lovers, spoil them with this loose leaf tea set. The package includes 4 varieties of loose tea flavors (black tea, green tea, oolong tea, and black tea blend), a spoon infuser, and a suitcase for the tea set. This is an elegant thank you package.

Pros.

  • It comes in four flavors
  • The packaging is amazing

Cons.

  • Since no customer has bought this particular package, it is hard to determine the quality of teas being offered. However, this brand sells 300 tea flavors and customers love the quality of their tea.

Product summary

This is a lovely gift

8. LAGUIOLE PERSONALIZED KNIFE

A small unique personal gift that will last a lifetime is this Laguiole knife, made in France and delivered with a warranty and certificate of origin. Initials are hand-carved at the back of the knife. The blade is made with quality stainless steel and supported by two solid brass bolster and plates. This is the kind of gift that befits someone really close to you, like a brother, sister or friend turned family.

Pros.

  • It looks sleek and beautiful
  • Customers noted that the engravings are done neatly
  • The packaging is elegant

Cons.

  • Only 2-3 letter initials are allowed

Product summary

A beautiful knife

9. ANGEL WING BEGONIA LIVE PLANT

If your friend loves plants or beautiful flowers, get them this angel wing begonia live plants. They are one of the best indoor plants to have. Their leaves are beautiful and when they bloom, their flowers are gorgeous. Just like many indoor plants, this angel wing Begonia purifies the air. However, they need the right care and attention; enough water, a ventilated room, and a good amount of light.

Pros.

  • Its beautiful
  • Can be an indoor or outdoor plant
  • Considering how fragile plants are, this plant arrives in good condition.

Cons.

  • It needs attention, although they are easy to maintain
  • It is not a suitable plant for pet owners

Product summary

It is a beautiful indoor plant. It needs attention but they are refreshing to have around the house (except for pet owners).

THANK YOU GIFT IDEAS FOR MALE FRIENDS

10. GRANITE STONES AND BEARD CARE GROOMING KIT SET

This is an oddly combined gift set but it really looks elegant and bold. The set includes 6 whiskey granite stones, sandalwood scent beard oil, and sandalwood scent beard balm, neatly packaged in a gold and pewter color foil box. The beard oil contains grapeseed, olive, macadamia, and argan oils and vitamin E that helps to nourish and soften beards while the beard balm includes an almond formula that reduces itchiness. Both products are well scented and will leave a lasting scent on him.

Pros.

  • Very attractive package
  • Beautifully presented
  • Well fragranced

Cons.

  • There are a lot of varying views about the brand’s granite stones, however, this package is worth its price.

Product summary

This is an elegant gift.

11. LEATHER BELT

Belts are an important clothing accessory for guys, it always comes in handy and that’s why a quality belt is one of the best gifts for guys. This belt by Main Street Forge is made with heavy-duty grain leather and a solid buckle for durability. The belt is equally a versatile piece, it can fit so many outfits. Customers are really impressed with the quality of this belt. It comes highly recommended.

Pros.

  • Quality leather belt
  • It is made in USA
  • Value for money

Cons.

  • Quality belts don’t come cheap

Product summary

For more reassurance, the brand offers a lifetime warranty on their product.

12. NATURAL BAR SOAP GIFT BOX

If finding the perfect spa gift basket is difficult, get your buddy a luxurious set of bar soap. We recommend Luxiny natural bar soaps, made with natural ingredients such as shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil to leave a person’s skin looking nourished. It also contains exfoliating ingredients such as Kaolin clay, charcoal, poppy seed, and purple Brazilian clay to help rejuvenate the skin. People with sensitive skin can also use this soap since it contains anti-inflammatory ingredients for acne-prone skin. The gift box includes 6 different natural bar soap.

Pros.

  • It foams very well
  • It is gentle on the skin
  • Neatly packaged
  • The range of soaps in the box is worth the price
  • It is made in America

Cons.

  • Skin types differ and it is possible that this soap will not suit all skin types just like any other skin product. Thankfully, the company has a 30-days return policy in case the soap is not suitable.

Product summary

This will make a lovely thank you gift.

THANK YOU GIFT IDEAS FOR FEMALE FRIENDS

13. IVTG WOMENS GENUINE LEATHER WALLET

A lady will not mind having a collection of cute purses do not worry about adding one more purse to her collection. Get her your bestie this IVTG wallet/purse, made with cow leather and polyester. It is gorgeous. It is a zipper purse with 3 compartments and 8 card slots. The colorful embossed feathers are so beautiful and unique, ladies will love this purse.

Pros.

  • The vintage look is unique
  • Good quality
  • Value for money

Cons.

  • Should not be watched with soap or bleach, just cleaned.

Product summary

We recommend it

14. BODY AND BATH WORKS DELUXE GIFT SET

Get your best friend this body and bath deluxe gift set, it includes a body mist, body lotion, body cream, and a shower gel. She will love it.

Pros.

  • It smells great
  • The lotions absorbs fast
  • It is a good body and bath set

Cons.

  • The packaging isn’t impressive. You’ll need to repackage it as a gift

Product summary

Customers are impressed with the quality of this set.

15. BATH BOMB GIFT SET

These bath bombs are great. They fizz and smell really good. It comes highly recommended too. If you are looking for spa gifts without the entire spa basket, you can pick up this bath bomb set.

Pros.

  • The bath bombs fizzes
  • They smell great
  • It enhances the feeling of relaxation and comfort.
  • Beautiful packaging

Cons.

  • A few customers felt that the scent was overwhelming, a little too strong. However, they loved the bath bombs.

Product summary

A lot of women that have used this set loved it. We think your friend will equally love them.

APPRECIATION GIFTS FOR FRIENDS

16. FRIENDSHIP HEART PLAQUE

Do you feel like appreciating your friend for just being friends with you? You are looking for something small, nothing too fanciful but just warm and thoughtful? Consider getting your friend this friendship plaque. The message is beautiful.

Pros.

  • It is really beautiful
  • The message is warm

Cons.

  • We think the size is perfect but a few customers might want the plaque to be a little bit bigger than this

Product summary

This is a small, warm sentimental gift for friends

17. FRIENDS CERAMIC MUGS

What’s so cute and funny about this mug is its size. You will probably get your friend laughing at this gift. It is a huge mug, 20oz. The message on the body of the mug is equally beautiful.

Pros.

  • The mug is beautiful
  • Sturdy
  • Durable

Cons.

  • It is a huge mug! But that’s part of what makes it cute, funny, and attractive.

Product summary

We highly recommend this mug

18. YOU ARE AWESOME ZIP UP HOODIE

A cute hoodie like this Coaballa zip-up is another lovely item you can get a friend. The design on the hoodie is chicky but it’s still a cool guy’s hoodie.  It is made with polyester material.

Pros.

  • The designs are great
  • The message on the hoodie lovely
  • It is cute
  • Usually, polyester clothes are lightweight, hardly shrink, and dry fast.

Cons.

  • It would be lovely if Coaballa provided different hoodie designs with the same message for customers to choose from.

Product summary

We think this hoodie is great

19. SOY SCENTED CANDLE GIFT BOX

Get her this scented candle gift box. The box includes 2 candles in cups and extra 4 without cups and some flowers. The soy candles help with relaxation. It smells good too

Pros.

  • Beautifully packaged
  • Well scented

Cons.

  • The packaging is equally fragile.

Product summary

If you are looking for something small, this is gift box is fine

THANK YOU NOTE TO FRIEND

Here are a few samples of thank you notes you can modify when sending gifts to your friend

1. Thank you Sarah, you’re the best!

2. It’s been rough for a while and you’ve had my back throughout. Having you around has been such a blessing. Thank you Frank

3. I have no doubt that angels exist because you are one. Thank you so much Gracy

4. I saw this t-shirt and remembered that story that got us cracking up yesterday. I figured that you might love it. Thanks for always cheering me up.

5. Y’all are crazy but I am glad I have people that I can count on. Thank you guys for always being there for me when it matters.

6. If my life were a cake, you’ll be the cherry. You make things beautiful and I am so grateful to have you in my life. I appreciate you bestie

7. Thank you for inviting me into your home, I felt so loved by your family that I almost didn’t want to leave.

8. I was almost giving up when you showed up! I don’t know how to start thanking you for your help but here is a start. Thank you Suzzy, you are a lifesaver!

9. Just like this box of chocolates makes you happy, you’ve been my box of chocolate for a long while and I am so grateful. Thank you bestie.

10. I can’t find words to truly describe how grateful I feel, thank you so much

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

What is a good gift to show appreciation?

Gift baskets or boxes are usually the first choice of gift for many people, however, you can also pick great gifts if you can identify certain likes and dislikes of the person you wish to give the gift to. Jewelry, desk gifts, and home decor also make good gifts.

What is a good inexpensive thank you gift?

If you are looking for gifts below $50, bath bombs, mugs, plaques, body and bath set, chocolate, and pendants should be considered. They make lovely gifts. Check out our appreciation gifts for more ideas.

CONCLUSION

We know how important it is to show appreciation to friends and also how tasking it can be to find the right gifts. This is why we’ve identified 17 amazing thank you gifts you can get for friends. We hope that our gift ideas have been helpful.

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