Thank you gifts: What is appropriate?
Thank you gifts: Do you ever feel like you want to say thank-you for going out of your way but not quite sure what to do?
You think really hard and start ‘um-ing’ and ‘ah-ing’ about what you want to get, but by the time you think of something you realise a month has passed, and you’ve kind of missed the perfect opportunity to say thank-you.
In this blog we talk about what’s appropriate, and how to easily send a gift to say thank-you within Australia or overseas.
It’s important whatever you do, you do it! So it needs to be thoughtful but also easy to execute. Our aim is to help you become a thoughtful gift-giver in a click! (or a jiffy if you’re not buying online).
WHAT IS AN APPROPRIATE THANK-YOU GIFT TO SEND?
If they’ve done something small, perhaps anything from a beautiful thank-you card like the one on the left from Earth Greetings, some home baked cakes or cookies; or a small plant for their home would be perfect.
If they have done something much more valuable to you, like letting you stay in their holiday home for a week; looking after your pet; or baby-sitting your children while you are away; we recommend a thank-you gift hamper filled with goodies that they can eat + a little something to keep; or an experience like movie vouchers.
Either way – if you can make the gift feel like a ‘treat’ and something they would not otherwise buy themselves, that’s terrific!
WHERE CAN I FIND THE PERFECT THANK-YOU GIFT ONLINE?
We recommend shopping online becuase it saves you time and usually you get a better outcome.
You get a better outcome because most shops online offer free gift wrapping and card with a personal message; as well as having the gift delivered (often for free) to your recipient’s door.
This makes it a lot easier for you. And why is that?
Because you’re not worrying about buying wrapping, a matching card, and spending hours (that you don’t have) browsing the aisles of David Jones or your local shopping centre and overthinking your thoughtful gesture.
WHAT ARE SOME ONLINE OPTIONS FOR THANK-YOU GIFTS WITH FREE DELIVERY?
- If you’re on a tight budget, try Hard to Find. They have over 30 Gift Categories in their store and options from only $10 that include delivery. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re an online store that is like an upmarket Etsy.
- If you’re into Gift hampers (and we highly recommend them as a terrific thank-you gfit) , we recommend thank-you gift hampers. These ones here from I Still Call Australia Home (yes, us); have been specifically designed to make you become a thoughtful gift-giver in a click!
- Movie or show tickets. These can be a bit generic, so aren’t always our preferred option. However if you don’t know someone very well it may be a good option that’s not too personal.
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