Whether you’re sending a thank you gift to thank a business associate on their part in closing a recent deal, or if you’d just like to say ‘Thank You’ to a friend or family member in a more thoughtful, yet less formal medium than a thank you note, a gift is the way to go! But before you pick up a gift card or a bottle of wine, think about making a bigger impact with something more personal.
Although people’s taste in art can vary, there are some universal slam dunks that almost anyone will appreciate. If you have access to a family portrait, there are a number of services available online where you can purchase a painted portrait of the family. You can also buy a watercolor portrait of their home. Artwork of people’s names, particularly their last name is usually a hit as well.
Personalized stationery is always appreciated and comes in handy when a note needs to be sent to school or when you just need paper and a pen handy to write something down in a moment’s notice. A picture frame with the family’s name engraved on the frame or in the mat is something that will be enjoyed for years to come and will be looked at often. Stylish towels and blankets can easily be embroidered as well and will become treasured items, possibly even displayed in the house.
Everyone loves salsa, especially at a family gathering! Buy a large jar which will be able to contain enough salsa to use for several occasions, then print a sleek label to adhere to the jar. You can easily find a salsa recipe online and use ingredients you know the recipient likes! You can even print the recipe on a label as well so they can make it again and again!
Everyone loves cookies, cakes, and pies, they’re even better when they’re homemade! Try to find out which is their favorite ahead of time and then get to work whipping up the perfect creation. Pie plates and cookie tins are nice features which the receiver will be happy to use over and over again for years to come. If they already have a favorite cookie you’re set on baking, use this pro tip and only bake half the batch; then roll the remaining cookie dough into balls and freeze them and put them in a bag. Gift both the baked and frozen cookies, and now they’ll be able to enjoy fresh cookies even longer that won’t get stale. Your recipient can just pop a couple balls of cookie dough into the oven anytime they want cookies.