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15 Thank You Gift Ideas for Any Budget to Express Your Gratitude

Photo of Tsvetelina Hinova Tsvetelina Hinova 02 June 2023
A wooden Thankful sign

Gratitude – the secret sauce that turns a frown upside down and makes friendships blossom! In a fast-paced world, it’s essential to pause and show appreciation for the kind souls who brighten our days and go the extra mile to make us feel calmer, safer, happier… or just better overall!

But let’s face it, finding the perfect thank-you gift can be tricky. Well… fear not, gift-hunting friends! Here at Thankbox, we’ve compiled a list of 15 heartwarming and downright awesome thank-you gift ideas for any budget.

So, let’s dive into this gratitude bonanza!

Affordable thank-you gift ideas

1. Thankbox personalised e-cards

Put a smile on someone’s face with Thankbox – an online thank-you card that your friends, family, and co-workers can fill with personalised messages, photos, GIFs, and videos. It’s the perfect way to say thanks a million by collecting heartfelt words and memories they can cherish forever.

An image of a sample Thankbox card showing appreciation to someone

Creating and adding messages to your Thankbox is as easy as pie, and it’s even easier to let friends, family members, and colleagues start customizing with a simple sharing link.

Happy with your masterpiece? Just hit send (or schedule your delivery for later)!

2. Thankbox gift card

Can’t decide on the perfect gift? 

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A Thankbox gift card allows the receiver to choose from over 700 retailers worldwide in over 150 currencies. With a collection limits up to £900.00, this convenient and affordable option ensures they receive exactly what they want. 

Bid farewell to the hassle of gathering funds as Thankbox enables contributors to give quickly and securely online. 

Over £3.7 million in gift cards sent with Thankbox already – join the celebration today!


3. Homemade baked goods

Nothing says “thank you” like a batch of freshly baked cookies or brownies made with love. Wrap them in a decorative package or tin to add a personal touch. And remember – the diet starts tomorrow

4. Small potted plants

A low-maintenance potted plant, such as a succulent or spider plant, makes for a delightful, headache-free gift that’ll instantly brighten up the recipient’s space. Plus, research shows that greenery is a pretty effective mood booster!

5. Herbal tea box

Warm their hearts with a soothing assortment of herbal tea, carefully crafted for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A well-crafted herbal tea box typically includes flavours such as chamomile, vanilla, and honey  – perfect for unwinding after a long day. Put your feet up and relax with this Calm Collection from Pukka

Pukka Calming Teas

6. Unique coffee mug

A quirky or beautifully designed coffee mug serves as a daily reminder of your gratitude – and it’s the perfect companion for number five! Choose one with a funny message, a motivational quote, or an eye-catching pattern to make their morning brew extra special. Browse platforms like Etsy and discover one-of-a-kind mugs today!

Mid-range thank-you gift ideas

7. Gourmet food basket

Delight their taste buds with a gourmet food basket brimming with high-quality treats, such as artisan cheese, exotic fruits, and fine chocolates. This yummy gift offers a unique sensory experience they’ll be yearning to try.

8. Personalised photo album

Create a sentimental gift by assembling a photo album chock-full of lovely memories that you and the recipient shared. Opt for a high-quality album with customisable features to make it a truly one-of-a-kind and meaningful keepsake.

9. High-quality water bottle

A premium, insulated water bottle will keep their favourite beverages at the perfect temperature, whether hot or cold. Opt for a model with a unique, eye-catching design like those found on Not On The High Street and customise it with their name or initials. 

A premium water bottle

10. Customisable throw pillow

Add a touch of comfort and style to their home with a customisable throw pillow. Choose from a wide range of fabrics and colours to create the perfect decorative piece they’ll use everyday. To make it extra special, select a design, quote, or image that reflects their personality.

11. Bluetooth speaker

A compact, high-quality bluetooth speaker is a chart-topping choice for music lovers. Choose a speaker with impressive audio quality and a long battery life to ensure they’ll enjoy their favourite tunes wirelessly and hassle-free. With a bluetooth speaker, recipients have the freedom to enjoy their music wherever they go.

High-end thank-you gift ideas

12. Luxury spa gift set

Pamper your recipient with a luxurious spa gift set – complete with high-quality bath, aromatherapy and luxurious skincare products. This well-deserved reward for their kindness allows them to enjoy a rejuvenating spa experience in the comfort of their own home.

Neal's Yard gift sets

13. Custom artwork

Commission a talented artist to create a wonderful piece of art that captures the recipient in a whole new light. Whether it’s a portrait, landscape, or abstract painting, unique artwork will hold special meaning as well as a special place in their home.

14. High-end headphones

For the audio junkie in your life, a pair of premium headphones with first-rate sound quality and noise-cancelling capabilities is an ideal gift. High-end headphones often boast cutting-edge technology that delivers crisp audio, allowing listeners to fully immerse themselves in their favourite music and podcasts.

15. Luxury weekend getaway

If money is no object, surprise them with a luxurious weekend getaway to a beautiful destination, complete with upscale accommodations and fine dining. This unforgettable experience will create long-lasting memories and take your gratitude to the next level. 

Express your gratitude with Thankbox

Remember, expressing gratitude is invaluable in building and maintaining strong relationships. By taking the time to choose a meaningful and personal gift, you're not only showing your thankfulness but reinforcing the bonds you share.

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And there’s no better way to show your appreciation than with Thankbox. Thankbox provides a personal gift that will make the well-deserved recipient burst with pride. 

Create a Thankbox today and say the perfect thank-you.

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