1 Day of Yard Work
When you’re indebted to someone who wouldn’t want you to get them a gift, the best way to repay them is with some hard work. Everyone has an endless list of chores and projects around the house that never seem to get done. Cross a few things off for them. It’s free, and it’s a genuine way to show them how grateful you are.
Standard hotels are convenient and something of a social institution, but when it comes down to it they’re all the same, except that in the cheaper ones the desk clerks are a little creepier and the maids are drunker. Airbnb takes the predictability out of travel lodging and replaces it with an endless variety of unique experiences. The perfect thank you gift for people who appreciate the human touch.
Need something that shows the size of your gratitude? The scale of your appreciation? Giant candy is the way to go. Not only does it say thank you in a big way, it also says thank you in the sweetest way possible, and it gives you the perfect opportunity to return the favor if they need a lift to the dentist to check for cavities in a few months time…
Say thank you by helping them get away and recharge in a faraway place where nobody knows them and they can act however they want with virtually no longstanding social repercussions. Because when things get tough, evacuation is usually the only solution.
Here’s what every parent really wants, even if they don’t want to admit it: “One night away from the kids! One night! Just a few hours even! A few minutes would do! Just please, someone, please watch these kids for a while and let me do something for me!” Say thank you by being that someone.
We’re not sure what someone could do to earn a thank you gift this good, but it must have been spectacular. Think about it: you’re giving them a year of free shipping on millions of products plus access to one of the biggest streaming video libraries out there. Whoa.
When traveling, some people really like an element of predictability to anchor their experience in an unfamiliar place. With a recognizable name like Hilton, you know exactly what to expect. Unfortunately, that name and that predictability come at a premium. What better way to say thank you then taking the sting out of a vacation’s most expensive element by picking up the tab ahead of time?
Alcohol and gratitude have always gone together. But there’s nothing sappier than getting drunk and slobbering a thank you all over someone while they roll their eyes and look for a convenient way to exit. So why don’t you let the booze talk for itself? A custom wine label says it all, and says it classy.
Pay it forward. Don’t just send a thank you gift and move on. Show your gratitude is real by helping someone else in the name of the one who helped you. There are plenty of deserving charities out there, so find a cause the person you want to say thanks to holds dear.