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19 Gifts to Show Your Loved Ones How Much You Appreciate Them

From small keepsakes to self-care packages, these gifts come from the heart.

Ariel Kanter
Ariel Kanter
the sill hoya heart duo plant for gifts to show appreciation
The Sill

the sill hoya heart duo plant for gifts to show appreciation
The Sill

It can be tricky finding the perfect gift to show appreciation for someone. From treating your supportive best friend to thanking a stellar party host, there are so many occasions that require thanks. 

That's why we've curated this list of thoughtful gift boxes, keepsakes, and goodies that would make any recipient smile. Whether it's something delicious for their table or a stylish place to stash their trinkets, the following thank-you gifts will definitely demonstrate your gratitude. 

rifle paper co. 4 piece coaster set with multicolored floral and tropical print for for gifts to show appreciation

Rifle Paper Co. Coaster Set

These colorful little coasters will add a pop of pizazz to any room. Pick them up for a friend who is particularly concerned about water rings on their new table or a maid of honor who just moved into a new home and needs some cute accessories. 

Rifle Paper Co. coaster set, $35 for 4, Rifle Paper Co.

etsy rustic-flitch personalized rustic cheeseboard for gifts to show appreciation

Rustic-Flitch Personalized Rustic Cheese Board

A great gift idea for the host (or cheese fiend) in your life, this beautiful cheese board from Etsy comes in a range of sizes and can be personalized with your friend's name or a little note. 

Rustic-Flitch personalized rustic cheeseboard, from $37, Etsy

sur la table schott zwiesel vervino soft white wine glasses for gifts to show appreciation

Sur la Table Soft White Wine Glasses

Give your best friend something to say cheers with by gifting these gorgeous and elegant wine glasses by Schott Zwiesel. (Better yet, pair them with a nice bottle of wine.) We love that these glasses are dishwasher-safe—after a night of fun, no one is left at the sink doing dishes. 

Schott Zwiesel Vervino soft white wine glasses, from $16 each, Sur la Table

the sill hoya heart duo plant for gifts to show appreciation

The Sill Hoya Heart Duo

What makes these little succulents so sweet? They're shaped like hearts! They're also easy to take care of, making them a great gift for both the green and black thumbs in your life.

The Sill Hoya Heart duo, $55, The Sill

nordstrom vitruvi uplift 4 piece essential oil set for gifts to show appreciation

Vitruvi Uplift Essential Oil Set 

This set of essential oils will bring some peace and calm to the person in your life who needs it most. Whether they pop them into a diffuser or put a few drops in a bath, these soothing mixtures will transport them to a luxurious spa in no time.

Vitruvi Uplift essential oil set, $48 for 4, Nordstrom

otherland limited edition or signature box 3 piece candle sets for gifts to show appreciation

Otherland Candle Gift Set

These beautifully decorated coconut and soy candles make the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates a lovely scent. Whether they prefer something fresh, warm, musky, floral, or pleasantly spicy, there's something to suit any taste. What's more: Each gift box comes with a set of matches that you can customize to the occasion—like "thank you."

Otherland Limited Edition or Signature Box candle sets, $108 for 3, Otherland

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YETI via Facebook

YETI Customized Tumbler

For the giftee who is always on the go, these stainless-steel tumblers make a perfect companion. With double-wall insulation, they're great for keeping hot coffee hot and cold water cold. They also come in a wide array of colors and can be customized with monograms or inside jokes. Perhaps the best feature is that they're dishwasher-safe. No one wants a gift that they have to hand-wash.

YETI customizable rambler tumbler, from $20, YETI

jonathan adler vice black and white striped secrets canister for gifts to show appreciation

Vice Secrets Canister

If you want to send a thank-you gift with a little wink, look to Jonathan Adler, renowned purveyor of fun, fantastical home decor. We love this little canister that's labeled "secrets," as the recipient can use it for everything from cotton swabs to, well, something secret. 

Vice Secrets canister, $134, Jonathan Adler

food52 maison boissier light blue parisian candy gift tin for gifts to show appreciation
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Maison Boissier Parisian Candy Gift Tin

This sweet little thank-you gift is packed with tiny treats straight from Paris. With fruit-filled dragées, sucre d'orge, hard candies, and pâtes de fruit all boxed up in a delightfully cheery tin, it's so festive that it doesn't even need to be wrapped. 

Maison Boissier Parisian candy gift tin, $66, Food52

etsy oakdene designs personalized coordinators gold silver or bronze keyrings for gifts to show appreciation

Oakdene Designs Personalized Coordinates Key Ring

Whether you're commemorating an engagement, a new job, or a new home, these customizable key chains are a lovely way to celebrate a location you cherish. Simply send over the coordinates and they'll be engraved into a key chain in the metal of your choice. (We love the rose gold, but the stainless steel is lovely, too.) 

Oakdene Designs personalized coordinates key ring, from $17, Etsy

neiman marcus aromatherapy associates our favorite moments well-being experiences gift set for gifts to show appreciation

Aromatherapy Associates Well-Being Gift Set

Give the gift of a spa day at home with this spa gift box packed with luxurious items, from de-stressing muscle gel and bath oil to a coffee-infused exfoliator and facial mist. This is the moment of Zen they've been waiting for.  

Aromatherapy Associates Our Favorite Moments well-being experiences set, $143, Neiman Marcus

etsy design 33 studio multicolored orange or white terrazzo succulent planter for gifts to show appreciation

Design 33 Studio Terrazzo Planter

These playful cement planters from Etsy will bring a pop of color to any room. Send over a few succulents as well for a thoughtful gift for new homeowners. 

Design 33 Studio terrazzo succulent planter, $41, Etsy

the metropolitan museum of art wildflowers napkin ring set for gifts to show appreciation

The Met Wildflowers Napkin Ring Set

These beautiful enamel napkin rings will deliver elegance to any dinner table. While they'll certainly dazzle any host or museum buff, they'll also delight the history lovers in your life: They're based off of four blooms from the Field Book of Western Wild Flowers, which was written by designer Margaret Neilson Armstrong in 1915. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Wildflowers napkin ring set, $98, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

nordstrom aesop geranium leaf body cleanser and body balm duet for gifts to show appreciation

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser and Body Balm Duet

Deliver a spa day to a friend or coworker you love with this rich and luxurious Aesop body cleanser and lotion. Infused with geranium leaf, mandarin rind, and bergamot rind, its scent is the perfect mix of fresh, citrusy, and floral that just about anyone will adore. 

Aesop Geranium Leaf body cleanser and body balm duet, $125, Nordstrom

mouth chocolate covered deliciousness gift box for gifts to show appreciation

Mouth Chocolate-Covered Deliciousness

How do you show a chocolate lover you care? Give them a massive gift basket of chocolate, of course. This one from Mouth is packed with chocolate-y treats, like chocolate-covered animal crackers, dark chocolate-covered sea-salt caramels, and chocolate-covered Cheerios made by Jacques Torres. 

Mouth Chocolate-Covered Deliciousness gift box, $86, Mouth

goldbelly e-gift card for gifts to show appreciation

Goldbelly Gift Card

While a thank-you card is nice, a thank-you gift card is even better, especially if it's toward some really good food. This gift card from Goldbelly will treat the foodie in your life to everything from New York bagels to Southern barbecue and even Peking duck. 

Goldbelly e-gift card, from $25, Goldbelly

sur la table fellow stagg copper pour over kettle for gifts to show appreciation

Sur la Table Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle

This kettle from Fellow is a vision. Not only does it look good, but it has a comfy, ergonomic handle, a built-in thermometer, and a precision spout to make pour-over coffee a cinch. There are three colors available, but we love the modern-looking matte black and the vibrant copper. They'll be an instant upgrade for any coffee lover in your life. 

Fellow Stagg pour-over kettle in Copper, $99, Sur la Table

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BloomsyBox Subscription

A bouquet of flowers makes for a wonderful gift. A monthly delivery of flowers makes for a perfect one. For the person in your life who really deserves your thanks, look no further than this flower subscription box, which will surprise and delight them each month with a fresh selection of gorgeous blooms. 

BloomsyBox Bloomsy Original flower box subscription, $45 a month, BloomsyBox

nordstrom fringe studio light pink pisces 2 piece zodiac round ceramic trinket box for gifts to show appreciation

Fringe Studio Ceramic Trinket Box

For the friend who is always discussing their horoscope, these sweet little trinket boxes are just the thing. Delicate and colorful, they'd make a lovely ring dish or accent on a vanity. 

Fringe Studio 2-piece zodiac round ceramic trinket box, $20, Nordstrom