Make Someone Feel Special With an Unexpected Thank You

posted by Chris Valentine

Saying thank you has a positive impact on the person expressing gratitude as well as the one receiving it. Maintaining a thankful attitude can result in better health, more resilience, and better self-esteem. Try these tactics for saying thank you in special and unexpected ways.

Send a Beautiful Bouquet

Bouquets are a classic way to express gratitude, caring, and fondness. If you know the recipient well, you can select flowers that the individual personally enjoys. You can also choose flowers that are known to symbolize gratitude. Many of these flowers can also layer on additional meanings:

  • Pink Roses: Admiration, appreciation.
  • Hydrangea: Heartfelt appreciation, understanding.
  • Dianthus: Admiration, affection, thankfulness.
  • Sweet Pea: Appreciation for one’s struggles, thankfulness for time.

Gift an Unexpected Adventure

If you want to express your gratitude to someone in a unique way, gifting them with a special adventure is sure to make an impression. This gift should be thoughtfully customized for the recipient, so you only want to go this route if you know the individual well. However, if you want to say thank you in a big way to someone who has had a major impact on your life, giving them a special experience is a great way to do it.

Some of the adventures that you might arrange as a thank-you gift include:

  • A wine-tasting and lunch.
  • An educational workshop in an area of interest, such as gardening or painting.
  • A soothing escape to a yoga class, meditation session, or spa.
  • A state or natural park pass for hiking.

Send a Handwritten Note

When you want the opportunity to elaborate on a job well done, a handwritten note is one of the best ways to say thank you. You can use this note to specify exactly what you appreciate and why. It helps the recipient understand which efforts were most appreciated and understand how they’ve made a difference. You can use a note for anything from a personal message to a friend to a professional conveyance to an employee or co-worker.

If you need to thank several people on a team or multiple supporters of a project, you can use a service like Handwrytten to create notes in a handwritten script and ink by way of a robotic hand that does the hard work for you.

Deliver a Thoughtful Gift Set

Gift sets are a great way to say thank you when you want something a little different from the typical bouquet. You might gift an assortment of cookies, a selection of craft beers, or even an Italian dinner in a basket complete with pasta, sauces, bread, and wine. You can use a gift for all types of gratitude, whether you’re showing appreciation for an employee’s hard work or a friend’s assistance during a hard time. Large or small, gifts like these will make a great impression.

Making the effort to go beyond a verbal “thank you” with gifts like these will make a lasting impact on any recipient. An unexpected showing of gratitude is a great way to strengthen relationships, both personal and professional.

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