17 Creative Ways to Say “Thank You” That Aren’t Greeting Cards

Thank You Gift Ideas

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When someone helps you out, a proper “thank you” is in order and there's really no better month to give thanks than November. But what about when a text message or a card just won’t do? Sometimes, you’ve got to get creative in order to show people your appreciation. And you don’t have to break the bank in order to do so; there are many great unique gifts that are quirky, fun, and best of all, inexpensive.

We’ve scoured the internet to give you some great thank-you gift ideas. When thinking about whether these would be right for your intended recipient, think about their tastes, their lifestyle, what they love or are passionate about. If you want to express gratitude towards a Star Wars-loving co-worker who helped you with a project, why not get them a BB8 Bluetooth Speaker? Or for your tea-obsessed best friend who helped you move, gift them a cute bear mug as a sweet gift. When you consider the thank you possibilities beyond a greeting card, you can delight just about anyone with a thoughtful gift.

Go beyond a greeting card with quirky thank-you gift ideas. See some of our favorites below!

Agatha Spoon Holder

Thank You Gift Ideas

OTOTO | $18.95

Morris the Donkey

Thank You Gifts

Memo Business | $14.90

Star Wars BB8 Bluetooth Speaker

Star Wars Bluetooth Speaker

EKids | $24.99

Succulent Wood Nature Journal

Thank You Gifts

Hereafter | $29

 

Handmade Organic Bath Bomb Gift Set

Handmade Organic Bath Bombs Gift Set

Relaxcation | $25.89

Checklist Notepad

Thank You Gift Ideas

Rifle Paper Co. | $11.96

Cat Candle

Thank You Gift Ideas

PyroPet | $39

Digital Instant Printing Camera

KODAK Instant Digital Print Camera

Zink | $49.99

Portable Charger

Portable Charger

iWALK | $29.99

Cute Bear Mug

Cute Bear Mug

MUCHENGGIFT | $7.10

Mini Travel Pillow

Mini Travel Pillow

OSTRICH PILLOW | $34.99

Dinosaur Succulent Pot

Dinosaur Succulent Pot

Patelai | $12.99

Cable Bite Phone Accessory

Cable Bite Phone Accessory

Dreams | $8.94

Cacti Coasters

Thank You Gifts

Clive Roddy | $307.04

Creative Mieba Gloves Craft Beer Bottle Opener

Marvel Fans Fist Craft Beer Bottle Opener

Qizhis Hom | $12.99

Creative Gourmet Cookie Gift Box

Chocolate Gift Basket

Chocolate Gift Basket

Bonnie & Pop | $42.99

This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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