The 12 Best Thank You Gifts of 2021

Show your gratitude with these thoughtful presents

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A simple "thank you" can mean so much to someone. Though those two meaningful words carry weight, it's also great to express gratitude with an actual present. An ideal thank you gift can range from something that makes your loved one's life easier to a product that helps them relax.

Whoever you're shopping for, here are the best thank you gifts.

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Not only are these cookies delicious, but they can be customized with a short message to show someone you really care.
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This necklace proves even small, dainty jewelry can be the perfect statement-making piece.
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Entertaining automatically has an elevated feel with a durable and stylish marble and wood board that can be personalized.
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Flowers are great, but can be a bit predictable. Instead, opt for this low maintenance, gorgeous cactus garden.
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When there just isn't enough time to do grocery shopping or think of new recipes, this meal delivery service does it for you.
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When you don't want to stand in line at the coffee shop, this French press, which is made of quality materials, comes in handy.
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Add a bit of style to any desk or coffee table with this diffuser that has a floral scent. which lasts up to four months.
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The planner's pages are perfectly organized for the person who wants to keep track of daily tasks or larger, big picture projects.
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The Echo Dot is the epitome of a small, but mighty product as it does everything from making phone calls to turning on the lights.
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Not only is the robe a long, cozy length, but the addition of satin trim has a luxury, spa-like feel.
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Uncommon Goods Custom Message Shortbread Cookies

Uncommon Goods Custom Message Shortbread Cookies

A sweet treat is something that most people can appreciate. But what really separates these cookies from the rest is the personalization. The tasty vanilla shortbread cookies come in a pack of 24 and you can choose three lines of text, 12 characters max for each line. Write a simple "thank you" or a sentimental, short message to show the recipient they're appreciated.

Etsy Thank You Gift Necklace

Etsy Thank You Gift Necklace

For the person who loves jewelry, this dainty necklace is a great gift. Regardless of whatever finish you choose (silver, gold, or rose gold), the interlocking circles are elegant and perfect for everyday wear or those special occasions. The chain measures a comfortable 18 inches and the necklace comes packaged in a foil-stamped box and velvet pouch for safekeeping.

Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Appetizer Serving Platter

Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Appetizer Serving Platter

Everyone knows that person who loves to entertain or even just whip up a small charcuterie board for a solo night in. They'll absolutely adore Mark & Graham's wood and marble platter that comes in white or charcoal. The board measures 12 x 16 x .75 inches and even comes with three condiment bowls. Also, like most of the company's products, this can be personalized with a name or initial.

1-800-Flowers Cactus Dish Garden

1-800-Flowers Cactus Dish Garden

Nothing says thank you quite like flowers delivered right to the door. Instead of opting for a bouquet that will wilt in a few days—why not gift them something that will last for years to come and takes little maintenance? This cactus garden has a variety of succulents and cacti in a Southwestern-style planter. They can keep this on their desk or use it in the middle of their kitchen counter to bring some life to their space.

Blue Apron Subscription Box

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Whipping up meals every day can be time-consuming, especially for those with a hectic schedule. Make their life a bit easier with a meal delivery like Blue Apron. They can select from the rotating menus to have fresh ingredients delivered to their doorstep every week. Meal options can be narrowed down based on dietary restrictions and there are even convenient one-pot meals.

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

A French press is a great way to make cafe-level coffee at home or in the office. And Bodum's French Press Coffee Maker whips up 12 ounces of caffeine. This is great for a cup in the morning to get the day started or an early afternoon energy boost. The carafe is made from high-quality glass and stainless steel and is entirely dishwasher-safe.

Jo Malone London Blossoms Silk Blossom Reed Diffuser

Jo Malone London Blossoms Silk Blossom Reed Diffuser

Jo Malone London is well known for products that have great scents, so a reed diffuser from the brand is a nice touch. The floral notes are sure to provide the perfect scent to any bedroom, living room, or home office. The design of the bottle is elegant with a pink top and the scent can last for up to four months.

Being organized can save major time and frustration, so the gift of a personal planner truly is just that, a gift. The Clever Fox planner isn't dated, so it can be started any time in the year. There are the weekly tasks, but also monthly calendars and tons of pages to map out the bigger picture items like goals and major projects. It even comes with 150 stickers to add a bit of personality to the pages.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

The gift of technology that can make life easier is sure to be a welcome present. Amazon's Echo Dot 3 does quite a bit for such a small product. It measures less than four inches wide and the functions range from playing music to turning on the lights, thermostat, and other home devices. Or it can just make calls and read the news.

Ojai Lingerie Ultra Plush Jooley Fleece Bathrobe

Ultra Plush Jooley Fleece Bathrobe

A robe is a must for every hardworking adult, so why not gift one that's the ultimate luxury. Ojai's plush robe measures up to 53 inches long for a full length style that also has a cozy shawl collar. The deep pockets provide added warmth for the hands (or use them to store a remote!) and the satin trim adds a luxe touch.

Paintspiration Mini Zen Garden Black Handmade Kit Indoor Miniature Sand Garden Relaxation Gift

Paintspiration Mini Zen Garden Black Handmade Kit Indoor Miniature Sand Garden Relaxation Gift

Maybe your coworker stayed up to help you with that looming deadline. Or maybe you just want to show your appreciation for all the times they listened to your office frustrations. Either way, the Paintspiration Zen Garden is an adorable, useful little gift perfect for every desk. This small garden, just 8 x 7 inches, promotes relaxation —and hey, who couldn’t use a little extra R & R in between work? It includes a black container, sand, stones, and a handmade mini-rake.

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Scented Soy Aromatherapy Candle

Mrs. Meyer's Candle

Candles are always appreciated as a thank you gift. These soy candles from Mrs. Meyer's burn a clean lavender scent in the household so they'll help the recipient relax and unwind. The candle is made of essential oils and plant-derived ingredients so there is no need to worry about what they are breathing in. The candles burn for 35 hours and when they're done burning, the jar can be reused and upcycled for storage.

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This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.

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