It seems to us that these days the art of the “thank you” note or gift has fallen out of fashion, but it is always in good taste to extend a thank you to someone who’s done something for you. A little bit of gratitude goes a long way, and the feeling of being truly appreciated can’t be matched. We’ve found that a well chosen thank you gift goes a long way toward building strong relationships. Here are eight can’t-miss options!
1. A Gorgeous Live Plant
We love giving live plants in lieu of flowers because they last longer, and will remind the recipient of your kindness long after the gift is given. Here in Orange County, we have a particular fondness for the live plant options offered by Roger’s Gardens. Roger's Garden
2. Local Wines
Not much beats receiving a nice bottle of wine, but when it’s a wine that’s locally sourced and does double-good, that’s the best! One Hope wines provides a variety of well-priced options, and they donate a portion of the purchase price to various charities. We’re especially fond of their bubbly… One Hope Wines
3. Boutique Chocolates
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Valenza Chocolatier creates award-winning goodies from the finest local & imported Italian ingredients, paired with the purest single bean origin, fair trade chocolate. We think their gorgeous treats make the perfect thank you gift. Valenza Chocolatier
4. Luxe Metal Goods
When the occasion calls for something extra special, a piece by Beatriz Ball could be the perfect pick. Their creations are crafted entirely by hand, one at a time, which results in a piece with that is completely unique. Beatriz Ball
5. Handcrafted Skincare
Handcrafted skincare is such a luxurious gift to receive. Our personal favorite is Bambu Earth because they use the earth's purest ingredients & they leave you glowing, naturally! Their mini facial set is ideal for a thank-you-very-much. Bambu Earth
6. Paper Goods
Paper goods remain a constant favorite for gifting because we know the recipient will use them. But, not just any notepad will do! For us, Rifle Paper Co. is a win every time. Rifle Paper Co.
7. Magazine Subscriptions
Magazines subscriptions can be an unexpectedly delightful gift to receive. They're a good pick when you’re uncertain of the recipient’s tastes, or that recipient already has just about everything! And, not that we’re asking for gifts, but if someone gave us a subscription to Real Simple or Dwell we’d be over the moon...
8. Natural Wax Candles
A carefully crafted candle encased in glass is a statement piece that we love to give. Alixx Candles are carefully & ethically sourced, and they look as good as they smell! Alixx Candles