If you look at your life, you will find that there are so many people who have touched it, added meaning to it and made it worth living. When we are growing up, our parents and teachers instill the right values in us and show us how to live honestly and take care of ourselves as well as those around us. When we go to school or college, we meet friends who stand by us through thick and thin. While working too, there are some colleagues who go out of the way to help in our work or make us feel better after a bad day. Not to forget our partners who love us with all our flaws and weaknesses. When we get so much from others, the least we can do is to let these people know how much they mean to us. And a good way to do that is by way of some unique gifts.
A Handmade Card
If you want to really thank a person from the bottom of your heart, make a card for them and write some beautiful, heart-felt messages on them. If you do not have a way with words, search the Internet and you will find plenty of quotes and sayings on gratitude to write in your card. To make it even more special, have a small kid deliver the card and a rose to them at a place where they least expect it, such as their office or a market place!
A Feng Shui Bamboo Plant
Gifting a lucky bamboo plant is a good idea. According to feng shui, this plant bestows health, prosperity, vitality, good fortune, and an aura of positive energy on the individual who takes care of it. So, get this plant, place it in a metal container, keep a few pebbles in it, tie a red ribbon around the plant and you have a perfect combination of all the elements i.e. earth, water, fire, metal, and wood to give the volunteers!
A Spiritual Day
An inexpensive gift for coworkers is to plan a spiritual day for them. Book a banquet for your employees. Arrange for a teacher who can teach them how to meditate. Create a relaxing atmosphere in the banquet by lighting a few scented candles and placing fresh flowers all around. Arrange for a fruity, vegetarian lunch. The décor and the food would not cost you much, but this is one corporate gift that will remain in their memories forever!
Invite the person you want to thank for dinner at your place. A good idea here is to include the person's favorite dishes in the dinner. If you know any of their family or friends, you can take their help in planning the menu. Your sweet gesture is sure to touch their heart!
A Gift Basket
If you want to play safe, a gift basket with a number of small gifts packed inside such as cookies, jams, a few scented candles, a pocket book, a mini photo frame, etc., is an excellent choice. You can purchase all these from a dollar store. Gift wrap each of them separately as it will increase the receiver's anticipation manifold and of course make them see how much efforts you have made for them!
A Photo Album
One of the best gifts for parents is to give them a photo album which has photographs of some of the most memorable moments that you had spent with them. For instance, include some photographs of your family holidays, your college convocation where your parents came to wish you luck, photographs of your parents anniversary celebration, etc. To make it stand out, personalize the album by getting your parents name inscribed on the cover!
Although these ideas will not cost you much, but the impact they create will be unparalleled!