“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” - Robert Brault
Gratitude is a magical gift. Expressing thankfulness is not only a kind and thoughtful gesture, but it offers a full 360-degree range of blessings to the receiver as well as the giver. Being appreciated lets us know we have made a difference in others’ lives. And taking the time to share our gratitude is scientifically proven to increase our happiness and can even lead to fewer aches and pains and better sleep. This Thanksgiving, even if you are not able to gather with all of your friends and family, you can still express your thanks for their loving support with a thoughtful gratitude gift. These are some of our favorites.
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This is the gratitude gift that reminds you to look for the good in the world. These wooden tokens of gratitude are easy to carry with you and hand out to anyone who makes your day just a little bit brighter. Especially during COVID-19, there are plenty of folks making sacrifices every day who could probably use a little pick-me-up.
Gratitude Journal for Teens
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Practicing self-care is a habit that can help us feel more balanced and mindful throughout the day. You can give this gift of a gratitude journal for teens to any young woman to help remind her how important her own health and well-being is and focus on her accomplishments.
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Give a gratitude gift of mindfulness. These days, we can all use a little distraction in our lives. This calming puzzle will give her something to keep her mind and hands occupied while she revels in the brilliant colors of these painted stones. This thank you gift is a thoughtful reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things in life.
Give Thanks Coffee & Cookies
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Gratitude and friendship go together like coffee and cookies. So when you’re missing your coffee dates with friends, why not do the next best thing? Send your friends these darling thankful gifts of cookies and coffee, then set up a virtual coffee date to enjoy your treats together! These appreciation gifts for family and friends are thoughtful reminders of how much they mean to you.
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Start a new tradition with your friends and family during the holidays! Take the time to write notes of thankfulness on the leaves of this gratitude tree to remind yourselves just how much there is to be grateful for every day. Leave the tree up all year and pick the leaves off to remind yourselves how blessed you truly are. A great activity for kids to focus on the positives.
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The angels in our lives go by many different names -- teacher, nurse, mentor, co-worker, neighbor. They’re the ones who are always on your list when you count your blessings because they are always making others’ lives better. What better way to share your appreciation than with a caring angel gift of gratitude. These silver-plated angels and wings are adorned with a sparkling Swarovski crystal and a charm that says, “Thank you for being my angel.”
Thank you Notes
Gratitude gifts are physical expressions of the emotions you hold in your heart. Sometimes, you want to tap into those feelings and tell someone how much you appreciate them being in your life. What their guidance or friendship or encouragement means to you. How your life just wouldn’t be the same without them in it. That’s where KindNotes comes in.KindNotes is a keepsake jar of 31 handcrafted notes tucked into mini decorative envelopes so they can choose to read your notes once a day for a month, all at once, or anytime they need a little boost. You can choose from our library of notes or write your own. KindNotes are nestled in decorative crinkle cut and artfully arranged in a gorgeous glass jar that makes a beautiful statement piece in any room of the home. Shop our KindNotes collections here.