Guide to Thank You Gifts & Flowers
1.1 Are there any flowers best suited for saying ‘Thank You’?
Anything bright or delicate will do within your desired budget. If you’re after real symbolization and meaning behind your flower, consider a few of the following for great ‘thank you’ flowers:
- Chrysanthemum: A symbol for many emotions, yet in general the chrysanthemum stands for friendship and joy.
- Angelica: A unique plant which is presented in a bundle of stems as each head is made up of short petals. Symbolizes inspiration, and comes in a variety of colours.
- Pink Rose: While this is the messenger of friendship, be wary that the rose is more recognized as the messenger of loved, and you may not want to send that message to the recipient. If you think they may get the wrong impression, write down the meaning of the flower in your personal note.
1.2 What kind of ‘Thank you’ gifts can I give?
Hampers and gift baskets are the most common gift to give to somebody to say thanks. In corporate environments where favours are passed back and forth, the easiest way to please your colleagues is a fruit basket or wine hamper. Even if they do not like the contents, they will appreciate the gesture and know you have acknowledged your thanks to them.
Be sure to leave a personal note telling them why they’re receiving the basket if you can’t hand it in person. Ultimately, baskets and hampers are ‘one size fits all‘ gifts which are great if you don’t have the time to buy individual and unique gifts.
1.3 Which kind of people deserve thank you gifts and flowers?
- Colleagues: If a co-worker in the workplace has given an arm and a leg for you, or recently taken out a big favour you’ve asked them, flowers of appreciation may be in order!
- Nurse/Doctors: If a family or friend has been looked after extra special or for a prolonged period of time by medical staff, you may want to show your thanks and surprise them with a ‘thank you’ bouquet.
- Teachers/Mentors: Education staff are paid to do their jobs, but they aren’t paid to go out of their way to help your children or even yourself. If words can’t express your thanks, let them know they’re efforts are appreciated with flowers.
- Friends & Family: Maybe your uncle has offered to pay for some of your tuition. Or your friend has offered to cover a work shift for you. Whatever the occasion, you should let those close to you know how much their act of kindness means to you.