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Ideas for a "thank you" gift

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
As you know I am currently without car, and have been having some financial troubles recently. Nothing major, just trying to get caught up a little.

Well, I have this friend who is being just amazing. She is lending me her car, and she is even giving me food!! (my money problems aren't that bad at all, I have lots of food.) lol

Anyway, she is just that generous, she always inconveniences herself to help out a friend and I would really love to thank her in a special way, but have very little funds.

Do you guys have any ideas of what I could do for her?
post #2 of 16
www.lush.com -maybe something stuff so she can have a nice bath/shower?

flowers??

some chocolate covered strawberries- just get a pack of fresh strawberries- melt some chocolate chips in the microwave,stir- then dip them in the chocolate and let them dry on parchament paper -put them in the fridge. you can get some of that betty crocker "drizzlers" stuff too - it's white chocolate and you can put little designs on the strawberries once the milk chocolate dries- that's a REALLY inexpensive but awesome thankyou gift
post #3 of 16
What are her interests or hobbies? Maybe you could cook for her one night? Can't think of anything else at the moment.
post #4 of 16
My personal idea of a "thank you for being you" gift has always been a pair pewter picture frames, then your friend can put in whatever picture means most to her and yet remember that the frame came from you!
post #5 of 16
I made a thank you basket for a friend one time, and she loved it! I got the basket at the GoodWill for a dollar or something, got some candles, some pourpourrie (sp?), a few other little things I thought she would like (all at the dollar store) and chocolate, of course! All together, I may have had $20 tied up in it. It wasn't anything elaborate but it showed her I appriciated everything she had done.
post #6 of 16
How about a nice Spa Day you can get a package of certin services for not to bad or maybe a Nice Massage at the Spa, not to much either i wouldn't think
post #7 of 16
I think a nice sized coffee mug with some candies wrapped in cellophane with bow around it is nice.

or themed gifts, like if she is a tea drinker, a basket with different teas, some flavored swizel sticks, biscotti, powdered/flavored creamers.

stuff like that. Let us know wht you decide on.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Wow, these are all very good ideas!! She actually is a tea drinker, so I may try that idea

Thanks guys!
post #9 of 16
Try maid service for a day - go over on a saturday and help her clean her house or cut her lawn or do some gardening.....that's what I would appreciate!
post #10 of 16
My sister makes bubble bath and bath salts for the personalize touch when she is giving gifts. It is very easy to make bubble out of 1 tablespoon baby oil to 1 bottle of baby shampoo. These you can get for a good price at any dollar store. Then all you have to do is add your favorite perfume or fragrence. It is also very easy to make bath salts by using epsom salt, food coloring and again whatever fragrence you enjoy. Mix this all in a flat tray let sit for about 2 hours before you put it in a container to give it a chance to dry a bit.

Again put them in a nice container or bottle, mason jars actually work great, add a nice bow and some ribbon.
So you end up with a personalize gift, for under $5 that is also very useful.
post #11 of 16
If she's a pet lover, or pet owner, rather... you could do a basket with "pet gifts" in it, stuff that she can use to play with puppies or kitties.. there's also something called a friendship cake which is supposed to be really good, takes about a month to "make" it, so you make extra and then give to a friend. Also you could maybe do the "cookies in a jar" thing, where you pick your favorite recipe, then "layer" all the ingredients in their proper amounts in a jar, so all she's got to do is dump it in a bowl and mix in the proper amount of water or egg.
post #12 of 16
Since she's lending you her car your could detail it for her. It's something you can do yourself and won't cost much if anything. Wash and wax the outside, apply rain repellent to the windows, clean the inside very thuroughly (vaccume, wash windows, clean dash and crevases). And for a finishing touch put in an airfreshner with a scent she'll like.
post #13 of 16
Wow... you guys are brilliant! I'm keeping these ideas for my own future reference!
post #14 of 16
I was going to say chocolate covered pretzels.... you can make those SO CHEAP. I get the pretzel rods, melt the chocolate, dip them, lay them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper, then I get sprinkles, chopped nuts, tiny chocolate chips & stuff & put that on them... then pop them in the fridge! What girl doesn't love chocolate covered pretzels? And you can stand them all up wrap them in cellophane with a nice bow & a card that says "your always so sweet, and I appreciate everything you do for me!" You can do all of that, the whole bag/box of pretzels for under $10. And they are SO cute when finsihed....
post #15 of 16
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I was going to say chocolate covered pretzels.... you can make those SO CHEAP. I get the pretzel rods, melt the chocolate, dip them, lay them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper, then I get sprinkles, chopped nuts, tiny chocolate chips & stuff & put that on them... then pop them in the fridge! What girl doesn't love chocolate covered pretzels? And you can stand them all up wrap them in cellophane with a nice bow & a card that says "your always so sweet, and I appreciate everything you do for me!" You can do all of that, the whole bag/box of pretzels for under $10. And they are SO cute when finsihed....
They wouldn't make it out of my door if I did them....yum!
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl View Post
I was going to say chocolate covered pretzels.... you can make those SO CHEAP. I get the pretzel rods, melt the chocolate, dip them, lay them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper, then I get sprinkles, chopped nuts, tiny chocolate chips & stuff & put that on them... then pop them in the fridge! What girl doesn't love chocolate covered pretzels? And you can stand them all up wrap them in cellophane with a nice bow & a card that says "your always so sweet, and I appreciate everything you do for me!" You can do all of that, the whole bag/box of pretzels for under $10. And they are SO cute when finsihed....
I'd wanna be your friend forever for that
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