The best way to show gratitude on Thanksgiving is to be present. Though a simple demand, it is not always possible. On top of dinner arrangements and holiday shopping, many of us have work obligations and financial constraints. Some of just have to be in too many places at once.
What do you do then? Shrug your shoulders and say, 'Maybe next year'?
You do what you can. In just a few minutes, you can whip up a creative way to thank those that have been there for you – family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even strangers. If you aren't too much of a DIY person, you can always combine a store-bought item or gift certificate with a handmade note. You can pick up the phone or make a video.
Feel free to borrow any of the creative ideas below to thank the special people in your life. These aren't meant to be gourmet, but don't worry. People will appreciate that you've thought of them.
#1. Charming Plant Gifts
This eco-friendly gift will energize the home and last through the trends.
#2. 'Give Thanks' Pumpkin Pie
By using a simple stencil, you can spruce up a traditional pumpkin pie.
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#3. Soda + Candy Bar Duo
This gift is perfect for those still riding the Halloween wave.
#4. Why You're So Awesome, A Personalized Book
Though it may take some time, writing in a book like this will remind you of the positive impacts your loved ones have had in your life.
#5. 'You Made A Difference' Key Chain
This keychain of appreciation is perfect for acknowledging an instructor’s hard work.
#6. Mint Lovers Jar
Even though mint isn’t a traditional fall food, mint lovers will go crazy over something like this! It’s the perfect segue into the Christmas holidays.
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#7. Refrigerator Makeover
Even though the holidays are often celebrated by indulging, you can contribute to your family’s good health by giving the refrigerator a makeover.