When friends do something special for you, whether it is watering your plants while you are on vacation or helping you with a project at your home, it's a good idea to give them a gift in return. Thank-you gifts do not have to be extravagant or costly. Just come up with a present that is thoughtful and appropriate for whatever they have done for you.
Bottle of Wine
When you are thanking a friend who enjoys unwinding at the end of the day with a glass of wine, choose a bottle of wine. While some bottles of wine can be very expensive, you can also find all sorts of wines that are good, yet inexpensive. Go to a local wine shop for a recommendation on the best wine that is within your budget. Local wineries and vineyards also often have inexpensive options.
A thoughtful and inexpensive gift option for your friend is baked goods. Choose baked goods from a bakery or make them yourself. For example, make a batch of chocolate-chip cookies, brownies, blondies or miniature pies. Place the sweet treats in a decorative tin or a container that looks like a Chinese takeout box. Add a note of thanks with the baked goods.
Put together a small gift basket for your friend that is filled with bath products. Choose small, travel-sized bath products to cut down on costs or shop for the products in a dollar store. Fill a small basket with items like bath salts, bubble bath, shower gel, decorative soaps and a loofah.
Choose an aromatherapy candle for your friend as a way to say thank you for something that she has done for you. Select a candle that has a soothing or relaxing fragrance in a colour that will complement the decor in her home. Give her a candle holder along with the candle so that she has a place to set it.