It can be kind of hard to express your thankfulness in a way that seems sincere and not staged. Usually, a simple thank you does the trick just fine, but if you are extremely grateful for something a person has done for you, whether for helping you emotionally or through material means, you start feeling the need to find a more special and unique way to express your gratefulness.
These are some of the best ways to express sincere thanks to those around you, whether they are close to your heart or not.
1- Write a Personalized Note or Email
This may seem like such a simple and common thing to do, but you might be surprised at how effective it is. Everyone writes thank you notes, but it is rare for someone to genuinely personalize the note. Sending a handwritten note is very sentimental; however, when you do not have the methods needed to deliver a handwritten note, you can write a personalized thank you email. You can find various email examples online to help give you an idea of the right format to use. You can also understand how to convey your tone in the email to fit the feelings of thankfulness you want to share with your intended recipient.
2- Write Them a Poem
Whether you have a talent for writing or not, giving a person a personalized poem to show how thankful you are is unique. It will be an act that they will remember for a long time since it is rare to get a thank you as thoughtful as a written poem. If you do not want to write a poem that is too emotional, you can write something short and to the point that it still has the same value to the recipient.
3- Be There for Them When Needed
Sometimes, people do not want words, whether spoken or written. They want to find you there for them when they are going through their life issues or simply need someone to listen to them vent about their day. Being available for someone is the best way to show them how grateful you are to have them in your life and it shows them how much you prioritize your relationship with them, which is all anyone wants to feel.
4- Throw Them a Party
If you want to thank a friend, you can throw a party in which they are the guest of honor. This is an amazing idea if the person you want to thank enjoys being around others and socializing. If the person you want to show your thankfulness to is an introvert, chances are, they won’t appreciate a large scale party. You can have a small gathering to show gratitude instead.
5- Cook or Bake for Them
Who doesn’t love food, let alone getting food from someone as a way of showing how thankful they are? Cooking and baking food for people show a lot of appreciation. Having an elaborate dinner made for the person you are thankful for, or even baking them cookies or a cake if they have a sweet tooth, is going to show how thankful you are, and they get to have a treat as well. If you are not into cooking, then you can get them a food basket or a bouquet of strawberries to enjoy munching on.
6- Make a Video Thanking Them
If you want to express your thanks uniquely, why not use technology to your advantage? You can either take a recorded video of the thank you message you want to express or you can make the process more elaborate and record yourself doing something special for the person you want to thank, singing a song, reciting a poem, dancing, etc.
7- Create a Mixtape (or Playlist)
You read that right. This isn’t the nineties or early two-thousands, but you can still create a mixtape as a gesture of thankfulness. Of course, instead of an actual tape, you can use a flash drive with all the songs installed or you can create a playlist for them on a music app. If you plan on showing how thankful you are this way, make sure to take extra care picking songs that you know the recipient will enjoy listening to and ones that convey the message you want to give them.
These seven methods are some of the most unique and effective ways to show your gratitude to a multitude of people. To make it more special, mix and match between these ways and try to acclimate them to suit the recipient’s tastes.