3 Beautiful Gratitude Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

3 Beautiful Gratitude Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
— Pierre Corneille

Do you know that feeling when you've gotten someone the best gift EVER and you can't wait to give it to them? 

I love that feeling.

I've given several of the following gratitude gifts out to the special people in my life, and I still hear from them, years later, how much these gifts have meant to them.

Each of these gifts is beautiful, inspiring, and will continue to bless the person receiving the gift from you for years to come. 

All the gifts on this list are available online, at all different price points, so hopefully there's something here for everyone on your list.

Also, this might be my sneaky way of getting you to practice a little gratitude this year...:) 


Write a letter of gratitude


The Gratitude Jar: A Simple Guide to Creating Miracles

This wonderful idea was given to me by my friend, Josh.

Josh bought a hardcover copy of The Gratitude Jar: A Simple Guide to Creating Miracles to give to his grandmother and did something extra special with it...

He wrote a letter to his grandmother about why he was grateful for her, then tucked the letter inside the book for her to find while she was reading.

I mean, amazing right?

I love that (and so did Josh's grandma). 

And yes, the first gift idea on this list is that simple: 

  • Write someone a letter of gratitude, then tuck it inside a book about gratitude.

Here are some great gratitude books on Amazon you can do this gift idea with:

The Gratitude Jar: A Simple Guide to Creating Miracles 

A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life 


fill a Gratitude Jar with something special inside


This next one is super duper simple also: 

  • Give someone a Gratitude Jar, and fill it with little notes of gratitude or special memories to the person receiving it.
  • Or, you could fill it with other inspirational things like quotes, bible verses, song lyrics, or anything else uplifting.

Here's where you can find some beautiful Gratitude Jars, in every price range:

$0-$20:  Use a simple mason jar or other pretty container from your local home decor store. 

$20-$50: Love this Full of Gratitude Jar from Wisteria. And this Gratitude Glass Jar on Amazon, which was selected as one of Oprah's Favorite Things.

$50 And Up: For something custom, these incredible hand blown glass Gratitude Jars by artisan Rachel Masica are one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

PS: I wrote a post about how to write notes of gratitude if you need inspiration on what to write. Link to it here: The Love Jar: A Simple, Powerful Gratitude Practice for Couples


start a gratitude journal


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The instructions for this gift are also very simple:

  • Give someone a gratitude journal so they can start their own gratitude practice.

This is the most popular way to practice gratitude, and there are many beautiful gratitude journals for sale online that also make lovely gifts. 

My favorite gratitude journal to give as a gift is Give Thanks: A Journal for Sharing Gratitude.

It's filled with inspirational writing prompts and uplifting exercises around gratitude. Plus, it's really beautiful.

There are also a few other pretty gratitude journals here and here that would also make lovely gifts.

Whatever gratitude gift you decide to give, it will be cherished for many years to come. 

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