- June 28, 2020 at 9:50 am #891085
Any suggestions for thank you gift ideas in the age of COVID? My neighbors have been absolutely awesome this week and gone above and beyond to help us out with a couple of things, and we’re looking for thank you ideas. (Obviously, we’ve said thanks and these things aren’t the kind of things you’d pay people for and they’d refuse anyway.) Pre-Covid, we’d take them out to a very nice dinner, or my husband would take him out golfing or to the race track or whatever, and I’d take her out for a mani/pedi and brunch girls day. But “Hey, We’d Like to Treat You Guys if X Ever Opens Up and We’re Not Afraid It Will Kill Us All” isn’t the resounding thanks we’d like to express.
They don’t have kids to offer to babysit and they take their dog everywhere, so no need to dog sit. He’s a big rum aficionado, so we’re thinking of getting him a very nice bottle of rum, but I’m kinda stumped for her.
We’re friendly, but not too close, so I don’t know all her likes and dislikes. She likes to cook, but she’s got every gadget known to man. She is in the middle of a whole condo reno, and I know the general theme of where she’s going, so I thought about something decorative that fits in, but I’d hate to get her something she dislikes and feels stuck with and a gift card to one of the decorating shops feels kinda impersonal.
I’m usually pretty good at this, but right now, I’m at a loss. Any ideas?June 28, 2020 at 9:51 am #891086
Thanks a lot bump!June 28, 2020 at 10:21 am #891088
I would probably do a Target or Amazon digital gift card.
Or rum for him, flower delivery for her. I’ve sent my mom flowers during Covid, and my mom has sent them to people too, I think it’s safe.June 28, 2020 at 10:40 am #891091Dear WendyKeymaster
Yeah, a flower delivery, a nice bottle of wine or liquor, a gift card for take-out from a local restaurant, a gift basket delivery of high-end pantry ingredients for cooking (olive oils and fancy salts), or a gift basket with high-end charcuterie fixings.June 28, 2020 at 12:17 pm #891101ktfranParticipant
Same answer as everyone else.
My manager sent me a Bloody Mary kit and waffle mix from a local restaurant. The cocktail kits at local restaurants have been pretty stellar, at least here.
Flowers. And I sent several friends a plant in a cool pot.
I also sent a friend dinner from a local restaurant on her 40th.June 28, 2020 at 12:31 pm #891105
I think if you know what someone likes to drink, booze is a great option right now.June 28, 2020 at 1:21 pm #891111
Thanks, everyone! My husband was thinking a gift card for take out from a nice place we know they really like. Normally, I’d think it was a bit impersonal, but in these covid times…everything feels kind of impersonal (to me, anyway). So, I think that’s what we’re going to do. I like the charcuterie and Bloody Mary and pancake mix basket idea, too! There’s not really any place around here order something like that already put together, but I’m definitely filing those away for when we’re back to normal and I can do them myself!June 28, 2020 at 1:48 pm #891116FyodorGuest
Tickets for a meatpacking cruise.June 28, 2020 at 1:57 pm #891117ktfranParticipant
Damn fyodor. Why wasn’t this Q asked last week. That would have been a perfect present for the husband’s birthday.June 28, 2020 at 2:28 pm #891121FyodorGuest
I’m sure there’s a crowded indoor Trump rally coming to a town near you sooner or later. Same experience.June 28, 2020 at 2:43 pm #891123
I read that a lot of people signed up for an expensive Mediterranean cruise with Glenn Beck and other right wing guys like Sean Hannity… Now it’s indefinitely postponed and they aren’t giving them their money back.June 28, 2020 at 2:55 pm #891124FyodorGuest
There’s a metaphor there about the Republican party generally.