How to Express Gratitude Meaningfully

Every single day various situations arise that warrant our gratitude. As well as just saying the words ‘thank you’, a gift is a great way to show your appreciation – especially if you feel words are not enough.

It may be that someone does something to inspire you, a friend helps you with a major project, or a family member comes to the rescue in your time of need – whatever the reason, there are certain situations that require you to say thank you in a heartfelt and sincere way. This is when giving a thank you gift is a great idea.

Which phrases to use when saying thank you

‘I really appreciate you’ – Instead of using the words ‘thank you’, the message ‘I really appreciate you’go that little bit further. It says you recognize the individual’s efforts to help you out, and that you’re extremely grateful for his or her support. This phrase says you’re not only appreciative of what was done, but that you’re grateful to the individual who performed the action.

‘You’re a lifesaver’ – This is another great way to say thank you. It’s often used if the individual you’re thinking has done something big to help you. This is especially true if you’ve been given some last minute help to meet a deadline or to achieve something you didn’t think was possible.

Whether a work colleague assists you in completing a project, a friend offers you a place to stay, or a family member helps you fund a big purchase, there are various times when you’ll want to utter the words ‘you’re a lifesaver’.

‘How can I repay you?’ – There’s no better way to demonstrate your thankfulness than by offering to return the favor. Posing this question is an instant way to show that you’re ready to act on your appreciation. It’s a great way to make the individual feel recognized and valued. More often than not, they won’t ask for anything in return, however, it’s always nice to offer.

Actions speak louder than words

This is a great tip to consider and has a huge impact. Saying and showing are two very different things and if you wish to go the extra mile, a thank you gift is a great idea.

A bouquet of thank you flowers is the perfect ‘thank you’ present. It’s a gift that is both effective and genuine. When you thank someone with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, it makes them feel appreciated. From a charming host to a caring relative, to a supportive friend or a helpful colleague, it’s important to show your nearest and dearest you appreciate the lengths they’ve gone to. Fresh flowers make a great choice for every possible occasion, but in particular when it comes to expressing gratitude.

Ensure you say thank you straight away

It’s important to express gratitude instantly, which is when same-day delivery certainly comes in handy! If you’re thanking someone further afield, or you’re unable to leave your desk to pick up a bouquet of flowers, online florists are a godsend. Stockists such as Serenata Flowers offer a wide selection of thank you blooms in the shape of precious pinks, wild berries, letterbox flowers, and a dozen roses to name just a few. With so many options to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find blooms perfectly suited to those you wish to thank.

How to express your gratitude to family and friends who reside in other parts of the world

If you’re thanking an aunt or an uncle for a birthday present or a long distance girlfriend for being the perfect partner, this is now easier than ever to do. Online florists allow you to send a bouquet of beautiful blooms to loved ones that live in different towns and cities. You can even add a personal message to your gift to further enhance your gratitude. Next day delivery thank you flowers make the perfect present when it comes to expressing your gratitude meaningfully.

Which bouquet to choose

When it comes to picking the perfect bouquet, it’s important to consider those you’re thinking. If you’re aware of their favorite bloom, choose a bouquet that boasts a display showcasing this exact flower or a mix of several of their favorite blooms. If you’re unsure of their preferred flower, opt for a bouquet that contains their favorite colors instead.

If you’re still hunting for inspiration then online florists tend to have entire sections that focus on thank you gifts alone and especially thank you flowers. They’ll often showcase their bestsellers, which is always a safe bet if you’re unsure of which bouquet to buy.

When expressing gratitude, it really is the thought that is important, so you may also wish to add a heartfelt message to any gift, or a card that you’ve designed yourself.


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Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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