What kind of gifts do people appreciate?

A good diary can be beautiful. Gagger gifts can be fun, but useful gifts are more appreciated. The next time you shop for someone, buy something they really need. Whether it's something as simple as a phone charger, a cookbook, or even a train ticket.

Maybe your gift is an avid tea drinker or you've always wanted to organize a tea party for adults (because the same thing). In that case, a set like this would make a lovely gift. Whether you're buying for kids or for the young at heart, this self-made comic is a fun gift for artists of any skill level. For those who like the finer things in life, these luxurious limited-edition coasters are a functional gift that also doubles as a work of art on any coffee table.

When someone does everything possible for you, you might wonder if sending a sincere thank you message is enough or if you should give a thank-you gift. You can even get several essential items for your gift and then do your best to create a coveted gift basket for that person. When it comes to gifts for wine lovers, choose a good bottle of wine and add a memorable touch with these adhesive labels that express your gratitude. Jacquelyn Greenfield is an associate shopping editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers the best gift ideas, sales and more on everything related to beauty, fashion, lifestyle and sex.

Many of the gift ideas on this list are based on different personalization options, using their names, anniversary dates, zodiac signs, birthstones and states of origin to give them additional meaning. Invent your 50 motifs and send them to this Etsy seller to give you a personalized artistic gift that celebrates your special bond. You should also check off this list of the best online flower delivery services for another thank-you gift idea that they're sure to love. Some of them are aimed at specific people, such as those that work best for boyfriends and boyfriends who live long distances (a set of touch bracelets controlled by an application) or for lifelong friends who have been by your side at all times (a book to fill in the blanks).

When looking for professional thank you gifts, Perramond chooses Uncommon Goods for their unique gifts that are more personal and less generic.

Claudia Gribben
Claudia Gribben

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