Cheap Appreciation Gestures That Don’t Look Cheap

There are many people in your life you’d like to thank but finding the right gesture for them can be challenging. Whether it’s a celebration or just a simple showing of gratitude, you want to convey your message easily, especially when you’re on a budget. The problem with cheap gestures is that they often look — well, cheap.

Luckily, Thnks has some great gesture suggestions to help you in your search so you can find exactly what you’re looking for, no matter your price range. Finding a low-cost gesture doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality, so we’ve compiled a list of great, affordable gestures, perfect for anyone in your life, for any occasion they’re celebrating. It’s easy, convenient, and a great way to build stronger relationships, whether they’re professional or personal.

Office gestures- Thank you to the coworker you can’t survive without

Whether your colleague helped you meet that impossible deadline or they finally got that coveted promotion, giving them a gesture is a sure-fire way to show how much you’re happy that they’re in your life.

A Stainless Steel Travel Mug

A travel mug is a budget-friendly AND professional way to remind your coworker that you appreciate them — and to remind them that you might need their help again in the future.

SnackNation Snacks


Show them that you recognize all of their hard work. A collection of their favorite snacks to keep at their desk is the perfect congratulatory gesture for that promotion they got or that project that they successfully completed.

Coffee for the Week

This is the perfect (and cheap) gesture for the coworker who has been staying late at the office every single night. Let them know that you are proud of their achievements and that their future late nights at the office will be made sweeter.

Wedding gestures- Show love for the friend who is getting hitched

A friend getting married is cause for celebration — and a frantic search for the right gesture. Relax, we’ve got you covered with these ideas so you can prove what a great friend you are.

A Blue Lotus Scented Candle


We all get those wedding invitations well in advance, ensuring that we forget about the event completely. Show how thoughtfully prepared you are with this last-minute and reasonably-priced personal gesture that not only smells heavenly but looks much more expensive than it is.

Evelots Set Of 2 Personal Fondue Mugs


Yes, there’s a wedding registry but get your friend and their soon-to-be marriage partner something you know they’ll both enjoy together. This budget-friendly set is sure to help them start off married life the right way.

Client gestures- Say thank you for being a loyal customer

Clients are an integral part of your life and without them, you would not have a business. There are many ways to show them a token of your appreciation and here are a few ideas:

Movie Tickets for Two

Nothing says I appreciate your business like movie tickets to make them momentarily forget about the hassle of work. It’s like taking them out to the movies, without you having to be there.


Keep it professional with this simple set of succulent plants that will brighten up their office space. It will also serve as a constant reminder of why they chose your business in the first place.

Birthday gestures – Tell them Happy Birthday properly

A Birthday Bundle

Whether it’s a co-worker, a family member, a friend, or a client, everyone has a birthday and yet you somehow mysteriously forget about them all until the last minute. Fear not, we’ve got just the right gesture. None of them will be able to resist this thoughtfully delicious bundle that will convince them that you took your time finding this selection.

Teacher gestures – The tireless educator in your life deserves it

Multifunctional Portable Diffuser


What’s more fitting for a teacher than something that will ease their stress? This diffuser is perfect for that, whether they put it on their desk or in the teachers’ lounge. And with the right essential oil, it can actually make grading papers a pleasant experience.

Don’t forget about the holidays

Whether it’s Christmas, New Years’, or any other holiday that requires gesture giving, make sure that your choice is thoughtful and doesn’t resemble something you would have found in a bargain bin.

Green Tea Matcha Lattes for Two

These Starbucks Green Matcha Lattes are the perfect gesture to pinch-proof your friends while going easy on your wallet for St. Patrick’s Day. They will thank you later!

Frozen Yogurt

Everyone loves frozen yogurt and this makes a wonderful gesture to indulge their sweet tooth around the holidays.

Remember that whichever gesture you pick, Thnks has a way to make sure that each one you send is personalized and thoughtful, regardless of its cost.