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Thinking of you: 24 best thoughtful gifts to show you care

From sentimental jewellery to uplifiting books, a thinking of you gift can go a long way...

Do you remember how you felt when you last received an unexpected bunch of flowers, or a surprise heartfelt card? It’s no secret that a small gesture can go a long way when someone is having a hard time, and a thinking of you gift is the perfect way to show you care.

If you know someone who needs a little pick-me-up, why not let them know you are thinking of them? Give them a thoughtful present that's sure to comfort them and maybe even put a smile on their face.

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From uplifting wall art to positive books and thoughtful jewellery, here's our list of the best thinking of you gifts to send, below. 

Best thinking of you gifts 

Beauty Heroes beauty box, £35 including delivery, GLOSSYBOX


Introducing the latest GLOSSYBOX X HELLO beauty box, Beauty Heroes. This treasure trove contains £100 worth of luxury beauty and skincare products on sale for just £35! We have collaborated with Glossybox to bring you a selection of make up, haircare and skincare staples, with products from some of our favourite brands including Elizabeth Arden, Vita Liberata, and Elemis.

The 'Anna' bouquet, £23, Bloom & Wild


Nothing quite says ‘I’m thinking of you' than a bouquet of flowers, sent straight to your door. These cheery flowers are sure to brighten anyone's day. If you are in the US and love the style of Bloom & Wild, we recommend you check out the gorgeous arrangements from Bouqs.com.


It's Ok Not To Be Ok Book, £6.95 / $9.64, Amazon


This comforting book is a lovely little reminder that it's okay not to be okay, a message to your loved one that they're not alone.


Kit Heath x HELLO! Kindness necklace, £99.99, Kit Heath


For a truly thoughtful gift that will cheer your friend up, opt for HELLO!’s exclusive Kindness Necklace. Together with the award-winning British jewellery brand Kit Heath we’ve created a beautifully elegant sterling-silver necklace with an oval charm of two interconnected elements to represent protection and support.

The necklace, which has been spotted on the likes of Lorraine Kelly, Saira Khan, and Andrea McLean, can be worn showing the smooth outer layer or reversed to reveal the core that is cradled inside and bears a tag branded with our special message of kindness. Plus, £5 from every purchase goes to charity, so your friend can pay forward your kind act.


Neom Organics De-stress On The Go Collection, £26 / $30.25, Beauty Bay


If your friend is feeling particularly stressed, why not treat them to this relaxing self-care kit, which includes a bath & shower oil, hand cream and stress relief pulse point roller.

Dream decoder kit, £14, Free People


We love this kit, full of helpful cards for your friends to decode their dreams. Especially great if they're feeling a little at odds with the world.

Personalised Rainbow Mug Set, £25, NotOnTheHighStreet.com


Brighten someone’s day with this rainbow mug set, which you can personalise with two names. That’ll put a smile on their face!

Whittard Luxury Hot Chocolate Gift Box, £24, John Lewis


If you do treat your loved one to a mug, why not send them some yummy hot chocolate too? This set comes with two flavours and marshmallows, perfect for those cosy autumn nights.

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Prosecco and truffles gift set, £25, Harvey Nichols


This lovely gift from Harvey Nichols features some mood-boosting prosecco and truffles - lush!


Wellness Journal, £24.99 / $32.99, Papier


Help your friend reclaim a moment of ‘me time’ with this chic wellness journal, which they can use to help start their day with a fresh mindset.

Fabulous Friend earrings, £14.99, Joma Jewellery


For some instant cheer, these earrings make for an inspiring gift.

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Motivational jumper, £19.99 / $29.67, Etsy


This effortlessly cool slogan sweatshirt is perfect for boosting morale. We love.


Personalised Vase of Flowers Biscuit Platter, £32.50, Notonthehighstreet.com


For those who don’t like IRL flowers, why not opt for this delicious biscuit variety?


Heartful ring, £55 / $58, Kate Spade


Show them your heart is with them always with this sweet ring from Kate Spade.


Millie Marotta's Brilliant Beasts adult colouring book, £10.18 / $13.46, Amazon


Adult colouring books help ease stress and anxiety, making them the perfect gift for someone going through a hard time.


'This Too Shall Pass' Handwritten Mindfulness Print, £12, NotOnTheHighStreet.com


Remind your loved one that ‘this too shall pass’ with this thoughtful print that they can hang in their home.


'Breathe' Inspirational Mobile Case, £41 / $59, Casetify.com


Sometimes we just need to take a moment to breathe... and your friend will no doubt appreciate this gentle reminder.


'Be Brave' Meaningful Word Bangle in Rose Gold, £12 / $18, Lisa Angel


This 'be brave' bangle is the perfect piece of inspiring jewellery to gift to someone going through a hard time.


'Thinking of You' Letterbox Gift, £20, Moonpig


This cute mini hamper box is filled with lots of gifts that will put a smile on your loved ones face, from a How to Live Mindfully & Look After Yourself book and 'A Reminder That You Are Loved' silver-plated heart bracelet to a Panda Brightening Face Mask. There's even more plus some tasty treats, too: Triple Chocolate Brownie In A Mug and Candy Kittens Eton Mess Sweets.


HELLO! Magazine Subscription, from £5.99, Subscription.co.uk


We know just the thing that will make your loved one's day - a subscription to HELLO! Magazine, which will be delivered straight to their door every week.

Mixed Brownie Bites, £12.99, Lewis and Baker


And who wouldn't be instantly cheered with these mouthwatering brownie bites, delivered in a gift box?

Nourish Candle, £20, The White Company


Bring some tranquility into your loved one's life with this relaxing candle.


Bee Happy Gift Set, £21.98, Arena Flowers


This lush gift set includes orange & neroli scented goodies such as shea butter hand cream and a natural wax votive candle - both of which will make your loved one super happy.


A Box of Comfort Hug Gift Box, £40, Box of Hugs


Cheer someone up with this delightful package in the post, which contains a variety of lovely gifts including a candle and mug.

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