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Thinking of you: 13 best thoughtful gifts to show you care

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

best thinking of you gifts 2021
Leanne Bayley
Director of Lifestyle & Commerce
Updated: August 30, 2023
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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.

How we chose the best thinking of you gifts

  • Experience: After losing my mum in 2021, I have discovered how kind people can be in a time of need. A lot of the thoughtful gifts I received during that time are in this list. 
  • Price: A thoughtful gift needn't cost the earth, so I didn't want to feature super expensive gifts in this. 
  • Speedy delivery: You don't want to be waiting a long time for your gift to arrive to your friend in need, all of the inclusions in this edit have a speedy delivery option.

Best thinking of you gifts 

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

bloom and wilde thoughtful gifts

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.

Editor's Note:

These are delivered through the letterbox in 100% recyclable packaging. You can choose from a free Royal Mail service or a premium courier for delivery on your nominated day. I also love that you can select your favourite free gift card to make it extra personal.

its ok not to be ok book

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.

Editor's Note:

I love how this book touches on a range of topics, including anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress and self-esteem. This is a book for anyone and everyone who needs good advice and kind words.

Marks & Spencer brownies

Brownies are always a crowd pleaser. M&S' brownie bases are made using delicious 70% The perfect treat for someone special, delivered straight to their door with free delivery.

Editor's Note: 

These brownies are a great choice if you're sending a gift to someone and they live with other people as they're ideal for sharing. 

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

Editor's Note: 

Everything is better when you share it together. Choose from two sizes; the adult rainbow mug set or the cute childrens rainbow mug set. 

MORE: 10+ personalised jewellery pieces that she'll love

sleep wellness gift set

This lovely gift from The White Company features a variety of natural and calming treats. Blending essential oils of lavender, clary sage and chamomile, this scent is designed to enhance wind-down routines and help you switch off at the end of the day.

Editor's Note:

This pampering set comes in a beautiful basket, so there’s no need to gift wrap – and you can add a free gift message at checkout.

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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.

Editor's Note:

A positivity journal is one of manifesting expert Roxie Nafousi's favourite ways to practice gratitude, though she prefers to fill hers in of an evening.

"Write down every good thing that happened in your day, no matter how big or small, in chronological order," Roxie told HELLO!

"I suggest doing it every night before bed. It helps you to see how many beautiful moments we get to experience every day and trains our brains to focus on the good."

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personalised thoughtful gifts flower biscuits

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

Editor's Note: 

The reviews are very impressive, with one verified shopper saying: "Beautifully presented and excellent delivery time. Loved giving it as an alternative to cut flowers, so pretty. Thank you for a great service and product."

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

Editor's Note: 

This would be particularly good if you've got a friend or a loved-one going through a tough break-up. 

gifts thinking of you

This 'be brave' bangle is the perfect piece of inspiring jewellery to gift to someone going through a hard time. The quote reads: "Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you've always imagined."

Editor's Note: 

If your child is going through a tough time - perhaps feeling homesick at university or feeling nervous alone in a new city, this bangle really would brighten their day. 

hello subscription gift

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.

Editor's Note: 

Ok, I might be biased but I think this would be a great gift for a relative or a friend. 


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

Editor's Note:

A candle is a safe bet, and is particularly poignant for someone who might be grieving the loss of a loved-one.

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

Editor's Note: 

Each box includes a card, which you can add a personalised message to, making your hug even more special - you will be asked for this during the checkout stage.

ring birthstone

Show them you care with this super-cute birthstone ring, which comes presented in a luxury gift bag.

Editor's Note: 

There are luxury personalised gift boxes available - it will be their most treasured gift ever.

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