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10 Gifts to Say 'Thank You' to Your Professional Contacts

10 Gifts to Say 'Thank You' to Your Professional Contacts
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Expressing appreciation in business strengthens your work relationships and allows you to appeal on a more intimate level. Simply saying thank you is great, but sending a personalized gift will tell your professional contact that you were thinking of them.

You don't have to empty your wallet or waste time researching products; Business News Daily has curated a list of 10 gift ideas under $50 to inspire you.

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Professionals can never have too many notebooks. With a simple Moleskine, they can jot down quick notes and lengthy lists to refer to later.

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Among all the meetings, assignments and emails, it's easy for busy professionals to forget something as simple as the date and time. With a desk block calendar, they'll have one less thing to remember – and a more appealing desk.

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Inspiration is a crucial aspect of office design. With a letter board, professionals can create their favorite quotes (or original ones) out of the felt letters and display it on their desk for a splash of encouragement.

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Even in the digital age, most professionals still need a pen at some point throughout the day. Gifting a high-quality, sleek-looking pen will scream "success." To personalize the gift, have it engraved with their name or a unique saying.

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It happens to all of us: we grab a cup of coffee from the office pantry, sit down at our desk, and then get lost in a sea of emails and tasks. Before we know it, we're sipping on the cold cup of joe we forgot we made. With an insulated mug, however, drinks will stay hot for longer so workers can enjoy their coffee all morning.

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Whether you are sending this to your boss or a friend who helped you land a job, chocolate and nut gift boxes are the perfect way to say thank you. With the mix of salty and sweet, this makes for the perfect afternoon office snack.

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A planner is the perfect item for someone who loves to record thoughts and quotes and schedule tasks and appointments. This leather planner divides the days into hours, so your contact can ensure they're achieving work life balance.

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You can never go wrong with a gift card – especially for Amazon. With an Amazon gift card, contacts can browse and purchase items of their choice. Gift cards can be purchased at big-box stores like Walgreens or directly on Amazon in a range of amounts.

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Gift your professional contact with attractive, personalized stationery. They can use the cards to write their own thank-you notes, general hellos, or even notes and lists.

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If the person you are thanking loves tea, this gift will warm their hearts and make them feel like a tea connoisseur. This beautiful set comes with a glass pot, an infuser and blooming tea flowers in a decorative gift canister.

Additional reporting by Jennifer Post. All prices and purchase links are accurate as of publish date.

Sammi Caramela

Sammi Caramela has always loved words. When she isn't working as a Purch B2B staff writer, she's writing (and furiously editing) her first novel, reading a YA book with a third cup of coffee, or attending local pop-punk concerts. The only time Sammi doesn't play it safe is when she's writing. Reach her by email, or check out her blog at sammisays.org.