thank you gifts for dummies
December 12, 2012 2:44 PM Subscribe
What would be an appropriate thank you gift for my florist friend who really went above and beyond in helping with my wedding?
posted by logic vs love to human relations (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine who has her own floral design business offered to do the flowers for my wedding free of charge. Throughout the whole wedding planning process, she was super helpful and calming and reassuring. A week or so before the wedding, she also volunteered to be the Day Of Coordinator.
The wedding was last weekend, and I pretty much have no idea how it could have happened without her. The flowers (and there were a lot!) were absolutely perfect. She got to the venue early, took control of everything without letting me worry about a single detail, stayed late to help with clean up, and was basically awesome.
I paid for the cost of flowers and reimbursed her for travel costs, and I plan on writing business reviews on various wedding websites, but I'd really like to do something else for her.
What would be a good budget for this? We've been friends for a while, but not especially close friends. I can think of a few things she would like (a marble pastry board, books, knitting supplies?), but I also know that she and her husband have been unemployed for a few years and money is tight, so I'm wondering whether giving her cash would be either a nice gesture or just tacky? Is there anything that would be particularly useful to a floral designer trying to grow her business?
Thanks for any input. I'm generally a pretty crappy gift giver and I don't know what the etiquette is in situations like this.