Seeking thank you gift for a stranger who did me a great kindness
March 20, 2014 2:18 PM Subscribe
What's a good thank you gift for a total stranger who did me a great kindness? He returned my lost cell phone, car keys, credit cards, wedding ring and cash - more than $1,000 in misplaced possessions - and asked for nothing in return. All I know about him: His name and mailing address from the envelope, and the fact that he lives somewhere so rural that a Starbucks card will carry no value.
posted by croutonsupafreak to Grab Bag (29 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I dropped my possessions in a river, and they washed up two weeks later and more than 80 miles downstream, a short distance from the Pacific Ocean. I thought I'd never see them again. I plan to send a thank you card to the kind man who mailed everything back to me, but my gratitude - infused by a sense of the miraculous - goes beyond words. I would like to include a gift, probably worth $20 or so, but I would spend $50 or more if I had an inspiring idea.
His address is at least an hour from the nearest commercial center, in an area where even Internet access is limited. A gift card won't work. This needs to be something tangible.