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Congratulations Gift Ideas

 
Traditions

Life is filled with happy moments that call for congratulations, and a gift is often a traditional way to celebrate and to share your praise. Job promotions, a new baby or an announcement for a wedding engagement - these are just a few of the many occasions that may inspire you to give a gift. From small personal victories to major milestone events, these times are that much sweeter when we help friends and family commemorate the occasion. Other reasons for a gift of congratulations might include the purchase of a new home, graduation, retirement, a baptism or the beginning of an exciting trip. You'll find all kinds of gift ideas and related etiquette organized under our Life Events section.

 
Gift Ideas
  • Flowers
  • Champagne bottle and festive flutes
  • Home-made diploma in beautiful frame
  • Gourmet dinner for two
  • New dress or suit for celebration
Gift Certificate Ideas
  • Congratulate him on the victory with a night on the town and a dinner for two at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood.
  • Help her to feel great about her new job with a gift certificate for a new outfit on the first day from Robinson's May.
Frequently Asked Questions

Is a 'congratulations' gift in order for a person who is getting a new job and will be making more money than me right away?
This somewhat depends on your friend's motivation for taking the new job. Is it really for money or is because they really want to leverage their career in the right direction?

If the answer is yes to the latter, then it's a nice gesture to acknowledge your friend's accomplishment. If they are truly your friend and they've worked hard to get this position, then they should know that you are delighted as well. If they've taken the job only to increase the width of their wallet - don't worry about it too much.

I'd love to take my Mother out for a nice dinner in celebration of her weight loss. Obviously, that might not be the best idea. Do you have other suggestions?
Your Mother would probably love the opportunity to buy a new outfit in a new size at her favorite store. If she's lost a significant amount of weight- her life will be changing for the better. She may have new hobbies and interests that she wasn't able to participate in before. She might like the chance to go somewhere warm where she can dress differently and feel great about herself. If this is the case, a hotel stay or an airline ticket to a beautiful beach is a great surprise.

 
 
 
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