The holiday season is about giving, not just receiving. As the temperature drops, and the leaves change colour we begin to think about all those that we need to shop for this upcoming holiday season. Whether they’re a teacher, a co-worker, neighbor or good friend, Hallmark has a wide selection of inexpensive thank you gift ideas.

Blessing Themed Gifts

Count the Really Good Blessings Twice Wood Quote Sign

The holidays are the time of year to be extra grateful and to count your blessings. Blessing themed gifts are a wonderful idea for close neighbors and friends.

This whitewashed wooden fence sign has a double helping of charm when you read its message: “Count the really good blessings twice.” With stenciling mixed with 3D wooden letters, its design is sure to enhance any wall in their kitchen, dining room or wherever they count their blessings. Gift it with a

Willow Tree Blessings Figurine, or blessed bottle.

The blessed water bottle adds a special touch to any decor. It would even look beautiful with small flickering string lights inside.

Do you know someone struggling this upcoming holiday season why not make a blessings basket for someone including all the trimmings for a holiday meal and gift the rustic wooden sign with the basket?

Oven Mitt Teacher Gift

This teacher Christmas gift idea couldn’t be easier to create. There is absolutely no crafting ability needed. All you need is an oven mitt, measuring spoons, a wooden spoon, a package of Better Crocker sugar cookie mix, some ribbon and a teacher tag which can be downloaded online.

Hallmark has a nice selection of oven mitts to choose from. I picked up the oven mitt for this DIY teacher gift from my local Dollar Tree.

The farm animals ceramic measuring spoons set from Hallmark is a nice addition to the DIY teacher gift. The set includes 4 sizes: 1 Tbsp. (cow), 1 tsp. (sheep), 1/2 tsp. (pig) and 1/4 tsp. (rooster). Each spoon has a different-colored glaze trim and easy-to-read size noted on its handle.

oven mitt teacher gift

oven mitt teacher gift

Bowl of Thanks

Bowl of thanks

thank you gift ideas

Perfect as a gift for a friend, this useful ceramic bowl is pretty enough to grace the dining room table this upcoming holiday season. With “Full of Thanks” stamped into the speckled finish, it speaks of the happiness a family shares when gathered around the table.

You can also turn the ceramic bowl into a DIY gift for a teacher. Add a napkin to the bottom of the bowl and add breakfast items to the bowl. I chose to add tea biscuit mix, honey, apple cinnamon oatmeal in a tiny mason jar, flavored coffee, and gourmet hot chocolate. Another suggestion would be to do a “pancake breakfast” theme gift kit.

Hallmark also carries 16 onz stoneware mugs which match the stoneware bowl. Choose from several different mugs: Cup of hope, grace, cheer, courage or calm. Include a mason jar of their favorite coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Cup of Calm Stoneware Mug

Potpourri GiftClear Bubbled Glass Hurricane

Put together a great gift of potpourri to give to your family and friends at the holidays. Simply fill a small clear vase with this autumnal medley of dried seed pods, leaves and berries and enjoy a cozy seasonal fragrance that will warm the room. This pretty potpourri mix is a perfect accent to decorating. Northern Woods Bag of Holiday Potpourri would also be a nice choice for the holiday season.

potpourri for Christmas gifts.

Another lovely gift option is this clear bubbled glass hurricane dual-purpose vase and candle holder. Fill the bottom with potpourri and a flameless candle. The dual vase and candle holder is available in three sizes.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for that person in your life who loves to cook? For an elegant kitchen basket, select a stainless steel colander. Inside include a bottle of olive oil, unique pasta, tomato sauce, pesto, and biscotti. Also include two place mats from the “Saved You a Place” collection. The pretty gray place mat states “Welcome, family…welcome, friends” in cream-colored screen printing along its bottom edge.

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Hallmark has a nice selection of cutting boards.  Include a package of napkins, such as the Gather Chickens Paper Luncheon Napkins and a new tea towel for a thoughtful gift.

Remember the best Christmas thank you gift is one that comes from the heart. To purchase these falls thank you gift ideas visit your local Hallmark before they are gone and get a jump start on your holiday shopping.

These products and more are available at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores nationwide and participating Hallmark retailers. With a few special added touches from Hallmark, you can make this holiday season unforgettable.



Full of Thanks Giveaway

We are partnering with Hallmark to give one lucky winner the chance to win the full of thanks stoneware bowl that we mentioned earlier. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents 18 and over and will run until Nov 10th 2018.

Full of Thanks Giveaway

Rose DesRochers
Rose DesRochers is a Blogger, Writer, product reviewer and Founder of Today's Woman. Please feel free to contact me if you are a company with a product for me to review.


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    I like the cutting board. The tea towel really caught my eye

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    I love the farm animal measuring spoons!

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    I do like the stonewear mugs!

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    I really love the rustic Count Your Blessings wooden sign. I think it would be a gorgeous addition to any home.

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    I really like their WoodWick Autumn Splendor Trilogy 3-Wick Candle, 18 oz. and the scent would be awesome! Thanks for this super giveaway opportunity.

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    I could really use a new set of measuring spoons. Adorable. Thanks.

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    I really like the oven gloves.

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    I love the mugs (and the bowl)

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    It is all adorable! But I really love the bowl, super cute!

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    My favorite is the Bowl of Thanks, with the mugs that make a matching set.

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    I absolutely love the bowl of thanks. This is my favorite time of year and it’s this time of year that I really jump into baking!

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    I love the ceramic measuring spoons

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    Beautiful ,all of it

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    I love the Bowl of Thanks

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    I love the mugs, always had a thing for mugs but that wooden sign is pretty awesome as well Thank you

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    Those mugs would make me smile every morning 😊

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    The full of thanks bowl is my favourite.

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    My favourite is the Faith, Family Friends oven mitt. It looks so pretty and forest-y.

    • Rose DesRochers

      Viv, the oven Mitt is not from Hallmark, but they do have some lovely choices.

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    I like the spoon set

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    Oh my gosh those mugs are the cutest!! I love he inspiring words!

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    I love the cups, but everything is so nice!

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    I love the “Grateful Hearts Gather Here” pillow, it would be perfect for our family room where we gather as a family!

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    For sure the bowl mind you everything is great thank you

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    I love the measuring spoons!

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    Love the bowl and the mugs..

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    I like the Count the really good blessings twice sign the best.

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    The ceramic measuring spoons are great! I would love those and they would make an awesome gift. Thanks! 🙂

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    The bowl!

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    I love the Ceramic Bowl of Thanks!

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    So many cute items, I love the Full of Thanks bow.

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    My favorite item from Hallmark fall line is the cutting board!

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    love the cup of courage, its the coolest

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    The stoneware mugs are cute

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    Love them all but the bowl of thanks would be wonderful. I can picture it on my counter with apples wwepicked from the orchard.

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    I love Hallmark bowles spoons and mitt are great

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    I like the bowls.. gift baskets

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    I love the measuring spoons

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    I like the mugs: Cup of hope, grace, cheer, courage or calm.

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    I really like the ceramic measuring spoons. It just belongs in my kitchen. 😉

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    So many cute things. I think the cup of courage is adorable.

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    I really love the farm animals ceramic measuring spoons.

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    The whitewashed wooden fence sign is just sweet.

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    I love the bowl and the measuring spoons. I’m not sure which I like more!

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    I love the bowl

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    I like the cutting board.

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    Wow these are really great ideas and i hope that i win 🙂

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    The bowl definitely the bowl

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    I love the Blessings sign

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    The bowl…love it!

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    I like the 16 oz stoneware mugs the best

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    I love the pillow!

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    I really like the 16 oz stoneware mugs

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    I love the Bowl!

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    i love the measuring spoons there cute

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    The pillow is my favourite item.

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    I love the Bowl!

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    Love The Bowl of Thanks!

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    I like the ceramic measuring spoons

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    I liked the Potpourri Gift.

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    The Bowl of Thanks is my favourite.

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    I love the Bowl and the oven mitts the most!

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    My favorite is the Bowl of thanks!


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