Many people in our lives sometimes do extraordinary
things, complete enormous tasks, overcome insurmountable obstacles or just
celebrate a special event. You may want to join in their glee and
try to show your well wishes with a gift. The size or expense of the
gift should be comparable to the event. If they were just elected as
President of a Fortune 500 company, you would get a really big gift.
If they were elected President of the PTA, a small practical gift would
The type and expense of the gift will also be affected by
your relationship to the person. The different relationships are as
Close family member or best friend: A larger or more
expensive gift is appropriate.
Family member or friend, but not extremely close: A
smaller token of your appreciation would be fine. You probably
need not spend over $15 or $20.
If you are a work-place friend or acquaintance, take
up a collection of other people in the office and get them a gift with
the money you receive.
One last note on congratulatory gifts: Try to tie in the
theme of the event to the gift. If it is a promotion at work, get
them something work related. If they have passed a very hard science
examination, get them something to do with science.
Gift Ideas to Say Congratulations: