27 best thank you gift ideas for the 2019 holidays

Show the mailmen, babysitters and teachers your gratitude during the holidays.
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By Megan Foster and Emily Slawek

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Still looking to buy gifts for the holiday season? Thanks to expedited, 2-day or overnight shipping, you still have time to purchase presents for everyone on your list.

Finding gifts for your family members or close friends might be simple, but nailing the perfect item for the helpers in your life can be a toughie. We're talking about the mail carriers, teachers, hairstylists, babysitters and everyone who helps to make the season perfect.

TODAY Parenting Team Contributor Meredith Sinclair visited Hoda and Jenna to show them the gifts that are sure to say "thank you" to people who lend an extra hand during the holidays.

Check out the items by reading below.

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Thank you Gifts on TODAY

1. Personalized Friendship Pillows

We love a good friendship bracelet, but this season you can get your BFF an extra-unique gift thanks to the Glass Knobs Glue Stix store on Etsy. This best friend pillow is totally customizable meaning you can make the fun characters on the pillow look exactly like you and your bestie.

With the simple swipe of your hand, you can turn the pillowcase image of you and your friend into a solid sparkly pillow — perfect for any decor style.

2. My Intent Bracelet

Say "thank you" to your teacher with this adorable custom bracelet. Choose a color for the token, a color for the string, and share a few kind words engraved on the centerpiece.

So, express your gratitude one word at a time with a piece of jewelry that is sure to show you care.

3. EMU Australia Sheepskin Slippers

For the worker who is always on their feet, gift them these cozy sheepskin slippers. They have a rubber sole for traction, and super soft Australian sheepskin that will keep their feet warm during the coldest months of the year.

4. Huggaroo Microwavable Neck Wrap

The hard working helpers on your list certainly deserve a little relaxation. This neck wrap will help with their aches and pains while delivering aromatherapy notes. All they need to do is pop it in the microwave after a long day to experience total rejuvenation.

5. My Drink Bomb

This fun and unique drink enhancer is the perfect dose of self-care. It's basically like a bath bomb — but for your drink! Chose from a variety of flavors and drop it into your favorite carbonated beverage. It's perfect for a relaxing mocktail or alcoholic drink.

Bestselling Thank You Gifts

1. Wallet Ninja Multitool

The Wallet Ninja has 18 different functions and is the size of a credit card, so it can slip right into their wallet with ease.

2. Moisturizing Gel Socks

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Another great option for stylists, these magical gel socks help repair feet overnight.

3. "All You Need Is Love ... And Great Hair" Sign

This sign would be a great addition to your hairstylist's station or home.

Gift idea for teachers

1. World's Best Teacher Coffee Mug

This cute "World's Best Teacher" apple mug is a creative take on the classic teacher gift.

2. Arrow Patterned Bullet Journal

A monogrammed bullet journal is a must-have for teachers: They can use it as a calendar, a daily to-do list or even just a personal notebook. Plus, there are plenty of cute prints to choose from.

3. Monogrammed Foil Notebooks

We also love these pretty monogrammed journals from Paper Source.

4. Welly Bottle

This bottle comes with a removable infuser, allowing your favorite teacher to infuse water or brew coffee on the go. The bottle also keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours!

5. Garden Party Monogram Mug

Do you know a teacher who just loves her morning coffee? These adorable monogrammed mugs are sure to put a smile on her face.

6. Amazon Gift Card

And of course, you can't go wrong with an Amazon gift card.

Gift ideas for babysitters

1. Minimergency Kit

This Minimergency Kit has everything you would never think to bring with you — and that you'd definitely need in a fashion crisis.

2. Glitter Gel Eye Mask

Why not gift them with a little self-care this holiday season? This eye mask is perfect for a little R&R time.

3. Cactus Ring Holder

Help your babysitter stay organized with this colorful and trendy cactus jewelry ring holder!

Gift ideas for postal workers

1. Yeti Stainless Steel Colster

This stainless steel, vacuum-insulated koozie fits perfectly around a can, helping to keep drinks colder longer.

2. Hedgehog Multitool Comb

If you're looking for an even cuter multipurpose product, this hedgehog should fit the bill. It's a jack of all trades, allowing you to comb your hair, open a bottle and screw in a nail all with one handy device.

3. Hiking Quarter Socks

These socks pull double duty: They keep your feet cool during the summer and warm during the winter. We also love the charitable aspect. For every pair bought, the company will give another pair away to those in need.

Gift ideas for co-workers

1. Sipski Shower Wine Glass Holder

For those co-workers who love happy hour! This wine holder was specifically made to hold a glass of wine in the shower. It even uses patented grip technology, so they won't have to worry about the suction cups coming loose.

2. Electronics Organizer Bag

Ideal for colleagues who love tech, this portable organizer has a spot for nearly every gadget imaginable. You can easily organize chargers, phones and cables — it can also be used for cosmetic brushes and other personal care items.

3. Champagne Gummy Bears

Give these Champagne bears to the sweetest co-worker you know!

4. Hot Sauce Sampler

Add a little spice to his or her life with this hot sauce sampler.

Gift ideas for hairstylists

1. Teddy Bear Faux Fur Slippers

Our favorite stylists are on their feet all day. Why not give them the gift of relaxation with these slippers from Pottery Barn.

2. "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful" Tray

With an inspiring message, this is the ideal dish for storing bobby pins, rings and more!

3. Ulta Beauty Gift Card

If they're styling hair every day, they're bound to love a gift card from Ulta to splurge on the newest beauty and hair products.

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