Sometimes, saying ‘thank you’ isn’t as easy as a warm smile and those magic words. There are dozens of situations in your life where you may want to send a note, an email, or even a personally chosen gift to express your gratitude to someone who has been kind to you. From wedding gifts sent by distant relatives to thanking your neighbor for helping you move furniture, it can be hard to decide the right way to show your appreciation without seeming… well, strange. In times when a heartfelt letter might seem too emotional, flowers might be too romantic, and a note just doesn’t seem like enough, there is one thank you gift that works perfectly every time: Sweets.

The Casual Delicious Cupcake

Everyone loves dessert, especially a casual one they can eat on-the-go. Sweets can say a lot of different things depending on how you send them and who you send them to. A box of lollipops is as casual as it gets, but a little childish. A beautifully iced and hand-delivered cake is incredibly personal and often an apology or special occasion. So where is the balance for your warm but not-too-personal thank you gift?

The answer is the simple cupcake, the perfect thank-you solution. Cupcakes are the best of both worlds. Their small size is somehow more casual and friendly than a formal cake but a cupcake is still a warm and delicious baked good that shows your true appreciation for the person you would like to thank. With every bite, your recipient will know that your thanks are heartfelt with no expectations.

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Sending a Cupcake Through the Mail

Of course, for anyone you can’t say ‘thank-you’ to in person, you might be considering the usual challenges of trying to send them a delicious cupcake or two from a distance. Even if you tried to hire a local bakery to send a dozen to their home or workplace, there’s always the risk that a few will tip over and some of the beauty of your gesture will be lost. And, of course, you wouldn’t even consider sending cupcakes through the mail. That’s just asking for a squished box and stale cakes, right? Not necessarily.

We’ve been thinking about this conundrum as well. How can people send each other delicious fresh-baked cupcakes without risking the squishing, sliding, and quick expiration of normal cupcake transportation troubles? The answer, we found, was simple and elegant. All you need is two cupcakes, a mason jar, and a little creativity. And we’re willing to bet the person you’d like to thank has never seen a cupcake quite like this before.

Thank You Gift

Saying ‘Thank-You’ with Cupcakes in a Jar

These travel-friendly cupcakes are the perfect solution for long-distance thank-yous and for people who live and work near you. If you want to surprise them with your appreciation, send the cupcakes to their place of work or delight them with cupcakes at home. You can even ship the orders of two, four, or six jars to yourself and then separate out the flavors for several lucky recipients you’d like to thank.

Cupcakes are great because they can be deeply personal or entirely casual depending on who you send them to and how you send them. If you’re leaving your job for better prospects but want to thank your manager for having been great, cupcakes are a wonderfully work-safe way to say thank-you. Especially if your boss can delightedly eat their gift between shifts without making a mess. If you’re recently married, and with many distant relatives to send thank-you notes to, a bonus gift of jarred cupcakes can be the perfect touch to thank them for surprisingly nice gifts you didn’t expect. You can even send cupcakes as a thank-you to your favorite teachers from this semester or a decade ago if you never quite managed to express your appreciation in class.

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There’s no end to the ways cupcakes can make great gifts, both as an opening gift to someone you care about or as a thank-you to someone who has been especially kind to you. Find out more about our delicious flavors of Cupcakes in a Jar here at the Sunflour Baking Company or contact us today!