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Say a big thank you

Thank You Day on 4 July will be the country’s biggest ever thank you party. Backed by hundreds of organisations across the UK, including the NHS and the Scouts, it’s a chance to get together and celebrate those in our communities who’ve helped us through the past 18 months. Whether you’re planning an event in your own community, such as a barbecue or picnic, or are looking for inspiration to thank someone special, read on to get involved

Special thanks

There’s so much going on for Thank You Day, with nationwide events including ‘cheers for volunteers’ and a dedicated Park Run. As part of the celebrations, author and artist Charlie Mackesy has created an original artwork to mark the day. Find it in store on our bespoke card, which will make a thoughtful gift.

Thank you illustration by Charlie Mackesy
Thank you gift ideas

Pick the perfect present

Whether it’s a community volunteer, NHS worker or neighbour, we all know someone who deserves a special thank you. If you’re inspired to treat them, pop in store for foodie ideas such as our PS thank you bar, which can be personalised with your own message, delicious Conte Priuli prosecco and thank you greetings cards. Plus, don’t forget to check out the local events happening near you for ways to get involved on the day.

Treat them to the very best blooms 

Send love and thanks from afar with a bouquet of stunning M&S flowers. Choose from gift bags filled with new-season blooms to wow-worthy Collection arrangements. What’s more, many bouquets can be paired with luxury chocolates, prosecco, champagne or even Percy Pigs – and all our flowers and plants are delivered for free. 

M&S flowers with chocolates, wine and candles
Picnic food

Plan the ultimate al fresco feast

What better way to say thank you than to host an afternoon of delicious M&S food and drink in the garden or park? Try our new Collection ciabatta sandwiches filled with top-quality ingredients such as Aberdeen Angus beef, Scottish oak-smoked salmon and British bacon. Or go big on flavour with our new bento boxes packed full of noodles, sushi, salads and sweet chilli chicken or sesame prawn.


Host a cheese and wine night

Pull out all the stops by treating your nearest and dearest to a night of incredible cheese and wine. Try studding a camembert with rosemary and garlic and baking it in the oven until oozy and melted. Complement the creaminess of the molten cheese with French fizz such as a champagne or crémant. For maximum Spanish flavour, serve nutty manchego with olives and walnuts alongside a mature, full-bodied rioja. Finally, match the richness of taleggio cheese with the balanced flavours of stone fruit and pear in a gavi. Serve the taleggio on sourdough with slices of pear, thyme leaves and a drizzle of honey for sweetness.

Cheese and wine
Cocktails in cans from M&S

Raise a glass 

No day of celebration would be complete without a cocktail or two, and our cocktail can hamper is just the thing. Order online and send to someone you’d like to say ‘thank you’ to, or order it in time for your own Thank You Day celebrations in the garden or park. Serve the cocktails with fresh fruit and herbs to make them extra special, lay out a selection of tasty snacks, and raise a glass to Thank You Day on 4 July.