Flowers are always a good go to gift. They are a sure thing if you need to say “I love you” or “You are on my mind. ” But after a while, the appeal of always getting flowers as a gift wears off. Finding something else to gift will not only surprise the receiver, but it will also show a bit more thoughtfulness. There are many ways to make someone smile or feel loved. If you are looking for thoughtful alternative gift ideas, here are 9 gifts that are better than flowers.