for many years, I’d give little ‘stuff’ which, while appreciated at the time, often ended up with all the other’ stuff’.
Over the last few years, I have been making donations to a charity in honor of my clients, and I have gotten many favorable comments about that.
I love all these answers. The donation to the animal shelter is a good idea. I teach a very varied group of people but that is something that transcends a lot of differences.
Because my training clientele (as opposed to my group ex clientele) was relatively small I did have a ‘tea’ for them a couple of times in the gathering area of the building where I had my space. It was enjoyable, and allowed the clients to share ideas and create a sense of community. Actually one of the yoga studios where I teach is doing a solstice retreat“ free classes, meditation walks, shared food“. for one whole day.