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March 18, 2019 Misc. Thanks 4 comments

Receiving a gift is normally due to a special occasion or to show appreciation for the individual. When you issue your thanks for the gift, be sure.

Receiving a gift is normally due to a special occasion or to show appreciation for the individual. When you issue your thanks for the gift, be sure to be specific about why you think the gift was great and describe how you felt when you received it. Share something positive with the person and give them a show of appreciation for their generosity and time. You can write a short or longer message depending upon your specific relationship with the gift giver and what you may deem as more appropriate. A combination of thank you messages for gifts are listed below to help encourage your inspiration of words to share.

How in the world did you know exactly what I needed yet never asked you to give me?

I am continuously surprised by your ability to outdo yourself with gifts. You are amazing.

I am extremely grateful to you for the gift that you have sent me. It totally made my day. Thank you.

I appreciate your gift giving skills. I am sure that you get a lot of practice being as generous as you are.

I love gifts, but of all the gifts I received, I loved yours the most. Thank you so much.

I really appreciate your gesture of sending me this lovely gift. Thank you so much.

I wish to give you so much more than just a thank you note for the beautiful gift you gave me. I absolutely love it. But as for now thank you.

It was ever so thoughtful of you to send me this lovely gift. You have no idea how happy I am after receiving it. Thank you.

It was so thoughtful of you to send me such a meaningful gift. Thank you my dear.

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you, my heart has no bottom.

Just wanted you to know that I really appreciate all the trouble you took to get me such a wonderful gift. Thanks a ton.

Many sincere thanks go to you for such a thoughtful gift. I can tell that you truly enjoy giving to others.

Thank you does not seem enough. Thank you a million times over.

Thank you ever so much for the thoughtful present.

Thank you for having such great taste when picking a birthday present. The [gift] was cool and I am sure I will get a lot of use from it. I am thankful for such a great friend. I am looking forward to hanging out with you next week.

Thank you for showering me with gifts for the baby. I am looking forward to using all my gifts, especially yours.

Thank you for the thoughtful present.

Thank you so much for sending me such a lovely and meaningful gift on this special day. Your gift made today even more special. Thanks a ton again.

Thanks again for the thoughtful gift.

Thanks for being the type of person who picks out excellent gifts for me.

Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me. I love the gift you got me.

Thanks you for supporting us in our celebration. We really appreciate your generous gift.

The gift must have been wrapped in silver paper, but the gift inside is a glittery packing shone even more. Thank you for the amazing gift.

We are really excited to have friends as thoughtful as you. Thanks for the gift.

We are so grateful for the lovely gift. We will treasure it forever.

We love our beautiful new gift and we cannot thank you enough for your thoughtfulness.

We love the beautiful gift you got for us.

We love the gift, thank you so much.

You just could not have picked for me a gift that was more perfect than the one you picked. Thank you so much for the lovely gift.

You made my birthday a special day. Thanks for your thoughtful gift.

Your kind gift is a treasured keepsake.

Some of the best presents received typically come from a higher price tag while the worst presents are items such as a bag of potatoes or butter melter. Regardless of the level of extravagance in a gift, the below infographic outlines the common facts and figures associated with gift happiness.

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Even dud gifts require a thank you note: tips, wordings and samples for than appreciation, and to simply say thank you without saying anything that is untrue.

Examples of Words for Thank You Notes

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Part 1

Creating the Thank You Note

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    Pick the type of card you are going to use. You may opt for a physical thank you card that has a simple image or text that reads “Thank You” on the front of the card. You can also use personalized stationery with your name or a personal design on it to write the card. A handwritten card can add an element of intimacy to the note.[1]
    • Another option is to use an online thank you card, where you use an online program to design and type out the card. It will then be sent to the person’s email. Sites like Some Ecards, American Greetings, and Punchbowl all offer free online cards.
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    Greet the recipient. Start the note by using a greeting like “Dear” or “To,” followed by the person’s name. If you have a close relationship with the recipient, you may feel comfortable using their first name in the greeting. If you have a more formal relationship with them, you may use their full name.[2]
    • For example, you may write “Dear Fiona,” or “To Fiona Lee.”
    • Always check the spelling of the person’s name before you write out the greeting. You do not want to get their name wrong in the card.
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    Write a message of gratitude for a gift. If you are thanking the person for a gift, include a message of gratitude about the gift and how much you appreciate it. Say “thank you” and name the gift so the message is personal.[3]
    • For example, you may write “Thank you for the housewarming gift. You’re so kind and I really appreciate it.”
    • Or you may write, “Somehow you always know exactly what I want. I will treasure your wedding gift. Thank you so much!”
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    Create a message of thanks for a service. If you are thanking the person for a service or a kind act, mention this in the note. Make sure you say “thank you” and express your gratitude for the person’s help.[4]
    • For example, you may write, “Thank you so much for your help at the event last week. I appreciate you volunteering your time and energy. I appreciate all your hard work.”
    • Or you may write, “Thank you for picking me up at the airport the other day. I’m so lucky to have a friend like you. You’re the best!”
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    Include a forward looking statement. If you know the recipient well, you may mention when you hope to see them again or that you hope you will talk to them soon. A forward looking statement can add a friendly, casual tone to the note and let the recipient know you are enthusiastic about your relationship with them.[5]
    • For example, you may write, “I look forward to seeing you at the party next week and catching up with you in person.” Or you may write, “I hope we can get together for a backyard bbq soon and enjoy this beautiful weather.”
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    End with your regards. Wrap up the thank you note with a short sign off, such as “Sincerely” or “Best.” If you know the recipient well, you may go for a more personal sign off like “With love” or “Yours, truly.”
    • You should also sign your name at the bottom of the card.

Part 2

Polishing the Thank You Note

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    Check the note for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Once you have finished writing the card, read it over and check for any errors. If you are handwriting the card, you may write out a rough draft first and check it over before you write it on the actual thank you card. If you are creating the card online, you can edit it for errors easily before you send it out.[6]
    • Try reading the note backwards to check for spelling errors. Identify all the punctuation used in the note and make it sure it is correct.
    • Double check the spelling of the person’s name in the note to ensure it is correct.
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    Make sure the note is easy to read. Look over the note for flow and tone. Check that the note includes a specific mention of the gift or service you are thanking the recipient for. Make sure the note has a friendly, intimate tone, especially if you are close to the recipient.
    • Try to keep the language in the note simple and easy to read. The message should be short and to the point.
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    Send the card out within a month of receiving the gift. Once you feel the thank you note is at its best, put it in an envelope and send it out within a month of receiving the gift or service from the recipient. A month is just long enough for the recipient to remember giving the gift and will ensure they are thanked promptly for it.[7]
    • The sooner you can send out the thank you note to the person, the better. Any longer than a month can seem a little rude or tardy for a thank you note.

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  • Question

    Should I write a thank you note to the hostess of an appreciation dinner?

    You can if you feel she did a good job. It is not needed, but it will be a nice gesture. You could just say something like, "Thank you for the time and effort you put into the dinner, it was lovely and we had a wonderful time."

  • Question

    How do I write a thank you note to someone if it was an anonymous gift?

    If you know something about the person (e.g. they are a colleague but you don't know who), address the group in general. Generally, though, anonymous givers don't want recognition, so there isn't really a need to write a thank you note.


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  • Question

    What if I didn't want the gift and don't like the person?

    The gift you can dispose of, recycle, or pass on to someone else as a gift (just make sure that someone is not the one who gave it to you). If you feel you are obligated to write a thank-you note, just stick to the tried-and-tested phrases: "Dear Sir, Thank you for your kind gift. Regards," and be done with it. Or, just don't write a thank-you note.

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  • Question

    If I'm writing on a note card, can I continue my note on the back of the card?

    Yes, you can do this. Just include an arrow or a "cont'd" at the bottom of the front page to indicate to your recipient that the note continues on the reverse side.

  • Question

    How do I write a note thanking someone about money he gave me?

    Just be honestly sincere, and the rest will just flow.

  • Question

    How do I write a thank you to someone you don't know who sent me a book?

    Just write: "Thank you for your generous gift. I am looking forward to reading it!".

  • Question

    How do I thank someone for inviting me to their father's birthday party?

    Send a card or email, or talk to them in person, and say something like, "Thanks for inviting me to the party! I'm looking forward to it!" Ask if you can bring anything. If the party already happened, you could say, "Thanks for inviting me to the party, I had a wonderful time!"

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Sample letter #1


I have sincerely enjoyed the time that I have spent working with you. It is hard for me to tell you that I am leaving. But I wanted to thank you for all the guidance, support, and encouragement that you have shown me over the years.

I will really miss you, but I will be sure to keep in touch. Once again, thank you for making the workplace so enjoyable.

Best wishes,

[Your Name]

Sample letter #2


I want to express my sincere gratitude for all the support, encouragement, and cooperation you have shown me in my career. Your help opened my eyes to opportunities I never thought of.

In spite of our differences, you went the extra mile to help me attain this new position. Thank you for forgiving all of my past mistakes and for being passionate about my career advancement. I look forward to maintaining an open and honest relationship with you for many years to come.


[Your name]

Alfred Painter said, “Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.” We cannot agree more with him. Truly, there are no.

Thank You Notes and Appreciation Messages for a Colleague

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Thank You Templates to Make Thank You Note Writing a Snap!

Our thank you templates illustrate common elements found in any personal thank you note.

Each include a greeting, such as, "Dear or Dearest _______", to the person you are thanking, followed by a statement of appreciation for the gift, favor, invitation, etc.

Next we include an explanation of how the gift will be used, how the favor helped or how much the business or social event was enjoyed.

Finally, we add a second thank you, followed by an appropriate closing, such as "Sincerely", "Many Thanks", etc. Of course, never forget to sign your name after the closing!

Unfortunately, many think that saying “Thank You” right when we are handed a gift is thanks enough.

However, when we take the time to mail a thank you for that thoughtful gift, we make the giver of the gift feel as special as we did when we received it!

We might also consider sending a thank you for a favor, a kind act, or a job well done.

Wouldn’t our world be better if we took time to write a thank you note to the clerk at the hardware store who helped us find just what we needed to fix the sink—and saved us money on a plumber? It is always a good thing to acknowledge the effort of someone this way, especially if she went out of her way.

It is usually not appropriate to mention the amount of a cash gift. Simply thank him or her for being so generous, and include a statement or two as to how you intend to use the funds.

Use our thank you templates to guide you as you compose a thank you note, or simply copy and paste a template to use as your own. Just remember to replace the “[blanks]” with your personal details!

Thank You Templates

Dear [ name ],

I want you to know how much I appreciate your generous gift. Because of you I will be able to [ buy my college books, pay the rent, do something special just for fun, get that new book I’ve been wanting, etc ].

Thanks again for thinking of me!

[Affectionately, Fondly, Much love, Take care, Warm regards….] [your signature]


Dear [ name ],

Thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending me the [ book (name the title), article of clothing, gift card, flowers, etc ]. You always make me feel so special. I can’t wait to [read it, wear, go shopping, show my kids, etc ].

Thank you so very much!

[Yours truly, With love, With many thanks, Kind regards….] [your signature]

Check out this page for more thank you note writing help. You can also take a peek at our sample thank you notes page for more ideas.

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