Writing a thank you letter is a nice gesture, especially if the gift was unexpected or thoughtful.
In gratitude letters for gifts, you express your appreciation for the gift recipient. Gifts are expensive, time-consuming, and require energy. In other words, you should thank that person whose time, effort, and devotion were invested in your cause.
The technology of today makes it easy to connect people through many means, but a personal thank you letter will always add a personal touch and make the recipient feel special.
Here are some samples of thank you letters to get you started.
Gift Thank You Letter Tips
A gift may be accompanied by any number of different scenarios in which you would like to thank that person. The following tips may be helpful regardless of the circumstances.
- Mention the gift that you received.
- Explain what you will do with the gift
- Say thanks (duh).
Here are a couple of situations and sample letters for each.
Gift Thank You Letter Samples
Thanking a Boss for a Bonus MM/DD/YY [Name] [Title] [Organization] [Address] [City, State, Zip Code] Dear Mr. [Name], I wanted to take a moment to enjoy the generous bonus you gave me this year. As a member of XYZ Company, I feel privileged. Supporting and caring for your employees is truly commendable. XYZ employs me, and I'm proud of that fact. The gestures that you make will not go unnoticed. As appreciative as a man can be. A portion of the bonus will be used to renovate our roof, which we have put off for a few years. So thank you very much, sir. A great year lies ahead. I am looking forward to the challenges and rewards ahead. Sincerely, [Your Name]
When you receive a gift from your boss, thanking them can be challenging. A letter that is overly gushy and two pages long is a mistake you should avoid. Professionalism is key.
Let’s now look at how to write a thank you letter for a graduation gift.
Thanks for The Generous Gift MM/DD/YY [Name] [Address] [City, State, Zip Code] Dear [Name], My sincere gratitude goes out to you for this generous gift. Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to attend my graduation party. I truly appreciate the watch you bought me as it is one of the most useful gifts I have ever received. My gratitude is difficult to express. The perfect gift was a watch. Obviously, I understand the need to value my time as my most precious asset right now. At the end of this month, my internship will come to an end. A number of renowned companies have already made me offers of employment. In order to make a final decision, I might need your astute advice and suggestions. Please accept my sincere thanks for your gift. I hope to give this to one of my children one day, as it will be with me for a long time to come. Sincerely, [Your Name]
There is no need to keep the letter formal when you are writing a thank you note to a friend or family member you know well. Put yourself in the person’s shoes when writing to them. Use the same language you’d use when talking to him or her.