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9 Ways to Say Thank You

Find better ways to say “Thank you for your help” and “Thanks for all that you do.” Read on for meaningful gestures, gift ideas, and different ways to say thank you.

9 Ways to Say Thank You

Another Way to Say Thank You

Saying thank you should be easy, right? It’s just two little words. But sometimes there are occasions where a simple thank you won’t seem like enough. So how do you thank someone in a way that truly expresses how grateful you are? 

Let’s take a look at how to say thank you meaningfully through different gestures, gifts, and messages.


Unique Ways to Say Thank You 

Check out these one-of-a-kind and creative ways to say thank you. 

Thank You Videos

Let someone know exactly how you feel about them and the impact they’ve had. Gather heartfelt messages of gratitude and create a meaningful thank you video that lets the recipient know how much they’re appreciated. 

Collect thank you video messages for teachers from their students; coaches from their team; daycare providers from kids and parents; military members from their community; and employees from their supervisors and coworkers. Whoever the recipient is, they’ll be touched to see so many familiar faces offer thoughtful messages of thanks.

Thank You eCards

One of the best ways to express your gratitude is to write them a special message that demonstrates how much you appreciate them. 

Online Thank You cards give you the option to write a personalized message inside each card and also include a short video that lets the recipient know how much they’re appreciated. You can even add a cherished photo to select designs, customize the card’s fonts and colors, and include a gift card for an extra special thank you. Browse a wide range of cards for different occasions and recipients, including Teacher Thank You cards and Professional Thank You cards for employees, and send them from your phone in minutes. 

Donation in Their Honor

Make a donation in someone’s honor for an unexpected and thoughtful way to say thank you. Ask your special someone if they have a favorite charity or simply donate to a cause close to their heart. Typically, charities send emails or letters to honorees letting them know that a donation has been made in their name. If they don’t send notifications, be sure to share the good news yourself! 

Easy & Meaningful Ways to Say Thank You

Sometimes the best way to thank someone is also the simplest. Read on for some easy and meaningful ways to express gratitude. 


Have you ever had a neighbor shovel your driveway while you were away? Or have a friend watch your kids when an emergency popped up? For any act of kindness or show of support, say thank you by offering to return the favor. It’s important to note that you don’t have to reciprocate with the same exact favor; simply let someone know that you’re willing to help them whenever they need it. 

Pay it Forward

When someone performs a good deed and you offer to return the favor, sometimes they’ll politely refuse. If this happens, it’s best to perform an act of kindness for someone else. The person who refused your offer will be happy to know that their good deed inspired you to pay it forward so that another can benefit from their goodwill!

Spread the Word

Did an employee go above and beyond for a project? Did a friend help you when you were in a pinch? Let others know! Whether it’s through a company-wide email or social media platform, share what this person did and why you’re grateful. The recipient will appreciate the acknowledgement and your good news might motivate others to do and be their best.

Thank You Gift Ideas

Gifts certainly aren’t necessary to express your gratitude, but sometimes a token of appreciation can go a long way. Here are a few thank you gift ideas to help get you started.

Gift Cards

Say thank you and brighten someone’s day with a gift card to their favorite bookstore, coffee shop, or online retailer. Gift cards are the perfect way to treat someone to something special, big or small. And don’t forget: you can send gift cards online inside digital thank you cards!

Delicious Baked Goods

Sweeten your thank you with yummy brownies, cupcakes, or cookies. Take the time to make something from scratch to show the recipient that you truly appreciate what they did for you. Or pick up a delectable gift basket. They're sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness (and the delicious treat!).

Fun Outing

Surprise someone special with dinner at a gourmet restaurant, tickets to their favorite sporting event, a trip to the spa, or private cooking lessons. Picking an activity that reflects the recipient’s interests and personality is a thoughtful way to express your gratitude, and the recipient will love the chance to try something new!

Different Ways to Say Thank You

Find the right words to show your appreciation beyond “Thank you for your help.” Check out these alternative expressions of gratitude and other words for thank you.

  • I’m grateful for your help.
  • I appreciate all that you’ve done. 
  • Where would I be without you?
  • I couldn’t have done this without you.
  • Your help means the world to me. 
  • I’m forever indebted.
  • I owe you big time.
  • When I think about things I’m grateful for, you are always on the list.
  • I can’t begin to explain how much your support means to me.
  • What you did for me was a big deal. 
  • Your kindness warmed my heart.
  • Please accept my deepest thanks. 
  • I am so thankful for what you did.
  • I want you to know how much I value your support.

Before you express your gratitude to someone, be sure to take some time to reflect on what they’ve done for you. Whether you choose to say thank you with a video message, blueberry muffins, or a good deed of your own, the recipient will be grateful for your thoughtfulness!