Writing a thank you note to a coworker can help your coworker feel valued.
Putting your words of appreciation into a thank you note is one way to say thank you to coworkers. Good colleagues can make the difference between enjoying your workplace and dreading going to it.
This guide will help you craft a thank you message to your coworkers to express your gratitude by providing suggested wording and sample thank you messages.
What should you say in a thank you note to coworkers?
The wording of your message will depend on why you are thanking them.
- Be specific about why you are thanking them.
- Did they give you a gift?
- Have they helped with your training?
- Did they do you favor?
- Are they leaving the company and you want to send them a goodbye thank you message?
- Did they provide food for a lunch? Surprise the team with bagels?
- Include compliments of the person or the gift.
Wording the thank you message is the hardest part of the note. While I recommend being as specific as possible, here are some short phrases you may want to include.
- You’re the best coworker.
- You’re a great coworker.
- I love working with you.
- I enjoy collaborating with you.
- Thank you for the gift.
- Thank you very much for the present.
- I appreciate the training you’ve given me.
- I appreciate the education and mentoring you’ve provided me.
- I am grateful for your support as we work together.
- Thanks for pitching in with the extra work this week.
- Thank you for helping me with [project/task].
- Thank you so much for your assistance with [project/task].
- You are a kind and generous person.
- You are a generous and compassionate person.
- Working with you is great!
- It’s a pleasure to work with you.
- You’re the best teammates.
Below are full-length sample thank you note messages for coworkers in the following sections. In addition, there are suggestions for how to say thank you to a coworking for helping and for gifts. The samples are only the message part of the note. You can see the full instructions on how to write a thank-you note here.
Review the farewell thank you messages if you or your coworker are leaving the job.
If you need to thank your coworkers after a funeral, please review the coworker section in the after the funeral example messages.
How should you deliver the thank-you note to your coworker?
If you are thanking one coworker I recommend a handwritten note if you are working in the same location as the coworker. Some people love to display them on or near their desks.
You could hand the person the notecard or leave it on their desk (if they have a desk). I do not recommend asking your coworkers for their home addresses.
If you do not have notecards (or want to buy any), there are free printable thank you cards here.
Sending the thank you message via email to a coworker is probably the most common way to deliver the message at offices. And you may want to copy their boss on the email. However, this will depend on why you are thanking your coworker. The boss doesn’t need to know about the gift they gave you for your wedding but may appreciate knowing about help received. Use your best discretion.
How to write a thank you note to a group of coworkers
If you need to thank a group of coworkers, using email will be the easiest option. You can write one thank you message and send the email to everyone simultaneously.
Thanking the group is appropriate for gifts from the entire team or a group of coworkers. You can also use a group email to thank your coworkers who worked together on something with you or helped you out somehow.
Group emails SHOULD NOT be used when receiving individual gifts or help from one coworker. In this case, write each coworker a note for the gift that they gave you.
Thank You Note Messages To Coworkers Examples
#1 Thank you for covering my work while I was out. I was glad to be able to turn over [project name] to you without having to worry about it. I see you did an excellent job handling the details. The client is pleased!
#2 I appreciate your help figuring out the problem with my logic in the custom programming. I was stumped, and your solution was perfect. I am thankful that I can rely on you as a resource. You’re a great coworker.
#3 Thank you for taking me to lunch! That was an unexpected surprise. I enjoyed visiting with you and learning more about your kids. Also, [restaurant name] is one of my favorites!
#4 The magnet you give me is awesome. I love that it is purple and also functional. You know how I feel about clutter! The magnet is also powerful enough to hold up the TPS report.
#5 Thanks for bringing in treats for the team every Friday. Your baked goods are delicious and I look forward to them every week. They are the best part of Friday!
#6 I am grateful for the excellent process guide you made for my team. You added detailed screenshots that should help clarify the process for new people. I appreciate all the time and effort you put into it.
#7 Thank you for being available whenever I need to talk through a problem. Talking with you helps us get to the solution faster. Your insights have saved me hours! I am grateful for your continued guidance, support, and encouragement.
#8 I am thankful that we are on the same team. Your help in explaining how the customers are set up has been beneficial. I am being confident in learning the new material because of your assistance. Thank you for being patient with all of my questions!
#9 Thank you for explaining the aspects of your special project last week. My team should be able to adapt the process for another customer that wants something similar. Your time was well spent and will save us many hours of design time.
#10 I want to thank you for giving me a ride to pick up my car at the tire store when I had an unexpected flat tire. The tire place was not on your way home, but I am thankful I didn’t have to ask someone else. I will treat you to lunch soon!
Thank you coworker for working with me or together examples
#11 Thank you for all your hard work when we work together. I appreciate the time and effort you put into mentoring me. I learn so much about [topic] when we work together.
#12 The time you spend working with me is making a massive difference in my understanding of [topic]. Thank you so much for being a great teammate. Soon, I will be able to work independently (most of the time!).
#13 I was so excited when I learned that we would be working together on [project name]. Finally, I was able to see your hard work in action. Your systems to speed up the workflow are great and ideas I would not have thought of alone. I am grateful for the time we have spent together. Not only we will complete the project sooner, but I can also use the skills I learned from you on my next project.
#14 Thank you for working together as a team on the complicated customer. I am so thankful for everyone’s willingness to work hard and stay late a few nights this week. We make a great team, and I’m sure [boss’s name] will be impressed.
#15 Thank you for working with me last week. I was struggling, and your help and tips helped me meet the deadline. I am grateful to you for sharing your past experiences with me.
#16 You are the best coworker! I just want to thank you again for working with me for the past two weeks. Your dedication to mentoring me will pay off as I am gaining confidence.
#17 Thank you for being a supportive colleague. I appreciate our teamwork when we need to solve a problem regarding [topic]. Brainstorming with you has led to some creative solutions. Working with you is the best!
Related: If you want to thank your coworker for being patient with you (perhaps during training), check out the thank you for your patience examples.
Thank You Messages to a Group of Coworkers
Note: This section of examples, is for notes written from a coworker to a group of coworkers, such as their team. There is another post for thank you messages to employees written by a boss.
As noted above, thanking a group of coworkers can be done by sending an email to all of them at the same time (one email sent to all the recipients).
#18 I want to thank you for covering my work while I was on maternity leave. I appreciate the extra time you put in. My clients were all happy with their support and passed on their thanks. Please let me know whenever I can help you out.
#19 Teamwork makes the dream work! Thank you, my teammates, for helping with the reporting at the end of the quarter. I’ve let Boss’s Name know that you all contributed. Your help meant that I didn’t have to work all weekend alone, which I really appreciated.
#20 Thanks for your collaboration on the big project. At the start, it felt like a daunting task. However, working together as a team made it doable. Getting everyone’s input and deciding the best way forward helped us quickly achieve excellent results. Also, thank you for your continued support as the project comes to an end.
#21 I really enjoy working together with all of you. It makes [company name] a fun place to work. Thank you for helping me [task/project name] last week. I was grateful for the help and appreciated the excellent teamwork, and I consider all of you good friends.
#22 Thank you for helping ease my workload last week. The extra request from [client/for the project] felt overwhelming. I was grateful for all of the support when you heard what happened. This team continues to be the best!
#23 I am thankful for your teamwork and for being good colleagues. Working together on the project was more manageable when we worked hard together. The client was pleased with the presentation. Thank you all for your invaluable input.
#24 Thank you all for providing your wealth of experience when the new project was assigned to me. There were so many unknown details, and I am grateful for the suggestions on how to tackle it. Having senior colleagues that I can rely on for help has been amazing. I appreciate all of the support and help as I grow in the position.
Thank you note to a coworker for a gift messages
#25 Thank you for the box of chocolates for my birthday. It was a nice surprise, and I enjoyed every bite. You’re a wonderful friend and coworker.
#26 Thanks for the gift card to [Name of place]. That was an unexpected surprise. I will enjoy spending it next weekend. It’s thought that you remembered that I would be visiting [location] soon. You help make this a fun place to work.
#27 You are an amazing coworker and friend. Thank you for making the cake for my birthday. I also appreciate the cat picture frame. It’s going to look great on my desk with a picture of my calicos in it.
#28 Thank you for the thoughtful gift. I’m glad we’ve become friends while working together on the team. The coffee smells delicious, and I am looking forward to enjoying a cup tomorrow morning.
#29 Thank you for surprising me with a birthday party at the office. Also, the cats are going to love the new cat toys. I am very impressed that the cake was cat-themed. We have some interesting people on the team, including me!
Thank you note to a coworker for wedding gifts
#30 Thank you team, for the wedding gifts. The shower was a nice surprise. The kitchen utensils are wonderful and will be helpful once we are married and cooking our own food. Our mothers have spoiled us!
#31 The gifts you choose for us are perfect. We will enjoy [list out the gifts here]. We appreciate your generosity as we start our life together!
#32 My husband and I thank you for the wedding money. We will use it for a dining room table set. We hope to see you all at the wedding!
#33 Thank you for the food processor and blender set. I am excited to use them for food prep and making the dressing. It was very nice of you all to contribute towards gifts for us!
#34 We thank you for the wedding shower and gifts. The cake was great and we love the flannel sheets. Also, thank you to all of you for covering my work while we are on the honeymoon!
Related: Wedding Thank You Note Messages
Thank you note to a coworker for baby gifts
Related: Thank You Note for Gifts After Baby
#35 I am excited to try out cloth diapers when the baby comes. I had no idea there were so many different brands. Thank you for providing a wide selection. I will try them all to see which ones baby and I like best.
#36 Thank you for the Pack and Play. This will be wonderful to have when we visit family. I’m happy to work on such a generous team! The little toys are cute too!
#37 The outfits for the twins are adorable! I love the colors and that you found cute stuff for boy/girl twins. Thank you so much!
#38 Thank you for the baby gifts. The toys are interactive which seems like a good thing these days. Thank you for being so supportive as my husband, and I begin a new chapter in life with our first baby!
#39 Wow! Thanks for the stroller. I plan to walk every day once the baby comes. Is that realistic? We can have baby chats once I return to work! Thanks again!
#40 Thank you for providing the travel swing. When we visit family, this will be quite useful. Also, the small toys are adorable! I’m thrilled to be a part of such a generous team. Thank you for celebrating my new baby.
#41 Thank you for the cute cat-themed clothes for [Baby Name]. I hope she grows up to like cats as much as we do. I appreciate the diapers too!
I hope the example messages provided inspiration for you to write a thank you note to your coworkers.
A little gratitude in the workplace through words of appreciation can go a long way to encourage teamwork and friendships.
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