21 Thank You For The Gift Card Messages

In this post, you will learn how to thank someone for a gift card.

When giving gifts, some people prefer to give gift cards instead of cash, even when recipients may prefer money.

Gift cards can be a gift for many different occasions such as baby showers, weddings, holidays, graduations, birthdays, and more. In addition, they may be a thoughtful gift from your boss, coworker, friends, or family.

There will be a template below and examples to help you write a thank you card to say thank you and express your gratitude when you’ve received a gift card.

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Thank You For the Gift Card Template

Note: Replace words in [brackets] as appropriate. And you can read more about writing a good thank-you note here.

Dear [Name],

Thank you for the card to [gift card place] for my [occasion – baby shower, birthday, etc.] I appreciate your generous gift—[Optional – write what you used (or will use) the gift card towards]. [Then add another sentence or two with compliments, happy to see them, enjoyed the restaurant, etc.].


[Your Name]


  • The template follows the format of a handwritten thank you card or email. If you are sending a less formal text message, you could remove the opening and closing and consider including a picture of your gift card.
  • If you received the gift card in the mail, writing a thank you note is a way to let the giver know that you received it.
  • When saying thank you for a gift card, you do not need to mention the specific dollar amount of the gift card.
  • Use a free tool like Grammarly to check your grammar.
  • Take time to choose the design of your thank you card, especially when you know the recipient will appreciate a handwritten note.

5 Short Gift Card Thank You Messages

These messages can be quickly sent in a text message or added to a full-length thank you note. Remember that the best thank you notes are specific.

  1. Thank you for the [Place] gift card.
  2. Thank you for the gift card to [Place].
  3. I really appreciate the gift card. Thanks!
  4. You are the best! Thanks for the gift card for my birthday (or another event).
  5. Thank you for thinking of me! I appreciate the [Place] gift card.

Thank You For the Gift Card Messages

Note: These examples will only include the thank you message. Please include the opening, closing, and sign your name for your actual handwritten card or email.

#1 Thank you for the gift card to [Restaurant name] for my birthday. [Spouse Name] and I enjoyed a lovely dinner on Friday night. We had a wonderful evening spending time together without the kids. Thank you so much for your generous gift.

#2 Thank you for the [Restaurant name] gift card for my birthday. On Friday night, [Spouse Name] and I had a wonderful meal. We spent a fantastic evening together without the children. Thank you very much for your thoughtful gift.

#3 Thank you for the Visa gift card for Christmas. I will have fun spending it on a nice lunch out and new hiking boots. I will have so much fun going on a little shopping spree. I really appreciate you remembering me.

#4 I appreciate the Visa gift card you sent me for Christmas. I’m looking forward to spending it on a nice meal and some new shoes. Going on a shopping spree will be so much fun for me. Thank you so much!

#5 I am grateful for the Visa gift card you sent for my birthday. The birthday card was beautiful too. I love that it had cats on it. There is a good chance that I will spend the gift card on the cats at the pet store. Thank you for making me feel special.

#6 We are thankful for the gift card to [fun place for kids] that you gave us last week. We will take the kids on the next rainy day. [Place] is a great way to keep them busy, and they will have a great time. You have my gratitude for thinking of my family!

#7 You are a great friend! I really appreciate the gift card to Starbucks. It was a pleasant surprise. With my busy schedule, I enjoy having coffee made for me. Thank you so much for being so thoughtful.

#8 Thank you for the Apple gift card for my graduation, and I am grateful for your support. I will be using it towards a new phone before I had off to college in the fall. Also, thank you for coming to my party and helping my day feel special.

#9 Thanks for the gift card after my recent promotion. It feels good to be recognized. As you know, [Restaurant Name] is my favorite, and I appreciate the kind gesture.

#10 Thank you for the Amazon gift card at my baby shower. I will probably use it for diapers in a few months after the supply from the baby shower runs out. It meant the world to me that you were there at the shower to help celebrate my new baby. Thank you for always being there for me.

#11 I appreciate the Amazon gift card. I’ll probably use it for diapers. That sounds boring, but I love practical gifts. Thank you for attending the shower. My family and I were so happy to see you and catch up with you. 

#12 You’ve been the best mother-in-law, and I’m pleased to share the baby’s life with you. I am grateful for the [Store Name] gift card you gave me at the shower and will use it for diapers and other baby things. I will wait and see what is needed after the baby is born. Thank you again. Your support is very much appreciated.

#13 Thank you for the thoughtful card and gift card to [Place]. I was happily surprised that you remembered my birthday. I was delighted when I saw the card in the mailbox.

#14 Thank you for the Redbubble gift card for my [birthday]. I plan to order a cat t-shirt and some note cards with unique cat art with your gift card.

#15 I was so surprised that you left me a [Restaurant Name] gift card when pet sitting for your cats and dogs. I enjoy spending time with them, especially the cats. I am looking forward to having a great dinner at [Restaurant Name] soon. Thank you so much.

#16 You are a wonderful person. Thank you for surprising me with a Chipotle gift card last week. It was so nice of you to remember me as I was going through a difficult time. I will enjoy the convenience of eating out very soon and appreciate your friendship.

#17 Thank you for the Home Depot gift card for Father’s Day. I am saving up gift cards until I can get a new [expensive item]. Your Mom and I were happy that you came over for the day. Seeing you felt like the best gift.

#18 Thank you for mailing me a [Store Name] gift card for Christmas. I will be shopping for new jeans and a sweater soon. Also, I am looking forward to seeing in next week for lunch.

#19 Thanks for the gift card to [Place]! I really appreciate you for thinking of me on my birthday. I will think of you when I’m spending the gift card. Thank you for indulging my shopping habit on my special day. I love you.

#20 I want to let you know that I received the gift card to [Place] in the mail. Your generous gift will help me feed the kids this week. You’re a thoughtful, caring person to help us out like this. The time you spend with us is also much appreciated.

#21 The gift card to [Place] is perfect. I am so thankful to have you in my life and appreciate your generosity. You’ve been so good to me. I will have fun shopping at [Place] soon.

Thank You For The Gift Card Summary

Saying thank you for the gift cards you have received is a great way to express your gratitude.

Whether from your boss, mom, friend, coworker, or another person, take a few minutes to write a personal note with your thanks.

Thank you note wording can feel like a challenge, so this article provides sample thank you messages to help you say thank you for a gift card.

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Author: Heidi Bender

Title: Writer

Expertise: Thank You Notes

Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. She aims to help people write thank-you notes by providing examples and tips. She is the author of She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.