Saying thank you for the advice is thoughtful and kind. With a few sentences, you can show your appreciation for the advice.
Of course, how you word the “Thank you for your advice” message will depend on the situation. For example, what you say to a colleague will differ from what you say to your best friend.
Thank You for Your Advice or Advise?
The difference between advice and advise is that advice is a noun, and advise is a verb.
Advice is a noun, as it represents the opinion or suggestion given to you.
Advise is a verb that is the process of receiving advice.
For example, you will want to say I appreciate your advice, and not I appreciate your advise. However, thank you for advising me is appropriate since advising is the verb.
You can read more about the advice vs. advise differences here.
How To Thank Someone for Advice Tips
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. So here are a few tips to help you say thanks for the advice. Example messages will follow.
Tip #1: The best way to thank someone for their for advice is with a specific thank you message. Express what the advice was and how it impacted you.
Tip #2: If you are stumped for words, a short one-line, Thank you for your advice, is better than not saying thank you. You can also add a word to compliment the advice, such as:
- Thank you for your valuable advice.
- Thank you for your thoughtful advice.
- Thank you for your kind advice.
Tip #3: If someone gives you advice in an email and you are not sure yet if you will take their advice, an appropriate response is, “Thank you for your advice. I will consider it and let you know.”
Tip #4: You may also want to check out the examples in the thank you for the information post, as it may be possible for your situation to substitute the word information with advice.
Tip #5: In sensitive or very personal situations, you may not want to include revealing details if you think there is a chance someone other than the intended recipient will see your note.
Tip #6: If you feel like you want to with more than a thank-you note, you could consider giving them a gift card to a restaurant or a store that they like to shop at. Or check out or list of thank you gift ideas.
Tip #7: Thanks for your advice may be considered casual, which is fine for most situations. Thank you for your advice sounds more professional. Using Thank you instead of Thanks is recommended for professional situations.
Thank You for Your Advice Template
Here is a template that can be used for a thank you email or a handwritten thank you note.
Note: Fill in words in [brackets] as appropriate.
Dear [Person’s Name],
Thank you for giving me advice about [advice topic]. Then a sentence explaining how you benefited from the advice or how it helped solve the problem. Add any other details you would like to include.
Sincerely (or another closing),
Examples #1, #2, and #3 below can also be used as templates.
Advice Thank You Note Message Examples
Note: The samples will not include the greeting or closing, but be sure to include them in your note or email.
#1 You are a great listener! Thank you for giving me advice about [topic]. I have considered the options you laid out. After careful consideration, I have decided to [say what action step you are taking]. Thanks again for discussing all the options with me.
#2 I appreciated your valuable input about [topic]. You have a way of clarifying things that makes sense to me and helps me to sort through the choices. After our conversation, I decided to [whatever your decision is].
#3 Thank you for your advice and support. As always, I am grateful to hear your viewpoint. Your latest advice about [topic] helped me consider new possible choices. I had been so fixated on [whatever you thought was the best choice] that I couldn’t think of other options. So I will be doing [what you decided to do]. Thanks again for being so willing to help me figure things out.
General Thank You For Advice Note Examples
Here are some more thank you for the advice thank you examples.
#4 Thank you for the excellent advice about [topic]. It wasn’t what I wanted to hear, but considering your advice later, I now believe it’s best. I am glad that you talked to me about it.
#5 Thank you for your guidance as I navigate [topic/situation]. You’ve always been a great mentor to me, and I value your advice and support. It’s hard to measure your impact on my life, but I know it’s been significant.
#6 Thank you for meeting me at Starbucks this week. I have been thinking about your advice all week and have decided to take it. I will talk to [Person’s Name] soon to see if they agree that [option you what to take] is the next best step.
#7 Thank you for your kind advice about how to handle my current situation. I felt stuck and was feeling defeated. I appreciate that you gave me excellent suggestions on how to move forward. You helped me to see things in a different light.
#8 I want to let you know that your advice is greatly appreciated. Since you have been married for [number of years] longer than me, I like hearing your tips for a successful marriage. [Spouse’s Name] and I have benefited from your words of wisdom and your years of experience.
#9 Thank you for your advice about the best time to visit Iceland. We will be planning our vacation for during the Northern Lights season.
Job or Career Advice Note Examples
Sometimes we receive advice from a colleague, team member, or boss.
#1 I am thankful for your opinion about the position in your department. I am grateful for the extra details you were able to provide beyond the job description. Because of your input, I have decided not to apply for the position as it’s not what I am looking for as a next career step. I hope your department finds the right person soon.
#2 You are a wonderful friend. Thanks for advising me on the job I was considering applying for when I contacted you. Because of what you said about taking a risk to try something different, I will apply for the job! I also updated my resume based on your feedback. I will let you know if I get an interview.
#3 Figuring out my career path has been difficult. Thank you for sharing your view that I don’t need to have my entire career path planned out before I even graduate high school! I’m getting so much mail from colleges that it’s hard to navigate. My parents were glad that you talked to me.
#4 Thank you for your advice on how to deal with my challenging coworker. I will check with our boss to see if we can do some personality quizzes, which could help us learn how to work better with each other. I will let you know how it goes! Perhaps, she and I will be friends soon.
#5 Thank you for your advice and guidance regarding my job situation. I feel more confident about job interviews now and will work through the practice questions you gave me. Talking with you was a good decision! Can we do a mock job interview next Tuesday?
#6 Thank you for your advice and support. Also, I appreciate you for taking the time to show me your Excel tricks. I will be scheduling another meeting to learn more from you next month.
#7 Thank you very much for your advice. After our conversation, I feel confident looking for a new position. Changing jobs feels like it will be best in the long run.
#8 You’ve been an enormous help. Thank you for your advice yesterday. I’ve scheduled a meeting with the boss next week to review my suggestions for improving the team culture. Your sound advice and counsel gave me the courage to share my ideas.
#9 My new manager has been challenging to work for. Thank you for your advice and support on how to move forward. I will attempt to talk with him next week, and hopefully, the result will improve things for all the employees. I will let you know how it works out.
#10 Thank you for your career advice! After talking with you about the math and science programs at [School Name], I have decided to submit my application for next year. I hope to follow in your footsteps!
Money Advice Note Examples
These thank you for the advice examples are about money.
#1 I appreciate your thoughts on how to make a balanced budget. Your advice was quite valuable. Using your example, I have made a spreadsheet for tracking my spending in categories. I will also be ordering The Total Money Makeover. Thanks to your help, I have saved $200 and will have an emergency fund soon. Also, thank you for your ideas on how to make money online.
#2 I love your ideas on how I can save money! Thank you for your creative ideas. I look forward to feeling more in control of my money and not being broke all the time, and I will read I Will Teach You to Be Rich.
#3 Thank you for your advice and suggestions on how to invest money. My parents did not teach me anything about money, so I’m thankful for the time you will spend with me on this matter. As a result, I am slowly gaining confidence in my understanding of how money works.
#4 I appreciate your advice about online banking. I was unaware that saving accounts online can have higher interest rates than my local credit union. I will be opening an account at [Online Bank Name] soon.
#5 Thanks for advising me on the best uses of credit cards over debit cards. I didn’t appreciate the differences until I started asking you questions. I’ve opened a credit card and will be racking up some travel points.
More Thank You For The Advice Examples
These examples will help show you how to thank you for the advice for various situations.
#1 Thank you for the advice about my relationship with [Person’s Name]. As you know, we’ve had a rough week. Talking things out with you helped me gain a new perspective. I approached [Person’s Name] last night and discussed your suggestions with him. We have resolved this, and we are both feeling better about the situation.
#2 Thank you for your cat behavior advice. I am trying out the Feliway with introducing my new cat since it helped your two become friends. I hope it works as well for my cats as it did for yours.
#3 Thank you for the cat food recommendations. As you know, the choices can be overwhelming with so many healthy brands now. I am grateful to take advantage of the research that you already did. I have decided to go with [brand/variety].
#4 I am glad we connected regarding gluten-free eating. You have done so well with it. Thank you for advising me on how to transition my family now that [family member’s name] has been diagnosed with Celiac disease.
#5 Thank you for your list of places that hire teenagers. We also appreciate your advice on the best way for our son to apply for positions.
#6 You are a great advice giver when it comes to cooking. I value your experience. And thank you for helping me learn how to soft boil eggs. They are perfect over breakfast hash.
#7 Your advice on which keyboard to buy was spot on. I like how quiet the keys are when I type, and you were right that I would love it a wireless keyboard. I can also use it with my phone, and it’s easy to put into my large bag when I travel.
#8 Thank you for your advice regarding Apple stock. I have a much better understanding now about how to evaluate individual stocks. I will probably contact you again soon about other stocks.
#9 Thank you for your excellent advice over the years. This note is a little overdue as it’s become easy to rely on your wisdom. My life is better because of you!
#10 The advice you gave me about how to get the stain out of my shirt worked! My favorite shirt is looking awesome again. I am glad I asked for your help! Your laundry knowledge saved me from buying a new shirt.
#11 Thank you for advising me on choosing a perfume. I will look for free perfume samples to help me discover what I like. Also, trying them for free will allow me to test a few fragrances.
#12 Thank you for your kind advice about meal plans. I greatly appreciate you helping me learn how to eat healthy without asking me to change everything all at once. You’re a great friend.