19 Quick Thanks for the Donuts Messages

If you want to say more than “thanks for the donuts”, below you will find suggested wording.

With more than 10 million donuts made every year (just in the United States!), perhaps you’ve been offered a donut recently.

Donuts are a common treat shared at office kitchens or brought meetings.  I’ve also attended churches where donuts are available before each service.

Or maybe the donuts appeared on a National Donut Day (in June and November) or National Cream-Filled Donut Day in September.

Quick Donut Notes: 

  • Is it doughnuts or donuts? You can read the history here, as either spelling is acceptable. I’ve chosen to use the more modern spelling of “donut” as that is also how I would typically write it. If you prefer “doughnut” you can spell it that way in your thank you message.
  • If you feel like adding a funny donut joke or pun to your note, check out the list here.
  • Keep in my mind that a simple, one-line thanks message may also be sufficient as donuts are in many situations, shared with a group and not given as a gift to one person (although that is possible!).

Easy Steps to Say “thanks for the donuts”

Step 1: Start your note with “Thanks for the donuts” or “Thank you for the donuts.”

Step 2 (optional):  If coffee is involved too, you can add “and coffee” following donuts. Hot Chocolate, milk, or other beverage can be subbed as appropriate for coffee.

Step 3: Choose a suggested second sentence from below.

So, if you had coffee, and choose #5 below, your note would be:

Thank you for the donuts and coffee. What a nice treat to start the day!

If you want to send a complete thank you note (with greeting and closing), instead of a quick instant message or a text, there are a template and example at the bottom of the post.

Second sentence suggestions:

#1 They were delicious.

#2 Donuts from [Donut Place Name] are my new favorite!

#3 They were the best donuts ever!

#4 It’s fun to socialize while eating them.

#5 What a nice treat to start the day!

#6 I enjoyed the cream filled with chocolate frosting the most.

#7 It’s a fun treat on donut day!

#8 They are always a welcome surprise.

#9 I am very impressed that you made them homemade!

#10 I liked them a lot and it felt good to start the day with a fun team meeting.


#1 I appreciate the sweet treat recognizing the team’s hard work.

#2 They were a fun way to celebrate my anniversary with the team.

#3 They were a delicious treat at the project meeting.

#4 You’re a fun boss to bringing them in for the team meeting.

#5 You’re wonderful for remembering my birthday.

Donuts at church or another place where donuts are routinely provided

#1 I look forward to the treat each Sunday [change day as needed].

#2 Having the donuts helps make it easier to chat with visitors.

#3 The kids love them!

#4 We like the variety of choices, and we discuss our favorite from the day during a Sunday lunch.

Complete thank you note template and example

This template can be used if emailing the thank you or mailing a handwritten note.

Example #1

Dear [Person’s Name],

Thank you for the donuts. [Any of the suggested messages above]. [Perhaps, a third sentence to make your note “better“].

Thanks again (or another closing),

[Your Name]

Example #2

Dear Randy,

Thanks for the donuts and coffee at the team meeting on Monday. They were a nice surprise and treat and helped the team feel relaxed.

Thanks again,


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About The Author
Heidi has been writing thank you notes for more than 30 years and is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes. Her goal is to help people write better thank-you notes by providing tips and examples.