How to Write a Thank You Note for Friends

One of the greatest gifts of friendship is that they’re there for you when you need them. When you’re having a tough time, need support or are feeling down it’s friends who pick you up and help you out. They don’t judge they just want what’s best for you. Friends like these are beyond special, and should always be treasured. We’re lucky to have people like that in our lives. Which is why you may want to send them a note or message of thanks. Thank you note for friends are not only polite to send when someone has really gone out of their way to help but they’re also a great way of just generally showing your appreciation to someone.

Maybe a friend has supported you through a really hard time – divorce, bereavement, loss of job etc. Maybe they’ve given you a really great gift. Or maybe you just want to thank them for years of amazing friendship. Send a thank you note and let them know how much they mean to you and you appreciate them.

Use some of the example notes and messages below to either write your own or copy them as they are.

Thank You Notes for Friends Wording Examples

Dear _____

I just wanted to let you know how much I value our friendship. Through thick and thin you’ve always been there for me. If you look up the definition of “friend” in the dictionary there should be a photo of you!
Thanks for everything!


Dear _____,

The last few months have been so tough for me but through it all you’ve been there. I don’t know what I’d have done without your unwavering support and friendship. It means the world to me and I can’t express how much I appreciate it.


Dear ______,

You’re always by my side, never judging me and forever supportive. Basically all the things a great friend is meant to be. And I appreciate that more than words can say. I don’t deserve a friend like you but am so grateful I have one.


Dear ______,

Thank you so much for the lovely gift. You went to so much trouble to find me something you knew I’d love. It’s a lovely, generous gesture and I’m ever so grateful for it. Thank you again!


Dear ______,

I don’t say it enough but you’re a true friend! We’ve had such amazing times together that I can’t imagine my life without you. So I just wanted to to send this note to tell you how thankful I am to have you as a friend. I can’t wait for even more years of fun with you!


Whilst buying a thank you note or card is simple and offers a well written thank you message or gesture it is a little impersonal. If you can try to buy one that allows you to add your own message. Alternatively write a note on blank stationary and include that in a card. You can even send the note on its own in a pretty envelope if you want.

Thank You Card Messages

The messages below are a quick and short message to include in a card.

Thank you for being there when I need you the most note for friends

Thank You for a Gift from Friends

If you receive a gift you should really send a note or message thanking the sender for their thoughtfulness. Use the examples below to help write your own.

Thank You Quotes

A quote can be a great way to express your feelings if you can’t find the right words. Many famous people have said profound and interesting things about giving thanks and friendship so have a look at the quotes below:

Facebook & Social Media Thank You Messages

If you want to thank someone but don’t have the time to get a card and send it, or if you want to thank a large amount of people in one go then using something like Facebook or other social media is a great way to reach out. You can share a short and simple message to thank your friends through these website or apps if you’re in a rush or pushed for time.

Hopefully this guide will have shown you how to write a great thank you message to your friends. Be honest, speak from the heart and let your pals know how grateful you are.