16 Great Words of Thanks

Taking some time to show employee appreciation and gratitude can go a long way in increasing productivity. More than 81% of employees claim that showing appreciation gets them to work harder. However, an estimated 68% of employees find that they are not shown enough appreciation. The following listing of words of thanks serve as great examples to the types of messages you can use to relay your feelings of appreciation.

Don’t ever take the people in your life for granted. Thank them for what they are to do, before it is too late.

If you want to live a life without regrets, never forget to thank someone who has helped you even in the tiniest way possible.

It’s people like you who make the difference in this world and though you may not hear it often, you are appreciated very much. You are the kind of person who will never be forgotten.

Life by itself is a gift. Everyday that comes by is a gift from above, wrapped in invisible paper. Hence it called ‘present.’

Perfect is the word that comes to mind when I try to describe your gift. I don’t think I could have given myself anything better. Thanks for knowing me well.

Saying a simple ‘thank you’ is one of the effortless and least expensive things you can do for someone. But for some reason, it is the most powerful thing.

Somehow you knew exactly what I wanted, and I didn’t even know what I wanted. You’re an amazing gift giver.

Thank you for everything your doctors and nurses gave us during my stay in hospital and also for loving and caring for me.

Thank you for the much-needed _________. I was relieved when I opened your gift and knew I wouldn’t have to worry about it anymore. Thanks.

Thank you very much for helping me out when I needed help. You probably helped more than you think you did. Thank you.

You are a blessing from God. I don’t know any other way to explain how much help you have been lately. I don’t know what I would do without you. I feel blessed.

You have given me encouragement and hope in a difficult time. I am grateful for your support. Thanks for being there for me.

You made me feel like a special person when I opened your gift. I knew that you spent time, effort, and energy to make sure it was awesome. Thank you.

You made my day when I opened your gift/card. What a fun gift. Thank you for making my day.

You showed me your generosity by giving me money with my card. Think you.

You surprised me when I opened my gift. I couldn’t believe what you’d given me. You knocked my socks off.

One of the most important aspects of showing thanks to your employees is to first understand what they appreciation in return. Three forth of employees find pay raises to be a way of showing value and feeling appreciated for their work. Others like to receive unexpected treats and rewards or become involved in decision making opportunities. The infographic below outlines some other important ways to show appreciation.

The Power of Employee Appreciation