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How To Write A Retirement Gift Thank You Note

Congratulations on your retirement! After years of service, you finally get to relax. Now you just need to write some nice notes to say thank you for your awesome and generous retirement gifts. 

 It is very kind of your colleagues to recognize your input to the organization over the years and your value as an associate. 

We are here to help. Below you will find  dozens of well written original thank you sayings for you to use. Let the people who remembered you know how much you appreciate it. 

older hands passing a retirement gift.

How Do You Say Thank You For A Retirement Gift?

  • Thank you for making my retirement day so joyful with your heartfelt wishes and delightful gifts!
  • My heart will never forget your generosity. 
  • Many thanks for your thoughtful present! I’ve already used it multiple times and I love it. You know me pretty well, don’t you?
  • No one makes me feel as important and appreciated like you do. Thank you for throwing me such an amazing retirement party. 
  • I really adore my gift, and trust me when I say that I’ll think of you whenever I use it!
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  • I can’t believe you all went all out for my retirement party. From the bottom of my heart, thank you very much!
  • Your gift caught me by surprise! For that reason and many others, you’re officially so awesome. 
  • Your kindness is like diamond, rare and beautiful. 

I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.

  • You clearly put a lot of time and effort into making sure that my party was a hit – and it certainly paid off! I can’t thank you enough.
  • I am so lucky to have you and your warm-heartedness in my long life.
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Retirement Gift Appreciation Sayings

  • You were the reason why work was a much better place to be.
  • I’ve truly enjoyed working with you. I will always be fascinated by your keen attention to detail, outstanding work ethic, and pure kindness. 
  • Thank you for believing in my abilities when no one else did, and helping me succeed in my role as (insert job title here).
  • You are one hella fun co-worker, and thanks for guiding me through the challenging times.
  • Years from now, when I think of the highlights of my career, you will definitely pop up in my fondest memories of it. 
  • I’m glad I’m retiring, but nice people like you ALMOST makes it really sad. Our work relationship was one I will remember. 
  • It was a pleasure working with you! All I can say is good luck in finding somebody as cool as I am.
  • Our memories will forever rest in my mind. 
  • You’re not just a colleague, you’re a good friend… so we’ll certainly keep in touch!
  • Deciding to work for you was the best choice I have ever made. 
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  • Wow, thanks for the retirement gift! I have never had anything like it, rest assured that I will keep it safe and polished. Sending you back lots of love and God bless you!
  • Your efforts in finding me the perfect retirement gift is highly appreciated. Words simply can’t express my gratitude. 
  • On my retirement day, my friends and colleagues bombarded me with retirement gifts… but yours surely stood out. Thank you for the special gift! 
  • My dear co-worker, I would never replace our years working in this corporate world with anything else. I’m happy to have made a friend for life, man. Thank you for showering me with such a magnificent gift!
  • Getting what I wanted for years on my retirement day is just a cherry on top of a cake, and it’s all thanks to you! It is nothing short of memorable. 
  • The watch you gave me was the most beautiful watch I’ve ever laid my eyes on. However it got me thinking… time will pass, but this piece of art serves as a reminder of all the wonderful times we’ve spent together, both in the office and at the bar after work. Thank you!

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  • Thank you for the gorgeous retirement gift and glamorous retirement party! It was more than I could’ve ever dreamt of, but just as precious as our friendship.
  • People say that a friend knows yourself better than you know, and you proved it right. I thought I could never get this and then you came in like a knight in shining armor, making my dream come true. Much thanks!
  • This is for sure the best gift I have gotten so far. I have always admired your taste in antiques and fine things. I will treasure it, my friend, along with all the beautiful moments we have created together. Thank you and let’s keep in touch!
  • My dear friend, thank you for giving me the most stunning bouquet of flowers in my retirement day. My house smells of those fresh red roses, and I couldn’t ask for anything better. May God bless you and your family! 

Sample Thank You Sayings For Retirement Gift

  • My dear colleagues, I have never been more overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness and generosity. All your gifts were incredible. I would like to say thank you for them, as well as the love and support you have given me over the years. May God’s rewards to each of your lives be plentiful!
  • Thanks for the most gorgeous and irreplaceable retirement gift anyone could ever have. I wish you much success in all your future works! 
  • There’s nothing to describe your retirement gift other than being out of this world. I will always keep it as a treasured memento. Thanks for giving me the perfect end to my career!
  • This is the best gift an old man/woman like me could ever get. It will definitely help me a lot. Once again, thank you so much and I wish you all the best to come! 
  • It is unusual for people my age to receive such fancy gifts, and yours unquestionably put a huge smile on my face. My heart is overflowing with joy. I hope you’ll have a wonderful life ahead. Thank you! 
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  • I always thought about how I would spend my time after retirement, but after you gave me this chessboard, I know now how to fill my days. Whenever I see it, I will think of you, one of the best men I have ever met. Thank you for the gift, our friendship and all the unforgettable moments. I wish you nothing but the greatest things in life! 
  • Your gift of ___________ is the best and esteemed gift that I got on my retirement day. Now I can play _______with my family and spend some valuable time with them. Thank you so, very much. I’ll talk to you very soon. 
  • Who would’ve thought that anyone would give me a ________ on my retirement day? Playing ____ is my absolute hobby, not to mention on a ____! I can never thank you enough, now I can play whatever music anytime I want. When you come by, I’ll be happy to play you some melodies to soothe your soul.
  • What a great privilege it is to have been your colleague! A wonderful person like you is hard to come by. Thank you for the fabulous gift and throwing this party in my name, I feel beyond honored and loved.
  • You have truly made my retirement day one of the best days of my life. Thank you for giving me this extremely sweet photo album filled with pictures of us. I am so grateful, so let me try to express some of it to you.

    When we were working together. I always looked up to you for advice. You are one of the smartest, wisest person I know. Now that I won’t be in the office anymore, I wish you all the best in your upcoming projects! I believe in your abilities, so please don’t stop believing in yourself.
Retired man thanking his family at party

Thanks You For The Retirement Gift Notes

  • Thanks for the elegant retirement gift, your kindness is just second to none. I wish you a great year ahead. Don’t forget me!
  • How on earth did you know that a __________ was exactly what I needed? Not only that, it’s beautiful to the eyes! My doors will always be open for you if you and your family want to hang out together. 
  • All of your gifts were so enchanting, but it is your love and support that really made my retirement day so special. I will never forget it. I wish you all the joy this world has to offer! 
  • Your one of a kind gift is incredible! But, when there are good friends like you, one hardly needs any material gifts. You are easily the best gift God has put in my life.

    Thank you for showing me what true kindness and generosity looks like. May God bless you with good health, lots of success, and a gleeful heart!
  • My dear friends, you have made my retirement day so momentous. Know that I couldn’t have achieved all I did without all your love, support, and kindness. I hope nothing but the best for all of you and this company I’m happy to call my home.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Wording for Retirement Gift Thank You Cards


The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.

So many people have touched my heart and made an impact on my world. I’m thankful for every lesson and learning experience.

Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others

Thank you for accepting me as I am, with my virtues and defects.

How To Write A Thank You Note For Retirement Gift