Sample thank you letter for a Christmas gift

Writing a letter of thanks for a gift you received at Christmas is a polite thing to do. Someone has taken time and trouble to buy something for you so a nice letter of thanks in response is always appreciated.

Sample thank you letter for a Christmas gift from a friend or colleague – sample 1

Dear [name],

I am writing to thank you for my gift of [name gift]. I am delighted to have received it and I will think of you whenever I use it.

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you joy in the New Year.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

Sample thank you letter for a Christmas gift from a friend or colleague – sample 2

Dear [name],

Thank you so much for my wonderful [name of gift]. I was very pleased and touched to have received it and I will think of you whenever I use it.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very happy New Year.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

Sample thank you letter for a Christmas gift from a relative – sample 1

Dear [Auntie, Nana etc],

Thank you very much for my lovely [gift name], it was exactly what I [needed / hoped for] and I was so pleased to receive it.

I wish we could have spent some time together over Christmas but perhaps we could meet up sometime in the New Year instead?

[Write something personal here e.g I hope you are enjoying your new job / have settled into your new house / you’re fully recovered from your operation / your new puppy is growing well etc]

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

[Lots of love / fond regards etc]

[Your name]