How to Write a Personal Note for Thoughtful Gifting

Updated: Oct 21

Top 5 occasions to write stellar Notes for your gift. From Birthday note to Sympathy note, we got you covered. We can help you write the best personal note for you & your recipient.


When it comes to gifting, Arden Road can make shopping and selecting the gift easier, because we believe that gifting should be easy and beautiful. After you've spent the time finding the perfect gift, oftentimes, we don’t know what to write or say in our message. Even though this task can be daunting at times, it can be the most important and meaningful piece of the gift. Just like wrapping it beautifully with tissue paper, bows, and ribbons, adding it with a personal and thoughtful message is equally important. It is a way of expressing your inner thoughts behind the reason and joy of gifting. So make it count!

Here are our top 5 thoughtful message ideas for your custom order for every occasion:

#1 - Notes of Gratitude

You have selected your gift and now it’s time to express your gratitude. When constructing and brainstorming your thank you card, be genuine and specific for your gratitude.

''Be Genuine & Specific"

Everyday Thank You notes

“ Thank you for your continuous friendship and kindness.Please enjoy this gift as gratitude and thanks for all you do!”

“ Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all the abundance.” - Eckhart Tolle. Thank you friend, for always acknowledging the good in our relationship and always being there for me in all walks of life. I am truly blessed to have you in my life. Sincerely, Your True and Grateful Friend”

Tips and suggestions: When needed, use a relatable quote to the theme of the gift, to tie your message together.

Host/Hostess Thank you note

"Thank you so much for including us in your (event), we had a wonderful time. Cheers to an amazing host. We look forward to spending more time together. Thank you!"

Professional Thank You note

“We here at,(Company Name), truly appreciate our partnership over the years, please enjoy this gift of gratitude and thanks for your continued collaboration. Cheers! - Elegant Wine Group ”

Arden Road gift recommendation: Ready-to-Ship, "Napa Home," a luxury gift of gratitude.


#2 - Happy Birthday

You have selected your gift for that special birthday celebration, here are our message suggestions. You can make it generic, for those you are not well acquainted with, or create a more meaningful personal message.

“Happy Birthday! May this gift bring you joy on your blessed day.”

“Happy Birthday, (name)! It has been another year around the sun. Start it off right, with this set of relaxing items to indulge and enjoy.”

“Happy Birthday, Mom! Thank you for always being our number one super hero! We love and appreciate all that you do. Love Always, your favorite child.”

"Happy Birthday Beautiful! I'm so grateful you are in my life and couldn't imagine life with you."

Arden Road gift recommendations: Ready-to-ship; Calm , to relax after the celebration.


#3 - Wedding Day or Anniversary!

You have selected the gift from the happy couple's wedding or anniversary part registration, and you just don’t know what to say. Well, here are some solutions and message suggestions from us!

“ May your love continue to grow each and every year. Thank you for letting us celebrate with you and wishing you a lifetime of happiness.”

“Happy Anniversary! May your love continue in patience and gratitude. Cheers to you both on this memorable day and enjoy this gift from us!”

Arden Road gift recommendations: A fun evening in the kitchen with "Classic" a kitchen themed gift.


#4 - Sympathy/Loss

This is probably the hardest message to write. Whether you have experienced a loss yourself or not, you can always have empathy and understanding for someone in mourning and grieving. Please see our message suggestions that will go a long way and bring a moment of light in a time of darkness.

“Condolences and prayers on the loss of your loved one. During moments of darkness, may this gift bring you light and peace.”

“What was once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose. For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” -Helen Keller

"My condolences for the loss of your (person). Please know that I'm thinking of you and sending my love your way. Please don't hesitate to lean on me during this time. With love, (name)."

Tip: Sometimes when we cannot find the right words to say, always refer to a meaningful quote. Remember, the pen is mightier than the sword!


#5 - Get Better!

When someone you care about is ill or in recovery, send them an extra something to lift their spirits! Utilize our suggested message of healing.

“Recovery time can be long and exhausting! So take care of yourself with this gift of healing. Feel better soon!”

“You deserve self love and compassion during your time of healing. Wishing you a speedy recovery with this package of relaxation.”

"Get some rest & recovery, we have some more trouble to find, hopefully soon."

Our Arden Road gift recommendations: Ready-to-ship, "Motivate," give them a place to write their thoughts during recovery.


A Few more...

“Thinking of you with sugar and spice, and all the things that are nice!”

“Love you to the moon and back! Let’s share this bottle of wine together, over dinner. Hope to see you soon!”

“Cheers to you! Just Because…Enjoy!”

“Congratulations on your new home! May these selections of Napa Valley bring life to your cooking experience!”

Our Arden Road gift recommendations for any occasion or just because: A Harvest Picnic


Thank you for reading and we hope this “How to” article has sparked your ideas and joys of gifting! Here is a final note from the writer:

The little gestures of gifting goes a long way in making someone feel extra special. So make it count with that thoughtful custom message. Cheers!

At Arden Road, we specialize in making gifts beautiful & easy, we take pride in helping you show your thoughtfulness through our gifts. We include an handwritten personal note in each of our gifts.

Remember to be thoughtful & specific in your personal note.

From, the Arden Road team!

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