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Gift Note Card Ideas For When You're At A Loss For Words

FILED IN: Behind-the-Scenes, Custom Gift Designs, Ready-to-Ship Gifts

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

After selecting the perfect gift to give, it’s time to write the note! At a loss for words? Don't worry, we've got your back today! Even though we love a good gift around here, sometimes it’s the notecard message to accompany your gift that recipients love the most. Through a gift's note card message, you can express appreciation, celebration, condolences, love and so much more. We are inspired by the gift note card messages we’ve seen through our online gift shop and custom gift designs lately, so we thought the best way to inspire you for your gift note cards was to share the wealth. 

Here at M&G, we often talk about what gifts to give and when is the appropriate time to gift. We even talk about gifts for no reason at all, gifts for when you don’t know what to do, or gifts for random acts of kindness. Today, we’re switching things up and sharing inspiration for what to write in your gift note card. If you need ideas and inspiration for what to say when giving a gift, we’ve got your back!

In our online gift shop of ready-to-ship curated gift sets, we have gifts for every occasion from birthdays to get well soon to sympathy to congratulations to gifts for every hobby from garden lovers to golf enthusiasts to foodies. We even have curated gifts to send “just because,” or “thinking about you.” But, one thing remains consistent across all of our gifts -  each of our curated gifts includes a complimentary handwritten note card with a message of your choice.

Yes, that's right. After you place your gift order, our team of gifting experts not only get to work packing your gift up for shipment, but we also sit down and handwrite the gift message of your choice inside each and every gift. No pre-canned gift notes here! 

Sending gifts is a thoughtful and heartfelt way to connect with your friends, family, clients, employees, and colleagues, but the accompanying note card is how you can express exactly what you feel and why you’re sending the gift. Yet, sometimes, you put all your effort into selecting the perfect gift for the occasion that you feel lost when it comes to writing the gift note card. Other times you may know the sentiment you’re trying to convey but find it difficult to put it into the appropriate words. 

Our number one tip when crafting the perfect gift note - no matter the situation or occasion - is that a handwritten with care is the most important thing. If you’re confused or frustrated, just know that saying your gift’s note from the heart is always the best route. Also, short, sweet, and to the point is the way to go when it comes to a gift note card too! 

Here are some of our favorite notecard messages we’ve seen accompany our gift boxes lately and we hope that they will inspire you too!

Grief and Sympathy Gift Note Ideas

If you’re looking for inspiration when writing a gift note for a grief, condolence or sympathy gift, here are some of our most inspiring sympathy gift messages: 

“When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars. - Oscar Wilde”

“May you find strength, determination, and healing coming your way.”

“Thinking of you during this difficult time with much sympathy. I found when I relax into it at night, lighting a candle brings my Dad closer.”

Congratulations Gift Note Ideas

If cheers are in order when sending a congratulations-themed gift, these congratulatory-inspired gift notes might inspire you:

“Congratulations on your new home! May it be a place of amazing memories of growth for you and yours. Cheers!”

“New apartment, new job. Next stop… world domination. Congrats Boss Lady! XOXO!”

"You did it, way to go! We couldn’t be more proud of you and your hard work to make it happen!”

Thank You Gift Note Ideas

If you’re sending a thank you gift, here are some ideas of thanks to write in your gift note:

“I can’t thank you enough for believing in me 5 years ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and am really going to miss it! You’re the best.”

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to capture one of the happiest days of your lives! Wishing you both an eternity of happiness!”

“Can’t say thank you enough for all that you’ve done! I appreciate you!”

No Reason At All Gift Note Ideas

At team M&G, we love nothing more than giving a gift for no reason at all. Simply sending a gift “just because” is reason enough for us! Here are a few gift note card ideas for what to write inside your gifts for no reason at all:

“I’m so lucky to have you in my life, so sending something that hopefully can help you relax, breathe, and find your inner Zen. You deserve it! Xo”

“We just heard the GREAT NEWS - and wanted to wish you and your family Love, Health and Happiness!”

“Just because you’re awesome and you deserve everything you put your mind to!”

We pride ourselves on our standout curated gift boxes at Marigold & Grey and we want you to take pride in the personalized note card you include with your gift. We want your gifting experience with us to be stress-free, so we hope these tips for writing the perfect gift note card are helpful in doing just that.

Remember, each curated gift from M&G includes a hand-written note card with a message of your choice. The complimentary gift note card is the perfect way to personalize your gift for your recipient. Take advantage of this amazing gifting service that we provide, and speak from your heart. Your gift recipient will remember you and your generosity long after their gift has been opened. 

Happy gift note card writing!


When it comes to corporate gifting, gifts for your business, or gifts for your company's employees, clients or events, there are three unique ways to gift with Marigold & Grey.

#1: Custom Gift Design Service

If you're interested in elevated branded gifts for your company for employee appreciation, holiday or any corporate event in between, please get in touch with us to ask about our custom corporate gift design services. We'd love to work with you or your team to create something that reflects your company's brand with limitless options for customization to include branding the packaging, gift contents, printed collateral, and more. 

#2: Add-Your-Own-Logo Program (i.e. Semi-Custom Gifts)

In addition to custom gift design, we also offer a thoughtful semi-custom gift design program with low order minimums and your company's logo and brand on each gift you send. Our Add-Your-Own-Logo Program is perfect for businesses that want to send company branded gifts either all at once for an event or particular marketing campaign OR throughout the year, on demand as you need them, for special occasions like employee appreciation, birthdays, client thank-you gifts, and more.

#3: Ready-to-Ship Collection in our Online Shop

For curated gift sets and themed gift baskets that are easy to send for any occasion in life or work, don't forget to shop our curated collection of ready-to-ship gift boxes with quick turnarounds and no order minimums. These ship out within 1-3 business days; rush next-day shipping is also available at checkout.

Images: Lissa Ryan Photography


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