Spanish vocabulary: What to say when you receive a gift?

We all love getting gifts! But it you receive a gift from a Spanish speaking person and you don’t fully speak the language, it can be hard to express your gratitude. Or in Spanish:

Agradecer un regalo – to be thankful for a gift

Obviously you could just say “Gracias”, but how many times can you say Gracias before it starts to be out of place? Therefore we have made a list of 3 things to say or how to react when you receive a gift, while still sounding very smart and educated:

3 things to say when you receive a present:

¡qué detalle! Me encanta – How thoughtful, I love it

No hacía falta, de verdad – You didn’t have to, I mean it.

No tenías que haberte molestado – You shouldn’t have bothered)

These are 3 ways to react. Use the wisely and express your gratitude to your new Spanish friends!

How to say thank you in a different way

Or how about the different ways of expressing appreciation by saying Gracias, but than slightly different:

Gracias por tu regalo – Thank you for your gift

Que significa esto para mí – I am really grateful for this gift. It means a lot to me.

“Gracias” is the most common way to say “thank you” in Spanish. But, if you want to go the extra mile, here are some other ways to say thanks in Spanish:

– “Muchas gracias.”

– “Muchísimas gracias”

– “Por favor gracías.”

– “Ty gracias.”

– “Que Dios te bendiga.”

When someone gives you a gift, it can be really hard to know what to say. It is always best to show gratitude and appreciation for the gift.

Some other gift/present related Spanish vocabulary:

El Regalo – the gift

Regalar (verb) – To give a present

Dar (verb) – To give

To receive (verb)Recibir

Tienda de regalos – Gift shop

Vale regalo – Gift voucher

Papel de regalo – Wrapping paper

Wish you all the best with receiving your next presents in life!