100 Alternatives to Writing “I Wish You the Best”

By Billie •  Updated: 01/11/23 •  6 min read

“I wish you the best” is a common and versatile phrase written in happy retirement notes, graduation cards, and goodbye letters to exes. Say it or write it whenever someone is walking their own path without you, left to their own devices, and you offer goodwill to them on their separate journey.

Consider using these phrases as another way to express “good luck” to someone when you don’t expect to see them again.

  1. I hope everything goes well for you.
  2. Wishing you nothing but the best of everything.
  3. May everything work out for you.
  4. I hope you succeed in all your endeavors.
  5. I hope you reach all your goals.
  6. I hope you find happiness and contentment.
  7. May you have all the success you deserve.
  8. May you have a wonderful time in life.
  9. I hope you have a bright and prosperous future.
  10. I hope you have nothing but good luck.
  11. Wishing you all the best in the world.
  12. I hope you have a wonderful life.
  13. I hope everything works out for you.
  14. I hope you have all the success you deserve.
  15. May all your endeavors be successful.
  16. May tomorrow be bright and beautiful.
  17. I hope you achieve all your dreams.
  18. I hope you have an amazing journey.
  19. I wish you all the best in the world.
  20. May you have an amazing journey.
  21. I hope you have a fantastic future.
  22. May you reach all your goals.
  23. I hope you have a great time ahead.
  24. I hope you have a wonderful time in life.
  25. May your future be bright and prosperous.
  26. I hope you have a fulfilling and happy life.
  27. I hope you have a bright and beautiful tomorrow.
  28. May you have a wonderful life.
  29. I wish you nothing but the best of everything.
  30. May you find happiness and contentment.
  31. I hope you have a great run ahead.
  32. I hope you make the most of your life.
  33. May you have a great time ahead.
  34. I hope you have a blessed future.
  35. May you achieve all your dreams.
  36. I hope you have a prosperous and fulfilling life.
  37. I hope you have a wonderful and successful life.
  38. May your future be fantastic.
  39. I hope you have a bright and successful future.
  40. May good luck always be with you.
  41. I hope you have a wonderful and happy journey.
  42. I hope you have a fulfilling and successful career.
  43. I wish you the best in everything you do.
  44. I hope you have a great and joyful life.
  45. May you have a fulfilling and happy life.
  46. I hope you have a happy and successful life.
  47. I hope you have a wonderful and fulfilling life.
  48. I hope you have a bright and prosperous path ahead.
  49. I hope you have a great and successful journey.
  50. I hope you have a wonderful and happy life.

Wish Someone Good Luck in Their New Job

  1. All the best in your new role!
  2. Best of luck on your new job!
  3. I’m sure you’ll do great in your new position.
  4. Wishing you all the success in your new venture.
  5. Good luck on your new job, you’ll do amazing.
  6. Can’t wait to hear about all your new accomplishments in your new position!
  7. Best wishes on your new adventure.
  8. Congratulation on your new job and wishing you a fulfilling experience.
  9. Exciting times ahead in your new role, all the best.
  10. Here’s to many great opportunities and success in your new job.
  11. May your new job bring you joy, satisfaction and success.
  12. You’re going to do great things in your new job, good luck!
  13. I know you’ll excel in your new position, best of luck.
  14. Wishing you a great journey as you start your new job.
  15. Can’t wait to see the great things you’ll achieve in your new job.
"I'd wish you the best, but you already had it."
“I’d wish you the best, but you already had it.”

Funny ways to say “I wish you the best”

Use these phrases as light-hearted alternatives to “I wish you the best” when you are saying goodbye to friends for an extended period, or when you are sending them off to face their individual challenges alone.

  1. May all your wildest dreams come true (as long as they’re not about me, of course).
  2. May the force be with you.
  3. May the odds be ever in your favor.
  4. Break a leg.
  5. May the Schwartz be with you.
  6. May your enemies become friends through sheer terror.
  7. May you be the heroes of your own stories.
  8. May all your base belong to you.
  9. May your chakras be aligned.
  10. May you be the pizza of life, hot, cheesy, and always delivered right to your door.
  11. May you always have enough hair to cover that weird thing on the back of your neck.
  12. May all your selfies be flattering.
  13. May your memes be dank.
  14. May you always have enough toilet paper.
  15. May your pet never run away.

Obligatory note: humor can be subjective, so make sure that the statement is appropriate in the context of the conversation and that it doesn’t come across as offensive or hurtful.

And here are some other fun ways to wish someone good luck:

  1. Knock ’em dead!
  2. Give ’em hell!
  3. Go get ’em, tiger!
  4. You got this!
  5. Make it rain!
  6. Kick butt!
  7. Rule the world!
  8. Go forth and conquer!
  9. Smash it!
  10. Go make some magic happen!
  11. May the luck of the Irish be with you!
  12. May your fortune change for the better
  13. May all your ducks be in a row
  14. May you have a lucky day
  15. May all your wishes come true
  16. May the winds of change blow in your favor
  17. May you have a charmed life
  18. May the odds be ever in your favor
  19. May the force be with you
  20. May all the stars align for you.

Now that you know some other phrase options exist, practice writing them in happy retirement notes, graduation cards, new job congratulations, and goodbye letters to exes.

Billie

I like to climb mountains, read Nietzsche, and explore the West Coast. I have a BA from York University and yet on this site I sometimes spell like an American (know your audience). Thank you. Thank you very much.

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