10 Other Ways to Say “Good Luck”

Are you looking for creative ways to wish “good luck” to someone? There are plenty of synonyms to send a “good luck” message while avoiding the phrase.

Luckily, we’re here to help explain those synonyms. We have gathered them all in one place to help you understand them.

Other Ways to Say “Good Luck”

  • All the best
  • Sending all my love
  • Best wishes!
  • I believe in you
  • You can do this
  • Break a leg
  • Good fortune
  • You’ve got this
  • Best of luck
  • Sending all my luck your way


  • “Good luck” is a great phrase to wish someone well before something big (though it’s often overused).
  • “All the best” is a formal alternative that you can use just before someone needs positive wishes.
  • “Sending all my love” is a great informal synonym, showing that you support someone and wish them well.

Keep reading to learn all about the synonyms we’ve listed. We’ve touched more on the most effective ones in formal and informal contexts to help you.

Alternatively, you can skip to the final section. We’ve explained whether it’s acceptable to say “good luck” in different circumstances. So, skip ahead if that’s of interest to you.

All the Best (Formal)

“All the best” is a great formal alternative to “good luck.” It gives you another way to say “good luck” professionally, so you can use it as an email sign-off as well as in other formal instances in your writing.

For instance, you might use it to wish someone well in their new job. If you’re emailing an employee, you might say “all the best” when they’re joining a new company. It shows you are polite and happy to support them.

We certainly recommend using “all the best” over “good luck” in formal situations. It’s much more respectful and suitable. So, you can use it when you want to sound as formal as possible.

Here are a few examples to help you:

Dear Benny,

I know you’re going to do really well in your upcoming interview. I hope you get what you’re looking for from this new job.

All the best,

All the best with your exam, Michael. We believe you’ll exceed your own expectations.

Sending All My Love (Informal)

“Sending all my love” is a caring and informal synonym for “good luck.” You can use it in casual situations (such as in sports, healthcare, or general family chat).

For instance, you might say “sending all my love” when talking to a friend before a big event. It shows that you fully support them and want to offer them your kind wishes.

We don’t recommend using “sending all my love” formally, though. It’s far too personal and conversational, so it won’t work well if you include it when emailing your boss. Stick with “good luck” formally, as it is much more respectful.

Here are a few examples to help you:

I’m sending all my love to you, Jacob! I hope you get everything out of this that you’re looking for.

We’re sending all our love to you for your surgery today! Let us know when you’re out of it!

Is It OK to Say “Good Luck”?

It is OK to say “good luck” in most instances. You can wish someone “good luck” when you want them to do well or succeed. It’s especially useful if luck is a small element involved in someone’s success (i.e., by winning a competition or performing well on stage).

Generally speaking, “good luck” is not rude. It’s a supportive phrase people use when they want to show they believe in you. There’s nothing bad about saying “good luck” as long as you use it appropriately.

Of course, there are always those that use it sarcastically. If you say “good luck” sarcastically, it implies you don’t want someone to succeed. Naturally, this would be a rude way to use “good luck,” so you should avoid using it like this if you want someone to feel good.

There are no direct situations when “good luck” doesn’t work as a supportive phrase. However, you may be better off with one of our other synonyms to show support towards someone when they need it most.

So, bookmark this page to remind yourself of the best synonyms. You never know when you might want to explore other ways to wish “good luck.”