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How to Wish Someone Good Luck: Greetings, Gifts, and More

Updated on October 8, 2016
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Sadie Holloway writes about enjoying the good life while living on a modest income. She loves finding creative ways to save money.

If you want to wish someone good luck, then these quotes, greeting, and gifts are suitable for blessing your friend or loved one with good health and prosperity.

Good luck symbols can be both charming and beautiful.

Goldfish are symbols of good luck in many cultures around the world.
Goldfish are symbols of good luck in many cultures around the world.

Are you looking for a way to bless your friends and family with good luck and prosperity?

You could learn how to say good luck in another language. Perhaps writing an inspiring note in a good luck card would feel like the best way to bless the person you care about. Depending on the occasion, it might also be nice to present a small gift that expresses your wish that they be blessed with good luck and prosperity wherever they go. (There are some easy video tutorials on how to make good luck charms near the end of this article.)

You can start with these sample good luck greetings, or you may be inspired to write your own personalized good luck greeting.

  • Wishing you nothing but the very best as you venture out on this exciting new path! Good luck!


  • Congratulations! Wishing you the best of luck on this exciting new chapter in your life.


  • While we are sad that you are moving away, we are happy to know that you are heading off to a brighter future. Good luck, and keep in touch!


  • Congratulations on this exciting opportunity. You are living proof that good luck happens when hard work meets opportunity.


  • You have a blessed and charmed life, full of good things. May you continue to be blessed with good luck, strong health, and endless opportunities.


  • Good luck comes to those who work hard. Congratulations on winning such a prestigious award!


  • I'm thinking of you and sending good luck and best wishes your way!


  • I know things will go well tomorrow. You have worked hard. Lady luck will be on your side!

Ladybugs are one of my favorite good luck symbols.
Ladybugs are one of my favorite good luck symbols.

Here are a few of the best special occasions to wish someone good luck:

  • New Year's Eve
  • New Job
  • New Home
  • Graduating from high school, college, or university
  • Going on a long journey or voyage of self-discovery
  • Before a sports game

Another good reason to wish someone good luck is when they are about to perform in a play or other artistic production. But don't say 'Good luck' because that is actually considered bad luck. The common expression in theater and performing arts circles is 'Break a leg.'

Best of luck to you and your loved ones in the New Year!
Best of luck to you and your loved ones in the New Year!

These famous quotes on good luck are also suitable for a special occasion card or congratulatory letter.

Diligence is the mother of good luck. -- Benjamin Franklin

Good luck needs no explanation. -- Shirley Temple

The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. -- Douglas MacArthur

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. -- Stephen Leacock

Dragonflies and ladybugs are symbols of good luck. This dragonfly painting is also lucky because it is painted in the colors of the rainbow. Rainbows are strong luck magnets!
Dragonflies and ladybugs are symbols of good luck. This dragonfly painting is also lucky because it is painted in the colors of the rainbow. Rainbows are strong luck magnets!

How Do You Say 'Good Luck' in Other Languages?

Language
Word(s)
French
Bonne chance!
German
Viel Glück! Alles Gute!
Italian
Buona fortuna!
Dutch
Succes! Veel geluk!
Welsh
Pob lwc!
Spanish
¡Buena suerte!
Chinese (Mandarin)
zhù nǐ háoyùn
Hawaiian
Maikaʻi pomaikaʻi!
Japanese
gokoūn o inorimasu
Irish (Gaelic)
Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat!
Source: www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/goodluck.htm

Do you know how to say 'Good Luck' in another language not featured in this table? Please share your good luck words and phrases in the comments section at the end of this article!

If you want to surround yourself with good luck and bestow it upon everyone who enters your home, check out these stylish decorating tips for bringing more good luck into your life!

If making handmade cards and gifts is more your style, check out these craft and paper folding videos on how to make homemade good luck charms, The recipient of your gift will feel lucky just to receive something that was handmade with love.

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  • kevin22 profile image

    Kevin Ted 3 years ago from Los Angels

    Great ..Thanks

    I like this part espicially : the best special occasions to wish someone good luck:

    New Year's Eve

    New Job

    New Home

    Graduating from high school, college, or university

    Going on a long journey or voyage of self-discovery

    Before a sports game

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