I have an embarrassing confession: The vast majority of the time, I sign off my emails with “thanks!” It doesn’t matter if I have anything to show appreciation for or not—it tends to be my default signature.

When I’m not busy expressing my gratitude for absolutely nothin’? I go with a standard “best” at the end of my messages. Isn’t my creativity just astounding?

It’s not that I don’t want to cap off my email with something great. It’s just that I often find myself drawing a blank. Are there even any other options aside from those two widely-accepted favorites?

Yes, there are. And, as a matter of fact, there’s a lot of them. Fortunately for you (and for me!) I pulled a huge selection into this list right here. Of course, not all of them will be suitable for every sort of situation or office. But, with so many options, you’re bound to find one that fits the bill.

So, go ahead and bookmark this page and come back to it when you feel like straying from your standard email sign-off and trying something a little different.


If You Need Something Formal

  1. All My Best


  2. Best


  3. Best Regards


  4. Best Wishes


  5. Congratulations


  6. Cordially


  7. Faithfully


  8. Goodbye


  9. Looking Forward


  10. Regards


  11. Respectfully


  12. Sending You the Best


  13. Sincerely


  14. Sincerely Yours


  15. Speak With You Soon


  16. Take Care


  17. Warm Regards


  18. Warm Wishes


  19. Warmly


  20. Wishing You a Wonderful Day


  21. Yours


  22. Yours Truly



If You Want Something Friendly

  1. Cheers


  2. Enjoy Your [Day of the Week]


  3. Good Luck


  4. Happy [Day of the Week]


  5. Have a Good One


  6. Have a Great Day


  7. Here’s to a Great [Day of the Week]


  8. Hope This Helps


  9. Hope You’re Making it Through [Day of the Week]


  10. Make it a Great Day


  11. Pleasure Catching Up With You


  12. See You Tomorrow


  13. Sending Good Vibes


  14. Talk Soon


  15. Until Next Time


  16. You’re the Best


  17. Your Friend



If You Need to Show Appreciation

  1. All My Thanks


  2. I Can’t Thank You Enough


  3. I Owe You


  4. Many Thanks


  5. Much Appreciated


  6. Thank You


  7. Thank You for Everything


  8. Thank You in Advance


  9. Thanks a Million


  10. Thanks for Reading


  11. Thanks for Your Consideration


  12. Thanks for Your Help


  13. Thanks So Much


  14. With Appreciation


  15. With Gratitude


  16. You’re a Lifesaver



If You’re Feeling Funny (or Cheesy)

  1. Anonymously


  2. Bye, Felicia


  3. Congrats on Reading This Whole Email


  4. Don’t Stop Believin’


  5. I Need Coffee


  6. Keep On Keepin’ On


  7. Later Alligator


  8. Live Long and Prosper


  9. Looking Forward (to Friday)


  10. One Step Closer to Friday


  11. Peace Out


  12. So Long, Farewell


  13. Tag, You’re It


  14. The End


  15. Toodles




Again, not all of these will be appropriate for every single email you send. Just like in spoken communication, the words you use with your boss or an important client will be much different than the ones you’d use with a close friend or co-worker.

So, make sure to think through the message and the circumstances before adding your signature—particularly if you’re thinking of using a snarkier one. Feeling stuck? This handy guide can help you determine whether or not you can drop the formalities.

With that in mind, kiss your tried and true sign-off goodbye and use one of these to switch things up every now and then!

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