25 Better Ways To Say “I Appreciate It” (For All Situations)

“I appreciate it!” A simple thing to say. Three little words to show someone gratitude for what they have done for you. It really is a simple thing to say. But people like to hear it. People like to hear that what they do is appreciated. But, is there a better way to say it? I appreciate it is a little bland and generic. Well, you are in luck, below you will find 25 better ways to say I appreciate it.”

Why “I appreciate it” is not always the best expression for gratitude

“I appreciate it” is a little bland and generic. Everyone says it. It’s lost all meaning to most people who hear it every day. You can do better. Say something else, that has the same meaning, shake things up a little. Say something new and really get people’s attention.

Watch the video: Only 1 percent of ... x
Watch the video: Only 1 percent of our visitors get these 3 grammar questions right...

Let what you say depend on the situation

Obviously, you can’t use the same alternative to “I appreciate it” for every situation. There are some alternatives that are better for formal situations and some better to be said to friends. It all depends on who you are saying it to and who else may be around to hear you.

Other ways to say “I appreciate it” in a business context

In a business context, there are a couple of alternatives that you could use to “I appreciate it”. There are not a ton but that it is OK because it is best to keep things simple in a business context.

1. Thank you very much

It is never a bad idea to keep things simple. Give your co-worker, boss, employee, or whoever else you are trying to be formal with a nice thank you very much and be on your way. Just because it is simple doesn’t mean it’s bad.

2. I appreciate your help/thoughts/etc.

Just saying “I appreciate it” does not cut it. Should say what it is. Let the other person know exactly what it is that you appreciate them doing. It ends up sounding a lot more personal and genuine than when you thank someone for some abstract sounding “it.”

3. I am much obliged.

This alternative works pretty well in a formal setting because it will make you sound pretty smart. Using such a fancy word like “obliged” will make whoever you are trying to impress very impressed. They will think you have some large vocabulary and think very highly of you.

Other ways to say “I appreciate it” to your friends and family

Here are some fun and informal alternatives to “I appreciate it” that you can say to friends and family!

4. That was just what I needed, thank you.

This is a good alternative to say to your friends and family because you do verbally thank them while also letting them know how thankful you are that they helped you out because it is just what you needed.

5. Words are powerless to express my gratitude.

This is a fun alternative to “I appreciate it” that you can say to your friends. Just make sure to say it with a silly and overly exaggerated amount of sarcasm. It would let your friend know you appreciate what they did but also give the two of you a good laugh.

6. Thank you for your help.

This is a good alternative to say to your friends and family because you do verbally thank them while also letting them know how thankful you are even if maybe you don’t have time to say much more and are in a rush but still wanted to thank them for their help.

7. You rock!

This is just a good fun alternative to “I appreciate it”. You might not believe it, but hearing that “you rock” actually feels pretty good. It’s a cool thing to be. So, saying it to a good friend after they helped you with something is perfectly acceptable. Although, it should be warned that this should be reserved for smaller things. Like if they grabbed you an extra napkin. If they help you move and all you say is “you rock”, you are a jerk.

8. Preciate It

This is just a simple appreciation of “I appreciate it”. In a casual context, abbreviating it in this way is perfectly acceptable and works well. Just a quick simple gesture of appreciation between friends.

9. You just made my morning!

This is a good alternative to say to your friends and family because you do verbally thank them while also letting them know how thankful you are that they helped you out because it is just what you needed to make your morning better. This one works best if someone bought you coffee or something.

10. Thank you for *whatever they did*

It is never a bad idea to keep things simple. Give your friend or family member a nice thank you and mention specifically what it is that you are thanking them for in the first place. Just because it is simple doesn’t mean it’s bad.

11. Blessings.

This is just a small alternative that really works best in religious settings but in that context is an appreciated saying.

12. That is really kind of you.

This is a good alternative because it lets the friend or family member who helped you know how kind you think they are for helping you. Once again, this is better for smaller things like grabbing you a cookie because you do not actually say thank you.

13. This means a lot to me.

This is a good alternative because it lets the friend or family member who helped you know how much it means to you that they helped you. Once again, this is better for smaller favors that they helped you with because you do not actually say thank you.

14. Thank you. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

This is a really good alternative to “I appreciate it” because you do in fact say thank you to them but then also offer up your services in return as payment for whatever favor or task your friend or family member just helped you with.

Other ways to say “I appreciate it” to your partner

Here are some alternative ways to say “I appreciate it” when you are talking to your partner or significant other.

15. This is why I love you.

This is just a very sweet way to say you love them. This works especially well when they did something unexpected for you. It’s always nice to be reminded that someone loves you, so do that to your partner as a way to say thank you.

16. What would I do without you?

This is a good alternative to say to your partner because it’s just a nice thing to say to them. It lets them know just how much you appreciate all that they do for you because you would be completely lost without them.

17. I am so thankful for your support

This is a good alternative to say to your partner because it’s just a lovely thing to say to them. It lets them know just how much you appreciate all that they do for you and all the support you get from them because you would be nothing lost without them.

18. Two words: Endless gratitude. Thank you.

This is a nice alternative to “I appreciate it” that you can say to your partner. It works as an alternative because you actually say thank you to them but also let them know that your gratitude for them is never-ending.

19. How wonderful of you

Everyone likes to hear how wonderful they are. So, when your partner helps you with something, tell them.

20. You’re amazing.

You should probably be telling your partner that they are amazing every day anyway, everyone wants to hear that about themselves. So, let them know they are amazing when they help you out instead of saying “I appreciate it.”

21. I owe you big time.

This is a good alternative to say to your partner because you can take the opportunity to take them on some sort of fun date night or couples activity as a thank you to them for whatever they did for you. Showing them how much you appreciate it rather than just saying it.

22. Oh my god, I love you so much.

This is just a very nice and sweet way to tell your partner that you love them. This works especially well when they did something that you desperately needed help with and they did it with no questions asked. It’s always nice to be reminded that someone loves you, so do that to your partner as a way to say thank you.

23. I appreciate you.

If you and your partner are not at the “love” stage yet, this is a good alternative to “I appreciate it.” Because you do not just appreciate what they did for you, but you appreciate them as a person too. This is also not a bad thing to say if you are at the “love” stage in the relationship.

24. You are so thoughtful

This is a good alternative to say to your partner because it is probably true. If they helped you out with whatever it was you needed help with, it is probably because they are thoughtful.

25. I am so lucky to be with you.

Tell your partner this when they help you with something, you will not regret it.

Would people consider you rude if you don’t express some form of gratitude?

Yes, they would think it’s very rude if you don’t express some form of gratitude. Even if it was something small like holding the door open for you, you should show some form of gratitude. It doesn’t have to be anything as grand as listed above. Most people would prefer “I appreciate it” over nothing at all. Even a smile or polite nod is better than nothing. Show gratitude. Don’t be rude.

You may also like:

Why It Is Incorrect To Say “Very Much Appreciate It” (5 Better Alternatives)

Greatly Appreciated – Meaning & Synonyms + 5 good examples

“I Would Appreciate” Or “I Will Appreciate”: Which Is Correct? (Statistics)