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250+ Warm & Nice Things to Say to People & Make Them Really Happy

It costs nothing to say nice things to people and really make their day! Try these genuine compliments the next time you want to make someone smile!

Nice Things to Say to People

You could be walking down a street, minding your own business on a gloomy day. And all of a sudden, if someone looked towards you, smiled, and complimented you for something, how would you feel? Would you feel a skip in your steps and a little jump in your heart all of a sudden? The rain clouds go away? The sun shines just a bit brighter? Sometimes, the smallest of nice things to say to people can make someone’s day.

Complimenting someone for something that stands out about them in a good way literally takes no effort. You see it, you recognize something about them that makes them more beautiful, on the inside or out. And instead of holding that thought within, you say it out.

It’s literally that simple to be nice, and say nice things to the people around you.

Why you need to be more nice to people and spread happiness

Being nice to people takes no time at all, hardly any effort and you make an incredible difference to those around you. It also fills you with that warm fuzzy feeling of wellbeing.

You never know what someone might be going through or how they might feel that day. Whether it’s your best friend, your mom, your partner, or a stranger, taking the time to say something nice to someone makes all the difference.

Being nicer is something we should all strive for. You’ll also probably find the nicer you are to people, the nicer they are back. Niceness rubs off on people. So, spreading the love means the person you were nice to will go on to be nicer to someone else and so on.

Paying it forward in this way not only benefits the other people you are nice to but will make you feel happier, more positive, and generally all around fantastic!

[Read: How to make someone happy and help them find their happy spark again]

The best kind of sincere and nice things to say to people

There are many different ways you can be nice to people. Often giving someone a simple compliment makes their day and keeps them smiling! Sometimes you want to give a deeper, more meaningful compliment, something that sticks with them for a long time.

Compliments about someone’s appearance work well on strangers. You don’t want to get too deep and meaningful with someone you just met or don’t know at all.

However, compliments to good friends and relatives or partners can be more heartfelt. Telling someone how much they mean to you, how grateful you are that they are in your life, and that you truly appreciate and value them and wouldn’t change them for the world is so nice to hear. It really strengthens your relationships with others too!

Depending on your relationship with the person you want to compliment, there are different nice things you can say to them, and make their day. Below, we have a long list of the sweetest compliments that are sincere and heartfelt. But if you’re looking to say something nice to a specific person in your life, take a look at the links here and click on them to head straight to the best compliments for those specific people in your life.

If you want to compliment a girl you like, use this: 100 sweetest things to say to a girl and compliment her

Here are the best compliments for girls anyone can use: 20 genuine compliments for girls she’ll love to hear from you

Want to compliment a guy with a unique line? Try this: 25 unique compliments for guys they’ll never ever forget!

Want to compliment your boyfriend? It doesn’t get better than this! 36 sweetest compliments for your boyfriend that’ll make him love you more

Is it a best friend you want to compliment? Try these: 50 of the nicest things to say to your best friend and brighten their day

Genuine compliments and nice things to say to people and make them smile

So, the next time you get an opportunity to be nice, why not give it a go? Here are 65 nice things to say to people to give you some inspiration and get you started!

#1 You have a wonderful smile.

#2 You are so talented.

#3 You did an amazing job on…

#4 I love your…

#5 You are so popular.

#6 You are so clever.

#7 You are my inspiration.

#8 You make me look good!

#9 You really helped me today.

#10 I appreciate everything you do.

[Read: How to show your appreciation for someone and express your gratitude]

#11 You are such a free spirit.

#12 I love your style.

#13 Your laugh is infectious.

#14 You are so strong.

#15 You have such good manners.

#16 You are so inclusive.

#17 You’re lovely!

#18 I wouldn’t change a thing about you!

#19 You are such a good friend/girlfriend/boyfriend.

#20 You are an amazing parent.

[Read: Words of affirmation – How to use them and 20 examples to say it right]

#21 You are a great dancer.

#22 I love your sense of humor.

#23 You make me laugh so much.

#24 You always know the right thing to say.

#25 You are so brave.

#26 I always have a good time when I’m with you!

#27 You are even more beautiful than I remembered.

#28 You are beautiful both inside and out.

#29 You take my breath away.

#30 I couldn’t live without you.

[Read: How to accept compliments without feeling awkward about it]

#31 You have touched so many lives.

#32 Everyone loves you so much!

#33 You are such a good listener.

#34 You are so supportive.

#35 You are such a trendsetter.

#36 I love the way you smell.

#37 That outfit is so flattering.

#38 I love how you’ve done your hair/makeup today.

#39 My favorite days are days I spend with you.

#40 You have no idea how amazing you are.

[Read: How to be charismatic even if you weren’t born with the mojo]

#41 I just want to say thank you.

#42 You are truly unique.

#43 Everything seems more colorful when you are around.

#44 You are so cool.

#45 You are so calm.

#46 You always know what to do!

#47 You are treasured.

#48 You are loved.

#49 You are my light in the darkness.

#50 You have so many friends.

[Read: 50 good morning texts and ways to start someone’s day with a smile]

#51 Being with you is like being on a permanent holiday!

#52 You are a breath of fresh air.

#53 You light up every room you walk into.

#54 You can hold your own in any conversation.

#55 You can be whoever you want to be.

#56 You are so loving.

#57 Your generosity knows no bounds.

#58 You are so selfless!

#59 More people should be like you.

#60 You light up my life.

[Read: How to recognize backhanded compliments and give it back in kind to the rude ones]

What you need to keep in mind when you compliment someone by saying something nice

#61 Be sincere

There is no point in being nice just for the sake of it, or if you have a selfish ulterior motive. You’ll just come across as fake and insincere and that won’t make the other person feel good about themselves at all. Make sure you are genuine when you are nice, and you’ll give the other person a real confidence boost.

[Read: 30 honest life truths you need to understand]

#62 Be thoughtful

Actually put some thought behind your compliments and nice words. Think about what the other person would like to hear, what’s been troubling them, what their insecurities are, or anything they might feel doubtful about. Then think of something nice and reassuring to say that addresses these concerns.

#63 Be original

Of course, coming up with a truly unique compliment that they’ve never heard before is going to win you extra brownie points. Try to be original when being nice, and don’t just say the exact same thing to each and every person you meet.

#64 Say it with a smile

Having a big sincere smile on your face when you say something nice shows just how much you mean it and only proves more what a nice and kind person you are. So, make sure you flash those pearly whites when you spread the love!

[Read: How to smile more often and change your life]

#65 Back it up with actions

We have all heard the phrase ‘actions speak louder than words.’ If you want to truly demonstrate what a nice person you are and make someone’s day then make sure your actions back up your nice words.

These nice things to say to people are a great start if you want to try and be a more positive, friendly, and kinder person. Remember it takes so little to be nice, and can have such a massive impact on others. So, whenever you do get the opportunity to be nice, go for it!

The more often you are nice to other people, the more you’ll be regarded as a kind, friendly, and positive person. You’ll naturally attract people because you make them feel good about themselves. You open yourself up to more experiences, people will want to repay the compliment and return the favor, so will be more likely to say nice things to you and do nice things for you, which can be a massive confidence boost. It generally makes your life all the more wonderful as well.

These nice things to say to people will make the world a better place and make you feel better about yourself too. What’s not to love about that?!

Looking for more ways to be extra nice? Try these!

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Bethany Locke
Bethany was born and raised in Scotland and now resides in Brighton where she lives with her partner and rather disobedient cocker spaniel pup. And in her spare...
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