These Birthday Wishes for Your Brother Make the Perfect IG Captions

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He may have annoyed you endlessly during your childhood, but you gotta admit, no one gets you like a brother does. After all, he's been there for all of your life's big moments (yes, even including your many questionable fashion and hair choices in middle school). And, most importantly, he's probably the only person who truly understands why it's so freaking annoying when your parents do that one thing. So when his birthday rolls around, you want the perfect IG caption to go alongside the adorable throwback photo you'll be posting to celebrate.

Along with making great captions, these birthday wishes for brothers also work if you need something to write in his birthday card or if you're looking for something to text him besides just "Happy birthday!" No matter what sentiment you're going for, we've got plenty of funny, touching, and short & sweet birthday messages perfect for both older and younger brothers. We've even sprinkled in some b-day wishes you can send to your brother-in-law when it's his day too.

Between these thoughtful birthday wishes and the perfect gift, he'll have no choice but to begrudgingly admit that he kinda loves you too, or whatever. Keep scrolling to see our ideas for the best birthday wishes to send your brother.

Funny Birthday Wishes for Brother

  • I think you’re supposed to get wiser with age? But it’s fine, there’s always next year!

  • Happy birthday to mom’s second-favorite kid!

  • I hope you’re not looking for a present, because my presence is your gift this year.

  • Happy birthday to the person who always covered for me when I snuck out after curfew.

  • If you’re feeling old, don’t worry: you’ll always be an annoying little kid to me.

  • [If he’s your only brother] Happy birthday to my favorite brother!

  • You may not have gotten the brains in the family, but you also didn’t get the looks. Anyway, happy birthday!

  • No one gets me like you do, because no one else grew up in our batsh*t crazy fam.

  • Because it’s your birthday, I’ll share my pizza with you. Don’t get used to it, though.

  • There is no one I’d rather watch Schitt’s Creek with. Happy birthday to the guy who’s the perfect David to my Alexis.

  • I love you even though you snitched on me that one time I got a speeding ticket.

  • You know I love you, because I spent more than $10 on this six-pack. You’re worth it, birthday boy.

  • [Your pet’s name] wanted me to tell you “Happy birthday to my favorite uncle!”

  • I guess your birthday wish came true because you have me as your sibling!

  • Happy birthday to someone who’s charming, smart, and perfect in every way. Takes one to know one!

  • Happy birthday to someone who loves me even though I take forever to reply to your texts.

  • Birthday candles won’t be the only thing getting lit this weekend, amirite??

  • Remember to smile awkwardly as the whole fam sings “Happy Birthday” at dinner tonight!

  • Oh, I’m actually just here for the cake. HBD, though!

  • Honestly, I feel bad for everyone who doesn’t get to have you as a brother. What a lame life!

  • Because it’s your birthday, I’ll let you control the music in my car. Use this privilege wisely.

  • I love you even though you hog the bathroom.

  • Happy birthday to my kid brother. Hopefully by now you’ve outgrown your aversion to vegetables.

  • Really, we should be celebrating Mom today. She did all the work, you kinda just showed up.

  • You know what they say, birthdays are the universe’s way of telling us to eat more cake.

  • [For a brother-in-law] Happy birthday to the only person I would have allowed to marry my sister/brother.

  • [For a brother-in-law] Happy birthday! I’m so glad you married [sibling], because I really needed someone who would complain about her/him with me.

Simple Birthday Wishes for Brother

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  • Happy birthday, bro! I love you a whole lot.

  • I’m proud to have you representing the [Last Name] family out there in the world.

  • Happy birthday to my built-in best friend.

  • Wishing you a birthday as special as you are.

  • Happy birthday to my funny, accomplished, kind brother.

  • Here’s to another trip around the sun.

  • HBD to my brother!

  • Friends may come and go, but siblings are forever. Happy birthday to my brother.

  • My life would suck without you, dude.

  • It’s an honor to be your sister/brother.

  • Happy personal new year!

  • In honor of your birthday, let’s eat, drink, and be merry!

  • Wishing you a birthday as adventurous as you are!

  • Happy birthday to my favorite gym buddy.

  • Let’s make this year one for the record books!

Touching Birthday Wishes for Brother

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  • On this day, a special person came into this world, and I’m so grateful.

  • Sending you a birthday wish wrapped with all my love.

  • Happy birthday to my first best friend.

  • Happy birthday! I hope your day is as amazing as you are!

  • I hope you know how much you’re loved, today and every day. Happy birthday, bro.

  • You’ve grown so much in the last year, and I’m so proud of you. Here’s to many more years of growing up together.

  • No one gets me like you do. Happy birthday to my thoughtful brother.

  • I’m so happy we got to grow up together. Happy birthday to my first-ever pal.

  • Happy birthday to someone who makes the world a better, brighter place to be.

  • There’s pretty much nothing I wouldn’t do for you, and I know you feel the same. Happy birthday!

  • Happy birthday to the guy who’s always there to pick me up when times get tough. Love you lots!

  • Thanks for sharing your goofy sense of humor and big heart with the rest of us.

  • My birthday wish is that you get every good thing you deserve this year.

  • I hope you see yourself the way I see you: smart, thoughtful, strong, and hilarious.

  • I know it’s been a tough year. Here’s to a brand new one!

  • You approach life in a way that makes every single day a celebration. But let’s make today’s *extra* special!

  • [For a brother-in-law] I’m so grateful you’re part of our family now.

  • Happy birthday to someone who taught me everything I know about golf / cooking / vintage record players / whatever your brother is really into

  • Here’s hoping every single one of your birthday wishes comes true this year.

  • Although I’m not there to celebrate with you in person, I’m sending you all the good vibes for your birthday!

  • We may not live under the same roof anymore, but don’t worry, I’ll keep annoying you from afar!

Birthday Wishes for Big Brother

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  • Happy birthday to the guy who’s been there for me since day one (literally).

  • So glad we’re growing up together, and that you have a head start!

  • You may be older, but I’m still the wiser sibling.

  • Happy birthday to the guy who was always there to protect me.

  • Happy birthday from your annoying little sister/brother.

  • Wishing a very happy birthday to my role model.

  • Happy birthday, old man!

  • I’m so lucky to have a big brother like you.

  • Happy birthday to the guy who was always tasked with looking after me. Sorry I was a little terror!

  • Don’t sweat those gray hairs, birthday boy!

  • Happy birthday to the brother all my friends crushed on in high school (before you ask, nope!!!!!)

  • Okay, I hate to admit it, but you’ve always been my cool older brother.

  • Happy birthday to someone who taught me everything I know about music.

  • Thanks for being the eldest sibling, so that mom and dad knew how to parent by the time I came around. You’re a real one!

  • I don’t say it often enough, but I’m so grateful to have an older brother like you.

  • Happy birthday to my partner in crime since day one.

  • I know you weren’t so sure when they brought me home from the hospital, but hopefully you’ve grown slightly more fond of me since then.

Birthday Wishes for Younger Brother

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  • I forgive you for being younger than me.

  • Your gift is that I literally taught you everything you know. You’re welcome!

  • It may be your day, but don’t forget to respect your elders (that’d be me).

  • You’re welcome for being mom and dad’s guinea pig.

  • No matter how old you get, you’ll always be my annoying little brother.

  • JSYK, I was fighting for my life to be allowed to stay out past 9:30. Aren’t you glad they’d mostly given up by the time you were a teenager?

  • Happy birthday to my sweet kid brother.

  • Maybe by the time you’re my age you’ll be as charming and attractive as me. I guess we’ll see!

  • Happy birthday to the kid who was always willing to go along with my hijinks.

  • It’s no wonder you turned out so great with a role model like me.

  • Happy birthday to the baby of the family!

  • I may have cried when they brought you home from the hospital, but you’ve kinda grown on me.

  • Happy birthday to the brother who keeps me feeling young (BTW, can you explain to me what Fortnite is again?)

  • Happy birthday to someone who is forever young at heart.

  • My birthday gift to you is this advice: get a good desk chair, because after age 30 your back will just kind of hurt all the time.

  • To quote the great poet 50 Cent, “We gon’ party like it’s your birthday!”

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