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One day your daughter is turning double digits for her birthday, then in the blink of an eye, she’s having children of her own. While every day is a good day to tell your kid you love them, birthday wishes for a daughter are the perfect way to let them know how special they are.
Whether your mother-daughter bond is as strong as Rory and Lorelai from Gilmore Girls, or you have a wonderful father-daughter relationship, watching your little girl grow into a woman can bring on all of the feelings. Put those emotions on paper with a birthday card to make your daughter, daughter-in-law, or even someone who’s like a daughter, feel loved on their special day.
After you’ve written her a thoughtful handwritten note, don’t forget to shop for a birthday gift. If your daughter’s demanding job is overwhelming her lately, get her a stress-relieving gift along with a thoughtful handwritten card to cheer her up. Or you can show your Gen Z daughter how cool you are with a hilarious birthday wish paired with one of the best gifts for teenage girls (well, second-best to Taylor Swift concert tickets).
Ahead, find some of the best heartfelt, funny, and meaningful birthday wishes for a daughter, daughter-in-law, and daughter-figure.
Heartfelt birthday wishes for daughter
You are as sweet as the icing on a cupcake. Happy birthday!
The love I have for you is immeasurable. Wishing you the best birthday ever.
Being your [mother or father] has always been a dream come true. Thank you for being such an amazing daughter, year after year.
You are truly the best thing that has ever happened to me. That’s what makes this day so special for me, too!
Happy birthday to the best daughter in the whole wide world. I love you!
Your strength and vibrant personality inspire me every day. I cannot wait to watch you grow and reach all your dreams!
Wishing you a birthday filled with love, laughter, and fun. You deserve the best day and year ever.
Happy birthday to a girl who is so strong, kind, and inspirational. You impress and surprise me year after year!
I remember when you could fit in my arms, and now you’re taller than me! Time is moving fast, but you’ll be my little girl forever.
Wishing my sweet daughter a wonderful birthday. I love you more than anything!
Since you were little I’ve told you to shoot for the stars. Now that you’re older, I say go even farther and shoot for another galaxy!
Wishing you a birthday that is as amazing and wonderful as you are. I love you!
Cheers to the girl who is a ray of sunshine. You’re always brightening everyone’s day, and I hope this year is filled with more happy, sunny days for you!
A parent’s job is a lifetime commitment. I’d be your [mom or dad] for eternity. I love you!
Happy birthday to the girl who means the world to me. Every day I strive to make you happy and I hope this year is even better than the last.
Nothing makes me prouder than telling people you’re my daughter. You’re the best!
The day you were born, everything changed. Life got even better and I’m so grateful to be your parent!
I know you’re an adult now, but it feels like you were just coloring in books and learning how to read. I’ll love you through every stage of life!
Happy birthday, kiddo. Thank you for being such an amazing daughter—it makes being a parent the best job in the world!
Happy birthday to a gem of a person. Thank you for all the smiles and wonderful memories.
Funny birthday wishes for daughter
This day is just as celebratory for you as it is for me—I deserve a trophy after raising you!
Happy birthday to the most beautiful girl in the world (you’re welcome for the good genes, by the way).
Stop getting older! We’re running out of room on your cake!
Happy birthday to my favorite family member. The cat’s out of the bag!
Is it too late to return you to the storks? The return policy wasn’t too clear.
When you’re cutting everyone’s slice of cake, just remember who was in labor for hours with you.
There’s no set of instructions for raising a daughter, but we’ve made it this far!
I hope all your birthday wishes come true—except the ones I don’t want to know about.
Every year that you grow older, I somehow get shorter than you!
Wishing you a year filled with fun memories. Just don’t have too much fun, or I’ll start worrying!
Now that you’re older, can I follow you on Instagram? No? Please?
You may be one year older, but so am I. The tech issues and questions are only going to get worse. Sorry!
I know you’re an adult now, but all I could find was Dora the Explorer party decorations. Your friends won’t mind, right?
Happy birth-slay to the daughter who keeps me up-to-date on all the trends and slang words.
Now that you’re older, we can finally admit that we had no idea what we were doing. Cheers!
Happy birthday to my mini-me! About that, can we pick out clothes at the store as your gift so that you stop stealing mine?
I’ll wish you a happy birthday if you tell [mom or dad] that I’m the favorite parent.
Now that you’re a bit older, can we all address the elephant in the room? I know I’m the favorite parent, it’s okay to admit it!
I remember when you were just a little girl. Now you need reading glasses. Wow, time flies!
Happy birthday to the only person whose birthday I can remember without a reminder. That day was too painful to forget!
Birthday wishes for daughter quotes
“To become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is…I know for sure that few callings are more honorable.” –Oprah Winfrey
“A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.” –Viola Shipman
“Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.” –Aretha Franklin
“A birthday is not a day to fear. It is a day to celebrate and look forward to the coming year.” –Byron Pulsifer
“My daughter introduced me to myself…the connection I had with her when I was giving birth was something that I’ve never felt before.” –Beyoncé
“There is a point where you aren’t as much mom and daughter as you are adults and friends.” –Jamie Lee Curtis
“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.” –Muhammad Ali
“A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” –Catherine Pulsifer
“No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.” –Christie Watson
“The love between a mother and a daughter is forever.” –Patricia Wayant
“Do your dance, it’s your birthday.” –Usher
“Go on, take on this whole world / But to me you know you’ll always be / My little girl.” –Tim McGraw
“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” –George Meredith
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” –Helen Keller
“There’s two things I know for sure: she was sent here from heaven and she’s daddy’s little girl.” –Bob Carlisle
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” –Oprah Winfrey
“Your birthday is the beginning of your own personal new year. Your first birthday was a beginning, and each new birthday is a chance to begin again, to start over, to take a new grip on life.” –Wilfred Peterson
“I will not be a mystery to my daughter. She will know me and I will share my stories with her—the stories of failure, shame, and accomplishment. She will know she’s not alone in that wilderness.” –Viola Davis
“It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for a father who takes his daughter shopping.” –John Sinor
“Raising an independent daughter feeds my soul with hope.” –Ali Flynn
Birthday wishes for a daughter-in-law
Cheers to another year of making it through this family’s chaos!
Thank you for being an amazing wife to my child. Happy birthday!
One of the best gifts of my life was welcoming you into my family.
I couldn’t ask for a better daughter-in-law. Cheers to the birthday girl!
I knew you were a good egg from the moment I met you. Thank you for being such a stellar addition to the family!
You’ve given me the gift of having an amazing daughter. I can only hope my birthday gift to you can match up to that!
You make family gatherings worth attending (don’t tell the others!).
I’ve always wanted a daughter, and bonding with you has been such an amazing experience. I love you and happy birthday!
You didn’t know any of us a few years ago, but now you’re stuck with us for every birthday for the rest of your life! Cheers to that!
Marrying into this chaotic family can take its toll. That’s why I got you a gift card to the spa for your birthday. Oh, and I’m coming too!
Birthday wishes for someone like a daughter
Family runs deeper than blood, and I hope you know I see you like a daughter! Happy birthday!
I may not have been there when you were born, but I’ve loved being there with you for all the following birthdays. I love you!
Happy birthday to someone who’s like a daughter to me. You deserve the best day ever!
Watching you grow over the years personally and professionally has been a highlight of my life. Wishing you the best year yet.
I hope you know how grateful I am for our bond. I love giving you advice and being a shoulder to cry on when you need it!
They say there’s nothing like a mother-daughter bond, but I think ours is even stronger! Happy birthday!
I see so much of my younger self in you, and I hope I can be a source of wisdom for you as you grow older. Cheers to another year!
Happy birthday! Don’t tell my kids, but you’re really my favorite!
Every year that you get older I am even prouder of everything you’ve accomplished. I cannot wait to see what you do next!
We may not be related, but you’re stuck with me for life. Happy birthday!
Meaningful birthday wishes for daughter
I hope you take the time today to reflect on how amazing you are. You deserve the best birthday.
Growing older can be scary, but you will always have me to lean on whenever you need me. I’ll support you until the end.
Being your [mother or father] was the best responsibility I’ve ever had. I always wondered who you would grow up to be, and I couldn’t be prouder of you than I am right now.
You inspire me to be a better person every day. Your strength, patience, kindness, and joy are contagious to everyone around you.
As you get older, I hope you never lose your spark and joyful personality.
As a parent, I’ve tried to protect you from any danger or harm. I know that’s not entirely possible, especially as you get older. Just know that you are stronger than you think and I’m here when you need me!
Your birthday is the most important day to me because it was the start of one of the best chapters of my life.
Watching you grow year after year is the best gift a parent can ever ask for. Happy birthday, my beautiful daughter!
Happy birthday to the light of my life. You are a ray of sunshine even in the darkest of times.
Each year that you grow older is another year of happiness. Your positivity is inspirational and we all are so grateful for you.
This year, I hope you get everything you want and more. You’re such a hard worker, and I know you will achieve all of your dreams.
It’s easy to blend in and make yourself small as you get older. I hope you never stop marching to the beat of your own drum. Happy birthday!
I know that I’m the parent, but I look up to you just as much as you look up to me, if not more! You’ve grown into a wonderful young woman, and I know you’ll continue to do amazing things.
Happy birthday to my little girl who has grown into such a wonderful woman. You inspire me year after year.
I wonder how the universe knew that we would be the perfect parent-daughter match. Our bond cannot be broken.
Since you were little, you had a heart of gold. Wishing you a birthday filled with just as much kindness as you have for others.
Everyone who knows you is so grateful to have you in their lives. It’s an honor to be your [mother or father] because I get to have a special and close relationship with such an amazing person.
I hope you never stop fighting for what you believe in. Happy birthday!.
I cannot express how much you mean to me with just words. I am beyond grateful to call you my daughter.
Happy birthday to my little angel. I am so blessed to have you in my life.
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