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Happy birthday wishes for your daughter: 60 sayings + 8 tips

Are you looking for beautiful birthday wishes for your daughter that are just right for her? Then you’ve come to the right place. We give you tips on what to consider when writing and have created a wide selection of quotes, wishes and messages to delight your daughter.

Birthday wishes for your daughter are very special. After all, you have watched your child grow up from birth and have accompanied and supported her through all of life’s important decisions and big steps.

In the process, you’ll witness your daughter develop from a baby into a young, independent woman who goes her own way. Whether she’s still a child or already an adult, each successive year of life is wonderful to witness.

Beautiful quotes as birthday wishes for your daughter

Beautiful quotes as birthday wishes for your daughter

In this section, you will find a wide variety of birthday wishes for your daughter, no matter what age she is. From funny and unique quotes to touching and short messages, there is certainly something for everyone.

Inspirational birthday wishes for your daughter or daughter-in-law

Of course, not every birthday wish is appropriate for every daughter. Apart from the fact that every woman has different characteristics, desires and ideals that cannot be generalized, age also plays a major role.

A five-year-old can barely read and probably won’t be particularly enthusiastic about a long, emotional text. A ten-year-old may enjoy an affectionate or funny saying. Teenagers, on the other hand, often just don’t want their parents to be too embarrassing or gushy.

For adult daughters, personal messages, perhaps combined with a clever or touching saying, are something special.

In addition, the age is usually related to whether the daughter still lives with you under the same roof or if she has already moved out and perhaps lives far away.

Birthday wishes for younger

Birthday wishes for younger daughters


Your daughter is still a child and you want to write a pleasant card for her present?

Don’t get bogged down in long, rambling texts (unless, of course, you know for sure that she would like it). Especially with young children, the gift is often far more interesting than the enclosed card.

  1. Another year of life means new grace, new light, new thoughts, and new paths leading to new destinations. (Jean Paul)
  2. Love, happiness and sunshine shall always be your companions.
    To be happy requires little and she who is happy is a queen!
    Happy birthday, my darling!
  3. Dear daughter, dear child!
    I’m so happy we’re together today!
    Here are a few birthday wishes:
    We wish you much happiness and courage and blessings,
    on all your future paths!
  4. When daughters celebrate their birth,
    They want the best gifts on Earth,
    Clothes and jewelry, chocolate too,
    We don’t mind; we’ll come through for you!
  5. Forget all the reasons why you might fail, and instead focus on the reasons you can accomplish your goal. We wish you every success for the new year of your life. Happy birthday!
  6. Believe in yourself, follow your heart and trust in your strengths. Enjoy the small moments on this beautiful day. We wish you a happy birthday.
  7. You have been in the world for [age] years now – and I think that you like it here. You have fun, you dance and laugh a lot, today is your day and I congratulate you! Happy [age] birthday, dear [name].
  8. You read so well, birthday girl,
    Read something now for us, please?
    Happy Birthday to you!
    We think you’re the bee’s knees!
  9. We congratulate you with cake, games and gifts,
    because we’re all thinking of you on your birthday!
  10. At the end of the school day,
    Run home right away,
    Toss the backpack aside,
    Open the gifts – wrapped with pride!
    Happy birthday my dear,
    All the best for this next year!

Birthday wishes for adult daughters

Birthday wishes for adult daughters

When it comes to adult daughters, it’s okay to get deep and emotional. Depending on her personality and age, she will certainly appreciate a funny saying or aphorism. Classic birthday wishes are also a nice way to congratulate someone. You’ll find a colorful selection of everything here.

  1. "The secret of happiness is to count the highlights of life instead of birthdays." (Mark Twain)
  2. "God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."
  3. "Become what you are not yet,
    Yet remain what you already are.
    In this staying and this becoming
    Is all the beauty that nothing can mar."
    (Franz Grillparzer)
  4. No matter how old you are, to us you will always be our little princess. We wish you a wonderful day!
  5. Dear [name], we are proud of you and wish you only the best for your new year of life. We love you, mom and dad.
  6. What a beautiful gift we had on a day like this [age] years ago! It was the best day of our lives, because it was your birthday. All the best, my dear, we wish you to always be very happy and satisfied.
  7. "We grow wise living through the years,
    Which makes us strong for tomorrow’s fears."
    (Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau)
  8. “We turn not older with years but newer every day.” (Emily Dickinson)
  9. "Celebrate each birthday as if it were the last,
    And remember that love is the only gift truly worth giving." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
    We love you. Best wishes on your birthday.
  10. We are proud of what a beautiful, smart and self-confident young woman our daughter has become. We wish you health, happiness and cheerfulness in all your future ways. Happy Birthday!

Birthday wishes from mother to daughter

Birthday wishes from mother to daughter

As a mother, your relationship with your daughter is especially deep and intimate. You carried her in your womb for nine months and brought her into the world. Now you’re watching her grow up, become more adult and independent. She may even be a mother herself.

Naturally such birthday wishes should be especially heartfelt.

  1. God gave me a great test to be your mother and guide you on the right path. I think I didn’t too too badly, because the result is you, a beautiful woman, [special character traits]. I wish you a happy birthday, dear, and I wish you a beautiful day.
  2. Plush and pink
    Were never your thing
    Your beautiful heart has always been a treasure.
    All the best, sunshine, in all ways we can measure!
  3. I still remember exactly the [date of birth], the day you were born. It was the most beautiful day in my life and I am incredibly grateful that you were given to me. Happy birthday!
  4. A mother’s love knows no boundaries. You are the most important person in my life. I wish you a happy birthday, my darling.
  5. Birthday greetings for my daughter: you know what makes me happy? – Read the first word again.
  6. Birthday glow and candlelight –
    shining through your day so bright.
    I hug you tightly from afar,
    To me, you’re always a star!
  7. "For when a child is born the mother also is born again."
    (Gilbert Parker)
  8. My dear little daughter,
    May your birthday be as a gift from above!
    Everyone’s thinking of you and sending all their love.
  9. My daughter is the best in all the world,
    So we celebrate with music and flags unfurled,
    Always stay true to yourself my dear,
    And never forget whether you’re far or near,
    That for you, Mama’s always right here.
  10. Birthdays make my mother heart realize how quickly time passes and how quickly my little angel has grown into a great woman. I wish you all the best and a beautiful day.

Happy birthday from father to daughter

Birthday wishes from father to daughter

Fathers in particular often see their daughter as their little princess, whom they want to protect from all the world. Mostly, age does not play a role here.

Many of the sayings suggested for mothers can, of course, also be used by fathers and vice versa.

  1. No matter how many years pass, you can be sure that you will always be my little girl. I hope you enjoy your special day. Happy birthday to you.
  2. Today is a special day
    The day of my sweet daughter’s birth,
    Your Papa’s sending Best wishes for a day of mirth.
  3. A father takes his little girl in his harms, and his bigger girl by the hand. You are my everything, princess. All the best and happy birthday!
  4. "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings."
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
    The more you grow, the more I have to loosen the roots and give you the wings to go your own way. I am glad to have you as my daughter. Happy birthday, my angel.
  5. Nothing compares to the joy that comes from holding a new life.
  6. That’s how I felt [age] years ago, and to this day I am overjoyed to have you in my life. Happy Birthday!

  7. "Love what you do, and do what you love." (Ray Bradbury)
    And while you’re finding it, know that I’m always supporting you and believing in you. All the best on your birthday. Let’s celebrate and make it a day as special as you are.
  8. You are the most beautiful gift I have ever received. I wish my wonderful daughter a wonderful day and happy birthday!
  9. My dear angel, I wish you all the best, the most beautiful experiences, the greatest friends and that all your wishes come true. Happy birthday wishesfrom your dad!
  10. Daughters are like flowers; blooming beauties that make life colorful and dazzling. You have made my life colorful and dazzling. So I give you this bouquet for your birthday and wish you a wonderful day. Happy birthday!
  11. With every birthday my little princess grows up. I am very proud of you and wish you love and good things for your new year of life.

Touching birthday wishes for your daughter

Many people like to tell their loved ones how much they love them in the most emotional, touching way possible. When a chord has been struck, they welcome a few tears of happiness and emotion.

  1. "Anyone who retains the ability to see beauty never grows old."
    (Franz Kafka)
  2. The laughter of children is the fuel of the family. Without you and your magical laughter, our world would be much quieter. We are lucky to have you. Happy birthday to you.
  3. "Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
  4. "A child is love made visible."
    We are very proud of you and wish you a wonderful day today. Happy birthday!
  5. Friendships change. Lovers too. Parents (/family) remain(s) forever!
  6. "Love is about experiencing life and boundless joy."
    (Friedrich von Schlegel)
    At your birth, my joy was as if infinite because of my love for you. From that moment on, you became my life’s mission.
  7. Each experience makes you richer, each year of life a little wiser. Use the treasure of experience to find out what you want out of life. It’s never too late to rediscover yourself and become who you want to be. In each of these steps I will stand by you, give you strength and hold your hand when you need me. Because you are a wonderful person and I am glad you are my daughter.
  8. "The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it."
    (Ernest Hemingway)
    One of the reasons we want to fight for the world is you! Happy Birthday.
  9. "Moons and years pass by and are gone forever,
    but a beautiful moment shimmers through life.
    (Franz Grillparzer)
    May today’s birthday be such a moment for you.
  10. The first thing a person finds in life, the last thing he reaches out for, the most precious thing he owns in life is family. If you ever get stuck, always remember that. I wish you all the love and a happy birthday!

Funny quotes for your daughter’s birthday

Funny birthday wishes

If you don’t like emotionality or don’t want to see tears on birthdays, you might want to elicit laughter from your daughter with a funny quote. You may find it helps to spice up your card with a joke.

  1. A little birthday poem for you. I’m ancient, and you’re getting there, too.
  2. You’re like a fine wine: the older you get, the better you’ll be.
  3. I’m Soda-lighted you’re alive and cake-ing. I hope this little joke brought a smile to your lips. Today I’m stuffing you with cake and soda — wishing you the most wonderful day. All the best on your birthday!
  4. Why does the mushroom always get invited to pizza parties? Because he’s such a fungi!
    Today for on the anniversary of your birth, we’re not only trying to make you laugh, but also to inviting you to come have pizza with us. All the best for your Birthday, angel!
  5. Here’s a little birthday rhyme, stay happy and have the best time!
  6. All the best for your birthday. Without you it would be as if you were not here.
  7. I also want to express my appreciation to you on the anniversary of eviction from the womb.
  8. "You’re not old until the mayor wishes you a happy birthday." You still have a lot of birthdays between then and now, which we want to celebrate with you. Happy birthday and all the best!
  9. Today is your day and we’re celebrating with you in grand style. Confetti, bubbly, all the works! Happy birthday!
  10. Smart … pretty … witty … always radiant … enchanting … and on top of that, it’s your birthday, too! We wish you all the best and a wonderful day!

Find more funny birthday wishes guaranteed to make your friends and family laugh here.

Gift ideas for your daughter

Gift ideas for your daughter

Besides your saying for your birthday card, you might be in search of a gift idea for your daughter.

On the one hand, you can bake her a delicious cake. You can even bring it with you when you visit her on her special day, and you can eat it together.

Adult daughters in particular are often entirely happy. They earn their own money and use it to buy themselves the things they want. If your daughter doesn’t wish for anything material, the choice then often falls on monetary gifts. Simply putting a banknote in the card, however, is quite impersonal and uncharitable.

Many people are especially happy to spend time together with their loved ones. Especially if the child lives farther away from you and you see each other less often, a surprise visit is a particularly nice gift.

Of course, you can also do something together, go to a restaurant or plan an excursion. There are no limits to your freedom and creativity.

Since you, as a parent, probably know your daughter very well and are always aware of what is going on in her life, you can also adapt your gifts to her current circumstances.

Did she just move out or move? Give her a pretty plant or other home decor items. She just had a baby? Give her something she can use as a new mom.

Maybe our suggestions have inspired other ideas in you. As long as your gift and birthday card for your daughter come from the heart, she’ll be pleased.

Tips for a happy birthday to your daughter

Tips for a happy birthday to your daughter

Your daughter’s birthday is an important day for you, too. After all, you gave her life.

Most parents have a deep bond with their daughter. She is their angel, their princess, their treasure. You will probably be very proud of her and want to let her know that on her very special day.

Some of the birthday text will depend on whether you will see each other in person that day. Maybe the card is just a small addition to the gift or maybe your daughter lives far away and you have to send your letter by mail.


You can of course combine our suggestions. Maybe you use an acrostic on the front of the card, a nice quote on the left side of the unfolded card, and your own personal congratulations on the right.

You can and should definitely customize some of our suggestions depending on what pet names you use for your daughter and what her personality is.

Compose a personal message

Compose a personal text

A personal message is always special and emotional. After all, it addresses your daughter in a uniquely intimate way.

If you can congratulate her personally on the day and perhaps even spend the whole day with her, a short saying is usually enough. Everything else you can tell her personally.

If she has already moved out and lives far away, so you can’t see each other on her birthday, a text like this is a very special gift. You can use it to let your daughter know that you are thinking of her on this special day and that you will always be there for her.

However, it can be very challenging to get the right words and feelings across. If you’re having a hard time coming up with such a text, you can find some ideas in this article.

Basically, put your relationship in the foreground and show her that you are there for her. The more emotions you can express with your text, the more touching and emotional it will be for your daughter.

Integrate shared memories

No one knows your daughter as well as you do, and for as long as you have. After all, you were there when she was born, changed her diapers, took her to school, and by now you may have celebrated her graduation. You may have even witnessed her getting married and giving you your first grandchildren.

Reminisce about those times, highlighting special qualities and passions of hers. If you like, you can also share a few anecdotes from her childhood. Be careful though, not to let this obscure the reference to her birthday. For example, mention the reason why you want to remember this story on her special day.

Relate to events in the future

Many well-wishers refer to the coming year of life in their letters and messages. Perhaps your daughter will soon graduate from college, get married, change schools, or experience some other special event.

You can wish her luck with that, assure her of your support, and inspire courage in her. Parents' support and encouragement is especially important with younger women. They are especially helpful when it comes to taking big steps and making important decisions.

Show her how proud you are of her

Show her how proud you are of her

Praise from parents is also valuable. Maybe your daughter has just experienced something special, made great strides in her senior year, or had a tough time. Again, you can encourage her or let her know how proud you are of her and what she means to you.

What you should consider

Depending on what you want to write, you should consider who else might get to see the card. For example, if your daughter lives in a shared apartment, her roommates might want to read along. At this point, embarrassing childhood stories might make her uncomfortable. The same goes for large family gatherings or parties.

Alternatively, of course, you can label your letter to tell her that she’d better open it later when she’s alone.


A creative and at the same time personal idea that you can use for your greeting card is to employ wordplay, particularly acrostics. Here you use the letters of your daughter’s first name as the initial letters for adjectives or short sentences.

Here are two examples for you:

L – loving
E – empathic
N – noble
A – artistic

S – Smiling radiant like the sun,
O – Open-hearted through the world,
P – Perfect for us, are you dear one.
H – Happy Birthday to you!
I – In the blink of an eye, already grown!
E – Enjoy this special day our 20 year old!

Alternatively, you can use the letters of other relevant words, such as "cake" or "balloon". With this method, there are no limits to your creativity.

You can go wild and come up with your own unique message for your daughter. Maybe you can also relate the word you want to use to your gift for her.

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