Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes

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Son Birthday Wishes
- Child -

Happy birthday to the world's coolest and warmest son ever. I love you.

Happy birthday, son. Hope your big day is filled with lots of love, fun and gifts. I love you.

Wishing the most incredible son (you) the most incredible of birthdays. I love you.

Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Heartfelt Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, son. Hope you have that big, beautiful smile of yours on your face today…and every day. 

Hey, kiddo, you're going to do great things in life. After all, you take after me. Happy birthday. 

Happy birthday, son. It’s such a blessing for me to watch you be the amazing person you are. 

Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Heartfelt Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, my little man. May love, joy, wonder and cake follow you today and forever.

Happy birthday, my precious little man. Hope your big, kind, warm heart overflows with joy today. I love you.

Happy birthday, my beautiful shining star. You bring sunshine into the lives of everyone who loves you. Hope your big day is just as sunny.

Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Heartfelt Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, my little man. You’re such a precious gift to us and the world. May you forever be as excited as you are today. 

Happy birthday, my beautiful boy. May all the sweet birthday wishes coming your way come true today. You deserve the

Happy birthday, my little man. This is your day! Enjoy every second of it (including a second helping of birthday cake).

Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Heartfelt Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, my precious little man. May everything about your big day taste just as sweet as your birthday cake. 

Happy birthday, my beautiful boy. Hope your special day is packed with endless fun, laughter, gifts, balloons, ice cream and cake. 

Happy birthday to the sweetest, kindest and handsomest son in the world. Today's all about you and all the cake you can eat.

Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Heartfelt Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, my beautiful boy. Sweetie, may your big day bring you hours of fun with friends and family.

Happy birthday, my little man. We hope you savor every moment of big day, sweetheart.

Happy birthday, son. Wishing you a roomful of pizza, ice cream, cake and friends on your big day. 

Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Heartfelt Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, my precious little man. May your special day be sweeter than the sweetest honey in the world.

Happy birthday to the greatest super hero ever! Kiddo, you make the world a better place with your special powers.

Happy birthday, Yay, it's your big day, the best day of the year. What are you waiting for? Let's blow out all your birthday candles and eat lots of! 

Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Heartfelt Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, my beautiful boy. An amazing son like you deserves only the best things this world has to offer (and any boy would want). 

Happy birthday, my little man. May your sweet smile be sweeter today with all the birthday joy, cake and gifts coming your way.

Happy birthday, my beautiful boy. Hope it's filled with all the joy, fun, friends and cake you deserve (and then some). 

Son Birthday Wishes
- Short -

Happy birthday, son! May this year be your best ever!

Son, hope your birthday is as incredible as you!

May your birthday be filled with lots of cake, gifts and cheer!

Your future looks so bright. Happy birthday, son! 

Have a great special day. Son, you deserve the best-ever birthday!

Wishing you a very happy birthday and wonderful year!

Thanks for being a great son. Happy birthday!

Enjoy every moment of your birthday…and every piece of your cake.

Happy birthday, our remarkable young man!

On your special day, hope you get everything you wish for…and more!

Happy birthday to the boy who changed my life forever. Thank you. You're the best man I know.

Happy birthday, son. Stay happy, healthy and blessed on your special day...and every day of the year.

Son, may every dream and wish you have not only come true but also lead to an amazing future for you!

A big “happy birthday” to an amazing son and an even more amazing man.

Happy birthday to the world's greatest, kindest and still-my-little-boy-at-heart son.

Happy birthday to our biggest source of pride and joy. Happy birthday, my boy!

I'm so glad that God gave me a son like you. Happy birthday, son!

With love and best wishes to the perfect son, happy birthday!

I see a little more of me in you with each passing year. Sorry. Happy birthday, son!

A son like you gives us reason to be proud and happy! Happy birthday! Thanks for being you.

You grow wiser with each passing year. Soon, you’ll be as smart as your mother. Happy birthday, son!

Son Birthday Wishes
- Teenager -

Happy birthday, son! Your hugs and kisses give my heart and soul such joy. I’m so thankful I have a son as sweet as you.

Happy birthday, son! The day you were born was one of greatest moments of my life. Every moment since has only been greater.

Darling son, may your birthday and lifetime be filled with unimaginable joy and wonder. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday, son! It’s truly a miracle that I have a son as loving, kind, wise and honest as you. You make everything shine brighter.

I'm so fortunate to call you my son and I'm incredibly honored to be your father. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday, son! Whatever path you take in life, I know I will love and admire you for it. I'm already so proud of you. And I love you immensely.

My life would be just another day without you as my son. You make everything so colorful, so wonderful. Happy birthday, beautiful boy.

Son, no matter how old you get, you'll always be our little prince. Hope you have a truly wonderful birthday.

Thank you for making us the best parents we can be...just by being yourself, a wonderful, wonderful boy.

Son Birthday Wishes: Unique Birthday Messages for Sons

Every day, we thank our lucky stars that you came into our world. You are the sweetest boy ever. Happy birthday, son!

Loving you, son, is our greatest joy. You make it so easy. Happy birthday, dear boy!

We've always been proud of you. Now more than ever, our hearts are bursting with pride, because you've grown into a remarkable, young full of love, caring and joy. Happy birthday, dear, dear boy!

Son Birthday Wishes: Unique Birthday Messages for Sons

Need help? We’ll be there. Celebrating? We’ll be there. Just want to talk? Count on us to be there. It’s not because we have lots of time. We always have time for you. Happy birthday, son!

I never thought a son could be so wonderful, so kind, so smart, so sweet, so the opposite of what I thought boys were like. Happy birthday to my favorite boy in the world.

We're so lucky to have such a great son like you. Happy birthday, kiddo!

Son Birthday Wishes: Unique Birthday Messages for Sons

You can be 70 (and I can be 99), and you'll still be my little tyke, my beautiful boy, my hero, my life. Happy birthday, son!

You've become such a remarkable young man who makes me so proud. Happy birthday, son!

Down deep, you're still my little boy and will be forever, but what I see before me is an incredible young man! Happy birthday, son. I love you.

Son Birthday Wishes: Unique Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, son. You make me prouder and prouder every day. It's life's greatest delight to see the fine young man you're becoming.

For me, there are no words to truly express how proud I am that you're my son. I've been blessed to be your [mother, father] since the day you were born. Happy birthday, son.

As you grow into a young man, remember these two facts: First, you will always be my little boy. Second, I will be there for you for many more birthdays to come! I love you.

Son Birthday Wishes
- Adult -

Happy birthday, son! May you forever look forward to a brighter future with a gleam in your eyes and love in your heart.

Happy birthday, son! Wishing you never-ending joy, wonder and peace on your birthday and forever after.

Happy birthday, son! I'm so grateful every day that you entered my life so many birthdays ago. Your smile, laughter and joy melt my heart and make me proud.

Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Heartfelt Birthday Messages for Sons

You've brought nothing but joy, wonder and peace into my life. May you always bring yourself the same. Happy birthday, son!

Happy birthday, son! You fill every moment of every day with love, adventure and happiness. May hope your birthday and lifetime be full of these blessings.

In good or bad times, we have each other's shoulders to lean on and push forward. May we always have each other. Happy birthday, son!

Son Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Heartfelt Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, son! Heed these five words on your birthday and forever afterward: Love, care, dream, create, repeat.

This year, son, may your birthday be the beginning of an incredible journey that leads to untold love and wonder.

Happy birthday, son! I never imagined I could love anyone or anything as much as I do you. You are my north, south, west and east, and everywhere in between.

Son Birthday Wishes: Unique Birthday Messages for Sons

Happy birthday, son! I cannot measure how much love and joy you've brought into my life. I just know how much I love and admire you. May you only know this love and pride in your lifetime.

Happy birthday, son! As a child, you were precious. As an adult, you're a wonder. What great things lie ahead for you. May you have the same faith in yourself.

Happy birthday, son! It's a great comfort to know that, whatever life brings you, you will have the wisdom to move forward with love in your heart and joy in your soul.

It's no easy feat to raise a child. With you as my son, it's been an honor, a privilege and a labor of love. May you know this joy in your life. Happy birthday, my son!

Son, we think the world of you and love you very much. We hope you have the happiest birthday and an even happier, healthy future.

We're so fortunate to have a fantastic son like you. You've always been a beacon of light for us. Happy birthday, son!

Son, you're our greatest blessing. May your birthday and all your tomorrows be blessed with everything good in life!

You're a one-in-a-billion miracle to us. You have blessed our lives with your funny, kind and caring ways. Happy birthday!

Son, may you have an incredible birthday. Even if it's only half as wonderful as you, it will still be the biggest birthday celebration of the year. Happy birthday.

Son, you are a shining example of everything that’s right in this world. May your future be as bright, starting with your special day. Happy birthday!

Words are simply not enough to express how amazing I feel to have you as my son. I love you. You make my life complete. Happy birthday, son!

Yesterday’s echoes bring back sweet memories of you. Tomorrow holds the promise of sweeter moments. May today, your birthday, be sweetened with the joy and wonder you bring everyone.

If I look at everything in my life, you're easily the best part of it. Through thick and thin, you've been an extraordinary son and a wonderful man. Happy birthday, son!

Every single day since you were born, you've added something amazing to my life. I can’t imagine my life without you in it. Happy birthday, my beloved son! 

Wisdom is not a gift we can give you, son. It’s something you must earn. And you've become so wise over the years. Happy birthday, our wise, kind man!

Son Birthday Wishes: Unique Birthday Messages for Sons

To merely say I'm so proud to have you as a son is the understatement of the century. I’m incredibly proud of you! Happy birthday, my dear son!

The almighty sent me a gift once. A gift filled with love, joy and happiness. That gift is everything to me. That gift is you. Happy birthday!

You have been much more than a source of pride and joy for us. You've been a source of infinite inspiration. Happy birthday, son!

Happy birthday! No, happy birthday, beautiful boy. No, happy birthday, prince of princes. No, happy birthday, superstar. I got it...Happy birthday, my amazing son and best friend!

No matter how many of your birthdays come and go, you will always be my little slugger. Happy birthday! 

When we think of you, we can't help but feel immense pride, joy and, most of all, love. Happy birthday, dear boy!

Happy birthday, son. There comes a time in a boy's life when he becomes a man with integrity, honor, compassion and humility. That time is now for you. You make me proud.

What goes around comes around. A wonderful person always has a wonderful life. A wonderful person like you. Have a wonderful birthday, son!

You've brought immense pride and joy into my life. With each passing year, the joy and pride in my heart has only blossomed. Happy birthday, son!

You fill our hearts with joy every day. Wishing your birthday and lifetime are filled with all the joy you've brought into our lives.

May your heart be filled with loads of love and compassion. May you have success, happiness and joy all your days. Happy birthday, son!

When you were young, I taught you how to walk and talk. Now I have to teach you how to sit down and shut-up. Happy birthday, smarty pants!

Son Birthday Wishes
- Quotes -

If you're looking for tried-and-true son birthday wishes, check out the son birthday quotes below. To write the best-ever son birthday wishes, be sure to use these famous quotes (as is), change them or combine them.

"There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart."

- Washington Irving

"Of course, my son has been the center of my life and will always be the center of my love. When he was young, I was the rock in his life. Now that I am old, he is the rock in my life." 

- Hyacinth Mottley

"At some point Covey decided that his relationship with his son was more important to him than his son's success. He knew that the key to having a better relationship was to accept him as he was, rather than wishing him to be someone else."

- Adam Price

"If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be...enthusiasm."

- Bruce Barton

"Your son will open your eyes, broaden your knowledge, and help your sense of humor."

- Michael Thompson, PhD

"Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free." 

- C. J. Milbrandt

"When you were a toddler you made me smile. When you were a teenage you made me worry. But now you are a man and my son, I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments."

- Catherine Pulsifer

"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes."

- Wally Schirra

"Listen, my son, to your father’s instructions and do not forsake your mother’s teaching."

- Proverbs 1:8

"Tiger father begets tiger son."

– Chinese Proverb

"I want my son to become aware that he is in charge of the choices he makes, and it’s good to make thoughtful, good choices." 

- Karen Salmansohn

"If my son is happy, then I am happy."

- Chris Paul

"Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged."

– Louisa May Alcott

"Son, you will outgrow my lap, but never my heart."

- Author Unknown

"My son's the most precious thing to me. He's changed me from being selfish to selfless."

- Ricardo Antonio Chavira

"She loved a boy very, very much — even more than she loved herself."

- Shel Silverstein

"My wild, wild son, run free. Ooh, you’ll know it when you’re where you’re supposed to be."

- Armin van Buuren & Sam Martin

"The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son."

- Sarah Shahi

"I live for my sons. I would be lost without them."

- Princess Diana

"My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed."

Proverbs 23:15

"Raising boys has made me a more generous woman than I really am."

- Mary Kay Blakely

"It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons."

- Johann Schiller

"The moment that little bundle of pink, squirming flesh slips into our arms, love touches us. We feel it, not just in our hearts, but also on our skin. He is there. Our son."

- Meg Meeker, MD

"Heaven on Earth is looking at my little boy.”

- Jenny McCarthy

"One of the greatest gifts you can give your teenage boy is the gift of letting him know you get it. You’ve been there." 

- Sebastian R. Jones

"Be strong out there, my son. Look for the love and kindness in others. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes, and enjoy the journey."

- Kirsten Wreggitt

"If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son."

- Rudyard Kipling

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Hints & Tips

What are the best son birthday wishes?

Sons are the perfect blend of wonder, warmth, joy and love. But figuring out what to say them is hard. The young ones care more about their gifts. The older ones dislike “mushy” messages. You could write almost anything for adult sons.

The best route? A mix of cute and happy...with a touch of the sentimental (and a sprinkle of pride).

For a good idea of what your son may want to hear from you in a birthday message, check out the two articles below. Both are short and give advice that you can add to your birthday wishes.

10 Things Every Boy Needs to Hear From His Dad:

  • I love you.
  • Let’s talk.
  • It’s okay to cry.
  • I’m proud of you.
  • Treat your mom right.
  • Reach for your dreams.
  • Don’t make the same mistakes I’ve made.
  • I’m sorry.
  • It’s okay to be afraid.
  • I’ve got your back.

10 Things Boys Want to Hear from Their Moms:

  • You're strong.
  • You're brave.
  • You're smart.
  • You're kind.
  • You're handsome.
  • You amaze me.
  • You'll be a great husband one day.
  • You'll be a great father one day.
  • I'm always here for you.
  • I'll always love you, no matter what.

These additions will truly add a personal touch to your son birthday wishes.

Sometimes, though, you just need short, not-so-sweet, not-so-personal birthday wishes for sons who don’t like overly sentimental birthday messages. 

Some boys and men are not very comfortable with son birthday wishes that are too cute or heartwarming. For them, you may want to dial back the sentiment a little. Writing shorter, more lighthearted birthday messages may be a better way to go. 

On this page, there are many examples of short son birthday wishes you may want to use outright or tweak. 

In fact, ALL the examples of son birthday wishes on this page incorporate these hints and tips, so feel free to use them as inspiration for your son's birthday messages. 

Simply start with an option that best captures your feelings...and go from there.


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Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches on, has been a content writer since 1993. He created this site in 2012 to share the power of words with you on one of the best days of the year — the birthday of a loved one.


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