A son-in-law can be like another son to you, or the son you never had. And the best part is, you get to skip all the diapers, potty training, teen misbehavior, and college tuition. In short, you get to start your relationship with your new “son” after the really tough parenting is already done.
Your son-in-law’s birthday is a perfect time to show your appreciation for this special relationship. After all, it’s the anniversary of the day that you didn’t have to bring him into the world.
If you’re wondering how exactly to wish your son-in-law a Happy Birthday, we’ve got more than a few options for you. The following birthday wishes for a son-in-law are written in a variety styles. Whether your son-in-law is truly like a son to you, or not quite so close, you can find a birthday message below that fits the bill.
Note: If you’re looking for birthday wishes for a plain old son, see this list.
To start, here are some heartfelt birthday messages for a son-in-law. Consider using one of these if you have an especially tight relationship with the birthday boy.
- Happy Birthday to a wonderful son-in-law. If we didn’t think you were awesome, we never would have let you marry our daughter!
- Happy Birthday to the world’s best son-in-law! We couldn’t ask for a better husband for our daughter.
- Happy Birthday to a great son-in-law! Your parents welcomed you into the world on this day, and we’re sure grateful that you eventually made your way into our world as well.
- You’re a wonderful husband, father, and son. In fact, you’re just a wonderful person, and we hope you have a wonderful birthday to match!
- Happy Birthday to a wonderful son-in-law. We’re so proud to have you as part of our family!
- You are the best thing that ever happened to our daughter. Thanks for being you – and Happy Birthday!
- Happy Birthday to a special son-in-law! We taught our daughter to exercise good judgement, and she did us proud when she made the wise decision to marry you.
- You’re an amazing husband and father. As a son-in-law, you’re not too shabby either. Happy Birthday from the in-laws.
- We’ve always wanted the best for our daughter, and guess what? You are the best. Happy Birthday to an amazing son-in-law.
- Our daughter always was a picky eater. Good thing she was picky about choosing a husband, too! She couldn’t have picked a better one. Happy Birthday to a son-in-law who is a perfect fit for our family.
- Happy Birthday to a guy who was truly made for our daughter.
Here are some humorous birthday messages for a son-in-law. For more ideas, see this big list of funny birthday wishes.
- Sons-in-law like you don’t come along very often. That means we’re not letting you go. Happy Birthday!
- Happy Birthday to our son-in-law. The day you married our daughter was one of the happiest days of our lives. And also one of the most expensive.
- Happy Birthday, son-in-law! Wouldn’t it be great if there were more birthdays to celebrate in our family? Hint hint!
- We wanted to get you an amazing gift for your birthday, but then we realized that we already made a beautiful girl just for you. We can’t top that!
- NO ONE WILL EVER BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR MY DAUGHTER. Except you. You’re undeniably awesome. Best wishes on your birthday.
- Happy Birthday, son-in-law! Thanks for choosing our daughter to be your wife, and sticking with her even after you found out how crazy her family was!
- Happy Birthday to the guy who was destined to marry our daughter. If meeting us didn’t scare you off, then you two were truly meant to be!
- Best birthday wishes from your favorite in-laws!
- Happy Birthday to a great son-in-law! The only thing standing between you and the title of “greatest son-in-law” are a few grandkids.
- You and our daughter are a perfect match. You’re hard-working. She’s high-maintenance. Hope you can take some time for yourself on your birthday.
- Happy Birthday, son-in-law! As a charming, talented, amazing guy, you have always fit right in with this family!
Here are some birthday wishes to a son-in-law from a mother-in-law.
- Happy Birthday to my amazing son-in-law. You’re truly like a son to me, except that I didn’t actually have to give birth to you (thank you so much for that!).
- I know you’ve been waiting eagerly to hear from your mother-in-law on your birthday. Well, here you go… Happy Birthday!
- Mothers-in-law are notoriously hard to please, but I couldn’t be more pleased that you married my daughter. Happy Birthday to an amazing son-in-law!
- Happy Birthday to a smart, caring, and hard-working son-in-law… from a very appreciative mother-in-law.
Finally, here are some birthday wishes to a son-in-law from a father-in-law.
- Happy Birthday to my son-in-law! You’re truly a great guy. You know I wouldn’t trust just anyone with my daughter.
- Happy Birthday to a strong, smart, ruggedly handsome man. You know what they say – girls always choose a husband who reminds them of their father!
- Thanks for another year of being the greatest son-in-law a guy could ask for. Enjoy your birthday!
- Happy Birthday to a great son-in-law. Who would have thought that that scrawny punk who wanted to take my daughter away from me would actually turn out to be an alright guy?