30 Loving Birthday Wishes for Your Husband

Here's what to write to your husband on his special day.
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Updated Feb 21, 2023

If your husband is celebrating another year around the sun, you're probably busy planning ways to make him feel extra loved. Think: a surprise party with his friends and family, his favorite flavor cake, a thoughtful gift (or two) or a handwritten card. If you feel more confident in your actions than your words, that's okay. We can help you find the perfect wording for your husband's birthday card (or text or b-day post) that expresses just how thankful you are that he was born and you get to do life with him. From simple and sweet to funny and sassy, these are the best birthday wishes for your husband.

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What to Write in Your Husband's Birthday Card

When it comes to deciding what to put in a birthday message to your husband, we suggest always including two things: "Happy Birthday" and "I love you." Though short, they touch on the two most important aspects of your note—celebrating the occasion and reaffirming your feelings. Seriously, it's that simple. Happy birthday wishes to your husband don't have to be complicated.

The most important thing when writing a birthday note to your husband is that it comes from the heart. If you want to expand the message, an easy place to start is talking about the day's plans ("I'm so excited to go out to dinner with you to celebrate") or the gift you got him ("I hope you like your gift, I saw it and instantly thought of you").

As for romantic birthday wishes for your husband, think about all of the reasons you love him and your life together. Like "I love how adventurous you are," or "Thank you for blessing me with beautiful children and being not just a great husband, but a great dad."

Need even more guidance? Below, we've got 30 short birthday wishes for your husband you can copy word for word. (Don't worry, we won't tell.)

Funny Birthday Wishes for Your Husband

Does your guy have a good sense of humor? Start off your birthday message to him with a joke. We're pretty sure one of these funny birthday wishes will give him a laugh.

  • Happy birthday from the only one who can put up with your snoring!

  • I was going to get you a special gift for your birthday, but you already have me, so what more could you want?

  • Sometimes I don't know how you put up with me…but then I remember I put up with you too—here's to more years annoying each other, I love you!

  • Wishing a very happy birthday to my favorite pillow and foot warmer—er, I mean husband!

  • A good marriage is based on honesty, so I have to tell you, you're getting old. Happy birthday!

Sweet Birthday Wishes for Your Husband

If you want to get all sappy in your husband's birthday card message, look no further. These birthday wishes will express how much he means to you.

  • Today's my favorite day because it's the day the love of my life was born. Happy birthday!

  • Happy birthday to the sweetest husband in the world. Wishing you (and us) many more to come.

  • I am so thankful you were put on this earth and into my life. I love you!

  • You deserve so much love and happiness (and cake) everyday, but especially today. Happy birthday.

  • Happy birthday to my adventure buddy. I can't wait to make even more memories with you this year.

Unique Birthday Wishes for Your Husband

Some of the best birthday wishes for your husband might play on his interests and favorite hobbies. From puns to film quotes, here are our picks of unique birthday messages for your husband.

  • For the Disney fan: With you, I know true love isn't just in fairytales. I hope you have a magical birthday.

  • If he has a sweet tooth: We go together like ice cream and cake, happy birthday!

  • For the Harry Potter lover: Happy birthday to my favorite muggle. To me, you are the chosen one.

  • If they watch Friends on repeat: You're my lobster. I'm thankful to be holding claws with you for life.

  • For the Star Wars devotee: I love you to the Death Star and back. Happy birthday!

Simple Birthday Wishes for Your Husband

Short (and sweet) birthday wishes for your husband are the quickest way to let him know you love him. (Aside from a kiss on the lips of course.)

  • Happy birthday to my best friend!

  • Wishing you another year of love and laughter.

  • Today's your day, celebrate to the fullest!

  • With every year that passes, I only love you more.

  • Cheers to my soulmate.

Birthday Messages for Your Future Husband

Have you gotten engaged since his last birthday? Wish your fiancé a happy birthday with a thoughtful gift and one of these card ideas.

  • I can't believe that on this day next year, I'll get to say, "Happy birthday, husband!"

  • Here's to your last birthday as my fiancé. I can't wait to call you my husband.

  • Happy birthday to my partner in crime, my fiancé. I can't wait to marry you.

  • Today is all about celebrating the amazing man I said "yes" to—happy birthday!

  • Saying "Happy birthday fiancé" certainly has a nice ring to it. I love you.

Birthday Messages for Your New Husband

Just married and want to scream it from the rooftops? Use his birthday as an excuse to address him by his new title of "husband."

  • I miss our wedding when we both got gifts. Happy birthday!

  • Now that I'm your spouse, you should have nothing else to wish for—happy birthday!

  • To the man I'm lucky enough to call my husband, happy birthday.

  • This is my favorite birthday with you to date because I get to sing happy birthday to my husband.

  • I love the life we're building together. Happy birthday hubby.

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