48 of the Best 60th Birthday Wishes & Messages

A large collection of 60th birthday wishes to help you to write the perfect birthday message to someone turning sixty.

Whether you want to tease someone about how old they are or give them a heartfelt congratulations on their birthday, we've got a saying that's right for you. The 60th birthday wishes on this page are short and sweet, so they should fit into a birthday card.

From general birthday wishes, to funny 60th birthday messages, to messages written for your Mom, Dad, or friend, we hope you find the right message for your greeting card. And do scroll down the page to find our top tips for writing the best personalized birthday messages!

Last updated: 15th May, 2018

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Happy 60th Birthday Wishes

A collection of short and sweet happy 60th birthday messages for friends and family to wish them all the very best for reaching this milestone birthday!

Wishing you a happy and healthy 60th birthday!


Many happy returns on your 60th birthday! We hope you have a fabulous day.


Warmest wishes for a very happy 60th birthday! Congratulations!


Happy 60th Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day and a great year being sixty.


Life's milestones are not supposed to be counted, they're supposed to be celebrated. Happy 60th birthday!


You're 60 years old? You're 6 perfect 10s! Happy birthday.


Congratulations on your 60th birthday! Wishing you a truly fabulous day.


Congratulations on your 60th birthday. Wishing you many happy returns for the coming years ahead.


If things get better with age, then you're approaching magnificent! Congratulations on your 60th Birthday.


Many congratulations on your sixtieth birthday! Have a great day!


Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter! Wishing you a happy and carefree 60th birthday.


Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional! Happy 60th birthday to my wonderfully young-at-heart friend!


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Funny 60th Birthday Wishes

Funny 60th birthday wishes and messages that poke fun at birthdays and aging, great for friends and family members who enjoy a good joke!

Happy 60th birthday! Don't forget to iron that birthday suit.


You're 60? Better take that cake outdoors to light the candles! Have a very happy birthday.


I wouldn't say you're old... you've just been young for longer than most of us. Happy 60th!


By the time you're 60 you've learned everything - you only have to remember it! Many happy returns on your 60th birthday.


60 is the new... wait, what was I saying? Have a truly memorable 60th birthday.


You've got more than half a century of accumulated knowledge and wisdom! That would be awesome... if you could remember any of it.


Don't let ageing get you down. It's too hard to get up again!


Happy Birthday! Don't worry about turning 60. Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live!


You're 60? That's only 16 in Celsius. Happy birthday!


You're not 60, you're 59.95 plus tax. Wishing you a very happy birthday.


There are plenty of good things about being 60, just ask any 80 year old! Happy birthday!


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60th Birthday Wishes for Dad

A selection of 60th birthday messages to wish your Dad all the best on his 60th birthday.

You're not getting older... just more distinguished! Happy 60th birthday Dad!


At 60, your favorite classic rock is now elevator music. Happy 60th to a true classic.


A little grey hair is a small price to pay for so much wisdom. Happy 60th birthday Dad!


Happy 60th Birthday to the world's best Farter Father.


60 is pretty much prehistoric. But at least you're not extinct! Happy birthday old wise one.


Happy 60th birthday Dad! Glad you've made it this far and hope you're around for many more years to come!


Wow Dad, you've made 60 trips around the sun! Here's to many more. Happy 60th birthday!


Happy 60th birthday wishes for Mom

Wish your mom a happy 60th birthday with these birthday wishes just for her.

Those aren't grey hairs you see Mom, they're strands of birthday glitter growing out of your head. Have a fabulous 60th birthday!


Don't worry, they are not grey hairs, they are wisdom highlights. You just happen to be extremely wise. Happy 60th birthday Mom!


Don't worry Mom, they're not wrinkles, they're smile lines, and I hope you have plenty more by the time you're 70.


Happy 60th birthday Mom! You've done so much for us over the years, now it's time to focus on *you*. Wishing you all the best for the years ahead, may they be full of fun, adventure, and laughter!


Congratulations on your 60th birthday Mom! Here's to a fabulous birthday and a wonderful year ahead!


I really can't believe you're sixty, you've got more energy than any person I know! Happy birthday super mom, and here's to many more years of health and happiness!


Happy birthday Mom! I hope I have the wisdom and energy you have at sixty! Thanks for being an incredible mom and a wonderful friend. You deserve so much happiness and joy in life, and I hope that the coming years ahead are full of many blessings for you.


Happy 60th birthday wishes messages for Friends

Wish friends a very happy 60th birthday with one of these greeting card messages.

It just occurred to me that we really are becoming old friends! What a great pair we make. So glad to have you in my life. Happy 60th birthday!


Happy Birthday! The world is a better place for having had you in it for the last 60 years, and I'm so lucky to know you. Wishing you many happy returns.


Happy 60th birthday to such a fabulous friend! Wishing you many blessings for the year ahead.


Congratulations on your 60th birthday! I hope you have a very happy birthday and a fantastic year ahead! Thanks for being such a dear friend.


Many happy returns on your 60th birthday! I know this past year has had some tough times but I hope that the coming year brings you the good fortune you deserve. You're a great friend and I am so thankful for your presence in my life.


Those aren't grey hairs you see. They're strands of birthday glitter growing out of your head! Happy 60th birthday!


60 really looks great on you! Have a fantastic birthday.


Congratulations on the 39th anniversary of your 21st birthday! Here's to many more!


Happy birthday! 60 never looked so good!


Happy birthday dear friend! Raising a glass to your health and happiness all the way from [insert location]. I hope you have a great day!


Congratulations on your birthday! Sending you our love and good wishes all the way from [insert location].


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Great tips for what to write in a 60th birthday card

Want to write your own 60th birthday wishes to a friend or family member, but don't know where to start? Follow these top tips to come up with the perfect 60th birthday message written straight from the heart.

  1. Wish them "happy birthday", and congratulate them on reaching this milestone age!
  2. A birthday is a great opportunity to tell the person how much they mean to you. If they are a friend, it's a perfect time to tell them how you appreciate their friendship and support.
  3. If the person enjoys a laugh, then a funny joke or age-related quote can be appropriate. It can lighten the circumstance of turning such a significant age.
  4. Personalize your message. Write about the recent moments you've shared with the person and how you've enjoyed their company (Christmas together, the recent summer trip to the Lake) or mention something that is coming up that you will do together, or you know they have planned eg "enjoy your birthday trip to NYC, I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back".
  5. Missed their birthday? Do still get in touch and wish them all the best. Birthdays are a great opportunity to keep in touch with friends and family, and a belated text message or card is better than waiting until next year!

Looking for more 60th birthday wishes and messages? There are many more card message ideas on our 60th birthday quotes page.


60th Birthday "Year Born" Poster

If you're looking for a really unique and memorable way to wish someone a happy 60th birthday, and reminisce with them over how times have changed since their youth, then take a look at our personalized 60th birthday poster maker. Easy to edit and print out at home, your gift will be the talk of the party!

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Everyone thought this was really cool and asked me how I made it!'' Rachel, Idaho

We've researched all the interesting and funny facts from the year they were born, and our poster maker formats it all beautifully for you. You can personalize the poster with their name, choose your color palette, and add anything else you want about them.

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