Happy Father's Day Wishes to Make Your Dad Feel Special

Last Updated: June 12, 2024 by Amanda

It’s time to celebrate the best men we know! Looking for the perfect “Happy Father's Day” wishes for your dad? Fathers are extra special people and connoisseurs of the dad joke. They’re all so different too. My dad is quiet and kind, and loves his family fiercely - so it's important to celebrate what makes them all unique.

happy fathers day wishes kids giving dad a gift

What date is Father's Day? Traditionally, in the US and UK, it is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. This year, that falls on Sunday, 16 June 2024. It’s creeping up fast!

So, if you’re looking for the best way to say Happy Father’s Day to your own Pa, you're in luck - we’ve done the brainstorming for you. Check out our big collection of Father's Day wishes and consider adding them to a cute Father's Day card. Find the perfect wish for your father, put into words just how awesome, funny, and wonderful you think he is. Don’t forget to thank him for everything that he has done for you.

Our collection of funny, heartfelt, and inspirational Father's Day wishes celebrates men - and father figures - everything they do for us. From being our superheroes to changing diapers, creating special bonds, and putting up with us - no matter what! Here are some carefully created Father's Day wishes to get you started.

The Best Ways to Say Happy Father's Day

Scroll no further! Here, we've picked the very best ways to say "Happy Father's Day" to make your life easier. Jot it down into a card, get the family to sign it, and the go on with making his day as special as possible. Or, if you're not seeing the message you need here, keep going. Below, we've written and collected Happy Father's Day messages for any and every relationship.

Happy Father's Day to the very best dad in the world!

I am so lucky to have you as my dad. Thanks for being such a legend!

With your elbow grease and worn-out boots, you have never failed to put us first. Happy Father's Day to the best dad in the world! How about you step aside and let us do some of the work today.

Your strength and resilience have taught me to never give up. Happy Father's Day to the most inspiring dad.

You may not know everything but you sure had me fooled for quite a number of years! Happy Father's Day to the cleverest dad in town.

To the world's greatest father from the world's greatest kids, we hope you have an amazing Father's Day!

To the best taxi driver, the most effective spider hunter, the cheapest handyman, and the most generous bank I know. Thank you for being the best dad in the world! Happy Father's Day.

You are always there for me, through thick and thin. Happy Father's Day to the most supportive dad ever.

Daddy, I love it when you read me bedtime stories, tickle me and make me laugh. Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day. When you hold me in your arms, I know that I'm loved and safe. You are my superhero. I love you, Daddy.

Happy Father's Day to the man we all look up to. You are the glue that holds our family together.

Short Happy Father's Day Wishes

happy fathers day dad and kid flying a kite

If your dad is a man of few words, you may like to write a short “Happy Father’s Day” wish on his card. Our collection of short and sweet wishes for Father's Day simply thank your dad just for being an amazing person. These simple and straightforward "Happy Father's Day" wishes will work well as either a message in a card or even as a text message or social media post.

Happy Father's Day to the coolest dad of all time!

To the world's most awesome dad, Happy Father's Day!

Thanks, Dad, for all that you do for us. Happy Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful Daddy. I love you to the moon and back!

Happy Father's Day Dad. Thank you for always being there when we need you.

I'm so grateful for all your support, you are the greatest! Happy Father's Day!

Out of all the dads in the world, we got the very best one! Happy Father's Day.

Thanks for all the great times we've shared. Happy Father's Day!

You're an amazing Dad! Happy Father's Day.

Dad, you know that I like Batman and Superman. There’s no need for them as I have you! Happy Father's Day to my super Dad!

Sending you all my love. I wish I were there to give you a big bear hug. Happy Father's Day!

Thanks for giving me so much of your time. You truly are the best dad ever! Happy Father's Day.

Thanks for being the coolest dad around! Happy Father's Day!

See our full collection of Father's Day Messages.

Heartfelt & Inspirational Happy Father's Day Wishes

happy fathers day young daughter giving her dad a father's day card

Our fathers are role models from the day we’re born. If your dad inspires you to be a better version of yourself, let him know just how much you love and appreciate him with one of these touching Father's Day greetings.

Thank you for all the sacrifices you make for our family, and for all the joy and love you bring into our lives every day. We couldn't ask for a better dad! Happy Father's Day.

Thank you for working as hard as you do every day to provide for our family. You always make time for me when you get home from work. I love hanging out with you. I hope you have a great Father's Day.

Dad, you mean the world to me. You care so completely, give so selflessly, and love so easily. As the years pass, I realize how lucky I am to have a dad as wonderful as you. Happy Father's Day!

To my dearest Dad: You are my compass and my guide. Thanks for always showing me the right path and for pointing me in the right direction. Happy Father's Day. I love you.

Thank you for everything that you have given me over the years. You've always been there for me as a dad and as a best friend as well. There's no other bond like ours. I love you, Dad!

When people say, 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree,' I say 'that's the best compliment I could ever get'! One day, I hope to grow as strong and as smart as you. Have a great Father's Day!

Dad, your light guides this family and holds us together. I want you to know that I am there for you too, through thick and thin. I hope you can relax and forget your worries today. Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the dad who has taught me that anything is possible with hard work and determination. You inspire me to be the best version of myself.

Thank you for being a shining beacon in my life. Happy Father's Day to the dad who always lights me up.

Happy Father's Day to the dad who has shown me that love, kindness, and empathy can change the world.

Looking for something even closer to the heart than these? How about a Father's Day poem?

Funny Father's Day Wishes

happy fathers day dad and son playing around with fake mustaches

If your dad is the master of a dad joke, he'll love a good chuckle at one of these hilarious happy Father's Day wishes! Give him a taste of his own medicine with a silly or funny card message. These cheerful wishes celebrate the unique joys and trials of raising children.

I'm so lucky to have you as my dad... I'm sure no one else would have put up with me this long. Happy Father's Day!

Dad, you've always been the coolest. Remember all those times you said "yes" when mom said "no?" Happy Father's Day, Cool Dad!

Fact: Dads are notoriously difficult to buy presents for. Instead, just enjoy this little card I made for you, and feel the happiness of having me as your child. Happy Father's Day!

You know what they say: Real heroes don't wear capes, they make terrible puns. Thank you for being a real superhero, Dad. Happy Father's Day!

It takes an amazing dad to raise such a ridiculously great kid, don't you think? Happy Father's Day Dad, I could never have grown up to be so humble without you!

Thank you for all the piggyback rides, the times you pretended to be a pony, and the times you threw me into the air and caught me. Your back might be regretting it now, but it made the best childhood memories ever. Happy Father's Day Dad!

Happy Father's Day to the raddest, most tubular, least square, grooviest, ummm hippest... Hey Dad, Are any of these from your generation? Great fathers are timeless!

Wish I could hang out with you on Father's Day. But, on the bright side, you’ll finally get some peace and quiet! Miss you and love you, Dad.

We weren't kidding about those dad jokes, though. Check out our best dad jokes, zingers, and one-liners here.

Happy Father's Day Wishes from Daughter

happy fathers day reading a cute card for dad

The special connection between a father and his daughter is a precious one. Father's Day is the best time of year to thank your dad for all he has done for you. A heartfelt Happy Father's Day wish will let him know just how much you love and care about him, each and every day of the year.

Every girl dreams about living the life of a princess. I have never needed to dream that dream because I live it every day as your little princess. I love you Dad. Happy Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day from your little princess. I love you so much, Dad!

All my life, I've been ever so lucky to have the best dad in the world. Now, I can count myself double-lucky, since my child gets to have the best granddad ever. Happy Father's Day, Dad, we love you!

Dad [noun].
1. The one who is there for you no matter what happens.
2. The one who wants his little girl to grow up happy.
3. The one who conspires with you to hide broken stuff from Mom.
4. The one who gives you the best advice.
5. The one who calls you silly nicknames, and makes you laugh.
6. The most wonderful person in the world.
See also: Superman, Best Friend

It doesn't matter how many years go by. You'll always be that same amazing person who taught me how to ride a bike, helped me with my math homework, and scared away the monsters from under my bed. Happy Father's Day, thanks for being awesome!

Sending you all my love this Father's Day. This card is packed full of hugs and kisses just for you! We might be apart today, but you're always in my heart. I love you and miss you more than words can say.

Happy Father's Day to my incredible, amazing, wonderful Papa!

Happy Father's Day Wishes from Son

happy fathers day teaching son to ride a bike

If you have the best Dad in the universe, let him know! Whatever type of connection you have with your dad, from serious to light-hearted, you can capture the unique magic of your relationship with our Father's Day wishes.

Dad, you are someone who I always look up to, no matter how tall I've grown. Thanks for being such a great mentor and friend. Happy Father's Day!

You always said that I can do the impossible if I just tried hard enough. You inspire me to work hard and achieve my goals. Happy Father's Day, Dad, and thank you for everything!

Dad, you're the first person I call when I need some good advice. Thanks for always being there for me!

Now I'm a Dad myself, I appreciate you even more. Thanks for being a brilliant role model, and now the best grandfather. Have a great day!

Happy Father's Day to the strongest and smartest man I know. Thank you for everything you do for me.

I appreciate you more than words can say. Happy Father's Day to the best dad in the universe.

Your love, guidance, and wisdom have made me who I am today. Happy Father's Day to the most influential person in my life.

Father and child are never truly apart, maybe in distance but never in heart. I miss you everyday, Dad. But know you are with me in spirit. I love you and hope you have a great day!

Happy Father's Day Wishes From Young Children

happy fathers day young kid airplaning with dad

Babies and toddlers love their daddies so much - they just can't say it yet! These sweet Happy Father's Day wishes from young children put into words what they would say, if they could only talk!

Happy Father's Day to my daddy! I love you so much.

When I am holding onto your finger with my tiny hand, I feel like I am holding onto the strongest person in the whole wide world! Happy Father's Day, Daddy.

I promise that I will make you proud of me when I grow up. Happy Father's Day, Daddy.

Daddy, as I hold your fingers, I'll learn to walk. As you read me stories, I'll learn to talk. You'll always be my teacher in life. Happy Father's Day to you!

When I grow up I want to be big and strong, just like you. Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

Thanks for always looking after me, for giving me lots of cuddles, and for being my Daddy. Happy Father's Day!

There's no sweeter gift than receiving something a kid has drawn or colored for you. Add these messages to a Father's Day coloring page to make it extra special!

Happy Father's Day Wishes to Husband

happy fathers day happy family

The father of your children is often the rock of the household, so be sure to make him feel appreciated with an extra special Fathers Day message. Be sure to thank your husband or partner for everything he has done for your family, how he’s valued and what a fantastic father he is.

Thank you for being our rock, our protector, and our biggest fan. Happy Father's Day, our superhero!

You are the best dad in the world. Happy Father's Day and thank you for always putting our family first.

Your strength, patience, and kindness inspire us every day. Happy Father's Day to an amazing dad. We love you more than words can say.

Your unwavering love and support make us feel invincible. Happy Father's Day to an amazing dad.

Happy Father's Day to the hardest-working dad we know. We are so grateful for everything you do for us.

You make our lives richer in every way. Happy Father's Day to the best dad we could ask for.

Happy Father's Day to our handyman extraordinaire. You are the king of DIY and can fix anything.

Thank you for being the calm in the chaos and the light in the darkness. Happy Father's Day to an amazing dad.

You are the heart and soul of our family. Happy Father's Day! We love you more than words can say.

Happy Father's Day Messages for Your Grandfather

happy fathers day celebrating with grandfather

Grandads are SO special, and if they are still earth-side, we’re extra lucky to celebrate Father’s Day with them. Father's Day is the perfect time to thank him for the advice, fun, and adventure that he has brought into your life over all the years!

It is said that "A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart." Precious and special, just like you! Happy Father's Day.

A baby has a way of making a man out of his father and a boy out of his grandfather.
~ Angie Papadakis

Happy Father's Day to the best granddad in the world! Thank you for all your wise advice.

You're the king of fixing things, and our hero. Happy Father's Day to the best granddad ever.

You always have a smile on your face and a story to tell. Happy Father's Day to our favorite granddad.

You are a shining example of what it means to be a great dad and granddad. Happy Father's Day!

You have a heart of gold and a spirit that's unbreakable. Happy Father's Day to the best granddad in the universe.

You always know the right thing to say and do. Happy Father's Day to the wisest granddad ever.

Happy Father's Day to the man who has always been there for us, through thick and thin. We love you, Granddad!

Happy Father's Day to the best father-in-law ever. You make me feel like part of the family.Thank you for being an amazing grandfather to our children. Happy Father's Day to a wonderful dad and granddad.

Happy Father's Day Wishes for Fathers-to-be & New Dads

happy fathers day new dad holding baby

Know a brand-new dad? A new dad's very first Father's Day is very special! These Father's Day greetings for dads-to-be and new dads acknowledge his new role in life. Make sure to wish them well for their new or impending arrival with a short Father's Day wish for fathers-to-be and new dads!

Happy first Father's Day to the newest superhero in town! You're doing an amazing job.

Your patience and resourcefulness will make you an incredible dad. Happy Father's Day to the best dad-to-be.

You've become a father, and with that comes a new kind of love. Happy Father's Day to the most loving dad.

Your little one has changed your world, and you're changing theirs. Happy Father's Day to the most dedicated dad.

Parenthood can be tough, but you've got this. Happy Father's Day to the most capable dad-to-be.

You are about to embark on the greatest adventure of your life. Happy Father's Day to the dad-to-be who is ready for anything.

Happy Father's Day to the man who will soon discover a love like no other. Your child is lucky to have you.

You have a heart of gold, and it will guide you in fatherhood. Happy Father's Day to the kindest dad-to-be.

Your love and care for your baby is inspiring. Happy Father's Day to the most loving and nurturing dad.

Here is a super sweet Father's Day poem and the perfect wish for a new dad on their first Father's Day:

Happy Father's Day, Daddy,
I have a present for you.
No, it's not in my diaper,
But that needs changing, too!

I have a poem to let you know
How lucky Mommy and I are
Because when it comes to daddies
You really are a star!

Thanks for taking care of me
With cuddles and silly songs.
Thanks for settling me back to sleep,
The nights they can be long

One day I'll be big like you,
And strong and smart and brave.
But while I'm little I want to say
Happy First Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day Wishes for Someone Like a Father

happy fathers day playing together in superman costumes

Not all dads are blood-related, but they are all special. These wishes are for a father figure in your life, who could be a godfather, step father, or a special mentor who you would like to acknowledge on Father's Day. These Happy Father's Day wishes for stepdads and someone like a father will mean so much to them, especially if they don't have their own biological children.

You've been like a father to me all these years. Thank you for the wisdom you've given me, and I appreciate your support so much.

Thanks for everything that you do. You're an amazing godfather and you've made such a big difference in my life. Happy Father's Day!

Thank you for being my role model, mentor, and the best stepfather in the world. I feel lucky that you came into our lives. Happy Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day! You are much more than simply being my mom's husband. You're a friend and an incredible father. We appreciate you.

Thank you for always being my role model and the very best father I never had!

Happy Step-Father's Day! You have been like a father to me for all these years. Thank you for all the love, guidance, and support.

You've been there for me through thick and thin. Happy Father's Day to the man who feels like a second father to me.

Happy Father's Day to a man who is like a father to me. Thank you for being a role model and inspiring me to be the best I can be. You may not be my dad by blood, but you are in every other way.

I'm so proud that I've become your child and that I can honor two brilliant men on Father's Day. How lucky am I to have two fathers, twice the love, and two families to belong to!?

Happy Father's Day to my stepfather. I really hope you love being a part of our blended family: we can't imagine life without you!

Stepping into my life and being a stepdad has been such a journey, hasn't it! I hope that you have loved the ride as much as I have. Happy Father's Day to you!

Happy Father's Day! You are not only a stepdad but also a trusted friend. It makes me feel so proud and glad when you introduce me as your son/daughter.

Religious Happy Father's Day Wishes & Bible Verses

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Our fathers are blessings that guide us throughout our lives. In this section, you'll find Christian-themed wish ideas, plus beautiful bible verses and quotes for your dad. They are perfect to write in a Father's Day card message.

On this Father's Day, I pray that your day is filled with joy, love, and peace, and I give thanks to God for all that you bring to my life.

God knew just what He was doing when He made you my dad! Thank you for guiding me through life. Happy Father's Day.

I feel so blessed to have a dad like you! Thank you for everything.

I ask God to bless you with every kind of joy. Happy Father's Day!

When I count my blessings, I count you twice! Happy Father's Day to my wonderful dad, I love you.

Here are beautiful blessings and verses to write in a greeting card to your dad.

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6

These Father's Day quotes from the Bible encourage new dads or dads who may be anxious or struggling through difficult circumstances.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4

These bible quotes for Father's Day are about the role of a father in raising his children. They speak to children, and reflect how a father's wisdom influences a child throughout their lifetime.

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 5:16

Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. Proverbs 1:8-9

Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it - wisdom, instruction and insight as well. The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful! Proverbs 23:22-25

My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. Proverbs 6:20-22

Check out our full collection of Happy Father's Day Bible Verses.

Free Printable Father's Day Cards

Download one of our free printable Father's Day cards to print and fold at home and give to your dad. They're really handy when you can't get to the store, and your dad gets a special card made just for him!

free printable fathers day cards - 70 designs

Happy Father's Day Coloring Pages

Looking for Father's Day coloring pages? Take a look at this cute collection of high-quality PDFs you can download and print at home for free! There are so many choices - superhero dad, fishing with dad, neckties, award trophies, simple pictures for toddlers and preschoolers, and intricate doodles for older children and teens to color in!

free printable father's day coloring pages

Free Printable Father's Day Coupons Gift for Dad

Free printable Father's Day coupons you can make at home for your Dad. So easy to print and assemble into a sweet booklet for your dad, and it's such a super practical gift idea!

Free Printable Fathers Day Coupons for your Dad

"Dad Likes" Poster

Father's Day messages and wishes are a brilliant way to express what your dad means to you, and so is a personalized gift made just for him.

Celebrate your dad and all that he does for you and the family with a personalized poster gift made just for him. It's a poster that celebrates all the funny things about him and the things he likes (including you!).

dad likes poster - personalized Father's Day gift

More Happy Father's Day Ideas

I hope you enjoyed my favorite Happy Father's Day messages and wishes and that you found one that was just right for your dad! If you're looking for other ways to show your dad how much you love him, here are some other pages I think you'll enjoy:

Happy Father's Day Messages
Dad Jokes
Happy Father's Day Poems
Bible Verses about Fathers
Gifts to Make
"Dad Definition" Poster
"Dad Likes" Poster

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