120 Best Birthday Wishes for Sisters & Sisters-in-Law 2023

For many, sisters are built-in best friends. If you’re lucky enough to have a loving sister, you’re already aware of that special, sibling bond. She’s by far one of your favorite people in the world — and for good reason. You can count on her to keep all your secrets, give you unfiltered advice and of course, be a supportive shoulder to cry on in your time of need.

Simply put, your sister is your reliable ride-or-die, trusted confidante and unwavering cheerleader. That’s why her birthday is the perfect time to let her know how much she means to you. Not sure where to start or suffering from a case of writer’s block? We get it, expressing your feelings for someone who holds such a special place in your heart isn’t always easy. To help, we’ve rounded up some of the best birthday wishes for sisters (and sisters-in-law).

We know that not all sister relationships are the same, that’s why we’ve included a variety of birthday wishes to suit your unique bond. Whether she’s a fun-loving jokester with a killer sense of humor or more on the serious, yet sentimental side — we’ve compiled a robust list that will surely resonate and complement her personality. Use these birthday wishes for your sister verbatim or as inspiration for your own personal message.

Write your well wishes inside a greeting card, text them or if she’s an avid social media user, post them as an Instagram caption under your favorite sibling photo. No matter how you share your birthday message, we’re pretty sure it will leave a lasting impression.

Sure, thoughtful gifts for your sister are always a good idea, but no present is complete without a nice note attached. So, go ahead and let your sister know how much you cherish and honor her birthday because it marks the day, she entered the world.

And don’t forget to check out our birthday wishes for best friends, sons and daughters. Oh, and you can’t forget about your brother, mom or dad!

Funny Birthday Wishes for Your Sister or Sister-in-Law

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  • You may be the queen today but remember who wears the crown the other 364 days of the year! Happy birthday, sister.
  • I can’t believe you wanted to marry into this wacky family. I guess you must be just as wacky as the rest of us! Best wishes on your birthday, sister-in-law.
  • Happy birthday to the person who will always be older than me.
  • You may be the older sister, but I’ll always be the smartest! Happy birthday!
  • The best part of being your sister is having a best friend who is almost as pretty as me. Happy birthday!
  • You’re the jelly to my roll. Happy birthday, sister!
  • I’m pretty sure I’m the favorite daughter, but since it’s your special day, I’ll let you think otherwise. Happy birthday, sis!
  • Being your sister is really the only gift you need. Happy birthday!
  • You may be the older sister, but you know who’s the boss! Happy birthday, sissy!
  • They say the older you get, the wiser you become. Well, I guess at this point you’re one of the wisest people on earth. Happy Birthday, sister!
  • Happy birthday to my former womb mate!
  • You may be the younger one, but I’ll always be the best-dressed sister. Happy birthday!
  • Don’t forget who knows all your secrets. So, give me the biggest slice of cake or I’m spilling the beans! Happy birthday, sister.
  • No matter how old I get, I’ll always be younger than you! Happy birthday, sister.
  • I knew your party would be lit, but with all these candles we may need to call the fire department! Happy birthday.
  • The best part of being your sister is that we’re the same size and can share clothes. Happy birthday to my fellow fashionista!
  • Let’s party like it’s your birthday! Oh wait, it is! Happy birthday, sis.
  • Screaming happy birthday to the one who gets me
  • No one can make me laugh like you do — especially when I look at your face! Happy birthday, sister.
  • I’m really just here for the cake. Oh yeah, happy birthday!
  • I’m looking forward to growing old with you, and happy that you have a head start. Happy birthday!
  • Because it’s your birthday, I’ll let you eat the first slice. Happy birthday, sis!
  • I guess your birthday wish came true because you have me for a sister!
  • You may be a year older, but I’m not sure you’re any wiser. Happy birthday!
  • For your birthday I got you a fruit salad. With grapes, a lot of fermented grapes!

Short and Sweet Birthday Wishes for Your Sister or Sister-in-Law

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  • You take the cake, sissy! Happy birthday!
  • I adore you today and always. Happy birthday, queen!
  • You’re simply the best. Happy birthday, sister!
  • No one compares to you. I love you. HBD!
  • Thanks for being my first bestie. Happy birthday.
  • Happy Birthday, sister! I love you.
  • Happy cake day, sissy!
  • You rock! Happy birthday, sister.
  • You’re the icing to my cake. Happy birthday, sister!
  • Happy birthday to my best friend.
  • Happy cake day, sister!
  • Cheers to another year around the sun. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday, dear sister.
  • Wishing the best sister in the world a happy birthday.
  • I’m so proud to call you my sister. Happy birthday!
  • You mean so much to me. Happy birthday, sister!
  • Sisters are the best gift. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday, built-in bestie!
  • My sister is better than your sister. Happy birthday, sissy!
  • You’re the best sister a girl could ask for. HBD!
  • Happy birthday to my best friend!
  • Wishing you the best birthday ever, sis!
  • To my favorite sister, Happy birthday!
  • Thinking of you today and always. Happy birthdays, sister!
  • I’m so lucky to be your sister.
  • I can’t wait to celebrate with you. Happy birthday!
  • Let the party begin. Happy birthday, sis!
  • You make life sweeter. Happy birthday, sister.
  • You’re simply the best! Happy birthday, sissy.
  • I love you so much! Happy birthday to my best friend.
  • Happy birthday to the most wonderful sister in the world!

Heartfelt Birthday Wishes for Your Sister or Sister-in-Law

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  • There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t thank my lucky stars that you’re my sister. Happy birthday.
  • I can’t imagine my life without you. You’ve been my trusted protector since day one and for that I’m forever grateful. Wishing you the best birthday yet.
  • You light up every room you enter. Your infectious personality and bright-as-the-sun smile make you loved by many. I’m grateful that I’m one of the lucky ones who get to bask in your remarkable glow. Happy birthday, dear sister.
  • When you married into our family, I knew that we’d be happily bonded for life. Thank you for loving my sibling the way you do. Happy birthday, sister-in-law!
  • Wishing you nothing but the absolute best on this special day that marks your birth. Let’s celebrate!
  • Friends may come and go, but sisters are forever. Happy birthday!
  • I will always be your biggest fan and cheerleader. Happy birthday to the absolute best sister in the world.
  • You brighten my life and I’m forever grateful for you. Happy birthday to my rock star sister.
  • I don’t know what I’d do without you in my life. Happy birthday, dear sister.
  • No matter how old we get, I’ll always look up to you. Happy birthday to my big sister.
  • No one knows me like you and no one ever will. Happy birthday to my first and forever friend.
  • Sibling love like ours is rare. I’m so glad we share an unbreakable bond. Happy birthday to my sweet sissy!
  • You are the most thoughtful, dependable and caring person I know. How did I get so lucky to have you as my sister? Happy birthday, beautiful!
  • Sisters rock and I’m so thankful to have the absolute best. Happy birthday.
  • Wishing the world’s best sister a wonderful birthday. You deserve everything your heart desires.
  • You’re the sunshine on a cloudy day. You brighten our lives and we’re so blessed to have you in our lives. Happy birthday, dear sister.
  • Some people are just a joy to be around. You’re one of them. Thank you for being you! Happy birthday.
  • No matter what life throws my way. I know that I can always count on you, sister. Happy birthday.
  • Sibling love today and always. Happy birthday, sister.
  • Today we celebrate the person who brings so much joy to our lives. Happy birthday, sister.
  • When times are good and when they’re bad, you’re the best sister I could ever have. Happy birthday!
  • Nothing makes me happier than seeing you smile. Wishing you the best birthday yet!
  • When you blow out your candles and make wishes, I hope that they all come true. Happy birthday, sissy.
  • Growing up you were always the most beautiful girl in the world to me. That still rings true. Happy birthday, big sister.
  • I may be the older sister, but I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you for being an incredible younger sister. Happy birthday!
  • When I’m having a good day or if I’m having a bad one, you’re always the first person I call. Thank you for always being there for me no matter what. Happy birthday, sister!
  • Through thick or thin, I can always count on you. That’s why I hope you enjoy your special day to the fullest! Happy birthday, sister.
  • You are one of my biggest inspirations. Wishing you the happiest birthday!
  • You were my first friend and will always be my best. Happy birthday, sister.
  • Sisters speak a language that only we understand. It’s our special sibling power. Happy birthday!
  • You continue to be my biggest inspiration. Happy birthday, sis!
  • Sister bonds are one-of-a-kind. I’m so grateful to know this firsthand. Happy birthday!
  • I’m so lucky to have a beautiful and kind-hearted sister like you. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Birthday Blessings for Your Sister or Sister-in-Law

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  • May today bring you genuine love and abundant blessings that shower upon you today and always. Happy birthday.
  • God has blessed me with the best sister in the entire galaxy! Happy birthday, sissy!
  • Since I was old enough to pray, I’ve asked God to protect and give you all the desires of your heart. That hasn’t changed and never will. Wishing you a blessed birthday!
  • Your walk with God is admirable and inspiring. Keep being the sweet and kind-hearted person you are and watch all your blessings flow. Happy birthday, sister.
  • I wake up every morning thanking the heavens above for making us sisters. There’s not a person on earth that I’d rather be bonded with for life. Happy birthday!
  • Sisters like you are one of God’s biggest blessings. Happy birthday!
  • I am so blessed to have the best sister on the planet. Happy birthday, sissy!
  • When the universe made us siblings, it
  • Happy birthday, sister. May God’s blessings shower down on you today and every day.
  • I thank God every day for making us siblings. Happy birthday, my forever confidante.
  • You’re one of the biggest blessings in my life and I never take it for granted.
  • Sister, your love is one of the greatest gifts. May God continue to bless you. Happy birthday.
  • Praying that you get all the desires of your heart today and always. Happy birthday, sis.
  • God continues to show me that pure love exists — through you. Happy birthday, sissy.
  • Let God guide you and you’ll always be on the right path. Happy birthday, sister.
  • I pray that you’re blessed today and always. Happy birthday, sister!
  • Praying that God continues to cover and bless you. Happy birthday, sis.
  • Being your sister is the biggest blessing I could ever receive. Wishing you a wonderful personal new year.
  • I thank God for choosing you to be my sister. Happy birthday, sissy!
  • It’s my prayer that God continues to shower you with countless blessings.
  • Celebrate your special cake day to the fullest, but don’t forget to count your blessings. Happy birthday.
  • Today we honor and celebrate the day you were born. For me, it was the day my life changed forever and I’m forever grateful. Happy birthday, sister.
  • When you were born, you were the greatest gift a little girl could ever receive. I thanked God for you then and I continue to praise Him.
  • Thanks for being a strong force and positive influence in my life. Happy birthday to one of my biggest blessings.
  • Your birthday will always be special to me because it’s the day my favorite person was born. May God continue to bless you. Happy birthday!
  • Having a strong sibling bond like ours is one of life’s biggest blessings. I never take our closeness for granted. Happy birthday, beautiful sister.
  • Wishing you a fun and festive birthday filled with endless blessings.
  • My prayer is that your day is as peaceful and wonderful as you. Happy birthday to my incredible sister.
  • God knew what He was doing when he made us siblings. No one understands me like you do, and I love that about us. Happy birthday, sister.
  • I pray that you get everything you want this year and beyond. Happy birthday!
  • As we celebrate your personal new year, let’s give God all the praise. Happy birthday, sister.


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Karla Pope is a longtime writer, editor and blogger with nearly two decades of editorial experience. She’s written for a variety of outlets including Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, People, Parade, BET.com. WebMD and more. Her coverage includes entertainment, beauty, lifestyle, parenting and fashion content. If she’s not exploring New York City with her two young children, you can find her curled up on the couch watching a documentary and eating gummy bears. 

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