Best friends are precious. It’s pretty much in the name – they are literally the ‘best’. Whether you see each other every day or live thousands of miles apart, you can count on your best friend to always support you, cheer you up, and if needed, tell you the harsh truth! So best friends deserve to feel appreciated, especially on special occasions such as birthdays.

With technology as it is, it’s common to keep in touch through messages, voice and video calls. There is something special, however, about receiving a physical message from someone you care about and so if a special occasion is looming, and you’re looking for birthday wishes for a best friend, you’ve come to the right place. If sending a gift with your card or just the note itself, the message should represent your friendship and let them know how much they mean to you.

Whether your best friend is someone you met at school, work, mutual friends or through other means, if they’ve been your best friend for 10 years or 10 months… These birthday messages will suit any relationship. Take a look through and feel free to copy and paste or edit the messages to make them extra personal.

A top tip for sentimental messages is to also include some kind of private joke or sweet memory that you both share, so that you can reminisce/laugh together.

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Best birthday wishes for a best friend

Top 'Happy Birthday' message for a best friend

Happy Birthday, bestie! Have a day as amazing as you are!

Wishing you the best birthday ever! You’re only as old as you feel and when we’re together we act like a couple of teenagers, so let’s keep that feeling going! Love you!

You’re the best friend I could have hoped for. I wanted to take the opportunity to say that on your special day, and I hope that we celebrate many more together. Happy birthday love!

Funny happy birthday wishes for a friend

They say old is gold, if that’s true, then you are my 24 karat partner in crime and I hope you continue to be for many years to come! Happy birthday!

A funny example of wishing your best friend a happy birthday

“Growing old gracefully” – now there’s a phrase that doesn’t apply to either of us! Let’s party until we drop and grow old disgracefully together forever!

I will still love you when you are old and wrinkly and smell like cough drops, because that’s what best friends are for, after all. Happy birthday!

Funny birthday wishes for best friend sample text

Sending you birthday love! They say age is just a number, and it’s true… just that in your case it’s a very big number!

I was going to post some embarrassing old photos of you online for your birthday, until I realized you must have an equal amount of mortifying pics of me stored away somewhere… Let’s agree to hold those only for blackmail purposes, 😛 Happy Birthday bestie!

Sentimental birthday wishes for a best friend

You’ve been there with me through thick and thin, good and bad, always by my side with a kind word or helpful advice. Thank you so much for everything, you’re truly the best friend I could hope for and I wish you nothing but the best on your special day. Happy birthday!

Sentimental birthday wishes for a childhood friend

In some ways it feels like no time has passed since we first met all those years ago, but then I look at the photos and think OMG – we were just babies! It’s been such a joy having you in my life and I feel so lucky to be able to call you my best friend. Happy Birthday love!

Who would have thought, all those years ago when we first met, that we would be here now, still laughing, joking, crying and dancing together like teenagers? I’m so happy we met, you’ve lit up my life since you came into it and I hope you know how much I appreciate having a best friend like you. Wishing you the happiest birthday!

There’s no day more perfect to let you know how much you mean to me. Your friendship is the greatest gift I ever could have wished for, and I want you to have the most wonderful birthday. I love you so much!

Beautiful happy birthday wishes for friends

You are an absolute star and have brightened my life since the moment we met. Wishing you a day filled with wonder, as beautiful as you are. Happy birthday to my best friend.

Birthday quotes for a friend

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H Humphrey

“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” – Ausonius

A Shakespearian birthday quote for friends

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare

‘If life gives you lemons you should make lemonade… and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.’ – Ron White

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” – Robert Frost

‘The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.’ – Jean-Paul Sartre

Happy birthday from us to your bezzie!

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So there you have it, a list of birthday wishes for the best friend in your life. Hopefully you found something you can use to brighten up their day and make it extra special 🙂

If you’re often looking for messages to write in cards, then make sure to check out sayings and quotes tab of the blog. We’ve got greetings and wishes for every occasion!

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Hiya, I’m Maud. I’m an English girl who's moved to Berlin - because who wouldn’t fall in love with a country which has words like ‘Kummerspeck’ hidden around every corner... I love traveling and finding out the quirks of each country - and what better way to remember them than on a postcard?

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