40 Birthday Wishes for Nephew

By on February 10, 2015

With your nephew’s birthday just around the corner, you need to figure out something to write in his card. “Happy birthday” or “I love you” are always great, but you need something a bit more spectacular. For the best birthday wishes for nephew, read through this list. Ranging from rhyming couplets to funny quotes, these birthday wishes are some of the best options for your nephew. Feel free to comment on your favorite messages or create your own in the comment section below!


1. “Our relationship is unique. You are like the son I get to dote on without having to be a parent, and I am the parent you get to lean on without worrying about showing responsibility. Happy birthday.”

Having a nephew is perfect because you get all the joy of parenting without any of the responsibilities.

2. “God makes nephews like you in a very limited quantities. I was just lucky enough to get one. Happy birthday.”

After seeing all of the troubled children on the news, you can be thankful that your nephew is completely different. You should let him know that you are proud of him.

3. “Regardless of what your parents tell you, just think of your uncle (aunt) whenever you feel like doing something you’re not supposed to do. Happy birthday.”

Of course, there are always limits on what you let your nephew do. It’s fairly safe to say that you are more lax than his parents.

4. “My birthday gift for you today is giving you the title of the best nephew in the world. I hope your party favor will be to give me the title of the best aunt in the world. Happy birthday.”

If you want a gift to go with the card, you could go for a “world’s best nephew” shirt or sweatshirt. This only works if your nephew is still little. Otherwise, he may have outgrown this type of thing.

5. “Fussing over you as my nephew, is the coolest thing I’ve ever go to do. Happy birthday.”

With a nephew, you get all of the fun without all of the hassle.

6. “I will never experience old age in its true sense because you will keep me young forever. Happy birthday.”

If only this quote were true. At the very least, your nephew will make you feel young forever. Whether you actually look young is up to your genetics.

7. “Playing the peace maker’s role during your fights with your parents is very easy. All I need to do is take your side. Happy birthday.”

If he has recently had an argument with his parents, you can use this message in his birthday card.

8. “Whenever I have a son of my own, I want him to be exactly like you. Happy birthday.”

This is an extremely heartfelt response. It may be too sentimental for a teenage boy to enjoy, but you should send it anyway.

9. “The most beautiful rainbow in the sky so blue, is the part in my life which is played by you. Happy birthday.”

For a more poetic birthday wish, this one works. It uses poetic imagery to complete a perfect birthday wishes for a nephew.

10. “I have tried but failed, and now I don’t know what to do… I just can’t stop myself from spoiling an adorable nephew like you. Happy birthday.”

Again, here is another example of a poetic birthday quote. Something about rhyming couplets seems to add the perfect touch.

11. “I am just like your mom, except that I won’t use your secrets against you. Happy birthday.”

Mothers are a pain, aren’t they? It’s lucky he has an aunt or uncle to turn to. If you are that wonderful aunt or uncle, you can write this birthday wish in his card.

12. “My dear nephew… You are like my own child without nine torturous months of pregnancy and excruciating labor pains. No wonder I love you so much. Happy birthday.”

As he gets older, you can use more amusing quotes like this.

13. “I used to hate the idea of being called an uncle (aunt) before you were born. But after you came into our lives, being called an uncle became the best thing to happen in my life. Happy birthday.”

One of the best feelings ever is to hold your nephew in your arms. Without doing any of the work, you get an adorable child in your life.

14. “If everyone in the world had a nephew like you, no one would ever bother having kids of their own. Happy birthday to my nephew.”

For a sincere birthday wish for your nephew, this quote works extremely well. If you remove the words “Happy Birthday”, it can also be a part of a regular card for cheering him up when he is down.

15. “I always considered myself to be a strong woman until a cute nephew like you came into my life. Now I have a massive weakness – your CUTENESS. Happy birthday little one.”

Older teenage boys probably do not want to hear how cute they are from a relative. Due to that reason, you should use this for younger boys or toddlers.

16. “How can I explain to you how much I love you? Try to think of how you would feel if someone gave you the Wii, PlayStation, iPad, Xbox, iPhone and everything else you could ever want wrapped together in a big box as a gift. That, is how much I love you. Happy birthday.”

Buying a bunch of technology toys and games can get expensive. If you do not have the money, you can at least let him know that you wish you could give him all of his wished for presents.

17. “Whenever you parents tell you NO YOU CAN’T, I will always be here to say YES YOU CAN. Happy birthday.”

The best part of being an aunt or uncle is getting to spoil your nephew before you send him home. He will love you for it…his parents will probably not.

18. “I was looking for a cute birthday quotes on the internet but after searching for many hours I realized that there cannot be any quote that is even half as cute as my nephew. Happy birthday.”

This birthday wish for your nephew is absolutely adorable.

19. “For everything in life that your parents say you CAN’T, all you have to do is call your AUNT. Happy birthday.”

It is up to you to provide support when his parents dislike his decisions.

20. “As you grow older you will let go of your mischievous days, you immature ways and your naive phases. But please don’t let go of your heartwarming cuteness, which gives me nothing but happiness. Happy birthday.”

Try mixing it up by sending this birthday quote.

21. “Next time you hear ‘What makes you think you can do that?’ from your mom and dad, just say ‘My Aunt said so!’ Happy birthday.”

I’m sure his parents will appreciate this. 😉

22. “The biggest problem of having a nephew like you is that everyone else in the family becomes too boring to spend time with. Happy birthday.”

Of course, his interesting nature is partially due to you.

23. “All my best friends are jealous because now I have a new best friend who is younger and more fun to hang out with – it’s YOU. Happy birthday.”

Best of all, you get to have all of the fun without the responsibility of being a parent.

24. “If God distributed one nephew like you in every family in the world, the concept of dysfunctional families would never exist… because little bundles of joy make family ties stronger than ever. Happy birthday.”

If only every family could have a nephew like him!

25. “All your life I want you to remember just one thing – that as your aunt, I have more powers to spoil you than your mother. Happy birthday.”

And spoil him you shall!

26. “Next time your parents scold you just say ‘Back off or I’ll call my aunt’. Happy birthday.”

Whoever created the concept of the Tiger Mom never heard of the Tiger Aunt.

27. “I will never be your sister, I will never be your best friend… but I will always be your aunt on whom you can always depend. Happy birthday.”

For a rhyming quote, this one is certainly one of the best.

28. “Nephews come in all shapes and sizes but the bestest and cutest one is YOU. Happy birthday.”

Bestest might not be a word, but it definitely fits.

29. “Before you were born, I was just another ordinary man. But after your birth, I was elevated to the status of being an amazing uncle… all thanks to you. Happy birthday.”

Obviously, you may need to modify this with the words “woman” and “aunt”.

30. “My Facebook looks less like mine and more as if it were yours… because it has fewer of my pictures than yours. Happy birthday.”

Back in the day, it would have been a wallet filled with photos. Now, you can fit even more pictures on Facebook!

31. “I hope you become famous, wealthy and successful. Then I will become the lucky uncle of a famous nephew. Happy birthday.”

With any luck, he will remember you and shower you with gifts once he is famous.

32. “Good-looking, handsome, smart, suave and talented – you’ve taken after your uncle (aunt) in every way. Happy birthday.”

All of the negative traits are from his parents, of course.

33. “Our relationship is not limited to just being aunt and nephew. There’s a permanent bond of friendship between me and you. Happy birthday.”

The best part of being an aunt is that you can be his friend instead of a task master.

34. “Your parents have done many amazing things for many people. But the best thing that they did for anyone was to give me an awesome nephew like you. Happy birthday.”

How true is this quote? You were given the best gift of all and his parents didn’t even know they were doing it!

35. “Do you know why your parents hate me so much? That’s because they put a lot of their time and effort to discipline you and I put a lot of my time and effort to spoil you. Happy birthday.”

Hide this card from his parents!

36. “Do you know why UNCLE rhymes with SPECIAL? Because that’s what you are to me. Happy birthday.”

Even if you change this to aunt, it still won’t rhyme. Honestly, I am not sure what the creator was thinking when they said that uncle rhymed with special. In case you were wondering, it doesn’t.

37. “Phew! Thank God I am one of those lucky few, to have a cute nephew like you. Phew! Thank God you are one of those lucky few, to have a cool aunt like me. Happy birthday.”

This started out rhyming, and then it stopped. It still makes for a great birthday wish.

38. “As long as you help me with mowing the lawn, I’ll help you with getting out of being grounded. Happy birthday.”

This sounds like a perfectly fair deal.

39. “You may be a best bud to your friends and a good son to your parents. But you beat all these things with the way you are a terrific nephew to your aunt. Happy birthday.”

If needed, you can modify aunt to uncle.

40. “I would never know the real meanings of the words mischief, fun, tantrums, excitement and adventure without having a nephew like you. Happy birthday.”

Hopefully, he will outgrow the tantrums and keep the rest of his good qualities.

There are 40 birthday wishes for nephew listed here. Choose your favorite or modify it to make it just right. These messages can be written on a card or a basic note. For the best gift, add a present to go with the card—or better yet, a gift card for his favorite store.

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