40 Father's Day Messages to Shower Dad With Appreciation and Love
Keeping things simple is always a good idea—and that's especially true when it comes to Father's Day gifts. No matter your age, your style, or your relationship with your dad, a good old-fashioned card is guaranteed to win him over. Why complicate matters?
Of course, picking out a card is only half the battle. You've also got to decide what to, you know, write in the thing.
Good news: Here, you'll find tons of Father's Day messages and wishes that any dad will appreciate. You might choose to keep things simple with a message like, "Dad, you're my hero," or lighten things up with a joke ("Dad, I love how we don't even have to say out loud that I'm your favorite"). Or you could go full-on, whip-out-the-tissues-level sentimental, like Ree Drummond did with her message to Ladd last year. "Happy Father's Day to my father-in-law, whom I love, my own dad, whom I adore, and my husband Ladd, pictured here with our first child," she wrote on Instagram. "Strong, protective, serious, introspective, in awe of his kids. And covered in dirt and sweat, but my babies never minded. Love you, Chuck, Dad, and Ladd!Sweet Father's Day Messages
Dad, you're my hero. Thanks for everything.
Happy Father’s Day! You're more than a father—you're a friend. Thank you for all that you've done for me.
I'm so proud to be your kid. Happy Father's Day, Dad!
Everyone always says they have the best dad in the world, but that can't be right...because that man is right here with me. Cheers to you, Dad.
Thank you for making growing up fun. I love you!
I love talking to you, hanging out with you, and hearing your advice. Thankful for you every day, but especially today!
Happy Father’s day to the coolest dad on the planet! Thanks for being you.
Thank you for bringing love, acceptance, and joy into my life all these years. Happy Father's Day, Dad!
All of the lessons you've taught me over the years have added up to the wonderful life I'm living today. I'm lucky to have you in my life!
I'm grateful for you, Dad, and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to pay you back for all that you've done for me. Happy Father's Day!
Thank you for giving me so many of my favorite memories.
I wouldn't be who I am today without you.
To the best man I know: Happy Father's Day! Enjoy every moment of this special day.
Thanks for always having my back, Dad. I love you.
One day just isn't enough to tell you how much you mean to me.
Happy Great-Excuse-to-Go-Golfing Day!
Dad, I love how we don't even have to say out loud that I'm your favorite.
Today's about you, Dad! I hope you savor every moment of it. Because tomorrow, it's back to being all about us—your kids.
I'm sorry if I've driven you a little crazy over the years. Okay, a lot crazy. It's just because I love you.
The most important life lesson I've learned: When all else fails, call Dad.
The man, the myth, the legend. Happy Father's Day, Dad!
It turns out you were right about everything, Dad. Happy Father's Day!
I love you, Dad—even if I never accept your friend request
You're the best dad ever. I mean, just look at how I turned out!
I know raising me took patience...to say the least. Thank you for all of yours!
Happy Father’s Day to a man who's as grand as can be!
For everything you've done for me and all the love you share, I'm thankful. Happy Father's Day, Grandpa!
I hope you know how much you mean to me, Grandpa. Thank you for being an incredible dad and grandfather to our family!
Thank you for providing our family with so much strength, comfort, and happiness. Thinking of you today!
Enjoy this special day, and know that your whole crew is thinking of you!
I hope your Father's Day is full of peace, love, and joy. Sending you all my love today and always, Grandpa!
It's grand to have someone like you in our family! Happy Father's Day Grandad!
I admire the man you've been and the man you are. Thank you for teaching me what it is to lead a worthwhile life!
You're an incredible dad and an even better partner.
Thank you for going above and beyond every day. I love you!
I'm so thankful to be able to share this journey of parenthood with you. Happy Father's Day!
Thank you for all you do for our family! We're so lucky to have you in our lives.
Happy Father’s Day to a wonderful dad and amazing husband. We love you so much!
I'm so proud of the father you've become. I couldn't have asked for more.
You're an incredible dad every day of the year, but I'm glad we can set aside today to celebrate you. Cheers to you.