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50 Nice Things To Say To Your Dad

Along with mom, your dad is probably one of the most important people in your life.

A good father will be there for you through thick and thin, and is someone who’s got your back and supports you no matter what.

Children can sometimes be guilty of taking their parents for granted, but even if you’re not in that camp, it’s still lovely when a child actively thinks about some sweet things they can say to their father or dad.

Coming up with cute things to say to your dad isn’t as easy as it sounds, so in this article we’ve taken a look at 50 nice things to say to your father, from beautiful words to include in a Father’s Day card, to more informal everyday complements for dad.

Let’s jump straight in.

50 Nice Things To Say To Your Dad

  1. You’re such a great dad.
  2. I love you more than you’ll ever know.
  3. You really are an amazing dad.
  4. I couldn’t wish for a better father.
  5. Thank you for everything you do for me.
  6. If all dads were like you the world would be a much better place.
  7. I respect you so much.
  8. I know I wasn’t the easiest child to raise, so thank you for everything.
  9. I can’t put into words how much I appreciate all you have done for me.
  10. If there’s one person I know I can always count on it’s you.
  11. I’m truly blessed to have a father like you.
  12. You are the rock of this family. We wouldn’t be half as successful as we are without you!
  13. I hope that I grow up to be just like you.
  14. Want to know something funny? You dad jokes are actually pretty funny!
  15. You inspire me.
  16. They don’t make them like you anymore.
  17. You’re the best!
  18. We are all so lucky to have you.
  19. I hope I’m as handsome as you when I’m your age.
  20. You don’t look a day older than (insert their age minus 5 to 10+ years).
  21. You’re not only my dad, but also like a best friend.
  22. Thank you isn’t nearly enough to express how grateful I am to have you as my father.
  23. I lucked out when I got you as my dad.
  24. You know what, you’re a pretty good dad!
  25. I might not be the best at showing it, but I love you dad!
  26. You really are an incredible dad.
  27. Dad, not all superheroes wear capes.
  28. When something goes wrong I know I can count on you to make things better.
  29. You are so wise, and that was before you got the grey hair!
  30. I hope my kids grow up to be just like their grandpa.
  31. Who needs a guardian angel when they’ve got you.
  32. You are the most amazing man I know.
  33. I’m so proud to call you pops.
  34. Dad, you’re the best!
  35. Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone really special to be a dad. That’s why I proudly call you dad, because you are so special to me.
  36. Dad, you’re the man who’s made me who I am today. Thank you for everything.
  37. You’re one of a kind – in a good way of course!
  38. Despite your bad jokes you’re still an amazing father!
  39. I know I wouldn’t be who I am today without you.
  40. You’re the best role model a kid could ever want.
  41. When I look back at my childhood I have the happiest memories – and the best are the ones with you in them.
  42. You are my world dad – you rock.
  43. You can’t believe how proud I am to call you my dad.
  44. You must be a great dad – look how I turned out!
  45. Who’s my favorite superhero? My dad of course.
  46. You make our house a home.
  47. Some people don’t believe in superheroes but they haven’t met my pops.
  48. Thank you for always believing in me.
  49. Behind every great daughter is an amazing dad.
  50. I know being a dad isn’t easy, but I want you to know the amazing job you do doesn’t go unnoticed.


We hope you found the list of cute and sweet things to say to your dad useful, and you can naturally drop one or two in during your next conversation with your father.

It’s worth mentioning that often it’s not easy to tell your dad nice things, especially if giving complements doesn’t come naturally to you.

That’s why in the list above we’ve also included some nice things to say to your dad in a card (for example in a Father’s Day card) or even in an email – because giving complements and saying nice things can sometimes be easier compared to when spoken.

Whatever you decide to say and however it’s delivered, as long as you ensure it’s an honest reflection of how you feel and delivered sincerely, we are sure your dad will love and appreciate your kind words.

Nick is a passionate dad who co-founded Rockinbaby to share his parenting journey with other new parents. He has a BSc and MBA, and works as a senior marketing professional. In his spare time Nick loves watching sports, staying fit and traveling. Learn more about Nick here.

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