60+ Best Birthday Email Subject Lines [2022]

60+ Best Birthday Email Subject Lines [2022]

If you're looking to boost your email open rates and increase sales, your email subject line is the first (and most important) step in achieving those goals.

Did you know that 33% of email recipients open emails because of an engaging subject line?

That's why it's critical to craft a catchy email subject line that will get you the traffic and conversions you deserve.

We've put together a list of 60+ best birthday email subject lines [2022].

Some are proven examples from other successful campaigns, and some are creative ideas to inspire you.

Creative Email Subject Line Ideas

  • Birthday gift for You
  • Happy Birthday From [Brand Name]
  • We still need your birthday!
  • We want to celebrate your birthday too!
  • Our Birthday Sale ends tomorrow
  • Lucky You: It’s Your Birthday Month!
  • 🎉ANNOUNCED: birthday details!
  • 🎉 Celebrating Our 5th Birthday ALL WEEK LONG!
  • EXTRA! EXTRA! Reward Cash for your birthday🎂
  • Happy Birthday, Noya!
  • Don’t let your 15% off birthday offer expire
  • Big Birthday Savings On NOW!
  • It’s Your Birthday Month!!
  • Happy Birthday From {Company}
  • It’s Your Birthday! Enjoy it with $1 off at Wendy’s
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY Noya – Enjoy a $10 kikki.K Gift Voucher
  • The Black Tux: “Get priority access.”
  • A Gift For You: Happy Birthday, [NAME]
  • Topshop: “Meet your new jeans”
  • Rapha: “Complimentary gift wrap on all purchases”
  • An important birthday is coming up!
  • Hurry, Our Birthday is Almost Over… And So Is The Sale!
  • HP: “New must-haves for your office”
  • 🌟 Back for our 20th Birthday 🌟 – limited runs!
  • Birthday Sale Continues! 🎉
  • Sweet! Free ice cream for your birthday!
  • Happy Birthday from Jeanswest, Noya!
  • When’s your birthday?
  • Mary Fernandez: “? a surprise gift for you! {unwrap}”
  • A special gift of 20% off for your birthday
  • Good job being born. Time to celebrate.
  • It’s our birthday! 🎉
  • Do you like surprises?
  • It’s your birthday! Open for a treat 🎂
  • Digital Marketer: "Google Display Network (Your one page cheat sheet)"
  • 25% off storewide! Happy Birthday us!
  • Happy Birthday Mary – Surprise Inside!
  • We want to celebrate your birthday too.
  • For our birthday, we’re gifting YOU a sale!
  • 🎉It’s almost party time!!
  • Your Special Birthday Bonus
  • Happy Birthday to us! YOU get the gift!! 🎁
  • A special gift for your birthday
  • Seafolly: “A new product you won’t pass on”
  • La Mer: “A little luxury at a great price”
  • Happy Birthday {FIRST_NAME}
  • It’s our birthday — so EVERYTHING is on sale!!!
  • We Heard It’s Your Birthday. Yes, We Got You A Gift.
  • It’s our 100th birthday!
  • First On Your Birthday To-Do List
  • 🎉 Make your birthday one to remember!
  • Topshop: “Get a head start on summer”
  • Have Your Cake And Free Shipping, Too 🎂 Happy Birthday!
  • Make a wish!
  • Rip Curl: “Two for two”
  • 24% off to celebrate our 24th Birthday!
  • Your Birthday Gift from Club Cinnabon
  • Guess: “25% off your favorites”
  • It’s our Birthday you can shop if you want to…

GUIDE: How To Write A Great Subject Line

As we mentioned above, crafting a catchy subject line is critical to the performance of your email campaign.

While just a few words may seem like a small piece of your overall message, this is the first impression your audience will have before they decide whether to open your email.

If your subject line isn't engaging or appealing enough, there's a chance it could get buried in your reader's inbox.

Let's go over the proven tips on how to craft a subject line that boosts engagement:

What makes a great subject line?

First, let's discuss the fundamentals of creating a great subject line:

  • Spark interest and curiosity
  • A clear and urgent call to action
  • An offer/intriguing discount
  • Personalization (this can be done by sending out different versions of emails to subscribers based on their preferences)
  • Relevance - make sure your subject line covers the current trends and topics within your industry

5 Tips To Crafting a Great Subject Line

Now, let's dive into the specifics of how to create a great subject line for your next campaign:

1. Use a familiar sender name

Although this may seem obvious, it's a piece many marketers miss the ball on.

Your readers want to feel like your email is coming from a human and not a corporation or automated system.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to do this is by changing the sender's name to YOUR name or someone in the company that is well known.

Here's a great example of this from Marketing Examples


Pro Tip

Avoid the "no-reply" sender name at all costs. This makes your email feel unfamiliar, unapproachable, and less personable.

2. Keep your subject short and to the point

If your subject line is too long, it will get cut off, which could impact your reader's chances of opening your email.

The rule of thumb (for both mobile and desktop) is to keep your subject line under 50 characters.

3. Add personal touches to your subject line

If you have access to information about your subscriber (ie. name, location, etc), you can use this to benefit your subject line and catch your readers attention.

It's important not to go overboard here, but adding even the simplest touch such as their name can build trust and rapport.

Here's a great example of a personalized email + offer I received from BarkBox with my dog's name in the subject line:


4. Avoid making any false promises

Your subject line makes a commitment to your reader, so it's important you don't stretch the truth just to simply get more opens and clicks.

In the grand scheme of things, making false promises will end up hurting your open rate as your readers will lose trust in you.

5. Give them a sneak peek of what's inside

Telling your subscriber what is inside helps with open and clicks.

For example, if you're providing your reader with a free guide or e-book, consider making your subject line something along the lines of:

"Your FREE marketing e-book awaits!"


If you want your email campaign to perform well, it all starts with your subject line.

Think about the emails you receive in your inbox and what makes you click vs what gets buried - odds are, the same habits go for your customer.

We hope you enjoyed our guide + list of 60+ best birthday email subject lines [2022].

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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