It can be SO hard to find cool greeting cards in Hong Kong, so we’ve compiled a list of where we go when we want to send all the love
Looking to spoil your loved ones? There are endless options for romantic gifts, from treating them to a pampering hotel spa to a really good brunch in Hong Kong. But nothing speaks love and care as much as a heartfelt greeting card. If you’re looking to add some razzle-dazzle to a gift, or if you’re just wanting to make someone smile with a handwritten note, these are the places to find the coolest greeting cards in Hong Kong.
Where to buy greeting cards in Hong Kong
1. Odd One Out
With the aim to promote local artists from Hong Kong and around the world, Odd One Out offers a wide variety of affordable cards, in fact it’s our favourite place to shop greeting cards in Hong Kong – hands down! If you’re looking for cards with fun and colourful designs, check out their collection of cards from the likes of Wrap, Egg Press, and Charlotte Farmer, but for something a little bit unique, you’ll want to get the cards by Blackbird Letterpress, which are all die cut and can be made into cute animal paper toys. <3
Odd One Out, G/F, 14 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2529 3955, 香港灣仔聖佛蘭士街14號
2. Goods of Desire (G.O.D.)
When it comes to local lifestyle goods, Goods of Desire or G.O.D. is one of the leading brands that has been around since 1996. Characterised by its unique designs that are inspired by the vibrant culture of Hong Kong, such as the city’s popular locations, icons, and characters, this is the perfect spot to shop local-style greeting cards in Hong Kong.
Goods of Desire, SGO9-G14,PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2915 2822, 中環鴨巴甸街35號PMQ元創方A座地下G09-G14
3. The Lion Rock Press
Proudly made in Hong Kong, The Lion Rock Press creates wonderful greeting cards for birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions. What makes these so special is that they all feature quintessential Hong Kong scenes and imagery, including the HK skyline, trams, mahjong pieces and dim sum. This is definitely a great place to go if you want to share a little HK love with someone special, plus it’s a family-run business, which makes it even more special.
If you’re into simple yet adorable designs, you’ll definitely love kikki.K. This Australian brand was founded by Swedish-born Kristina Karlsson, that’s why you’ll find stylish Scandinavian designs dominating all of their stationery and gift items, including the greeting cards. Our favourite? Definitely the ones with pastel colours and the stylish gold foil detailing! And they make some cute seasonal cards too, so keep your eyes peeled.
kikki.K, Shop 203, 2/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, p. 2117 0916, 太古城太古城道18號2樓203號
Another Australian gem, Typo, which is a subsidiary brand of Cotton On, offers fun and quirky stationery and living items such as homeware, arts and crafts and tech accessories. Their collection of greeting cards are perfect for those who love joking around, as you’ll find funny and witty lines like “Thirty rhymes for dirty for a reason” on their 30th birthday card, or “Dad, I love you more than my phone” on their Father’s Day card. Definitely the place to go for fun and memorable greeting cards in Hong Kong.
Typo, 36 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2367 2190, 尖沙咀加連威老道34-36號
One of the largest English bookstore chains in Hong Kong, Bookazine also sells greeting cards at their six branches across the city. Our favourites are the ones from The Lion Rock Press, a local Hong Kong brand specialising in cool printed stationery. The greeting cards fuse Hong Kong-style graphics with a little humour, so you’ll find cute illustrations of dumplings, mahjong tiles and Hong Kong-style ceramics on these great designs.
Bookazine, Shop 326-328, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2522 1785, 中環遮打道10號太子大廈326-328號鋪
When it comes to greeting cards, it’s impossible to forget Hallmark, the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the US. Whether you want to make people laugh, express your love or condolences, say thanks, or simply reach out, you’ll find the card that suits your need at Hallmark. Although it’s probably most traditional shop on our list, with 20 branches across the city, at least finding one won’t be difficult!
Hallmark, 3/F, Kornhill Plaza (South), 1-2, Kornhill Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 鰂魚涌康山道1-2號康怡廣場南邊3樓
8. Paper and Cards Studio
One of our go-to shops for greeting cards, Paper and Cards Studio has an extensive collection of quirky, classy, and minimalist cards to suit various occasions. Whether you’re celebrating someone’s birthday, graduation, a new born baby, or marking a special day like Valentine’s Day, you will find a greeting card that speaks to you (if you love puns!). We particularly love their floral scented cards – they’re not only pretty but your recipient will feel like they’ve also received a dozen flowers along with the card! Plus, we love how affordable the cards are, and some are made using 100% recycled paper!
Paper and Cards Studio, 1903, 19/F, Kodak House, 39 Healthy Street East, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, or shop online with free shipping.
Love a cute Hong Kong-themed gift? Then you’ll keep coming back to 852prints for cheeky greeting cards to which Hong Kongers can relate! From our favourite condiments, to symbols of Hong Kong’s transport, and all things dim sum, 852prints knows how to bring back nostalgia! All greeting cards are made using recycled paper and there are great deals if you purchase six or ten cards at a time.
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