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 its collection of cards from the likes of Wrap, Egg Press, and Charlotte Farmer. But, for something a little more 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.
Shop Odd One Out online.
2. Ditto Ditto
If you’re looking to send some love with a personal touch, Ditto Ditto’s handmade stationery will become your obsession. This boutique HK studio makes the chicest paper products, using old-school letterpress technique for stylish designs and the dreamiest textures. We live for how every customised card and calendar feels so special, and don’t get us started on the gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations. Ditto Ditto is for playful, creative souls who know life’s about the little things.
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.
Shop The Lion Rock Press online.
4. 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 has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
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. Its 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 its 30th birthday card, or “Dad, I love you more than my phone” on its 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
One of the largest bookstore chains in Hong Kong, Bookazine sells greeting cards at its many branches across the city. Bookazine carries cards created by a diverse range of artists and designers, featuring illustrations and themes to fit any occasion. You’ll find cards with cute dumpling or mahjong tile graphics representing Hong Kong culture, as well as more general cards with beautiful cityscape designs or heartfelt messages perfect for birthdays, holidays, and more.
Bookazine has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
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 has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
8. Paper and Cards Studio
One of our go-to shops for greeting cards in Hong Kong, 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 newborn 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 its 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 – some are even made using 100% recycled paper.
Shop Paper and Cards Studio at Garian.
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.
10. Gift Something
Want some cute, whimsical greeting cards? Look no further than Gift Something, which has the sweetest little cards for almost any occasion. You can even get cards like the Meri Meri Yay Balloon Greeting Card that includes a printed, unblown-up balloon for a special touch. If you’re looking for vibrant, punny designs, this is the place for you to go wild!
Shop Gift Something online.
11. Louise Hill Design
We’re crushing hard on Louise Hill Design’s glam greeting cards! This UK talent creates the dreamiest cards, stamped with her chic gold logo. We’re talking about highly detailed luxury, with eight different designs presented in a magnetic box – total gifting goals! She layers intricate illustrations with a strong eye for colour and typography. Now as a photography artist, Louise pulls from her travels, art history, and life as a mother. Her cards let you send your wishes in the chicest way.
Nothing completes a heartfelt message like Paper-Roses’ stunning cards and stationery. It creates swoon-worthy designs with modern flair and just the right sentiment. We’re loving the hand-illustrated pieces, featuring colourful and subtle motifs. While some showcase specific occasions, many are timeless keepsakes for all of life’s celebrations. These luxe, 100% post-consumer recycled paper products prove eco can also be chic!
Shop Paper-Roses online.
[This article was originally published in January 2019 and updated in 2023 by Catherine Pun.]