Nothing says ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Congratulations’ or ‘Merry Christmas’ better than beautiful greeting cards from these gift and stationery stores
Snail mail may have lost its lustre with technology taking over our lives. But when it comes to celebrations – birthdays, Valentine’s Day, weddings or even Mother’s Day – there’s nothing like a heartfelt message inscribed on a greeting card to convey your best wishes. For your pick of the best greeting cards in Singapore, find them here:
Hailing from Sweden, this popular stationery brand is best known for its lust-worthy collection of chic notebooks, calendars, home wares, and accessories that boast its signature Scandinavian design aesthetic. Choose from a line of beautifully designed greeting cards with whimsical illustrations and lovely inspirational quotes for every type of occasion – be it baby showers, Halloween, Christmas, going-aways or weddings.
kikki.K, VivoCity and ION Orchard Mall.
Forget about cards with schmaltzy messages inside: what you’d get at Typo is far from your typical Hallmark greeting card. Easily one of the most original and diverse range you’d find in Singapore, Typo’s greeting cards are funny, quirky, tongue-in-cheek, and may even come with hilariously rude message inside – just how we like ‘em.
Typo, various locations.
No surprises here; Singapore’s answer to Etsy – think an eclectic range of furniture, home accessories, jewellery, apparel, and produce – is also where you can find beautiful handmade greeting cards by local artisans. For a local twist, go for The Fingersmith Letterpress’s cute illustrations of Singapore’s culture.
Naiise, various locations.
Welcome to scrap booking heaven! Brimming with a colourful assortment of stationery and unique gifts, Paper Market is the place to pick up the perfect greeting card. Or better yet, make one with your own two hands with the store’s mind-boggling selection of papercrafting tools and supplies.
Paper Market , 252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre, B1-27, Singapore 197103
Ameba is known for its original, quirky designs that are humorous. Selling a wide range of products from pouches to gadgets, and even ‘funny stuff’ (that are, in fact ,truly bizarre and comical), you’re bound to find the perfect gift. Making use of Singlish lingo to cater to the local audience, a birthday card from here could read: “Pok kai liao, so can only get you this card” which means “I’m too broke, so I can only get you this card”. You don’t even need to feel bad for not getting your friend a present; the card’s enough to give them a good laugh!
Ameba, available online.
A one-stop shop for all your stationery needs – whether it’s notebooks, gift wrappers, desk organisers or novelty gifts – Urban Write offers a wide selection of greeting cards from the likes of Hallmark. Alternatively, if you fancy getting crafty, DIY your very own greeting card with their in-store range of snazzy scrap-booking materials.
Urban Write , various locations.
With outlets located at ION Orchard and Marina Bay Link Mall, you can find the right present here if you’re in the city. Cityluxe caters to those who want designs that are less ‘Singaporean’, as the products are inspired by the owner’s traveling adventures. Unlike a typical gift store, they offer more than just tacky presents, with watches and accessories, fragrances, tote bags and 3D greeting cards.
Cityluxe,12 Little Rd, #05-02 , Singapore, 536986
Can’t get enough of cute stationery? Paper Stone stocks colourful and pretty gifts that are sure to get the inner girly-girl in you jumping! Their cards are also simple with charming cartoons on them.
Paper Stone, online.
The Paper Bunny
We’re mildly obsessed with this local stationery and lifestyle brand that gives us incredible, custom-made designs. The cards range from simple typography to kitsch illustrations – perfect for any occasion.
The Paper Bunny, available online.