Nothing says ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Congratulations’ or ‘Merry Christmas’ better than beautiful greeting cards from these gift and stationery stores in Singapore.
Snail mail may have lost its lustre with technology taking over our lives, but when it comes to celebrations like Valentine’s Day, weddings or Mother’s Day, there’s nothing like a heartfelt message inscribed on a card to convey your best wishes. Got something special to say? Scroll down for your pick of the finest greeting card shops in Singapore – you’ll be well-prepped for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and more.
Best greeting card shops in Singapore
1. Cat Socrates
We love this local shop in Singapore for its quirky knick knacks and eclectic range of items from home decor and books to puzzles and gifts. Its card collection is just as wonderfully offbeat and unique. Get your birthday cards, farewell cards and even greeting card puzzles right here.
Cat Socrates, shop online and at multiple locations including Joo Chiat and Tiong Bahru
2. Rifle Paper Co
Looking for stationery sets, journals, notepads, calendars or party supplies? You’ve come to the right place. There’s just something about Rifle Paper Co’s greeting cards. The illustrations are lovely and sophisticated – and we can’t get enough of the Christmas range! Your loved ones will be in high spirits receiving these beauties from you.
Rifle Paper Co, shop online
This popular stationery brand is best known for its lust-worthy collection of chic notebooks, calendars, homeware 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, Christmas, thank you notes, farewells or weddings.
Kikki.K, shop online and at #01-K32, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Forget about cards with schmaltzy messages. What you get at Typo is far from your typical Hallmark card. Easily one of the most original and diverse selections you’ll find in Singapore, Typo’s greeting cards are funny, quirky and tongue-in-cheek. They may even come with hilariously rude messages or feature familiar faces like Garfield and Pikachu. Just how we like ‘em.
Typo, shop online and at multiple locations including VivoCity and City Square Mall
Welcome to scrapbooking heaven! Brimming with a colourful assortment of stationery and unique gifts, PaperMarket is the place to pick up the perfect greeting card. We spy ‘get well soon’, birthday, baby shower and Mother’s Day designs galore. Or better yet, make one with your own two hands using the store’s mind-boggling selection of paper crafting tools and supplies.
PaperMarket, shop online and at #01-120, Great World, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
Ameba is known for its original, quirky designs that lean towards the humorous side. Selling a wide range of products from pouches to gadgets to party games, this is where you can find the perfect gift. You don’t even have to feel bad for not getting your friend a present. The card’s enough to give them a good laugh! One that caught our eye? “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to a thing till you get there.”
Ameba, shop online
7. 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. If you’re looking for sustainable stationery, this is your best bet. We love the “hedgehugs” design in particular!
The Paper Bunny, shop online and at multiple locations including Isetan Scotts and Great World City
Cityluxe caters to those who want designs that are less ‘Singaporean’, as the products are inspired by the owner’s travelling adventures. Unlike a typical gift store, it offers more than tacky presents. The selection includes calligraphy and brush pens, notebooks, candles, watches, card cases and more. Check out the cards that range from happy birthday greetings to thank you notes.
Cityluxe, shop online and at #05-02, 12 Little Road, Singapore 536986
9. The Paper Stone
Can’t get enough of cute stationery? The Paper Stone stocks colourful and pretty gifts that are sure to get the inner girly girl in you jumping for joy. The cards are also simple with charming cartoons on them. Go ahead and pick from the creative designs available.
The Paper Stone, shop online
That’s your greeting card for any special occasion sorted!