No matter what gift you give for Valentine’s Day, a card should accompany it — instead of something you can grab at a drugstore, why not elevate with something a little more special (no offense meant, but we’ve banned anything Hallmark or American Greetings from this list). Amazon has a surprising number of cards whether you’re looking for something tasteful or artsy or slightly naughty — they’re so cheap you can afford to toss a few in your basket and pass them out to friends, friends’ kids, or that nice receptionist Mildred.
Funny & Punny Valentines
A sweet card from Florida-based Rifle Paper Co. Not since Robin Hood has an illustrated fox looked so handsome.
The old ice cream/I scream pun does it every time.
The inside reads, “You’re my better half,” which is sweet for couples whose idea of a romantic evening is a large pepperoni.
Another fun pizza card, though we don’t know how they screwed up “You got a pizza my heart” with that extra of.
A cute sentiment — flirting while doing chores into our golden years! — for a couple of any age.
Touch the chocolates and you’ll notice they’re raised velvet on the paper — and prettier than anything you could get at Godiva.
The paper bouquet on this card doesn’t give you much room to write, but the intricately designed flowers should do most of the talking anyway.
A delicate Japanese-inspired scene of a couple under cut-out cherry blossoms.
For fans of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic story about a planet-hopping royal.
No matter how long your relationship lasts, this paper pop-up rose will certainly never lose its bloom.
So, not exactly a card per se, but how precious is this birdcage tableau? You can write a message on the table right next to the other Valentines propped up.
Flower seeds are packed in a thin layer of compostable paper — put them in some dirt and watch the plants sprout.
Record up to 90 seconds of yourself saying “I love you” to your partner — or of Whitney Houston from a computer speaker.
This giant card is two feet by three feet (check the price) and would be the ideal accompaniment to a Valentine’s gift of, say, a convertible.
Valentines Meant for Kids But Great for Adults
What adult man (or woman, for that matter) wouldn’t want to turn a Valentine into an airplane?
Strawberry-scented scratch-and-sniff cards (there’s chocolate, too) will bring ‘em back to elementary school.
These Hello Kitty valentines include glitter temporary tattoos that hipsters will find even more charming that those passé Tattly things.
Retro valentines from the ‘50s and ‘60s repurposed for today are way too adorable.
If you’re of the mind that the only note to be given should be on clean, heavy-stock, ecru paper, trust these from Crane & Co.
These aren’t strictly Valentines-themed, but who wouldn’t love charming renderings of elephants, owls, and cupcakes adorned with hearts?
Perfect for friends, this blank card gets the sentiment across without being cloying about the whole thing.
Because why should greeting cards be strictly for men and women?
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