6 best Valentine's Day cards for her
VALENTINE'S Day is on the horizon, and if you've not picked up on the hints by now—she definitely wants a card.
Love it or loathe it, February the 14th is the day to declare your undying love for your sweetheart via the medium of chocolates, flowers…and a card that you 100% did NOT buy last-minute at the petrol station.
Sure it's cheesy and yes, "it should be Valentine's Day every day", but let's be honest: it's the holiday we all secretly love deep down. And there's no denying that buying a cute card can prompt you to take stock for a moment and consider all the reasons you love and are grateful for that special someone. Aww.
Of course, not all of us are die-hard romantics and that's ok: these days there's a whole variety of Valentine's Day cards to suit all moods and taste levels; whether you like topical political humour, the bluest of innuendos, puns galore or something more sweet and subtle.
Plus with Galentine's very much a thing these days, the best Valentine's cards for her might involve getting a card for your best gal pals and celebrating all there is to love about friendship and sisterhood.
To make things as easy as possible for you, we've rounded up the best Valentine's cards for her, whatever stage of the relationship you're at. Happy V-Day!
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1. Best keepsake card: Jicheng's You and Me Greeting Card Handmade with Real Bamboo Wood
- (AD) Jicheng You and Me Greeting Card Handmade with Real Bamboo Wood, £10.98 from Amazon – buy here
Going to all the effort of picking the perfect card and writing the sweetest of love sonnets can seem like a bit of a waste when it's only going to get chucked in the bin. Harsh but true.
So what better than a card that she can hold onto and keep forever? If this idea floats your boat, you'll love Jicheng's Valentine's Day Card which has been handmade from bamboo and includes a paper support which allows it to stand proudly on any mantle or book shelf.
Shoppers have been snapping this up ahead of the day already, with one reviewer saying: "A potentially lovely keepsake, so much better than a throw away paper card."
2. Best for when you're newly dating: Central 23's 'You Butter My Crumpet' Valentine's Day Card with Fun Stickers
- (AD) Central 23 Funny Valentine's Day Card – 'You Butter My Crumpet'- Comes with Fun Stickers, £3.99 from Amazon – buy here
Soho-based greeting card shop Central 23 are all about smiles and laughter with their unique designs, and we reckon this 'You Butter My Crumpet' card is perfect for new relationships where you don't want to lay it on too factor 50 thick…but still want to say something meaningful.
Each of their cards comes with a Central 23 sticker pack too, enabling you to personalise your message inside with fun phrases and illustrations.
3. Best for your wife: Clintons' Heart Balloons Wife Valentine's Day Card
- Heart Balloons Wife Valentine's Day Card, £3.75 from Clintons – buy here
Recently married or married forever? Either way, she'll love this card from Clintons which is super-eye-catching with its glittery heart design and tactile tassel detail.
Reading 'To my gorgeous Wife On Valentine's Day' on the front,inside it says: 'Some days are more special than others, like this one, because it's another excuse… …to tell you how amazing you are Happy Valentine's Day.'
One for all you romantics.
4. Best for keeping it simple and sweet: Paperchase's 'This Card Isn't Big Enough to Say…' Card
- This card isn't big enough to say…, £2.50 from Paperchase – buy here
If big showy gestures aren't your thing, this straight-talking but sweet card is the one for you.
With simple gold foil text and a blank space inside for your own unique message, it's printed on luxury white paper and is an elegant choice if you're avoiding Valentine's cliches but still want to show you care.
5. Best for galentine's: Scribbler's 'From One Fabulously Single Bitch' Card
- From One Fabulously Single Bitch, from £3.19 at Scribbler – buy here
Fabulously single? That doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the Valentine's Day fun.
Scribbler's 'From One Fabulously Single Bitch to Another' card is everything we love about retro designs updated through a modern lens and will definitely put a smile on your bestie's face come February 14th.
6. Best for personalisation: Papier's Photo Strip Valentine's Day Card
- Photo Strip Valentine's Day Card, £3.50 from Papier – buy here
If you really want to show you've put some thought into your Valentine's card, an option that lets you upload your own pictures into the design is always a winner.
We're loving Papier's photo strip design which looks really chic and stylish—especially if you add a black and white filter to your photos for that retro photo booth effect.
Plus it's printed on premium paper, sustainably sourced from responsibly managed, FSC-certified forests.
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