Chinese New Year is a time where you’ll be busy attending reunion gatherings and catching up with everyone from loved ones to business partners. Hence, it is inevitable that you’ll have to prepare presents to thank all these important people in your life, especially if they are hosting you at a gathering or party.
Gifting can be particularly tricky, especially if you are looking to buy something that will win your elders’ favour or fully express your gratitude. Not to worry – we have a perfect gift guide that will make the upcoming Chinese New Year much less of a headache for you!
1. Goodwood Park Hotel Lunar New Year Treats
Symbolic Chinese New Year treats are well-loved by just about anyone, which is why Goodwood Park Hotel is offering a scrumptious spread of perennial favourites to welcome the Year of the Rat:
- Golden Rat Pineapple Tarts (SGD48.80 nett per box of 10 pieces)
- Crispy Kangkong with Cheese and Sour Cream (SGD26.80 nett per jar)
- Fortune Koi Fish ‘Nian Gao’ with Red Bean Paste (SGD39.40 nett per box of 8 pieces)
- Gula Melaka Festive Cookies (SGD28.80 nett per box of 7 pieces)
- Spring Blossom Cake (SGD108 nett, 1.5kg)
- Prosperity Marble Cake (SGD68 nett, 500g)
These are sure to delight everyone with a sweet tooth, but if you had to pick just one, we highly recommend the hotel’s signature pineapple tarts or intricately-crafted koi fish ‘nian gao’!
You may contact Min Jiang 岷江川菜馆 at 6730 1704 or [email protected], Min Jiang at Dempsey 岷江在登布西山 at 6774 0122 or [email protected], and The Deli at 6730 1786 or [email protected] for takeaway orders, or visit Goodwood Park Hotel’s website for online orders from 7 January to 8 February 2020.
2. Yàn Festive Goodies
One of the reasons why we look forward to celebrating Chinese New Year is the sumptuous snacks that we can’t seem to get enough of, and there’s no better way to spread the festive cheer with the important people in your life than with Yàn’s traditional goodies!
- Prosperity Nian Gao (SGD20 nett)
- Almond Sugee Cookies (SGD28.80 nett)
- Pineapple Tarts (SGD28.80 nett for 500g)
- Crispy Homemade Caramelised Walnuts (SGD28.80 nett for 300g)
- Salted Egg Yolk Cookies (SGD28.80)
- Carrot Cake (SGD20 for 700g)
- XO Spicy Sauce (SGD23.80 for 250g)
The small bites are great for gifting friends and business partners, while savoury fare like carrot cake and the restaurant’s signature XO spicy sauce will make the perfect gifts for your relatives during house visiting.
3. Pan Pacific Singapore Auspicious Goodies
Pan Pacific Singapore’s Hai Tien Lo and Pacific Marketplace have created a delicious assortment of Chinese New Year treats that are impressive for gifting and perfect table centrepieces during gatherings with your loved ones.
The highlights of the offerings include a delightful Pineapple Prosperity Pound Cake with pineapple jam and buttercream as well as a Cantonese Sponge Cake with Truffle and Pumpkin Seeds – these marry the best of Chinese traditions and Western delicacies make for a lovely conversation starter.
Other perennial favourites that will earn a stamp of approval from your elders include the best-selling Rainbow Kueh Lapis, Homemade Caramel Walnuts with Sesame Seeds, as well as hampers such featuring tasty fare such as handcrafted Chinese Pork Sausages and Traditional Stewed Chicken.
If you are looking to buy something a little more extravagant to impress your relatives, you can also check out Hai Tien Lo’s Premium Wealth Treasure Pot (Poon Choy), Yu Sheng Platters, and barbecued treats.
4. Antoinette Gift Boxes
For the rare ones who aren’t keen on traditional Chinese New Year snacks but still appreciate a sweet treat, you can gift them Antoinette’s newly-designed gift boxes that are sure to impress the recipients even before they see the goodies inside.
Take your pick from the new glittery champagne Élysée Gift Box lined with black edges, the gorgeously floral Saint Honoré Gift Box, and a refreshed Bisou Gift Box in rich burgundy red velvet. Each box is filled with Antoinette’s addictive cookies, meringues, biscuits, and chips that no one could possibly resist!
Élysée Gift Box retails at SGD179, Bisou Gift Box retails at SGD168 (set of 3), and Saint Honoré Gift Box at SGD75 in Antoinette stores.
5. Glenfiddich Limited Edition Lunar New Year Sets
A good bottle of whisky is a foolproof way of winning your business associates and elders’ hearts, especially when it’s the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky.
Glenfiddich has concocted a series of limited edition festive sets featuring its iconic royal stag across the signature 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old editions, so go ahead and toast to a prosperous year ahead!
The Glenfiddich Limited Edition Festive Packs are available at the following eateries and stores, while stocks last: New Ubin Seafood, Famous Kitchen, Famous Treasure, Malts, Olde Cuban, 75CL (all outlets and online), Habanos (Suntec City), 1855 (all outlets), and Le Rouge (all outlets). Prices upon request.
6. New Moon 3s Azurite Giftset (Abalone and BNWF)
Traditionally regarded as luxuries, foodstuffs such as abalones and bird’s nest are commonly acknowledged as one of the best gifts to get for someone you hold in high regard and sincerely wish good health upon.
Hence, you can be sure that you won’t go wrong with this gift set, whether you are gifting it to your in-laws or a business client!
New Moon 3s Azurite (Giftset Abalone and BNWF) retails at SGD72.80 on Lazada.
7. Far East Flora Basket of Wealth Hamper
Adorned with festive trimmings and filled with seasonal goodies like Jules Taylor Pinot Noir, Fortune Baby Abalone, and Fragrance Signature Sliced Tender Bak Kwa, this gift hamper is for the ones with whom you want to share your fortunes in the upcoming lunar year.
Presented in a traditional bamboo basket, it contains a medley of indulgent and delectable food synonymous with Chinese New Year:
- Jules Taylor Pinot Noir 750ml
- Fortune Baby Abalone 425g
- Skylight Amidori Abalone in Supreme Broth 425g
- New Moon King Top Shell in Brine 425g
- Fragrance Signature Sliced Tender Bak Kwa 280g
- The Belgian Tiramisu Pralines 200g
- Snackfirst Mala Cajun Peanuts 200g
- Sun Biscuit Original 300g
- Double Dragon Gold Canister Tie Guan Yin 100g
- Bamboo House Peanut Rice Cake 210g
8. Humming Gold Treasure Hamper
Usher wealth and fortune into the new year with this golden trove of treasures – 2 prosperous pineapples, 18 Prosperity Mandarin Oranges, and 1 Auspicious Plant to wish your recipient a thriving year ahead.
9. BRAND’S® Bird’s Nest Less Sweet (8x42ml)
Brand’s Bird’s Nest is well-loved by those who believe in bird’s nest beauty properties and also thought to be effective in regulating the respiratory system, especially in those suffering from respiratory problems, coughs and colds.
Hence, you can wish the females in your life good health and radiant skin with this set of eight bird’s nest bottles that have less sugar added for enhanced health benefits!
BRAND’S® Bird’s Nest Less Sweet (8x42ml) retails at SGD42.80 on Shopee.
10. TWG Tea 1837 Hamper
Tea drinking has long been a part of Chinese culture, but if you are not sure which types of tea your recipient prefer, you can opt for the safe route and get this hamper that features TWG Tea’s classic black and green tea.
This is a full set that tea lovers will love, including:
- Design Orchid Teapot in Red, 500ML
- TWG Tea Afternoon Teacup & Saucer x2
- Black Tea Scented Candle
- 1837 Black Tea, 100g
- 1837 Green Tea, 15 x 2.5g Teabags
- Brown/White Sugar Tea Sticks
- Disposable Cotton Tea Filter (Pack Of 30 Pieces)
TWG Tea 1837 Hamper retails at SGD390 on TWG Tea’s website and stores.
11. BANFANG Pottery Tea Set
For the ones who revel in the art of drinking tea and prefer the full sensorial experience of brewing their own tea leaves and pouring it out, this pottery tea set will do just the trick.
BANFANG Pottery Tea Set retails at SGD92.29 on Shopee.
12. Violet Oon Singapore Prosperity Hamper
You’ll never go wrong with a hamper of the best local flavours from Violet Oon Singapore’s archive of original recipes, especially not when it comes in a beautiful hand-woven basket!
The hamper includes the following goodies:
- Pineapple Tart
- Tropical Jam
- Single Cookies
- Mandarin Oranges
- Double Cookies
Violet Oon Singapore Prosperity Hamper retails at SGD125 at Violet Oon Singapore’s restaurants.