That time of the year has come once again for us to exchange gifts with our business associates and wish them all the luck, success, and fortune they can receive in the Lunar New Year.
After a good run in the past year, it’s always important for us to thank our business associates for the opportunities of collaborations, and to end the previous year, and start the new year with a fresh start.
Check out our round-up of Chinese New Year (CNY) gifts you can get for them that will surely put smiles on their faces once they’ve received them.
RISIS is a local company that has been providing 24K Swiss gold-plated ornaments, jewellery and decorations since 1976. Over the years, they have managed to perfect the craft of encapsulating the beauty of natural flowers in 24K Swiss gold. Today, they continue this craft with lots of other interesting items, like natural eggshells, and even an actual football.
If you’re looking to purchase something for your business associate, you can never go wrong with some gold-plated items. After all, gold is seen as an auspicious colour especially during CNY.
Consider getting the Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid Spray on 8-inch Plaque (S$770). This plaque is displayed on a wooden stand and your business associate can put it in their office or display it at home.
The plaque is deliberately empty in the middle so that you can add a personal touch by engraving your well wishes on it.
Alternatively, you can also consider the Auspicious Pineapple with Liu Li (S$888). Pineapples symbolise wealth, fortune, and prosperity because its Chinese name sounds exactly like the Chinese saying for “good luck coming your way”.
Gifting this will be very suitable because you’re wishing your business associate to have more success and prosperity in their business.
Since this decoration is under the Home and Lifestyle category, you can purchase another item from the same category and enjoy 50% off your second item.
Click here to view more of what RISIS offers.
2. Johnnie Walker Blue Label
When it comes to gifting something to your business associate, you definitely want to give them something that can be enjoyed as they welcome in the upcoming Lunar New Year. And what better way to celebrate the new year than to enjoy a glass of whisky from a 750ml bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label?
Johnnie Walker offers engraving services for their bottles of whisky, and you can choose to engrave your business associate’s name on the bottle to make it a more personalised gift. Go a step further to write your own blessings, or choose from the existing curated message options.
Take a whiff of this and smell dry smokiness mixed with the sweetness of raisins. The first sip will taste like a velvety combination of vanilla, honey, rose petals. Savour it in your mouth and you’ll get hints of a zesty orange flavour with notes of hazelnut, sherry, and dark chocolate.
Johnnie Walker’s Blue Label is definitely an unrivalled masterpiece that is perfect as a gift for your business associate.
The engraved bottle costs S$247.99 including GST. The price also includes free shipping, so you can have the bottle delivered right to your business associate’s office.
Click here to purchase.
3. Janice Wong Singapore
Janice Wong Singapore is known to be a multi-confectionery concept here in Singapore with lots of interesting and creative confectionery products like chocolates, cakes, and cookies. This CNY, consider getting one of the many hampers that they have available and send them over to your business associates for a lovely celebration.
The Fortune Hamper (S$348) features a Fidora Amarone della Valpolicella Monte Tabor DOCG, a box of Wholemeal Nut cookies, a box of Kueh Bangkit, a box of Flower Pineapple Tarts, and a box of Chocolate Coated Pineapple Balls.
Janice Wong Singapore offers delivery for all of their hampers, but do note that all orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance of the delivery date.
For deliveries and self-collection at their outlets from Monday to Friday, you need to place an order by 5pm, at least a day before.
If you’re looking to self-collect your order on Saturday or Sunday, the order has to be in by 5pm on Friday.
Click here to browse the other CNY hampers available.
Gift the gift of nourishment this CNY by sending a couple of boxes of bird’s nest to your business associates.
Kinohimitsu’s Bird’s Nest is known to be one of the best in the market, and their products are made from plants and herbs that are discovered by their team of scientists and botanic health activists to have positive energy and healing properties.
Take a look at their CNY 2022 Special Bundle of 2: Bird’s Nest Gift Set (S$49.90, U.P. S$99.80). This set comes with 16 bottles in total in four different flavours: Chrysanthemum, Jasmine, Butterfly Pea, and Red Dates and Wolfberries.
Bird’s nest is known to boost and support one’s innate defense system, relieve fatigue and support respiratory healthy, as well as protect the skin from free radical damage and signs of ageing that are caused by exposure to UV rays.
Gifting a set like this to your business associate would accurately convey your well wishes for their health and give them a good start in the year.
Kinohimitsu is currently having a CNY promotion and you can get up to S$28 off your purchase. Simply apply these codes at checkout and you’ll be entitled to the discount:
- For S$18 off a minimum spend of S$200, apply the code CNY18
- For S$28 off a minimum spend of S$280, apply the code CNY28
Click here to view the other bundle gift sets that Kinohimitsu has.
5. Nespresso CNY selection
Almost everybody loves a cup of coffee. The aroma that instantly fills the air when you’re brewing it can easily relieve one’s stress. And the moment you take a sip, you’ll find yourself in bliss for that moment as you savour the delicate roast beans.
In fact, it’s what we drink to help keep us going even when we’re tired. For many, a cup of coffee a day is the bare minimum that they have to consume.
As such, coffee is definitely a classic gift you can get for your business associates.
Nespresso has released its Chinese New Year Original Selection (S$48.80) which comes with an assortment of six capsule sleeves with 10 capsules each.
This gift set includes coffee flavours with varying intensities. For something light, they have the Caramel Crème Brûlée which features caramel flavoured coffee, followed by Shanghai Lungo which is fruity with fine acidity.
For something a little stronger, they have Ispirazione Venezia with an intensity level of eight. This has caramel notes and a hint of bitterness. Indonesia is another flavour that has an intensity level of eight, and it is rich and woody.
Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio has an intensity level of nine and it is dense and creamy with bold roasty notes.
And the strongest flavour on the list is Cape Town Envivo Lungo with an intensity level of 10. This has spicy and woody notes.
Click here to purchase Nespresso’s Chinese New Year Original Selection.
6. FarEastFlora table fountains
If you’re looking for a gift that can potentially benefit your business associate’s company, and double up as a table decoration, you might want to consider the table fountains that FarEastFlora offers.
Since this is for their business, you can purchase the Wealth and Treasures (S$85.49) table fountain.
This fountain is made from granite and is presented with peperomia rotundifolia plant, peperomia puteolata plant, lucky bamboos, and a couple of money bags.
Another table fountain you can purchase is the Pot of Growth (S$85.49).
This comes with a three-tiered stone fountain presented with auspicious zamioculcas plant. This is meant to promote steady growth, balance, and enhancement.
Shop FarEastFlora’s table fountains here.
7. Noel Gifts orange baskets
Mandarin oranges are commonly associated with CNY because of how the Cantonese pronunciation of mandarin oranges is similar to that of gold, and as we all already know, gold is considered to be highly sought after.
Order a Lucky Spring Gift Basket (S$115.56) which comes with an abundance of 48 mandarin oranges adorned with elegant floral designs packaged in a festive red tin.
The Gold & Riches Gift Basket (S$94.16) is also something else you can consider. Instead of the oranges being presented in a red tin, these oranges are placed in a huge Chinese ingot basket.
This comes with 28 mandarin oranges and is meant to bring in even more wealth for your business associate.
Shop the entire orange basket collection Noel Gifts has here.
8. Simply Hamper gift hampers
If you’re giving a gift to a business associate whom you have a partnership with, a gift hamper is a good option!
This is because these hampers are often packaged very nicely with an assortment of goodies that are beneficial for health. Of course, some of them are also filled with items that bring about luck and success to the recipient.
You might want to order the Prosperous Partnership (S$412.20) gift hamper for your business associate.
This gift hamper comes in a festive CNY basket and it includes:
- Martell Cognac VSOP (700ml)
- Deli Swallow Bird’s Nest with Ginseng, White Fungus and Rock Sugar (three 70ml bottles)
- Essence of Chicken with Ginseng and Cordyceps (three 70ml bottles)
- SkyLight New Zealand Superior Abalone (425g)
- SkyLight Emperor Top Shell Slices in Superior Sauce (two 425g cans)
- Dragon King Shiitake Mushroom (100g)
- Dragon King Ginseng Root
- Dragon King American Ginseng Slice (10g)
- Peach Gum (160g)
- Yummy House Abalone Sauce (380g)
- Chun Yan Canada Ginseng Tea (five 5g sachets)
- Sea Birdnest (60g)
- Premium fish maw (45g)
With so many items, this gift hamper is one that will bring your business associates prosperity. They will also be able to have a great celebration while enjoying all these goodies.
For more hampers, you can also view them from Simply Hamper’s website.