Kick off the Year of the Ox with these delicious Chinese New Year gifts and goodies (save us some pineapple tarts!)
Gift-giving is a must if you’re visiting friends and family this Chinese New Year, but picking the right gift when you’re short on time can be a challenge. We have shortlisted a fabulous selection of Chinese New Year gifts and goodies that are sure to impress. Not only do these CNY snacks look good (and taste even better), some of our choices come with eco-friendly or reusable packaging and many can be delivered right to your doorstep. How’s that for an easy peasy CNY shopping experience? Keep scrolling to find out where to pick up essential CNY goodies, pineapple tarts, to-die-for snacks, Chinese New Year gifts, greeting cards and festive CNY hampers!
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Treat your loved one to a gorgeous Chinese New Year hamper from Noel Gifts. Each hamper has a contemporary design and is filled with CNY goodies such as bird’s nest, abalone, festive wines and a tonne of delectable Chinese New Year treats. Noel Gifts’s range of CNY hampers is diverse, and if you’d like something a little extra, then opt for a hamper from the Royal Treasures collection. Not only are these hampers decked in elegant, purple floral designs, each hamper also comes in reusable boxes and has bird’s nest as part of its offerings.
How much: from $68. Royal Treasures gift sets from $128.
Noel Gifts, Tel: (+65) 6299 1155, www.noelgifts.com
Sweet treats are the perfect way to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and there’s no better way to impress than with Butter Studio’s halal-certified Chinese New Year snacks. The cookies come with unique twists, and the flavours are a blend of traditional and modern influences. Made with premium ingredients and time-honoured recipes, favourites include the Yuzu Pineapple Tart, Parmesan Cheese Pineapple Melts, Lychee Kueh Bangkit, and Seasalt Almond Cookie. Butter Studio is also introducing a new Spicy Mala cookie that’s made with authentic Sichuan Mala spices for a fiery kick this CNY. Can’t decide which CNY cookie to get? Try them all in the Fortune Trio Cookie gift Set ($72.40). The beautifully packaged box contains the Yuzu Pineapple tarts, Sea Salt Almond cookies and Lychee Kueh Bangkit, making it perfect to gift to family or business associates and colleagues. You can also purchase the Abundance Gift Hamper ($198), which is filled plenty of delish treats! Which artisanal handmade goodies come in this Chinese New Year hamper, you ask? Pretty packaging aside, the hamper will include the Yuzu Pineapple Tarts, Sea Salt Almond cookies (one of Butter Studio’s bestsellers!), Lychee Kueh Bangkit, Mala Fish Skin, Salted Egg Fish Skin and Curry Crab Sticks.
How much: From $20.80. Order online.
Butter Studio, multiple locations, www.thebutterstudio.com
Looking for a meaningful Chinese New Year gift? Give your squad a personalised greeting card from Simply Say. It’s the island’s only personalised greeting card service, and you can upload photos of your family, friends and fondest memories for a truly customised card. Once your card is printed, customise it with a thoughtful message before sending it directly to the recipient. Alternatively, leave the card blank and hand-write your Chinese New Year greeting when it is delivered to you. The cards are 100% eco-friendly and can be recycled, and there are also a range of designs that commemorate the Year of the Ox. Same-day delivery is possible for orders made before mid-day, which is perfect if you’re on the hunt for a last-minute greeting card to go with you Chinese New Year gift.
Use promo code SMCNY21 to enjoy a 20% discount on your CNY orders. Valid until 8 February 2021
How much: From $7.49
Simply Say, www.simplysay.sg
If there’s one thing Humming Flowers and Gifts excels in, it’s their selection of Chinese New Year gifts and hampers. Prices are affordable, and the Chinese New Year hampers are filled with quality products such as juicy abalones, premium wines, celebratory spirits and other CNY goodies. The company also retails a Celebration Bundles range (pictured), which comes with vibrant Peranakan prints – the packaging within can be converted into a reusable serving tray. In the spirit of the Lunar New Year, Humming Flowers and Gifts is also offering plenty of awesome bundles and promotions. Their promotions include Buy Two-Get One Free offers (while stocks last) as well as exclusive online promotions and discounts. Browse their range of Chinese New Year gifts for more.
How much: From $68. Celebration Bundle hampers range between $68 and $318
Humming Flowers and Gifts, 21 Ubi Road 1, #03-01, Singapore 408724, Tel: (+65) 6844 2222, www.hummings.com
If you want Chinese New Year snacks and pineapple tarts or Lunar New Year hampers, you’ll find plenty at Little House of Dreams. This bakery cum café is dishing out plenty of sweet treats and Instagram-worthy CNY hampers that’ll leave you spoilt for choice. Choose from the different CNY snack options – we’re nuts for their Butter Almond cookies and pineapple tarts – which you can gift individually or assemble into their red suede trunk hamper ($38.80) as a stunning Chinese New Year gift. Alternatively, opt for the Spring Abundance hamper ($268), which comes as a cute wicker basket filled with Glenfiddich whisky, cookies, Mandarin oranges, pineapple tarts and a mirror gold pineapple display ornament.
How much: From $18.90
Little House of Dreams, 58 Seng Poh Road #01-15 Singapore 160058, Tel: (+65) 9819 0019, www.littlehouseofdreams.com
Left your Chinese New Year snack shopping to the eleventh hour? Fret not, because Amazon.sg has you covered. At the click of a button, you can place an online order for your fill of Chinese New Year pineapple tarts, bak kwa and pork floss, crackers, pistachios and much more. Same-day delivery is available for selected items, so you won’t run short (or be short on time)!
How much: Prices vary by product.
This Chinese New Year, why not give the gift of health? Eu Yan Sang has an array of Chinese New Year gifts. The modern and stylish packaging holds various items – think bottled bird’s nest, essence of chicken, cordycep infusions and much more.
How much: From $26
Eu Yan Sang, multiple locations, www.euyansang.com.sg
Travel around the world with Mdm Ling Bakery’s selection of Chinese New Year gift sets and snacks! The bakery has 30 curated options, each made from ingredients such as hae bee hiam, Himalayan salt, Belgium dark chocolate, Japanese purple sweet potatoes, Thai pineapples and much more. Each Chinese New Year snack hamper has travel-themed packaging and plenty to satisfy. Free delivery on Chinese New Year gifts is available for purchases above $45.
How much: From $32.60 (gift sets); From $15.80 (cookies and other CNY snacks)
Mdm Ling Bakery, 38 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 #01-05 Singapore 569511, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 8468 0201, www.mdmlingbakery.com
Head over to PAUL Singapore and pick up a box of mini Mandarin Orange Marmalade tartlets or Pineapple Panna Cotta tartlets ($28, 8 per box) or mini Pumpkin Floss, Chicken Bak Kwa and Hae Bee Hiam croissants ($18, 8 per box) as a Chinese New Year gift when you visit friends this year. The festive boxes are great for sharing and you can order the items you want over the counter at any outlet or online. Free delivery is available for orders of $80 and above, and you can get your hands on a box of eight, exclusively designed ang pow packets while stocks last.
How much: As above
PAUL Singapore, multiple locations, www.paulsgcatering.com
Pineapple tarts are one of the cornerstones of the Lunar New Year, and Pineapple Tarts Singapore does not disappoint with its handrolled tarts. There are six pineapple tart flavours to choose from – Original, Cheese, Salted Egg, Mala, Truffle and Traditional Nyonya – as well as plenty of other CNY goodies such as love letters, prawn rolls, cookers and savoury crackers, each handmade with premium ingredients.
How much: From $18.90
Pineapple Tarts Singapore, 11 Sin Ming Road, #01-30, Thomson V Two, Singapore 575629, www.pineappletarts.sg
You’ve heard of SCS butter, but have you ever heard of SCS Chinese New Year snacks? This year, the popular butter brand is going the extra mile with its new range of Pineapple Tarts, Butter Cookies and an Ox-picious Gift Set. These Chinese New Year gifts and snacks will be available exclusively at NTUC Fairprice outlets and FairPrice online.
How much: From $14.90
From now until 20 February 2021, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant will host a limited-time-only pop-up so you can get a taste of signature Cantonese pastries like the Golden Nian Gao tarts, Cookie Crusted Egg Tarts, baked char siew buns, Wife cakes and more. The pastries at the Wan Hao Pop-Up are baked fresh daily by the award-winning culinary team, and each one is handcrafted from traditional recipes, made with the best ingredients and classic techniques. There will also be a new range of creations with local twists, and the items here are available in limited quantities only.
How much: From $3 per piece. For takeaways only.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Java+, Level 1, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Tang Plaza, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865, Tel: (