10 Great Chinese Year Gifts For Your Family And Friends

by Elizabeth Liew
LIFESTYLE  |  February 07, 2018
  • Your CNY gift guide
    1 / 11 Your CNY gift guide

    As you hunt for new clothes and shoes for your upcoming house visits, why not think about presenting your hosts with a gift (or gifts) that will warm their hearts? Scroll through the gallery for ideas.

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  • HP Sprocket 2-in-1, $239
    2 / 11 HP Sprocket 2-in-1, $239

    For The Shutterbug:

    When it comes to family reunions, dont let each precious moment slip out of sight. This compact and portable photo printer is also an instant camera that lets her snap and print pictures on-the-go, so she can instantly share special memories in a tangible way. Whats even more special is that it embeds augmented reality (AR) technology into every print, so she can scan it via the Sprocket app and watch her snapshots come to life! Available at leading electronic stores.

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  • T2 Tea Treasures of the East, $35
    3 / 11 T2 Tea Treasures of the East, $35

    For The Tea Lover:

    No Chinese meal is complete without a cup of hot Chinese tea. Encased in attractive and auspicious red and gold hues, this limited edition Lunar New Year gift set consists of a trio of Chinese flavours: Grand Yunnan black tea, China Jasmine green tea and Ti Kuan Yin oolong tea. Available at T2 stores.

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  • Hysses Good Luck Charm, from $44.90
    4 / 11 Hysses Good Luck Charm, from $44.90

    For The Zen Queen:

    Help her usher in a calm and serene new year with this clever alternative to a candle. Each handcrafted clay diffuser is unique and can be hung in many places to infuse a delicate fragrance into the air, such as cars, enclosed spaces with good air circulation, on walls, doors and windows. It’s great for those who love aromatherapy but may not want to risk an exposed flame. Available at Hysses.

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  • Bosch Athlet Zoo'o ProAnimal Handstick Vacuum Cleaner, $499 (UP $799)
    5 / 11 Bosch Athlet Zoo'o ProAnimal Handstick Vacuum Cleaner, $499 (UP $799)

    For The Pet Owner:

    This isnt just your run-of-the-mill cordless handstick vacuum cleaner. Apart from being convenient and lightweight, the Zooo ProAnimal BCH6ZOOO features a nozzle specially designed to pick up pet hair, so her rooms can be kept fur-free. It comes with various accessories for more versatile cleaning too. Promotion while stocks last. Available at leading electronic stores.

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  • Maruzen 16-inch Serving Plate, from $33.60 (UP from $48)
    6 / 11 Maruzen 16-inch Serving Plate, from $33.60 (UP from $48)

    For The Hostess:

    For the one who loves to entertain at home, this large serving plate is perfect for plating up yummy treats, or simply used as a decorative ornament thanks to its intricate print design. The majestic peacock in the centre symbolises dignity and beauty. Its also available in two other designs, and can be found at Robinsons The Heeren, Raffles City and Jem.

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  • kikki.K Leather Pouch, $74.90
    7 / 11 kikki.K Leather Pouch, $74.90

    For The Fashionista:

    This handy golden leather pouch is ideal for storing all her visiting essentials and angbaos as she goes from house to house, and can easily match with a variety of outfits. Add a personal touch by monogramming their name or initial on it, which can be easily done at kikki.K. Available at kikki.K stores and online at kikki-k.com.

    (Also Read: Tried-and-Tested Facials: 10 Facials in Singapore to Give You Glowing Skin By Chinese New Year)

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  • Godiva Truffle Tin Box, $34
    8 / 11 Godiva Truffle Tin Box, $34

    For The Young Ones:

    Delight and indulge your little nieces and nephews and win the title of Best Aunt with this adorably decorated and colourful tin box thats filled with decadent truffle chocolates from Godiva. Each tin contains 10 pieces. Available at Bugis Junction, ION Orchard, Jurong Point, Raffles City, Suntec City, Takashimaya, VivoCity and Westgate.

    (Also Read: 5 Ways to Eat What You Want During Chinese New Year Without Gaining Weight)

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  • Shanghai Tang Forbidden Garden Lacquer Jewellery Box, $489
    9 / 11 Shanghai Tang Forbidden Garden Lacquer Jewellery Box, $489

    For The Jewellery Collector:

    Keep her expensive jewellery collection safe in this exquisitely crafted box hand-painted with high quality lacquer and lined with fine microfibre fabric. Its beautiful and mysterious garden design will surely make a gorgeous addition to her vanity table. Available at Shanghai Tang.

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  • Scene Shang BLISS 福 Greeting Card, $5.90
    10 / 11 Scene Shang BLISS 福 Greeting Card, $5.90

    For The Distant Relative:

    Not seeing some relatives this year? Instead of a text, why not send them a card filled with handwritten well wishes that they can keep and even display? This beautiful modern design features an original illustration of birds flying through a bamboo forest, with the Chinese character Bliss printed in chic gold foil. Available at Scene Shang and Naiise.

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  • Philips Viva Collection All-In-One Cooker HD2137/62, $299
    11 / 11 Philips Viva Collection All-In-One Cooker HD2137/62, $299

    For The Home Chef:

    Empower her to save time and energy this year by whipping up meals with this all-encompassing appliance that can slow cook, pressure cook and multi-cook. It comes with a durable, non-stick inner pot and detachable inner lid for easy cleaning, plus a useful timer function for optimally cooked food every time. Available at leading electronic stores.

    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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