From popping firecrackers to eating hearty feasts, Chinese New Year is a celebration filled with decade-old traditions and festivities. Among all these traditions, going over to your relatives’ and friends’ houses to ‘bai nian’ is probably one that all of us look forward to the most. Who doesn’t love receiving ang pows from married folks right?
But bai nian isn’t just about visiting houses and getting ang pows, it’s also about exchanging blessings for the new year in the form of gifts! Of course, traditionally these gifts used to be mandarin oranges, but why just settle for oranges when you can gift something more extravagant this coming Chinese New Year?
Here is a list of amazing takeaways for you to bring along the next time you go bai nian!
Unique Bird’s Nest from Oh Cha Matcha x Lo Hong Ka
One of the more common gifts you will see people bringing while visiting their relatives and friends is, of course, a basket of delicious bird’s nests– so why not switch things up this year and give them a box full of Matcha flavour infused bird’s nests instead?
This year, Oh Cha Matcha is once again collaborating with Lo Hong Ka to create a unique blend of matcha flavoured bird’s nest. For just RM168, you can now get the limited edition Oh Cha Matcha x Lo Hong Ka Prosperity Basket and wow your friends and family when you bai nian!
The Prosperity Basket is available until Chap Goh Mei (15th February). Grab yourself a basket at www.ohchamatcha.com or Oh Cha Matcha in Taman Tun as well as any Lo Hong Ka outlets.
Savoury Snacks & CNY Pastries from Pullman KLCC
If you’re looking for a more savoury basket to gift relatives, Pullman KLCC’s red basket might just be what you’re looking for. The basket is packed in their elegant gift box and also includes greeting cards and a pack of beautifully designed red packets and comes with a variety of cookies, cupcakes and savoury snacks! You can also top up a bottle of wine or champagne to really spice up your gift basket.
Pullman KLCC also offers an array of CNY themed cookies, biscuits, chocolates and cakes! In particular, they have green peas cookies, white almond biscuits and a beautiful Wolfberry and Mandarin Orange flavoured Koi Fish-shaped White Chocolate you can order alongside their Red Basket!
Delectable desserts from Elevete Patisserie
When it comes to cakes, macarons, and other desserts, Elevete Patisserie is easily our go-to place to satisfy our sweet tooth. Since many families are reuniting this Chinese New Year, you could wish them happiness, great health and prosperity by treating them to delicious and sinful snacks. From the Fatt Choy Fattcarons and The Fortune Bar, to Eats Meets West Platter and Bountiful Bites, these desserts come with a modern twist with the classic Chinese New Year flavours.
Refreshing Soda from The Tapping Tapir
Having a chilled can of refreshing soda is a must during this festive season. That’s why The Tapping Tapir’s Chinese New Year collection is perfect for this coming new year! Along with a free bag or pouch, The Tapping Tapir offers refreshing, naturally-sweetened cans of soda that is sure to refresh your whole family! You’ll get all sorts of unique flavours including Apple & Vanilla Light, Lemonade & Lengkuas Light, Grapefruit, Peach & Osmanthus, Chamomile Light, and more.
Gorgeous Tea Sets from Legend of Tea
Tea has a lot of significance in Chinese culture and of course, the lunar new year as well. It serves as a symbol of good health and family ties and the art of tea drinking is one you shouldn’t take for granted.
Legend of Tea offers four different sets for you to choose from, which includes their Brilliant Future, Wealthy Prosperous, Mei Hua Tea Set and Seasons of Delight CNY gift sets. Each gift set comes with a gorgeous teapot set and various flavours of Chinese tea, each.
Not interested in getting a whole new tea set? Don’t worry, as they offer gift sets that include infuser mugs instead! Their Blissful Year and Year of Tiger gift sets are perfect for relatives and friends who enjoy a cup of tea but don’t necessarily want a whole tea set to go alongside it.
Delicious Bak Kwa from Oloiya
There’s nothing more representative of Chinese New Year than ang paus, mandarin oranges, and of course, bak kwa! It’s a must for every home to have a pack of delicious bak kwa during the lunar new year, so why not gift family and friends a CNY bundle from Oloiya to save them the hassle?
Along with their classic pork dried meat and chicken dried meat, their gift sets also come with an array of other flavours, snacks, and merchandise including but not limited to, cuttlefish dried meat, pork floss, salmon floss, and their premium ang paus, bags and masks.
Offer a sweet #HomeKaming2022 with Inside Scoop
Going bai nian is a piece of cake when you wow your hosts with super cute ice cream cakes from Inside Scoop. Ditch the regular mandarins for a meaningful #HomeKaming with Mandarin Orange “kam” (gold/ fortune) and Longevity Peach Cake (long life for the elderly).
Score extra brownie points when you treat friends and loved ones with Orange Firecracker (your tastebuds will explode joy), Mango Sorbet (refreshing tangy sparkle), Genmaicha Sorbet (toasty, nutty flavour from roasted rice) and Lucky Pistachio (with kuih kapit crumbs for that extra crunch).
Have a golden break with Kit Kat
“Share the love, share the golden break” this festive season with KITKAT’s Gold range. KITKAT Gold is a delectable double-layered combination of smooth milk chocolate paired with luscious beige gold topcoat encased in KITKAT’s signature layer of crispy wafers, topped with a rich, nutty buttery note. Captivating every bite with its unique experience.
The limited-edition celebrative range of gift-ready packs include KITKAT Gold 4 Fingers singles, KITKAT Gold Sharebag, KITKAT 12s Festive Sharebag Sleeve, KITKAT Bar Festive Sleeve, KITKAT Senses, KITKAT Cele-break Pack and the KITKAT Prosperity CNY storage box.
KITKAT lovers are also invited to get adventurous in the kitchen by trying out some delicious new recipe creations (like the Gold Tiramisu) on their YouTube channel.
Getting your essentials from foodpanda
Fret not if you’ve missed out on some last-minute festive necessities. Ranging from food to gifts and personal care, you can take advantage on foodpanda’s CNY promo and get ’em all under one platform. pandamart has got you covered with addictive edibles such as Crab Stick Crisp, Nga Ku Crisp, Wo Kan Tangerine, and more. There are also an amazing range of different Yee Sangs from Salad Atelier and Sushi King.
- Food Delivery: 35% off (maximum discount of RM8) with a minimum order value of RM23 when you use promo code EXTRAONG
- Pick-Up: Use promo code TAPAUEXTRA to get 30% off (maximum discount of RM7) with a minimum order value of RM20
- pandamart: Get 35% off (maximum discount of RM8) with a minimum order value of RM22 when you use promo code EXTRA35
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