Thoughtful Gifts to include in your CNY Gift Hamper
Sending your love and appreciation with gift hampers to your families and closed ones is a part of the Chinese New Year custom and deeply rooted in the Singapore Chinese culture. While most hampers consist of fruits, wine and healthy food supplements such as bird’s nest and abalone, here are a few thoughtful items that may complement your gift hamper ;)
Before we get into the list, here is a quick do and dont's of Chinese gift-giving:
- Do remember to remove the price tag. A gift with a price tag may be interpreted as a hint to the receiver that the gift is expensive, and that the sender is expecting a gift of the equal price.
- Remember to put your gifts in a box or a bag. Red and gold are considered fortunate colours and white and black are taboo colours
- Don't give the gift publicly, especially if giving a gift to only one person in a group (to avoid embarrassment, an appearance of favouritism, etc.)
- Take a pair of gifts with you or gift in even numbers, as Chinese people believe that good things should be in pairs
Keeping a cozy environment and unwinding at home is just as important to wish a healthy and smooth 2021 for your loved ones. Would be great if you can gift scent diffusers that can help soothe their minds and hearts, and act as a great addition to the home decor as well. At Ana Hana, we have a selection of scents to choose from. Here is our Kiki Botanical Aromatherapy Scent Diffuser in English and Freeasia that is well-liked by many and would be great recommendation for living spaces.
Tea is deeply ingrained in Chinese traditions and lifestyle - why not include it as part of your Chinese New Year gift as well! There are quite a number of tea types for you to choose from that would be best suitable for the recipient’s needs. Here is our Tea Premium Grade Quality that is not only of excellent quality, but already comes in a gift set and premium paper.
Another gift idea would be a traditional Chinese tea set for one who appreciates a proper tea experience and also ties in well with the culture as it is known to bring the spirit and wisdom of human beings to a higher orbit. A typical set consists of Chinese tea set usually consisting of a teaspoon, tea clip, fair cup, tea, tea tray, teapot, kettle, cup bracket, tea cup and fragrance-smelling cup - that’s definitely a lot of steps to enjoy and appreciate the tea. But of course there are alternative modern tea sets available for the simple tea-lover too!
Gift-giving during Chinese New Year is also a token of appreciation and sincere wishes for the recipient. Gifting beautiful blooms also make great home-decor gifts! There are also exclusive Chinese New Year flower arrangement you should keep a close eye on - would be great if you can select auspicious flowers that symbolises your wishes for the recipient.
We’ve also compiled a list of lucky flowers that may be helpful for you here.
Thoughtful and handpicked gifts show how much you truly wish nothing but good fortune and prosperity for your loved ones - we hope you’ve found our ideas helpful in choosing the right gift for your celebrations.
If you're looking for the perfect gift be sure to visit our website at anahanaflower.com and browse our gift category.
If you have any questions or need any help, feel free to contact us via our website, email, Instagram (@anahanaflower) or via Whatsapp at +65 98569650. We're based in Singapore but can also deliver non-living items overseas. We also do same-day deliveries locally.