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The Scene Chinese New Year 2021: 5 Best Gifting Ideas at Raffles City

Chinese New Year 2021: 5 Best Gifting Ideas at Raffles City

Image: Humphrey Muleba/Unsplash
Image: Humphrey Muleba/Unsplash
By Tan Wei Lin
January 20, 2021
This Lunar New Year, stand out with your choice of a festive present from Raffles City and impress the most important people in your life with your creativity and thoughtfulness

While hampers and tubs of delectable snacks and goodies make festive gifts that are sure to please, there are other choices that will help you make a memorable impression and are equally appropriate for the occasion.

Think outside the box when shopping for gifts this Chinese New Year and express your thanks or care with something that’s a little unexpected—whether it’s edible or an item that adds to the mood of the season. For a start, here are some great ideas that are available at Raffles City.

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1/5 Le Petit Theatre Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, from Dior

Nothing gets one in the mood for spring like an elegant, light and floral perfume. The Miss Dior collection embodies the spirit of the season perfectly—particularly Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet. This fragrance pays homage to Christian Dior’s legendary passion for flowers and features notes of delicate peony, rose, Calabrian bergamot and white musk. Housed in this special-edition floral packaging, it makes a gorgeous gift that every woman can appreciate.

Available at 01/04-05 Raffles City.

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2/5 Chinese New Year Supreme Gift Set, from Hang Heung

Since 1920, Hang Heung has been delighting Hong Kong locals and tourists alike with its unique interpretation of traditional Chinese pastries. Famed for its established reputation and signature heritage goodies like 'wife cake', it also offers a delectable range of other snacks that are only available during Chinese New Year. Don’t miss this crowd-pleasing gift set filled with traditional snacks and three types of cookies, including almond crisps, butter cookies and palmiers.

Available at B1-68 Raffles City.

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3/5 The Little Prince—Red Diamond Rose Edition, from Le Sean

Instead of fresh flowers for the festive season, why not present a loved one with this unusual floral ornament that will also make an excellent decor piece for Chinese New Year? A single preserved red rose, dusted with glistening diamond dust, will mark a sparkling, auspicious and joyful start to the new lunar year. On top of that, it’ll last for over a year without any need for sunlight and water.

Available at 01-39A Raffles City.

4/5 Chocolate Koi, from Janice Wong Singapore

How whimsical are these colourful, edible koi fish that are crafted from chocolate and hand-painted with natural colouring? This sweet treat comes with a pair of them, luxuriously packaged in a gold and glass box. If you're wondering, the fish are fashioned out of 76 per cent Equateur dark chocolate filled with crunchy feuilletine and candied oranges—a combo made for the festive season. 

Available at B1-48 Raffles City.

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5/5 Bowmore 18 Years Old Whisky, from The Whisky Distillery

Gift the whisky lover in your life this fine selection that has been allowed to mature in oak casks at its own sedate pace. This single-malt Scotch whisky is one of the most remarkable and perfectly balanced malts of its kind. One of Bowmore’s rarest and most exceptional bottlings, it combines notes of ripe fruit, dark chocolate and Islay smoke, which just happen to go very well with flavourful Chinese New Year dishes like pen cai.

Available at 01-36C Raffles City.


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