Besides ushering in the Year of the Ox and having a rousing celebration with your loved ones, we all have a mission of collecting the fattest angbaos when it comes to Chinese New Year. Bestowing a pair of mandarin oranges may be tradition, presenting your family with these Chinese New Year gifts instead may get you an extra thick angbao in return.
Whether it’s for your beloved parents or adorably cheeky nieces and nephews, all of these gift ideas are available from The Clementi Mall. You’ll get to conveniently settle all your festive shopping under one roof, and receive freebies like red packets and a collectible bowl set complete with chopsticks while you’re at it.
To score some major points with your in-laws, leave the tacky offerings at home and present some next-level gift sets from Eu Yan Sang (#B1-36) instead. Nothing spells extravagance like premium bird’s nest and plump abalone, and the curated festive hampers also ensure that the presentation is A+.
This braised abalone gift set comes with adorable zodiac designs
Beyond exuding luxury, these gifts also provide health and wellness benefits. Bird’s nest is lauded for its anti-ageing and complexion-boosting abilities, a treasure among women.
Then we have abalone, one of the must-have delicacies every CNY. Besides savouring its chewy texture, you’ll also be reaping nutritional benefits as they are a low-fat source of omega 3, iodine and phosphate.
Stepping into Kiddy Palace (#05-35/36/37) is akin to entering every child’s equivalent of paradise, with shelves lined with toys as far as the eye can see.
Take your pick from race cars, pretty dolls, and make-believe masak-masak cooking sets for your nieces and nephews. The kids will love you forever, while the on-point gifts double as a nifty bribe for their parents to give you a fatter angbao.
Donning new threads is a quintessential part of Chinese New Year festivities and these matching apparel sets will make the little ones look too cute for words. Those who have children of their own will be able to snap priceless shots of their Mini Me looking straight out of a CNY music video!
Xuan.SG (#04-K5) carries nostalgia-inducing snacks that’ll whisk your aunties and uncles, parents and even grandparents back to the good ol’ days. Their selection features old-school tidbits like wafer rolls and jam sandwich biscuits, but you’ll be able to find new-age goodies like salted egg potato chips and addictively crackling fish skin too.
For those with particularly adventurous palates, give their handmade signature cheesy pineapple tarts a try. The intriguing blend between sweet and savoury is sure to be a conversation-starter. They also have kueh bangkit cookies infused with brown sugar, for an added layer of caramelised flavour.
Whether it’s presented as decadent squares or petite coins, bak kwa is worth every calorie. For those contributing this delectable staple to the CNY snack potluck, Bee Cheng Hiang (#B1-20) has a wide range of aesthetically-pleasing gift sets and hampers to bring that wow factor.
The packaging itself is gorgeous enough for your Auntie to want to keep and reuse as storage boxes. The hampers also contain multiple flavours so you and your relatives can sample different bak kwa varieties instead of fighting over one stack.
PrimaDéli has an array of snacks presented in colourful tin boxes, each containing a Sure Huat! Scratch and Win card.
The smorgasbord of goodies is something to look forward to every Chinese New Year, but it can be super embarrassing to show up empty-handed only to inhale half of your relatives’ snack stash like a human vacuum.
Show up with some festive treats from PrimaDéli (#B1-K19) to guarantee a smile on the face of whoever you’re visiting. For a fool-proof gift that’ll satisfy all ages and taste preferences, opt for their Prosperity Gift Set that’s packed with gourmet goodies including abalone, bird’s nest, tangy pineapple tarts, aromatic pandan chiffon cookies and crunchy almond cranberry biscotti.
While you’re checking Chinese New Year gifts off your shopping list, you’ll also be spending your way towards freebie redemptions and giveaway entries. The following promos are ongoing from now till 11th February 2021, while stocks last.
Spend $50 ($80 for FairPrice Finest receipts) to receive an 8-piece pack of angbaos, and $108 ($128 for FairPrice Finest receipts) to receive a kawaii bowl and chopsticks set.
*Max. three same-day combined receipts per redemption per day, limited to the first 120 shoppers per day.
Spend $30 to qualify for one entry in The Clementi Mall’s “Bountiful Lucky Draw”, where you can win shopping and dining vouchers.
*Max. three same-day combined receipts per redemption per day, capped at 10 chances per shopper per day.
From now till 11th February 2021, swing by the Level 5 Information Counter for the “Start the New Year with a Helping Hand” donation box. In collaboration with the Lions Befrienders Service Association Singapore, proceeds will go towards purchasing bags of groceries for needy seniors. And for every $5 donated, The Clementi Mall will match dollar-for-dollar.
A heartwarming way to share the huat this Chinese New Year, and help ensure that those in need will be able to celebrate over good food as well!
The Clementi Mall is connected to Clementi MRT station, providing convenience and a sheltered linkway so you can settle your Chinese New Year gifts, rain or shine. For even more inspo and a sneak peek into the offerings from the mall’s 100+ stores, visit the Festive Products Display on Level 3.
Held all the way till 26th February 2021, there’ll be OOTD ideas and even home decor setups. Upon spotting the various must-haves, you can head straight to the respective stores to nab the items for yourself. As Ariana Grande said in “7 Rings”: “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it”.
The Clementi Mall
Address: 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, Singapore 129588
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Photography by Huiwen Chan.
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