Quirky red packets for Chinese New Year 2019

 

Unique angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New Year Image adapted from (clockwise from top-left): @mochibuddies, @studio.saturday, The Peppy Curator, The Peppy Curator

When we think of Chinese New Year, one of the first few things that come to mind is angbaos – because who doesn’t love receiving money? It’s an added bonus if the red packets look pretty. Not only can a funky angbao design act as a conversation starter with that relative you haven’t met in a while, but it can also make the receiver extra happy no matter how much $$ is in the packet.

Here’s where you can get unique angbaos in Singapore at reasonable prices:

P.S. Read our other CNY-related articles for 2019 here:

 

1. Daiso – wide variety of sizes

 

Daiso – everyone’s favourite $2 store – never fails to stock up on special seasonal items during holidays like Christmas and Halloween. And this CNY, they’ve added red packets to their collection of items.  

Daiso angbaos for Chine New Year Image credit: Giordan Neoh

The packets come in many sizes for you to choose from – such as long rectangles and small squares. Along with different CNY elements like fortune cats and little pigs, these colourful angbaos still have a touch of festive even though most of them aren’t red. 

Price: $2 per packet
Find Daiso’s full list of outlets here

 

2. The Peppy Curator – pig-themed

 

The Peppy Curator angboas for Chinese New Year Image credit: The Peppy Curator

It’s the year of the pig and what better way to usher it in than with pig-themed angbaos? The Peppy Curator takes it up a notch with 4 different sets of piggy red packet designs. 

The Peppy Curator angboas for Chinese New Year Image adapted from: The Peppy Curator, The Peppy Curator

Some of them even have well wishes printed on them for extra huat

The Peppy Curator angboas for Chinese New YearImage credit: The Peppy Curator

Price: From $1.60 per packet
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3. Mochi Buddies – chibi animals

 

Mochi Buddies angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New Year Image credit: @mochibuddies

Mochi Buddies usually makes cute cartoon animal brooches and keychains, but this CNY, they’ve printed their adorable characters on red packets. The characters featured are also decked up in festive clothes and holding mandarin oranges, making sure whoever receives the angbaos will be blessed with luck.

Mochi Buddies angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New YearLimited edition CNY brooches and stickers
Image credit: Mochi Buddies, Mochi Buddies

Price: From $2.80 per packet
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4. Studio Saturday – well-wishes in calligraphy font

 

Studio Saturday angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New Year Image credit: @studio.saturday

If you’re a sucker for items with calligraphy font, Studio Saturday’s angbaos will be right up your alley, with meaningful messages inscribed on them in cursive. The gold and pink colour combination is also a classier and more muted rendition of the typical loud red packet. 

Price: $3 per packet
Website (DM for purchase)

 

5. The Paper Bunny – foil-stamped text

 

The paper Bunny angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New Year Image credit: @charlenechia

For those of you who have a special place in your heart for all things shiny, these angbaos with foil-stamped text from The Paper Bunny will be your cup of tea. The versatile messages on them also mean that they can still be used for events other than CNY. 

Price: $5 per packet
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6. Uncle Khoe’s K9 Shelter – raising funds for shelter dogs

 

Uncle Khoe's K9 Shelter angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New Year Image credit: @uncle_khoe_k9

Calling all dog lovers out there: Uncle Khoe’s K9 Shelter is selling doggy angbaos, with all the sales profit going back to helping the dogs at the shelter. 

Spot the little pigs! These designs are specific to this year’s zodiac but don’t take away the limelight from the cause they are trying to drive at, making it all the more meaningful. 

Uncle Khoe's K9 Shelter angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New Year Image credit: @uncle_khoe_k9

Price: $8 per packet
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7. Bark A Tree x Hope for Animals – realistic dog sketches for a good cause

 

Hope for animals angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New YearImage credit: Hope For Animals

Bark-A-Tree is a dog shelter that has teamed up with Hope For Animals to design their own angbaos, featuring realistic sketches of dogs that will make you go awww.  

Hope for animals angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New YearPiggy Corgi Butt Mel
Image credit: Hope For Animals

Aside from that, they also have a cartoony series with corgis and pigs on them – complete with their cute little booties sticking out!

Bark-A-Tree angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New YearImage credit: Bark A Tree

Price: $2.50 per packet
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8. Singlish Mamashop – full of “huat”

 

Singlish Mamashop angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New YearImage credit: Naiise

These “Huat’s Up?” and “Huat Ah!” angbaos by Singlish Mamashop are a humorous change from those with zodiac designs. You’ll find that the red packets are not 100% identical to each other, because they are handmade as part of the Singlish Mamashop’s collaboration with the elders from Lion Befrienders.

Price: $7 per packet
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9. Tuber – fit for all occasions

 

 Tuber angbaos from Singapore for Chinese New YearImage credit: Tuber

Tuber’s Bao Ga Liao angbao set has 8 designs fit for every Singaporean occasion, from Hari Raya to baby showers. And the CNY one in particular features a fun picture pun to pay tribute to the common CNY saying – nian nian you yu.  

Price: $16.80 per packet
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Quirky & cute angbaos in Singapore

 

Angbaos might only be used to temporarily hold lui, but those with beautiful designs on them add a dose of fun and excitement, especially for the kids. These are reasonably affordable as well, so go on and bring some extra joy to your family and friends this Chinese New Year!