Unique angbaos for CNY 2022


In the blink of an eye, many of us have hit the adulting phase where kids start to call us “aunty” and “uncle”. And along with that, the time has come for us to Google for angbao guides, rates and etiquettes. But hey, at least you can be the coolest adult around, dropping swaggy red packets for the little ones. 

Below are 10 unique red packets you can still get before CNY rolls around: 


1. Life Buoy – Winnie the Pooh prints


CNY red packets 2022- Winnie the Pooh
Image credit: Lifebuoy

Lifebuoy’s got aesthetic Winnie the Pooh red packets this Chinese New Year that aptly features Tigger the tiger. Spend a minimum of $8 on Lifebuoy hand sanitisers from 7-Eleven and Watsons to receive a pack of six of angbaos.

CNY red packets - Winnie the Pooh
Redeem by purchasing products like their CNY-themed sanitisers
Image credit: Lifebuoy

Note: These are available while stocks last.


2. blessedly – Pull-open tiger design


CNY red packets - blessedly
Image credit:
Shopee

Angbaos with tiger prints will be a dime a dozen this CNY but you can make yours ultra-special this year with these tiger – or lion, who knowsangbaos from Shopee store blessedly. These come in an “interactive” pull-out design so your nieces and nephews can have a ball of a time unfurling the cash within.

unique angbao 2022 - blessedly
Image credit:
Shopee

While there are several stores out there with similar designs, this one is a local seller so you’ll be able to get these delivered to your doorstep ASAP.

Price: From $2.60 each

Get the pull-out tiger red packets on Shopee


3. Starbucks – Illustrative packets with tiger cubs


unique angbao 2022 - Starbucks
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Starbucks

We just know Starbucks won’t fail us with cute products every festive season – this CNY, they’ll win your hearts with these adorable tiger cub red packets. Starbucks Gold Reward Members can redeem a set of eight packets for free with a minimum spend of $28 in a single receipt. 

Even if you aren’t a member, you’re sure to have an SB-addicted friend that you can tumpang during your next coffee date. 

Note: These are available while stocks last.


4. 313@somerset – Shaped like maneki-neko


CNY red packets - 313@somerset
Image credit: Lendlease 

Get one of these maneki-neko (fortune cat) red packets for those relatives with a soft spot for felines. Rather than going for the conventional rectangular shape, these are shaped like the cats themselves so your angbaos are bound to stand out this year. 

These will be available for redemption at the following four malls: 

  • 313@somerset – Pineapple
  • Jem – Gold bar
  • Parkway Parade – Ingot
  • Paya Lebar Quarter – Money sack

Each mall features a different design, and you can redeem them with a minimum spend of $80 – capped at a maximum of two same-day combined receipts. 

Available until 15th February 2022.


5. Raffles City – Trippy BE@RBRICK angbaos


CNY red packets - Raffles City
Image credit: Raffles City

No worries if you’ve missed Raffles City’s larger-than-life BE@RBRICK displays during Christmas. Red packets featuring the iconic collectible from Japan will be available this CNY. The design is a silhouette of the bear with silver whirls, which fans are sure to fawn over. 

Redeem a set of eight of these limited-edition angbaos by spending $100 nett at the mall. Spend $300 nett to receive an exclusive BE@RBRICK tote bag.

Available until 15th February 2022.


6. West Mall – Adorable Pokémon prints


CNY red packets - West Mall

Good news for all Pokémon fans – West Mall is flushed with all things Pokémon, from a 6M-tall Pikachu statue to Pokémon red packets you can redeem by spending at least $88 in two same-day receipts there. Kids and the young at heart may even love the packaging more than the dollar bills within. 

unique angbao 2022 - West Mall

Read more about CNY 2022 at West Mall

Available until 31st January 2022.


7. Flash Coffee – Tiger puns


CNY red packets - Flash Coffee
Image credit:
@flashcoffee_sg

You don’t have to be a dad to enjoy dad jokes. Enjoy a tiger pun that tickles on Flash Coffee’s red packets that come free with every $8 spent on their cuppas.

Available while stocks last.

Check out their outlets on Flash Coffee’s website.


8. Love, Bonito – Floral design with envelope sleeve


CNY red packets - Love, Bonito
Image credit: Love, Bonito.

You’ll probably have seen the aesthetic Love, Bonito mahjong sets all over social media. This Chinese New Year, they’re also giving out dainty spring-themed red packets emblazoned with floral patterns. Just to add an extra atas touch, these also come with a matching envelope to sleeve the red packets. 

Get a set of five red packets when you make any purchase at Love, Bonito, online and in-store. 

Available while stocks last.


9. Perk by Kate – Sleek & minimalist “window” shape


unique angbao 2022 - Perk by Kate
These are designed by Singapore-based illustrator Alexa Ong
Image credit: @woodandlead

Get that CNY vibe check in place with these glamorous angbaos from lingerie store Perk by Kate that have a subtle “window” contour.

Even if loud reds ain’t your style, these also come in alternative shades like pastel blue. Purchase these at $18 for a pack of eight or redeem a set for free with a minimum spend of $50.

CNY red packets - Perk by Kate
Image credit:
@woodandlead

Available while stocks last.


10. TheSmartLocal – Exclusive cash-filled red packets 


CNY angbao 2022The design features TSL’s office cats @piketheragdoll and @jaymeetheragdoll
Image credit: @thesmartlocalsg

TheSmartLocal’s red packets don’t just look pretty 虎(hu)-at, they come filled with cold hard cash too. Participate in TSL’s giveaway on Instagram to stand a chance to win one of three sets of these exclusive red packets. If you’ve got a favourite personality from the company, these also come with a personal handwritten letter from your talent of choice.

P.S. These red packets won’t be available for sale, but all employees get a copy – so if you want one, join us to get one next year. Check out our careers page on TSLMedia.sg! 😉 

Giveaway until 31st January 2022.


Aesthetic red packets for CNY 2022


Angbao-giving is arguably the best part of Chinese New Year, regardless of whether you’re on the giving or receiving end. Make those annual reunions with your relatives all the more fun with these red packets that double up as easy conversation-starters.

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Cover image adapted from: Lendlease, @woodandlead, Shopee

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