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10 Unique Angbao Designs For CNY 2024 – Hello Kitty, Coach Origami & Choco Bar With $20 Included

Unique angbao designs for CNY 2024


While you’re busy rushing around for last-minute CNY shopping or cashing in on 2024’s CNY deals and promotions, don’t let getting those red envelopes slip your mind. After all, you’d want to make a good impression with a cute red packet, especially if it’s your first time giving angbaos.

Instead of buying plain red packets, redeem some of these unique angbao designs for CNY 2024 with your purchases, or get customised packets online to add pizazz to your gifting.


1. Atlas Handcrafted – Artisanal chocolate angbao



Image credit: Atlas Handcrafted

For a 2-in-1 gift this Chinese New Year, give out Atlas Handcrafted’s Milk Chocolate Angbao, which includes a handmade chocolate bar with $20 cash, enclosed in festive angbao-style packaging

You can buy these treats from Atlas Handcrafted’s website at $39/bar, which also includes a CNY greeting card that you can customise. When you’re checking out on their site, you can add a note with whatever message you’d like to include on the card.

These bars fit right into their other CNY offerings, such as hampers filled with small-batch delicacies like pickles and abalone. Who says you can’t have your angbao and eat it too?

Note: You can request higher cash values by contacting wee@atlashandcrafted.com

Available on Atlas Handcrafted website


2. Cadbury – Get golden dragons with your chocolate bars


Speaking of chocolate, Cadbury is offering several Chinese New Year 2024 freebies, including colourful packets with a minimum of $18 spent on Cadbury goodies in select Fairprices.

Forget golden tickets, these golden dragons may also have a prize inside. FairPrice vouchers worth $90 have been hidden in 8 random packets – so you have even more of an excuse now to splurge on chocolate. 

Shoppers who meet the minimum spend can show their bills at refund/rewards counters at these locations on 20th-21st and 27th-28th January, and 3rd-4th February 2024 to get their packets: 

  • AMK Hub
  • Jurong Point
  • VivoCity
  • NEX

Available exclusively at the FairPrice locations mentioned above. 


3. Changi Airport – Intricate animal designs


Image credit: Changi Airport Group

Chinese New Year is a time for travel, so whether you’re flying out or flying in to visit relatives and friends, pick up some envelopes for free along with your last-minute airport purchases.

When you spend a minimum of $80 at stores like Cheers, McDonald’s, or Fairprice Finest at Changi Airport and sign up as a Changi Rewards member, you can redeem a packet of intricate animal design angbao packets.

You can also redeem an extra pack if you make your payment through MasterCard or Changi Pay.

Note: Only purchases from selected landside stores will be counted.


4.  National Heritage Board – Collect while museum hopping



Image credit: National Heritage Board

Culture vultures can express their appreciation for the arts with the National Heritage Board’s adorable collection of angbaos. From 12th January to 9th February, you can collect red packets with designs inspired by 43 heritage institutions and museums in Singapore, such as the Science Centre Singapore and National Museum of Singapore

Enclosed in each set are 8 pieces of red packets showcasing the design of the specific location you’re visiting – so your challenge is to collect a different angbao design at every museum you explore. 


Image credit: National Heritage Board

There are also 50 limited-edition box sets of all 43 packets, and a special box-only design, available to purchase at $108. You can buy these on 27th January, from 10am-5pm, at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

You can find the terms and conditions to redeem your angbaos, as well as a full list of participating museums on National Heritage Board’s website.


5. McDonald’s – Hello Kitty packets



Image credit: McDonald’s Singapore

In celebration of Hello Kitty’s 50th Anniversary this year, the Yellow Arches have released a new McDonald’s X Hello Kitty Collection, which includes prosperous Hello Kitty packets in time for Chinese New Year.


Image adapted from: McDonald’s Singapore

You can get these packets free with a purchase of the new Prosperity Meal ($9.90). There are 3 different designs: a pink packet with a McNugget design, a yellow packet with a French Fry design and a red packet with a Happy Meal design.

Available at all McDonald’s outlets.


6. Coach – Origami angbaos

 


 

If you’re still on the hunt for your CNY OOTD, spend $400 at Coach to receive a packet of origami angbaos along with your stylish fit. All your angbao recipients will know the extra love that when into these, as the deluxe red sheets have to be folded by your hand into the packet.


Image credit: @jjongkk via Carousell 

These are only available at Coach Changi City Point from 12th January to 11th February, so snatch them before stocks run out.

Available exclusively at Coach Changi City Point outlet.


7. hbcool1.sg – Pop-up dragons



Image adapted from: Shopee

If the regular 2D designs are boring you, get these angbaos from Shopee, with dragons flying straight out of the packet. They come in 7 flamboyant designs, ranging from dragons to wedding themes, allowing you to be the most memorable gifter this CNY. 


Image adapted from: hbcool1.sg

You can find several sellers with these designs. But if you want to get them in time for CNY, hbcool1.sg is a local seller – which means you can get speedier delivery, all at a price of $22.15/Pack of 5.

Available on Shopee.


8. West Mall – BT21-themed envelopes



If you’ve been missing screaming out at a
BTS concert and are anxiously waiting for their return, celebrate CNY with a piece of them through West Mall’s CNY 2024 BT21-themed activities & promos.

These include 8 limited edition angbao packets, each with a BT21 character like Jungkook’s Cooky or V’s Tata dressed in an adorable dragon onesie and a gold-fonted CNY greeting.


Sign up for a
free West Mall Rewards membership and spend at least $108 across a maximum of 2 same-day receipts from any store and you can pick these up from 5th-24th February

If you end up spending more than $208, you can also redeem a Prosperity Bag in the same cute designs as the angbao, filled with BT21 merch

Available at West Mall.


9. Tweet Paperie – Personalised leather alternatives



Image credit: Tweet Paperie

If you’re looking for an adorable, reusable alternative to the traditional red packet, get these personalised leather angbaos from Tweet Paperie.

These packets come in red and yellow and have 8 different designs, including a bride and groom. They are priced at $14/packet, and you have the option to personalise each packet with the name of your loved one that you’re giving it to.


Image credit: Tweet Paperie

Each of these packs add an air of luxury to angbao gifting with their sturdy, glossy leather and secure buttons. They can also be repurposed to store items up to a 5.5” wide mobile phone and can be used to store masks or other items after gifting. 

Since delivery can take 3-4 weeks, these may be adorable wedding angbaos but you can always request for an expedited delivery.

Available on Tweet Paperie’s website.


10. Starbucks – Elegant white dragon decals



Image credit: Starbucks Singapore

If you’re headed to a Starbucks to refuel after CNY shopping, know that you can redeem a pack of 6 red packets with every $28 spent in stores. Each maroon packet has ethereal white dragons frolicking in scenes with golden stars and blossoms.

These packets are a part of Starbucks’ Year of the Dragon collection, which includes mugs ($29.90), cups ($24.90-$44.90), plushes ($46.90), and even a dragon-shaped coin bank ($45.90), all decked with elegant floral and dragon embellishments.

This deal is only available to Starbucks Rewards Gold Members, but you can still get them by putting your coffeeholic friend to good use. 

Note: These are available while stocks last. 

Available at all Starbucks outlets.


Bonus: The Smart Local


This year, The Smart Local’s red packets are embracing our inner dragons with these nostalgic designs that are fiery and 虎(hu)-at. These ones are extra long, with a colourful illustration of a dragon along with the Chinese characters “龙龙”, which means “dragon dragon”

If you want to get your hands on one of these, shift all your Mahjong luck to our giveaway, where you can win a packet filled with cash. It’ll run on The Smart Local’s Instagram page from 2nd-5th February, and a few lucky readers can get to win these adorably-designed angbaos.

Available exclusively via The Smart Local’s Instagram until 5th February 2024.


Best angbao designs to impress your relatives


With all these designs, you can emulate this year’s animal in something as simple as angbao-giving and impress all of your relatives and loved ones. The only thing left to do now is to refresh the angbao guides and rules and grab these designs to boost your status as an red packet gifting pro.

For more help in preparing for this CNY season, check out:


Cover image adapted from: Tweet Paperie, hbcool1.sg & Changi Airport Group

Ezekiel Sen

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