Tet gift sets for the Lunar New Year


For ages, sending gifts to relatives, teachers, and friends has become an unskippable part of Vietnamese people’s Lunar New Year, or Tet, celebrations. 

Back in the day, a Tet gift set usually included simple items such as a bottle of wine, a box of cookies or candies, some fruits, and some flowers, wrapped neatly and carried in a bamboo basket. 

As the Lunar New Year holiday draws near, it is time to start shopping for gift sets to send our friends and relatives. From gift sets boxed with ice-cream to ones covered in eco-friendly packaging, this year’s Vietnamese Tet gift sets with unique contents and packaging won’t disappoint your giftees. 


1. Got Bun? – presenting ice-cream


Got Bun? ice-cream
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Joining the beloved restaurant Got Bun?‘s popular Tet snacks such as honey-flavored dried potatoes and crispy dried coconuts are ice-cream sets, with unique and refreshing tastes that make great frozen treats for every occasion.

Consisting of 4 portions of firm and flavorful gelato and accompanied by a bag of said honey-flavored dried potatoes and dried coconuts as toppings, this gift set makes a creative, wholesome, and tasty dessert. 

Got Bun? ice-cream
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To keep the ice cream from melting so it arrives cold, the shop will secure the ice cream boxes with dry ice before delivery.

Address: 435/23 Tran Hung Dao, Cau Kho Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 0778 649 404

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2. Butter Land – a variety of customized cookie flavors to choose from


Butter Land cookies
Sweet cookies
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Crunchy, buttery, and sweet, cookies are many people’s favorite holiday season snacks. Even though cookies are usually part of Tet gift sets, most sets contain only 1 box of cookies, limiting you to that one flavor.

To bring more choices to picky eaters, Butter Land, a homegrown bakery in Phu Nhuan District, now has cookie sets with combinations of crowd-pleasing flavors such as peanut, cranberry, chocolate-flavored coconut, and matcha. 

Butter Land cookies
Salty cookies
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Those who don’t have a sweet tooth won’t feel out of place here, as the shop also offers salty cookies featuring the flavors of seaweed with salted egg and spicy chicken floss. 

Butter Land - sausages
Sausage slices
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Sour and sweet pineapple cakes and savoury sausages are also among the gift set items which you can add to your gift basket for extra flavors.

The bakery doesn’t sell ready-made cookies, so order 1 to 2 days in advance to customize your preferred flavors and have your favorite cookies freshly baked and delivered to your doorstep. 

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3. Maison Chance – featuring specialties from the highlands


Maison Chance-Tet gift sets
Image adapted from: Doanh nghiệp xã hội Nhà May Mắn – Maison Chance

This year, Maison Chance is offering Tet gift sets boasting Vietnam’s highland specialties such as coffee-flavored honey, macadamia nuts, and cashew nuts. Joining these local goodies are 2 boxes of cookies featuring matcha and chocolate flavors.

Maison Chance-Tet gift sets
Image adapted from: Doanh nghiệp xã hội Nhà May Mắn – Maison Chance

Each gift set is priced at VND489,000 (~USD21.20) and comes with a lovely brocaded buffalo figurine as a gift.

This price and freebie are only available until 3rd February 2021. 

Maison Chance-Tet gift sets
Image adapted from: Doanh nghiệp xã hội Nhà May Mắn – Maison Chance

Originally a charity organization, Saigon-based Maison Chance provides shelter to thousands of orphans and disadvantaged children. 

Because these gift sets are made by the children living at Maison Chance shelters, the revenue will go directly to charity and help keep the place running.

Address: 38D, Road 18B, Street 22, Binh Hung Hoa A Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone: 0909 06 2528 I 0983 138 431
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4. Phùng Ân Heritage – including aromatic incense 


Phung An Heritage incense
Image adapted from: Phùng Ân – Quà Tết Cao Cấp

Besides having a pleasant scent and stress-reducing effects, aromatic incense can also be used when burning offerings for deities and ancestors during the Lunar New Year. 

Phung An Heritage incense
Image adapted from: Phùng Ân – Quà Tết Cao Cấp

With this in mind, Phùng Ân Heritage has offered gift sets containing a box of aromatic incense that comes with a ceramic censer made in the famous Bat Trang craft village. 

Phung An Heritage - Tet gift sets
Image adapted from: Phùng Ân – Quà Tết Cao Cấp

Other items included in this VND1,350,00 (~USD58.52) gift set include a bag of Da Lat black tea, a box of sarsaparilla candy, a box of brown rice candies, and a box of peanut-filled candies. 

Phung An Heritage - Tet gift sets
Image adapted from: Phùng Ân – Quà Tết Cao Cấp

Add a little booze and class to your gift set by ordering an additional bottle of locally made apricot wine (VND320,000,~USD13.87) or plum wine (VND350,000,~USD15.17). 

You can place your order by contacting the shop via its phone number or on its Facebook page

Telephone: 096 9779 895
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5. The Brownie Club – enjoyable and versatile desserts


The Brownie Club-Tet gift sets
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Bursting with chocolate flavors, brownies are a great-tasting and mood-boosting treat that everyone can indulge in – in moderation, of course – at any time of the day and in all occasions.

At The Brownie Club, a Saigon-based online bakery, brownies are made from ingredients imported from France with a shelf life of up to 7 days since the time of baking. 

The Brownie Club-Tet gift sets
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You can choose between a 6-piece set, priced at VND150,000 (~USD6.50) and a 8-piece set, costing VND200,000 (~USD8.67). For a more complete teatime combo, you can order an extra bottle of light-tasting Lavender Earl Grey Tea (VND45,000,~USD1.95), a harmonious complement to the strong flavors of the brownies.

Telephone: 0977 223 551

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6. Nut Corner – nutrition-packed on-the-go snacks 


Nut Corner- Tet gift sets
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Loaded with fiber, protein, and unsaturated fat, nuts are good substitutes for meat-based snacks for health-conscious eaters. Plus, these tasty and guilt-free snacks also make you feel full faster. 

For healthy and fat-free treats that your friends or relatives can snack on 24/7 and thank you later, look no further than Nut Corner.

For a Phat Loc 1 gift set priced at VND719,000 (~USD31.17), customers can choose among Australian macadamias, walnuts, roasted almonds, apricots, mangos, and zucchini. The set also includes a tiramisu cake and a bottle of strawberry jam.

Nut Corner- Tet gift sets
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Priced at VND999,000 (~USD43.30), a Tai Loc 1 gift box comes with 3 boxes of nuts with flavors of your choice, and a bottle of wine.  

Address: A75/18 Bach Dang, Ward 2, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone: 0901 862 795

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7. Xì-lô trà – featuring 6 types of tea


Xi Lo Tra tea
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When it comes to gift-giving, you really can’t go wrong with the classics such as tea. Not only can tea be served in any setting and on any occasion, but it is also packed with numerous health benefits for drinkers. Because of its anti-aging properties and antioxidants, tea is said to help drinkers look youthful and lower cholesterol levels.

Containing 6 boxes of tea, a Xì-lô trà gift set features pleasant flavors such as jasmine, oolong, brown rice, rose, chrysanthemum, and black tea.


Image adapted from: Xì-lô trà

Costing VND590,000 (~USD25.57), this gift set is presented in a solid wood box and elegantly wrapped in a floral-patterned brocade cloth.

Image adapted from: Xì-lô trà

For any purchase, guests will be given 6 colorful envelopes in which you can put lucky money to give children on the Lunar New Year.  

Address: No. 79 at the back of Dien Bien Phu Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone: 090 2519 077

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8. The Bloom – retro-themed packaging



Image adapted from: The Bloom – The gift from Vietnam’s nature

Keeping it classic, The Bloom rolls out traditional flavors and retro-style packaging for Tet holiday this year.

While most gift shops present their gift sets in wood boxes for a formal and elegant look, The Bloom goes with what used to be our grandmothers’ main shopping accessory – bamboo bags. Don’t be fooled by their delicate appearances – these bamboo bags can carry heavy loads.

Not only these quaint bamboo bags give us a blast from the past and turn a few heads if we carry them around, but they are also reusable and environmentally friendly.

The Bloom - Tet gift set
Image adapted from: The Bloom – The gift from Vietnam’s nature

Costing VND1,300,000 (~USD56.35), a standard gift set features savory side dishes and fruits traditionally served on the dining tables of Vietnamese households during the Lunar New Year.

These include allium chinense, which is usually served with pickles for Lunar New Year dinners, lotus tubers mixed with salt and sesame, sour and spicy pineapples, custard apples, a jackfruit, fermented sticky rice, and 5 bags of tea. 

Address: 

  • 2 Thi Sach Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • 32 D10 Street Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 090 2519 077

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Shopping for Tet gift sets


Shopping for the ideal Tet gift sets for your families and friends can be a challenge, and sometimes you might need tips to make buying and giving gifts easier and more exciting. 

Whether you’re planning to buy a formal gift set for your boss or a more casual and delightful one for your friends or relatives, there is always something from local festive gift set makers that works for everyone.

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Cover image adapted from: Got Bun?, Phùng Ân – Quà Tết Cao Cấp, Xì-lô trà, and The Brownie Club.

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