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What to bring if you are invited to a Chinese New Year visit?

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If you have been invited to a Chinese New Year visit, you are in luck! This joyful festival is packed with fun and exciting activities with your family and friends, as well as delicious food, handpicked for the occasion.

Chinese New Year is a time for giving and sharing. Handing over a delightful Chinese New Year to your host is a big part of the festival, as it is not only seen as courteous, but also as delivering something positive – good health, wealth or fortune – to their household. Superstition and auspicious symbolism take a major standing during the celebrations and there are some special gift giving etiquettes to remember that are specific to the Chinese. Getting off on the right foot and planting a lucky seed in preparation for the year is vital, so be sure you get the rules right.

What not to bring / gift on your Chinese New Year visit

There is a list of items you should never bring nor gift on your visit. Sharp objects such as knives, swords or scissors should be avoided at all cost as they can symbolise cutting off and ending a relationship. Homophones for Chinese words for ‘umbrella’ and ‘pear’ also represent separation, so neither items are good candidates for Chinese New Year gifts.

Other homophones include one for the Chinese word for ‘clock’, meaning ‘end’ and implying death, which is a huge taboo and contradiction to the desire for fresh, new beginnings. Yellow and white chrysanthemums, a flower that is closely associated with funerals and mourning, would also make a terrible Chinese New Year gift.

What to bring / gift on your Chinese New Year visit

It is widely known that people who are not yet married and children will receive red packets or red envelopes with lucky money during Chinese New Year. The elderly or those who are married would traditionally give this lucky money as a token of well-wishing, as well as exchanging nice greetings with the receiver.

But what gifts can the others give? The family reunion dinner is significant in Chinese New Year, so gourmet and delicacies are generally very welcoming gifts. Chinese New Year food with lucky connotations are desirable. For example, a dish of dried oysters and fat choy symbolise good happenings and prosperity. Other special Chinese New Year food may include lotus seed fillings in buns, turnip cake and nian gao (rice cake).

Giving just one of these items may not be enough for the feast, and during this busy time, it is hard to gather together everything you need. That’s where Chinese New Year hampers come into play. In our hampers here at Gift Hampers Singapore, you will delight yourselves in a wide variety of wonderful Chinese New Year gifts, perfect for every visit you pay.

3 Different Styles of Chinese New Year Hampers

1. Show your gratefulness and joy with our Health & Happiness hamper. Filled to the brim with goodies, your host will be happy to receive this gift. Price: SGD$108

2. Level up with our Fortune and Fame hamper! With a generous variety of decadent goodies and gourmet items, you will simply adore this gift hamper. Price: SGD$190

3. Enjoy your visit and toast the night away with a choice of wine or champagne. Fortune Everlasting is the best gift to give if you are looking forward to having a bright and happy future. Price: SGD$218

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