From luxurious gift hampers to a time-honoured health drink, here are 4 gift ideas your loved ones will appreciate this lunar new year
The ongoing pandemic and MCO mean that many of us will be spending Chinese New Year apart. But in spite of social distancing measures and movement restriction orders, there’s no reason why this year’s festivities should be any less special. If you’re spending the celebrations away from your loved ones, or simply want to show your appreciation this festive season, it’s time to put your well-honed online shopping skills to use. Here, we round up four gift ideas you can easily shop for online.
1. Golden Bird’s Nest
This Lunar New Year, present your loved ones with the gift of good health with this time-honoured delicacy from Golden Bird’s Nest. Bird’s nest has long been coveted in Chinese culture due to its rarity and high nutritional value, but it’s often not easy to find the real deal. It was this desire to have pure bird’s nest minus preservatives and added sugar that led to the genesis of Golden Bird’s Nest. This family-run business prides itself on their honest-to-goodness 5A-grade bird’s nest, sourced from a local birdhouse in Rompin, Pahang. Cleaned with purified water to remove any residue impurities, the premium ingredient is then retorted with organic sugar cane extract before being bottled and delivered straight to customers, ensuring freshness.
2. Eska Creative Gifting
If you’re still undecided on what to get your loved ones this Lunar New Year, look no further than Eska Creative Gifting, an online gift store that specialises in fresh flowers and gorgeous hampers. In this Year of the Ox, the store is offering a luxurious selection of CNY hampers – from flowers and mandarins to premium spirits and sweet treats – so you can easily find the perfect gift for your family and friends. Please allow 2 to 3 working days for delivery and note that there will be no delivery from 11 to 13 February. For orders above RM800, you’ll be entitled to a free Oriental Table Cloth (worth RM139). The free gift will be sent to the sender (has to live within the Klang Valley area. Limited stocks only. Promo Code: CNYFREEGIFT
3. The Batik Boutique
Know a pair of inseparable lovebirds? Gift them this adorable his & hers Ox Gift Set from homegrown social enterprise The Batik Boutique. Each set comes with a pair of his & hers Ox motif batik three-ply face masks that are safety certified with filtration as high as an N-95 mask. Also included in the set: a hand sanitiser from fellow social enterprise, The Asli Co, as well as a jar of almond biscuits.
4. Nespresso’s 10-Sleeves CNY Assortment Gift Box, RM239
Working from home has meant that we’re putting our coffee machines to work more than ever. The perfect gift for caffeine lovers, this festive assortment by Nespresso contains 80 capsules, including two sleeves of their new permanent Shanghai Lungo blend. The 100% recyclable aluminium sealed capsules ensure that the coffee stays fresh for a year. This gift set also comes with complimentary Nespresso red packets.
With thanks to our partners Golden Bird’s Nest and Eska Creative Gifts