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It’s almost Chinese New Year and you’re almost all prepared! You’ve got the snacks ready from our previous article here, you’ve had your vibrant red clothing pressed and fresh from the tailor, and you’ve dusted off the old mahjong table. 

Everything is all set for the first big CNY celebration since the beginning of Covid-19. BUT you’re wondering, should you be getting something for the parents?

But you don’t know what customary presents to uh- present, we get it! It can be difficult navigating this cultural celebration rich with history and tradition.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you with these 8 awesomely unique gift ideas. We’re confident you’ll be fully equipped this Chinese New Year to finally celebrate with your relatives and spread only love and blessings.

Unique Chinese New Year Gifts

1. Chinese New Year Board Games

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Tired of blackjack and big two? Why not spice things up this year with Singapore and CNY themed games then? Introducing Wok and Roll by Origame Singapore, a dice game where players create menus to become the BEST zi car owner in town! If culinary board games are not quite your style, then maybe Lunar New Year edition Monopoly game might just be right up your alley instead. Outmaneuver and outwit your friends and family with these unique Chinese New Year games!

2. Year of The Rabbit Alcohol 

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Make your Chinese New Year 2023 one of happiness and fortune with a selection of delectable alcoholic beverages inspired by the Year of the Rabbit. Katsuyama Year of Fortune Golden Rabbit 2023 Junmai Daiginjo with Gold Flake offered by Sakeya Singapore will do just that and more. With a sweet but bold flavour, this domestic rice based liquor signifies an auspicious new beginning of good fortune and prosperity. 

Or usher in the new year deliciously with Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Rabbit and make your 2023 Chinese New Year celebration one of elegance, beauty and merriment!

3. Chinese Zodiac Rabbit Wooden Chopsticks

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One good way to enjoy the delicious Chinese New Year goodies and equally impress your friends or relatives is to gift them this lovely Chinese 12 Zodiac Rabbit Design Wooden Chopstick set by Orchid Chopsticks. It even comes with a cute rabbit porcelain chopstick holder! This personable gift can even be customised with laser engraving to etch your love and appreciation for your dear recipient. Another great Rabbit themed Chinese chopsticks are the Chinese Zodiac Chopsticks by Art Tree. Quite the tasteful gift indeed!

4. Gold Ornaments and Jewellery

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Gold has been regarded as a symbol of fortune and prosperity throughout the ages and has a special place amongst gifts historically. Bring history into your Chinese New Year celebration this year by presenting a luxurious gift of gold to your relatives. From Year of the Rabbit Gold Plated Coins to 916 gold whimsical rabbit earrings, Orient Jewelers Singapore can provide a prosperous reunion with your loved ones.

5. Chinese New Year Mahjong Set

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Ah, of course, Mahjong! Who could possibly forget arguably the most memorable and perhaps even addictive part of celebrating Chinese New Year? With this perfect CNY gift from Singapore Trading Post, your friends and family can participate together in this CNY pastime and enjoy the spirit of giving simultaneously! No unique Chinese New Year gift will be ever so appropriate nor so fun for sure!

6. Chinese Art Prints

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Casual or seasonal enjoyer of art? Gift your friends and loved ones a different and stylish present this Chinese New Year. Browse through a large selection of CNY themed art prints on Etsy. Countdown the days to the next Chinese New Year in a creative and festive manner! Alternatively, if a more traditional style is right for you, then visit Art Prints Singapore for their detailed and alluring Chinese Painting replicas!

7. Chinese Textiles & Upholstery

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Another long standing tradition amongst the many meaningful practices is the buying of new clothes. Symbolically representing new life and positive change, we can take this one step further by gifting our loved ones a new set of Chinese New Year textiles or upholstery! Yeomama Batik offers a wide range of Batik Maduras and Chinese textiles to really up the festive spirit this new year. If CNY inspired cushions and wallpaper are more your thing, homegrown Onlewo will definitely not disappoint!

8. Year of the Rabbit Chinese Tea Set

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Representing tenderness, peace and confidence in the Chinese Zodiac, the rabbit is a being of quiet virtue and peace. What better way to impress this upon your friends and family than to gift them a lovely rabbit tea cup or tea set. Whether it is an Osmanthus and Jade Rabbit Porcelain set or an exuberant TWG Tea Rabbit Grand Mode Tea Collection, your gracious recipient will definitely appreciate all the love and thoughtfulness!

9. *Bonus!* Chinese New Year Hampers

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If all else fails, CNY hampers are always the answer! For this bonus Chinese New Year gift, we return to the wonders and magic that is food. If a simple solution is something you need, Savoury Market’s 2023 Hampers will surely be the edible highlight of the season that can be delivered straight to your door!

Want to include other more traditional Chinese New Year goodies into your celebratory mix? Click Here to explore 10 of the best places to buy Chinese New Year goodies in Singapore!

Conclusion

Hopefully, some of your doubts and anxiety about choosing CNY gifts will ease after reading this list. Are you ready to enjoy the Year of the Rabbit fully?

The Year of the Rabbit has been predicted to be a time of reunion, prosperity and hope. For many, this is due to the symbolism of peace, prosperity and longevity the rabbit represents. Why not bring the fullness of Chinese New Year to your table by clicking here and exploring 7 best places for Chinese New Year food!

• Written by Jeremy Ugon

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why people used to prepare gifts when visiting their relatives during Chinese New Year?

People used to prepare gifts when visiting their relatives during Chinese New Year as a sign of respect and appreciation for their hosts. The tradition of gift-giving during the holiday is meant to bring good luck and happiness to both the giver and the recipient. The gifts are often symbolic and chosen to represent prosperity, good health, and success in the coming year. Preparing a gift for one’s relatives during Chinese New Year is seen as a way of showing love, care, and support, and is an important part of the holiday’s celebration and tradition. By bringing gifts, visitors are able to participate in the exchange of good wishes and express their gratitude for their relatives and their relationship.

What are the popular gifts for Chinese New Year?

There are many popular gifts for Chinese New Year, and the choice often depends on personal preferences and relationships. Some of the most common gifts include:

– Mandarin Oranges: These are a traditional symbol of good fortune and prosperity and are often given as gifts to family and friends.
– Red Envelopes: These are small red envelopes filled with money and are given as gifts to children and young adults. The red color symbolizes good luck and happiness.
– Food and Sweets: Food items such as candies, cakes, and fruits are often given as gifts to show hospitality and kindness.
– Wine and Tea: These are traditional gifts to show respect and appreciation, especially for elders or business associates.
– Decorative Items: Decorative items such as vases, figurines, or ornaments are popular gifts to symbolize good luck and prosperity in the new year.

It is worth noting that these gifts can vary from region to region, and may also reflect local customs and traditions.

What are the real meanings of traditional Chinese New Year?

The traditional Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, has several important cultural and historical meanings. Some of the key meanings include:

– Celebration of the Lunar New Year: The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar calendar, marking the beginning of a new year and a new start.
– Family Reunions: The Chinese New Year is a time for families to come together, renewing and strengthening family bonds. It is also an opportunity for family members who live apart to reunite and spend time together.
– Honoring Ancestors: The Chinese New Year is an occasion for families to honor and remember their ancestors, paying tribute to their legacy and the values they represent.
– Good Fortune and Happiness: The Chinese New Year is associated with good luck and happiness, with many traditional customs and activities aimed at bringing good fortune and happiness in the coming year.
– A Time for Cleaning and Renewal: The Chinese New Year is also a time for cleaning and renewal, with families cleaning their homes and disposing of old belongings to symbolize a fresh start.

Overall, the traditional Chinese New Year is a time for families to come together, celebrate the past and present, and look forward to a bright future filled with good luck, happiness, and prosperity.

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