Best Chinese New Year Gifts and Hampers in Hong Kong to Impress
January 23, 2024
It’s the most wonderful time of the (lunar) year! In comes the Year of the Dragon, reigning over us all in Hong Kong with one-of-a-kind dragon power that calls to mind prosperity, energetic strength, and perhaps a sense of charisma and authority that this mythical icon is best known for. Share this goodwill with your loved ones and friends not only by coming together for an annual Chinese New Year feast but also by giving the joy of traditional Chinese New Year gastronomy and treats.
To find the best gift collections and hampers to impress this 2024 Lunar New Year, check out The Beat Asia’s picks below!
Artisan Lounge at K11 MUSEA
The Artisan CNY Gift Hamper, priced at HK$398, beautifully encapsulates the essence of Chinese New Year. Featuring the Lucky Windmill Goodie Bag that’s brimming with sweets, designed in collaboration with SPARKLE by KAREN CHAN, it showcases a pattern from their Modern Cheongsam Collection inspired Hong Kong's origins as a fishing village.
Included in the hamper is the Baked Coconut Sweet Rice Cake, a heartwarming recipe shared by culinary connoisseur and philanthropist Mrs Elaine Ma. Each purchase of this hamper contributes to this foundation and the Sparkle Charity Foundation, blending festive joy with charity.
Location: Artisan Lounge, Shop G008-G008A, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: [email protected] / +852 2601 3428
Lai Ching Heen at The Regent
Looking for a festive treat to share with your loved ones? Get Lai Ching Heen's Premium Chinese New Year Hamper (HK$3,988), a treasure trove of culinary wonders. From the opulent Chinese New Year Lap-mei Carrot Pudding to the rich and flavourful Regent Secret X.O. Sauce, each item is meticulously curated to elevate your festive feasting. For a refreshing twist, sip on the Celestial Cold Brew Bubble Tea and savour the unparalleled taste of the Bordeaux Premium Wine. Complemented by the Log white mushroom, high-grade fish maw, and Japanese Muneya mussel, this hamper is the epitome of Lunar New Year opulence.
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Location: Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Chocolate lovers are bound to love LUCULLUS delights this Lunar New Year. Their creative Bountiful Success “Hoo Hey How” Chocolate & Cookie Gift Box ingeniously incorporates the festive Chinese “Hoo Hey How” board game into its design, with packaging boxes shaped like game elements. Each box contains unique treats: Hazelnut Crunch Dark Chocolate, Banana Dark Truffle shaped as gold ingots, Scallion Puff Pastry, Original Puff Pastry, Sakura Shrimp Cookies, and Crab-look Butter Cookies. The set also features a hidden game board, dice cup, and dice, merging culinary enjoyment with playful entertainment.
Adding to the festive spirit, the Incredibly Lucky Mahjong Assorted Chocolate Gift Box offers mahjong-shaped chocolates in three delectable flavours of raspberry, coconut coffee, and passion fruit, symbolizing prosperity in the Year of the Dragon.
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RÚ by Nina Hospitality heralds the Year of the Dragon with a bountiful array of festive delicacies, perfect for celebrating prosperity and good fortune. Indulge in the Chinese Turnip Pudding (HK$238), a savoury delight made with rich conpoy and Chinese preserved sausages. For a classic sweet note, the Coconut Chinese New Year pudding (HK$228) is a must-try. Crafted with coconut milk and glutinous rice flour, it offers a soft, chewy texture that melts in your mouth.
The Taro Pudding (HK$238) is another exquisite choice, blending Chinese preserved sausages and dried shrimp with taro, a symbol of fortune. Lastly, the Red Date Pudding (HK$228), with its light fragrance and smooth, mildly chewy texture, provides a subtle sweetness, making each bite a delightful experience.
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As the Year of the Dragon approaches, Paul Lafayet excites the senses with a splendid selection of Chinese New Year treats. In collaboration with French illustrator Emilie Sarnel, they've crafted a playful and enchanting series, with the Scarlet Dragon Gift Box ($698) as a highlight. This Chinese New Year gift box is filled with artisanal handmade cookies, white chocolate-covered freeze-dried strawberries in yoghurt, dark chocolate caramel almonds, and premium loose-leaf teas. Adding to its charm, the gift box contains 8 lucky red packets and a fine bone China dish with a dragon motif, making it a beautiful keepsake.
For a touch of excitement, the Limited Edition Lucky Bag ($138) is a gift that offers a surprise. Each red velvet pouch contains treats and a voucher, potentially shaping your future in fine French pastry.
Regal Hotels’ exquisite range of Chinese New Year puddings is perfect for gourmands as well as the health conscious to give the gift of nutrition. Their Nourishing Wellness Collection introduces a twist with healthy Chinese New Year puddings, including the rich blend of Turnip Pudding with Premium Assorted Dried Seafood, Fish Maw, and Home-made Duck Liver Sausage. Then there’s the Purple Taro Pudding with Whole Abalone and Semi-dried Oyster, the Pumpkin Pudding with Wild Morel Mushroom & Nostoc, as well as the relaunched Bird's Nest & Sweet Osmanthus Pudding with Gold Flakes that serves a fragrant, skin-nourishing treat.
The Classic Collection stays true to tradition, featuring favourites like Turnip Pudding and Taro Pudding with Assorted Air-dried Meats, Water Chestnut Pudding, and Coconut New Year Pudding. Made with time-honoured recipes and quality ingredients to honour the legacy of Chinese New Year celebrations.
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Rosewood Hong Kong's Chinese New Year Collection boasts a splendid array of festive treats perfect for gifting or enjoying with family. Chinese Executive Chef Li Chi Wai delivers a timeless elegance in the traditional delicacies on offer, including a range of Chinese New Year puddings. The savoury includes Conpoy Turnip Cake (Starting from HK$318), while there’s the sweet Chinese New Year Pudding (HK$318), with a mixed set including both varieties at HK$598.
Rosewood's selection expands to three opulent Chinese New Year hampers: the Joy Hamper priced at HK$2,388, the Prosperity Hamper at HK$3,388, and the lavish Longevity Hamper at HK$9,988. Each hamper is a treasure trove of delights, ranging from assorted chocolates and candies to premium items like Brut and wine, Chinese dried delicacies, abalone, and exquisite baked goods from the renowned Butterfly Patisserie.
Location: Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 3891 8888
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The Peninsula Boutique
The Peninsula's exquisite collection for the Year of the Dragon is a tribute to the vibrant dragon dance. This ancient ritual, known for ushering in prosperity and good fortune, is beautifully encapsulated in their latest offerings, including boxes that feature assortments of chocolates and candies (Starting from HK$468).
In addition to sweets, the selection also includes roasted nuts (Starting from HK$168), adding a savoury twist. For enthusiasts of Chinese gastronomy, The Peninsula’s Chinese New Year collection also features an array of auspicious cookies, dragon beard candies, egg rolls, and fine teas, - all adorned with a dragon head gift tag to symbolize strength and good luck. And let's not forget the beloved Peninsula Bear (HK$580 for plush toy), donning a festive costume to join the celebration!
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A splendid fusion of taste and rejuvenation Vermillion’s Chinese New Year hampers have been curated in collaboration with unique local brand partners and are designed to add a touch of glamour and flair to your festive celebrations. Packed with mouth-watering treats, each hamper is a gastronomic delight, offering a variety of flavours to tantalize your taste buds, alongside designer gifts to suit the season.
Starting at HK$1188 for the small hamper, the Lunar Hampers include goodies ranging from Tangerine Duo & Sesame Chocolate from Conspiracy Chocolate, Dried Flower Mushroom by Hai Sang Hoong, SAICHO’s famous sparkling tea, and household luxuries like the G.O.D Red Dusk Double Coin candle.
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Yat Tung Heen
One Michelin-starred restaurant Yat Tung Heen celebrates the Year of the Dragon with its cherished traditional recipes. Featuring the Turnip Pudding (HK$280) and classic Chinese New Year Pudding (HK$248), alongside the elegant Signature Gift Box (HK$388), the array has been crafted by Executive Chef Tam Tung.
The Turnip Pudding features premium dried shrimp, conpoy, and preserved meats, while the Chinese New Year Pudding delights with creamy coconut and cane sugar. The Signature Gift Box offers side dish delights like homemade XO sauce, candied walnuts, and Ginseng Oolong tea, presented in a reusable wooden box. For ultimate luxury, the CNY Pudding Gift Set (HK$918) bundles all these exquisite offerings into one hamper.
Location: Yat Tung Heen, Level B2, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 2710 1093
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In a collaboration with Ruinart to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, the Zuma Chinese New Year hamper is priced at HK$888, and doubles as a sophisticated jewellery box with its detachable partition and blue velvet drawer.
The hamper includes premium chocolates in a surprise mix of six flavours from ten options, an exclusive bottled cocktail, and a half bottle of Ruinart Rosé. Chinese calligrapher Clara Wu enhances its charm with ink art of meaningful phrases, symbolising good wishes for the year, and featuring a special red envelope with a surprise gift. Zuma's hamper is an embodiment of tradition, luxury, and good fortune.
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