5 Gifts to Step Up Your Lunar New Year

January 5, 2023

It’s that time of year again – Lunar New Year is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about gifts. If you’re not sure what to give your loved ones this year, here’s a gift guide to help you out featuring small Asian-owned businesses:

Red envelopes: In many cultures, it’s traditional to give red envelopes filled with money as a gift during Lunar New Year. These envelopes are believed to bring good luck and prosperity for the year ahead. You can find red envelopes at many stores or online, or you can make your own using red paper or fabric.

Mooncakes: Food is a central part of any Lunar New Year celebration, and giving a gift of delicious treats is a surefire way to please your loved ones. Consider giving a gift basket filled with traditional Lunar New Year treats such as mooncakes, dumplings, or candies. Check out this Matcha Mooncake from Annies T Cakes!

Jasmine Tea: Its delicate aroma and soothing flavor make it a thoughtful and luxurious present for any tea lover in your life. Plus, it's a great way to kick off the new year with a touch of relaxation and rejuvenation. Check out UsTwoTea for all your tea needs.

Asian-Scented Candles: Lunar New Year is all about fresh starts and good vibes, and what better way to set the mood than with the soothing aroma of an Asian-scented candle? From boba to lychee, Emme Essentials has got it all! These candles make the perfect gift for anyone looking to add a touch of calm to their celebration.

Asian Cooking Sauces: For the foodie in your life, consider giving the gift of delicious Asian cooking sauces. Omsom's versatile condiments can take any meal to the next level. They make a great gift for anyone who loves to cook – just add a pack of your favorite sauce to a basket of cooking utensils, spices, or recipe books, and you've got a thoughtful and tasty present that any chef would appreciate.

No matter what you choose to give, the most important thing is to show your loved ones that you’re thinking of them and that you’re wishing them a happy and prosperous new year. So, pick out a gift that you think they’ll love, and get ready to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rabbit!

Written by: 
Omama Qureshi