CNY: This year's hottest hong baos

CNY: This year's hottest hong baos

Spotted in Singapore: Hottest local hongbaos
Spotted in Singapore: Hottest local hongbaos
11 Mar 2015

Spotted in Singapore: Hottest local hongbaos

It’s that time of year again. For the past couple of weeks, various companies ‘round the island have been competing to produce the prettiest, most creative, and most memorable Chinese New Year hong baos. Some of them are so cute, we can hardly stand to give them away.

Keep reading to see more of our favourite hong baos from this year.

Ah Huat White Coffee
Ah Huat White Coffee
11 Mar 2015

Ah Huat White Coffee

Ah Huat’s series of hong baos are among this year’s most heartwarming, with each envelope in the series depicting different scenes of a family dinner.

Cath Kidston
Cath Kidston
11 Mar 2015

Cath Kidston

The cutesy British fashion brand kept to its roots with a vintage-inspired floral hong bao.

Capella Singapore
Capella Singapore
11 Mar 2015

Capella Singapore

We love how Capella housed their hong baos inside a sturdy gold sleeve, making this envelope perfect for older family members and judgmental in-laws.

Chow Tai Fook
Chow Tai Fook
11 Mar 2015

Chow Tai Fook

Traditional, yet elegant – now this is a hong bao we’d have a hard time giving away.

Coach
Coach
11 Mar 2015

Coach

An envelope of this calibre (brand-wise) deserves to hold nothing less than S$100

Etude House
Etude House
11 Mar 2015

Etude House

And the most whimsical envelope of the year goes to….Etude House, who stuck to a literal interpretation of their brand DNA.

Eun Yan Sang
Eun Yan Sang
11 Mar 2015

Eun Yan Sang

You’d think the esteemed Traditional Chinese Medicine brand would choose a more old-fashioned design, but these neon colours are among the most eccentric in this year’s selection.

Formula 1
Formula 1
11 Mar 2015

Formula 1

It took us a couple of tries to see it, but okay, this design is pretty clever.

HBO
HBO
11 Mar 2015

HBO

Cue UNDIGNIFIED SQUEALING. This is the design masterpiece we never knew we wanted. We can guarantee that these adorable envelopes will go only to our favourite nephews and nieces.

kikki.K.
kikki.K.
11 Mar 2015

kikki.K.

Could a design like this one be anything other than Scandinavian? BRB, stocking up on a truckload of these.

Koi
Koi
11 Mar 2015

Koi

Finally, an envelope with sheep. This hong bao’s sweet and simple design won us over at first sight.

Lexus
Lexus
11 Mar 2015

Lexus

Any hong bao that rocks the floral pattern without looking like cheap upholstery is a winner in our books.

Max Mara
Max Mara
11 Mar 2015

Max Mara

Yes, this looks like something cut from the fabric of a shirt, but in its defense, it’s a very delightful shirt pattern.

Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz
11 Mar 2015

Mercedes-Benz

Old-school and straight to the point. We like.

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
11 Mar 2015

Nickelodeon

We’re not going to pretend that these are the most attractive hong baos on the list, but hey, at least the kids will enjoy them.

Shanghai Tang
Shanghai Tang
11 Mar 2015

Shanghai Tang

At last, we’ve arrived at the most sophisticated envelope on the list. Not only is the paper made of the sturdiest, and glossiest, of materials, but the gold flaps open in the shape of an elegant door. Well done, Shanghai Tang – we’re keeping this packet for wedding season.

Shanghai Tang
Shanghai Tang
11 Mar 2015

Shanghai Tang

At last, we’ve arrived at the most sophisticated envelope on the list. Not only is the paper made of the sturdiest, and glossiest, of materials, but the gold flaps open in the shape of an elegant door. Well done, Shanghai Tang – we’re keeping this packet for wedding season.

Tiger Beer
Tiger Beer
11 Mar 2015

Tiger Beer

While this envelope isn’t exactly pretty, it should satisfy your recently legal,“bro”-type cousins to no end.

Warner Music
Warner Music
11 Mar 2015

Warner Music

Well, that’s one way to get your brand message across.

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