lifestyle • 12 Jan, 2017
Top 5 Tet Gift Boxes this Lunar New Year
Luxe goodies to celebrate the year of the Rooster
There’s a natural order of things when it comes to Tet; return to your hometown, dress well, show respect and talk about how well things are going at your job/school/relationship or business. Then, with a few ‘mot, hai, ba dzo’s’ under your belt, relax, ignore awkward conversations with relatives and begin the process of eating your weight in ‘banh chung’, losing your money at the card table and then drinking yourself silly on rice wine.
Nothing says ‘Chuc mung nam moi’ better than a well-timed, and preferably expensive, gift from you to your closest family members, friends or bosses. Luckily, you don’t have to do too much running around, because at Tet, the all-in-one decorative gift box reigns supreme.
Here’s five we think you should consider:
The Look: The Bloom’s ‘Morning Spring’ gift box is a stylish dried fruit and tea tray presenter incorporating a well-known Dong Ho folk painting. Right on-point for the New Year.
What's in it: A combination of 5 dried fruits and 4 teas for the perfect family occasion. Flavours include: Ginger Cinnamon, Plum, Lotus seeds, Salt Spicy Pineapple, Grapefruit peel, Bamboo Shan Snow tea, Ginger Shan Snow tea, Lotus Oolong tea
Price: VND 1.300.000
Address: 2 Thi Sach, Ben Nghe Ward, D1
Phone: (08) 3822 1682
The look: Mother Earth. Two versions of this handmade box design, each with pull-out tray, and each wrapped in its’ own original, traditional woodblock print.
What's in it: 16 types of dried fruits (ginger, carrot, potato, lotus seed, coconut pandan, turmeric, etc.) and seeds (cashew, almond, soybean, wasabi green pea, sunflower, etc.)
Price: VND 690.000
The Look: Give Love. Give nutrition and good health in this compact basket of environmentally conscious Tet goodness. Keep the jars too - the simple things in life are often the best.
What's in it: x2 Tra Cuon Sticky Rice Cakes, x4 Pickled Condiment Flavours (Shrimp, Kim Chi, Onion and Raddish)
Price: VND 550.000
The look: This gift set has the 'Midas touch', with ample gold detailing and a refined colour palette, its a perfect corporate Tet gift.
What's in it: Golden fruit pound cake covered in gold dust, mini cakes (cookies, kinako snowball, almond chocolate, florentines, chocolate roche), and Hakuza Golden Sochu.
Price: VND 3.990.000
Address: B2 - Takashimaya Saigon Center, 92-94 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D1
Phone: 0120 7856168
The look: Top Shelf. Hand-embroidered Roosters in a stunning silver box don’t just say ‘Happy New Year’, they shout it.
What's in it: Everything. This is the Rolls Royce of Tet Gift Boxes. Homemade Jams, Cookies, a Dried Coconut and Ginger Box, 2 Marou Chocolate Bars, Coffee Flower Honey, a Copper Tea Box and yoru very own Table Runner are only some of the items included in this Tet-stravaganza!
Price: VND 9.500.000
Address: 96 Mac Thi Buoi, D1
Phone: (08) 3825 8883
Words by JA
Graphic: Thanh Duong