Cover We’ve rounded up the very best Chinese New Year food gifts that should be on everyone’s list (Photo: Courtesy of The Cakery)

These Chinese New Year themed goodies are sure to impress the food lovers in your life

You know what they say: the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. With Chinese New Year fast approaching, it’s time to start planning out family reunion meals and hunting for gifts to impress your loved ones. If you’re stumped for ideas, why not show your love by treating your family and friends to some culinary delights? It’s hard to go wrong with a gift that can give you instant gratification and satisfy your festive food cravings.

Ahead, we’ve compiled a list of the best gourmet food gifts to gift this Chinese New Year 2022. From exquisite cookies to delicious cakes and premium drinks, there are plenty of treats to enjoy for an unforgettable CNY celebration. 

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1. Jouer

Your sweet tooth friend will appreciate this deluxe macaron gift box from Jouer, which features a unique selection of flavours including coconut candy, taro cake, Chinese empanada, mandarin, Chinese vinegar and ginger, as well as osmanthus water chestnut.

Jouer has also launched a limited-edition candy box featuring macarons and delicious sweets which we think any person on your list would love (including yourself).

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2. TWG Tea

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn’t want to receive a premium tea gift like this. In celebration of Chinese New Year, TWG Tea has launched a limited-edition tea—Tiger Hill Tea—which offers an aromatic blend of black teas and Darjeeling first flush teas with fruity undertones. Plus, it comes in an auspicious, beautifully designed packaging to brighten up your mood.

Tiger Hill Tea is available at all Tea WG Salons & Boutiques in Hong Kong, and on HKTVmall from now till February 19.  

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3. The Cakery

To treat your friend who loves sweets but wants to eat healthy, The Cakery’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free treats are sure to please. Aside from the Kung Hei Fat Choi gift box which features cookies ranging in a variety of flavours, the shop has also rolled out a festive fondant cookie set and cake pops that are perfect for families with kids.

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4. Saicho

Whether you’re having a family dinner or looking to enjoy a romantic date with your special someone, Saicho’s sparkling tea will make for a proper celebration. 

To mark the Year of the Tiger, Saicho has launched a limited-edition drink that pays homage to the legendary Eight Immortals in Chinese mythology. It’s flavoured with Dan Cong Oolong tea and a blend of aromatic ingredients including ginger, sweet baking spices, confit peach and mango, which is ideal for pairing with your cheeseboard and Chinese sweet glutinous rice dumplings.

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5. Grandma Scones x Conscius

If your favourite sweet tooth loves afternoon teas, they'd be happy to receive a gift from Grandma Scones. This Chinese New Year, the bakery has partnered with lifestyle brand Conscius to launch a special gift set, which comes with freshly baked scones in nine different flavours, red packets, hand sanitiser spray, and hand moisturiser to make the gift even more thoughtful.

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6. Brown Table Culture

Another online bakery that deserves a spot on your food radar. Known for its artisanal pastries, Brown Table Culture has rolled out a tempting selection of festive treats that will make a great gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. You can look forward to delicious bites including cookies and Japanese yuzu-flavoured amber candies—all packaged in auspicious tiger-patterned boxes to bring you good fortune for the year ahead.

Contact Brown Table Culture via Instagram Direct Message to order or complete the form here to place your order 

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7. La Vina

Spoil your loved one with delicious baked goods from La Vina. This set includes a wide selection of treats, including cookies, almond puff, signature brownie-cookie made with Casa Cacao chocolate, all packaged in a unique Hong Kong tram-themed box.

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8. Bakieee x Mt Waves

Artisan bottled milk tea brand Mt Waves has joined hands with Bakieee to launch a CNY gift set that’s perfect for gifting or spoiling yourself with. Accompanied by two bottles of the brand’s signature milk tea, the set is filled with Bakieee’s best-selling scones, which comes in a multitude of flavours including earl grey, matcha and white chocolate, peanut butter and Nutella. 

Find out more on Bakieee's Instagram and place your order here

9. Dang Wen Li

Here’s a perfect gift for the chocolate lovers on your list. Beautifully wrapped in an auspicious red ladybird shaped box, Dang Wen Li’s festive set features a collection of chocolate bon bons in two flavours—pistachio dark chocolate and yuzu white chocolate—that will satisfy anyone’s holiday cravings. That’s not all, as the set also comes with a special almond milk rice pudding.

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10. Réwena Kombucha

Few beverages can beat kombucha when it comes to health benefits. This Chinese New Year, gift the caffeine fiend in your life these refreshing drinks from Réwena Kombucha, which comes in two flavours—manuka honey and original organic cane sugar—to complement your CNY feasts.

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11. Baked Indulgence

Cookie lovers will rejoice for this decadent gift set from Baked Indulgence. In collaboration with Fook Ming Tong Tea Shop, the popular brand has launched a limited-edition box that includes freshly baked thick cookies in innovative flavours such as Da Hong Pao tea, salted egg yolk and shrimp paste, plus jujube dates and walnut. The set also features a shopping voucher for use at Fook Ming Tong, meaning the lucky recipient will be able to enjoy premium teas that go perfectly with the treats. 

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Read more: Where To Find The Most Indulgent Cookies in Hong Kong

12. A Freaking Dumpling

Packaged in bamboo steamer baskets made by local heritage brand Tak Chong Sum Kee Bamboo steamer, these exquisite ceramic chopsticks holders from A Freaking Dumpling make for a perfect gift for anyone who cooks or eats. For every ceramic dumpling purchased, charity food bank Feeding Hong Kong will donate six real and edible dumplings to those in need. What a lovely present that brings joy to the recipient while helping a cause. 

Contact A Freaking Dumpling's via Instagram Direct Message to place your order

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13. Momo

If you’re looking for a kick to your typical jam, look no further. Known for its artisanal jams and butters, local brand Momo has launched a new product just in time for Chinese New Year—mandarin almond butter—which is made with sweet mandarin powder and their delicious signature almond butter to level up your toast game. 

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14. Fok Hing Gin

If they already have an extensive wine collection, introduce your friends to this unique CNY edition bottle of gin from Fok Hing Gin instead. Packed with delicious notes of honey and coconut, this gift will elevate anyone’s dinner party game.

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