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Lunar New Year 2023: Hong Kong’s best Chinese New Year hampers

By Celia Lee 17 January 2023

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Chinese New Year is many things. It is a season for gathering and reuniting with loved ones. It is a season for feasting. But it is also a season for gifting. And what better way to impress your friends and family than gifting them a hamper filled with seasonal goods? Read more to find out where you can buy Chinese New Year hampers this Lunar New Year!

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The Cakery

Enjoy a series of healthy treats from The Cakery this Lunar New Year! The Fortune Rabbit Knock Knock cake is an adorable chocolate ball perfect for gatherings with little ones around, designed to be smashed to reveal a tummy full of traditional Chinese sweets! A vegan version is also available. Also on offer is the Year of the Rabbit cupcake topper set, which includes 12 fondant-topped cupcakes with a new year greeting.

The Year of the Rabbit fondant cookie set comes with cookies shaped to look like a 3D bunny and other CNY elements. Meanwhile, the Lucky Rabbit cookie box contains delicious treats shaped like CNY snacks, nibbles, and sweets staples. Other sweets, like the diary-free firecracker roll cake and kumquat basil mille-feuille, are also available.

If you are looking for catering options for seasonal desserts this Lunar New Year, The Cakery has also got you covered. The Chinese New Year party table comes with props and a literal table topped with The Cakery’s entire CNY collection!

The Cakery, locations in Hong Kong

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Charbonnel et Walker

The prestigious chocolatier is introducing three limited-edition gift boxes to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. Cased inside a beautifully designed box are three indulgent flavours of chocolate truffles: dark marc de champagne, milk hazelnut cream, and strawberries and cream. Also available from Charbonnel et Walker is the bespoke Lunar New Year hamper suitable for customisation and complete with a gorgeous ribbon perfect as a gift.

If you’re looking for a boozier gift, the Lunar New Year Thank You set is the perfect choice. Included in the set are a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut and a box of hazelnut cream truffles. You can order these from Charbonnel et Walker’s e-shop or in-store.

Charbonnel et Walker, Shop 104, 1/F, Landmark Alexandra, 16 Chater Road, Central

Photo: Chilli Fagara

Chilli Fagara

For a Chinese New Year hamper that’s filled with delicious nibbled and spice, head to Chilli Fagara. The premium hamper includes all the condiments you would need to make the perfect authentic Sichuan meal at home, including Chinese mushrooms, star anise, Sichuan peppercorns, house-ground chilli powder, and a Sam Seng 30-year Shaoxing wine to top it all off. Place your order here and add a little spice to your Lunar New Year celebrations!

Chilli Fagara, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central | (+852) 2796 6866

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Duddell’s

Duddell’s is offering the Auspicious new year hamper, which includes a Duddell’s new year pudding, champagne, abalone, and more. For an even more luxurious indulgence, the Prosperous new year hamper includes everything from the previous hamper with added flavoured cashew nuts, royal crystal caviar, and rosé. Browse the collection here!

Duddell’s, Level 3, 1 Duddell Street, Central | (+852) 2525 9191

Date by Tate

Date by Tate has curated a Chinese New Year gift set for the Year of the Rabbit, which includes an old ginger CNY cake, walnut cookies, walnut and red date candies, a selection of teas, and much more. Other pastries and goodies are also available for purchase in sets or on their own. Browse through Date by Tate’s collection of gifts here.

Date by Tate, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan | (+852) 6730 2494

Rosewood Hong Kong

Rosewood has prepared three festive hampers for patrons to spread the joy of the season. Whilst all hampers include a New Year pudding from The Legacy House at Rosewood, in the Joy hamper you will find a selection of signature Rosewood pâtisserie items, such as palmiers, chocolates, and almond crisps. The Prosperity hamper includes a selection of premium dried seafood, Rosewood’s signature pastries, Da Hong Pao oolong tea, and a ginseng gift box on top of the pudding, whilst the Longevity hamper features a 2000 Lao Shu Yuan Chinese tea cake, dried bird’s nest and cucumber, and more luxurious items.

Apart from hampers, Rosewood’s Hop into the New Year collection also includes Chinese New Year candy boxes made by Rosewood and Lane Crawford, packaged in a skilfully designed “aeroplane chess”-themed box complete with playable pieces. Order here.

Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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The Baker and the Bottleman

The Baker and the Bottleman is introducing an assorted gift box to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Included in the beautifully illustrated box are red date shortbread biscuits, palmiers, and golden walnut cakes. Order the gift box here.

The Baker and the Bottleman, Shop G14–G15 & F15A, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai | (+852) 2386 8933

Zuma

Zuma is introducing its first Chinese New Year hamper this Year of the Rabbit. Encased in an elegant, royal blue box is a series of premium treats, including craft chocolates with special flavours such as Chinese jasmine green tea, raspberry, coffee ganache, salted caramel, passion fruit, pecan, and more. You can place your order by calling the restaurant.

Zuma, Level 5 & 6, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 3657 6388

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Yat Tung Heen

One-Michelin-starred Yat Tung Heen has put together a signature gift box for CNY. Packaged in an upcycled wooden decorative box, Yat Tung Heen has included a selection of gourmet treats, such as homemade premium XO sauce, candied walnuts, ginseng oolong tea leaves, and more. You can order your gift box here.

Eaton Hong Kong, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan | (+852) 2782 1818

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Man Ho Chinese Restaurant

Man Ho Chinese Restaurant is offering a deluxe gift hamper featuring a selection of homemade treats, Man Ho’s XO chilli sauce, candied walnut, seaweed cashew, premium Chinese tea, a deluxe abalone noodles gift box, and a bottle of Burgundy white and red each. You can order your hamper here—just don’t forget to order three days in advance!

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 2810 8366

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Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour

Welcoming the Year of the Rabbit is Hyatt Centric’s collaboration with Pâtisserie La Lune. The classic palmier box is repackaged in a brand-new, seasonal gift set designed by Hong Kong artist Leon Lollipop. Featuring butterflies, koi fish, and geometric patterns against a traditional Chinese canvas, the artwork alludes to the moon, the Year of the Rabbit, and a prosperous new year for all—the perfect gift to give this Lunar New Year. You can get these palmier boxes from the counter at The Farmhouse Deli or through Hyatt Centric’s e-shop.

Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point | (+852)

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The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel

Why not take home a luxurious hamper from The Fullerton after spending time at Ocean Park this CNY? The Fullerton premium hamper includes the hotel’s jade supreme turnip pudding, a bottle of Le Volte Dell’Ornellaia, hotel dining credits, and much more! Also on offer is The Fullerton deluxe hamper that includes abalone, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut NV, dining credits at the hotel, and more. Spread the joy and festivities this Lunar New Year with these hampers filled with goodies! You can order from the hotel’s e-shop.

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong, 3 Ocean Drive, Aberdeen | (+852) 2166 7388

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Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton has a series of new year hampers available for purchase. The deluxe new year hamper includes a bottle of Martell Noblige cognac, the hotel’s very own CNY puddings, premium seafood items, and more! Meanwhile, the classic new year hamper is perfect for gifting on a smaller scale and includes a bottle of Barons de Rothschild Ritz champagne, a shiitake gift box, the hotel’s CNY puddings, and a selection of condiments, snacks, and nibbles. You can order your hamper at The Ritz-Carlton’s e-shop.

The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon

Photo: The Peninsula

The Peninsula

The Peninsula has created a Chinese New Year hamper inspired by the interiors of its Chinese restaurant, Spring Moon. Donning a distinctively Art Deco design, the Divine Treasures hamper is multi-tiered and compartmented, each space storing an alluring treat perfect for ringing in the Year of the Rabbit. Including red date puddings, dried abalone, homemade XO chilli sauce, fish maw, conpoy, and more, this is the ultimate hamper for you and your loved ones this Lunar New Year. Get yours at The Peninsula’s e-shop.

The Peninsula, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2926 2888

Nina Pâtisserie

Nina Pâtisserie is offering a selection of beautifully crafted festive cakes perfect for your gathering this CNY. The Good Fortune is a yuzu mousse cake shaped like a mandarin to set the festive mood at your new year’s feast. The coconut mandarin strawberry mousse cake and the Japanese mandarin chiffon both use the seasonal ingredient in two unique ways.

Additionally, the pâtisserie is offering three festive hampers for you to spread fortune and blessings to your loved ones. The Fortune, Prosperous, and Treasure hampers are filled with Nina Hospitality’s CNY puddings, drinks, premium nibbles, and snacks tailored for gifting. You can order your sweet treats at the e-shop or in-store.

Nina Pâtisserie, locations in Hong Kong

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Lady M

The Year of the Rabbit certainly brings rabbit-shaped cartoon characters to the spotlight. Lady M is hopping on this trend with its adorable My Melody Lunar New Year gift set! Adorned with special illustrations of Melody, these hampers are sure to impress all members of the family. Included in the drawered hamper is a selection of luxurious treats from Lady M, including bonbons, golden tangerine pearls, plum blossoms, lychee pearls, sweet cookie puffs, matcha crunch, and much more. Place your order at Lady M stores or online.

Lady M, locations in Hong Kong

Tea WG 

Alluding to another rabbit-esque popular figure, the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, Tea WG is introducing a series of unique and mysterious Tea Party Tea gift sets for patrons this Chinese New Year. The Tea Party Tea Grand Mode collection is a limited-edition blend from the brand which includes a vanilla- and berries-infused green tea.

Other festive gift sets include the Emperor pu’er, Destiny tea, and Yunnan pu’er complete with tea accessories matching the unique and beautifully designed tins of each tea. Also on offer is the Tea WG Glamour collection with elegant Glamour teapots and tea bowls.

Finally, the Tea WG New Year hamper is a luxurious treat sure to impress your family and friends this festive season. Filled to the brim with teas, a golden Lyric teapot, an Istanbul glass and saucer set, and a strainer, you are set for the next grand tea party with all the goodies from this hamper! You can find Tea WG’s CNY offerings in stores.

Tea WG, locations across Hong Kong

Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel

To usher in the Year of the Rabbit, Dang Wen Li by Dominque Ansel is introducing a Chinese New Year collection appropriately named the Prosperous Lion Dance gift box. Included are layers of irresistible treats waiting for you to discover! First, feast on a wheel of handcrafted chocolate bonbons in two flavours, together with homemade red date butter cake. On the second layer, you will find purple and red rice pudding with walnut.

If you’re looking for something small, the mandarin mochi buns from Dang Wen Li would be well-suited. The citrusy flavour and chewy texture are guaranteed to leave you hankering for more. To order your choice of sweet treats this January, visit Dang Wen Li or its e-shop.

Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel, locations in Hong Kong

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Fortnum & Mason

This prestigious tea and biscuits shop is introducing a selection of four gift collections featuring their best-selling teas, biscuits, chocolates, and drinks. The Health and Optimism gift box features a bottle of sparkling tea, pistachio butter cookies, and a selection of the finest teas from Fortnum & Mason. The Joy and Celebration gift box features a selection of red products perfect for the season. The Wealth and Prosperity hamper includes a selection of jams, cookies, and teas. Finally, the Harmony and Love gift box includes items in tones of purple and pink to symbolise the love you want to give through your gift.

A selection of smaller gift boxes is also available at Fortnum & Mason. The Celebration champagne and chocolate gift box pairs two delicious treats in a single box, while the Lunar New Year iced biscuits are the perfect choice for gifting to little ones. Fortnum’s Cherrilossus biscuits are also available in a vibrantly red tin tube, whilst the 2023 Lunar New Year biscuit selection groups the best crunchy offerings in a festive box. You can get these hampers and gift sets from Fortnum & Mason’s flagship store at K11 Musea.

Fortnum & Mason, Shop 022, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3916 8100

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Grand Hyatt

At Grand Hyatt Hong Kong this CNY, Chocolatier has created three luxurious hampers for you to treat your friends, family, or yourself! Choose from the Grand, Happiness, or Spring hamper, all of which are filled to the brim with premium goods and nibbles such as champagne, dried seafood, homemade sauces, chocolates, and tea. Order them here.

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2584 7722

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Kiyoka

Japanese-French pastry shop Kiyoka is introducing the exclusive Chinese New Year collection, which includes a tangy and delicious Japanese kumquat strawberry tart and Parmesan sablé. All items are available to purchase on their own, but if you’re planning a gathering with friends and family, you can opt for the Chinese New Year set, with eight pieces of matcha macaron packaged in a delightfully decorated box! All items must be ordered three days in advance, so don’t forget to plan your sweet escape accordingly.

Kiyoka, Shop 327–333, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

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Shangri-La Hotels

A selection of festive hampers can be found at Island and Kowloon Shangri-La. Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La is offering as many as five hampers, all filled with premium goods, spirits, nibbles, teas, and Chinese New Year puddings! Order them here.

Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri-La is offering a deluxe fruit hamper and a Chinese New Year hamper perfect for satisfying any gifting needs. Included in the deluxe fruit hamper is a selection of the finest produce, while the Chinese New Year hamper comes with a box of crispy taro balls with sesame, an air-dried conch and black mushroom gift box, and a bottle of Xiao Xin Huadiao. If you’re looking for something smaller to gift, the prosperity premium assorted gift box with nine types of nuts and dried fruit, crispy taro balls with sesame seeds, box, and a brand-new sugar ring box is perfect for the occasion. Order them here.

Over at Kerry Hotel, the prosperity premium assorted gift box is the perfect choice if you want to sample a variety of flavours in one sitting. The Chinese New Year hamper includes deluxe items such as Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne, a selection of chocolates produced by the hotel, and Hung Tong’s very own XO sauce. The deluxe and premium champagne boxes include Hung Tong’s CNY pudding as well as a bottle of Dom Pérignon Brut champagne for deluxe and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne for premium.

Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central

Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Hung Hom | (+852) 2252 5888

Photo: Ming Court

Ming Court

Ming Court is offering a deluxe Chinese New Year hamper filled with house-made items, such as a coconut Chinese New Year pudding, XO sauce, caramelised walnuts, palmiers gift set, an air-dried preserved sausage gift box, and a bottle of champagne. Order here.

Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok | (+852) 3552 3300

Photo: Vive Cake Boutique

Vive Cake Boutique

Vive Cake Boutique’s Lunar New Year collection is guaranteed to spread joy and prosperity to you and your loved ones. Its Prosperity Wish cake is whimsically decorated with pink and adorned in chocolate gold ingots and coins. Bunny Blessings is an adorable treat coated in white buttercream and alludes to the God of Wealth in its design. It is also available in three different flavours. Check out the full LNY collection here.

Vive Cake Boutique, Shop 137–138, 1/F, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Charter Road, Central

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Celia Lee

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Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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