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MINI CNY Red Packet 2022
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10 pretty and unique red packets we want this Lunar New Year

There's even one that you can plant and grow into wildflowers

Cheryl Sekkappan
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Cheryl Sekkappan
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It's that time of the year again, when all the calorific snacks come out, red is splashed on every surface, and money falls from the sky. Well, for the unmarried that is. For the rest of us, it's time to spread some of our hard-earned wealth and goodwill around. To make things slightly more interesting, we've rounded up a bunch of red packet designs ranging from pretty to unique that your relatives and friends will remember you for. 

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Love, Bonito
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Love, Bonito

You can count on Love, Bonito for its elegant and feminine designs. This year, the Lunar New Year packets from the fashion brand come in pleasing shades of red and pink, covered in a delicate floral motif edged in gold. From now onwards, you can redeem a set of five of your very own "New Beginnings" red packets with every purchase online or in-stores. What's more – a minimum spend of $120 will secure you a multi-functional accessory tray that can also be converted into a handy pouch. 

Learn more lovebonito.com

Moom Health
Photograph: @thebodgedgallery via Moom

Moom Health

Health is wealth. This Lunar New Year, invest in a Moom Health subscription box and receive personalised vitamins monthly. To sweeten the deal – from now till February 12, your pills will come packed in beautiful boxes alongside six complimentary red packets designed by @designerinsingapore. On these red packets, flowers bloom on a powder blue background, signifying growth and nourishment and the fulfilment of your greatest wishes this coming Lunar New Year. 

Learn more @moomhealth

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Z Collectiv
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Z Collectiv

It's easy to forget that the powerful and majestic tiger is a species under threat of extinction. In fact, three out of eight tiger subspecies are already extinct. To call attention to the plight of the wild tiger population, Z Collectiv's 2022 red packet design depicts two declining subspecies – the South China tiger and the Sumatran tiger – interlocked in a neverending tumble. Symbolising hope for their continued existence, the tangerine TYGER red packet is a deeply meaningful packet to give out this Lunar New Year. These cost $10 for a pack of eight. 

Learn more zinnirabani.zcollectiv.com

MINI
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MINI

Last year, British automotive brand MINI brought us a unique spinning MINI thaumatrope red packet. This year, it's pushing the envelope once again with red packets made with seed paper – ones that you can plant and grow into wildflowers. Emblazoned with the Chinese saying "hua kai fu gui" (花开富贵), which means "a blooming plant brings prosperity and happiness", it's a great red packet to gift for a lucky and prosperous new year ahead. 

Learn more @mini_sg

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Perk By Kate
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Perk By Kate

New years represent open doors and new beginnings. The red packet designs by Perk by Kate and @woodandlead elegantly symbolise this with a signature window arc on its 2022 red packets. Framing a colourful pattern reminiscent of falling petals, it speaks to our messy and changeable but feminine and powerful inner world. Coming in colours of scarlet blossom, dusk blue, mandarin and peony, they come in a complimentary pack of eight for every purchase above $50, or available for purchase at $18 per pack. 

Learn more @perkbykate

Geneco x NParks Garden City Fund
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Geneco x NParks Garden City Fund

As part of its #ChangeBringsProsperity Lunar New Year campaign, Geneco has partnered with NParks' Garden City Fund to design limited-edition red packets to showcase Singapore's native flowers. Through these beautiful floral designs – printed on 100 percent recycled paper – the electric utility company hopes to spotlight Singapore's biodiversity and encourage green efforts. To stand a chance to win these unique red packets, head to Geneco's Instagram page for details about how to enter the giveaway, running till January 23. 

Learn more @genecosg

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Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
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Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

The red packets from the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) are a gorgeous blend of traditional and modern art. Created by 76-year-old calligraphy master Yong Cheong Thye and 28-year-old illustrator and visual artist Toby Tan, it visually represents how Chinese script and culture has evolved through the years. The angbaos show a digitally stencilled tiger embracing the Chinese character fu (fortune) written in the five main calligraphic scripts. Moving from left to right, it shows how the characters have evolved over centuries – from the earliest oracle bone script to more modern forms like seal, regular, running and cursive scripts. To redeem these free, limited edition red packets, head down to the reception at SCCC Level 1 from now till February 15. 

Learn more singaporeccc.org.sg 

Ode to Art
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Ode to Art

The tiger is spirited, ferocious and intelligent – and no red packet design embodies that better than the whimsical set from local contemporary art gallery Ode to Art. Designed by famed Thai artist Phannapast (who has worked with global brands like Gucci and Nike), the packets follow the theme of Tiger with Wings (如虎添翼) – depicting the powerful big cat with a pair of wings detailed with Chinese elements, a gold ingot on its back, ready to take flight. This bold red packet is one for strength and power to take on 2022. Get yours with any purchase from Ode to Art or keep your eyes peeled for details of a social media giveaway that will be posted to Instagram tomorrow. 

Learn more @odetoartgallery

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Papercranes Design by Aeri
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Papercranes Design by Aeri

Get your well wishes across loud and clear with the money packets from Papercranes Design Co. These Feline Fiesta angbaos carry new year greetings embellished in an eye-catching gold foil, surrounded by a colourful wreath of flowers and leaping tigers. Modern, cheerful, and very auspicious, these are the perfect red packets to pass on your blessings. Use the code to get 15 percent off three packets and more. 

Learn more @papercranesdesign.co

 

Uncle Jia Jia
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Uncle Jia Jia

Herbal tea brand Uncle Jia Jia is ringing in the Lunar New Year with two all-you-need kits to get you through the annual family gatherings. In the larger Uncle Jia Jia Huat You Kit ($26.80), you'll find two sets of super adorable Super Huat Red Packets. These bear the iconic Uncle Jia Jia Heritage Herbal can illustrations, gold ingots and an iconic tiger motif. Other than that, you'll get a set of Win Big Big Playing Cards to liven up those festive gatherings, six cans of Uncle Jia Jia herbal tea, and vouchers for you to try special milk tea drinks made in collaboration with Playmade. 

Learn more shop.jiajia.com.sg

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