When we think of special festive occasions, it is inevitable that red packets are what comes to our minds first. Ang baos are a synonym to this joyous celebration and the memory that it gives off lasts a long time. The classic gold embossing against red is evergreen but with the rise of creativity in the design field, quirky designs are now a hit.
Catch coos of adoration and fawns of ‘how pretty!’ resonate through the air as you pass out red packets by any of these 6 places to your relative this year!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Misty Daydream
Misty Daydream is the fairy godmother of all designated event planners in Singapore and this is why. Any last-minute missing party items can be bought here and their product range goes beyond just the typical party stuff. If you ever find yourself in search of an exclusive gift for someone, do remember to check out their personalized gifts options too!
Considering how their product range is unexplainably huge, the same also goes for their red packet collection. Misty Daydream’s red packets are a good mix between classic traditional and modern chic. Their classic ang bao comes with a bright red base and a good variation of gold embossing. The modern red packets are accented with paper lace or 3D flowers, ribbons and butterflies which gives your ang bao the edge.
With such pleasing aesthetics, we won’t hold it against you if you were to keep an envelope or two for yourself!
Contact: +65 8222 7491
Location: 3 Ang Mo Kio Street 62, LINK@AMK, #08-25, Singapore 569139
2. Red Packet
The team behind Red Packet understands that the ang bao traces back to the Chinese lineage and heritage which is why their end-products are a good mix of old-school and modern contemporary. They also specialise in customisations so that there is the right red packet for every occasion.
Personalisation is a breeze at Red Packet with their straightforward website. First, you will select your base shape than the number of colours to be used. After, you could choose the texture of the paper and the finished effect you want to reflect off your ang bao. Summarise your design idea, choose the quantity per pack and you are good to go!
Contact: +65 6749 0473
Location: 3014A Ubi Road 1, Semco Design Communications Pte Ltd, Singapore 408703
Some brands have limitations when it comes to customisation of their products but with Switts, the sky is the limit. Here, you can go all out and incorporate as many effects the printer would allow and watch the red packet of your dreams come to life.
On top of the 2D printing, you can pile on Spot UV, Gold or Silver Foil Stamping, Laser Cutting, Embroidery and more. With a plethora of shapes, sizes, trimmings and fonts, ang bao designing can never be replicated again.
Contact: +65 9090 0712
Location: 158 Kallang Way, #02-522A, Singapore 349245
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Since 1993, Affinity has been offering greeting cards, money envelopes and orange carriers for all occasions celebrated in Singapore. Upholding its meaning of taking a natural liking for and understanding someone or something, Affinity has been successfully strengthening connections between a giver and receiver through its intimate creations.
Their comprehensive collection offers a spectrum of classic designs and creative modern prints which shows their flexibility in terms of creativity and style. Auspicious well-wishes should be shared in the best way possible and nothing’s better than to envelop it with Affinity’s Mouse Lunar New Year Collection 2020!
Contact: +65 6853 5216
Tuber’s specially designed red packets are everything but common. If you are into all things eccentric, you will be head over heels for the designs they have come up with. From unconventional colours to hilarious sayings, these ang baos are sure to garner some laughs upon sight.
The festive packets are available in 2 designs which features a pun that is in lieu with a famous Chinese festive saying – nian nian you yu. Fun fact: They have ang bao for every occasion so do check out their link to see what other chucklesome illustrations they have printed out!
Contact: +65 6836 4031
Location: 284 River Valley Road, #01-01, Singapore 238325
6. Hope For Animals
Hope For Animals is currently working closely with Bark A Tree to combine efforts in changing Singapore into a pet-friendly country and to do so, they have come up with various means to raise funds. This includes the annual Shop For A Cause red packet sales from both organisations!
Hope For Animals has spoiled us all with 20 ang bao designs to choose from. This includes the Maltese, Husky, Dachshund, Corgi, Shiba and many more cute and realistic caricatures of the doggos. On the other hand, Bark A Tree has two takes on their red packets and they are stinkin’ cute with ears as the envelope flaps! The two breeds illustrated are the Border Collie and Japanese Spitz which are super swoon-worthy material.
Shopping always feels sweeter when you get to contribute to a special cause so start your new year right by getting your 2020 red packets from Hope For Animals. 50% goes to aiding the Animal Welfare Group and you get to support local at the same time!