CNY Gifts Ideas for Family & Friends
Chinese New Year Ideas for Family & Friends
Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), as the most important festival for Chinese.
People will give New Year gifts to express their affection and love. Gifts play a key role in maintaining harmony within family and friends.
Giving a gift is necessary to demonstrate the respect to elders and superiors too.
Chinese often practice “Courtesy demands reciprocity” or Lǐ Shàng Wǎng Lái (礼尚往来).
New Year Gifts in Right Colors & Numbers
Red is always the most popular color. Meanwhile, Gold and Yellow are also favorable colors, which stand for wealth and prosperity. Chinese people believe that good things should be in pairs, so the presents should not come in odd numbers such as the numbers 6, 8 and 9.
What to give?
Gifts for Friends : Tea / Fruits / Honey / Alcohol
Gifts for Seniors : Clothes / Hat / T-shirt / Cushions
Gifts for Kids : Ang Pow / Toys / Clothes / T-Shirt / Books / Mugs
Tips on giving a gift
– Do remember to remove the price tag
– Do not give the gift in public
Take a pair of gifts with you, as Chinese people believe that good things should come in pairs.
Happy Chinese New Year, we at Camdy wish you good health and lasting prosperity!