New Year

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am


Dressed for the party

Lunar New Year is all about the food, so why not dress the table for the occasion? This Banquet Set of table linen offers red lantern prints on napkins and yin and yang placemats and chopsticks. The ensemble includes a table runner. All items can be bought individually. HK$688 (set) at Indigo, shop 107, Level 1, HomeSquare, 138 Sha Tin Rural Committee Road, Sha Tin, tel: 2634 1618

Basket cases

These multipurpose temple baskets are great for storing festive treats such as fruit or sweets, or even household items. The woven baskets have an aluminium lid with a hand-embossed decoration. The baskets are sold individually. From HK$145 at Tree, shop 311, The Arcade, Cyberport, tel: 2997 8522

The chic of youth

Choosing a new outfit is part of the festival fun for children. Hong Kong-based online children's outlet The Little Dragon carries a range of European-designed clothes, including this sleeveless red and grey cotton tunic dress and red bolero jacket by Netherlands designer Jottum. HK$525 to HK$645 (according to size) and HK$349 to HK$399 (according to size) at

A lucky punch

Children can make their own Lunar New Year greetings cards with a paper punch designed with a lucky Chinese character. This punch has the character fu, or 'wealth'. Paper punches with the characters 'love' and 'happiness' are also available. HK$120 at Jellybean, shop A, 138 Queen's Rd East, Wan Chai, tel: 2527 8600