This black iron graphic bowl is the perfect centerpiece to house your Mandarin oranges and impress hipster friends, and will look good all year round.
$95 from BoConcept Paragon, #04-01/02/03 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road. Tel: 6736 0777
To celebrate the Year of the Goat, what more can you ask for than a festively coloured plushie,
complete with horns and buttons for eyes. This adorable creation will be an instant hit with the little ones, perhaps earning you a well-deserved break.
$19.90 (small), $22 (medium), $25 (large) from Egg3, #02-35, 112 East Coast Road. Tel: 6345 5200
SINGLISH PERPETUAL CALENDAR
Let this retro Lunar Almanac calendar designed in nostalgic fashion guide your day with its daily
predictions in the true blue Singaporean way, Singlish style.
$18 from The Farm Store, www.farmstore.sg
Modern yet somehow retaining the classic Chinese touch, these ceramic plates in a variety of colours are bound to please even grandma.
$22.90 from Metro, #02-28 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road. Tel: 6835 3322
There’s nothing slothful about this brightly coloured Lazy Susan, made from durable glass and perfectly suited to the Chinese New Year family gathering. Best of all, you’ll find it at half price in ToTT’s Chinese New Year sale, which runs till 1 March.
$86.65 (U.P. $173.30) from ToTT Store, #01-01A 896 Dunearn Road. Tel: 6219 7077
TEA LIGHT HOLDERS
Add a luxurious touch of gold to the room the next time you light candles–perhaps after a hectic day of visitations. These ceramic holders cast a sophisticated sheen that works for all festive occasions.
$29/$49 from SaladShop, 25/27 Haji Lane. Tel: 6299 5805
Sure to bring back fond memories, these mini tingkats in both classic and modern colours are ideal for serving up snacks or side dishes in nostalgic fashion.
$29.90 from When I Create + Zakka, whenicreate.com.sg
GOLDEN FORTUNE GOAT BASKETS
Running out of ideas to display your mandarin oranges? Make a zodiac statement with the Golden
Fortune Goat Baskets–these wire framed designs won’t take up much room, while the smaller unit is perfect for doubling up as a hostess gift.
$12.88 (fits 2), $22.88 (fits 8) from all Cold Storage, Market Place and Jasons the Gourmet Grocer outlets
ROYAL DOULTON PLATES
To add a touch of class, these microwave and dishwasher safe plates boast a beautiful tree
design full of fruit. An auspicious ode to the year ahead indeed.
$14.90 (small), $23.90 (big) from When I Create + Zakka, whenicreate.com.sg
PAINT YOUR OWN PLASTER LARGE
Do pineapples come only in yellow? To unleash your hidden potential, this plaster ornament project kit provideseverything you need to create your very own multicoloured pineapple
$29.95 from Typo, #01-18 313 Somerset. Tel: 6509 6951
TERRACOTTA HANDPAINTED WARLI JAR WITH SHEESHAM TRAY
To hide the best snacks from the ravenous horde, this terracotta jar hand-painted in Warli art, with a Sheesham wood tray, will keep your dry goods secure.
$38 from EXCLUSIVELANE, available at Jooix, www.jooix.com. Tel: 9666 0223 / 8182 2358
GOLD FISH DISPLAY
To usher in a good year, this intricately carved metal display fulfils cultural obligation for the Chinese New Year and doubles up equally well as a paperweight!
$79 (mini), $89 (regular) from Egg3, #02-35, 112 East Coast Road. Tel: 6345 5200