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10 unique ang pows you can buy from small Malaysian businesses this CNY 2021

Tired of mundane and unoriginal red packet designs? You have come to the right place.

1. The Little Big Mountain

Image from @thelittlebigmountain (Instagram)

Designed with minimalistic patterns, The Little Big Mountain ang pows come in three designs — all featuring mandarin oranges.

They’re best given to the little ones who will appreciate simplicity and cute vectors.

Price
Three ang pows (full set): RM10
Six ang pows (two full sets): RM18

Check out their Instagram for more info.

2. Premio Stationery

Premio Stationery is a stationery and printing chain, which has outlets in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, as well as SS3 and SS6 in Petaling Jaya.

The store has countless ang pow designs for you to choose from, which can be customised to include names upon request.

Price
Between RM0.50 to RM1 per piece

Instagram | Website

3. xia design

Image from @xia.design (Instagram)

From ‘fa cai’ mahjong tiles to hilarious statements such as ‘Tolong la. 34 years old still take’ and ‘Ah boy! Lai, aunty sponsor you’, xia design puts fun into the design of the ang pows in 2021.

The red packets come in eight different designs and they can be customised to include the recipients’ names if you purchase the full set. You can also customise certain words on the ang pows too.

Each of the envelope-style ang pows features a card hidden inside. Orders close this Sunday, 7 February.

Price
One ang pow: RM5
Eight ang pows (full set): RM39

Instagram | Website

4. Paper Mailbox

Knowing that Malaysians can’t go back to their hometown to celebrate Chinese New Year this year due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), Paper Mailbox has fused a gift card and an ang pow into one.

There are a total of seven gift card designs. You can even buy a ‘fu’ (prosperity) wax seal stamp to seal the envelope that comes with the gift card too.

Price
One gift card: RM6
Seven gift cards: RM42
10 ‘fu’ wax seal stamp: RM10

Instagram | Website

5. loka made

Image from @thelokamade (Instagram)

loka made‘s watercolour designs are no stranger to Malaysians. Last year, they even released red, green, and purple packets for the three major local festivities.

This year, they’ve launched exclusive loka made postcards and red packets. You can get the latter for free if you purchase a minimum of RM30 worth of loka made products.

The greeting on the ang pow reads ‘wishing you a bullish momentum’ — a fitting idiom for the Year of the Ox.

Price

Five ang pows: RM4.90
One postcard: RM3
Two postcards and five ang pows (full set): RM8
Three festive packet set: RM14.70

Instagram | Website

6. PaKat

Image from @hello.pakat (Instagram)

PaKat is a Miri-based store that curates products made by local artists. Not only are they selling ang pows made by local artists, but they are also giving away their custom-made ‘pink packets’ to their customers.

“To bring a little cheer and joy, we decided to make our own little red packets, tinged a softer blush to match our aesthetic!” the store wrote on its Instagram post.

PaKat shared with SAYS that there are at least three artists selling ang pows in eight different designs at the store.

Price
From RM2 each

Instagram | Website

7. FabCafe Kuala Lumpur

 

FabCafe is a global coffee chain and co-working space equipped with various embroidery and 3D printing machines.

Their outlet in Malaysia is located in Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, and they have branches in France, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Thailand.

This year, they launched laser-cut and fully customisable ang pows. We sighted 18 designs on their Instagram. Each ang pow can be personalised to include the recipient’s name.

Price
Six or 10 ang pows (depending on designs): RM50

Instagram | Website

 

8. Fictionist Studio

The ang pows and ‘jack-in-a-box’ jumping ox origami are designed and handcrafted by Fictionist Studio, available on ana tomy’s online store.

The ang pows come in four different colours, namely Red Lacquer, Rose Gold, Super Gold, and Gold Leaf.

“Each set comes with eight iridescent ang pows of various colours, making it the perfect gift for a loved one or simply a personal collectable,” as stated on its website.

Price
Eight ang pows + an ox origami (full set): RM68

Instagram | Website

9. Paper And Print KL

Image from @paperandprintkl (Instagram)

Paper And Print KL is a contemporary digital and offset printing house in Petaling Jaya.

This Chinese New Year, they have launched a range of new ang pow products, designed in a contemporary pop art style.

Available in three colours, the ang pows come in two different sets. The presentation set comes with extra layers that enclose the ang pows.

Price
Nine ang pows (full set): RM28
Presentation booklet + a total of 15 ang pows: RM58

Instagram | Shopee

10. Stickgirl Productions

Image from @stickgirlproductions (Instagram)

Drawn in a retro style, Stickgirl Productions’ ang pows feature two women in two separate designs.

Calling them Mei (beauty) and Ying (intelligent) princesses, these ang pows are best given to little girls who aspire to become strong independent women in the future.

Price
10 ang pows: RM19

Instagram | Website

This article was first published in:  SAYS

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