The most fun ang baos
These ang pows contain more content than just wads of cash.
Hermes is top dog in this category, featuring 5 different ear designs to play with. Each dog’s snout, and “hairdo”, is different as well.
Vacheron Constantin’s packets are truly a class act. The traditional characters of the twelve traditional Chinese zodiac are printed on a card. Slide this into the sleeve and it will arrive at 戌 – the reference to the zodiac dog.
Cutouts on J.W. Marriott ang bao sleeves (replacing the traditional flap) include shapes like the brand’s Griffin.
Striking design aside, ladies will love the translucent sleeve of Mikimoto’s red packets.
The 5 best-packaged
Of the dozens available, these take home the best-in-class for packaging.
Dolce & Gabbana
Hard not to fall in love with Dolce & Gabbana’s box set featuring whimsically-dressed dogs housed in a pull-put drawer and weighted down by an equally charming embossed token.
Marriott Tang Plaza
(1/2) It’s hard to contest Marriott Tang Plaza’s elegant purse, which when undone unfolds into a grand affair with its four qipao/cheongsam designs on display.
Marriott Tang Plaza
(2/2) It’s hard to contest Marriott Tang Plaza’s elegant purse, which when undone unfolds into a grand affair with its four qipao/cheongsam designs on display.
Sofitel’s storage solution for its shimmering cloth ang pows: an upsized, mega version (foreground), woven from the same fabric.
St. Regis impresses with a hefty faux leather sleeve, complete with magnetic clasps. Also eye-catching and impressive: the chromatic sheen on their cloth red packets.
Chaumet’s classy gold-on-blue set scores one for understated colours.
Luxurious cloth ang pows from Lexus. Comes in a drawstring bag.
Adorable pooches from Dolce & Gabbana. Be sure to check out the box set images above.
Bottega Veneta’s understated pug is perfect for those looking for less shouty variations.
(1/2) Likewise for VCA’s simple and effective design.
(2/2) Inside the VCA packet is where you’ll find the cul-print.
For the sensible and reserved subset.
Bentley Motors’ red packets come with their iconic front-grille design.
Can you identify this one? It’s the Spirit of Ecstasy that adorns each Rolls-Royce car.
The front of Givenchy’s red packet is completely unblemished – here’s the rear shot.
Ducati’s simple packet comes with silver linings under the back flap.
From the Four Seasons Hotels.
Gold / silver /metallic options
Eye-catching and modern.
Marriott Tang Plaza – also featured for best set.
Chromatic cloth options from St Regis.
Chaumet (box set above).
Fairmont mixes traditional colours with a good bit of gold.
Graff’s gilded packet also comes in a crimson variation.
Royal Plaza on Scotts.
Remy Martin’s red packets resemble the boxes their beloved bottles may come in.
A nod to nature.
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre pays tribute to Nanyang artists Chen Chong Swee (Orchids Composition) and Lim Hak Tai (Peony)
Silver and gold leafs for Sofitel.
Silhouettes of peonies on Larry Jewellery’s ang pows.
Watercolour paintings of mulberry flowers for this whimsical piece