Have a Hopping Lunar New Year

Just like that - another year has come and gone! Now, we are ushering in the year of the rabbit, where it’s time to start prep for auspicious celebrations. With that, we have a host of suggestions as you begin your prosperous start and some goodies that are perfect for this. Now, let’s hop to it!

Gift Goodies to Your Loved Ones

In Chinese culture, the act of gift-giving is a sacred one. It shows appreciation for your loved ones, and is also a way to bring in good luck for both the giver and receiver. If you are stumped on what to give, here are some recommendations that we think would be perfect for the occasion.

  • Get a pre-packed gift set:

    The easiest gift is a gift set that has already been curated. With Bath & Body Works, you can find several versions of gift sets all packed with goods such as hand soaps, candles, and more! So, if you’re rushing to get something, just grab this and go.

  • Make your own bundle:

    For a more personalised touch, you can curate your own gift set with things that you know your loved one will be delighted to receive. Choose from popular crowd-favourites such as A Thousand Wishes that is scented with a festive blend of pink prosecco, sparkling quince, crystal peonies, gilded amber, and amaretto cremé. Another classic to opt for is Japanese Cherry that has fragrance notes of Japanese cherry blossom, Asian pear, fresh mimosa petals, white jasmine, and blushing sandalwood. Meanwhile, the Champagne Toast is another bestseller with its notes of bubbly champagne, sparkling berries, and juicy tangerine. For those who want something more fiery, go for Forever Red which combines scents of pomegranate, red peony, rich vanilla rum, and oak wood. Whatever the choice, you’re making a good one!

  • Gifts for him:

    Getting something for the men in your life might be a daunting task but with items like our Shower Gel, you don’t have to worry. Our Shower Gels combine a robust and luxurious blend of the world’s finest ingredients - and in scents he’ll love. Go for Graphite, a bold invigorating blend of sage, bergamot spice, and leather wood, while Teakwood represents an entrancing walk through the woods with a striking blend of mahogany, black teakwood, and lavender.

Blessings for Your Home

Home prep is one of the most important steps before celebrations. A home cleanse is known as a big tradition to drive away bad luck from the previous year and usher in good luck for the new year to come. Of course, cleansing isn’t just about bringing our mops and brooms, instead, make it about the scents too!

  • Light up for celebrations:

    It’s no secret that we have the world’s best 3-wick candles that are soy-based and last up to 45 hours for the most wonderful room-filling fragrance. We recommend going with a Thousand Wishes, or Bubbly Rosé for a scent of pink sparkling rosé, sweet blood orange, and a splash of cranberry juice. Or if you’d like something more calming, try our Aromatherapy Orange Ginger with ginger, orange, spearmint jasmine, and blonde woods.

  • Fragrance all around:

    But if you’re not a candle type of person, then go for our Wallflower plugs that can fit fragrances from fresh to floral without having to light up a wick. Japanese Cherry Blossom is also available for our Wallflower plugs, otherwise you can try Cactus Blossom which has notes of cactus flower petal, sun-kissed coconut vanilla, and fresh sparkling lemon - plus natural essential oils! Meanwhile, the Eucalyptus Spearmint is a scent we love as it carries the calm of eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils

  • A refreshing spray:

    And for effortless home fragrance in a quick, instant refresh? That’s where our Room Air Freshener Sprays come in! With just two quick bursts of our concentrated room sprays, you can easily freshen up your space before guests come in. They work great for your busy kitchen, guest rooms and more. As for scents, you can try Fresh Spring Morning which is a breath of fresh air, or our Rose Water & Ivy for the scent of soft rose petals, rain-kissed ivy, and spring musk. The Midnight Blue citrus is also a popular choice as it has juicy citrus, fresh spring water, and sweet mango.

Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself

Sometimes you have to stop and unwind - it’s the only way you’ll stay sane throughout the busy time of prep! So, make sure you squeeze in time for your body care rituals.

Start with our Shower Steamers for a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own bathroom, complete with the power of essential oils. Next comes the Pumice Body Scrub to revitalise your senses with this foaming body scrub that’s infused with aloe and vitamin. Of course, you can’t forget the Moisturizing Body Wash that instantly hydrates and gently cleanses your skin with a rich, creamy lather.

Fill Your Red Packets

Red packets are the ultimate symbol of Chinese New Year - every year, you either give them out or you collect them. A beautiful red envelope, these packets are filled with cash to be given out as it symbolises well wishes and luck for the new year.

This year, we are giving our limited edition red packets which come in a set of eight beautifully-designed envelopes. You can get these with a minimum spend of RM138 - so go on, start your home prep and shop for all these recommended products now!