Top 8 Chinese Christmas Gift Ideas

Here are some fun gift ideas for people who love eating (if not necessarily cooking!) Chinese food.

  • 01 of 07

    Gongfu Tea Set

    Chinese traditional tea set
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    Made from the purple clay in the Yixing region in Jiangsu province in Eastern China, Yixing Teapots are famous for their tea brewing capabilities. The unglazed, porous clay absorbs the flavor of the brewing tea: it is said that after years of continued use you can brew a passable cup of tea from a seasoned Yixing teapot by simply adding water to it. This set comes with 1 brewing teapot, 1 aroma teapot, 6 aroma cups and 6 drinking cups.

  • 02 of 07

    Fabric Fortune Cookies

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    For sewers, this photo tutorial shows how to make a fortune cookie out of pieces of fabric. These would make a cute stocking stuffer (you'll need to write a fortune, of course!). Another idea is to string a piece of ribbon through the middle and use them as gift tie-ons.
  • 03 of 07

    Clothespin Chopsticks

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    This is a fun and useful gift for kids or anyone who really struggles with chopsticks. The 9-inch "giant clothespins" are spring loaded for easier handling, easy to clean (dishwasher safe), and come in a variety of colors.

  • 04 of 07

    Rosewood Chopsticks With Case

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    Something a little more elegant, rosewood chopsticks often even come inside their own case.

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  • 05 of 07

    Chinese Fish Pattern Dishes

    lobster,Jiangnan cuisine. In wuxi city, jiangsu province, China
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    No doubt you've seen these when browsing through Chinatown or an Asian market, the classic porcelain dishes with a blue fish design. 

  • 06 of 07

    Longevity Dishes

    Close-Up Of Fortune Cookie In Plate On Table
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    If you're looking for dinnerware that's a little more elegant, these eye-catching blue and white dishes present 100 different ways to write the character for longevity.

  • 07 of 07

    Cash in Lucky Red Envelopes

    Chinese new year ritual
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    Cash is always a popular gift – in Asian communities money in lucky red envelopes is given on special occasions such as weddings, graduation and birthdays. This set has six lucky envelopes, each containing a coin.