With the incessant chaos that’s consumed the past year, we could all use a fresh start. And what better opportunity is there for new beginnings — ones brimming with love and prosperity — than the Lunar New Year.
As the occasion fast approaches, we’ve put some thought into how to best celebrate — and the local brands and artisans we can support along the way. Local digital marketplace, Perk Hero, is overflowing with cool, handpicked products that are perfect for ringing in the festivities.
This year, Perk Hero has curated a Lunar New Year collection to help you get the most out of the festival. The catalogue of items has features that aim to elevate your shop-local experience. In addition to the savings, users can also count on getting cash back rewards that can be applied towards future purchases.
To give you a head start, we’ve narrowed down some of our favourite handcrafted, crimson-coloured, and eco-friendly finds for kicking off a year of wealth, health, and good fortune.
If you’re hoping for a year of prosperity and abundance, you’ll surely need a place to put it all. And, for that, we have this high-quality orgashell leather wallet, which is currently 10% off. The malleable wallet adapts to your needs, providing more space when you need it and less when you don’t.
Lightweight, durable, and sturdy, this allBambu flatware set is a zero-waste solution to carrying your cutlery around with you (and is now 20% off). After all, you never know when you’ll need chopsticks for slurping up delicious noodles — especially around the Lunar New Year. Just as on-theme is the red canvas pouch it comes with, complete with a handy carabiner for hooking onto your bag, backpack, or pants.
Reusable face mask
Proudly Canadian craft store, MapleDreamStore, specializes in creating handmade gifts for all occasions. Their warm-palate face mask package includes a crimson red mask with a nose wire, filter pocket, and adjustable ear loops — great for being on-theme and for adding a pop of colour to your wardrobe year-round (now 30% off).
Naturally, our furry friends, too, will need to stay cozy and festive this Lunar New Year — and this adorable red cable-knit by Leni Knits might be just the thing. Now 30% off, the cozy sweater will keep your dog or cat warm and festive throughout the season.
Get festive and eco-friendly with reusable and sustainable “unpaper” towels that can help you reduce waste while looking fabulous. For now, you can also take an exclusive 10% off and ditch single-use paper towels and napkins for good.
Hot water boiler
Hot drinks are essential to keeping warm this season, and this elegant Buydeem’s hot water boiler can surely do the job. Its quick heating abilities mean a cup of hot water is ready within 60 seconds — perfect for tea or a warm cup of noodles (now for 32% off).
Taking some time to relax in the bath is a great way to reflect on the year to come. The Bath Bomb Kit from Fizzy FUNtastics combines the fun of crafting and enjoying your creation with their DIY kit. A fruity blend of strawberries and vanilla sugar, their Strawberry Jam bath bomb — now 30% off — will transform bath time into a scarlet celebration.
Lovably grumpy clothing brand Unimpressed Official is designed entirely in-house in Canada. From idea conception all the way to finishing touches, each item is produced locally in Vancouver and features fun-loving emblems of East Asian culture, like waffles and bubble tea. Plus, the fleece lining of these unisex hoodies will make for the comfiest festivities yet and are now 30% off.
Perk Hero is now more than just a payment app; it’s also a growing curated marketplace with high-quality products that are handpicked day-to-day, including everything from beauty, wellness, decor, apparel, appliances, jewellery, and even pet accessories.
Boost your Lunar New Year celebration further with Perk Hero’s limited-time Perk Coins promotion. Enjoy a $6 discount when you purchase $88 worth of Perk Coins, which can be used on any Perk Hero purchases. It’s a great opportunity to save on your favourite products and brands.
To shop the app’s Lunar New Year collection and other unique finds, you can head to perkhero.com.