During the Lunar New Year season, gift giving fruits is about sharing the wishes of health, love and joy with friends and family. In the Chinese culture, each fruit have symbolisms of prosperity, fertility, family unity or health.
Our gift hampers will be contain carefully hand-selected seasonal Australian-grown fruit and produce lovingly packed into hand-woven seagrass baskets.
* Photos are EXAMPLES of previous 2021 Lunar New Year gift hampers. Baskets/containers styles may vary. Fruits are subject to change based on quality and seasonal availability. Sometimes we have to substitute fruit that may be out of stock with greater or equal valued items.
HOW TO ORDER OUR FRUIT GIFT HAMPERS
1. Choose your preferred size from SMALL or DELUXE Hampers. Both hampers include a The Thorny Fruit Company $10 Gift Card in a red packet.
NOTE: Due to the uncertainty of seasonal fruit availability closer to the Lunar New Year, we won't be able to allow a custom selection of fruits for this hamper. However, you can leave us a note at checkout if there is something you do not favour - while there is no guarantee we will be able to fulfil it, we will do our best.
2. Leave a note for your recipient. We will include a handwritten card with your message.
3. You can also Optional Add-Ons of fruit from our website. We have provided a small selection of what we know will be available during our delivery dates.
4. When you're happy with your selection, click "Add to Cart".
5. While at the shopping cart, you will be able to select your preferred Delivery Date.
6. The following steps will require your Billing details, and your Shipping Details. If you're ordering this for your friends/family, please ensure their names and delivery address is included in Shipping Address.
7. Our system should validate Delivery Fee according to the Shipping Address' postcode. Please see our delivery zone map here. We do NOT allow the Hampers to be picked up from our pick-up partners due to storage issues.
WHAT’S IN SEASON
Tropical Australian produce that could be in season in January/February 2022 are rambutan, mangosteen, achacha, pomelo, pineapple, dragonfruit, longan, peaches, currants, and lychee (ending season, if poor quality we will not include them).
Other non-tropical Australian fruit that could be included for cultural significance are peaches, apricots, grapes, plums.
Imported fruit could include (but not limited to) Korean/Chinese Apples with the prosperity symbol.
SMALL Fruit Gift Hamper - $88
We will put together a mixed combination of auspicious seasonal fruit in a SMALL size gift hamper basket. This hamper of fruits will also include The Thorny Fruit Company $10 Gift Card in a red packet
DELUXE Fruit Gift Hamper - $128
We will put together a mixed combination of auspicious seasonal fruit in a DELUXE size gift hamper basket. This hamper of fruits will also include The Thorny Fruit Company $10 Gift Card in a red packet
ALL GIFT HAMPERS WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES. Please select your preference at Checkout:
|DELIVERY DATES||ORDER CUT OFF|
Thursday 27th January 2021 - between 10am and 8pm
12pm, Wednesday 26th January
Thursday 3rd February 2022 - between 10am and 8pm
12pm, Wednesday 2nd February
PRICE EXCLUDES delivery. Please place RECIPIENT'S NAME & DELIVERY ADDRESS in Shipping Address.
Cultural Guide on Fruit Symbolism
Fruits hold a special significance during the Lunar New Year celebration. This season is celebrated in several Asian countries and regions including Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
We use this guide to symbolise the fruits' auspicious nature for the Lunar New Year gift hampers.
- * Oranges/Orange Kumquats are a highly auspicious fruit symbolising abundance, prosperity, and happiness.
- * Pomelo brings good luck to households, and represents family unity.
- * Peaches represents longevity
- * Apricots are often used to symbolise wealth and gold. Much like the peach, different parts of apricots, too, symbolise different things. The apricot fruit is often used to represent female elegance and beauty as well.
- * Jujubes (Chinese Dates), Kumquats, Plums and Grapes are a group of fruits that is symbolic of good luck, wealth, fortune, gold, prosperity and fertility.
- * Apples often symbolise harmony, peace, luck and wealth.
- * Pineapples are seen to symbolise luck and wealth. The Hokkien word for pineapple “ong lai” can sound like “prosperity comes your way”.
- * As an auspicious fruit, the Lychee's red colour represents happiness and good fortune. In ancient Chinese culture, the lychee is also a mythological symbol of romance, beauty and good luck.
- * The red Rambutans, much like lychees also represents happiness and prosperity.
- * Melons like the watermelon, honeydew, muskmelons represent unity in the family, and fertility.
- * Dragonfruit represents good luck.