While Singapore celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival, Korea is celebrating Chuseok, the equivalent of Thanksgiving. Both fall on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar.
During Chuseok, Koreans will bring gifts to their parents’ homes and take time to bow before them to wish them a long and healthy life.
Lots of places tend to sell pretty gift sets during this period for people to purchase and present them to their parents/loved ones.
It might be difficult to find prettily packaged Korean gift sets here in Singapore, so BlueBasket has collaborated with The Hyundai for your Chuseok needs. Even if you’re not celebrating Chuseok, these gift sets might just make great gifts for your parents/friends (or even for yourself!).
BlueBasket x The Hyundai
Korean Premium Fruits
You can choose from a selection of high-quality fruits such as Shine Muscat Grapes, Melons, Korean Apples, and Pears.
Seafood & Dried Seafood
They also have boxes of Korean Dried Yellow Fish & Tile Fish Set, Jeju Cutlass & Tile Fish which are pretty difficult to find in Singapore.
If you’re parents or friends love cooking, you can invest in the Korean Dried Anchovy Sets, which consist of different kinds of anchovies – for stir fry, soup base, for frying or cooking.
Like the ones you’ve seen hanging outside the hanok on Youn’s Kitchen, these Korean Half-Dried Persimmons are a great snack for your loved ones.
Tea and Snacks
If you’re a fan of Osulloc, you can find a beautiful gift set with 9 different kinds of tea, each coming with 10 bags of tea.
There’s also a Korean traditional snack set that comes with items like Yugwa, Gangjeong, and Yakgwa.
Korean Pastes & Side Dishes
Perfect for the Korean lover, you can find Korean traditional Doenjang and Gochujang alongside items like Korean Premium Salted Pollack Roe. There are also Picked Side Dishes like Pickled Deodeok, Pickled Octopus, and Salted Squid.
Experience Chuseok in Singapore
With an amazing range of gifts for pre-order, Koreans in Singapore can experience a piece of Chuseok right here on our sunny island.
According to BlueBasket’s website, the gift sets will be packaged and delivered just like those from Hyundai Department Store. They will also be disinfected after packaging using certified disinfectants before being delivered.