A twist in giving gifts during Spring Festival
Imported goods like cookies, wine and chocolates are popular gifts that is fast becoming popular presents give n away during the Spring Festival. People think that giving Western gift is a unique touch to the traditional Chinese Festival.
Western snacks like chocolate are packaged very well and perfect for giving as gifts as one shopper said. Some even buy candies, cookies, wine and nuts to give as gifts, and the Chinese people are already accustomed eating these type of snacks during the holidays. Even if the gifts are a little bit expensive they still buy them.
Some supermarkets are offering discounts to those people buying in bulk, one popular brand of butter cookies is giving a 2 percent cash back offer to those who purchase more that 3,000 yuan in value. Others were giving 7 percent cash back for purchases at a 10,000 yuan value.
People are also buying imported goods for themselves to eat during the festival, with many still serving traditional Chinese food every year some wanted to change. One residents said he still prepared traditional Chinese food and served a couple of foreign dishes like sushi and pasta for the family during the festival.