Last-Minute CNY Shopping for Kids

Last-Minute CNY Shopping for Kids

Shopping in the new norm can be a hassle with the crowd management and safety distancing measure in place. And I’m not sure if you realised that buying multiple items on Lazada meant having the courier ringing the doorbell many times since the items in one order come from different sellers.


So, if you’re running short on time and want to get all your kids’ shopping sorted for Chinese New Year in 2021, may we suggest premium multi-label retail haven for parents, Motherswork.


They stock multiple premium brands and have all that you need, aside from clothes – hair accessories, hats, shoes, cute bags for kids to pack their snacks and toys and yes, PJs too!


Clothes for Girls


Sea Apple has launched its signature flutter sleeve cheongsam in a sweet lavender lace ($89.00) this year which is incredibly gorgeous on little girls. Fun fact: Did you know Sea Apple is a local brand just over five years old? Watch their IG Live runway show for this season’s CNY collection.

Our Mini Nature, created by @oursecondnature, focuses on comfortable, everyday wear using only fabrics that mum would approve so your mini-me will feel good all day long. Pick out their newly-launched Our Mini Nature Fieldnotes Puff Sleeve Dress White Print ($55) or Our Mini Nature Gathered Seam Round-Neck Dress - Pink $45 – these modern styles can be worn all year round and will stretch your dollar!

Clothes for Boys


We love these short-sleeved mandarin collar shirt in beautiful prints by Sea Apple (from $52.90). This season, they have sourced different fabrics and patterns from all over the world, including, Spain, Liberty of London and Japan.

What the Ox Heard is Maison Q’s CNY 2021 collection featuring reversible pieces.

Our picks from their range? The Oh Lucky Cat Reversible Shirt – Pale Peach/Lychee ($69.00) or the Gingko-It-On Blue Reversible Boy Onesie ($65.00).



To protect kids dainty soft growing feet that run pitter-patter everywhere, we suggest getting them a pair of Tip Toey Joey. Tip Toey Joey Greeny is a leather-free range introducing environmentally friendly materials such as soft canvas made from cotton and recycled bottles collected from the oceans. The same ThintoFeelTM minimalist soles with no heels follow the original design concept to promote sensory inputs picked up from the lumps and bumps on the ground.



Let kids usher in good luck by wearing a new set of pyjamas when they go to bed on Chinese New Year’s Eve. Motherswork Baa Baa Sheepz is known for their super soft, cooling sleepwear and all sleep matters such as blanket and bedtime pillows (from $19.00). Choose the Baa Baa Sheepz Romper Zip Small Moon & Sheepz Pink ($36.00) made in luxuriously soft bamboo fibres that are kind to the environment and gentle on baby’s skin.

Hair Accessories


Don’t forget to complete their look by pinning kids’ falling fringe with cute hair clips handmade from Bubs ‘n’ Buttons. Baby girls can choose the Bubs ‘n’ Buttons Baby Headband ($15.90) and older girls can choose the Babes Clippers ($8.90) available in five colours.

Luggage / Travel Bag


Travelling around with a multi-purpose diaper bag may wear out your shoulders if the design is ill-fitting. Instead, try the YOYO Travel Bag ($119.00) which is light and sturdy, ergonomically designed to fit many baby and mama items. This versatile travel bag folds up and can be carried as a backpack. When required, the bag opens up with a set of trolleys to lug your shopping around. How convenient when you’ve got a baby to carry as well!

Kids’ Backpack


Get these adorable backpacks to motivate kids to start carrying their belongings. From Penny Scallan Design, check out their Bento Cooler Bag with Pocket ($59.90) that comes in five different lovely prints.



If you bring babies to a restaurant, expect a mess at the dining table. Pack a B.Box Travel Bib & Silicone Spoon ($20.90) which comes with a handy food catcher pocket to collect the crumbs and avoid spills on their clothes. It’s made from 100% machine wearable and flexible FDA food-grade silicone. Easy to clean, store and a must-pack item when heading out with the baby.

Remember that the Covid-19 situation in Singapore currently only allows each household to receive eight visitors per day. This situation effectively means no house-hopping during Chinese New Year other than visiting one house per day.


The good news about this is that reunion dinners at home is now more manageable with lesser house guests, so you don’t have to go crazy with your shopping prep as well. So, why not channel those energy and available time saved to creating more memories with people who matter? That’s why Motherswork is here for you with a one-stop-shop of curated suggestions above that will cover you for CNY and perhaps, other happy occasions that this promising 2021 brings.

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