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Mid-Autumn Festival 2021: 19 Prettiest mooncake packaging for gifting loved ones

Mid-Autumn Festival 2021: 19 Prettiest mooncake packaging for gifting loved ones

Over the moon

Text: Natalie Khoo

Discover the most unique mooncake bags, boxes, and trunks to catch our eye (so far) below

It’s only August, but before you know it, September will come around and we’d all be gifting and receiving mooncakes in time for Mid-Autumn Festival 2021. For the unacquainted, the celebration falls on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar, which happens to be September 21 this year.

With that said, why wait until then when you can start indulging in the seasonal delicacy now? Besides, it’s the early bird that catches the worm when it comes to the prettiest mooncake packaging to gift our loved ones. Discover the most unique mooncake bags, boxes, and trunks to catch our eye (so far) below.

1. The Grand Gambit with the Jade Tote by Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Instead of the usual mooncake box, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur has teamed up with Melinda Looi to unveil an exclusive Mid-Autumn Series featuring an avant-garde chess box set and rabbit-shaped tote bag recalling the Jade Rabbit from the Mid-Autumn folklore. Named the Grand Gambit (inspired by The Queen's Gambit), the 2-in-1 game board and decorative ornament comes with either four pieces of Traditional Baked Skin Mooncakes or five pieces of Snow Skin Mooncakes. Meanwhile, the accompanying multi-purpose tote bag comes adorned with the hotel’s signature elements and is available in either red or blue. 

Price: RM253.13 nett for 4 pieces of Traditional Baked Skin Mooncakes / RM284.93 nett for 5 pieces of Snow Skin Mooncakes (each mooncake set comes with one Grand Gambit board and one Jade Rabbit tote bag)

Availability: Pre-orders are open now for self-pickup or delivery from August 20 to October 20, 2021 

For more information or to place an order, visit the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Online Store.  

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2. Jade Moon by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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Old meets new in Hilton Kuala Lumpur's stunning Jade Moon Mid-Autumn collection, featuring an opulent ceramic tea set to pair with the premium selection of mooncakes. Customers can choose four pieces of either traditional baked mooncakes or colourful handcrafted snow skin varieties, which will come packed in a two-tiered mint green box with a brown faux-leather handle and bamboo-inspired lid. There are also optional add-ons, including Chynna’s Signature Eight Treasures Tea (perfect to serve in the tea set) as well as dining/spa vouchers. Durian fans can also opt for The Heavenly Gold Package, which consists of four Premium Musang King Durian mooncakes per box.

Price: From RM268 per box

Availability: From 26 July to 6 September

For more information or to make an order, call +603 2264 2264, visit the hotel lobby or order online from take-home.com/hilton-kl.

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3. Mooncake Trunks by The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

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The St Regis brand is synonymous with its trunk cases and the mooncake season particularly underscores that. This year, the hotel has unveiled two mooncake trunks that draw inspiration from its founder, John Jacob Astor IV’s love for travel. The Classic Trunk is made of faux leather embellished with rose gold studs and is designed to fit between four to eight mooncakes. Meanwhile, the Limited-Edition Swarovski® Super Mooncake Trunk is a true collector’s gem and the first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia—featuring 307 carefully selected Silk and Silk Shimmer Swarovski® crystals.

Price: From RM200+ (Classic Trunk) / RM438+ (Limited-edition Swarovski® Super Mooncake Trunk)

Availability: Pre-orders are now open, while stocks last

For more information or to place an order, contact +603 2727 6696 or email [email protected]

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4. Moonstruck by W Kuala Lumpur

W Kuala Lumpur has teamed up with local art collective Gung Ho to present two limited-edition ‘Moonstruck’ mooncake bags in either Iridescent Blue or Luminous Purple. Each bag comes with four mooncakes of your choice—each housed in vibrant boxes decorated with bold, sultry designs—as well as a dining voucher at Yen. In addition, there’s the Moonstruck Afternoon Tea Takeaway Box, which features two mooncakes along with a range of mid-autumn-inspired sweet and savoury treats, and Woobar’s blended tea.

Price: RM41+ per mooncake / RM198+ per bag of 4 mooncakes

Availability: From 19th July to 21st September, 2021 (delivery is available upon request and charges will be based on quantity and location)

For more information or to place an order, contact +6012 347 9088, email [email protected], or visit the hotel’s Beepit page.

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5. Bijoux Clair de Lune by Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

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For a modern French twist on the traditional Chinese cake, check out Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur’s Bijoux Clair de Lune collection. French for 'moonlight jewels', the collection features a range of premium Belgian Chocolate Mooncakes encased in a beautiful moonlight-inspired blue and gold-speckled box. Curated by the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Fodhil Baghal, each set consists of six unique mooncake flavours that look as charming as the box that houses them.

Price: From RM288+ per box

Availability: Pre-orders are open now (early bird promo applies from 1 August to 15 August 2021)

For more information or to make an order, call or WhatsApp +6012 288 2135 or email [email protected].

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6. Royal Premium Wine Bag by Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara Hotel has unveiled two elegant boxes to house its collection of nine mooncake flavours this year. Choose from either the Royal Premium Wine Bag, which comes in a luxurious red top-handle case, or the Classic Gold Treasure Box, featuring an understated gold box decorated with the hotel logo. Each box houses four pieces of mooncakes, available in snow skin and traditional baked varieties.

Price: RM146 nett for the Classic Gold Treasure Box / RM221 nett for the Royal Premium Wine Bag

Availability: From 6 August to 26 September, 2021 (early bird promo applies from 19 July to 8 August, 2021)

For more information or to make an order, call +603 2720 6688 or visit sofitel-kualalumpur-damansara.com.

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7. Sustainable bamboo boxes by The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

In its commitment to making a positive impact towards the environment, The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur presents a unique mooncake box made from bamboo—an easily renewable eco-friendly material that also absorbs carbon dioxide two times more efficiently than trees. Each box is remarkably handcrafted and carved with the hotel’s signature fan emblem and houses six mooncakes.

Price: From RM35 per mooncake (every purchase of six mooncakes will come presented in the bamboo box)

Availability: From 1 July to 21 September, 2021

For more information or to make an order, please email [email protected] Online purchases can also be made from The Mandarin Oriental Shop.

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8. Celestial Moon by The Westin Kuala Lumpur

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The Yue Mooncake Box (aka Celestial Moon) by The Westin Kuala Lumpur is inspired by the concept of the moon rabbit traveling through its celestial-like palace. Shaped like the moon, the premium box features a black and gold colourway made with quilted leather and layered art elements. It also doubles as a vanity box to store your keepsakes or a light travel case to carry around after the mooncake season is over!

Price: RM188 per box of four mooncakes

Availability: Pre-orders are now open

For more information or to make an order, contact Westin Dining at +603 2773 8495, WhatsApp +6012 305 1715 or email [email protected] Online orders are also available via GrabFood and TableApp.

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9. Turquoise Premium Gift Set by Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

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Jewellery collectors will appreciate Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s turquoise-hued case that can easily be repurposed to store dainty trinkets with its elegant compartments and functional drawers. The premium box encases up to four mooncakes and also comes with a handle for easy carrying. It is available for purchase as a set with four classic baked mooncakes, or as an add-on when you purchase any four snow skin mooncakes from the hotel.

Price: From RM34 per mooncake / RM208 for premium box with four mooncakes

Availability: From 1 August to 21 September (pre-orders are now open)

For more information or to make a pre-order, contact the hotel via DM or WhatsApp +6012 215 8782, or email [email protected]

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10. Imperial Garden Treasures by Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s well-loved Jade Pavilion restaurant is offering an opulent Imperial Garden Treasures box, arriving with six signature mooncake flavours. The name is reflective of its inspiration, evoking the lush garden retreats that imperial families would have. Wrapped in an elegant gold shade, the box can also be used to store keepsakes after the mooncakes see their way out and into your belly.

Price: From RM208+ per box

Availability: Pre-orders are now open (early bird promo applies from 1 August to 15 August 2021)

For more information or to make an order, WhatsApp +6017 206 8805, call +603 2117 2888 or email [email protected]

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11. Celestial Treasures by EQ

EQ presents two mooncake boxes for this Mid-Autumn Festival, each inspired by a unique element of the season. The Longevity Box draws inspiration from the Legend of the Jade Rabbit, arriving with vibrant blue motifs of the fabled animal to symbolise optimism, serenity, and health. On the other hand, the Autumn Box represents the warmth of a family reunion with its autumnal coral shade. Customers can choose their preferred box with the purchase of either a traditional baked mooncake set (four pieces) or snow skin mooncake set (six pieces).

Price: From RM188 per box

Availability: From 15 July to 30 September 2021 (early bird offers apply)

For more information or to order, WhatsApp +6012 278 9239, email [email protected] or visit this website. EQ’s Celestial Treasures collection is also available for delivery by AirAsia Food.

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12. Perennial Treasures by Four Points by Sheraton, Chinatown

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Ahead of the opening of Lady Yi’s Tea House at the hotel’s lobby, Four Points by Sheraton, Chinatown has unveiled a limited-edition mooncake gift box adorned in the Peranakan tea house’s signature jade colour. Dubbed Perennial Treasures, the multifunctional jewellery box features an intricate illustration of mystical creatures and elements in Chinese fables by local artist Alice Chang. Think phoenixes that symbolise virtue and grace, surrounded by lotus flowers symbolising purity and peonies that represent prosperity, as well as fluttering butterflies that embody all things pleasant and pure. Each box comes with four traditional baked mooncakes.

Price: RM148+ per box

Availability: From now until 26 September 2021

For more information or to order, call or WhatsApp +6012 507 3327.

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13. Mid-Autumn Flavours by Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel

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For an alternative to reusable jewellery/keepsake boxes, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel’s gift boxes also double as tissue dispensers. Take your pick from three unique boxes, each featuring different colours and design details (neutral beige, bright orange, or light pink/blue) to fit a range of preferences. These giftable boxes house four mooncakes each from either the traditional baked or snow skin mooncakes varieties.

Price: RM148 nett per box of four mooncakes

Availability: Pre-orders are now open (early bird promo is applicable before 26 August 2021)

For more information or to order, call +603 7622 8888 or email [email protected] Delivery is also available via Oddle.

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14. Lunar Delights by The Westin Desaru Coast Resort

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This Johor-based resort is proud to debut its first-ever mooncake collection, Lunar Delights. Taking a cue from the timeless tradition of lighting up lanterns during the season, the mint-green tiered box is shaped like a lantern and adorned with leaf patterns and natural elements reflecting the landscapes of the resort. Each tiered box comes with four traditional baked mooncakes.

Price: RM108+ per box

Availability: From 1 August to 22 September

For more information or to order, call +607 838 3333, WhatsApp +6019 755 0283, or email [email protected]

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15. To The Moon by Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

Experience Tao Chinese Cuisine’s take on seasonal mooncakes packaged in two exquisite boxes, The Longevity & Opulence Gift Box and The Legacy Gift Box. The former features soft pastel colours and a floral design inspired by the cherry blossom season, whereas the latter is bound in luxurious hot pink leather—both ideal for gifting and repurposing to store personal items. Both box sets come with a selection of four baked mooncakes.

Price: RM148 for The Longevity & Opulence Gift Box / RM178 for The Legacy Gift Box

Availability: From 12 July to 21 September 2021

For more information or to order, call +603 2782 6000 or email [email protected]

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16. Moonlight Series by Unbox by Huff and Puff

Repurposing your mooncake packaging doesn't get any more creative yet effortless than with the Moonlight Series by Unbox, featuring three distinctive rattan designs that each double as home decor items. Moon Bright Bright is a two-tiered rattan basket that comes with six pieces of mini mooncakes by Fai Fong Bakery. Meanwhile, The Moon Picker takes the form of a rattan basket that houses three full-sized mooncakes. Back by popular demand, Over The Moon will delight those familiar with Unbox's well-loved tiffin carriers, now designed with its nostalgic illustrations of the Festival. Each design can also be personalised with a wooden engraved tag and message card attached with an oriental knot.

Price: RM128 (Over The Moon) | RM158 (The Moon Picker) | RM168 (Moon Bright Bright)

Availability: From August onwards

Delivery is available throughout peninsular Malaysia. For more information or to order, visit this website

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17. Signature Boxes by Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La presents not one or two, but five Signature boxes this year, each arriving in different shapes and sizes. Children will adore the Rabbit-Shaped Gift Box that's true to its name, featuring two mooncakes packaged in a blue and pink rabbit-designed box. Both the Treasure Gift Box and the Bird's Nest Chang-Er's Blooms NestBloom Box are inspired by the moon—the former fitting eight mooncakes in a two-tier gold circular box, and the latter featuring 10 mini mooncakes in a round sky-blue box resembling the surface of the moon. The Celebrity Michelin Starred Chef Recipe Gift Box is a two-tier designer box adorned in bright yellow and green—mirroring the eight yuzu and matcha flavoured-mooncakes encased within. For those who prefer something classic, there's the Premium Gift Box: an understated rectangular red box with gold touches that fits eight mooncakes.

Price: From RM168 

Availability: From now until 21 September

For more information or to order, contact +603 2074 3900, WhatsApp +019 390 2257 or visit this website.  

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18. Joyous Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 by Pullman KLCC

For its Joyous Mid-Autumn Festival collection, Pullman KLCC presents two floral-inspired mooncake boxes. Classic Treasures is a red metal tin box decorated with vibrant patterns of ancient mooncake moulds to symbolise happiness. On the other hand, Peony Treasures draws inspiration from the 'king of flowers'—featuring a rainbow of peonies as a symbol of prosperity, love, and honour. Both boxes fit four mooncakes.

Price: RM148 nett for Classic Treasures | RM168 nett for Peony Treasures

Availability: From 15 August to 21 September 

For more information or to make an order, WhatsApp +6016 290 3864 or email [email protected] 

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19. Harry Potter Mooncake Collection by Awfully Chocolate 

Any Harry Potter fans here? Awfully Chocolate Singapore has collaborated with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to offer the "World’s First Official Harry Potter Mooncake Collection" that is now delivering to selected locations in Malaysia! The collection features four mooncakes housed majestically in a vintage red velvet suitcase embossed with the Hogwarts emblem. Inside, the distinctively-flavoured mooncakes come in red, green, yellow, and blue tins that each represent a Hogwarts House. There's even a Collector's Edition that comes with matching collectible Hogwarts Houses ceramic plates made to fit each mooncake.

Price: From RM338

Availability: Pre-order from now until 22 August 

To make an order, WhatsApp +6017 773 3503.

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