3 Feel-Good Ways to Upcycle Your Mooncake Boxes

Three Feel-Good Ways to Upcycle Your Mooncake Boxes

Have you ever wondered what to do with all those mooncake boxes?

Mid-Autumn Festival is here again and while we’re all excited to taste the exotic new range of flavours mooncake makers all over the island have been inventing, what are you going to do with the boxes?

Yes, they come in real handy for tasks like desk organisation, but let us show you three even better uses for them! We’re talking about creating Feel-Good Kits with tons of good stuff inside, perfect for friends who need a little pick-me-up.

Tip: Use tea towels in beautiful prints to line the box. This creates a softer and more feminine touch.
Tip: Use tea towels to line PrimaDeli’s beautiful mooncake box to create a gorgeous Feel-Good Kit.

The best thing about mooncake boxes, like this one from PrimaDéli, is that they don’t even need to be wrapped. The boxes give a nice element of surprise when opened! Check out some fun ideas on how to make someone’s day with these Feel-Good Kits.

1. Create a Beach Babe Feel-Good Kit

Transform this box into a feel-good kit for a someone who loves being in the great outdoors! Most of us often end up unprepared and tend to forget things like after-sun lotion or a good facial mist. So for the girl friend who is always out in the sun, make sure she has all the right tools for the best beach experience in this kit!

Tip: A sarong with a tribal design adds a nice beach-holiday effect to your kit!
Tip: A sarong with a tribal design adds a nice beach-holiday effect to your kit!
Tip: Make sure to get everything travel-sized, your girlfriend will love you for it! One of our favourites is the Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace Razor because it comes with its own little case.
Tip: It’s all about moisturisers, oils and creams, even for guys!

Spending long amounts of time on the beach can dry out the skin significantly, so we’ve included essentials like sheer-coloured lip gloss, face masks, Argan Oil for taming frizzy hair and facial mist for a quick spritz during beach activities!

Tip: A definite must is a travel-size tube of aloe vera. This is the greatest after-sun healing invention; put it on every night to prevent peeling.
Tip: A definite must is a travel-size tube of aloe vera. This is the greatest after-sun healing invention; put it on every night to prevent peeling.

What’s in the Beach Babe Kit?

Just Picked Coco Coconut Water, Lucido-U Argan Rich Hair Treatment Oil, Garnier Soothing Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelette, Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace Razor, Bio-essence Miracle Bio Water, Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100{8f42e3536fa1e6f87f919a2e387db08d813e1f513d4d1296def18f34bd27beb4} Gel, Beauty Buffet 365 Daily Mask Green Caviar Elastic Mask, Beauty Buffet 365 Daily Mask Water Lily Hydrating Mask, Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 PA+++, Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color Fragrance Free Lip Moisturizer, Nivea Crème

(Products purchased from Watsons at Northpoint, Eastpoint Mall, Anchorpoint, Waterway Point, Causeway Point, YewTee Point and Changi City Point. Just Picked Coco Coconut Water from Cold Storage at Northpoint, Anchorpoint and Causeway Point, Fairprice Finest at Waterway Point and Valley Point, and NTUC FairPrice at Eastpoint Mall and YewTee Point.)

2. Create a Health Guru Feel-Good Kit

Honestly, we wanted to turn this PrimaDeli mooncake box into an emergency snack box featuring the world’s most deliciously addictive junk foods. But we all know that our friends would also appreciate a good health-boosting package. The best health kits come with nutritious snacks like almonds, dark chocolate, coconut water, and even yogurt – great tummy-fillers for the office crew rushing from meeting to meeting!

Tip: You can put all your favourites in here like dark chocolate and juicy blueberries, but we think a small bottle of red makes the whole kit more enticing!
Tip: You can put all your favourites in here like dark chocolate and juicy blueberries, but we think a small bottle of red makes the whole kit more enticing!

What’s in the Health Guru Kit?

Fuji Apple, Farmers Union Greek Style Natural Yogurt, Japan Pride Green Tea Matcha 100{8f42e3536fa1e6f87f919a2e387db08d813e1f513d4d1296def18f34bd27beb4}, Chocolat Stella Noir 72{8f42e3536fa1e6f87f919a2e387db08d813e1f513d4d1296def18f34bd27beb4} Dark Cacoa with Chilli, Lindt Excellence 85{8f42e3536fa1e6f87f919a2e387db08d813e1f513d4d1296def18f34bd27beb4} Cocoa Dark,  Nature’s Wonders Baked Almonds, Just Picked Coco Coconut Water, Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Barn Blueberries

We came up with another version of the health guru kit, which keeps things more ‘home-made’. We would love to find a present like this on our desk! From nuts to dried fruits and crunchy baby carrots, your stressed out colleague might feel a whole lot better!

Tip: On top of a variety of nuts like macadamias, almonds and cashews, dried fruits like apricots and figs would also look and taste great!

What’s in the Health Guru Kit?

Baby Carrots, Almonds, Cranberry and Raisin Mix, Cashews, Pumpkin Seed and Sunflower Seed Mix, Goji Berries

(Get your health products from Little Farms at Valley Point, Cold Storage at Northpoint, Anchorpoint and Causeway Point, Fairprice Finest at Waterway Point and Valley Point, and NTUC FairPrice at Eastpoint Mall and YewTee Point.

3. Create a World Traveller Feel-Good Kit

Who doesn’t love to fly around the world? Transform this mooncake box into a traveller’s kit for any friend who’s about to go on a vacation – which just got way more fun with these snazzy and totally rad-looking items!

Tip: Add a small notebook to the kit for the traveller to jot down memories, thoughts and doodles.
Tip: Add a small notebook in the kit for the traveller to jot down memories, thoughts and doodles.

Use the Throw In The Towel Guide to Pugs Tea Towel (Typo Outlet, Anchorpoint) as a great box wrapping, it may also prove useful on a trip!
Tip: Use the Throw In The Towel Guide to Pugs Tea Towel as a great box liner, it may also prove useful on a trip!

Tip: We love pouches. The leopard print neoprene tech case can be used for tablets or storing gadgets, ear phones and wires, while a farting unicorn pouch is always good for jewellery or toiletries! (Both products from Typo Outlet, Anchorpoint)
Tip: We love pouches. The leopard print neoprene tech case can be used for tablets or storing gadgets, ear phones and wires, while a farting unicorn pouch is always good for jewelry or toiletries! (Both products from Typo Outlet, Anchorpoint)

Tip: Plug these Sleep Easy Sleeping Headphones into your music player. They work as both a sleeping eye mask and a music player! Even a crying baby on the plane would wake you up!
Tip: Plug these Sleep Easy Sleeping Headphones into your music player. They work as both a sleeping eye mask and a music player! Even a crying baby on the plane would wake you up!

Typo sells all the coolest stuff, and you can find them at incredible prices at the Typo Outlet at Anchorpoint. This Smart Phone Tripod is perfect for selfies - set it up, put on the timer and smile!
Typo sells all the coolest stuff, and you can find them at incredible prices at the Typo Outlet at Anchorpoint. This Smart Phone Tripod is perfect for selfies. Just set it up, put on the timer and smile!

What’s in the World Traveller Kit?

Take Notes A6 Buffalo Journal, A5 Adventure This Way Journal, Keep It Together! Neoprene Tech Case, Smart Phone Tripod Silver, Sleep Easy Headphones, Tea-riffic Travel Mug, Throw In The Towel Guide to Pugs Tea Towel

(Products purchased from Typo Outlet, Anchorpoint)

How about some mooncakes that will make your mouth water?

We had the courtesy of collaborating with PrimaDéli and realised that their boxes are not just great for Feel-Good Kits, their mooncakes are just gloriously yummy.

PrimaDeli-D24-Durian-Snowskin-Mooncakes
Creamy, fragrant and smooth, anyone would be lucky to receive the famous Durian Snowskin Mooncakes from PrimaDéli. Image Courtesy of PrimaDéli located at Eastpoint Mall, Causeway Point and Northpoint.

The famous PrimaDéli’s Durian Snowskin Mooncake are a complete luxury! Made with premium grade D24 durians, the filling has a rich aroma, complex flavour and a smooth, creamy texture. Their snowskin is also whisper-thin which gives you a refreshingly icy sensation on your palate.

The All-New, mouth-watering PrimaDéli flavours. Mini Salted Caramel Toffee Snowskin Mooncake and Mini Sakura Matcha Snowskin Mooncake. Image Courtesy of PrimaDéli located at Eastpoint Mall, Causeway Point and Northpoint.
The All-New, mouth-watering PrimaDéli flavours. Mini Salted Caramel Toffee Snowskin Mooncake and Mini Sakura Matcha Snowskin Mooncake. Image Courtesy of PrimaDéli located at Eastpoint Mall, Causeway Point and Northpoint.

We’re especially excited to try their brand-new Mini Salted Caramel Toffee Snowskin Mooncake. This delight has a buttery caramel interior with a pleasantly-surprising crunchy texture from the almond flakes inside.

The Mini Sakura Matcha Snowskin Mooncake is another new one, made of sweet sakura filling and surprises texturally with a chewy matcha mochi core.

Try all nine flavours in the PrimaDéli Royal Gift Set. Image Courtesy of PrimaDéli located at Eastpoint Mall, Causeway Point and Northpoint.
Try all nine flavours in the PrimaDéli Royal Gift Set. Image Courtesy of PrimaDéli located at Eastpoint Mall, Causeway Point and Northpoint.

Can’t decide? Get all nine bite-sized mooncakes in the PrimaDéli Royal Gift Set. What you’ll get: Mini D24 Durian, Mini Cranberry Cheese, Mini Mango Lemongrass, Mini Sakura Matcha, Mini Cookies and Cream, Mini Thai Milk Tea with Black Pearl, Mini Salted Caramel Toffee, Mini Chocolate Mint and Mini Soursop with Guava.

Is your mooncake box empty already? It’s time to put it to good use!

Mooncake packaging courtesy of PrimaDéli. Grab yours at Causeway Point, Northpoint and Eastpoint Mall.

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