Cong-rat-ulations! It’s 2020 and we’ve made it to the year of the rat. First of all, let me just say that I’m so excited because it’s my zodiac sign, but more than that, I’ve been anticipating the drop of all the rat and mouse-themed merchandises to come. And of course, no one else does themed merch better than the beloved Starbucks Singapore. This season, they’re treating us to some squeaky fun mugs, snacks, bottles and more in their Starbucks Lunar New Year Collection.
Any Starbucks collection would be incomplete without their signature statement mugs that are more often than not, downright adorable. I can’t think of a better way to break into the new year spirit than by drinking a morning cuppa straight out of these flashing red rat mugs (12oz: S$24.90, 3oz: S$18.90).
I first learned about Starbucks’ Bearista icon when I saw them on shelves clad in the Coffee Master outfit. Since then, Starbucks has expanded their Bearista collection to many other themes, including this festive bear which is yours at S$38.90. His snow globe-residing friend makes for a good decorative piece on the coffee table, and will set you back S$30.90.
Speaking of pops of red—there’s plenty of variation to choose from—a tumbler (S$23.90), sippy cup (S$28.90), take out cup (S$38.90) and bottle (S$23.90). My personal pick would hands down be the take out cup—the tiny cutie peeping from the side makes it so hard to resist.
But, even if the red life isn’t for you, they’ve got you covered. Try these alternative styles instead for a more modern, unconventional take on the celebratory accessories. Left to right: S$26.90, S$45.90, S$56.90.
Psst, this time round, Starbucks has got something a little more interesting in store for us, something different from the other collections. You can now get the Chinese Zodiac Pin Collection (S$69.90) which features a set of 13 Bearistas dressed as each zodiac character, plus a bonus pin of a Lion Dance-ready Bearista.
Take home a piece of your favourite coffee chain encapsulated perfectly in this Year of the Rat Musical Box (S$89.90). The detailing on this piece is simply impeccable.
If you thought that the snacks were left out, these two mouth-watering treats will make you think again. The Assorted Cookies Tin (S$24.90) features the following flavours: Egg Albumen Almond Cookie, Seaweed Cookie, Black Sesame Egg Albumen Cookie and Mini Walnut Cookie. And if you ain’t a cookie person, snag some Wafer Rolls (S$24.90) which comes with 36 rolls.
Calling all Gold members, receive Starbucks Year of the Rat Red Packets with any purchase from the Lunar New Year Collection, excluding Starbucks Cards. But hurry though, because they’re only available while stocks last, and designs vary from store to store.
Grab a piece of the Lunar New Year collection for yourself today before they’re all gone!
Date: From 3 Jan 2020
Price: From S$18.90