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23 Lunar New Year gift ideas to celebrate the Year of the Ox

Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is a magical and special time of year. This date symbolises the beginning of a new year in Chinese culture and falls on the day of the New Moon that occurs between January 21 and February 20. It also signifies the beginning of the Spring Festival and then the subsequent Lantern Festival - so this is a time of big celebrations and a lot of gift giving.

Gifting is an important part of these celebrations and most family, friends, partners and even colleagues will exchange gifts. Of course one of the most common is money in a red envelope, but there are plenty of other options if you would rather pick something more personal. Below, we've rounded up our 20 best gift ideas for this Lunar New Year 2021. These are our picks of limited edition sets, luxury items and thoughtful ideas to help your celebrate the Year of the Ox in style.



Montblanc Notebook



Lunar New Year Ecological Compound Gift Set 


Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Lunar New Year Gift Pack



Jurlique Blackberry & Lemon Zest Hydrating Mist Exclusive Edition




Clinique Lunar New Year Cheek Pop Highlighter



Monopoly Lunar New Year

Swarovski Dependable Ox


Guerlain Eau De Cologne Impériale 100mL Lunar New Year Edition


Hugo Boss Ox Print Trunks


Nike Air Max 98 'Chinese New Year'





Johnnie Walker Blue Label Zodiac Year of the OX (2021) 750mL


Lego Chinese New Year Temple



Trendglas Water Kettle



Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick




Dinosaur Designs serving platter


Maison Balzac CouCou Jug


Celine Chinese New Year Limited Edition Squared Cabas

Celine Lunar New Year collection 2021


Gucci incense sticks



Tiffany & Co. Color by the Yard Bracelet



L'occitane Limited Edition Year of the Ox Shower Oil



Baina organic cotton pool towel



Cire Trudon Nazareth limited edition candle



AirPods Pro - Limited Edition Year of the Ox

Cartier - Chinese New Year 2021 Silk Scarf



Charlotte Tilbury Lunar New Year Lipstick - Lucky Cherry



Fenty Beauty Stunna New Year Highlighter & Lipstick Set - Lunar New Year Edition




Off-White CNY Chopstick Set



Givenchy Limited Edition Lunar New Year Le Rouge Lipstick



Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Luna New Year (limited edition)



Chopard Happy Shoulder Bag Red Calfskin




When shopping for a gift for Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year, remember there are a few to definitely do - and a few to avoid. Red is a lucky colour that symbolises prosperity, so try picking out something red or wrapping your gift in red paper. Try to pick a gift with even numbers but avoid anything with the number four as this number is bad luck. On the other-hand, the number eight is good luck, so try for that instead.

While most clothing, beauty and homewares are perfectly acceptable gifts, do avoid buying cut flowers which suggest a break-up or the end of a friendship. Likewise, avoid anything sharp which can symbolise the cutting of a relationship. Two other things to avoid, mirrors are said to attract ghosts and giving clocks is very bad luck.


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