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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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