Chinese New Year Gift Guide

The Chinese New Year celebration honours a long-standing tradition where families gather for a festive reunion dinner filled with an irresistible feast | Illustration by Briana Murphy for The Market Herald

Seasonal Gift Guide: 16 Gifts to Bring in the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival is the biggest festival in China. This once-in-a-year affair is not only about the decadent spread, but also it’s about fostering intergenerational family solidarity. It is a time for giving to express respect and affection. Here we’ve rounded up the top gifts for friends and loved ones to make this Chinese New Year celebration a truly magical affair.


Make every moment of your life shine with these rose gold, diamond, and carnelian earrings. Since the birth of this collection in 1990, each piece has displayed a playful feature, a symbol of the multiple facets of your personality. These jewellery creations have become a playground of self-expression with multiple ways to be worn; the diamond and rose gold studs, or with the gold or carnelian beads alone and even asymmetrically.

Piaget carnelian earrings
Piaget A$8,100.00 | Source: Piaget

Versace Medusa Red Teacup

The centrally placed head of Medusa decorates all cups, pots, service and breakfast plates of the collection ‘Medusa’. Various aristocratic colours, bright red, precious gold and black with lavish delicate design is the perfect gift reflective of the occasion.

Versace Medusa teacup
Versace Medusa teacup A$569.00 | Source: Versace

Gucci Tiger Collared Sweatshirt

This Gucci Tiger sweatshirt presents a reinterpretation of a late 1960s archival design by Vittorio Accornero—the artist and illustrator who created the House’s signature Flora print. The tiger, a motif often seen in Alessandro Michele’s collections, is an expression of the House’s fascination with the wild beauty of the natural world.

Gucci Tiger Sweatshirt
Gucci Tiger Sweatshirt, A$1,900.00 | Source: Gucci

Bredemeijer Shanghai Tea Set

Give the gift of a perfect brew with this Shanghai gift set from Bredemeijer. Crafted from cast iron, this set contains one teapot and two teacups, each finished in the colour red. Featuring a Japanese floral design and golden hue, this set is perfect for any tea lover.

Bredemeijer Shanghai Tea Set
Bredemeijer Shanghai Tea Set A$109.00 | Source: Amara

Letts of London

A richly ornate slim-sized diary, featuring a beautiful vintage floral design, embossed into the leather-look red cover is the perfect gift to give for anyone who wants to get organised this year.

Letts of London
Letts of London A$26.95 | Source: David Jones

John Walker & Sons King George V

John Walker & Sons King George V is a rare combination of exquisite whiskies, originally crafted to celebrate the first Royal Warrant granted to Johnnie Walker to supply Scotch whisky to the British Royal Household. Drawn from extremely precious, rare casks, every bottle of John Walker & Sons King George V contains irreplaceable whiskies from the now silent distillery of Port Ellen. It is an elegantly rich and creamy whisky that has precious rarity reflected in every drop.

John Walker & Sons King George V
John Walker & Sons King George V A$769.00 | Source: Supplied

Tiger Box

This masterfully crafted Tiger box honors the Chinese New Year with its playful animal mascot. The striking design is steeped in the House’s rich history and features iconic trunk corners, a Monogram Flower eye, and natural cowhide ears and tail. It can be displayed as a playful ornament on a shelf or table and used to store personal treasures.

Louis Vuitton Tiger Box
Louis Vuitton Tiger Box A$3,500.00 | Source: Louis Vuitton

Air Jordan 1 Low OG

Well, we know it’s a big celebration at home every time you get a new pair of sneakers. But, with these Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Chinese New Year” sneakers, it will be bigger than ever.

Air Jordan 1 Low OG
Air Jordan 1 Low OG A$991.00 | Source: Farfetch

Halcyon Days Chapel Royal Coasters

Protect your surfaces in style with these coasters from Halcyon Days. Inspired by the red fabric of the 17th-century tunics of ‘Children of the Chapel Royal’, this set will add a royal touch to any setting.

Halcyon Days Chapel Royal
Halcyon Days Chapel Royal A$125.57 | Source: Amara

L’Objet Cinnabar Candle

Fill your living space with the sweet & gently intoxicating fragrance of this Cinnabar scented candle by L’Objet. Encased in a striking red porcelain vessel decorated with 24K gold accents this candle will look stunning wherever it is placed. Once the candle has burned away you are left with a trinket box perfect for little curiosities. Presented in a decadent L’Objet gift box this scented candle is a wonderful luxury gift idea for any occasion.

L'Objet Cinnabar Candle
L’Objet Cinnabar Candle A$203.00 | Source: Amara

Godiva Carres Gift Box

Bring in the Lunar New Year 2022 with this limited edition GODIVA gift boxes celebrating the Year of the Tiger. A symbol of luck and prosperity for the Chinese New Year.

Godiva A$48.00 | Source: Supplied

Karen Moben Tiger Bouquet Cushion

Escape to the jungle with Karen Moben’s Tiger Bouquet bolster cushion. Featuring an embroidery design of tigers and zebras roaming the wild surrounded by decadent fruit and vivid florals, it will give any seating space an instant update.

Karen Moben Tiger Bouquet Cushion
Karen Moben Tiger Bouquet Cushion A$166.00 | Source: Amara

Longines Master Collection

As a traditional watchmaking company, Longines has been producing exceptional timepieces since the very beginning. The Longines Master Collection brings together the classical elegance and excellent quality which never cease to delight those who appreciate exceptional timepieces. 

Longines watch
Longines A$4,175.00 | Source: Longines

Luna New Year Versace Cardigan

Crafted from pure wool, this cropped cardigan features the La Greca print and gold-tone Medusa buttons. Specially designed for the 2022 Lunar New Year, the style has an embroidered tiger motif.

Versace Cardigan
Versace Cardigan A$1,600.00 | Source: Versace

Luna New Year Celebration Hamper

The Lunar New Year Celebration Hamper is the perfect gift Lunar New Year gift idea. Featuring an extravagant bottle of Mumm Champagne to celebrate prosperity, paired with an array of indulgent treats and a gorgeous orange and spice tea.

Celebration Hamper
Celebration Hamper A$149.00 | Source: Hampers with Bite

Versace Luna New Year Tiger Foulard

Made from silk twill, this Versace foulard features the exclusive tiger print, specially designed for the 2022 Lunar New Year – a delicate and sophisticated gift for anyone looking to ring in the year of the Tiger.

Versace Luna New Year Tiger Foulard
Versace Luna New Year Tiger Foulard A$840.00 | Source: Versace

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