The colour red plays a significant role in Lunar New Year tradition, and it’s why people are often clad in red during these celebrations. Not only is the colour associated with prosperity, good fortune and protection from evil spirits, but red is considered one of the luckiest colours for the Year of the Rabbit – a year of auspiciousness, vigilance, longevity and hope, to name a few. In honour of the Lunar New Year’s most festive colour, we created an all-red gift guide to help you bring good fortune to all your loved ones. –Christina Armanious
Lele Sadoughi Lunar New Year Rabbit Knotted Headband. This limited-edition hand-embellished headband with rabbit charms and red crystals exudes elegance and beauty, two traits associated with the rabbit.
Shiseido Lunar New Year Power Infusing Concentrate. Perfect for all skin types, this hydrating and anti-aging serum from Shiseido comes elegantly packaged in a limited edition Lunar New Year design.
Fossil Lunar New Year Eco-Leather Red Watch. This exclusively designed watch from Fossil includes a reversible, rotating case–one side embellished with halos of hand-set crystals, and the other side, an enamel-filled rabbit. Every watch in Fossil’s Lunar New Year collection comes packaged in a specially designed tin.
Oribe Lunar New Year Signature Hair Set. Oribe’s limited edition hair set, complete with their signature shampoo, conditioner and Gold Lust hair oil, comes encased in a red box with gold-foiling and a floral motif to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.
Estée Lauder Lunar New Year Limited Edition Lipstick. Inspired by the Year of the Rabbit, Estee Lauder released a limited edition red lipstick with a floral motif printed on the lipstick itself; its cover is just as cute with a rabbit placed on its metallic red and gold case.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Rabbit Scarf. This pure silk monogram scarf features rabbits wearing Louis Vuitton accessories and an encompassing blossom pattern–a traditional flower celebrated in the Lunar New Year. This scarf is a great accessory, not only for your neck, but to tie around your hair or purse.
Fossil Lunar New Year Accessory Collection. Fossil’s Lunar New Year collection includes a variety of red accessories–from zip clutches, coin pouches, wristlets, and card and envelope holders–which are reminiscent of the traditional red envelopes exchanged during the Lunar New Year.
Tory Burch Cashmere Rabbit Sweater. An ode to the luckiest Chinese zodiac animal, Tory Burch dropped this cosy red boyfriend sweater with pixelated white rabbits. This festive sweater, made with high-end Italian cashmere, can be worn over a dress, a skirt, or even jeans for a more casual look.
My Melody Lunar New Year Gift Set. This limited-edition keepsake box includes a folding fan for good luck, confetti shakers shaped like red envelopes for prosperity, and plum blossom seeds for hope. Inside each of the six drawers in this box set are a variety of high-quality sweet treats imported from France. We can’t think of a better way to usher in the Year of the Rabbit than on a sweet note!
Bottega Veneta Red Triangle Key Ring. This decorative red keychain is a nod to traditional Chinese knots, which are believed to ward off evil spirits and are associated with good fortune, longevity and prosperity.
Danier Red Leather Gloves. Since the Lunar New Year always takes place in the winter, why not buy someone a pair or festive red gloves they’ll use all the time? Talk about good fortune in the palm of your hands.
Swarovski Red Gold-Tone Plated Ring. This majestic cocktail ring includes a double band with unique red triangle-cut stones, creating a kaleidoscope effect from every angle. Emblazoned with delicate floral shapes on the outer corners of the stone, this precious showpiece is the perfect gift to help ring in the Lunar New Year (sorry).
Marc Jacobs Red Leather Tote Bag. This suddenly-everywhere Marc Jacobs leather tote bag comes in a bright tomato red colour, and is the perfect everyday bag for that person in your life who doesn’t like to blend in with the crowd.
Versace Lunar New Year Edition Sunglasses. These special-edition Versace Lunar New Year sunglasses feature thick red frames with gold chain temples, honouring the most festive colours associated with Lunar celebrations.
“The Reds” Fenty Beauty Refillable Lipstick Collection. Fenty Beauty recently extended their Icon Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick collection to include three new fiery red shades, “Freak-Went Flyer,” “Danger Danc’r” and “Kissin’ Kutie.” “The Reds” collection will help you make the ultimate makeup statement this Lunar New Year, while also giving your lips the moisture it needs with vitamin C, E, and hyaluronic acid, to name a few.
Fresh Limited-Edition LNY Products. Chinese paper-cutting artist Qiu Jia has designed two iconic Fresh products for Lunar New Year, signifying prosperity and a bright future. Paper cutting is one of the oldest handcrafts in China, and it is a type of traditional folk art that came on the heels of the invention of the country’s paper during the Han Dynasty. The limited-edition products featuring these designs are the Black Tea Firming Peptide Overnight Mask and the Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence.
NARS Lunar New Year Collection. Start the New Year bolder than ever with a coveted, limited-edition collection from NARS. The range includes a Light-Reflecting Setting Powder Set and a Brush Set, in festive red and gold packaging.