39 Best Gifts for Lunar New Year 2023

gifts for the lunar new year


You have already celebrated one new year. Now you get a second chance for a fresh start: as of Sunday, January 22, the Lunar New Year begins with the Year of the Rabbit. Associated with the lunar calendar, it marks the first new moon, with festive gatherings occurring among cultures in East and Southeast Asia and beyond. Many start it with gatherings full of food and drink, new clothes and gifts; in particular, brands such as Fendi, Bottega Veneta and Tatcha are having fun with unique limited edition collections made especially for the occasion. We asked a few people who will be welcoming the Lunar New Year for their favorite gifts. Here’s what Daniel Martin, Jin Soon Choi, Chriselle Lim and more have to offer—and some things we’re expecting ourselves.

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Sandy Liang

Jade Terminator bunny necklace

Pearl River Mart

Chili box

J Jason Wu

Mini rice cooker


Flower collection for tasting

From Ava

Durable leather elixir pouch

Then I met you

Living Sea Cleansing Tonic

Oscar de la Renta

Mini floral crystal shoulder bag


Hair conditioner

Fly By Jing

Hot Pot Starter Set


Hot + spicy chili peppers


Chinese red envelopes

A recipe for shine

Moisture Barrier Cleanser with Avocado Ceramide

Clarkson Potter

Korean American: Food that tastes like home


A minimalist moisturizing cream

Clé de Peau

Limited edition serum


Double lucky set

Y Late

Argan + Rose moisturizing hand cream


The Essence – limited edition


Rouge Dior – limited edition for the Lunar New Year

Olivia von Halle

Lila Blessing silk satin pajama set


Gancini card holder

Brooks Brothers

Women’s Lunar New Year Jacquard Cardigan

Self portrait

Midi stretch crepe dress

Estee Lauder

Limited Edition Lunar New Year Lipstick


Baguette Capsule for the Lunar New Year

Charlotte Tilbury

Limited Edition Airbrush Flawless Finish


The Ruyi Akoya collection of cultured pearl necklaces


Tangerine Boy body lotion


Lunar New Year in Capri


Monarch by VistaPrint Hoodie

1st dibs

English Staffordshire Chinoiserie Blue Willow Plate

Marc Jacobs

Leather continental bracelet with monogram

Kathleen Hou is the beauty director of Elle magazine.

Deputy editor
Claire Stern is the deputy editor of ELLE.com.

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