It is almost the start of the Lunar New Year in many cultures. It’s the Year of the Rabbit, which on its face doesn’t sound all that conducive to generating lots of elegant luxury gift options. But never underestimate the creativity of the world’s luxury brands. Turns out that rabbits can be incredibly chic. Here’s our curated list of the best luxury limited edition gifts – corporate and personal – for the 2023 Chinese Lunar New Year 2023, the Year of the Rabbit. From beauty and fashion to fine watches and gourmet food, there’s a perfect luxury gift here for everyone on your list.
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A quarter of the world’s population is getting ready to celebrate Lunar New Year on January 22, 2023. It’s the Year of the Rabbit, historically known as the most gentle and tender of the twelve zodiac animals. Hong Kong-based Chinese and Western astrologer Jupiter Lai expects the overall energy of 2023 to be peaceful and calm, as people look “for a more balanced life.” Above all, the Year of the Rabbit is predicted to be a year of hope because the rabbit has been long a symbol of peace, prosperity, and longevity.
To start the year auspiciously, one must master the art of gift-giving. All the major luxury designer brands now have Lunar New Year capsule collections and we love rounding up the best in beauty, fashion apparel, handbags, gourmet food, sneakers, timepieces, and beauty. This year, we’ve also included AAPI-owned brands to support wherever possible. If you’re looking for a commemorative memento or gift to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, here is the ultimate luxury Lunar New Year gift guide.
A handbag with a red envelope tucked inside is an unbeatable Lunar New Year gift combo. The Hammock Nugget epitomizes the gentle and serene nature of a bunny in Loewe’s beloved multi-functional hammock design.
BUY NOW – $3,200.00.
2. Tory Burch
Playful yet sophisticated, this mini bucket bag is adorned with a pixelated rabbit design and carrot charm in celebration of Lunar New Year. Look inside — the pop of chartreuse lining completes the spring-in-your-step look.
BUY NOW – $598.00.
If the joyful color combos don’t catch your eye, the adorable Miffy cartoon will. The British heritage brand has teamed up with the beloved Dutch rabbit for a whimsical Lunar New Year series of bags and accessories. If we had to pick just one, it’s this timeless Bayswater tote in vibrant green.
BUY NOW – $930.00.
Dior’s collab with Venice Beach-based, ERL gives us auspicious red with a fuzzy rabbit motif. This tee with a gold-tone embroidered logo and rabbit patch coming out of the chest pocket is appropriately festive but easy-to-wear.
BUY NOW – $890.00.
Hop into the New Year in a luxurious Italian-woven silk crepe de chine blouse patterned with a romantic rabbit-heart motif.
BUY NOW – $1,350.00.
You can’t go wrong with red — the color of good fortune and joy. Han Chong, the Malaysian-born designer imbues his Lunar New Year collection with traditional elements in modern cuts and the label’s signature guipure lace.
BUY NOW – $465.00.
7 . Gucci
Step out in style with these bunny ear-inspired sling-back pumps that ooze retro-chic vibes. We love them paired with a LBD or to add feminine whimsy to a pantsuit.
BUY NOW – $868.00.
Every year sneakerheads await Nike’s Lunar New Year editions of their Air Jordans and Dunk Lows. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the iterations including furry textures and the Chinese symbol for “Rabbit.”
These exclusive Dior BY ERL low-tops commemorating the Year of the Rabbit are a House essential. Featuring the iconic Dior Oblique Galaxy motif, these festive sneakers elevate any New Year outfit.
BUY NOW – $1,400.00.
10. Harry Winston
You’ll need good fortune and prosperity to get one of these 8 limited edition watches! 89 brilliant-cut diamonds, 4 marquise diamonds, and one emerald-cut diamond adorn this opulent timepiece on a high-gloss red alligator strap.
BUY NOW – price upon request.
Master enameller Anita Porchet, portrays two luminous white rabbits in painted enamel on Piaget’s watch that’s edged in shimmering gold and set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds.
BUY NOW – $71,000.00.
Paying homage to Lunar New Year, this exquisite design features six playful, leaping rabbits set against a background of fluffy clouds, lucky bamboo, and blossoms. The white gold case is highlighted with an auspicious 88 white diamonds.
BUY NOW – price upon request.
After learning about natural skincare secrets from a geisha, Founder Vicky Tsai was inspired to bring the formulas to the American market. This essence in a Lunar New Year edition bottle contains the skincare-boosting treatment of 100 percent Hadasei-3™, a trio of fermented Japanese superfoods proven to hydrate, resurface, soften, and plump skin.
BUY NOW – $110.00.
The luxury K-beauty brand fetes the New Year with a limited edition bottle of their Anti-Aging First Care Activating Serum. A blend of five precious Korean herbs improves hydration, brightness, radiance, and visible wrinkles so you can start the New Year fresh-faced.
BUY NOW – $150.00.
15. Pat McGrath Labs
Lunar New Year calls for embracing bright colors. This limited-edition palette includes saturated bronze and copper tones in a variety of textures for that luminous glow.
BUY NOW – $58.00.
Gourmet food and drink
16. Ice Cream Jubilee
Attorney-turned-ice cream maker, Victoria Lai, started experimenting with novel flavors using all-natural ingredients in her home kitchen. Now the DC-based brand has expanded into gourmet shops around the country. This Limited Edition pack of Jubilee ice creams is perfect for Lunar New Year’s gatherings with festive Asian flavors: Dan Tat Brulee, Miso Caramel Peanut Cookies, Red Bean Almond Cookie, Roasted Barley Tea, and Pear Plum Wine Sorbet.
BUY NOW – $99.95 for 5 pints.
17. Fly by Jing
Jing Gao, a chef and entrepreneur, founded Fly by Jing, a line of pantry staples inspired by her hometown of Chengdu in China. This hot pot starter kit sets up to 6 guests with a traditional Lunar New Year meal.
BUY NOW – $135.00.
18. Nguyen Coffee
Founded in 2018 by 1st generation entrepreneur-activist Sahra Nguyen, Nguyen Coffee prioritizes direct-trade relationships with Vietnamese farmers and brings their beans to roast in Brooklyn, New York. This trio is for dark roast coffee lovers.
BUY NOW – $48.00.
luxury gifts for lunar new year 2023
There you have it — 18 luxury gifts to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate. Wishing you lots of good fortune this year!