While Western nations pop the champagne corks at midnight on January 1, the date for Lunar New Year moves every year with moon cycles.
The Year of the Ox, represents – strength, resilience, and honesty, the perfect role model for those looking to make a fresh start and, accordingly, designers have found inspiration in this noble animal and as we usher in the Chinese Lunar New Year this Friday, February 12, we put together a list of luxury gifts to treat your loved ones – and yourself – and welcome the Year of the Ox in style.
Here are some of the best luxury gifts for Chinese New Year 2021.
Chinese New Year Nike Air Jordan 1 Low
Every year, Nike releases one or several Chinese New Year-themed sneakers. And every year, it is one of the most sought after drops.
The sneaker is a perfect blend of AJ’s classic black and red colorway with ox-themed embroidery and gold detailing. An auspicious rope, which is finished with gold knots at its end, completes this beautiful AJ 1 Low.
Louis Vuitton Chinese New Year Tambour Horizon Monogram Eclipse, oh and for added value ‘Bag Charm and Key Holder’
When it comes to Year of the Ox watches, the luxury house offers a whimsical take on its timepiece, courtesy of its Tambour Horizon Monogram Eclipse smartwatch. Wearers can opt for one of the 12 illustrated themed dials featuring the animals presented on a red monogram background. Each zodiac is also featured carrying the brand’s monogrammed bag.
The Chinese New Year bag charm and key holder features an ox-shaped charm, expertly crafted from an elegant combination of calf leather and iconic Monogram canvas. Mink fur accents and LV studs add an additional layer of luxury to this dual-function piece. Expert craftsmanship is displayed in the finely engraved LV signature on the snap hook and ring.
A handbag with a red envelope tucked inside is an unbeatable Lunar New Year gift combo. Gucci teams up with beloved Asian cartoon character, Doraemon while Dior interprets the holiday with a hibiscus “Chinese Rose” print.
Christian Dior has also launched an exclusive men’s capsule reinterpreting the powerful creative dialogue between Kim Jones and the artist Shawn Stussy.
Burberry 2021 Chinese New Year Capsule Collection
Fashion house BURBERRY presented their 2021 Chinese New Year Capsule Collection – The Year of the Ox – inspired by the Chinese zodiac. The limited-edition collection pays tribute to nature. Supermodel Liu Wen teams up with Wang Xiangguo for the campaign lensed by fashion photographer Feng Li.
Fendi’s Dope Lunar New Year Collection
It’s the year of the Ox and Fendi is here to help you bring in the new year the right way. The brand presents a range of ready-to-wear pieces including knitwear, leather goods, accessories, and shoes.
Dr Martens CNY 1461
Iconic Docs, known for their classic leather boots and chunky-soled oxfords, is releasing a limited-edition 1461 to welcome the Year of the Ox. The smooth black leather oxford-style shoes are inspired by jade, the gemstone that symbolises prosperity, success, and good luck. 1461 is decorated with jade-colored shoe holes and stitching, and a green-colored totem inspired by the wave movement of the sea. Finishing off the look for these 1461s is a jade pendant charm hanging on the side of the shoes. If it brings luck every time you tap the shoes then any Doc Martens fan – or non-fan – will love a pair of these soles to add to their collection.
Apple CNY AirPods Pro
Because your current AirPods ain’t good enough for CNY, to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year, Apple has launched a limited edition pair of AirPods Pro with a charging case that features a newly designed ox emoji.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, this limited-edition continues Johnnie Walker’s Zodiac Series with a majestic golden ox adorning the packaging design. Illustrated by award-winning Chinese artist Shirley Gong, the ox represents diligence and honesty and also symbolises prosperity and growth to welcome in the New Year.
The rare casks used in the blending of Johnnie Walker Blue Label are drawn from the largest reserves of whisky in the world. The casks are hand-selected and set aside for their exceptional quality, character, and flavour.
Hennessy XO CNY 2021 Limited Edition
French Cognac brand Hennessy dipped its toes in the CNY celebration with Hennessy XO 2021 New Year limited edition to welcome the Year of the Ox