Stay Bullish This Chinese New Year And Usher In The Iron Ox With These Delightful Festive Gift Ideas

Live it up this Luna New Year and celebrate the auspicious year of the Iron Ox with these gifting ideas for yourself and loved ones. These specially selected gifts are designed to get you charged and ready to go.

Burberry Year Of The Ox Limited Edition eyewear

Just when you thought you have maxed out on the amount of red on your wardrobe, along comes the snazziest pair of shades to amp up that new lunar year style. On the temples of this red acetate cat-eye frame you find a refreshed Thomas Burberry Monogram motif, naturally in yet another auspicious colour – gold. 

Buy Now For RM1,000

The Marks & Spencer Auspicious Occasions hamper 

For those continually tempted by the variety of biscuits and snacks on offer at Marks & Spencer food halls, this hamper is the answer with a staggering 19 different items in its assortment; ranging from biscuits to toffee and honey to coffee and tea. Available for purchases at Marks & Spencer Foodhall nationwide (except M&S Komtar JBCC) or delivery in West Malaysia. Last day of order is by 5 February with last day for delivery on 10 February

Buy Now For RM1,028

Royal Selangor Year Of The Ox figurine

A symbol of wealth, prosperity, diligence and perseverance, the Iron Ox takes over the Rat in this year’s Chinese lunar zodiac cycle. Spruce up your office table with this figurine from Royal Selangor, sculpted in pewter gilt with 24k gold, depicting the determined ox stepping onto a riverbank. Adorning its base of crimson bonded porcelain are abstract motifs of waves, rocks and clouds. 

Buy Now For RM1,200

Dyson Supersonic with red colourway

One of the fail-safe gifts for the year of the Iron Ox is the Dyson Supersonic. Why? Because it’s so incredibly useful and time saving that its recipient will thank you for it a thousand times over. To make it doubly festive, Dyson offers this “gift edition” in red/nickel. It offers all the great qualities of the Supersonic; quieter, fast, powerful and with an intelligent control of temperature to prevent extreme heat which may damage hair. 

Buy Now For RM1,799

Roberto Coin Ox charity pendant

Spare a thought for the four-legged friends with this limited edition Year of the Iron Ox pendant from Italian jewellery Roberto Coin. All proceeds from this piece (issued at 38 pieces worldwide) will be donated to SPCA Selangor, the custodian and carer for over 100 rescued furry friends. An optional adaptor, for you to wear this pendant as a charm bracelet, is also available for purchase at RM228.

Buy Now For RM2,288

John Walker & Sons King George V 

This indulgent Scotch is a perfect way to mark the beginning of spring, with its rich, creamy palate. Just for this Chinese New Year, it comes with a special pack featuring an artwork reminiscent of prosperity and myths, from Chinese knots and dotted coins to a soaring dragon. Its limited edition decanted also features red on its neck to match the occasion. 

Buy Now For RM2,436

Versace Ilus Medusa Amplified Print sneakers 

Made for the lady with plenty of sass, this pair of sneakers is just the sort of thing to bring colour into the new lunar year, considering what a damp squib the run up has been. On this unabashedly effervescent pair of kicks, the gold Medusa Amplified print and Italian craftsmanship using exceptional-quality leather will surely add pep into her stride. 

Buy Now For RM3,000

Zegna Suede Triple Stitch Sneakers

A subtler way to incorporate that most auspicious of colours in your attire is with this supremely comfortable and super versatile pair of Triple Stitch sneakers from Zegna. It’s a slip on for ease of wear, and adds panache to tailored suits equally well as it does casual weekend get ups. Its new renditions for this season include lighter colours including a rust red, browns, Artemisia green and shades of blue. 

Buy Now For €575

Christian Louboutin Vida Viva 

Another pair of kicks which we found that will bring an undoubted festive mood to your ensemble is the new Fizz colourway introduced on Christian Louboutin’s Vida Viva sneakers. Described as “a feel-good orange” you can bet this will make a real bold statement, particularly when the famous red soles is sighted, surely a welcome sign wherever you walk.

Buy Now For RM5,150

Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones

Luxurious and yet cutting-edge, these earphones offer noise-cancelling and ambient-listening modes. With all the calls we have to take in this day and age, it may be the perfect gift and accessory for a business associate or family member whom you know will be only too grateful to have a pair of earphones which adds pleasure to their daily grind.

Buy Now For RM5,200

Giorgio Armani Cupro jacket

Layer on that style this season with this Chinese New Year cupro jacket from the Upton line of Giorgio Armani. This single-breasted jacket is made in basketweave cupro, with flap patch pockets and classic lapels. It will also make you the coolest cat in town among the other scarlet-clad gentlemen.  

Buy Now For US$1,750

Montblanc High Artistry, Tribute to The Great Wall Meisterstuck Skeleton Limited Edition

In the hallowed halls of Montblanc’s writing instrument workshop, the century-old art has been elevated into the realm of objets d’art. Its early 2021 flourish pays tribute to the world’s longest man-made monument with five editions dedicated to the different cultural themes of the wall’s long history. The above Tribute to The Great Wall Meisterstuck Skeleton is limited to 333 editions and personifies the wall as a dragon protecting the country. Its Au750 solid yellow gold skeleton overlays is decorated with nine dragon motifs, both an auspicious number and a mythical creature of magic and power. 

Buy Now For €24,000: Call +603 2201 5605

Lead photo: Mae Mu and Karolina Kołodziejczak / Unsplash

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