This Chinese New Year, wish your dear ones good luck, fortune and happy times with a range of exciting gifts.
You can choose the red lanterns that come with pictures of Chinese characters and animals like the dragon or rabbit.
You should choose based on the animal represents that particular year in the Chinese zodiac calendar. Lanterns with floral motifs are a good choice for Chinese New Year gifts, as well.
One of the popular gifts for this special occasion is a clay hanger that includes a gourd and a lotus flower. Such a hanger may also have a double fish symbol and the Kanji symbol for good fortune.
The Chinese consider the gourd to be a symbol of longevity and it protects one from negative energy.The gourd also stands for figure 8 which is said to be quite powerful in Feng Shui.
The lotus flower is a symbol of the power and ability to rise even from the darkest moments in life.
The double fish is a sign of wealth and prosperity. So, this stylish present is sure to be appreciated by your dear ones.
A gift of money is something that elders in a family offer to juniors on Chinese New Year.
There goes the tradition of gifting money in small red and gold envelopes called Lai See.
Bright colors such as red and gold should be chosen because they represent good luck and prosperity.
One of the interesting Chinese New Year gifts is an exquisite piece of jewelry like a silver longevity pendant or a Chinese zodiac diamond necklace.
You can choose a sterling silver pendant that has the Chinese character for a long life (Shou) inscribed on it. If you are aware of your dear one's zodiac sign, get her a diamond necklace that reflects the sign.
A special keepsake box can make a great gift for one who is close to your heart.
You can get that special someone a jewelry box with the Chinese love symbol engraved on its lid.
Such a box can come with a mirror and velvet lining in the inner part of the box. If you look for such gifts online, you will be able to personalize them with the name of the recipient.
This Chinese New Year, get your loved ones the statues of the laughing Buddha which is the symbol of prosperity.
Alternatively, you can gift animal figurines like Jade horses, dragons, and elephants. Jade is the name of a deity in the ancient Taoist tradition. These can serve as beautiful pieces of home decor items.
Fresh fruits and flowers are widely used for home decor on this special occasion.
So, Chinese porcelain fruit bowls and flower vases gifted on New Year can actually delight our loved ones.
Alternately, you can present blue and white porcelain ginger jars to your near ones on this occasion.
Get your friends and family hand-painted wine glasses and let them celebrate New Year with some drinks and wine.
These plants have leaves that look like the Chinese gold ingots used in ancient times.
Such a plant is twisted in spirals to get rid of negative vibes and bring in positivity.
Since the plant can endure hardship, you can gift it to your dear ones and wish them good luck and encourage them to overcome all problems in life.
One of the Chinese New Year gifts that your dear ones will appreciate is a basket of fresh flowers that represent rebirth and new growth. Some of the flowers you can choose are peony, azalea, and narcissus.
Look for gift baskets that come with pretty blossoms and fruits like oranges and tangerines, and present them to your loved ones this New Year.
These not only symbolize good fortune and prosperity but also serve as great home decor items during the New Year festival.
Alternatively, a basket full of candies, peanut cake and crackers, fruit jelly, and cookies can make an exciting gift for this occasion.