According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the holiday season isn’t over just yet
Starting January 22, 2023, you can welcome in the Year of the Rabbit. Lunar New Year is a symbol of fresh starts—and the rabbit in particular promises a year filled with peace and prosperity. This celebration centres around visiting family and friends, so don’t show up empty-handed.
Here are our favourite bunny-approved gifts for 2023...
1. Rosée du Matin Rose Gold and Ruby Horizontal Bar Pendant by Birks, $1,200
BirksA stylish, modern interpretation of Lunar New Year’s lucky red, this 0.19-karat ruby horizontal bar pendant is crafted with 18-karat rose gold and adds a glimmer of joyful colour to any outfit.
2. Limited Edition First Care Activating Serum by Sulwhasoo, $195Sulwhasoo
Sulwhasoo’s cult favourite is available in an extra-large size for Lunar New Year. This serum hydrates, nourishes, visibly firms and helps boost the absorption of subsequent products. It is applied as the first step following cleansing, and helps to reduce wrinkles and brighten the skin. Fun fact: one bottle is sold every seven seconds.
3. Men’s Loafer by Gucci, $1,425Gucci*
Shoes are a traditional gift during the Lunar New Year and these black leather loafers come with blue and green bunny designs (and they wouldn’t be Gucci without the iconic green and red web and interlocking Gs). The heel height is 1.4 inches and while they come in men’s sizing, they’re perfect for any gender.
4. Year of the Rabbit Gift Box by Purdys, $23Purdys
Sweets are always a welcome gift during Lunar New Year celebrations and this limited-edition gift box is complete with a bunny on top. Made with sustainable cocoa, these chocolates will spoil your loved ones with an indulgent treat while you wish them good luck and fortune. The box of 16 contains some of Purdys’ bestsellers, like mini hedgehogs, Himalayan pink salt caramels and petit chocolat.
5. Lip Maestro Set by Giorgio Armani, $170Giorgio Armani
Lunar New Year festivities involve a lot of eating, so this limited edition set of Giorgio Armani’s award-winning, long-lasting lip colours makes for a perfect gift. The set-it-and-forget-it formula imparts an intense depth of colour while giving lips ultimate comfort. This set includes five full-size liquid lipsticks in Armani's best-selling shades, housed in a luxurious (and lucky) red pouch.
6. Refillable Magic Cream (Lunar New Year Edition) by Charlotte Tilbury, $125
This award-winning moisturizer is a beautiful gift for the festival season. Adorned in a limited-edition blossom print, the faceted jar looks prettier than ever. This cream can be used every day on the face and neck after cleansing to hydrate and plump your skin.
7. Lunar New Year Perfume Set and Silk Scarf GWP by Creed, $275Creed
From French luxury label Creed, this beautiful gold-foiled box contains three of the house’s signature scents: Aventus, Silver Mountain Water and Millésime Impérial. The 100 percent silk scarf has hand-rolled edges and features a handsome white rabbit nestled amongst peonies, expressing prosperity, love and beauty.
8. Johnnie Walker Blue Label X Angel Chen Limited Edition Bottle, $399.95Johnnie Walker
This exclusive Year of the Rabbit bottle from Johnny Walker is the perfect gift for the whisky lover in your life. A partnership with fashion designer, Angel Chen, this collector's edition features "a dynamic, modern interpretation of 2023’s zodiac animal: the sprightly rabbit."
Available at BC Liquor
Event: Eight Lucky Ways to Welcome the Year of the Rabbit at Metropolis at MetrotownMetropolis at Metrotown
B.C.’s largest shopping centre transforms into a cultural celebration hub for Chinese New Year. From January 22 through February 5, Metropolis at Metrotown will host live entertainment, atmospheric decor, and a variety of cultural workshops. Guarantee an auspicious start to the Year of the Rabbit by participating in events such as watching the lion dance, getting your picture taken with the god of wealth, or indulging in traditional Lunar New Year feasts and snacks.
Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at Metropolis at Metrotown run from January 22 to February 5, 2023. The shopping centre is open from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More information online
*Note: Bureau Veritas, an accredited third party, monitored the entire Gucci campaign shoot to ensure that all animals were properly cared for and kept safe. Bureau Veritas verified that no animals were harmed.