Find a gift that they’ll love with our top present picks

In 2023, the Lunar New Year falls on 22 January to mark the start of the year of the Rabbit, a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture.

A time to spend with loved ones and share wishes of happiness, good fortune and prosperity, it can also be the perfect time for gift giving to show your affection and to coincide with the celebrations many have planned to see in the year ahead.

So, whether you’re looking to treat your friends or family, scroll on for a range of thoughtful Lunar New Year gift ideas sure to bring them an abundance of joy. From a dreamy diffuser to a dazzling designer palette that doubles up as a clutch (while oozing elegance) here are 10 of the best Lunar New Year gifts to give in 2023.

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10 of the best luxury presents to gift this Lunar New Year

Whether you’re looking for some gift inspiration for a loved one or just fancy rewarding yourself with a New Year treat, here are 10 of our favourites:

M‧A‧C Bestsellers 5-Piece Matte Lipstick Makeup Gift Set


• One x full-sized lipstick in shade Sugar Dada

• One x full-sized lipstick in shade Ruby Woo

• One x full-sized lipstick in shade Avant Garnet

• One x full-sized lipstick in shade Natural Born Leader

• One x full-sized lipstick in shade Diva

Nothing says luxury quite like a new lippy from M‧A‧C, and this gift set ups the ante even further thanks to the fact it contains a whopping five bestsellers. So, whether they’re a Ruby Woo or a Diva kinda gal, you’re sure to satiate their taste. Better yet? It’s ready to gift in a bow-topped, reusable keepsake box. What’s not to love? 

Versace Eros Flame Eau de Parfum

• Size: 100ml

• Fragrance family: citrus-amber-woody

If they love a rich, heady aftershave, then this bold number could be just the one. A single spritz against clean skin reveals top notes of Italian lemon, heart notes of pepperwood and base notes of mountain oak. Deliciously fiery without being overwhelming, it’s the perfect elegant evening fragrance.

Dior Rouge Dior Minaudière & Lipstick Holder – The Atelier of Dreams Limited Edition Lipstick Collection

• A clutch case with gold chain strap and lipstick holder

• One x Rouge Dior Lipstick and three exclusive Rouge Dior refills

Ideal for the beauty lover who ‘has it all’, this Dior Lipstick Holder (complete with gorgeous lip products) is the epitome of luxury. Beautifully sophisticated, we love the monogrammed clutch with golden chain strap – consider it the perfect accompaniment to a celebratory night out. And as for the products? We’re talking an array of rich, velvety pigments that feel beautiful on the lips. Mwah!

Lavazza Smeg Coffee Machine in Red

• 1250w power output

• Height-adjustable drip tray to suit all cup sizes

• Two coffee selections

• Three automated light alerts

• 0.9lt water tank capacity

Upgrade their morning cuppa with this coffee machine from Lavazza and Smeg that promises to help you make barista-style brews with minimal effort. Simply pop in a pod, choose between an espresso or long espresso, press the button and you’re good to go. Plus, it earns bonus points as the capsules are compostable – just what we like to hear.

Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum Spray

• Size: 100ml

• Fragrance family: amber chypre

Undeniably one of the most iconic fragrances ever, Tom Ford’s unisex Black Orchid is a cult classic that’s sure to evoke compliments galore. Think a beautifully rich and sensuous blend of black truffle, bergamot, sandalwood and dark chocolate that lasts long after they’ve left the dancefloor. Utter luxury, bottled, it’s the gold label (literally and figuratively) of scents. 

Clarins Body Care Essentials Collection


• One x Moisture Rich Body Lotion 200ml

• One x Hand and Nail Treatment Cream 30ml

• One x Exfoliating Body Scrub 30ml

• Presented in a beautiful red wash bag

• Worth over £48

Give the gift of self-care with this essentials collection from Clarins, which promises to help hydrate, smooth and moisturise from top-to-toe. Whether it’s the indulgent body lotion that nourishes dry skin, the hand and nail cream that beautifies tired mitts or the exfoliating body scrub that sloughs away dead cells, these beauty treats are fitting for new beginnings.

YSL Couture Colour Clutch Eyeshadow Palette

• Quilted, faux-leather eyeshadow clutch

• Gold-tone YSL logo

• 10 versatile eyeshadows

• Shimmery, satin and matte finishes

Seriously sparkly, this YSL eyeshadow palette clutch oozes glitz and glamour. The stunning collection of highly pigmented shadows are perfect for adding a pop of colour to your usual make-up look, from muted pinks and peaches suited to the day, to daring blacks and purples ideal for a dramatic evening look. And don’t get us started on the stunning clutch crafted from faux leather and studded with the iconic gold YSL logo.

Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Mini Fragrance Sticks

• Size: 70ml

Perfect for any home, these Ritual of Ayurveda fragrance sticks have been specially created with small rooms in mind. We like to leave ours in the hallway, where the beautiful fragrance of almond oil and Indian rose will help welcome guests as soon as they come through the door. 

Aromatherapy Associates Perfect Partners

• Contains two x 9ml oils

The power of aromatherapy isn’t to be sniffed at, if you’ll pardon the pun. Ideal for both relaxation and revitalisation, this must-have golden duo makes for the perfect gift – especially if your loved one is a fan of pampering. Just a drop massaged over wet skin helps invigorate the senses and provide a much needed pocket of peace. 

Sanctuary Spa Driftwood & Sea Spray Diffuser

• Notes of fresh beachside sage, salty white waves, sweet citrus fruits & sun-stained driftwood

There’s no denying that a beautifully scented gift is always well received, and this Sanctuary Spa diffuser is definitely on the more affordable side. Bursting with top notes of sage and citrus, this diffuser is perfect for continuously scenting your home, with fragrance evaporating into the air via the porous reeds.

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