Lunar New Year gift ideas to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in 2023

In 2023 we celebrate the ‘Year of the Rabbit’ and look forward to another prosperous year full of hope and opportunity. Celebrate the Lunar New Year in style with our handy tips on what to gift your friends and family on this special holiday.

Red and Gold table setting with Renaissance Red collection

Lunar New Year gifts for friends & family

Colourful teaware on a purple table cloth

If you’re struggling to find the perfect Lunar New Year gift for your friends or family, here are some simple ideas to get you started.

  • Tea – Give the gift of delicious loose-leaf and bagged teas. At Wedgwood, we have an incredible selection of traditional and flavoured teas to treat those taste buds. Pair with a teapot or teacup and saucer for the ultimate tea gift.
  • Red and Gold – Gifts that are red and gold are the luckiest to  gift. These colours represent wealth and prosperity so bring good fortune to the gift receiver. Renaissance Red and Wonderlust Crimson Jewel are both great collections to gift.
  • Frames – Encapsulate their precious memories in a decadent gold frame, such as the stylishly modern Vera Wang With Love Gold frame.

Lunar New Year gift giving etiquette

Red and yellow tea setting

There are a few pieces of etiquette to remember when giving gifts on Lunar New Year.

  • Give gifts in pairs – It’s a common belief in China that good things should be in pairs, so give your gifts in pairs for extra gift giving kudos.
  • Remove the price tag – This may seem obvious, but remember to remove the price. If you leave the price on an expensive gift, this insinuates you are expecting something just as valuable in return.
  • Be mindful of colour – Red and gold are the best colours to gift at Lunar New Year. Try to avoid black and white gifts as these colours symbolise death.
  • Give gifts with two hands – When handing your gift to the receiver, use both hands to give the gift as this traditional custom shows respect and appreciation towards the act of gifting.

The best Wedgwood items to gift for Lunar New Year

Teacups and saucers filled with tea

If you follow the tips above, then you’ll be sure to make your gift receiver very happy. Here are a few gift ideas from Wedgwood to inspire you this Lunar New Year.

  • Renaissance Red – This collections features the lucky colours of red and gold, with plates, teapots, mugs and bowls decorated with this pattern, making excellent gifts for Lunar New Year.
  • Wedgwood Tea Collection – Tea is a wonderful gift to give to someone on Lunar New Year. Choose from loose leaf tea caddies or delicious flavoured tea bags for a tasty gift.
  • Teacups and saucers – Find a teacup and saucer pattern to match the receiver’s personality. A teacup and saucer is a great way to heighten anyone’s tea drinking moment, whether they’re having a solo cup in the morning, or enjoying an afternoon tea with friends.