Falling on the first day of a new moon, the Year of the Rooster starts on 28 January, with festivities for the Chinese New Year running until 11 February.
And one of the best ways to spread happiness during the Chinese New Year is to shower your loved ones with rooster-themed gifts.
Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of gifts for the upcoming Year of the Rooster.
Giorgio Armani has created a special edition version of its Le Sac 11 handbags, available in white with contrasting black handles, sides and closure and black with white details. The bags come in medium and small sizes. Armani has also released accessories for the Year of the Rooster, including a red handbag, a gift box containing a reversible black and cherry belt and a red calfskin Le Sac 11 handbag.
For those who enjoy a smoky New Year, Davidoff has released luxury cigars made from flawless premium Ecuadorian Habano wrapper on top of the rarest and finest strains of aged Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. They are the same size as the cigars released in 2006 as part of the 100th birthday celebration of the company’s late founder, Zino Davidoff. A matching set of accessories has also been released, including a double guillotine cutter and a red leather cigar case. Davidoff has only released 8,000 boxes worldwide.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label has continued its tradition of releasing special edition bottles based on the Chinese zodiac — it started with the horse in 2014 and continued with the ram and monkey in 2015 and 2016 — with an illustrated and packaged bottle featuring a rooster. The 750ml bottle is just the ticket to help get your friends and family in the New Year spirit.
Not everyone ushers in the New Year with alcohol. For those who prefer to celebrate the Year of the Rooster in a non-alcoholic way, Tea WG has launched the Morning Rooster Tea, a blend of black tea and green tea. The Morning Rooster Tea has silver tips and notes of jasmine, morning rose and orchard fruit. The tea comes in an emerald-hued box.
YSL’s Chinese New Year Collector Palette symbolises wealth and joy on its outer case with vivid red lacquer and a gold YSL logo. Once you open the box, the palette has two variations of wearable peach to give your complexion a warm, fresh glow, and are synonymous with fresh starts and optimistic outcomes. The palette can be used with one big brush to blend and sweep the blush across the face, or each of the two tones can be used separately.
Inspired by lucky symbols usually associated with the Chinese New Year, Links of London has created three new charms. The Sycee charm is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. The Coin keepsake is used in feng shui and will ward off misfortune and the Happiness charm, adorned with an orchid, will hopefully bring you good luck. The 18-carat gold vermeil charms are detailed with red enamel. Links of London has also released a Dancing Lion Charm crafted in sterling silver, 18-carat gold vermeil and red enamel.
Baccarat has launched three limited edition Chevalier Rooster figurines in an art deco style. The Chevalier Rooster embodies a sense of art deco charm, while the Zodiaque collection offers red and clear versions. The figurines were designed by Georges Chevalier.
Moncler’s special edition jackets for men and women are ideal for Chinese New Year, with their fire red colour and gold highlights. The jackets also come with a tasteful tribute to the Year of the Rooster in the form of a Rooster brocade print on the women’s jacket and an embroidered Rooster motif on the back panel of the men’s design. Both jackets are reversible.
Written by Andrew Scott