Chinese New Year falls on Thursday February 19 and, this year, it’s the year of the sheep – or goat, depending on your attitude. According to our expert, the difference lies in the Chinese characters for the two animals – the goat’s symbol looks slightly fiercer, while the sheep is friendly. But, essentially, they are the same.
Any excuse to celebrate and give presents, as far as we’re concerned.
In Chinese culture, the colour red symbolises good fortune and joy, so it’s everywhere during Chinese New Year and other celebrations. Plus, it looks great in stylish bags from Kate Spade or Chanel, or to add a pop of colour via a Hackett belt or Maje coat.
Here are our picks of the best gifts for this Chinese New Year.
Choi Time Flowering Tea, £19.95 at Harvey Nichols
Chanel Leather Clutch, £630 at Chanel
DKNY T-shirt, £115 at Harvey Nichols
Lipstick Clutch, £245 at Lulu Guinness
Chelsea Square Hayden Bag, £370 at Kate Spade
Gaspar Coat, £345 at Maje
Christian Louboutin Cardholder, £265 at Harvey Nichols
Red Suede Belt, £75 at Hackett
Raf Simons X Stan Smith Trainer, £240 at Browns
Epping Spot ‘Self Tie’ Bow Tie, £59 at Thomas Pink
Leather Crocodile Key Ring, £335 at Fendi