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9 best Lunar New Year gifts to celebrate the Year of the Dragon

Our favourite limited-edition products for Lunar New Year 2024.

On February 10, the Year of the Dragon will begin, and designers and craftspeople the world over have released limited-edition products to celebrate. As the only mythical animal in the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is unique – and has inspired artists for centuries. The dragon is seen to embrace power, energy and good luck. We’ve also done a round-up of edible gifts – from Lunar New Year-inspired cookies to coffee to cognac.

A red Stanley tumbler and a white one with a dragon scale pattern at the base
Year of the Dragon Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler,
Stanley

Stanley quenchers aren’t just ultra-trendy – they’re built to last for life and keep drinks cold for a minimum of nine hours. Their limited-edition design for Lunar New Year is inspired by dragon scales, with a pattern of abstract camellia flowers and sakura blossoms to welcome the start of spring.

$46
A rotating serving dish with a red and white dragon design
Lunar New Year Lazy Susan,
Pottery Barn

The perfect gift for your Lunar New Year host, this Pottery Barn lazy Susan has five sections for snacks and a rotating base to make serving easy. The stoneware dishes have a red glaze decal finish, but it’s the stoneware dragon that’s the crowning glory.

$194
A wok with wooden accessories, three canisters of sauce and a red gift box
Saucy Hot Wok Set,
Our Place x Fly By Jing

A collaboration between artisanal hot sauce company Fly By Jing and Our Place, the Lunar New Year limited-edition set features Our Place’s 12-inch carbon steel wok (built to withstand “fire-breathing dragon-levels of heat”) and comes with Fly by Jing’s Triple Threat Set, which includes Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce and Chengdu Crunch.

$170 U.S.
A red braiser with a dragon lid engraved in the lid
Enameled Cast Iron Braiser with Dragon Lid,
Staub

Staub‘s cherry red braiser features an embossed dragon circling the lid, and are available in a bright cherry red or a deeper cranberry shade. The heavyweight cast-iron pot has a domed lit with self-basting spikes that collect and return moisture, so your food turns out tender and juicy.

$290
A pair of black chopsticks resting on a small silver dragon
2024 Year of the Dragon Chopsticks & Rest Set,
Royal Selangor

The Malaysian pewter specialists at Royal Selangor release a range of Lunar New Year tableware each year, and the lineup for the year of the dragon includes an elegant pair of black chopsticks encircled with coiling pewter dragons. A miniature dragon chopstick rest finishes off the set.

$100
A mug and two tumblers decorated with a white dragon
Year of the Wood Dragon Collection,
Starbucks

The iridescent glaze of Starbucks’ limited-edition wood dragon tea mug is reminiscent of antique lusterware, while the cold cup and tumbler have dragon designs celebrating good fortune in the year to come. 

From $17 U.S.
A coral-coloured candle with three wicks
Iced Dragonfruit Tea Candle,
Bath & Body Works

Usher in the Year of the Dragon with Bath and Body Works‘ Iced Dragonfruit Tea scent. This three-wick scented candle burns for up to 45 hours and will fill any room with the fragrance of pink dragonfruit, green tea and lemonade.

$27.50

white plate with red chinese symbol

Mercer Lunar New Year Salad Plate
Crate and Barrel
An elegant, small red Chinese character – “fu” – representing prosperity and luck, is stamped directly in the middle of this coupe-shaped glazed porcelain salad plate. Bold red linen napkins embroidered with the same character are also available.
$10.95
A red and light wood tray and a red trivet
Fössta Collection,
Ikea

The new limited-edition line from Ikea marks the Year of the Dragon with a variety of affordable but stylish home goods, including a range of kitchen and dining products like chopsticks, place mats, serving trays and a trivet shaped like a red persimmon leaf (a symbol of wealth, success and happiness).

From $3

 

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