This article is part of our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, curated with love by our professional team of gifting experts. To learn more about how you can use the magic of Snappy to easily send the perfect gift to everyone on your list, click here
The Lunar New Year is right around the corner, coming up on Jan 22nd. It's the most important holiday in Chinese culture and in many Asian countries and communities, with gift-giving playing a meaningful part of the holiday. Celebrated by over 2 billion people worldwide, It is an important occasion celebrate with employees and clients that come from these cultural backgrounds.
Also known as the Chinese New Year, the holiday is a time of regeneration, good luck, and well-wishes.
As a business, acknowledging the Lunar New Year is an important way to make employees or clients of Asian heritage feel included and celebrated. By sending a Lunar New Year gift, you are not only creating positive feelings of gratitude and appreciation, but also showing respect and promoting diversity.
In this gift guide, we've got ten great Lunar New Year gifts ideas you can send clients and employees this year to show your appreciation for them and their culture. The best part - you don't need to choose which gift to send. Simply send as a collection and let your recipients choose the gift they feel most excited about!
Knowing the best and most appropriate gift for this special holiday can be difficult without knowing the culture well. So our team of gifting experts has created a specially curated collection to ensure you can easily show acknowledgment and appreciation of this culturally important festival to your employees or clients with one click.
While this specific collection is available in the US only, we also offer other excellent Lunar New Year choices in our global China collection so you can celebrate with your international workers. The following ten gifts are beautifully crafted and perfectly suited to the Lunar New Year’s themes and motifs. Handpicked by our team of experts with some sourced from AAPI businesses, this is one fabulous collection for a great lunar new year.
The Chinese New Year, or the Lunar New Year, will be celebrated on January 22nd, 2023. It will be the year of the rabbit according to the Chinese zodiac, which assigns each year to one of 12 animals. The rabbit is associated with peace, prosperity, and longevity, making 2023 a year of hope.
The peak of the holiday celebrations is considered the Lantern Festival, an electrifying parade held in many locations worldwide in which people release paper lanterns and watch the dances of supersized dragons and lions. It’s a dazzling thing to experience.
Important dates to remember for Lunar New Year 2023 include:
With Snappy, sending a Lunar New Year gift is a breeze whether you have one recipient or hundreds . Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be good to go.
Your Lunar New Year gift wouldn’t be complete without including a heartfelt, personal message to go along with it! Not sure exactly what to write? Here are five messages you can use for inspiration.
Once you’ve gotten Snappy set up for your Lunar New Year gift, you’ll be able to easily send future gifts with just a few clicks. This way, you can make sure that you recognize every important cultural holiday, festival, and occasion that your employees or clients might observe.
Each gift you send through Snappy will have the same awesome features, including:
This way, you can continue to spread joy and celebrate diversity by recognizing each culture’s most important holidays with a meaningful gift.
The perfect gift for Star Wars lovers of all ages! This fun popcorn maker looks just like Artoo and even comes with a matching bowl to make your next movie night that much better.
Perfect for: popcorn with a fun twist
This charming incense holder comes in the shape of the rabbit, 2023’s Chinese zodiac animal. Made from ceramic, it’s perfect for burning both stick and cone incense. Add a grounding scent to your space while supporting an AAPI-owned business.
Got a sweet tooth? This handcrafted, limited edition Lunar New Year bento box will hit the spot. Coming with two pieces of delicious candy goodness, it’s a stunning keepsake you’ll want to hold onto for years and years.
The ionvac Cordless Vacuum cleaner is designed to pick up dust, debris, pet hair and dirt from the smallest crevices on any surface, hard floor or carpet. Its cordless function and incredible powerful suction make cleaning your carpet or car a breeze, great for tackling messes and new year cleaning.
An inspiring set of floral teas, this set includes a line of trio petite flowers that took The Qi over a year to taste, source, and create. It also comes in a beautiful customized hand-painted watercolor gift box inspired by the flowers themselves.
Capable of housing up to six 12-ounce cans or four 16.9-ounce bottles of your favorite beverage, this sleek cooler utilizes state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly technology.
For a tasty twist you can do no better than this. The Triple Threat includes Fly by Jing's best-selling trio of addictive Sichuan Sauces. All are meticulously crafted in Chengdu and good on everything.
In celebration of Lunar New Year, this vibrant porcelain platter features an animal and creature with significant meaning in Chinese culture. A phoenix on a traditional backdrop pops off this platter, which boasts bright gold accents to make any meal more festive.
The Mino X has been awarded with the prestigious 2020 Red Dot Product Design Award for its ergonomic shape, innovative performance, and high-quality sound. Its beautiful red color makes it a great choice for channeling good fortune on Lunar New Year.
This fun kit adds some sparkle and delectable flavor to any celebration! Create a mixologist-inspired craft cocktail, mimosa or mocktail instantly with these handcrafted, naturally infused flavored sugar cubes by Teaspressa!
Set the table for a spectacular Lunar New Year celebration. Featuring intricately detailed and vibrantly colored designs, these bowls showcase four auspicious animals of Chinese culture. The durable porcelain bowls are ideally sized for rice and have gold-tone rims that make any meal shine.
Talk about a great way to start a new job! Can there be a better pairing than chocolate and coffee? Discover secrets to tasting chocolate and coffee, and how a pairing of them works with this welcoming box.
The Arkose Backpack features 12 storage zones including padded laptop and tablet pockets. The outer shell is made from durable weatherproof recycled nylon to keep belongings safe.
This fun traveler power bank not only has your back when your phone decides to die but also comes with a built-in hand warmer, warming up frozen fingers in a flash. Take this power bank hand warmer with you every time you need some extra battery life and warmth.
This modern vacuum-insulated water bottle made from thick stainless steel keeps any drink cold for 24 hours & hot for 12 hours. A great touch to add to a new morning commute routine that comes along with a new job.
This curated box is a thoughtful way to welcome a new teammate. The Thank You box includes a miniature air plant, pour over tea, a scented candle, and plaid match set - all packaged with love.
Soft to touch and yummy to snuggle with, this is a wonderful TV blanket for bing watching. Crafted to be super fluffy yet breathable, this blanket can stay radically soft for years.
The Paravel Fold-Up Bag folds flat for easy storage and portability and expands when ready for use. It's crafted using Negative Nylon and made from 22 upcycled plastic bottles. Satin smooth and double-layered for durability, the Fold-Up Bag is great for sustainable packing.
A throwback to the campfire mug of past generations, the reusable MiiR Camp Cup takes on beauty, durability, and functionality in one swoop, making it lovable for all the right reasons and a wonderful solution for sustainable drinking. Comes in a set of four dazzling colors.
OLIPOP spent years crafting a drink that's as healthy as it is delicious. Their sparkling tonic combines prebiotics, plant fiber, & botanicals to create a sweet-tasting, healthy soda that supports digestive health. This variety pack is a delightful choice for anyone that loves to try new tastes.
This charming assortment offers the perfect size for sampling! Highlights include Lark’s best-selling Salted Rosemary Shortbread, staff favorite Coconut Butter and decadent (but healthy-ish) Cranberry Oat Chip Cookies.
With these colorfully amusing candies reminiscent of favorite carnival classics, snackers can enjoy the excitement of carnival fun with tasty fair-inspired treats at their fingertips—from Churro Bites to Cotton Candy Taffy.
Triple-walled and vacuum-insulated, this watter bottle makes it easy for your intern to stay hydrated all day. It even comes with a removal infuser to add a pop of flavor to the water if they’re feeling fancy.
This limited edition seasonal cypress candles crackles with notes of balsam fir, bayberry, rock rose, and woody sage. It’s like a magical forest contained in a classic ceramic vessel, for 70+ hours of aromatic burn time.
This beautiful succulent garden is the perfect way to bring some life into an office space. Containing three medium-sized, hard-to-kill succulent plants, it offers all the joy of house plants with a small fraction of the effort.
Starting a new job can be overwhelming. Help your new employee find balance and ground with these zen botanical essentials. An aloe grow kit and aroma diffuser help create serene moments in a busy workplace.
This groundbreaking travel mug doesn’t just keep coffee or tea hot; it allows users to set it to their exact preferred temperature and keep it there for a full three hours for the perpetually perfect sip.
Great for use in the home or office, this foot heater is lightweight and compact, keeping feet warm and comfortable for a full eight hours. No more shivering your way through the work day. It’s user-friendly, with no screens or dials getting in the way of toasty feet.
This small, on-the-go fire pit creates a cozy, warm atmosphere any place you take it. Made of cast iron and steel, it's portable yet sturdy. Best of all, no assembly is required, so you can enjoy the warm glow in minutes.
A delight for the adventurous coffee lover, this coffee subscription helps people discover their favorite new bean flavors. Even better, it helps create sustainable jobs for coffee farmers.
Sleek in design and advanced in engineering, this coffee maker’s features - like a wide showerhead, aroma tube, and blooming function - bring out the best in any beans.
This Merino felt desk mat is the ultimate in function, made from high-grade natural materials that elevate the comfort and look of any workspace. It’s perfectly designed to do its job, with every detail from moisture absorption to thermoregulation taken into account.
Moonstruck’s deluxe set of Artisan chocolate bars feature unique flavors like dark chocolate raspberry fennel and dark chocolate pecan ginger that just beg to be tasted. Because pros deserve a professional treat.
For the snackers that don't only have a sweet tooth, this five-pack sour snack packs a yummy punch. Recipients can taste a variety of fruity flavors and find their favorite one.
Snackers will delight in this DIY popcorn taste test. Featuring an assortment of seven flavors of popcorn kernels and a reusable microwave popcorn popper, this kit comes with everything needed to discover a new favorite flavor of popcorn.
There’s nothing like the gift of learning, and your pros will surely enjoy diving deeper into the topics that interests them. This membership gives recipients unlimited access to thousands of high-quality classes in a variety of topics like design, photography, music and more.
This bluetooth speaker is as beautiful a desk accessory as it as a high-quality speaker. Small yet powerful, it can deliver three hours of playtime off of a single charge. Afterward, just pop it on a wireless charger to get it powered up again.
There’s no better way to unwind than to kick back and burn the Alone Time scented candle. With relaxing lavender and eucalyptus and warm sandalwood and amber, it smells just like self-care and burns for an impressive 55 hours.
This beautiful, eco-friendly portable bluetooth speaker let’s you tune in to relaxing beats anywhere you want. It offers superior sound quality and even a built-in microphone in case you need to take a call.
This eco-friendly hammock was designed for staying cool and relaxed all summer long. It’s lightweight, packable, and easy to hang, allowing people to enjoy a moment of relaxation in comfort and style.
This dual-function air humidifier is the perfect gift to deliver comfort, relief, and relaxation. It’s great for self-care, helping keep stress levels down and improve sleep so you can breathe easy knowing you’re taking good care of your body and soul.
This gift box gives employees everything they need to keep their space perfectly clean. It’s packed with essentials and the products are all compostable and biodegradable, helping save the planet as they clean their workspace.
Every music lover knows there’s nothing like vinyl to create a superior listening experience. This wireless turntable seamlessly connects to speakers and delivers premium audio quality so you don’t miss a single note.
Everybody deserves a treat after the first day or week in a new internship. This 4-pack comes with Cookie Do’s best-selling edible cookie doughs for a yummy sampler set. Eat them as is or bake them into a fresh batch of cookies, either way you’re sure to enjoy them.
This bucket towel warmer makes sure you never need to get cold hands again. It can rapidly heat up in only one minute, perfect for after a shower, bath, swim, or simple hand wash. They towel warmer is lightweight, easy to move from room to room to stay warm wherever you go.
This multi-use blanket is made from raw, Turkish fiber cotton, making it quick-drying and conveniently lightweight. Stylish and versatile, it can be whatever you want: a blanket, scarf, baby wrap, or throw.
Featuring a flexible layout and undated calendars this planner it can be customized to fit a person’s exact preference, no matter how spontaneous they may be.
This go-to personal blender helps the chronically late take breakfast on the go. It’s compact, easy to store, and dishwasher safe. One touch operation even allows users to make their smoothies and shakes one-handed.
For a different, equally sophisticated alarm clock look, try this marble brick style. Its durable material will help it survive even if you get frustrated when it wakes you up early and knock it off your bedside table.
This digital alarm clock is as sleek and elegant as it is functional. With voice control and wireless charging, it’s got all of the features a person needs to finally break the habit of not being attentive to the time.
Ultra-soft and absorbent, the waffle weave towel is made for sustainable bamboo, free from harmful chemicals. It’s gentle, hypoallergenic, and breathable, perfect for keeping baby warm and happy.
Give new parents a unique way to enjoy all of those special moments that happen as a baby grows up. This frame is minimalist and clean, fitting into any decor style, and features a color-calibrated display to show those memories as accurately as possible.
This gift is the perfect way for a new parent to invest in their child – literally. EarlyBird helps parents save for the future by investing in a simple, modern portfolio. Parents will appreciate it now; children will appreciate it later.
This set of baby books contains all of the classic favorites, like the Wheels on the Bus and Ten Little Monkeys, so parents can get their kids prepared for a future of singing and clapping with joy. They’re an essential in any new parent’s entertainment arsenal.
For the employee who’s always reading the newest bestseller, there’s no better gift than a six-month subscription to Audible. Give them access to thousands of audiobooks and podcasts from every genre for much more interesting commute.
The ultimate gift that keeps on giving, these tree kits come with three species of trees for you to plant. Best of all, for each kit delivered, ForestNation plants 30 more trees in developing countries. Fun fact - over 53K trees have already been planted from Snappy gift recipients who chose this gift.
This sustainable subscription box delivers healthy, clean alternatives to common home products. Introducing recipients to an array of eco-friendly solutions, it's an invaluable tool in the journey toward living a more sustainable lifestyle.
These premium, freshly-baked gourmet cookies are next-level. Hand-rolled in small batches with locally-sourced ingredients, Maui Cookie Lady’s unique flavor combinations and enormous size will make anyone’s day that much sweeter.
Lexon’s wireless charging station is a simple way to keep a home-office desk organized and free of tangled-up cables. It even has a built-in speaker and microphone for Zoom meetings or background music.
These stunning coasters are a wonderful addition to any desk - heping the remote employees protect their workspace from spills. And they’re not just functional; they’re also one-of-a-kind works of art handcrafted by skilled artisans. Talk about leveling up a morning coffee.
This device is a must-have for anybody who loves media. It organizes all entertainment in one place and offers a suite of smart features from tailored recommendations to voice control.
This first-class, high-speed router allows people to use multiple devices at once from laptop to smartphones to 4K TVs without compromising speed or reliability. No more frozen zoom screens for this remote worker.
The Sunnydaze rope hammock is the ideal way to unwind after a tough workout. It can be used both indoors and outdoors, and adds a stylish touch to whichever space it’s put in.
Speaking of energizing scents, this sea salt and grapefruit-scented candle and diffuser duo are the perfect way to infuse a sense of bright summertime into any workday. Plus, they look stunning on a desk.
Whether it’s about relaxing with some lavender or getting energized with lemon scents, the Miko Air essential oil diffuser and purifier is the perfect way to set the right mood in any home office with clean, great-smelling air.
This Special Connection tea set comes with everything a person needs to unwind with a delicious cup of tea. The flower teas are not only delicious, but they’re also organically grown, vegan, and non-GMO.
To get some much-needed rest in after an active day, this silky, lightweight sleep mask is just the thing. The wide ear covers help reduce noise while the tiny crystal filling radiates the perfect soothing energy.
Yoga Strong’s luxury yoga gear is as durable and functional as it is beautiful. This gift set comes with everything a yogi needs for a flow, all in a stunning hot pink that serves as some serious eye candy.
The Smart Garden 9 helps anyone grow their own herbs, fruits, or vegetables , even if they don’t have a green thumb. With features like automatic watering and a companion app, it takes the guess work out of gardening.
The perfect replacement for plastic Ziplocks and Tupperware containers, this 5-pack of reusable silicone bags comes in five convenient sizes. Safe to use in the dishwasher, microwave, and freezer, this is eco-friendly on-the-go snacking at it’s best.
For a treat you can feel good about, these Seriously Good Gummy Bears are low in both sugar and calories and have no artificial ingredients. With six sweet and six sour flavors, the set is sure to satisfy any snack craving.
These elephants bring good luck and represent prosperity, power, wisdom, strength, and fertility. They can also act as a talisman of protection for your home or office. Comes with a large and small elephant.
The VAHDAM® India Carnival Collection is a curation of luscious blends in attractive tin caddies. This exclusive assortment of teas is one of a kind.
Celebrate Diwali and Bhai Dooj with a limited edition luxury sweet treat offering perfect for sharing with your loved ones. Includes four delightful treat options.
Whether used for delightful Indian dishes or other slow-cooking recipes, the crockpot slow cooker offers a healthier, more cost-efficient, and convenient way to serve tasty, satisfying meals.
With high-definition picture quality, a surface coating that resists water stains, and great puzzle challenge - this wooden mandala puzzle is absolutely going to be a great adventure! Fun tip: you can frame it once done as a memory from a very happy holiday.
Bring magical light into your home with this beautiful ornate lantern. The ambient light can set a beautiful mood for any Diwali celebration but is also great for year-round gatherings and events.
HomeSoap is big enough to sanitize anything that fits inside - from pacifiers to remote controls to iPad Pros. Disinfecting power at its best by eliminating 99.9% of all germs using UV-C light., this is a great addition to any home.
Tall enough to chill most bottles of wine and keep essentials fresh while you take the scenic route - this powerful cooler was made for the road, wherever you go.
Coffee lovers can start any early morning right with a delicious drip coffee and a splash of style. Features include auto start and aroma control so you can easily brew a cup tailored to your taste and schedule.
Woburn II hits high trebles cleanly, handles low bass easily, and has a clear, lifelike mid-range. This robust speaker is not only good-looking, but is also wireless and comes with multi-host functionality.
With its expansive surface and superior heat retention, this signature fry pan is a versatile kitchen mainstay. The Le Creuset requires very little oil, also making it an excellent choice for low-fat cooking.
Make room on your countertop or home bar for this beauty. Artisans make each juicer, individually casting them in sand, grinding by hand, and then hand-polishing to perfection.
Bring the quality of hand-crafted bar cocktails into your home. Creating perfect cocktails is easy with this premium cocktail maker and takes less than a minute! In addition, it can easily adjust your drink's strength - from mocktail to strong.
This 10-in-1 multi-game table is perfect for switching back and forth between games until you master them all. This game table features ten classics: billiards, foosball, hockey, table tennis, shuffleboard, chess, checkers, cards, backgammon, and bowling.
The Smart Garden 9 PRO is an app-controlled innovative self-growing garden. Discover the benefits of growing your own garden, no matter where you live. Enjoy 100% organic herbs, fruits, flowers, and more.
Enhance your commute, errand runs, and free time - all in an environmentally friendly way. This European-styled city bike perfectly balances form and function with a 7-speed drivetrain, smooth shifters, and a sturdy rear rack.
Taking control of a home's heating and cooling without lifting a finger is a breeze with this thermostat. It learns your habits and adjusts to automatically regulate the home's temperature based on your schedule. It even alerts you when you choose a temperature that's energy efficient.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 40,000 volunteers around the globe, they deliver hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most.
This portable BBQ grill is absolutely the best outdoor companion for any foodie. It can be taken to the beach, a picnic spot, on a boat, or just about anywhere you would like to cook up a good meal for family and friends.
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Whether for starting the morning in a relaxing and healthy way or winding down after a long day, this tea set by QI is as nourishing as it is beautiful. The set comes with nine individually-packed flowers, a gorgeous set of tea cups, and a glass server.
Choosing the best family moments to frame used to be tough, but not anymore! The Aura digital picture frame offes unlimited cloud storage, and enables you to send 10,000+ photos from your phone and add more in a click.
An excellent choice for a family activity that has a long-lasting impact, this pottery kit has everything you need to create beautiful clay pieces that you can later display around the house. From plant pots to small dishes - adults and children alike will enjoy creating and coloring their pieces. Comes with 8 colors and an easy-to-follow manual inside.
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Travel can take a toll on healthy sleep. The Hatch Restore helps you regulate a sleep routine to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up gently. That means that no matter how much you travel, you will have a sleeping assistant to help you get back on track.
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Sony's intelligent noise-canceling headphones with premium sound elevate any listening experience. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.