The beginning of a new day, wealth and surplus are fortunes we can anticipate this Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat.

Hundreds of millions of people around the world will gather to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the first of all zodiac animals.

Falling on 25 January 2020, Chinese New Year festivals will explode across the globe with colourful parades, glowing lanterns, fireworks, decadent feasts, red packets and luxe gifts.

Whether you’re planning on revelling in the vibrant 15-day festivities along the streets in Hong Kong, indulging in a Cantonese feast at Jiang by Chef Fei at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, watch the frivolity of oriental parades in Bangkok or perhaps you’re starting the Year of the Rat among the flamboyant streets of New York, the year is guaranteed to start with a bang.

In between the seas of red lanterns and dancing dragons, your loved ones are bound to remember the lavish occasion with these extraordinary gifts.

The best luxury Chinese New Year gifts

Tiffany & Co. jewellery

Add a touch of rouge to your festive look with the beautiful Tiffany & Co. Schlumberge Lynn earrings dripping in round rubies and 18-karat gold.

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Image: Tiffany & Co.

Moncler Chinese New Year collection

To celebrate the Year of the Rat, Moncler has launched a special collection where the fashion company’s logo has been used as an inverted outline to represent a rodent’s face.

Disney x Gucci

Disney’s iconic character Mickey Mouse inspired a colourful collaboration with Italian designer Gucci boasting an array of ready-to-wear outfits and accessories.

Celine

An exquisite range of red leather goods including clutches, wallets, card holders and key rings have been unveiled by the French fashion house in its Triomphe Canvas Collection.

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Image: Celine.

Chopard

The Swiss watchmakers are once again honouring Asian traditions by marrying the ancestral Japanese art of Urushi with the Chinese zodiac animals. Keeping with tradition, the maison released just 88 of its Year of the Rat timepieces, making for an incredibly limited 18-karat rose gold chronograph.

Cartier

Mark the monumental period with a chic gold and red Cartier Chinese New Year pivoting key ring.

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Image: Cartier.

Swarovski

Add a playful interpretation of the traditional Asian lucky cat to your new year. The 409-faceted crystal ornament features two red tassels, making for a cute decoration.

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Image: Swarovski.