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Gift Ideas for the Chinese New Year

It’s almost time to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rooster! The Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, falls on  28 January, and is typically celebrated with parades, fireworks and gathering for meals, parties and gift exchanges.

When it comes to giving gifts during this celebration, there are certain long-standing traditions. Such as, you should never give someone four of something, as the Chinese word for four is similar to the Chinese word for death, and is considered bad luck. Learn more about gift-giving guidelines for the New Year celebration here. If you don’t have time to research gift etiquette, we have compiled a list of gift ideas (all of them are taboo-free) that will make the New Year celebration a special one:

Jewelry Boxes

Silver boxes with jewelry inside

Every time your friend grabs earrings from her new jewelry box, she’ll think about you. Find cute jewelry boxes here.

Toys, Toys & TOYS! 

Two blue furry birds with one inside a cracked egg shell

Toys 'R Us has something for all kids of all ages. From baby toys, to video games and consoles, to stuffed animals and Legos, this toy store has all the hottest items. Find the toys they want (including Hatchimals) at Toys 'R Us.

School Supplies

Pile of books notebooks pens pencils scissors and calculator

With new school terms starting, the Spring Festival is a great opportunity to pick up all types of school supplies for the kids on your shopping list. Shop school supplies at


Hats, Scarves and Gloves

Woman wearing white beanie and North Face vest

Hats, scarves and gloves are practical gifts that will help keep them warm during the cooler months. (Important note: do not give shoes, because they can be seen as "bad luck gifts".) Shop winter accessories at


Tea from Teavana

Tea spilling out of silver tea bag next to box

A wide assortment of tasty teas and tea accessories are always a great gift. Teavana is the perfect place to find teas that please all palates. Shop online here (Note: check your country's import laws before you buy, some countries don't allow tea to be shipped into its borders).


Handmade Vases

Wavy colored vase

Another great gift idea is a beautiful vase, which is something a person doesn't usually buy for him or herself. Choose a vase that matches their style and they’ll proudly display it throughout the new year. (Just leave the fresh cut flowers for another day as they are considered taboo for this celebration.) Shop vases online here.


Clothes from Gap or Old Navy

Ad for Old Navy activewear

A new workout outfit for the new year is a good fit for anyone on your list. Let them meet the new year dressed to impressed. Gap also has a big sale going on right now for 50% off activewear. Browse clothes online here at Gap and Old Navy.


Wall Art

Floral piece of art hanging on wall

From paintings to scrolls and fans, wall art filled with Chinese characters, designs and sayings is a great source for inspiration throughout the new year. Browse online here.


Decorative Lanterns

multi colored lanterns hanging from trees

Add a splash of color with decorative lanterns that can be used time and time again. Shop paper lanterns online here.


Now that you know what to get your family and friends as they kick off the Year of the Rooster, we’re here to make sure you get those purchases in time. MyUS can ship these items - and any others you find while you’re shopping - quickly and affordably.

If you choose an express shipping option, you can receive your purchases in as little as two business days. Happy shopping and Happy New Year!

We have made every effort to ensure all information contained in this blog is accurate. We alway want our customers to have a rewarding shopping experience. However, some of the items, store offers and sales are subject to change without notice. Please refer to each store’s website for complete terms of sale, forms of accepted payment, shipping limitations or for more information.


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