Lunar New Year is right around the corner and this year is the Year of the Ox. The holiday takes place on February 12 and it’s all about luck, health, and reuniting with family. Of course, like all holidays this past year, it’ll be celebrated a bit differently than years past but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be special. If 2020 and the current COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s taught us to get creative with how we gather whether it’s socially distanced outside or on video calls.
If you’re wondering what in the world to gift this year, here is the official WanderEater Lunar New Year gift guide!
Whether you’re running errands or even just walking the dog, everyone needs a great pair of comfy sneakers that really feel like slippers. Allbirds are a great option as they’re sustainable, affordable, and will last. Plus, whenever we can travel again, they’re fab to wear when doing lots of walking or sightseeing!
OurPlace’s Always Pan is honestly the closest thing we’ve ever come to actual honest-to-goodness magic. It’s non-stick and it cleans up like nobody’s business. Most non-stick pans make it tricky to get a good sear but not with this baby. The brand’s latest colourway is this bright red that’s perfect for LNY but also, like, anytime! It comes with everything you need for a fabulous night of cooking at home like a bamboo steamer and chopsticks!
Even if your cookbook collection is exploding, you need this one on your shelf. Double Happiness by celebrated Toronto chef Trevor Lui is a revelation as it takes Asian-inspired recipes and gives them a unique tweak. The book hit store shelves just recently and if you ask us, we can’t wait to dig into the Taiwanese Fried Chicken and Bulgogi Beef Tostadas to name a few!
Did you know that red is traditionally worn around Lunar New Year to attract luck? Well, now you do! This red Vitamix blender is sure to do you proud thanks to its powerhouse motor and stunning colour. Puree sauces or soups in a flash and even grind up fresh spices — your food will never know what hit it!
Nothing is worse than a messy and unorganized kitchen and that’s where this utensil crock comes into play. If you’re short on drawer space and you want your go-to tools right by your side at the stove, put them in a stylish crock to ensure they’re never far away.
If your idea of a good time is opening a brand new tin of cookies, then this is the Lunar New Year present for you. This stunning tin is filled with an assortment of tasty butter cookies that are perfect to share or eat all on your own!
While we’re all hunkering down at home these days, that doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing for your first post-COVID vacay. If a suitcase is what you’re lacking then why not splurge a bit on this gorgeous Rimowa case in a bright red? You’ll have no trouble spotting it at baggage claim, that’s for sure!
Is coffee the highlight of your day? Same here and that’s why we only brew the best and that dear reader is Nespresso. With just the press of a couple of buttons, you can be sipping on an expertly crafted latte or cafe au lait that tastes like it was made by a pro barista.
Tea time has never been so chic! Brew a cup of your fave tea in this gorgeous teapot with a metallic red cover. This is definitely a teapot that you’ll want on display all the time, not just when you’re entertaining or pouring a cuppa!
Every great cook needs a wide variety of spices and if you’re in search of the top ones to buy, it’s spices from A Spice Affair. The brand’s Asian variety pack is a great kit to have in your pantry and it’s even better to give and receive!