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22 Fierce Gifts to Ring in the Year of the Tiger

Channel your animal instincts with an elegant feline-themed gift, just in time for Lunar New Year.

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Let’s face it: 2022 already feels in need of a do-over. Thankfully, Lunar New Year begins February 1, which is when the world will usher in the Year of the Tiger. Much like the fabulous feline (the third animal in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac), people born under this sign are decisive, energetic, courageous, and—most of all—fierce. It’s no wonder that Team Tiger counts Lady Gaga, Queen Elizabeth II, Michelle Yeoh, Oscar Wilde, and Amanda Gorman as part of its roster, among others. To celebrate, we’ve scoured the web for the chicest Lunar New Year gifts. Whether you’re seeking out a Year of the Tiger–themed goodie box for a friend or are simply looking to take a walk on the wild side with your home decor, good style is in your future no matter what you choose.

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1 Tiger Hardware
Oliver B. Design

These decorative brass pulls are in the shape of leaping tigers—a chic way to add some pizzazz to your dresser or desk.

2 Safari Coasters
Jonathan Adler

Tigers symbolize strength, so it only seems appropriate to ground your most potent tipple with these regal (yet fun!) coasters from Jonathan Adler.

3 Tiger Beach Towel

Tigers aren’t usually beasts to cuddle with, but this soft, oversized towel from Anthropologie certainly will be your new sunbathing companion. Caveat: It’s on back order through April, but that means it will arrive at your door just in time for beach season.

4 Tiger Tufted Rug

How cute is this little cub? This soft rug—a fun take on the traditional Tibetan ones— is the perfect way to bring some whimsy to a kid’s (or grown-up’s!) room.

5 Year of the Tiger Collectible Tote
Yun Hai

For this Lunar New Year, Yun Hai —the purveyor of editor-approved Taiwanese chili oils—has released this sweet tiger tote. The Q-shaped eyes reference the Taiwanese word for foods with a bouncy texture (think noodles); proceeds will benefit Heart of Dinner, a nonprofit that combats food insecurity and isolation among New York City’s East Asian seniors.

6 Women’s Year of The Tiger Mallorca Sandal in Orange

Catch a tiger by the toe? These fleece-y, bright orange sandals from Balenciaga certainly did. Wear them as a leisurely style statement during a night out on the town, or simply kick back around the house in them to awaken your inner beast.

7 Red Toile de Jouy Tiger Dessert Plate

Those born in the Year of the Tiger may be known for their assertiveness, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a sweet side. Celebrate with these delicate porcelain dessert plates from Dior, which feature the fashion house’s signature Toile de Jouy pattern as well as 2022’s favored feline.

8 Rouge Dior - Lunar New Year Limited-Edition Collection

Pucker up with a spectrum of red (Lunar New Year’s most auspicious color) and Dior’s most ravishing shades. This velvety-smooth set of three lipsticks and two tinted balms comes with an elegant limited-edition box, specially designed for the holiday.

9 Lunar New Year Friendship Box
Pearl River Mart

Pearl River Mart has been a New York city destination for Asian and Asian-inspired home goods since 1971, so of course, it would offer the perfect care package to ring in the Lunar New Year. This one includes an assortment of tiger-themed goodies, red money envelopes, lucky charms, and more.

10 Monogrammed Tiger Cocktail Napkins
The Hunted Home Co.

These ultra-giftable cocktail napkins can be customized with the initials of your favorite host. We love them in standard orange, or in wilder colors like green and pink.

11 Tiger Squared Valet Tray
Ginori 1735

This special Year of the Tiger–themed tray from Ginori, the Italian ceramic company, makes for an elegant resting place for your jewelry, keys, or other sundries. With its gold rim, blue underside, and, of course, regal tiger peering through the brush, you’ll want to get your paws on it before someone else does.

12 Happy Tiger Tie

A diminutive procession of tigers skips across this cute-yet-elegant silk tie from Hermès. Perfect for Dad, or another special Year of the Tiger someone.

13 Saber Large Velvet Cushion
House of Hackney

Show off your style stripes with this sumptuous velvet cushion from the cult London label House of Hackney. (To see it in action, check out the home of the brand’s founders.)

14 Tigress Pom Pom Hook Pillow

Talk about a tiger in the bedroom! This adorable (and affordable) lumbar pillow from Junaglow features the year’s favorite animal and a tactile hooked texture made from 100 percent wool and cotton.

15 Large Tiger Vase

This long-necked beast is actually a vase! Made by the British ceramic company Quail (this ELLE DECOR editor is a proud owner of the goose version), it is sure to add some whimsy to your next bouquet. Tiger lilies, perhaps?

16 Set of 4 Cups
Louis Vuitton

“Paw” yourself a drink in these eye-catching, limited-edition cups from Louis Vuitton. Each ceramic vessel is covered in the famed fashion house’s signature print and features a tiger clasping its own satchel. They’re bound to be your favorite new accessory.

17 Tiger Paperweight
John Derian

You’d be forgiven if you don’t possess the Year of the Tiger’s decisiveness, especially when it comes to work. Tamp down all of that procrastination with an intriguing glass paperweight, courtesy of John Derian. The tiger (who is totally not judging you with that stare!) comes straight from the decoupage artist’s archive of antique prints.

18 Set of 10 Large Tiger Icon Cards & Envelopes

Speaking of office supplies, why not purr-fect your purr-sonal correspondence? These chic notecards from British favorite Smythson feature gold-and-black tigers and luxe tissue-lined envelopes.

19 Moiré Armchair with Embroidered Tiger

Look out below! This fearsome tufted chair from Gucci features glamorous moiré silk fabric and a snarling tiger embroidered on the seat cushion—a detail that took nearly five hours to complete.

20 Tiger-Printed Organic Cotton Pajama Set
Desmond & Dempsey

Even the most energetic Year of the Tiger folks need time to unwind. Make this cute cotton p.j. set your bedtime (or should we say “den time”) go-to.

21 Sitting Tiger Grand Sculpture

Ok, we’ll admit it: This is the portion of our list for the person who has it all. And what could be more over-the-top than a pink crystal tiger figurine from Lalique? The storied French glassmaker made only 22 of these lustrous beauties, so any owner—regardless of your Chinese Zodiac sign—is bound to be lucky.

22 Pair of Life-Size Chinese Cloisonné Tigers
Moxie Interiors

Even though we’ve all seen Tiger King, chances are your state forbids exotic pets. The next best thing? A pair of life-size, vintage enameled tigers. Sure, they will set you back the amount of an A-Class Mercedes, but you can’t put a price on good fortune—or style.

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