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Chinese New Year 2020 -Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year marks the day of the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar - the new moon in the middle of the winter solstice and the spring equinox. This year's awaited Chinese New Year falls on Saturday 25 January. Chinese New Years Eve and the New Years Day are traditionally followed by two weeks days of festivities, including Renri, the Jade Emperor's party and culminating in the beautiful and iconic Lantern Festival. During this time of celebration, it is common for small gifts to be given to friends and family in addition to the red envelopes given by older people to younger, unmarried people.

The Chinese New Year also sees some great deals and discounts, so we've gone ahead and rounded them up for you. Scroll on to see all the offers available now!


Best sales and deals this Chinese New Year

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25% off everything

Enjoy 25% off new dresses, workwear, accessories, coats and more at Cue. T&Cs apply.

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Forzieri Forzieri

Up to 80% off sale

Enjoy up to 80% off the best luxury fashion styles from Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff and more. T&Cs apply.

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Trend Micro Trend Micro
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Enhanced web threat protection with up to 50% off Trend Micro security plans. T&Cs apply.

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30% off Adidas, Nike and Under Armour clothing

Score 30% off all full-priced clothing from selected brands at rebel Sport. T&Cs apply.

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20% off all Nike shoes

Valid for a limited time only at rebel Sport. Excludes football boots. T&Cs apply.

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FREE $50 eBay gift card when you join Plus

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David Jones David Jones
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40% off Saba, Sportscraft, Armani Exchange and more

Save 40% on full-priced women’s and men’s knitwear, jackets and coats at David Jones. T&Cs apply.

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Dangerfield Dangerfield

20% off new arrivals

Save 20% off new arrivals at Dangerfield. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 66% off Quay Australia

Save up to 66% on Quay Australia eyewear. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Princess Highway Princess Highway

20% off new arrivals

Save 20% on new arrivals at Princess Highway. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Dangerfield Dangerfield

50% off all summer styles

Valid for a limited time at Dangerfield. T&Cs apply.

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Veronika Maine Veronika Maine

25% off everything

Enjoy 25% off any order site-wide at Veronika Maine. T&Cs apply.

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SurfStitch SurfStitch

25% off site-wide + FREE express shipping

Enjoy 25% off selected styles from SWELL, Rhythm, The Hidden Way, Tigerlily and more. Plus, FREE express shipping for orders over $60. T&Cs apply.

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ASICS ASICS

Up to 30% off Gel-kayano 26 and Gel-nimbus 21 shoes

Valid on selected styles at ASICS. Prices as marked. While stocks last. T&Cs apply.

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Veronika Maine Veronika Maine

30-50% off: Mid-Season Sale

Enjoy 30-50% off selected dresses, pants, skirts and more at Veronika Maine. T&Cs apply.

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Beginning Boutique Beginning Boutique

Up to 70% off: Mid Season Sale

Choose from a wide variety of styles and get up to 70% off your purchase. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Cotton On Cotton On

50-70% off outlet sale + Extra 10% off

Get 50-70% off outlet sale, plus an extra 10% off when you use the promo code. Hurry, this deal won't last long. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 40% off Timberland

Save up to 40% on new shoes from Timberland at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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iHerb iHerb

10% off Vitables

Valid for a limited time at iHerb. T&Cs apply.

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iHerb iHerb

10% off oral care

Enjoy 10% off oral care at iHerb. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Glue Store Glue Store
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Further 25% off store-wide

Take a further 25% off selected styles from Champion, Stussy, Tommy Hilfiger and more at Glue Store. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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General Pants General Pants

30% off store-wide

Get 30% off selected styles from Ksubi, Dr Martens, Vans and more at General Pants. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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Princess Polly Princess Polly

20% off when you spend $100

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Napp Mattress Napp Mattress

$100 off mattresses

Take $100 off by using this code at checkout. Excluding sale items. Limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Just Sunnies Just Sunnies

Up to 60% off: Mid-Season Sale

Score up to 60% off selected styles from your favourite brands such as Oakley, Ray-Ban, Le Specs and more at Just Sunnies. T&Cs apply.

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Target Australia Target Australia

FREE home delivery

Enjoy FREE home delivery on orders over $45. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Cotton On Cotton On

Buy one, get one 50% off all denim

Valid for a limited time at Cotton On. T&Cs apply.

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Sportitude Sportitude

Up to 50% off: Mid Season Sale

Upgrade your gears, shop now to get up to 50% off your purchase at Sportitude. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Forever New Forever New

20% off full price styles

Save 20% on tops, jackets, knitwear, boots, accessories, and more at Forever New. Hurry, this deal won't last long. T&Cs apply.

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Cotton On Cotton On

30% off activewear, sweatshirts, trackers, and more

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Catch Catch

Up to 75% off toiletries

Don't miss the massive toiletry sale at Catch, shop now to get up to 75% off your purchase. T&Cs apply.

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Adore Beauty Adore Beauty

FREE goodie bag

Spend $120 at Adore Beauty to enjoy your 4-piece goodie bag. T&Cs apply.

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FREE mystery goodie bag

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Tony Bianco Tony Bianco
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60% off all sale items

Take an extra 60% off ankle boots, heels, flats and more at Tony Bianco. T&Cs apply.

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Complete your beauty needs with these essentials under $50. Including Marc Jacobs, Fenty Beauty, Fresh and more. T&Cs apply.

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Farfetch Farfetch

Extra 15% off almost everything

Take an extra 15% off when you spend over $215 on full-priced and sale items at Farfetch. Valid for selected brands only. T&Cs apply.

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ASICS ASICS

30% off selected apparel

Get 30% off singlets, shorts, tanks and more at ASICS. While stocks last. T&Cs apply.

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rebel rebel

Up to 40% off: Sports Clothing Sale

Score up to 40% off selected styles from Nike, adidas, Under Armour and more at rebel Sport. While stocks last. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 40% off: Footwear Sale

Get your kicks with massive savings on big brands including Nike, ASICS, Mizuno and more at rebel Sport. T&Cs apply.

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Dissh Dissh

Up to 50% off: Mid-Season Sale

Enjoy up to 50% off dresses, playsuits, shoes and much more in the sale section at Dissh. T&Cs apply.

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Red envelopes

Red envelopes are a traditional gift given from older or more senior people to younger unmarried or more junior people. For example, employers will give to their employees or you may give to your friends' children. Many younger married people will also give red envelopes to their parents.

These red envelopes are typically filled with an even sum of money that excludes the number 4. Odd numbers are determined by the first and second numbers so numbers like 50 are considered odd because 5 is an odd number. Even numbers are numbers like 22 or 26. As 4 is a very unlucky number, you would never give an amount like 4, 24 or 40.

It is important to know that red is a very joyous, lucky and prosperous colour, so the giving of red envelopes is more about the red paper than the cash. The money is added to bring blessing and good fortune to the receivers. Do not feel pressured to give large amounts. It is definitely the thought that counts.


Other popular Chinese New Year gifts

  • Cakes
  • Oranges
  • Candles
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolates

Things you shouldn't gift for Chinese New Year

  • Anything relating to the number 4: In Chinese languages the number 4 sounds like the word for death and is considered to be unlucky.
  • Mirrors: Mirrors are believed by some to attract ghosts.
  • Clock and watches: These items are symbols for running out of time, especially for older people. In addition "giving a clock" sounds the same as "attending a funeral ritual" in Chinese languages. For these reasons you would never give someone a clock or watch.
  • Black or white objects: These are traditionally funeral colours and should not be used for gifts.
  • Sharp objects: Sharps like knives and scissors symbolise division. Gifting this suggests you want to cut ties with that person.
  • Fresh cut flowers (especially chrysanthemums): Again, these are a taboo gift as they are used and given to people at funerals.
  • Pears: The Chinese language word for "pears" sounds very similar to the word for "parting" and therefore pears are a taboo gift.
  • Handkerchiefs: These are another item that are traditionally given at funerals making them an unsuitable gift for celebrations.
  • Shoes: The word for "shoes" sounds like the word for "evil". Also, giving shoes may suggest you want to walk away from the relationship.

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