Chinese New Year sales & deals 2020

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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

Mr Porter Mr Porter

FREE express shipping

Enjoy FREE express shipping when you shop at Mr Porter. T&Cs apply.

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Sephora Sephora

Up to 50% off selected items: Mid-Year Sale

Enjoy up to 50% off selected items from Fenty Beauty, Pat McGrath Labs, Laneige, and more. Valid for a limited time at Sephora. T&Cs apply.

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Booktopia Booktopia

Up to 85% off: End of Financial Year Sale

Save up to 85% on thousands of books in Booktopia. T&Cs apply.

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Charles Tyrwhitt Charles Tyrwhitt

3 shirts for just $99

Save big when you buy 3 shirts for just $99 at Charles Tyrwhitt. T&Cs apply.

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The Good Guys The Good Guys

28% off Bosch 10kg Front Load Washer

Take 28% off Bosch 10kg Front Load Washer at The Good Guys. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Forever New Forever New

20% off winter warmers

Save 20% on selected jackets, knitwear, boots, and more winter accessories. Valid for a limited time at Forever New. T&Cs apply.

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Kogan Kogan

Up to 73% off: Big Brand Clearance Sale

Save up to 73% on big screen TVs, computers, phones, and more. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 85% off: Huge EOFY Sale

Don't miss the chance to enjoy extra discounts on your favourite items at Catch, now up to 85% off. Including fashion, homeware, beauty, toys, and more. Hurry while stocks last. T&Cs apply.

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Just Sunnies Just Sunnies

Up to 70% off: End of Season Sale

Score up to 70% 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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eBay eBay

Up to $200 off eBay Plus members

Valid when you spend over $100 at eBay. T&Cs apply.

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Lovehoney Lovehoney

25% off We-Vibe Sync and remote control couple's vibrator

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Cettire Cettire

Up to 50% off sale

Score up to 50% off selected styles from Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferrgamo and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luisa via Roma Luisa via Roma

Up to 50% off sale

Get up to 50% off sale items at Luisa via Roma for a limited time only. Exclusions apply.

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Baby Bunting Baby Bunting

Up to 50% off: Storktake Sale

Enjoy up to 50% off selected products at Baby Bunting. T&Cs apply.

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Seafolly Seafolly

50% off sale items

Valid on selected styles at Seafolly. While stocks last. T&Cs apply.

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Sunburn Swimwear Sunburn Swimwear

Up to 50% off sale

Save up to 50% off bikinis, one-pieces, cover-ups, bags and more at Sunburn Swimwear. T&Cs apply.

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Diesel Diesel

30% off selected styles

Valid for a limited time only at Diesel. T&Cs apply.

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Harvey Nichols Harvey Nichols

15% off fashion + 10% off beauty

Valid for a limited time only at Harvey Nichols. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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Cotton Traders Cotton Traders

10% off your order + FREE delivery

Get 10% off clothing, shoes & accessories and more with code at Cotton Traders. Plus, FREE delivery when you spend £40. T&Cs apply.

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Udemy Udemy

Top online courses from just US$10.99

Learn from the best and get courses from expert instructors starting at just US$10.99 from Udemy. Valid for new customers. T&Cs apply.

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Cotton Traders Cotton Traders

Up to £15 off your first order

Save £5 when you spend £30, £10 off when you spend £50 or £15 off when you spend over £75 at Cotton Traders. T&Cs apply.

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Aje. Aje.

30% off 400 styles

Choose from the most coveted styles and get 30% off your purchase at Aje. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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L'Occitane L'Occitane

50% off selected beauty products

Enjoy 50% off selected beauty products at L'Occitane. T&Cs apply.

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PrettyLittleThing PrettyLittleThing

Up to 70% off sale

Enjoy up to 70% off sale dresses, jackets, shoes and more at PrettyLittleThing. While stocks last. T&Cs apply.

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Princess Polly Princess Polly

25% off dresses

Enjoy 25% off selected styles at Princess Polly. T&Cs apply.

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NastyGal NastyGal

50% off everything

Enjoy 50% off absolutely everything at NastyGal. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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rebel rebel

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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Lovehoney Lovehoney

30% off lingerie

Valid on selected styles and for a limited time only at Lovehoney. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay
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15% off Roborok H6 handstick + bonus $50 eBay gift card

Get 15% off. Plus, a bonus $50 eBay gift card on the first 200 orders. T&Cs apply.

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Amazon Amazon

FREE Echo Show 8 with pre-order of Sonos Arc soundbar

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Catch Catch

Up tp 55% off women's active store

Includes accessories and activewear from Nike, ASICS, Puma, Adidas, and more. T&Cs apply.

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

Further 50% off kidswear: End of Season Sale

Take a further 50% off selected styles from Billieblush, Roxy, Cotton On Kids and more at THE ICONIC. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 40% off new Dimplex & Goldair heaters

Keep yourself warm this winter with the new Dimplex & Goldair heaters, now up to 40% off at Catch. Hurry, this deal won't last long. T&Cs apply.

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

Further 50% off: End of Season Sale

Take a further 50% off selected styles from P.E Nation, Abrand, Ted Baker and more at THE ICONIC. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 50% off Ben Sherman men's apparel

Save up to 50% on Ben Sherman men's apparel, including sweaters, shirts, accessories, pants, and more. Limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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ASOS ASOS

25% off $200 spend

Get 25% off when you spend $200 at ASOS. Use promo code at checkout. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 60% off kitchen collective

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iHerb iHerb

FREE shipping on orders over $40

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10% off $60 or more

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The Good Guys The Good Guys

10% off LG 454L Bottom Mount Fridge

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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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