The Lunar New Year 2023 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit. So when is Chinese New Year celebrated this year? Whilst festivities can last for 16 days in China, Chinese New Year is marked on 22nd January. Wondering what to gift for Chinese New Year, especially to babies and tots? We’ve got you covered: Bunny rabbit toys, a bunny designed blanket and bunny wall art. Symbolic of the Year of the Rabbit, whilst representing prosperity and luck, these are also hugely practical gifts. Meet the best Chinese New Year gifts from The Baby Cot Shop that parents will love too…
A bunny blankie that doubles up as a toy comforter? Yes please. This isn’t just one of the sweetest Lunar New Year gifts out there for the Year of the Rabbit, but it’s also a much-needed transitional toy bunny. You can rely on it to keep your child feeling comforted and calm wherever you are – it’ll quickly become a symbol of security for them whether you’re at a playdate or out and about. Plus, it’s perfect for travelling with, from day trips to discovering new places. Even better, the bunny has a gorgeous gold bow – and did you know that gold symbolises wealth and happiness for Chinese New Year? To make it even more special, it can be personalised with your baby’s name or initials on in any thread colour.
Red clothes, presents and paper envelopes are a Chinese New Year tradition as they represent good fortune. So this delightful toy bunny, dressed in a beautiful red tartan dress, is the perfect gift for little darlings to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. The Tartan Lottie toy bunny has soft oatmeal fur and big floppy ears, so whether they’re a little bundle or a big kid, they’ll have lots of fun with their cuddly friend.
Not sure what to give a new baby to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit this Chinese New Year? We’ve got the answer for you: the Blue Rabbit Rattle. Suitable for newborn babies, this sweet toy awakens their senses, thanks to the gentle rattle, soft floppy ears and easy-to-grasp holding ring. Bonus – it’s small enough to fit in a handbag, so parents will love it for its nifty size and fun toy option for discovery and distraction.
One of the best Chinese New Year gifts you can give are ones that decorate their nursery room. Why? It’s always on show, reminding them who has gifted it to them and can completely uplift a space. Pick a special piece of wall art like the Bunny Mummy & Me Print to mark the Year of the Rabbit – there’s nothing more special to represent your unbreakable bond. If an animal-themed nursery room tickles your fancy, match it with the Elephant Mummy & Me and Lion Mummy & Me wall art (we love the rule of three when it comes to hanging wall art).
Jellycat Bashful Blue Bunny Blanket
What makes this mocha blanket one of the most useful Lunar New Year gifts? Well, the rabbit-patterned material is 100% cotton, making it ultra-soft and warm. Additionally, it can be used for keeping babies cosy at home (for naps or feeding time) and whilst you’re on-the-go (it makes for a lovely pram bassinet liner or blanket cover). Whatever you need it for, this blanket does the job.