Year of the Pig Gift Guide

Swine-themed accessories, snacks and drinks to celebrate Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese zodiac, the pig is the last of the 12 animals (the reason for which varies in several myths) and exemplifies wealth. This year, 5 February marks the beginning of another year of the pig. To celebrate this Lunar New Year, we’ve rounded up several swine-themed items—from sweets to sneakers and beyond.

“Year of the Pig” Old Skool Sneakers

Made in collaboration with Purlicue (founded by Chinese architect Su Jun Hua), these Vans “Year of the Pig” Old Skool low-top sneakers ($85) feature a suede and canvas upper in Rose Cloud pink. With a detachable black leather side-stripe, they can take on different looks depending on your mood. Complete with “The Fat Year” text on the soles and extra-wide laces, these celebrate the rotund animal’s symbolism for good luck.

Lunar New Year Limited Edition Gift Box

One of the most beloved single malts, The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old, will come for a limited time in a double-bottle collectible Lunar New Year package ($160) that honors the Year of the Pig. It’s the second annual release in this series, with specific labels and packaging incorporating red and gold accents. The liquid is the one many already know and love, guided by notes of honey, caramel and oaky orange.

Pig Keychain

Part of a limited-edition collaborative collection by BOSS and Australian artist/studio Jeremyville, this enamel pig keychain ($100) is a cute and durable accessory—thanks to its palladium-coated steel composition. The sneaker-wearing, anthropomorphic swine perfectly embodies Jeremyville’s colorful, cartoon style.

Lunar New Year Lucky Pigs Bundle

Sugarfina’s bite-sized gummies celebrate the Year of the Pig through their very sweet, strawberry flavor. This four-box set ($30) includes plenty of treats for  gifting to others (and keeping for yourself). Each one is adorned with a red and gold ribbon—representing good fortune and joy.

Year of the Pig Sweatshirt

From the limited edition Red Fleece capsule collection, Brooks Brothers’ Year of the Pig sweatshirt ($80) features a special celebratory patch that nods to the affair. The cotton blend piece pairs a pique exterior with a cozy fleece interior. All other details are classic Brooks Brothers. Available in either navy or grey.

Pig Mini

Standing at about five inches tall, Pig Mini ($18) is a squishy swine for kids. It’s part of Maileg’s “Noah’s Friends” collection—which also happens to include a panda, rhino and more. This little pig wears a subtle, faded pink cotton outer, and—thanks to its soft stuffing—is an ideal gift for infants and toddlers.

Pig Scarf

This opulent 100% silk scarf ($380) by Salvatore Ferragamo is full of symbols and colors that celebrate the Chinese New Year. With a golden pig in the center (symbolizing prosperity), the scarf’s main color is red, which traditionally represents good luck. Measuring 35 inches each way, it’s also available in blue or white.

Pig Cooking Lid

Made in Japan from heat-resistant silicone, this pig lid ($25) can be used on any kind of pot or plate—for stove-top or microwave cooking. Steam is released through its snout, which is ideal for more fragile ingredients as it eases the pressure within the container. It’s available in pink or white.

GrandPro “Year of the Pig” Sneaker

To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, Cole Haan released a pair of their classic GrandPro tennis sneakers ($150) in a crisp white and delicate pink colorway. With subtle nods to the Chinese zodiac—including an origami pig on the footbed and pig ear cutouts on the top eyelets—the shoes are celebratory, but can certainly be worn every day.


Riffing off the traditional piggy-bank, Pigzbe ($79) is a virtual wallet for cryptocurrency. Through the tangible toy and the adjacent app, kids can receive, save and spend money that they earn—all while practicing financial responsibility. The device is tech designed for education, and though the concept is old, the execution is new and inventive.

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