Top-Five Year Of The Rabbit Gifts

You may be just getting into the groove of 2011, but prepare yourself for 4709 — the year according to the lunar calendar. Lunar New Year celebrations officially start on Feburary 3rd and go through the 13th, kicking off the start of the new year in Asian cultures. It’s the Year of the Rabbit, which symbolizes happiness and good fortune, and it’s a time to forgive and wish your neighbor well.

And did we also mention that it’s a time of gift giving? We can definitely hop onto that kind of holiday. In China, red envelopes with money in them are given for good luck and prosperity. We’ve cooked up a few red-hot gifts of our own to celebrate the start of 4709, and with these top picks you’re sure to be prosperous and full of five-fold happiness.

Rabbit VibratorThe Rabbit G-Spot Vibrator ($90)
News organizations have been reporting multiplying bunny sales in China, and animal rights organizations have voiced concern that the big-eared cuties will lose favor with owners after the celebrations. But this is one bunny that’s sure to be PETA and Sex and the City-approved. The most famous rabbit of them all, this vibrator has been a perennial favorite years after its debut. This re-issue of the classic features a turbo-charged continuous or pulsing vibration – just what you need to get an unreal New Year’s glow that no makeup will be able to match.

Vivenne Tam Butterfly Lovers Digital Clutch ($599) Vivienne Tam Laptop
For a more tame techy toy, pick up the Vivienne Tam laptop – ahem, digital clutch – and leave everyone else in the front row to in your blingy dust. Ditch cold iPads and netbooks with this gold and butterfly wrapped stunner. It’s got everything you need, all in a case that’s less than an inch thick and less than three pounds. Best of all? With the click of a button you’ve got a webcam that transforms this into a mirror. Touch ups can’t get any more chic.

Harry & David Cara Cara Oranges ($40)
Traditionally, the Lunar New Year is celebrated by giving offerings of fruit to deities and ancestors, and ones in red and orange — auspicious colors — are particularly popular. If you’ve got a loved one you want to spoil this year, sending them the Harry & David Cara Cara Orange box guarantees

harry david cara cara oranges

a sweet year ahead. Ruby red inside, these California grown oranges are unlike any you’ve tasted before. Sugary sweet and juicy, you’ll want these delivered year-round.

Michael Kors Leather Envelope Clutch ($295)
Another tradition? Bright red envelopes with a some serious New Year’s cash. While the Michael Kors Leather Envelope Clutch lacks a crimson hue, it’s no less luxe.

michael kors croc-embossed leather envelope clutch

Embossed with croc in a go-with-everything black, it’ll give you luck every time you pick it up.

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Alexander McQueen Resort 2011 Gown
And the biggest way to make a splash in the Year of the Rabbit? Do what Michelle Obama did and don a floor-length red gown. Her Alexander McQueen showstopper was just the thing to celebrate a state dinner with China’s President Hu Jintao (at least we think so – critics bashed her for not wearing something American). Go all out and start this year out on the right foot.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.