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Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
This adorable pup-embossed highlighter is just waiting to be adored.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lunar New Year Highlighting Palette, $118, sephora.com.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Indulge in the ultimate sweet tooth experience with this limited-edition, keepsake Bento box complete with Sugurfina’s sweet and tart Peach Blossoms and shimmery Gold Chocolate Pearls.

Sugarfina Chinese New Year 2PC Bento Box, $24.95, sugarfina.ca.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
A unique keepsake for the dog-obsessed, pay homage with this hand-painted porcelain Dachshund, designed by sculptress Wera von Bartels in 1906

Dachshund Nymphenburg Dog, $1,895.15, avenue-road.com.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Dyson’s coveted high-velocity hair dryer has received a scarlet-red makeover, complete with a luxe-leather presentation box.

Dyson Supersonic Chinese New Year Gift Edition Hair Dryer, $500, dysoncanada.ca.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Bosco and Orso, the Boston Terriers of Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, appear throughout a celebratory ready-to-wear and accessory collection. Demanding to be accessorized, Bosco is featured here as a colourful enameled charm.

Gucci Bosco Keychain, $250, gucci.com.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Eye-catching, gilded packaging houses Estée Lauder’s signature wrinkle-reducing, gel-like serum.

Estée Lauder Limited Edition Gold Advanced Night Repair, $230 (115 ml), esteelauder.ca.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Embellished with Labradors and gold accents, this French-Italian brand has made the perfect cardigan for all those festive events.

Moncler Maglia Tricot cardigan, $950, moncler.com.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Symbolizing hope and joy, the plum red Meihua Blossom is the inspiration behind this limited-edition decorative palette that encases YSL Beauty’s fuchsia blusher, Volupté Nº5.

YSL Beauty Chinese New Year Hope & Joy Blush Volupté Palette, $70, yslbeauty.ca.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Sometimes it’s all about the basics. The Levi’s x Peanuts special capsule collection consists of go-to hoodies, headwear, tote bags and this witty graphic tee—the ultimate laid-back staples for all you Snoopy fans.

Levi’s Women’s Snoopy Perfect Tee, $34.95, levi.ca.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Step into the New Year with a softer, youthful complexion. This gift set includes Shiseido’s age-defying skincare heroes: Eudermine Revitalizing Essence, Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate and Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate.

Shiseido Lunar New Year Set, $88, sephora.ca.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Make a toast with Casamigos’ flavourful, festive-red Casa Royale cocktail. Combine 1 oz. of Casamigos Blanco Tequila and .5 oz. of crème de cassis into a tin cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously for 4 to 6 seconds. Strain mixture into a champagne flute rimmed with edible gold glitter, and top if off with champagne or prosecco. Bottoms up!

Casamigos Blanco Tequila, $60, liquor stores.

Welcome the Year of the Dog in Style
Sulwhasoo’s skin-balancing First Care Activating Serum honours Chinese New Year with vanity-worthy Zodiac artwork.

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum (2018 Zodiac ‘Year of the Dog’ Edition), $145, Toronto Nordstrom locations.

With the Lunar New Year right around the corner (celebrations kick off around the world on February 16th for over two weeks), it’s time to bid farewell to the Year of the Rooster and usher in the Year of the Dog. And with the practice of gift-giving an important tradition in Chinese culture, we’ve complied an impeccably chic and fun list of ideas to help mark the festive occasion dedicated to happiness, prosperity and fresh starts. Whether you plan on treating yourself or are looking to surprise your family and friends, these limited-edition style, décor and beauty finds are sure to make this Chinese New Year a special one.

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