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While Christmas celebrations often feature trees as a central festive symbol, the Chinese New Year (CNY) doesn’t have an equivalent singular iconic decoration. However, that doesn’t limit the variety and creativity imbued in the vast array of CNY decoration items. These items span a wide range, including Chinese lanterns, money trees, depictions of Caishen (the God of Prosperity), lion dance figures, and representations of the Chinese zodiac animal of the year. Notably, red decorations are prevalent as this colour symbolizes wealth and prosperity.
In business settings, decorations that connote prosperity are particularly favoured. This is why it’s common to spot the Maneki-neko (the fortune cat) at points of sale. In this article, we aim to compile a list of unique and creative CNY decoration items that would enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home, office, or business premises.
While their primary purpose is to serve as decorations, some of these items also offer functional utility. They can double up as small storage spaces, phone holders, coin banks, night lamps and more. These decorations not only enhance visual appeal, but also contribute to creating a positive energy ambiance to welcome the New Year.
Caishen Gold Tray
The Caishen Gold Tray is available in two variations. The first is a simple gold tray, while the second incorporates a small container, shaped like a sycee (yuanbao).
Cute Caishen Figurine
This Cute Caishen Figurine depicts the god of wealth in a charming style. The figure is designed with a spring-extended hat, adding an element of movement to its appeal.
Lion Dance Figurine
This Lion Dance Figurine is available in a few versions, each showcasing a different spring festival couplet (chunlian) to mark the Chinese New Year festivities.
Dragon Phone Holder
This Dragon Phone Holder is available in several colours. It’s designed to hold your smartphone and is especially ideal for the Year of the Dragon.
Dragon Coin Bank
This Dragon Coin Bank, available in red, white, and orange, is a great pick for the year of the dragon. It’s a simple and fun way to encourage your kids to start saving.
Maneki-neko Night Lamp
This Maneki-neko Night Lamp is more than just a lucky cat with a waving paw. It features an ambient light and includes a small storage compartment as well.
Chinese Lantern Vase
This Chinese Lantern Vase is available in vibrant shades of red and gold. Its versatile design allows it to serve as a container for your CNY flowers or any other ornamental items.
Fortune Fruit Flower Tray
This Fortune Fruit Flower Tray is a lovely addition to your home or commercial premises. Its usability extends beyond the Chinese New Year, offering year-round functionality.
Gold Crystal Money Tree
This shiny Gold Crystal Money Tree is ideal for not only the Chinese New Year but also makes a thoughtful present for a new business inauguration or housewarming event.
Fu Tabletop Decor
This tasteful Fu Tabletop Decor appeals to those with an artistic flair who appreciate understated design and a balanced representation of fortune.