Your Chinese New Year gift list

Thursday 04 February 2021 11:01

The Year of the Ox is fast approaching, but how is the new-year shopping coming along? Are you all finished, sitting back with your feet up, fully prepared for the festivities? Or are you… not *quite* sorted yet with a to-do list as long as your arm?

If it’s the latter, we’ve got your back. Our Chinese New Year range is perfect to tick everyone off your to-buy-for list, resolve your woes and get you ready to enjoy the spring festival with added feelings of accomplishment this year.

Don’t forget, you have to be quick to get your gifts in time, so let’s do this!

Let’s start with a couple of biggies. Your parents. All of those years of love and kindness, and countless dumplings have bought them a place at the top of your list, and rightly so. So what to buy for them?

She’s the heart of the family, so she deserves the best. A home shirt is the perfect choice, plus it gives her something red to welcome the New Year in. Will you choose her favourite player’s name and number for the back, or something more… mum? Check out MU Women’s very own Katie Zelem expertly modelling the home kit. You can bag the home kit with 25% off at the moment, so be quick!

Maybe you’re thinking of something more festive. No problem. We can do that. Check out the Chinese New Year themed jersey, modelled here by Anthony Martial, complete with ox detailing, swirled by the auspicious cloud to bring good fortune for the year ahead. The shirt is unisex for a more relaxed fit than the Women’s home kit above, but a great option for a seasonal gift. Check it out at United Direct.

Dad’s another biggie on the list. Treat him to the hero item from the Chinese New Year collection and let him channel his inner David De Gea with this red padded jacket. Featuring an intricate and low-key camo print made up of the ox, swirled by the auspicious cloud to keep him warm while looking cool.

Order yours now at United Direct.

If you’re after something a little lighter, how about a classic black hoodie with sleek red Manchester United crest to up his comfy-but-smart wardrobe? Check it out at United Direct.

After the home schooling the kids have had in the last few months, they deserve an extra special treat for New Year! Treat them to an entire outfit with one simple move with a full home kit, complete with socks and shorts to welcome in the New Year. Take a look at United Direct, where you can save 10% at the moment with code MU10OFF.

If the kids are taller than you these days, and tower over you at family events (When did they become so grown up? When did they get so tall?!), you might want to pick something from the adult range to bag yourself some cool points. The Chinese New Year sweatshirt, sported below by Donny van de Beek is a classic design with a twist, featuring the gold foil ox to bring fortune in the year ahead. Order yours now at United Direct.

Don’t forget, get your order in quick sharp!

Whatever you choose, don’t forget to share your shopping on our new instagram @weareunited for a chance to be featured, and check out the Chinese New Year guide while you're there.

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