Chinese New Year 2022: gift ideas and shopping tips

MANILA – Planning to enjoy some retail therapy for the upcoming Chinese New Year? Here are some thematic promotions and gifts offered by different brands and shops.

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Charriol turns to the Chinese zodiac for his newest addition to his Forever Animal collection.

The brand launched the Forever Tiger collection, which includes bracelets and a watch that capture the charm, grace and bold courage of the Panthera Tigris.

The strap features a tiger silhouette, with the figurative design repeating on Charriol’s signature twisted cable in black, gold and stainless steel colorways.

The Forever Tiger watch, on the other hand, features a two-eye dial design on a composition of black lines on an orange background. A gold bezel frames diamond markers finished with Charriol’s classic cable band.

In the Philippines, Charriol is distributed by Stores Specialists Inc. and is located at Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Rockwell, Trinoma, Central Square Bonifacio High Street, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza, SM Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center, The Podium , Newport Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Magnolia, Marquee Mall Pampanga, Ayala Cebu de Rustan and Abreeza Davao.

The brand is also available online at, and Zalora.



COS has unveiled its Lunar New Year capsule collection, centered around anticipation of a “bright” year ahead.

A nod to auspicious traditions associated with the holiday, shades of red appear throughout the collection to emphasize joy.

The Philippines branch of COS, a London-based brand known for its “modern, functional and thoughtful design”, is located at SM Aura Premier in Taguig.



The tiger, zodiac sign for the year 2022, is also the brand icon for Onitsuka Tiger.

To celebrate the Year of the Tiger, which takes place once every 12 years, the Japanese fashion brand will offer a variety of products with the said motif.

Some of the products that will be released throughout the year include shoes, jackets, pants, dresses, track tops, shorts, socks and shirts.

Onitsuka Tiger has branches at Greenbelt 5, Glorietta 5, SM Mall of Asia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM Megamall, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Two Parkade Bonifacio High Street Central, SM Aura Premier, Solenad and Acienda.


Smart device brand Oppo kicks off the Chinese New Year with back-to-back promotions through Lazada, Shopee and its service centers nationwide.

On February 1, customers can get up to 48% off Oppo gadgets such as Reno Series and A Series smartphones, Band B1 and Enco X earphones when shopping through Legit sa Lazmall sale and CNY sale by Shopee.

During the promotional period, they can also enjoy free shipping and get P200 vouchers for a minimum spend of P9,999, or take home a free pair of G25 headphones with every Reno6 purchase.

On January 31 and February 2, customers visiting any Oppo service center nationwide can choose from a selection of three lucky angpaos, one for each successful repair. These angpaos contain a free prize to take home, including headsets, chargers, and USB cables.

During Sale 2.2 on Lazada and Shopee, shoppers can enjoy up to 56% off participating Oppo gadgets. The promo will last until February 6.


Power Mac Center (PMC) offers deals and discounts on select Apple devices and accessories, training courses, and even service and repair fees.

The promotion, which will run until February 17, covers all PMC and The Loop stores nationwide, official online stores (Online Store, Viber Store, Shopee and Lazada), Apple Authorized Global Training Provider PMC Business Systems Inc. (PBSI) and Mobile Care Service Centers.

Customers can get the new iPhone 13 and 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1) at P2022 off, with select red accessories at 22% off the SRP. PMC is also reducing prices by up to 22% on participating accessories when purchased with any Apple device through non-remittance payment methods.

In official online stores, customers can purchase select Apple devices and get an additional 22% discount on select accessories on Shopee and Lazada. They can also get vouchers with up to P80 off for a minimum purchase amount of P2,200 on Shopee, Lazada and SM Malls app, enjoy free nationwide shipping. Offers are valid in conjunction with complementary offers from the Shopee and Lazada sites.

Those who have taken training courses such as Application Development with Swift, MacOS Support Essentials, and Technical Troubleshooting by PBSI can register until February 17 and bring one more for free.

Meanwhile, customers can get 22% discount on diagnostic fees, software fees and non-repair related service fees at Mobile Care service centers nationwide or at PMC’s postal service. February 1, 14 and 15. A 10% discount is available until January. February 31, 2-13 and February 16-17.


Shopee has Chinese New Year gift ideas based on the “luck” brought by animal zodiac signs.

Those looking to make progress in their love life this year can check out Olay’s Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream and White Radiance Essence Dropper, Mikana 18k Rose Gold Plated Bangle, and INSPI Oversized Shirts.

Items for better health and well-being include Vicks Immune Defense Multivitamin, Kemilng M7 PLUS Folding Electric Treadmill Machine, Han River Massage Gun.

Meanwhile, those aiming to boost productivity for wealth opportunities can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, the classic everyday planner and reclining mesh home office chair.

The Shopee app is available for free via the App Store or Google Play.


Hyperlocal shopping app MallDash and Robinsons Malls promise to bring more savings to customers with their 2022 CNY promo.

From Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, MallDash shoppers can use the following promo codes: GOGETEMTIGER168 for a P168 discount for a minimum spend of P800; and GOGETEMTIGER88 for a discount of P88 for a minimum spend of P200.

MallDash offers on-demand pickup or 1-hour delivery. Prudent shoppers can schedule pickup or delivery for a future time or date up to the next 3 days in advance.

Once the order is received, the customer can choose to pay in cash or GCash. allows multiple orders from various restaurants, stores and at grocery and department stores inside Robinsons malls.

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