Stylish Gifts for New Year 2019: Chinese Year of Pig

Plush piglet in a Santa hat

One of the popular New Year customs in Ukraine is giving presents with Chinese Zodiac animals. It is often viewed as a lucky charm. 2019 is the Year of Pig, which means many Ukrainian and foreign brands have stylish gifts in stock.


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Публикация от ZELENA | Галерея Подарков (

Ukrainian gift shop Zelena offers to get a plush pig made by the French brand Doudou Et Compagnie. The cute toy has bright-pink fuzzy leg warmers, glittery hooves and a matching golden crown. You can get with or without the special brand box. The toy can be a good present for kids or those who'd like to add a soft touch to the winter decor in 2019. The piglets are available for sale on Instagram and the official website of the company.


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Публикация от ISEI - Мережа магазинiв краси (@isei_cosmetics)

Isei store specializes in the trendy Korean and Japanese cosmetics and make-up. It's no secret that the 10-step program of Korean skincare has become famous these last year, that's why one of its most popular treatments, sheet mask, might be a good present for those who follow the trends.

The Eye Mask Pig is made by Missha, a rather well-known Korean brand. The mask works like a spa treatment - it can heat up to 40°C degrees and is said to leave the skin moisturized. Besides, it can help with dark circles under eyes, which is pretty essential in winter. You can order the mask on Instagram and the official Isei website.


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Публикация от ORNER (@orner_store)

Ukrainian brand Orner was founded in 2013 when the creative team realized the Ukrainian market was short of quality presents. Nowadays, Orner is one of the most popular brands of planners, chocolate, candles and most famously tableware with funny illustrations.

For 2019, Orner has designed a New Year mug with a grumpy cat that wears a pig hat and says "Хрю", which is "oink" in Ukrainian. The mug is made of glazed ceramics and can contain 450ml of liquid, which is plenty for a big cup of steaming cocoa. The cup is available for order on Instagram and the official website of the company.


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Публикация от Шкарпетки / Носки / Socks (@clew_ua)

Clew is a Ukrainian brand of accessories based in Lviv. While the team also offers beanies, Clew is known the most for their unusual socks design. The brand participates in pop-up fairs like Kurazh Bazar in Kyiv, Gesheft Garage Sale in Odesa and One Day Shop in Lviv. Socks with pig's snout can become a nice cozy present in 2019 both for female and male friends. The socks are available in two size ranges: 35-40 and 40-45. You can order the socks on Clew's Instagram or Facebook.


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Публикация от H&M Home (@hmhome)

The arrival of H&M on the Ukrainian market could hardly be missed in autumn 2018. The brand opened two stores in Lavina Mall and SkyMall shopping centers and plans to open the third one in 2019 as well. Luckily, H&M Home is available as well as other lines of the brand.

You can assemble a kit of porcelain mugs with cute piglet ears and deep plate as a useful present for 2019. The plate is big and deep enough to serve anything from soups to a batch of muffins. Kitchenware is available in H&M stores in the Home department. You can also order them from other countries' H&M websites.


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One more Ukrainian brand of presents, Presentville, was founded way back in 2007. The team aimed at creating unusual presents from decor to accessories. While the brand is based in Chernivtsi, the items are also available for sale in Kyiv, Lviv and other cities. Presentville has created a whole line of New Year presents with piglets.

Among the cushions, pins, accessories and notebooks, you may choose the calendar-planner for 2019. The A3-format flip wall calendar can be useful for those who want to polish their Ukrainian skills. Each month is illustrated with piglets and has funny inscriptions. It is available for order on Instagram and the official website of the company.


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Публикация от MIRABELLA POSTCARDS (@mirabella_postcards)

Mirabella is a Ukrainian brand of postcards founded 10 years ago. Since then, it has become one of the most famous and diverse postcard caterers in the country. Sure enough, piglet appears on Mirabella's postcards. It can accompany the pig-gift or simply become a nod to the Ukrainian custom of giving presents with Chinese Zodiac animals. You can order the postcards on Instagram and find them in numerous shops in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa and other large cities.

The following list is the editor's choice. All brands are mentioned in a random order.
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