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10 Gifts Everyone Born in the Year of the Pig Needs This Chinese New Year 2019

The Chinese New Year is February 5th, and we're going into the Year of the Pig. Pigs are associated with wealth (yay!) and good fortune, meaning that this year should be a lucky one. And, hey, we could all use a little good fortune right about now.

The Chinese Zodiac also says that the Earth Pig (2019's snout-faced mascot) enjoys life and entertainment, so we've rounded up some fun stuff to express your inner piggy. They also "aren't the most romantic people and might need to work on that"โ€”so we've thrown in a few pretties to sweeten the deal.

Lucore 2019 Chinese Year of The Pig Lucky Red Envelope

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Keep some of your Year of the Pig fortune in these lucky red envelopes! The red color is said to ward off evil spirits, and those pigs are just too cute to handle.

MANBU 925 Sterling Silver Unique Tree of Life Charm - Pig

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When you wear this sterling silver pig charm, according to the description, "you will become more charming," and "the more long-term wear can make people more healthy and attractive." If nothing else, you'll have a cute necklace.

Hello Kitty Year of the Pig Shirt

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Hello Kitty wishes you a happy, prosperous, and impossibly cute Chinese new year.

Trendy Pink Pig Journal

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The belly on the piggy pen just slays us.

Chinese New Year - 2019 Year of The Pig Party Scratch Off Fortune Cards

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Find your fortune with these scratch-off party cards.

Year of The Pig Festival Decoration Plush Piggy with Greetings

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This cute red pig wishes you Kung Hei Fat Choi.

Pure Natural Zodiac Necklace Pendant Made of Obsidian

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This gorgeous pendant is made of natural obsidian and is beautifully detailed.

Kurt Adler UL 10-Light Pink Pig Light Set

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These pink pig string lights are listed as seasonal decor, but who wouldn't want these up all year round?

Socksmith This Little Piggy Women's Novelty Sock

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Cover your little piggies in little piggies.

Pig Coloring Book For Adults

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Pick up some crayons and de-stress, pig style.

Times change, and if you don't change with them you're likely to get left behind. That simple piece of wisdom applies to pretty much everything - up to and including the job market. It seems like a lot of older didn't get that memo, though.

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Reddit user u/GeekyKirby wanted to get something for their boyfriend for his birthday, but he said not to get him anything because it is so close to Christmas, so they decided it was time to get creative.

When asked what they bought him, u/GeekyKirby replied:

I pre-ordered him a game [Kingdom Hearts III], and bought him a shirt and a book he wanted :) ...I also filled up his living room floor with balloons...

It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Oh, and they made him this Pikachu cake. You know, nbd.

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant icing is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
We over at r/fondanthate love your buttercream meme! - cherrylpk
This is one of the best things I've ever seen on Reddit! - backfromthedead
You're a very thoughtful and creative girlfriend! <3 - mediaclone
I'd have a hard time eating this, very cute. - FrontierFrance210
A meme!?!?!? On a cake!?!??!?!?!?!Now i've seen everything! - Indetermination

A few were also a bit envious.

This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
Side note: Here's hoping that 2019 will bless me with some manflesh to do nice things like this for too ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ- black_heart85
Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

Others have found inventive ways to use the meme as well:



Latte Art:

Even An Essay:

The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

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