Holiday Gift Ideas For Winter 2022 to Support AAPI Businesses

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are thinking about what gifts to buy for our friends and family. One great way to show your support for the Asian American community is to purchase gifts from Asian American-owned businesses. Not only will you be supporting small businesses, but you’ll also be able to find unique and meaningful gifts that your loved ones will treasure. Here are a few gift ideas from Asian American-owned businesses that you might want to consider:

Tower 28

Founded by Amy Liu, Tower 28 provides a clean and healthy beauty brand while taking extra care with their ingredients. They do not use fillers, fragrances, or animal by-products and create high-performance beauty products while also promoting Good Clean Fun!

Dealing with eczema her entire adult life, Amy Liu’s story is an inspiration to us all as she continues to create a brand that is fun and accessible for those with sensitive skin.

Consider getting a friend or family member started with the Tower 28 Essentials Set for an easy and affordable four-step skin-care routine

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The Sill

At the age of 26, Eliza Blank started her company in a borrowed office in NYC’s own Chinatown. With hard work and passion, Eliza and her team invite you to cultivate a space with plants.

Not only will a plant bring life and beauty to your home, but it can also improve the air quality and reduce stress. Plus, caring for a plant can be a relaxing and rewarding hobby. Don’t miss out on the benefits of owning a plant – treat yourself or a loved one to one today while supporting a founder with Filipina roots! 

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Tea Drunk

What is a better holiday gift linked to the AAPI community than traditional Chinese tea? Tea Drunk is dedicated to providing its customers with handpicked leaves from Chinese mountains.

Tea has a variety of potential health benefits and is a great way to support and connected with traditional Asian roots.

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Eunice and Dave have a strong appreciation for the importance of coming together with family over a meal. This appreciation is rooted in their Korean and Vietnamese traditions, and it has stayed with them as they have carried these traditions with them across oceans and into their own homes. This appreciation for the power of shared meals is something that is present in all of their endeavors.

From kitchenware to traditional Japanese knives, Material has it all. Consider purchasing The Fundamentals for everything you need in your culinary toolkit.

Photo Source: Material Kitchen

Nguyen Coffee Supply

Many people enjoy drinking coffee in the morning as a way to start their day, while others enjoy it throughout the day as a way to stay energized and alert. Support an AAPI business by purchasing a gift form Nguyen Coffee Supply.

From brew tools to coffee beans, Nguyen Coffee Supply will make a perfect gift for the holidays.

Photo Source: Nguyen Coffee Supply

Ooh! What’s This?

As a Vietnamese-American, Vyvyan Doan worked relentlessly to challenge the traditional job route and work for herself. Giving others the platform to publish their work, she is advocating for the AAPI community while doing what she loves through art and creativity.

Consider purchasing a piece from her website as a gift this holiday season!

Photo Source: Ooh! What's This?

No matter where you are or what you are celebrating this holiday season, we hope that our AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Holiday Gift Guide can provide you with inspiration for supporting Asian American businesses. These businesses deserve our support now more than ever, and shopping with them is a meaningful way to show our solidarity and appreciation for their contributions to our communities.

Whether you are looking for gifts for loved ones or simply looking to support these businesses, we hope that our gift guide can be a helpful resource for finding unique and meaningful items that will bring joy to those you care about.

The AAVU team wishes you all a happy holiday!

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