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Looking for one of a kind gifts while supporting community businesses? Our Asian American small business shopping guide has everything from books, to clothing, to kitchen. With over 100 businesses featured, you're sure to find a stellar gift for your special person. Have fun!
Beautiful, handmade pieces like paper flower arrangements, wreaths, cards, and more.
Featuring laser cut + engraved details that inspire connection and thoughtfulness.
Family business/operation selling laser cut wood items ranging from ornaments, sign markers, coloring book activities to signs, kids' clothing, + everything in between.
The Wander Club helps travelers commemorate their trips with our handcrafted Wanderchains (essentially a keychain version of your passport) with engraved tokens for every trip.
the kimi collective is a calligraphy + design shop featuring home goods, prints, as well as wedding/stationery services.
The husband-and-wife team has grown a lifestyle brand born out of the desire to infuse art + design into every day. Poketo creates collections of design-conscious goods to cultivate a creative lifestyle.
Mimochai is an independent storybook studio + shop, sharing stories + products that encourage creativity, courage, + mindfulness in humans of all ages. Find prints, totes, apparel, accessories, + more.
Est. 2001 + features art exhibitions, fun house wares, gifts, stationeries, t-shirts, comics, plush, + toy figures from around the world. Giant Robot is often cited as the birthplace for Asian Pop Culture products + Uglydolls.
Honey Belle is a natural beauty brand that started in a home kitchen, with products ranging from skincare/body products, tools, accessories, + more.
Love Pretty specializes in lashes designed for people with small, petite, or Asian eyes who love hand-crafted, no-fuss, easy to apply, comfort-first but also glamorous lashes.
Handmade, small-batch soaps inspired by the founder’s love of food, science, scents, + beautiful things. Find cheeky donut/boba/dessert soaps!
WATO has roots with the founders' mother Noriko who taught herself how to make soap + studied traditional herbal/dyeing practices. Find products with natural ingredients + homemade dyes.
Skincare + makeup curated, sourced, + centered on the latest Korean Beauty technology, bearing in mind that the very best products are ones that nurture your most natural state.
The Museum Store of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) features distinctive Asian American merchandise for all occasions + generations. Your purchases help support the programs + exhibitions at JANM.
With sustainability + excellence at its core, Salt Paper Co. prioritizes recycling + reducing waste, without compromising quality in all stationary + custom products.
A modern balloon + party shop with a Pasadena brick & mortar carrying stationery, paper partyware, gifts, + a fully stocked balloon bar.
Husband + wife duo founded Yoseka Stationery in 2017 as a way of introducing Asian stationery to the US with roots in Taiwan at Neil’s parent’s stationery store.
MAAARI is the dream of modern design rooted in consciousness + inspired by Philippine culture. Founded in 2016 + run by two Filipina-American women, Ivy and Jeanette are storytellers + designers dedicated to honoring their roots + reimagining age-old traditions.
Shibui Wood and Designs is a home décor studio focusing on custom built furniture where everything is handmade in California. A family owned shop that's rooted in Japanese aesthetics, inspired by the beauty of Japanese designs that are simple yet serve an everyday purpose.
Founded in 1971, as a small “friendship” store in NYC's Chinatown as a place to find just about anything: from Buddha statuettes to rice snacks to chopsticks, + things you can’t even name. Today, Pearl River is a beloved NY institution + a symbol for the creativity + ingenuity of Asian Americans.
The Give Store started as a small vendor at local farmers markets + at artisanal events, meeting extraordinary people making amazing products. Those experiences inspired the store to bring in products from small makers, not only from local artists, but from the US + all over the world.
HIGHTIDE is a brand established in Fukuoka, Japan in 1994, specializing in office supplies + stationery with HIGHTIDE STORE DTLA opening in July 2017. The store is inspired by local Japanese stationery stores with shelves crammed with notebooks, pencils, erasers, pen cases, cheap sweets, + toys.
At HÖMAGE in Pasadena, you will find a space filled with beautifully crafted goods curated by owner, Jill Pearson. Emerging + experienced artists' work sit side by side with unique gifts + handmade jewelry.
An unapologetic brand specifically with women for small boobs, starting with bras ( in cute + comfy styles, too!)
“Bringing East Coast chic to West Coast charm” with a selection of women’s apparel + accessories.
Female-focused apparel line making limited runs of conscious clothes - shop their final collection/pieces.
Celebrating Japanese American culture, CRFT blends modern cultural influence + heritage.
Little Tokyo based streetwear brand, notoriously without an online store to encourage supporting the LT community, but online this season with tees, hoodies, hats, + more.
Textile brand partnering directly partnering with weavers in India to create beautiful bandanas, scarves, + home textiles.
Los Angeles based community-driven streetwear brand focused on storytelling for activists, trendsetters, + warriors for change.
Kaira Active’s founder stepped away from the fast fashion industry to create a sustainable, thoughtful, + versatile activewear brand.
Based in Oakland, CA, Akashi Kama brings modern products designed + influenced by the Japanese-American experience.
Haitian-American + Filipina-American duo championing maximalist/minimalist sustainable clothing.
Los Angeles based clothing brand dedicated to making well-designed clothes sustainably, ethically, + locally for everyday (kid/maternity-friendly, too!)
Reclaiming “ugly,” embracing authenticity, + building a family based on inclusiveness, promoting acceptance in race, gender, orientation, culture, + ability.
Based in Hawaii, designer duo creates uncomplicated, yet feminine tops, dresses, jumpers, + sets that are both comfortable + versatile.
Made with mamas in mind, collections feature pieces made for nursing moms, prioritizing functionality, design, + comfort.
Creating lasting pieces with a mix of romantic undertones + comfortably structured pieces, committed to empowering others, + supporting underserved communities + nonprofits.
Find high quality curated coffee beans, tea products, equipment, merchandise, + more from the Highland Park-based LA coffee shop.
Based in Los Angeles, Cafe Dulce serves coffee, tea, seasonal creations, donuts, treats, + more, rooted in supporting the community.
The two female founders started Three Gems Tea to make tea breaks easy. The three gems for getting the most out of your cup? Keep it good, simple, + fun!
Currently a pop-up in LA's Chinatown, try Thank You Coffee's hojicha latte, Thank You latte, + various drinks/baked goods in collaboration with local makers.
Nguyen Coffee Supply is the first ever Vietnamese-American-owned importer + roaster of green coffee beans from Vietnam in New York. Shop coffee, merch, gifts, + more, celebrating diversity in the coffee community.
Us Two Tea represents the second generation of Asian Americans + is making tea culture more accessible to people in the U.S to speak in a way that coffee connects people: inclusive, welcoming, + accessible.
Beautiful skin starts from within, + tea has always been at the center of that conversation. Common Clover is a love letter to those open to rewriting how we incorporate tea into our wellness + beauty routines.
Think plant store meets coffee shop meets local gift one-stop-shop. The two hapa founders have curated a place for plants + community in West LA.
Family-owned + operated on the Eastside of Los Angeles, Echo Garden provides a variety of houseplants, ceramic pottery, trees, succulents, cacti, + more.
Serving the Westside of Los Angeles for over 80 years, find outdoor + indoor plants including seasonal annuals, perennial shrubs/ground covers, succulents, vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, sod, + houseplants.
Rooted makes the plant-buying experience more fun, convenient, + accessible in the most sustainable way possible, providing affordable plants with fresh, educational content to guide you on your journey.
Everything is handmade with the utmost TLC by the brother + sister duo with ingredients coming from local, organic farmers whenever possible with a percentage of sales going to charities around the world.
Inspired by the founders' feelings of wanderlust, every Wanderlust flavor is made from their memories, the flavors that remind them of their childhoods, the places they’ve been, + the places they want to go.
The founder of DeLight is a pastry lover who trained in a pastry school in Paris. Ever since moving to Los Angeles, she sought to create special sweets that can bring love + attention to the people we care about, and her delicious custom butter cookies were born.
Established in 1927, Yasukochi Family Farms is rooted in San Diego, CA, providing produce, recipes, + more to surrounding communities. If you're local to San Diego, check out their Community Supported Agriculture produce boxes with farm fresh goods.
Fugetsu-Do has been a family owned + operated confectionery store in Little Tokyo since 1903. Japanese rice cakes, more commonly known as mochi (rice cake) and manju (sweet bean-filled rice cake), are the staple.
Diaspora Co. is a direct trade, single-origin spice company dedicated to building a better spice trade by putting money, equity, + power into the hands of Indian farmers. Shop spices, build a trio, + explore flavors + recipes.
Founded in 2018, Buttery Popcorn Co. has been serving up small batch, artisanal popcorn throughout Southern California. Choose from fun flavors like matcha, Chamoy, cinnamon toast, + more!
A mix of handmade + curated jewelry that can be worn everyday while being affordable. Perfect for the everyday minimalist.
Hand-marbled, formed, + assembled statement jewelry with minimal design that focuses on earth tones + geometrical shapes.
Handmade statement + simple jewelry. All of Littlest & Co.’s beautiful pieces are wrapped + ready to be gifted.
The cutest hair accessories/uniquely designed hair claws proudly manufactured in China to commit to furthering responsible manufacturing practices.
Built around principles of making carefully considered, purpose driven, foundation pieces you can depend on. Handbags made exceptionally with animal-free materials.
Frustrated by the lack of comfortable eyewear options for diverse face shapes + sizes, the female duo teamed up to create an innovative approach to fit + design.
Pine Tree & Myrtle is a small-batch home goods studio with a philosophy to create something that doesn't just clutter your house - an item that will be cherished and used, then used again + again. Shop candles + gift sets.
The Japanese/Mexican artist based in San Francisco, CA creates uniquely diverse + playful ceramic pieces, made all the more warm with her backstory of ceramics being an outlet of grieving her father's passing.
kuzu is a small home studio based in Los Angeles, CA with the goal to share the vision of the intersection of design, scale, texture, + function through beautiful handmade ceramics.
The oldest store in Chinatown, New York bringing you the best quality porcelain ware since 1925. Home to community initiative, W.O.W. Project, with a mission to sustain ownership over Chinatown's future by growing, protecting, + preserving Chinatown's creative culture through arts, culture, + activism.
Alyson Iwamoto is a native Los Angeles ceramic artist, working in clay for 20 years, deeply influenced by her Japanese heritage + LA roots. For nearly a decade, Alyson was a ceramics instructor to children at Inner-City Arts, a non-profit organization located in skid row, California.
A Vietnamese-American owned company making eco-conscious candles inspired by the founders' heritage + personal experiences. Sach represents the LA-based Vietnamese-American couple's hope of creating meaningful, worthwhile products that also happen to be eco-friendly.
Whether a gift for a special someone, or a treat for yourself, a purchase from a community-based business supports local entrepreneurship and supports the framework that keeps our community strong.
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