20 Fabulous Holiday Gifts From Asian-Owned Brands

Shop these must-give finds from Glow Recipe, Uniqlo, Soko Glam and more.

By Emily Spain, Marenah Dobin, Kristine Fellizar Dec 17, 2021 12:00 AMTags
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Happy Holidays, shoppers! If you're still searching for the perfect gift to give anyone left on your list, we've rounded up a list of fabulous gift ideas that are guaranteed to please. Best part is, they're all from Asian-owned brands!

There are a ton of great products that should be on your radar this season and a part of your regular shopping routine year round. Many of them are from brands you already love like UniqloTatcha, Glow Recipe and more.

Whether you're looking for clothing, beauty or home goods, there's no shortage of great items you can gift from AAPI-owned brands. Check those out below.

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BONBONWHIMS Lucky Ring

We're obsessed with Clare Ngai's custom Y2K-inspired, whimsical jewelry and accessories! Made in small batches, BONBONWHIM's jewelry is a must for adding a touch of fun to any outfit. The brand also helps raise money for BIPOC communities in need, including organizations such as GirlTrek, Send Chinatown Love and Stop AAPI Hate.

Pink Moon Celestial Sun Brew

Pink Moon's Celestial Sun Brew is a 4-in-1 brew that you can use as a facial steam and hydrosol to calm breakouts and moisturize skin, a hair rinse to cleanse the scalp and nourish the hair, or a tea. It's made with rose buds, rose hips, lemon peel, and basil.

Soko Glam Then I Met You Cleansing Balm

Founded by Charlotte Cho, Soko Glam is the ultimate destination for skincare must-haves! We love shopping their unique curation of bestselling K-Beauty products, plus their Then I Met You Cleansing Balm is one of our favorite skincare products to date. It helps melt away oil-based impurities thanks to a blend of ingredients like fatty acid-rich seaberry oil, olive oil and vitamin E.

Haerfest Invisible Foldable Laptop Stand

This invisible foldable laptop stand is thin, sturdy and sticks to your laptop without leaving marks. It would make a great gift for a white elephant exchange or for someone who's always working on-the-go.

Health-Ade Kombucha

Co-founded by Vanessa Dew, Health-Ade offers arguably the yummiest, highest-quality kombucha on the market. Packed with probiotics, every glass of Health-Ade helps promote better gut health and offers an immune system boost among its many benefits.

Kulfi Beauty Underlined Kajal Eyeliner

Priyanka Ganjoo's Kulfi Beauty amplifies and celebrates South Asian voices through an inclusive range of makeup products. Their award-winning kajal eyeliner features nourishing ingredients in addition to being waterproof, smudgeproof and vegan.

LAPCOS Revitalizing Variety Pack of Sheet Masks

We love using these high performance, cruelty-free sheet masks by LAPCOS. There are many different packs to choose from, and they'd make for great stocking stuffers. 

MO MI Beauty Styling Jelly

Mo Mi founder Diane Reade uses her heritage and time spent living, working and traveling in Europe and Asia as inspiration for her incredible line of haircare products! We love their styling jelly because it tames fly-aways and helps us create the perfect hairdo.

 

Em Cosmetics Magical Minis Set

Michelle Phan's makeup brand has some amazing gift sets like this one. It includes the fan-fave Morning Dew Crystal Lip Gloss and Pick Me Up Volume + Length Mascara in mini sizes. It also comes in a cute velvet EM pouch.

Uniqlo Fluffy Yarn Fleece Zip Jacket

Japanese brand Uniqlo has all the clothing essentials you need, like this stylish cropped fleece jacket, which is available in four colors. We love it so much, we have it in black and off white. And yes, it's just as cozy and cool as it looks. 

Cle Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder

This product goes on as a powder and it transforms into a long-lasting matte lip color. How unique. You can buy the melting lip powder from K-beauty brand Cle Cosmetics.

Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm & Makeup Remover

Glow Recipe's skincare is fun through and through, with bright colors and fruity ingredients. Although we love nearly every product we've tried from the Asian-owned brand, we particularly love their Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm and Makeup Remover.

Muji Porcelain Toothbrush Stand

We love Japanese brand Muji's minimalist offerings. These colorful pen or toothbrush stands make great stocking stuffers. You may even want one for yourself! 

Tatcha The Starter Ritual Set

From the packaging to the product, we love Tatcha. Founder Victoria Tsai found inspiration for the company while traveling through Japan. This starter set is a great place to begin. It's an $82 value, but you can get it for $68. There are sets for normal, dry, oily, and sensitive skin types.

Peach & Lily Glass Skin Discovery Kit

Speaking of skincare, this gift set includes Korean beauty brand Peach & Lily's Power Calm Hydrating Cleanser, Wild Dew Treatment Essence, and Glass Skin Refining Serum, which is a best seller on its own.

Yamazaki Home Magnetic Key Cabinet Closet 

This very cool magnetic key cabinet closet will discreetly keep your keys in one place. We love Japanese brand Yamazaki's home products, and this is just one of many must-have products for your home. 

Tower28 SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray

This cult-favorite facial spray is excellent for those suffering from eczema, as Chinese founder of Tower28 Amy Liu was. 

Amy O Love Knot Necklace

This Amy O necklace has a dainty knot pendant on a delicate, diamond-cut cable chain. Layer it with other Amy O necklaces or wear it on its own.

Avre Infinity Glide Blush and White Sneakers

These eco-friendly shoes are perfect for walking, hitting the gym or running everyday errands. 

Mono B Triple Stripe Sports Bra

Mono B is a Korean-owned athleisure brand that offers size-inclusive, eco-conscious designs. This cute sports bra features tan and brown straps on the back and removable pads.

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—Originally published Dec. 9, 2020, at 4:05 p.m. PT