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Holiday Gift Ideas From Immigrant-Owned Businesses

Dec 4, 2023

Pantry staples from an immigrant-owned business

The gifting season is fast approaching. We’ve rounded up some of the best holiday gift ideas from immigrant-owned businesses:

Fly By Jing

For the spice lover in your life, Fly By Jing’s collection of sauces and spice mixes are the perfect stocking stuffers. Founded by Jing Gao, the line of pantry staples is inspired by the flavors of her hometown of Chengdu, China.


Every purchase from this company helps create jobs for women refugees and helps them through resettlement. This dreamy scarf is just one of many designs that highlight the women’s strength.


Celebrate Latin American culture with bilingual children’s books created by two mothers who wanted to fill a gap in the industry. Their goal: to tell authentic stories that promote inclusivity and love.

Iber! Naturals

“Iber” means “you are beautiful” in the language of the Luo people, a tribe in East Africa. The skincare company was founded by Grace Kinda, who immigrated from Kenya to the United States in 2008. The lavender flower lotion bar includes skin-nourishing ingredients like shea butter and cocoa butter and is infused with fresh lavender petals.

Always Pan

Give the chef in your life the all-in-one bestselling Always Pan, co-founded by Shiza Shahid, who is also the co-founder of the Malala Fund. The 10-inch pan is designed to replace 8 traditional pieces of cookware. The pan comes in a variety of colors, including a blush pink and hot pepper red.

Ser Paraíso

Diana Castro, a Mexican artist and designer, created Ser Paraíso to help people tap into their spiritual selves. Her collection includes journals, calendars, notecards, and art prints. This beautiful intention journal is the perfect gift to start the new year off right.

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Laos Supply

Salong Namsa created lifestyle brand Laos Supply in 2018 after living in a Thai refugee camp for years. His clothing and designs reflect his passion for his home country. This colorful elephant tote will bring a touch of whimsy to everyday errands.

Prosperity Candle

While not technically immigrant-owned, each of Prosperity’s handmade candles is created by a woman refugee to empower them and their families as they build a new life in the United States. Each candle is hand poured to order and comes with a story card about the artisan who made it.

Books, Books, Books

Give the gift of reading this holiday season with one of our book picks about the immigrant experience. Award-winning author Angie Kim draws on childhood experiences as a Korean immigrant in her new novel “Happiness Falls.”

Boundless Immigration

Is someone close to you looking to apply for a marriage green card or K-1 visa? Help them take the first step in making their dream a reality and sign them up with Boundless! Co-founded by immigrant Xiao Wang, Boundless helps make the immigration process easier and more affordable.

Mostra Coffee

Founded by four Filipino-American friends, Mostra Coffee aims to shine the spotlight on lesser-known coffee regions in the Philippines and invest in local coffee farms. The single-origin Philippine Sitio Naguey Garnica is a light roast sourced from a small community of growers in the mountains of Benguet.

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