11 Stocking Stuffers from Asian-Owned Brands

Cute, quirky and fun stocking stuffers from Asian-owned brands and businesses.

Cute, quirky and fun stocking stuffers from Asian-owned brands and businesses.

by The RepresentASIAN Project
December 7, 2023

It can be hard to figure out what to get for everyone on your list—with so many loved ones and so many holiday events to attend, gifting becomes one big chore when it should be a celebration of your loved ones.

And, many of us want to make our dollars count by buying from companies and brands that we support. Luckily for you, our gift guide is full of stocking stuffer ideas from Asian-owned brands that are sure to be a hit.

From homemade jewelry inspired by mahjong tiles to an Asian-specific charades game perfect for a get together with your besties, here are 11 stocking stuffers from Asian-owned brands and businesses for everyone in your life.

1. AJE Pottery Handmade Clay Mahjong Tile Earrings

Founder: Amy Jan Ernst

Transform a classic game into a fashion statement with these handcrafted, mahjong-inspired pottery earrings, perfect for the game enthusiast with a flair for style. Choose from an array of colours and designs – bamboo, dots, numbers, or special tiles – and gift a piece of wearable art uniquely tailored for them, ready in just 2-3 weeks. — Nathan Sing

$30 per earring. Available at ajepottery.com.

2. Apothegeri Fresh Pandesal Candle

Founder: Geri Coria

What better way to celebrate the holiday season with the smell of fresh pandesal? This handmade soy candle from Apothegeri will have your home smelling like a Manila bakery. — Madelyn Chung

$18.50. Available at apothegeri.com.

3. Helene’s Happy Hobbies Shrimp Chips and Honey Butter Chips Epoxy Coated Keychains

Founder: Helene Vo

Get your snackiest friend these epoxy-covered keychains featuring these iconic Asian snacks. — Rebecca Gao

$14. Available at heleneshappyhobbies.art.

4. AZN Flush Keep Face Game

Founder: John Lim

This party game of charades features prompts only Asians would know and understand. Perfect for holiday get-togethers! — M.C.

$25. Available at aznflush.com.

5. Yumi Sakugawa Planet Strange Seeds Notebook

Founder: Yumi Sakugawa

Unleash their inner gardener of ideas with Yumi Sakugawa’s ‘Plant Strange Seeds’ notebook, a canvas for the wildest of thoughts and sketches. It’s the perfect gift for dreamers and creatives, encouraging them to sow seeds of imagination on every page. — N.S.

$25. Available at sunshineshop.la.

6. Diaspora Co. Tote

Founder: Sana Javeri Kadri

This colourful, oversized tote bag from Spice Company Diaspora Co. will stand out among the crowds—and help carry everything your pal needs. — R.G.

$45. Available at diasporaco.com.

7. Surati Punjabi Mix

Founders: Harilal and Maganlal Sheth

Forget trail mix, and grab a handful of this “mixture,” as South Asians have nicknamed it. A crunchy, salty blend of chickpea flour, lentils, split chickpeas, nuts, rice, beans, and spices, Surati is a Canadian favourite and a household name. — Sadaf Ahsan

$4. Available at suratiworld.com.

8. Chop Suey Club Mahjong Chocolate Ice Mold

Founder: Ruoyi Jiang

This colourful silicone mold will sweeten up the notoriously ruthless game of mahjong. Not only can it be used to make chocolate, but you can also use them to make mahjong ice tiles! — M.C.

$17. Available at chopsueyclub.com.

9. Blushiez White Bunny Candy Dog Toy

Founder: Linda Nguyen

This interactive dog toy not only gets points for nostalgia, but also for its ability to keep your fave pup busy. With a velcro-closure bag and two ‘white bunny’ candies, complete with a pocket for small treats, it’s hard to tell who will love this gift more, the dog or its pawrents! — M.C.

$23. Available at blushiez.com.

10. Lion Rock Press Rice Cooker Ornament

Founder: Claire Yates

This ornament from Lion Rock Press is perfect for that one person who can’t live without their rice cooker. Hand-painted, with a satin ribbon for hanging, it’s a fun addition to the rice lover’s tree. — M.C.

$24. Available at foohungcurios.com.

11. Kalamansi Collective x Auntie’s Supply Asians Snacks Tote Bag

Founders: Kris Pangilinan, Christina Pak

Arm yourself this holiday season with this canvas tote bag from Filipino brands Kalamansi Collective and Auntie’s Supply to stash all of your favourite Asian snacks. — M.C.

$55. Available at auntiessupply.com.

Donate to South Asian Women and Immigrants’ Services (SAWIS)

Help Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto reach its goal of $40,000 this holiday season. Your contribution will supply essential items such as food, clothing, and toys to over 200 families, offering meaningful support to newcomers during the festive season.

Donate at newcomerwomen.org/donate.

Like this post? Follow The RepresentASIAN Project on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to keep updated on the latest content.