Start Your Holiday Shopping at This Instagram Account Supporting AAPI Creatives
Scroll for rugs like art, an upcycled tote, and more.
Published Nov 14, 2021 11:57 PM
While we love getting a good gift, we love giving one even more. There’s nothing like seeing the expression on a friend’s or family member’s face when you’ve totally nailed it, be it with the latest Roomba model or splurge-worthy stemware. But if you really want to feel over the moon this holiday season, shop for presents that give back, starting with ones that support the AAPI community.
From now through November 29, Instagram fundraising and awareness effort @joynothate_ will be offering products, services, and experiences from 20-plus New York–based female AAPI creative entrepreneurs to raise funds for Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Some of our favorite designers and brands make an appearance on the shopping platform, like Arati Rao, the founder of Tantuvi; our new digital issue cover star, Beverly Nguyen; and Dae Off Studio’s Joyce Lee. Here are five gifts we can’t wait to bid on.
The Rug That Doubles as Art
Know someone who has recently moved into a new place? Tantuvi’s 4-by-6-foot rugs are eye candy for your floors, sure, but the cotton pieces also make great wall art (just add a nail or two).
The Baller Toy
One-up last year’s gym membership with a fun find that will get anyone (kids and adults) outside shooting hoops. Cecilia Salama’s tie-dyed take on the classic basketball looks good whether you make it into the net or not.
The Accessory That’s Not a Candle
Skip the scented Douglas fir candle for a much cooler object worthy of any shelf or console table: Chiaozza’s electric-hued sculpture.
The Conversation Tote
A bag made out of repurposed quilted cotton bandanas will make your sustainably minded friend light up.
The Chef’s Choice
A certificate isn’t a lazy gift when it comes to the cook in your life. Send them to Nguyen’s new pop-up location in New York City’s Rockefeller Center at 610 Fifth Avenue, a space that honors her Vietnamese heritage and is filled with chic kitchen accoutrements, from GABA rice to industrial broom pans to her signature extra virgin olive oil.