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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the contributions and influence of Asians and Pacific Islanders throughout our country’s history. It’s also an opportunity to support AAPI-owned businesses – and one of the best (and easiest) ways to show your support is to put your money where your mouth is. Like it or not, your buying choices can directly affect long-term changes in the distribution of wealth in our country. And while any month is a good month to elevate AAPI-owned businesses, May is a great time to trade in your usual big-box retailers for some exciting new malls.
As we’re in one of the biggest gift giving seasons of the year (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, etc.), we decided to round up some great gifts under $50 from brands belonging to AAPI. Whether you’re looking for budding chefs, coffee fanatics, beauty and wellness enthusiasts, or plant parents, this list should have you covered. And let’s face it: these businesses deserve more than your attention — and your money — this month and every month.
Keep scrolling to check out some of the best gifts under $50 from these can’t-miss makers and business owners.