Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Cold Tea Collective’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone, with special offers and discounts from Asian American and Canadian businesses.

Ask any Asian-Canadian millennial who’s the hardest person to buy for on their holiday list, and I can guarantee the majority will say their mom or dad. It seems like no matter what we put in their stockings, we’ll never be able to deliver on what they really want — unless you’re a doctor, of course, then you’ve already given them the #1 thing on their wish list.

Whether you’re shopping for parents, friends, siblings or that awkward acquaintance you got stuck with for Secret Santa, Cold Tea Collective’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone.

One word of advice: If you are buying for your parents, make sure to tell them about the discount you received — if they’re anything like mine, that will be a gift in itself.

We hope you love the products we recommend! We are passionate about bringing visibility to Asian entrepreneurs, businesses and products.

As a heads up, there are affiliate links on this page to help us in covering costs to run Cold Tea Collective and continue to support our community.

Dear Girls

We started a book club! Cold Tea Reads aims to celebrate and share stories from Asian authors. Our December/January book is Ali Wong’s Dear Girls, a funny, heartfelt book from everybody’s favourite queen of comedy.

Find out more about Cold Tea Reads and follow along! 

Flax Sleep

Flax Sleep Cold Tea Collective
Photo: Flax Sleep

Stay warm and cozy this holiday season (and all year round), with bedsheets, linen robes, and more from our friends at Flax Sleep.

Co-Founder Vivian McCormick was featured in our Entrepreneur Series – find out more about how her company came to be.

Get 15% off using the code ‘COLDTEAGIFTS’ until December 24 at 11:59pm.


Inspired by her Indian mother’s handmade crafts while growing up, Sonia Chhinji was a featured entrepreneur in The Entrepreneur Series earlier this fall. Now Sonia wants you to cozy up with a special Cold Tea Collective discount. Be sure to check out her pre-picked gift sets to make your holiday shopping a little easier.

Photo: Woodlot

Get 15% off Woodlot in Canada and the U.S. with the code ‘winterrituals.xo’. Valid from now until March 31, 2020.

kyth + kyn

This modern Chinese herb shop is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. With a focus on high-quality ingredients, kyth + kyn are breaking down cultural barriers to bring Chinese soups and teas to every audience. 

Photo: kyth + kyn

Get cozy with a cup of something special over the holidays, with 20% off orders with the code ‘COLDTEAHOLIDAY’ until December 24 at 11:59pm.

P.S. Place your order before December 18 to ensure this special delivery makes it under your tree in time for the holidays!

Papermain Co.

You’ll need some special cards to fit the many personalities in your life and you’ve got plenty of options at Papermain. From Drake holiday cards to adorable sweater gift tags, trust us when we say you’ll find the perfect, unique card for just about anyone!

Photo: Papermain Co.

Use the code ‘COLDTEA15’ for 15% off ALL products, including cards and onesies, so you can pre-shop for birthdays and more!  

P.S. Order by December 13 to get your delivery before Christmas in the U.S. and December 16 in Canada. Discount code expires 11:59pm on December 24. Free shipping for orders over $20.


This one is special to us — one of our former team members, Jessika Noda, followed her passion for entrepreneurship and wellness by starting her own all-natural skincare and wellness subscription box. Jiyubox supports local businesses and delivers clean and ethical beauty and wellness products right to your front door.

Photo: Jiyubox

“I started to become a more conscious consumer, while at the same time integrating a plant-based lifestyle,” Jessica said about her company.

“It was hard to find high quality, ethical natural skincare and I realized other people must be having the same difficulties.”

Use ‘COLDTEA15’ for 15% off the whole store (excluding annual subscriptions). Your discount will be applied to the first box of a seasonal subscription. Valid until 11:59pm December 20.

Nimble Made

Photo: @igjustin

This year, you can give a truly original gift to the fashion-enthusiast in your life. Tanya Zhang, creator of Nimble Made, recently shared her story about creating a company specializing in slim-fit shirts for Asian men. These sharp, well-made shirts fit like nothing else and come in 11 different colours and patterns.

Get 15% off dress shirts by Nimble Made until 11:59pm on December 24 at this link and use the code ‘CTCHOLIDAY’.

For more perks from Cold Tea Collective, be sure to follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter, The Tea, for special subscriber discounts and giveaways.

From our family to yours, Happy Holidays from Cold Tea Collective.

Photo by Taisiia Stupak on Unsplash.

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