This is a curated list of gifts that support refugee and immigrant owned businesses, or gifts that teach about the refugee experience.
A Minneapolis-based refugee-owned business that turns recycled life jackets worn by refugees and reclaimed on the beaches of Greece into bracelets that allow wearers to stand in solidarity with our refugee brothers and sisters, and the organizations that support them.
Urban Village Marketplace
A marketplace created by Karen and Karenni artisans. Most Karen art, weavings, and textiles are sourced and shipped from Thailand or Burma.
Gift Cards from Immigrant-Owned Restaurants
Some of our staff favorites include: Marhaba Grill – South Minneapolis, Gorkha Palace – NE Minneapolis, Harry Singh’s Caribbean Restaurant – South Minneapolis, Emily’s Lebanese Delicatessan – NE Minneapolis, Daalo Hilaac Restaurant – South Minneapolis, Taqueria La Hacienda – Minneapolis/Richfield/Burnsville, Union Hmong Kitchen – NE Minneapolis, Hamdi Restaurant – South Minneapolis, Himalayan Restaurant – South Minneapolis, Friends Cafe – Roseville, On’s Kitchen – St. Paul, El Burrito Mercado – St. Paul, Filfillah Mediterranean Grill – Columbia Heights, Tawakal Restaurant – Burnsville
After the Last Border by Jessica Goudeau
Welcoming the Stranger by Matthew Soerens
Somewhere in the Unknown World by Kao Kalia Yang
Call Me American by Seeking Refuge by Matthew Soerens
Undaunted: My Struggle for Freedom and Survival in Burma by Zoya Phan
The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang
City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence