This article has been updated to include additional students and businesses.
There’s nothing better during the holiday season than getting a thoughtful gift. Annenberg Media compiled a list of USC community artists and small businesses you can support this holiday season when looking for holiday presents.
Recent USC alumnus Vanessa Qin runs OAT & AURUM, which sells small-batch ceramics like matcha sets, ornaments and gold jewelry. New products are posted every day at 5 p.m. on the brand’s Instagram.
Current senior Dani Boyce creates vibrant homemade jewelry and postcards through MUCHACHA LA. Thirty percent of their proceeds go to the National Day Laborers Organizing Network.
Dip Dye Supply creates custom tie-dye clothing. While their orders are currently closed until January 2021, it could make for a perfect start-of-semester gift.
Sophomore Jack Engstrom sells curated vintage USC gear — perfect for anyone in the Trojan Family. Read our profile on USC Vintage here.
VOJO Silk, owned by senior Vivian Zhang, makes 100% silk scrunchies — perfect for any VSCO girls in your squad.
Alumnus Jane Li creates cute stickers to decorate planners, laptops, water bottles and more on Esty.
Kikay is a colorful and playful earring shop run by two USC juniors, Ysabella Delgado and Quinn Jones. All current orders will ship after Jan. 4.
Current junior Yahm Steinberg creates clout-worthy prints and clothing featuring their art, available on Esty.
Current junior Alexia Sambrano creates prints, stickers and painted custom clothing. Custom commissions are currently closed, but products are available on their Etsy.
Freshman Shanna Finnigan sells dreamy and detailed prints and is open for commissions.
Current senior Zac Coughlin creates sweet snacks for delivery and Los Angeles pick-up — and featured on Beyonce’s list of Black-owned businesses this summer. Orders guaranteed by Dec. 25 close on Dec. 16 or until sold out. Read our profile on Zac’s Sweet Shop here.
Junior Jing Feng creates jewelry. Custom orders are currently closed, but there are pieces on their website.
Recent alumnus Brynn McIntosh has a streetwear clothing line and recently released a limited sweater design inspired by graduating.
Have a friend that really misses the Row? Recent alumnus Daphane Armstrong created a reusable red Solo cup, SUPCUPS. Individual cups and sets are on sale on their website.
Recent USC alumnus Maddie Roche creates bright and striking paintings and other visual art and is open for commissions.
Freshman Kate Li’s Milky Lashes makes silk and cruelty false lashes and ships worldwide. (They also have some very cute strawberry boba plush toys in stock!).
Recent alumnus Brian Dinh creates Vogue-worthy homemade tops and clothing.
Denim the Label, run by junior Dallas Otigba, sells fluffy and fabulous false lashes.
Sophomore Rojan Javaheri just launched their online shop for prints and customized totes, shoes, purses and clothes.
Alumnus Katherine A. Martinez’s Too Lit Candles Co. sells 100% soy wax candles in addition to body products and diffusers.
Senior Karen Oren sells homemade gold plated jewelry with locks and thick chains.
Senior Gloria Mendoza Ruiz creates embroidered custom masks, jackets and shirts for fans of everything from Harry Styles to “Among Us.”
Pixel Dust, run by Senior Phyo Pyae Nay Chi Win, sells hypoallergenic resin jewelry with dreamy details.