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Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Gifts Under $50 to Get Your Mejor Amiga


We all want to celebrate and spoil our besties during the holidays, don’t we!? It’s such a good feeling to be able to present your mejor amiga with a special gift that lets her know that not only are you thinking about her, but you’re paying attention too. Sometimes though, the budget just isn’t there to go all out. When that’s the case, the thought that you put into a holiday gift for your best friend is even more important. So here, we’re sharing 11 awesome gifts from Latinx-owned companies like Reina Rebelde and Sunday Energy, for every personality type. From plant mom to makeup maven, we’ve got all the holiday gift ideas.

Dedcool Roll-On Scents

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Dedcool is a super-cool fragrance company that makes a variety of water-free perfumes using organic extracts and other clean ingredients, as well as sustainable processes. The scents are all paraben-, phthalate-, filler- and carcinogen-free, and available in various forms including sprays, roll-ons, hand soap and air fresheners. We love the Dedcool roll-on scents because they’re convenient and easy to travel with.

Roll-On Scent, $45, available at Dedcool.com

Sunday Energy Celestial Ring

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Some girls just love a little bling and just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean you can’t honor that in a really pretty and trendy way. This adorable celestial ring from Sunday Energy is the perfect gift for the girl who is jewelry obsessed. It’s adjustable and 18 karat gold plated, and it’s beautiful design will remind your amiga that she shines as bright as the moon and the stars every time she wears it.

Celestial Ring, $30, available at sundayenergy.com

Bonita Fierce “Send Buenas Vibras” Candle

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Listen, a candle might be a clichĂ© gift, but some of us genuinely love them. And who better than your bestie to know exactly what kind of scents you like. This “send buenas vibras” is anything but ordinary, from the packaging to the fact that it’s made with clean, coconut soy wax, it’s just perfect. It’s hand-poured, smells like cinnamon buns and has a 50-hour burn time. Plus, the paper covering at the top is embedded with wildflower seeds and can be planted to create a lovely garden anywhere.

“Send Buenas Vibras,” candle, $25, available at bonitafiercecandles.com

“Human” Mug – Gay Pride Apparel

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This “human” mug sold by Latinx-owned company Gay Pride Apparel is a simple, yet thoughtful holiday gift for a friend that is a part of the LGBTQI+ community. It’s the perfect way to start the day with a cafĂ©cito, a smile and a reminder that in the end, we’re all human and deserve respect and dignity, so that we can get out there and live to our full potentials. The mug is microwave- and dishwasher-safe and is available in 11-ounce and 15-ounce capacities.

“Human” mug, from $26, available at gayprideapparel.com

Chaos Makeup Neutrals Set

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Are these not the perfect, sparkly, glitzy eye shadows? Well, technically they can be used anywhere on the body, so whether you want to highlight your brow or your cleavage, they’ll work. Chaos Makeup is natural, vegan, handmade and designed to compliment all skin tones, so this one is a sure-fire hit for the makeup maven in your crew.

Chaos Neutrals Set, from $45, available at chaosmakeup.com

Reina Rebelde Makeup Brushes

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We love Latinx-inspired Reina Rebelde makeup – the name alone is reason enough to love this brand. Their products are versatile, bold, high-quality and beautiful, so of course their signature brush set is awesome. It includes five, short-handled, easy-to-grip brushes, including a very cool, retractable lip brush and a big, fluffy powder brush. The bristles are man-made, which makes these brushes cruelty-free too.

Makeup Brushes, $20, available at reinarebelde.com

Ceremonia Plant Hanger

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We are still absolutely loving macrame plant hangers handcrafted by artisans in Bali. They remind us so much of our abuelas, who of course, were plant mom goals! This plant hanger from Ceremonia is 32-inches-long, made from cotton and can accommodate up to a six-inch pot. Just be sure to pick up a pretty plant to go with it too – we suggest Peperomia – it’s easy to take care of and will look so pretty in this.

Plant Hanger, $28, available at ceremoniashop.com

Peruvian Wall Mirror – Luna Sundara

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We are absolutely swooning over this incredible Peruvian starburst mirror sold by Luna Sundara. The frame is hand-carved by Peruvian artisans and features gorgeous bronze-tone accents. The mirror is available in three sizes: eight-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch, all of which are priced under $50, so you could even get more than one if it’s in the budget this year. This one is even more special if your bestie es una Peruana.

Peruvian Wall Mirror, from $30, available at lunasundara.com

Concrete Geometric DIY Pot Kit

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Your favorite crafty chica will go nuts for this unique DIY pot kit from Concrete Geometric, which sells beautiful concrete pots, planters and other homewares. This particular set will please eco-conscious folks as well, since it allows crafters to use recycled plastics from home as the mold for the pot. It comes with enough concrete for one pot, six pigments that can be mixed and matched and gloves to work in. Several pigment palettes are available to choose from.

Concrete DIY Pot Kit, $45, available at concretegeometric.com

“Boricua Babe” Hoodie

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You can never have enough hoodies! Cute, comfortable hoodies that represent, are even better. We super-love this “boricua babe” hoodie, which is designed and printed in Puerto Rico, with a Spanglish definition of what it means to be a boricua babe printed on it. “Contienen un sprinkle of sass…” Bet you know exactly who to get this one for! Jajaja.

“Boricua Babe” hoodie, $35, available at palabreo-shop.com

Restyled Vintage Gift Card

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We know, we know, but hear us out…we’re not just talking about a gift card to a random box store or chain restaurant. Restyled Vintage is a Latinx-owned vintage apparel and home goods retailer that is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly practices. They have so, so many cool items to choose from, from clothes to candle holders, but because of sizing and style preferences, this is one we definitely recommend a gift card for. Think how much fun your girl will have shopping their site!

Restyled Vintage Gift Card, from $25, available at shoprestyled.com