The holiday season is approaching and what better time than now to start planning out our gift ideas for our friends and family? This is the moment to show our loved ones that we’re thinking of them, that we know them well, and how much they mean to us in our lives. But for one reason or another, we might be on a tight budget this year and might only be able to get a small gift for the people on our shopping list. No matter how big or small, it’s the thought behind the gift that matters more than the gift itself. But that doesn’t mean the gift itself can’t still be special! Therefore, we decided to round up some gifts to give your friends and family from Latina-owned brands like Rizos Curls, Viva La Bonita, and JZD. The best part? They’re all priced at $15 and under! Featuring gifts like hair accessories, journals, prints, jewelry, and more, you’re guaranteed to find something for all your amigas, primas, and tías! Read on to learn more about 15 gifts from Latina-owned brands for under $15 for the holiday season.
Limited Edition Jefa Hair Pin – Rizos Curls
Created by Mexican American jefa Julissa Prado, Rizos Curls is known for its game-changing hair products that empower Latinas with curly hair. But if you’re looking for something small, you can’t go wrong with this limited-edition Jefa Hair Pin. Studded with rhinestones and gold plated, this hairpin is easy to slide into and hold your hair in place for a variety of cute looks and styles, whether a half up-half down or just an accent to spruce up your everyday look. It’s a literal statement piece for their hair and a reminder of being a jefa in life.
Limited Edition Jefa Hair Pin, $9.99, available at rizoscurls.com.
Holographic Sticker Pack – Hija de Tu Madre
For your stationery-loving amigas who appreciate an affirming sticker pack, this Holographic Sticker Pack from Hija de Tu Madre is the perfect gift. This pack includes five purple and white stickers with different sayings including: Hija de tu Madre, Yo hago lo que me da la gana, Make Jefa Moves, Muy Busy, and Échale Ganas! Great to stick on water bottles, laptops, and journals to add a boost of empowerment throughout the day.
Holographic Sticker Pack, $15, available at hijadetumadre.com.
Hoop Dreams Journal – Bella Dona LA
We love this super cute dream journal from Bella Dona LA that’s a testament to our love for hoops. The front and back cover features gold hoop earrings in different styles including knocker hoops and bamboo hoops, while the spiral feature makes it easy to turn pages, fold back the cover, and write comfortably. Comes in bright pink, lavender, and blue, so you can even get matching ones for you and your bestie!
Hoop Dreams Journal, $14, available at bella-dona.com.
Plant Mami Glam Tin – Casita Candles
Get this plant mami candle, featuring tomato leaf and cranberry woods scents, for the plant lover in your life and bundle it with a new plantita for their collection. It’s made with natural premium virgin coconut soy wax, phthalate-free fragrances and infused with essential oils. To add to the feel-good experience, a portion of the proceeds of the candle go toward Trees for the Future, an organization working to end hunger and poverty for small farmers through revitalizing degraded lands. What plant mami wouldn’t love that?
Plant Mami Glam Tin candle, $15, casitacandles.com.
The Grove Artisan Soap – Lilasuds
Support a Puerto Rican business and get a sweet self-care gift at the same time. This handcrafted artisan soap from Lilasuds is both nourishing for the skin and work of art. The top features wax molds of leaves, pumpkins, cherries, and nuts, perfect for the fall and harvest season. When cut, you can see the multicolored swirls inside. Made out of all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter, and black Brazilian clay, the soap is scented with pumpkin chai spice. It comes in a custom paper gift box making it a one-stop shop for a great self-care gift.
The Grove Artisan Soap, $14, available at lilasuds.com.
Dreamer Lined Journal – Viva La Bonita
Journal fans know that while you can technically have too many journals, there really isn’t a limit and this one in particular is for the dreamer in your life. This Dreamer Lined Journal from Viva La Bonita comes in bright lime and the front cover reads “Bonita, may all your dreams come true” with star accents. Inside, they’ll find plenty of lined pages ready to record their dreams and goals for the new year.
Dreamer Lined Journal, $15, available at vivalabonita.com.
Esmeralda Necklace – Paulina Garza Designs
We’re loving this gorgeous necklace that’s perfect for stacking and everyday use. Created by Puerto Rican jewelry designer Paulina Garza, this unique charm necklace is made out of gold-plated brass and available in two styles of chains, thin and medium, as well as three sizes of choker. Perfect to pair with any outfit to elevate your look for any occasion, whether a wedding or a quick trip to the grocery store.
Esmeralda Necklace, $5, available at uniquedesignsbypg.com.
Un Dia a La Vez Sticker Note Set – Jen Zeano Designs
For the family member who loves to stay organized and prepared, gift them this pretty Un Dia a La Vez Sticker Note Set from JZD. This all-in-one set includes 1 lined 60-page notepad, 60 sticky note tabs in four colors (white, orange, green, yellow), and 60 sticky notes in three designs (orange, pink, and daisy print). Sometimes the best gifts are the functional ones that can make someone’s life a little easier and this is perfect for that while also just be cute and fun – the best of both worlds.
Un Dia a La Vez Sticker Note Set, $14, available at shopjzd.com.
Levántate y Arraza mug – Palabreo Shop
You can never go wrong with a mug for coffee and tea! Made in Puerto Rico, this red and white ceramic mug is designed to hold 11 oz and reads “Levántate y Arraza conto’ y acuéstate a Dormir” or “Get up and count and lie down to sleep.” It’s microwave and dishwasher-safe, which makes it easy and convenient to clean so they can use it daily. A perfect gift for the coffee and tea drinkers in your life who will appreciate the sweet message every time they take a sip.
Levántate y Arraza mug, $13, available at palabreo-shop.com.
Sacred Mini Heart Zarape Earrings – Mi Vida
For a truly unique and beautiful look, you can’t go wrong with the Sacred Mini Heart Zarape Earrings from Mi Vida. Made out of soft fabric, these handcrafted earrings feature a one-of-a-kind Zarape design in red, yellow, green, pink, white, and purple, and gold attachments, and are shaped like a Corazón Sagrado. Gift this to the family member/friend that will appreciate a touch of cultura for their jewelry collection and a beautiful, bold piece to dress up any look.
Sacred Mini Heart Zarape Earrings, available at $14, shopmivida.com.
Poderosa – Art Print – Con Ganas Collective
This Poderosa, or “powerful,” art print from Con Ganas Collective is that beautiful lift of encouragement we all need in our lives. Printed on a pink background, the image features a woman, rose, and the word PODEROSA in bright red. Available on 5×7 high quality paper, it’s ready to be framed and hung or displayed just about anywhere around your home. It’s both art and an empowering message that the poderosa in your life will undoubtedly appreciate.
Poderosa – Art Print, $11.10, available at etsy.com.
Educated Powerful Resilient Heart Keychain – Gilded Nopal
Sometimes the smallest gifts can be the most beautiful, like this Educated Powerful Resilient Keychain from Gilded Nopal. Made out of high quality resin, these keychains are printed into heart shapes and read “Educated Powerful Resilient” with star decals. Best of all, they’re double-sided and available in two colors, pink and orange. The pink keychain features a silver key ring, blue printed font, white stars, and glitter on one side. The orange keychain features a gold key ring, white and gold font, white stars, and a holographic shimmer effect. These are perfect for stocking stuffers or as a bundle gift to remind the mujeres in your life while they’re on the go just how powerful they are.
Educated Powerful Resilient Heart Keychain, $10, available at etsy.com.
Cactus Soap Dish – Nopalera
This Cactus Soap Dish from Nopalera is the gift for the home decor fan in your life who always appreciate the small details in every room. Available in neutral creme, the dish is made from silicone, which means it’s easy to clean and will last for years. The ridges in the dish provide an easy drainage and rinsing system, increasing the longevity and lasting power of whatever soap you use. It also comes with a travel pouch, so it comes ready to gift. For an extra touch, pair with their iconic Nopalera Cactus Soap made out of fresh prickly pair cactus and lemongrass.
Cactus Soap Dish, $10, available at nopalera.co.
Balm Bomb – Velanegra
The Balm Bomb from the Afro-Cuban and Guyanese-owned luxury brand Velanegra is perfect for the winter season. This soothing balm is made out of shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and beeswax to provide moisture and prevent cracking or dryness in the lips. Just rest and warm up on your lips for two to three seconds, then swipe! Perfect to gift as a stocking stuffer or small show of appreciation for your amiga who has a lip balm for her home, office car etc.
Balm bomb, $10, available at thevelanegra.com.
Blinged Out – Vive Cosmetics
For all of our lip gloss-loving friends, you can’t go wrong with the Blinged Out lip gloss from Vive Cosmetics. Reminiscent of the Y2K craze, this is a throwback to sparkly cell phone covers, Hello Kitty Necklaces, and shiny lips. Available in sheer light brown, this is a universal shimmer gloss that can pair well with any make-up look and skin tone without any of the stickiness, fruity scent, or discomfort. Ready to swipe on alone or on top of lipstick for extra shine and it’s long lasting so they can enjoy it throughout the holiday fiestas without having to constantly reapply.
Blinged Out, $12, available at vivecosmetics.com.