Growing up, I didn’t come across many people who knew who Selena Quintanilla was. Usually, if you weren’t from Texas or Mexico, or had family members, like my grandparents, who spoon-fed you Univision and Telemundo (and shows like Padrisimo and Sabado Gigante) you hadn’t quite been acquainted with her greatness. It wasn’t until after her passing and her biopic, Selena, starring Jennifer Lopez, that more people became familiar with the Queen of Tejano.
But Selena Quintanilla-Perez’s popularity has grown inexplicably 22 years following her untimely death, and it’s absolutely amazing. She’s gained a whole new crowd of superfans, which her sister Suzette Quintanilla credits to millennials; had a limited-edition MAC cosmetics line created after her; was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a wax figure at Madame Tussauds; and was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. There was even an exhibit which showcased her Coca-Cola ad photoshoot at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. that explained how Selena changed the world of marketing.
Needless to say, our beautiful Queen’s legacy has come quite a long way. With so many fans around the world, there’s no doubt that you have at least one on your holiday gift list. Ahead, you’ll find 10 items that are sure to make any Selena fan’s heart go bidi bid bom bom.
Selena Portrait Girls Hoodie
To Selena, With Love: Commemorative Edition
Selena’s widower Chris Perez bares his soul in this touching emotional tribute about the Selena he fell in love with and their love story. Amazon, $14
Selena: The Last Concert CD/DVD
Catch the Queen in action with this DVD of Selena s final performance at the Houston Astrodome in 1995. At the time, the Tejana broke attendance records with over 65,000 attendees. Amazon, $12
‘Anything for Selenas’ Enamel Pin
Chances are you know someone who is obsessed with pins (just like we are) and would love to add this bad boy to their collection. Etsy, $9.00
Looking for some new decor in your home or office? How about a one-of-a-kind Selena painting? Etsy, $90
Selena Nebula iPhone Case
This fusion of Selena’s silhouette in one of her most iconic looks (and in her favorite color) is everything. Redbubble, $25
Selena Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Cup
The truth is, there’s no such thing as having too many coffee cups. Etsy, $18
Selena Quintanilla Tote Bag
The look on Selena’s face in this pic is EVERYTHING. Maybe (and hopefully) this image will stop any would-be cat-callers in their tracks. Art Pop Tee, $24
The Life of Selena: A Lil’ Libros Bilingual Biography
Teach them young! The reason Selena’s legacy continues to live on is because of parents, tias, primas, and many more who keep her music alive. This book will help continue to tell her story. The only bummer is it won’t be released until March 2018. Amazon, $8