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30 Latinx Stocking Stuffers People Will Actually Appreciate and Use

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Holiday stockings are the perfect opportunity to fill up a bag with all the small, amazing things you feel your loved ones should have. Traditionally, these mini presents sometimes have missed the mark, but with all the amazing regalos chiquitos out there, there’s no reason why the stocking stuffers you give shouldn’t be fire.

In fact, we are two steps ahead of you, with 30 perfect stocking stuffers made by Latinxs, for Latinxs. There’s a little bit of everything, from jewelry, to socks, to makeup, and so much in between. And, as always, we are including prices and direct links, because who has time to search the internet this time of year?!

Very That Chula Mirror

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Everyone needs a mirror to make sure they look on point. This chula one, by Very That, is a great Latinx-themed lifesaver to drop into stockings this holiday season.

Available at verythat.com, $10

Hija de tu Madre Patches

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Patches automatically let the world know who you are and what you stand for. These cute ones from Hija de tu Madre are so encouraging, with the words “echale ganas,” and “eres fuego,” and of course there’s one to let them all know who the boss is.

Available at hijadetumadre.com, $9.99 each

Very That Chingona Heart Bookmark

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Bookmarks are invaluable, and they can also shout out cultura and who we are. Just take this chingona heart bookmark by Very That, for example. Whoever gets this handy gift never wants to use a torn-out piece of paper to save their place in a book again.

Available at verythat.com, $6

Dose of Colors Chocolate Wasted Liquid Matte Lipstick

Dose of Colors’ Chocolate Wasted is a rich, dark brown, a perfect nude for dark skin, and also a great dark lip color for a variety of skin tones. It applies creamy but dries to matte.

Available at doseofcolors.com , $18

Mi Vida Virgencita Protection Cuff

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Mi Vida invites you to “live the Chicana lifestyle.” This pretty cuff features La Virgen de Guadalupe, for a bit of protection with a pop of style.

Available at shopmivida.com, $22

Sew Bonita Concha iPhone Case

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It’s always fun to change up your phone cases to suit your mood, but not everyone remembers to upgrade their cases as often as they’d like to. Drop this adorable concha-print iPhone case, by Mi Vida, into their stockings to do the favor for them.

Available at shopmivida.com, $22

Oh Comadre Vicky’s Vapo Candle

oh comadre candles
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Marcella Gomez’s Oh Comadre veggie soy candles will transport you back to your niñez, in scents reminiscent of Fabuloso, Pan Dulce, Arroz con Leche, Abuelita’s Hot Chocolate, and every Latino’s favorite medical remedy, Vick’s Vapor Rub (or how my grandma called it, VeepVapPoRu)

Available at ohcomadrecandles.com, $13.99

Honest Beauty 3-in-1 Detox Mud Mask – 2.8 fl oz

Available at target.com, $14.99

Very That Juan Gabriel Forever Button Pack

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Juan Gabriel is such a Latinx music icon, that you know at least one of your family members and/or friends will absolutely love some Juanga pins in their stockings. With this Very That set, you get four for under $10.

Available at verythat.com, $6

SassyInks Puchica Pen

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The Spanish slang word puchica basically means “damn,” and is popular in Latin American countries including El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. So of course, we had to include this pen by SassyInks that says puchica on it on our list! Added bonus, it’s only $3.50!

Available at etsy.com, $3.50

Vive Cosmetics Hola Beautiful Lipstick Kit

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Makeup is so wonderful to buy, whether it be for yourself or others. Vive Cosmetics has a great kit now that lets you get one of their beautifully-hued lipsticks, with the addition of this equally-beautiful “hola beautiful” makeup bag to hold it in. Two stocking stuffers in uno.

Available at vivecosmetics.com, $35.99

Palm Tree Dreams Pager Pop

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Another useful stocking stuffer for the season is a pop socket for your cell phone. Go both ’90s old school and Latinx with this cool one that features a pager with the message “te amo.”

Available at palmtreedreams.com, $12

Candy’s Closet Valentina Hot Sauce Pin or Magnet

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We love hot sauce, and chances are you do too. Valentina is one of the classic, must-grab, must-pour brands, and Candy’s Closet paid homage to it with this cute pin, which also can be made as a magnet. It’s a thoughtful little gift for the hot sauce lover in your life.

Available at etsy.com, $4.50

The Salvaged Seahorse Affirmation Deck in Spanish

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Everyone needs to remind themselves daily of how amazing they are, and empower themselves with positive words. This artsy deck by The Salvaged Seahorse features an affirmation in Spanish on each card, letting your friends/family get into the habit of daily affirmations.

Available at etsy.com, $38-$42 (with wooden base)

Little Cultura LA 3-Pack Air Fresheners

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A bit part of the idea of stocking stuffers is to add fun, cool items in that everyone will love. Little bits of happiness, if you will. These air fresheners by Little Cultura (also sold separately, and in pairs) feature three of our favorite Latinx artists — Selena, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin. And they’ll freshen up your car, office, dorm, or wherever you hang them.

Available at etsy.com, $15

Emvi Beauty Vegan Organic Lip Balms

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The weather right now for the most part is super cold and super dry, which means we are constantly reaching for the lip balm. Drop some of these Emvi Beauty lippies into a stocking stuffer for a much-appreciated gift. Flavor choices are: chicle, horchata, Jamaica, piña colada, strawberry, and tamarindo.

Available at etsy.com, $5

Sweet Street Cosmetics Wing Queen

Most everyone wants a perfect, fierce, sharp AF eyeliner wing, and spend the entire year going through so many eyeliner options in the hunt. Include Wing Queen, by Sweet Street Cosmetics, in your love ones stockings so that they get it perfect.

Available at sweetstreetcosmetics.com, $20

Hija de tu Madre Pelo Suelto Comb

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Sure, they may have a comb, maybe many combs, but do they have a pink, tortoiseshell one that references a Gloria Trevi song?! This Hija de tu Madre one is bound to make someone smile, and a vanity instantly look flyer.

Available at hijadetumadre.com, $16.99

Mas Masa

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Rhinestone barrettes and pins with words the world should associate with you have been all the rage lately. Let your favorite peeps literally shine with the words “Latina,” and “fuerte,” by gifting them these barrettes by Mas Masa.

Available at etsy.com, $12

ChulaBlu Serape Scrunchies

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Scrunchies are another ’90s hair accessory that is back in style. These serape-print ones, by ChulaBlu, are pretty, shout out Indigenous and Mexican cultures, while keeping your hair looking coiffed.

Available at etsy.com, $4.50

Classic Mexican Candy Mix Box 52-PIECES, by My Mexican Candy

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This Classic Mexican Candy Mix Box, by My Mexican Candy, features a whopping 52 pieces of candy, including Pulparindo, Vero Mango Chili Lollipops, and De La Rosa mazapan — for way less than elsewhere online. You can separate the stash among all the stockings this year, or gift them to that major sweet tooth you know.

Available at mymexicancandy.com, $8.99

Very That Avocado AirPods Case

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What would Latinx food be without avocados?! We don’t want to know. What we do want is this adorable avocado AirPod case, by Very That. It makes for a funny, cutesy, perfect stocking stuffer.

Available at verythat.com, $10

Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano

Most stockings should be big enough to accommodate one dope book. Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent looks at the different things that the Europeans colonizers took from Latin American countries and the aftereffects. It is one of the books John Leguizamo recommends as essential reading for all Latinos.

Available at amazon.com, prices vary

LizasBoutique Burrito Tortilla Makeup Brush Holder

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Whether it’s to hold makeup brushes or pens and pencils, this tortilla wrap will also make you smile. It’s a comical, yet useful, and very cultural present that will look hilarious peeking out the top of holiday stockings.

Available at etsy.com, $10.80

Very That Ponte Las Pilas Hotel Keychain

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Everyone needs a reminder to “poner las pilas,” and this handy, vintage-hotel inspired keychain is perfect for that. The friends and fam will love pulling this Very That creation out of their stockings, and adding it to their house and/or car keys.

Available at verythat.com, $10

POPPIN PINS Latina Power Enamel Lapel Pin

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We are all for being proud of, and sharing the idea of Latina power. POPPIN PINS made this pretty yet fierce pin that will add the message to jackets, totes, and more. Add it to stockings, or just pin them directly on for an instantly-decorated look (another idea you can try is decorating the outside of stockings with tons of curated, gifted pins!)

Available at etsy.com, $13.25

mitú shop Socksmith Tacos Women’s Socks

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Socks are synonymous with winter and the cold weather it brings. Drop some with Latinx flair into your stockings this year with these dope ones by mitú shop. They’re a perfect accompaniment to that Valentina hot sauce pin!

Available at mitushop.com, $10.99

Hija de tu Madre Make Jefa Moves Hoops

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Holiday gifts should encourage a fabulous new year, full of success and love. By dropping these stylish Make Jefa Moves hoops into stockings, you are not only encouraging loved ones to own 2020 like a boss but to also look good while doing it.

Available at hijadetumadre.com, $58

miss hot shop Selena Keychain

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Chances are, anything Selena themed will be a hit for holiday stockings. We just loved this pretty, well-designed keychain by miss hot shop. It features three fabulous Selenas in iconic outfits we all instantly recognize and adore. This keychain is a must-have stocking stuffer for all the Selena fans in your life.

Available at etsy.com, $8

LOQUITA BATH + BODY Mariah Christmas Hair Spritz

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LOQUITA BATH + BODY had us at “Mariah” and “Christmas.” The brand’s Mariah Christmas Hair Spritz is a cruelty-free, vegan formula that will leave your hair glossy, and scented with “sweet powdery scent of jasmine, lilacs, cotton candy, [and] lemon drops.”

Available at loquitabath.com, $8

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