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Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for the Modern Bruja

If the non-stop Christmas music wasn’t an indication, here’s a heads up that it’s holiday season. That means it is the one time of the year when you get to give gifts to the ones you love, like that one tia who always wants to know why you’re still single. And to be honest, there’s no feeling quite like the one you get from buying someone the perfect gift. But there are certain people in your life that are difficult to shop for. Like the modern-day bruja, for example. Luckily, we have created a list of items that will impress the bruja in your life and bring you positive vibras for 2021.

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Bath Bombs

La Tina Latina soaps are hand crafted with unique designs for all tastes. They have a selection of natural ingredients that are beneficial for your skin. These soaps come in different colors, scents, and shapes. They even have soaps with gemstones inside them. One of the most unique products is the Chakra Faeiry Bar Soap used for ritual baths. When you purchases this soap you will get a suggestion of a ritual bath to express wishes and strength visualizations in relation to the chakra you are working on.

Available at LaTinaLatinaSoaps.com, $8

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Wide Brim Hats

These wide brim hats are handmade in Tuscon, Arizona. They come in a variety of different colors and there are many designs to choose from. The designs include the sun, moon, stars, desert, and much more! These hats are a vibe in itself and really connect you to mother nature. It’s the perfect gift for the bohemian bruja in your life.

Available at shoplunabloom.com, pricing may vary

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Bruja Vibes Yoga Mat

Bodega Latinx creates really fun shirts, mugs, and wall art but her Bruja vibes yoga mat is a top seller. Get your favorite poses on this bruja inspired mat. This can be your all the time mat or your Halloween seasonal mat. Feel good while doing your sun salutations after you’ve set your intentions and charged your crystals the night before.

Available on etsy.com, $55

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Stones and Crystals

Get ready to manifest 2021 with these magical beauties, handmade by Foxfire.ltd. She sells a variety of stones and crystals that are tailored to your dark heart’s desire. She continues to expand her brand with resin work, sun catchers, and pillows.

Available at etsy.com, pricing may vary

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Mal de Ojo Onesie

Valorie Ruiz of Chillona Designs created this Mal de Ojo onesie. Perfect for warding off that evil eye caused by too much love or too much envy. She sells a red one that is just like the bracelet you might put on your little one. Custom work is available and we recommend ordering from her about one to two weeks in advance.

Available at etsy.com, $25

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Moon Magic Book 

Diane Ahlquist brings you a beginner’s book about the moon’s energy and how you can harness that lunar power in your everyday life. n Moon Magic, you’ll learn how the lunar phases influence our emotions and well-being differently and how to harness that power for healing, emotional strength, and physical and mental wellness. Third-generation intuitive Diane Ahlquist helps guide those new to the power of the moon through lunar recipes and simple exercises, such as intention setting and moon meditation to help you capitalize on the moon’s inherent power and channel the moon’s energy whenever you need it most.

Available at Amazon.com, $13.59

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Roll On Oil/Ojo Oil/Mal Ojo Protection

Firme Arte offers this blend of oils that are inspired by the ancestral ingredients that
indigenous healers have used for centuries to cure mal de ojo / the evil eye. As sensitive human beings we are greatly impacted by the energies of jealousy / envy / hate. When another force focuses it’s energy on throwing shade or negativity our way it for sure can take its toll on the body & spirit. This oil helps increase ones energetic vibration & shine that can be drained by these types of negative energies.

Available at firmearteonline.com, $18

Tarot Cards de Fuego

Featuring high-energy art that pops with bold colors and fiery motifs, Ricardo Cavolo’s Tarot del Fuego is a deck that invites you deep into the heart of the spirit in a unique way. With rosy-cheeked figures and omnipresent eyes of fire, nothing escapes the notice of one who reads with this adventurous deck.

Available at amazon.com, $21.34

Desert Night Earrings

Luna Sangre is an artist of color and each pair of her earrings are hand painted and made-to-order. So each pair of earrings are completely unique.

Available at esty.com, pricing may vary

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Amethyst Circle Drop Gold Plated Earrings 

Mapache Jewelry sells one-of-a-kind pieces blessed with sacred vibes and good luck. Customers rave about these earrings. One customer said that she absolutely LOVED the earrings that they made her feel a bit more “chula.” Yasss girl! These earrings are lightweight but very delicate so take good care of them. The Amethyst circle drop gold plated earrings, in particular, are used for protection against addiction.

Available at etsy.com, $35

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Lunar Intentions: A Yearlong Journal For New Moon Intention Setting

Lunar Intentions is a year long journal for learning to work with the moon phases. The workbook/journal combo guides you through 12 months of intention setting that puts you on the path of claiming your power and intuition. The workbook includes simple, yet straightforward, examples that guide you step by step on getting crystal clear on your goals, as well as how to craft those desires into manifestation gems.Go one step further and you dig deep and learn what actions to take as the moon moves through each zodiac sign, and how to take advantage of the lunar energies no matter the phase or sign.Tap into your own inner power, and move with the magic of the moon with Lunar Intentions.

Available at amazon.com, $24

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Bruja Tote Bag

This Brooklyn Brujeria Bruja Tote Bag is perfect for carrying candles, crystals, spellbooks, eshus, bells hooks books, lunch, and much more! The fact that it is black makes is match with any outfit and the big bold letters make it stand out. Chiquita Brujita is a third generation Nuyorican Bruja, performance artist, and conjurer of fiestas. Best known for her events and eponymous line of prayer candles, she has worked in partnership with local institutions including Brooklyn Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and Bushwick’s House of Yes.

Available at chiquitabrujita.com, $25

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Blue Sage, Garden Sage + Cedar Smoke Wand

The Flowerchild Bruja online shop is lovingly referred to as A Flower- Powered Botanica, offering artisan-made, carefully curated spiritual goods and gifts, specializing in sacred smoke wands featuring the highest quality herbs, flowers and crystals. Founder, Taylor Cordova, is an artist, designer and bruja- born, educated and raised in the Sonoran Desert of South Phoenix, Arizona.

Available at theflowerchildbruja.com, $11.11

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Florida Water

Florida water is used to cleanse unwanted energy. Place a few drops into your bath water or simply use it as a perfume. It makes a wonderful floor wash too by pouring a few drops into the water as you mop away stagnant energy.House of Intuition is a metaphysical oasis dedicated to enlightening, empowering and uplifting the community. Their mission from the start has been to help others feel hope when they feel hopeless; to feel powerful when they feel defeated; and to bring intention within when people are seeking outside of themselves.

Available at houseofintuitionla.com, $10

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Titanium Rainbow Quartz

The Hoodwitch Store is offers everyday magic for the modern mystic. They sell a wide variety of stones and crystals. One that caught our eye was the titanium quartz which is sometimes said to be the “Stone of Astral Journeys”. It is a high vibrational stone  and is helpful for removing energy blockages, especially those impeding creativity. This stone is said to open and empower all the chakras and assist in stimulating and raising Kundalini energy. Titanium quartz a is said to activate the Third Eye and assist with clairvoyance, while enhancing the grounding and protective benefits of smokey quartz on it’s own.

Available at thehoodwitch.com, $65