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Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Presents That Celebrate Latinx Culture

The holiday season is near, and with it, comes a flurry of holiday shopping. While we won’t be going as cray as we have past years, due to coronavirus, we still want to get some thoughtful gifts for the most important people in our life.

But where do you find the good gifts if you’re not going to join anyone, let alone the masses, to shop on Black Friday and throughout November and December? Where are the cool Latinx-culture-themed items that you’ll want to snatch up for your loved ones (and yourself)? Sure, you can search and scroll endlessly online; or you can simply check out this fab Latinx-culture gift guide that we created just for you.

 

Mujer Exitosa Long Sleeve Tee

Photo: Shop Latinx

You know your loved one is a mujer exitosa; this long sleeve T-shirt, available at Shop Latinx, is just a way to celebrate her and remind her of the badass she is. Added bonus? It will go with everything in her wardrobe.

Available at shoplatinx.com, $38

Hija de tu Madre Muy Busy 2021 Weekly Planner

We can throw all of 2020 away, but we are all looking forward to how much better 2021 will be. A great gift for the holidays is this handy, organized planner by Hija de tu Madre. It will ensure that whoever you gift it to will be ready for the new year.

Available at hijadetumadre.com, $49.99

Casita Candles JOMO Candle

Most everyone wants candles. They’re an essential part of self-care, with sumptuous scents, and also add to your cozy decor. A highly giftable candle this year is Casita Candles’ JOMO candle; it’s all about shunning going out to enjoy the safety and comfiness of home.

Available at casitacandles.com, $28

GRL Collective Unisex AOC For Prez Sweatshirt

We’re just waiting for the day that AOC runs for president. In the meantime, you can gift this cool sweatshirt from GRL Collective to your politically aware friend or family member.

Available at shoplatinx.com, $88

Hija de la Luna Friducha, Maria Felix, and La Flor Mugs

Coffee mugs are one of those useful gifts, and are usually emblazoned with something that appeals to the recipient. Total win-win situation. We love these stylish mugs by Hija de la Luna, that feature Latinx icons Frida Kahlo, Maria Felix, and Selena.

Available at hijadelaluna.com, $15 each

Lil’ Libros The Life of/La Vida de Celia Book

Lil’ Libros make awesome gifts for the little ones in your life. They celebrate Latinx culture and its heroes, including Afro-Cubana icon and legend Celia Cruz. They’re also filled with adorable illustrations and vibrant colors that kids will love.

Available at lillibros.com, $9.99

Adios Duffle Bag

Photo: Shop Latinx

For now, we can only dream of weekend road trips and other travel adventures. But daydreaming and planning reminds us that the best is yet to come, no? Add to the excitement by gifting this super cute duffle bag from Shop Latinx. It’s printed with the words “adios no se cuando regrese (“goodbye I don’t know when I’ll return”).

Available at shoplatinx.com, $38

Freda Salvador Brooke Rain Resistant Boot

Who doesn’t want classic boots that they can rock forever?! Freda Salvador makes a fabulous, stylish pair of Brooke rain resistant boots that you can wear with so many outfits. They’re an investment piece that may seem like a splurge to buy oneself, but would make for an epic, timeless gift.

Available at fredasalvador.com, $450

Quiero Prints No Seas Boba Metal Straw

Whether you’re Asian-Latinx, or just a Latinx who loves boba, this metal straw makes for a great stocking stuffer, or as a part of a go-green gift set. Metal straws will cut down on the waste caused by plastic straws, and these are printed with the words “no seas boba,” for a funny “get it!” moment.

Available at quieroprints.com, $9.99

GRL Collective The Gold Plated Latina Earrings

We think it’s safe to say that we Latinas love our earrings. And we love being Latina, so these earrings by GRL Collective make for a gift that your sister, prima, or friend will love. You can show your Latinx pride, while also looking stylish.

Available at shoplatinx.com, $60

Casa Chiqui La Guapa Mochila Handbag, in Terracotta

We want our culture to be part of our style, and this includes shopping Latinx and Indigenous brands, and wearing things that reflect Indigenous and Latinx cultures. This mochila from Casa Chiqui is handwoven by Wayuu Indians in Colombia, and showcases their timeless, generational talent.

Available at en.casachiqui.com, $250

Yo Soy Afro Latina YSAL Airbrush Logo Tee

You cannot celebrate Latinx brands and style without including Afro-Latinx fashion. Yo Soy Afro Latina makes stylish clothing, accessories, and more that rep the culture, like this throwback, ’90s-Fly-Girl-inpsired airbrush tee that says “I am Afro-Latina,” loud and proud.

Available at yosoyafrolatina.com, $50

Tropical Depression Reflector Wall Hanging

If you know you’re loved one’s home decor style, something dope like a cool wall hanging would make for a much-appreciated gift. Tropical Depression makes boho-chic wall hangings that are the perfect mix of vintage and Latinx inspiration (the Reflector’s hues are “inspired by the facades of towns in Puerto Rico”).

Available at tropicaldepression.com, $79

Xio by Ylette Oshun Hoops

We will always love our hoops. It’s fun to buy and receive hoop earrings for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas, giving us an opportunity to add to our ever-growing collection. Some your gift recipient needs are the Oshun earrings from Xio by Ylette. They’re bold, they’re in gleaming gold, and they’ll instantly elevated everything you wear them with.

Available at xiobyylette.com, $62

Hija de tu Madre Make Jefa Moves Socks

2020 has been full-on stay-at-home cozy mode. This means great gifts will include comfy PJs, sweats, blankets, and socks. Why not get some that also have an inspiring, Latinx-esque message? Like these “make jefa moves” socks from Hija de tu Madre. They’ll allow you to chill now, but inspire you to work hard later.

Available at hijadetumadre.com, $12

Mexico En La Piel Paloma Blanca – Rojo Mini

A handbag featuring a pop of color, and a eye-catching print or pattern will instantly add vibrancy and interest to neutral outfits. And, they make for fun, stylish gifts. Mexico En La Piel make several must-buy-now bags, including this gorgeous deep red Paloma Blanca  – Rojo Mini that can be worn like as the prettiest belt bag ever, or over the shoulder.

Available at shopmexicoenlapiel.com, $55

Jen Zeano Designs No Se Te Olvide Decal

We all need words of encouragement, no matter how confident we appear to the outside world. A positive message uplifts, inspires, and motivates us. That’s why you’ll want to add Jen Zeano Design’s No Se Te Olvide decal to your online cart. It will remind a special lady in your life that she all the great things you see her as.

Available at jenzeanodesigns.com, $10

Hija de la Luna Guadalupe Crop Sweater – Mauve

The Guadalupe Crop Sweater from Hija de tu Madre unites coziness, faith, and a feminine color, to make a pretty sweatshirt that you’ll want to gift this holiday season. The recipient can pair it with some matching sweatpants or leggings, for a great still-lounging-at-home look.

Available at hijadelaluna.com, $40

Azteca Negra Medium and Large Cotton Face Masks

Who would’ve thought that by the end of 2020, we would have a wardrobe of face masks (this year is one big trip)?! We’ll still be needing them going into the new year, so why not gift some that showcase both culture and style? Aztec Negra makes several different masks, in two sizes (medium and large) that you’ll want to rock.

Available at aztecanegra.com, $20 (medium), $22 (large)

Xio by Ylette Seducida Ring

Gold jewelry, and Cuban links, just say “Latinx.” We’ve rocked both for decades, and probably always will. That’s why the Seducida Ring from Xio by Ylette makes for a great gift. You’ll know that it will be a piece of jewelry that will be worn eternally. Added bonus? It’s adjustable!

Available at xiobyylette.com, $48

Azteca Negra Mommy & Me Princesa Headwrap Set: Black

Photo: Azteca Negra

Want an adorable mother-daughter gift for the holidays? You can’t get any cuter than this Mommy & Me Princesa Headwrap Set from Azteca Negra. It’s a great way to show love to the mamas in your life, and their precious little princesas.

Available at aztecanegra.com, $38

Soldadera Gold Sagrado Corazon Earrings

Another piece of timeless jewelry (with some oomph) that you’ll want to give as a present this holiday season are these Sagrado Corazon Earrings from Soldadera (also available with a blue trim). They shine, show off your faith, and your Latinx culture in style.

Available at soldadera.square.site, $45

Mola Sasa Sendero Box Clutch

This chic navy, ivory, and black clutch features the handiwork of artisans from the “Kuna Indigneous communities of Caiman Alto, Colombia and Panama.” Mola Sasa brings together luxe investment pieces with the Indigenous artwork that deserves to be seen as such. And who doesn’t want a stylish accessory that embodies that concept?

Available at molasasa.com, $400

FOHOG COLLECTION Queen Blanket Lightweight Rose Flower Korean Mink Faux Fur by 4estaciones

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One of the constant things that have given us comfort in times of sickness, uncertainty, and sadness is a thick, enveloping Mexican blanket. Also known as Korean mink blankets, these heavy, velvety symbols of our families, and our culture, let us know that everything’s going to be alright. Which is why a chunky Mexican blanket is the perfect gift for 2020. That, and we haven’t left our couch since God knows when, so we should have a great blanket to curl up with. Amazon carries this toned-down neutral, yet still-pretty-Mexican-extra version.

Available at amazon.com, $54.99

Bella Doña Dramaticas Slides – Purple

Photo: Bella Doña

Just like PJs, sweats, and blankets, we are not to be seen without equally-comfy slippers and slides. We are digging these slides from Bella Doña. Because they’re easy to wear; come in purple; which instantly makes us think of Selena; and shout out our membership to La Dramaticas club.

Available at bella-dona.com, $34