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National Friendship Day Gift Guide: Latinx-Owned Brands to Shop for Your Besties


It’s been hard getting together with your amigas over this past year, Zoom calls and tagging each other in TikToks just isn’t the same as being together in person. This National Friendship Day surprise your friends with a small gift from a Latinx-owned shop to show them that you’re always thinking of them. To help you out, we have rounded up 10 gifts created by Latinas with mucho amor. These gifts will make any type of friend happy: a journal by Jen Zeano Designs,makeup from Tresluce Beauty, or some hair care from Rizos Curls. Whatever you send them will show your friends how much they mean to you on this day and every day.

Vibras Bonitas Journal

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The Vibras Bonitas journal is perfect for that friend who loves positive affirmations and planning goals. Jen Zeano Designs created this journal to give women the power to manifest great ideas. The colors are subtle but the message “Vibras bonitos para recibir costs bonitas” is a perfect everyday reminder that anything is possible.

Vibras Bonitas journal, $24, available at jenzeanodesigns.com

“Mexico is Home” Tee

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For the true Mexicana in your life, it’s time to pull out the big guns with this “Mexico is Home” tee from JusLiv. Their shirts are super soft and a perfect way to show off your Mexican pride when you’re chilling at home or out  and about. You could also check out their Homecoming Collection to get your friend’s home state on a shirt, that way she’ll have a pedacito de Mexico wherever she goes.

“Mexico is Home” tee, $25, available at jusliv.mx

La Muy Muy Hand Mirror

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Forget about Snow White’s mirror mirror on the wall, it’s all about La Muy Muy hand mirror from Hija de Tu Madre. This mirror, first of all, is cute AF, and it will help keep your amiga looking good while she makes jefa moves all day long. It’s also a chic accessory that’s perfect for travel.

La Muy Muy hand mirror, $20, available at hijadetumadre.com

Becky Made Me Do It Bundle Collection

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We legit love Becky G’s new brand, Tresluce Beauty, because not only does it make us feel beautiful but it also represents Latin culture. Every girl has a friend who is obsessed with makeup, so get your friend the “Becky Made Me Do It” bundle, which includes all of Becky G’s favorites from her collection: an eye shadow palette, brushes, lashes, and much more!

“Becky Made Me Do It” bundle, $120, available at treslucebeauty.com

“But First, Perreo” Bucket Hat

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Because all of the 90s fads are back, bucket hats are so in, so get you and your BFF matching “But First, Perreo” bucket hats from Baja Betches. All Baja Betches hats are embroidered and will make you and your amigas perrear hasta que salga el sol this summer.

“But First, Perreo” bucket hat, $30, available at bajabetches.com

Styling Bundle Gift Package

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Many Latinas know what it’s like to have thick, curly hair so gift your friend the styling bundle gift package from Rizos Curls that’s all natural so it’s all good for all hair types. The packaging is so cute and with ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, Shea butter, and olive oil, these products will give your friend’s hair much needed moisture and love.

Styling Bundle, $57, available at rizoscurls.com

Latin Twist: Tradition and Modern Cocktails Recipe Book

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With recipes from Brazil to Chile to Peru, and many more, Latin Twist is a cocktail book inspired by traditional drinks in Latin culture. Food bloggers Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Vianney Rodriguez share recipes that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers with Latin American flavors. The mixologist of your friends group will love this at-home bartending guide and you’ll probably love drinking the final product. It’s a win-win!

Latin Twist: Traditional and Modern Cocktails (hardcover), $17.42, available on Amazon.com

Don Flor Coffee

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Who doesn’t love cafecito in the morning? The Berni Bean Coffee Company offers Costa Rican coffee that connects nature to your day-to-day life. Their Don Flor coffee is a honey processed coffee with orange and cherry flavors, making it perfect for that friend with a sweet tooth who loves cafecito.

Don Flor coffee (13 oz), $19.99, available at thebernibean.com

Self Love Box

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If you want to give someone the gift of buenas vibras, order the Self Love Box from House of Intuition with spiritual tools that draw in light, love, and energy. This box has everything from candles, to oils, to cleansing kits, and powders and it’s 100 percent made with love and good vibes. Who wouldn’t appreciate that?

Self Love Box, $110, available at houseofintuitionla.com

Hexagonal Cement Planter

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So, during quarantine your friends probably started accumulating all kinds of plants in their home finding themselves becoming plant mamis. This small hexagonal cement planter from Eje64 is perfect for your friend to show off her plant babies on the balcony or her home office. Another bonus is that these planters are hand crafted in Colombia and created with recycled materials.

Hexagonal cement planter, $15, available at eje64.com