The holidays are coming up quickly this year, and it’s that time of year where many prepare to buy gifts for their loved ones. We all have that one friend, hermana or co-worker who is always on the go, whether it be for social events, work, or travel. This year, we’ve rounded up 10 efficient travel-friendly gifts from Latinx-owned brands for the busy bees in your life. For the beauty divas, we have Habit Skin’s Nº39 Mister Sunscreen Spray and Vamigas’ Rose Face Mist while for the travel addicts, we have Someone Somewhere’s Earthy Magic Loom Backpack and Mi Vida’s Virgencita Scroll Makeup Bag. Read on to learn more about these products perfect for chicas on the go.
Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana Tote Bag from Hija De Tu Madre
This “Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana” tote bag from Hija De Tu Madre is the perfect gift for those constantly on the go, as they can put their phone, makeup, keys, wallet and more in the tote while repping their culturá. This motto, whether you’re a Bad Bunny fan or not, is an empowering reminder to do you and live your best life and who doesn’t love that?
Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana Tote Bag, $26, available at hijadetumadre.com
Nº39 Mister Sunscreen Spray from HABIT Skin
Sunscreen is an essential part of skincare, even for those that have darker skin or don’t get as much sun exposure. Habit Skin’s Nº39 Mister is a travel-friendly sunscreen spray with notes of white peach and neroli that can be applied on bare skin or on top of skincare or makeup. This SPF-39 gift is ideal for those who are constantly on the move, as it can go with them anywhere they go, and all it takes is a couple quick spritzes to keep skin soft and supple. Your skincare-loving amigas/loved ones will appreciate the simplicity yet helpfulness of this gift.
Nº39 Mister, $30, available at habitskin.co
Earthy Magic Loom Backpack from Someone Somewhere
A good backpack is a necessity for travelers and workers alike. This Earthy Magic Loom Backpack from Someone Somewhere has a durable design, featuring a breathable material, three-layer protection system for greater durability, zippers built for heavy use, a 15-inch laptop compartment, and padded straps for comfort. Someone Somewhere’s backpacks are created using a pedal loom technique that originated in Oaxaca, Mexico. This green, gray, and blue backpack is stylish and useful, making it the perfect gift for the chicas who take their laptop with them everywhere they go.
Earthy Magic Loom Backpack,, $68, available at someonesomewhere.com
¿Si No Es Ahora, Cuando? Notepad from JenZeanoDesigns
Busy bees and Jefas know that planning is an essential part of getting stuff done. Take advantage of this holiday season and add a little cheer to weekly planning with this ‘¿Si No Ahora, Cuando?’ notepad by Jen Zeano Designs. This notepad not only features an interesting design but also sections out the days of the week and includes room for notitas, weekly affirmations, and more. The vibrant colors and wavy lettering make this gift too cute to not get for the boss chicas in your life, as it will help them keep track of their responsibilities and stay on top of everything.
¿Si No Es Ahora, Cuando? Notepad, $20, available at etsy.com
Virgencita Scroll Makeup Bag from Mi Vida
Traveling beauty lovers know it can be a hassle bringing all your beauty and makeup products with you. With this Virgencita scroll makeup bag from Mi Vida, your amigas/loved ones can take all their beauty essentials with them wherever they go. This intricate mini clutch features an embroidered Virgen de Guadalupe and is a beautiful representation of Mexican culture. There are also glitter versions of this style available for a little something extra.
Virgencita Scroll Makeup Bag, $12, available at mivida.com
Rosa Face Mist from Vamigas
The cold winter breezes can take a toll on our skin, especially if you spend a lot of time outside and traveling to different climates. Vamigas’ Rosa Face Mist is perfect for keeping skin glowing and radiant regardless of the weather. Featuring ingredients like rosewater, rosa mosqueta & aloe, this face mist uses powerful Latin American botanicals from the Andes to help nourish and hydrate skin. Your busy amigas and loved ones will appreciate you for helping them maintain their glow all 2023 with this moisturizing spray.
ROSA FACE MIST, $18, available at vamigas.com
Tucanissimo Smiley Umbrella from Farm Rio
Though sounds of pouring rain can be relaxing for some, walking around in it definitely is not, especially when you have to commute to work. Give the gift of staying dry this holiday season with this Tucanissimo Smiley Umbrella from Farm Rio. The colorful pink and yellow pattern features pink smiley faces and black-and-white polka-dotted toucans. Keep the rain off your friend’s shoulders while adding a pop of color to their busy days with this vibrant gift; it’s sure to bring a smile to their face regardless of how hard it’s raining or how much work has to be done.
Heart Dice in White/Red from Bella Doña
Driving back and forth from work, errands and more can be a hassle; add a little joy to your busy friend’s life with these white fuzzy heart dice from Bella Doña. These cute dice, which come in additional colors like orange, brown, red, blue, and purple, are a great addition to your car and can be hung on a rearview mirror. The little red hearts also add a simple yet adorable touch to this car accessory.
Heart Dice in White/Red, $22, available at bella-dona.com
BRIZO Mild + Spicy 2 Pack from Brizo Dressing
Food is fuel for tired brains and hard-working chicas, but not everyone has the time to create a tasty and nutritious meal. This Mild + Spicy dressing two-pack from BRIZO is the perfect food hack for lunch or dinner, as these dressings can be used as dipping sauces, marinades, salad dressings, pasta sauces, and more. Both dressings are vegan, gluten-free, keto & paleo-friendly, and sugar-free/carb-free. Your busy foodie friends/loved ones will be sure to enjoy this delicious dressing pack, as these dressings are sure to add a punch of flavor into their favorite comidas.
BRIZO Mild + Spicy 2 Pack, $20, available at brizodressing.com
SIGMA Travel Switch from Sigma Beauty
When you’re doing your makeup on the move, it can be difficult carrying 5 different brushes around. With this travel-sized version of the Sigma Switch, active beauty enthusiasts don’t have to worry about bringing the full brush set. It has a double-sided design with silicone textures of different sizes that work to pull power and cream pigments off brush bristles. To use it, just apply your makeup as normal and when you need to apply a different product, move the brush along the silicone mat to remove color.