The holidays are just around the corner, and the time when we start hitting the malls, stores — or even online — to find the perfect gifts for our tías, primas, el novio, and the rest of la familia is already here.
If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful present that will surprise any Latine friend or family member and also support small Latine-owned businesses at the same time, we have curated a holiday gift guide that is likely to get you reactions like “Where did you get this?” or “Ay, mija, this is so awesome and original! ¿De dónde lo sacaste?”
For that prima who’s always looking stylish – JZD
This queer and Latina-owned lifestyle brand has a selection of tees with original designs printed in. Do you need a motivational phrase shirt? JZD has you covered. Are you looking for Spanglish tees? Yes, they have them. What about only Spanish phrases in their clothing? They have that as well.
For that mamá or tía who’s always looking for a new candle – Cultura Candle Co.
Inspired by Mexican culture, Cultura Candle Co. creates premium veladoras that are perfect for that family member or friend who enjoys original candle smells. With names like “I’m a chancla survivor” or “The only thing getting lit tonight is my Palo Santo,” this Latine-owned brand is sure to give both a good laugh and great smells.
For the cafecito enthusiast in your life – Sueños Coffee Co.
Sueños Coffee Co. is a Latina-owned brand that offers subscriptions delivering fresh coffee right to your door every two, four, or six weeks. You can also get a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month prepaid subscription, if you prefer.
For the skin care-obsessed amiga – Vamigas
This Latina-owned brand offers a variety of natural skin care products like aceites, cremas, and mists that will become part of the self-pampering or self-care routine of anyone who puts their hands on any Vamigas product. Some of the ingredients you can find in their products include, among others, aloe vera, babassu palm, chia seed, and papaya leaf.
For the makeup lover in your familia or group of friends – Luna Magic
Luna Magic has you covered whether you’re looking for lipsticks, bronzers, shadow palettes, false eyelashes, or even makeup brush sets. This Latina-owned brand aims for high-performance cosmetics that inject the beauty industry with diversity and inclusion.
For the foodie tío who’s always on the look for “real” Latine food – Agua Bonita
Everyone who enjoys good food also enjoys a good drink with their meal. Agua Bonita’s flavors come in hibiscus, pineapple-cucumber, mango-habanero, and watermelon-chile. Each flavor can be bought in packs of 12, or you can also get a variety pack that features all the flavors.
Happy Latine-inspired shopping!