Not sure what to get your guy/girl/friends for the holidays? Waiting until the last weekend before Christmas to get all your shopping in? We got you. Here are ways to impress with a gift that is anything but basic.
Frida con Rolo Tee - The Peralta Project
This line of tees features prints from artist Tony Peralta’s exhibit ROLOS + ICONS, which depicts Latina heroines – Celia, Wonder Woman, and Selena, among others – with their hair up in rollers. Get it for $45 here.
Santa Muerte Short Sleeve Button-Up Shirt
This shirt is is what we imagine would happen if Ed Hardy met El Dusty. It’s so ugly it has transcended ugliness and become amazing. Get it for $35 on Etsy.
An Affordable Personal Butler
With a service called Hello Alfred, you can gift someone a personal butler for only $35/week. The service gets you a weekly visit from your Alfred, who will complete the following tasks for you: grocery shop, tidy up the house, pick up/drop off laundry and dry cleaning, and more.
Samsung Galaxy Note5
This is one is for the note-taker in your life – the people, who, like me, seem to just think better with a pen (or in this case a stylus) in their hand. Plus it takes great outdoor photos. Price depends on your wireless carrier, learn more here.
The Rap Yearbook, by Shea Serrano
Highlighting the most important rap songs from 1979 to 2014, Shea Serrano’s The
Happiness mug by Hilda Palafox
Mexico City-based artist Hilda Palafox does everything from murals to stationary with her signature illustration style. Her project Poni features pins, prints, tees and cute mugs like the one featured above at affordable prices. Check out her Kichink store here.
Taco Pins by PRODUCE
PRODUCE, the artist-run, multi-concept creative house in Corpus Christi makes everything from clothing to pins to prints to toys, all with a distinctive Tex-Mex DNA. Our favorites of the moment are these taco, burrito and chili pepper emoji pins. Grab them here.
SACRIFICE SW X PXXR GVNG Collection
Mexico City’s Sacrifice Street Wear teamed up with Spain’s break out trap bad boys Pxxr Gvng for a collection l ofw tees, jackets and beanies. Get them for the Tumblr rapper in your life. Peep the collection here.
Sunglasses by Garrett Leight
Mexican-American designer and eyewear scion Garrett Leight has been nabbing headlines for a few years now for eyewear that all the West Coast cool kids are sporting. Order a pair of sunglasses by 12/18 to get them in time for Christmas!
Fossil Dinosaur Crewneck by Tony Delfino
Not only do dinosaurs rule (did anyone else go see Jurassic World in 3D multiple times??) but the dinos on this sweatshirt from Mexico City-based street wear line Tony Delfino actually glow in the dark. Yes, please. Get it here.
Handmade ceramics by Two Steps
Puerto Rico-based TWO STEPS is a mother-daughter ceramic studio offering functional pieces made by hand. Each piece is hand built with clay, kiln-fired to bisque and glazed with love. Check out their collections of plant pottery, mugs, and more here.
SCOOTER tee by BORN X RAISED
Because who doesn’t need a Cholos in Paris tee 🙌. Scoop it for $40 here.
'East Los' Hooded Windbreaker by Benjie Escobar
Benjie Escobar illustrated this water-resistant windbreaker featuring a chola-fied Betty Boop rocking a bandana, hoop earrings, and the Cortez. Get it for $100 here.
Pins & Patches by Big Bud Press
The colorful enamel pins and patches from Big Bud Press are like little pieces of wearable art. Personal favorites include their Nail Salon Neon pins, which they also make in a giant patch version that you can iron onto the back of your jean jacket to look like a 2015 Pink Lady. Check out Big Bud Press here.
Seattle-based Puerto Rican designer Rita Cidre’s line of accessories Anda P’al are canvas bags with humorous phrases that are a mix of boricua inside jokes (see the bag that says “Trá Trá Trá) and sayings all Latinos can relate to (jaja > haha). Check out the line here.