Galentine’s Day, that time of the year when you celebrate your favorite lady friends, is around the corner. Commemorated on February 13, the day before you shower your boo (or yourself!) with roses and lovin’, has become a time for brunch, mani and pedis, massages and intimate house gatherings for all your gal pals ever since Park and Recreation’s charismatic fictional character Leslie Knope claimed it an unofficial holiday 10 years ago.
If you want to celebrate your homegirls and, possibly, gift them with a present that honors your years of friendship or simply their laudable badassery, we’ve put together a list of Latina- owned or -inspired items to help.
BFF Necklace Set
Honey B Gold
If there’s that one friend who you’re so close with you might introduce her as your sister or your cousin, this BFF necklace set from Honey B Gold is the perfect grab. The gold set puts an around-the-way girl spin on the BFF necklaces we’d beg our parents for at Claires and Icings back in the ’90s and ’00s. You each rock one-half of the floral-embedded heart, professing your love and loyalty to each other everywhere you go.
Buy the necklace for $36.00.
“Besos, Abrazos y Tacos” Tees
If your girl gang outnumbers two, maybe matching shirts is the route for you. Etsy shop CorazonMioBoutique has the cutest Galentine’s Day-inspired tees. The shirts, available in gray and white as well as cardinal red, features three hearts with the words “besos,” “abrazos” and “tacos” written within them — the literal ingredients of love.
Buy the shirts for $23 each.
Latina Conversation Heart Earrings
If you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day brunch or gathering, consider purchasing these Valentine’s Day sweethearts-inspired earrings for your crowd. Instead of imprints like “All Mine,” “Hug Me” and “Be Mine” that are typically found on the sugar candies, these colorful earrings from the Etsy shop LaBowdega have the perfect messages for your Latina BFFs, including “Chismosa,” “Mija,” “Chula” and more.
Buy the earrings for $6 each.
Comadres Mug Set
If your comadre is also a chismosa, spend Galentine’s Day bochinchando over some cafecito with this mug set. The glass cups, from Los Angeles Latina street brand Bella Doña, are black with a white heart that reads comadres and features a red rose. The heart is split in two, coming together to create the shape of amor each time you and your bestie toast to laughter, love, wins and chisme.
Buy the mug set for $24.
Galentine’s Day Card
If your BFF lives faraway, share your love for her — and appreciation for your friendship — through a Galentine’s Day card. While Etsy shop OctopusIncUK may not be Latino-owned, their Cardi B “To the Baddest B***h I Know” card is perfect for the take-no-ish, get-things-down friend in your life.
Buy the card for $5.34.