There’s less than 25 days until Christmas, which means you don’t have too much time left to buy presents for everyone on your list. Instead of stressing about when you’ll be able to make it to the mall or painfully scrolling through a ridiculous amount of merchandise available online, we’ve put together a list of potential goodies you can buy for every loved one.
From gift for kiddies that also support a greater cause to card games for the borrachos in your life, here are 10 items your folk will appreciate this holiday season.
The closing of one year means the start of a new one, and this time, we’re also entering into a fresh decade. Help the empowered girl (or the one who needs a little encouragement) in your life start 2020 off right with Valfré’s Gal with a Plan planner. With vibrant original art and witty sayings for every month, this gift will keep inspiring year-round.
Walter Mercado Sweater
The passing of Walter Mercado devastated our community this year, but the spiritual adviser’s legacy and influence lives on. The baby astrologer in your life will undoubtedly treasure this tribute sweater to the Puerto Rican icon by Te Lo Juro.
When a new season hits, that means it’s also time to shake up one’s makeup look. Latina-owned Vive Cosmetic has a four lipstick holiday kit to help every cosmetics-lover switch things up. The set includes two new winter 2019 collection shades, including La Patrona and Empresaria, and allows you to select two other lipsticks of your choice.
Chicano Advent Calendar
Sometimes, the best Christmas gift is the one that has a holiday theme, even if it means the recipient won’t be able to use it for another year. For those special few, there’s the Chicano-themed Sol Holiday Calendar. This advent cal helps Christmas’ biggest fans count down the days till December 25 with artwork from some of the most exciting Mexican-American artists of our time, including Kathy Cano-Murillo of Craft Chica and Jessica Reséndiz of Raggedy Tiff.
Bilingual Coloring Book
The best people to give presents to during the holiday are children, and with Coloring Without Borders, you can gift your fave kiddies a fun, bilingual coloring book as well as support immigrant children you’ve never met. That’s because all proceeds for this book go directly to Families Belong Together, a coalition of hundreds of organizations that fight family separations.
Hilarious Card Games
For a fun holiday gift that bangs from the very moment it’s unwrapped, consider Tragos. The Latino-themed drinking game will be a hit at the holiday pari and every link-up that follows it.
Show the curly-haired babes in your life some lovin’ with a gift from Haus of Curls. The Afro-Latina-owned brand has a holiday collection that includes several tees that celebrate Christmas and coils. Just look at this adorable “Curls& Coquito& Pasteles& Noche Buena” top.
Anyone on your Christmas list who’s obsessed with being liked — by their colleagues, dates, classmates, estheticians, nail techs, sales clerks, everyone? Alicia Menendez’s The Likeability Trap is the gift they need. The book examines the pressure women face to be amiable in their work and personal lives and what internalizing these ideas costs them.
Natural Hair Care
The winter months may gift us with our most-poppin’ hair season, but that cold dry air isn’t exactly a present for the scalp. To help keep your loved one’s pelo and cuero cabelludo fierce 365 days of the year, get them Botanika Beauty Collection’s Inner Goddess Bundle. This natural hair care kit from Afro-Dominican beauty influencer Ada Rojas includes six mending, defining, hydrating, stimulating, revitalizing and protecting products.
Vegan Nail Lacquer
Want to shop small? Selenia Beauty is a Brooklyn-based, Boricua-owned nail polish brand offering stunning shades for “unshameable womxn.” Even more, each polish, handmade one by one, is 10-free, cruelty-free and totally vegan.