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Here Is Your Ultimate Papi Holiday Gift Guide For The Man Who Says Little But Means So Much

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Dads are always there to pick you up when you are down and love to treat their babies to nice things when he can they deserve it. Christmas is right around the corner so you need to start figuring out what gifts papi is going to be receiving from you this year. Don’t sweat. We have you covered with some of the greatest papi gifts on the internet. Behold, your ultimate papi gift guide.

Tejano Super Star Distressed Tee | $31

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Guys, you must check out this Etsy shop. She’ll adjust gender pronouns to be neutral at no additional cost, and we already know that your Papi deserves this shirt as much as this shop owner deserves your money.

Matching Piyamas con el perro | $25

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That’s right. FabDog.com sells matching flannel piyamas to match with the Puppy-Obsessed Papi. Since you moved out, your Papi has eyes for nadie but “muñeco lindo precioso Taquito.” K, noted.

Headspace Meditation App Subscription

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For the Retired Papi, a month long ($12.99) or year long ($95.88) subscription to this app that guides meditations using very cute animated creatures might be the thoughtful gift he needs. Warn him to do this before his morning cafecito. ; )

PREGÚNTALE A TU MAMÁ Tee | $24.99

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Literally every dad in every Latino family needs this shirt, and we are mitú provides. No doubt your Papi will wear this and you’ll get a laugh out of everyone in the familia.

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer with Vacuum | $49.95

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Meant to vacuum up 90 percent of the beard trimmings, this is a dual gift for your Mami y Papi. But really, it’s for your Papi, because now he doesn’t have to deal with as much flack from la Madre.

“This body was built on…” Tee | $24.50

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Again, a total nod a su mami for her excellent cooking, and we’ve got a variety of options, depending on your flavor of Latinidad. Puede hacer de empanadas & arepas, pupusas & curtido, cafecito & chisme, and so, so much more.

Beer Cap States | $35

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Ok, Mami is going to hate this taking up any space on her wall, but your craft beer obsessed Papi is going to flip. It comes in all 50 states, so get ‘em before they’re gone.

Baseball Whiskey Chillers Set of 2 | $24.50

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Papi’s got an affinity for baseball and scotch, but you don’t have the dinero for his favorite bottle? For $24.50, these will make him remember to be grateful por su hijo year round.

Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set | $35

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Does Papi always have a toothpick in his mouth? Elevate his experience with sustainably forested wood toothpicks that are infused with “barrel-aged, Islay single malt made by a 200-year-old distillery for a distinctively smoky flavor with notes of peat and complex caramel.”

Personalized Cigar Humidor | $47.99

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When your Papi only smokes Cuban cigars and is still used to slipping the cigar labels off and being hella secretive, you get him a regal space to store his now legal vice. Get it engraved however you like.

Home Plate Doormat | $30

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This is something your mom might be able to get behind, and your dad is going to laugh when he opens it. If you live far from home, the sentimental value of claiming la casa as home base might even bring tears to the extra sentimental Papi.

Ticket Stub Diary | $14

CREDIT: “Ticket Stub Diary.” Digital Image. UncommonGoods. 13 November 2018.

Papi doesn’t miss a Dodger’s game, and he never lets you forget it. Let him know that he can stop reminding you and start saving all his billetas here.

FUCK IT ALL Tee | $20

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Profits from selling this tee raised over $700 for family reunification. Today, you can support the shop that keeps on giving for the political Papi.

“EL QUE VA A AYUDAR” Tee | $24.99

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Buy this for your dad and he will never be able to be lazy again. Whenever he is wearing the shirt she will be able to ask him to do anything and his shirt will require him to do it.

GUACARDO NERD SWEATER | $39.99

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For the Nerdy Papi who is also a walking guacamole vending machine. Make sure everyone else knows his familia thinks he’s the biggest nerd in the house. ;P

Personalized Custom Double 6 Domino Set Pro Size Dominoes | $55

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End the decade long feud between su tio y papi by gifting him a set of dominoes with his name on every single piece. Nobody can get away with stealing one of his ever again. This is the price of paz.

EL JEFE HAT | $29.99

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Let Papi know that he’s the boss with this El Jefe snapback and do no wrong for at least 1-2 semanas. If you’re rolling deep, this pairs well with that domino set. 😉

EL JEFE MUG | $14.99

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If the hat isn’t enough, get dad one of these El Jefe mugs. That way he can remember that he will always be el jefe no matter where he goes or what he’s drinking.

LUCHADOR STANCE Vinyl Cut Sticker | $6

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Support a Tejana entrepreneur on Etsy by outfitting your dad’s boring laptop with something that represents his poderoso spirit. Maybe just slap it on there and yell “Surprise!” And see what happens.

Nah’sa Vinyl Sticker | $2.50

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This is more of a freebie to slide into his holiday card. You already know if your dad is going to appreciate this if he doesn’t acknowledge Texas as a U.S. State. #MexicoFirst


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Why Latino Dads Don’t Say I Love You

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Why Latino Dads Don’t Say I Love You

Growing up in Latino households, the dynamic between parents and their kids is pretty straightforward. They rule the house and what they say goes. While they could be a little strict at times, they show love in other ways such as making homecooked meals, fixing anything that needs fixing and sacrificing a lot for a better life.

In a new video by Mitu, the relationship between fathers and sons is spotlighted as one where discussions about love and sensitivity can be difficult.

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In most Latino households, the machismo mentality is very present, and breaking down that wall of emotions is almost impossible to do. Dad’s will undoubtedly say that they do love their children, but they have a difficult time saying the actual words.

In three generations of fathers and sons, each dad admits that they just don’t say “I love you.”

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It could be the language barrier or a cultural difference, but hearing “I love you” from a parent to their child is the best thing to help a relationship grow in a nurturing way.

One of the most touching parts of their stories is when the sons tell their fathers how much their love means to them.

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Each son spoke so eloquently and told them that they admire their hard work, and everything they sacrificed for them, and how they understand that all they do is to help their families, and others.

A beautiful portion of the video (and you will cry so grab some tissue) is when Sergio Garcia tells his dad Manuel Garcia that he has taught him so much throughout his life.

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Sergio says that his dad taught about having a good work ethic, that he knows how much he did for their family, and how to be humble and respectful.

Check out the full video here.

These Emotional Posts About Dad’s On Father’s Day Were A Reminder That Life Is Short

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These Emotional Posts About Dad’s On Father’s Day Were A Reminder That Life Is Short

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We love Father’s Day so much! It’s that one time of the year where we can truly shower our dad with love and admiration. It’s also the perfect day to gloat about their hard work, their sacrifices, and make fun of their adorable and goofy way.

All over social media, people — famous and all — gave their dad’s much-deserved praise, and here are some of our favorites.

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Chicano Batman’s Carlos Arévalo showed this touching throwback of his mom and dad, and we’re loving the ’80s fashion.

The entire weekend, United Farm Workers honored several dads for providing for their families and furthering the farm workers rights movement.

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Like most fathers, they work tirelessly to guarantee that their families have a roof over their heads and food on their tables.

Some people shared the most touching moments from their childhoods.

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We love how much their dad has shown them how to be loving and respectful. These moments are how you break the cycle of dads not showing their emotions.

Presidential candidate Julián Castro is all about quality time.

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He might be running for president and spending all of his time on the road, but he will always make time for his little ones. After all, he is fighting to make sure that his babies have the best life possible.

People took the day to really honor their father for everything they have done for them.

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They did everything for us. They sacrificed everything for us. Many of our fathers have given everything they could to make sure we can get to where we are going.

Even Maluma got a Father’s Day shoutout because, well, even daddies need some love.

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Let’s take a quick poll. Do you think Maluma is secretly about to become a father or do you think this post is all about Maluma being the biggest daddy in the music industry?

Author Julissa Arce took a moment to show just how hard her own father worked to give her the best possible life.

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The language barrier did not stop our dads. It didn’t matter what they needed to do to get things done, they just wanted to get things done. Our hearts are full when we think about everything our dads have done for us.

Nothing like a pool party with your dad.

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There is something so sweet about seeing multiple generations celebrating Father’s Day. It’s one of the most touching moments during any holiday.

They keep the American Dream alive in all fo us.

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What wont our fathers do? They have always made the best out of any situation as long as it would change our lives.

A good work ethic goes a long way.

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We excel because of our fathers. They really did mold us into some of the hardest working people in our communities and we think them.

Nothing like dad taking us to the happiest place on earth.

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Who doesn’t have sweet memories from our parents taking us to out favorite places?

Cardi B’s baby is living the life.

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Thanks to her baller mom and dad.

Some dads even take their own days to let us have an even better day because that’s what makes them happy.

You can just see the dad calculating what that stuffed animal will mean for his little one. He won’t show emotions in public but we know he is weeping internally.

READ: These Are All The Ways You Told Us Your Dad Ditched The Machismo And Raised You To Be Strong And Powerful

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