For Less Than $25, You Can Be Better Than Your Siblings At Giving Gifts To Your Mom
Buying regalos for your sweet, dear, sensitive mother is an annual struggle. She swears that she doesn’t need anything except for you to be there for her, but you know she’s expecting diamonds. The thing is, mijo, that it doesn’t matter what you get her. She’s going to wear those felt earrings proudly. Pero, mija, you won’t get away that easy. We’ve scoured the internet to help ease your search.
Poderosa Camiseta | $25
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Go ahead and state the obvious to your mom. She’ll appreciate it. Like any Reina, her power feeds off admiration.
Custom Name Rings | $21
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Last year you bought her the necklace. This year get her matching rings. Better yet, get one for each of her hijos. Looking for waterworks? Get her mami’s name for you and yours for her.
Cara Bonita Planter | $14
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This is the classy, Latina chia pet trend and all mamis are here for it. Honestly, how many plants does she already have? What could one more hurt?
Air Plant Love Symbol | $18
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We all know we could easily glue an air plant to a pretty crystal and give it to our moms, but the meaning is in the packaging. DIY this yourself if you have some design-savvy in you. Again. Gift your mom a plant and she’ll water it (or mist it) every day thinking of you.
“You Go Mama” Enamel Pin | $9.41
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I don’t know how it skipped a generation, but all our moms need no encouragement to be the loudest, proudest women we know. Show su apoya with this pin and know that she’ll brag about su hija who gave her a medal for her saintly motherhood to everyone that compliments it.
Scratch Off Custom Card | $7.40
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Short on cash? Does mom love buying lottery tickets? You can customize this gift (even to replace the outrageous “Mum” with Mami) to include your top ten favorite things you love about your mom.
Pro tip: Think, what does she want to hear? Do not list only favorite food dishes. Do include pasteles.
Café Bustelo Bag | $20
CREDIT: JDsKraftyCorner / EtsyEvery family has some tension around who is going to make the cafecito in the morning. Esta bolsita can be stuffed with DIY IOUs for weekday coffee making and you’ll win Chreemás.
Thin Ash Blonde Tortoise Hoop Earrings | $22
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Bet your mom doesn’t have these hoops on deck yet. High-quality acetate jewelry is the new fall trend and no Latina mom is ever off-trend.
El Papá Cookie Mold | $19
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If your mami is religious at all, she’ll laugh hard when she opens this gift. Give it to her on Noche Buena and make her cookies on Christmas morning. It’s cheap, but you make up for it with your time and baking skills.
Virgencita Pencil and Cosmetic Hand Stitched Bag | $15.99
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If your mami is really into los Santos, then she’ll be all over this bag. Plus, she’s always in need of another make up bag. Tell her to only put la maquillaje sagrada in this bolsita.
“Perro Like” Dog Bowl| $19.95
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So you moved out and have been replaced by a yappy maltipoo or Great Dane (there is no in between)? Your mom officially only cares about her new mijo, and it’s only fair. You abandoned her after all. Indulge her new empty-nester lifestyle.
Reindeer Dog Snood | $17
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Again, ditto, but this will make her laugh, which is the best gift you could receive in return. Her new son is so much cuter than you.
Frida Sleep Mask | $23
CREDIT: “Frida Sleep Mask” Digital Image. Arte Lexia. 24 October 2018.
Your mom deserves luxury and you’re going to give it to her with this satin eye mask embroidered with black eyelashes and the most luscious eyebrows Mexicanas have ever seen. Adorn your mami with felt flowers and pray she gets all the
moody beauty sleep she needs.
Espresso Whipped Sugar Soap | $4
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While you’re pampering your mother, toss in this super cheap, handmade body scrub made with organic coffee beans. You can tell her that caffeine helps reduce eye puffiness. See how that’s just the perfect combo gift?
Street Food Key Chain | $15
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Mami’s losing her senses with old age and leaving her keys in all kinds of weird places. Pero mami will never misplace an elote.
Cookie Spoon Pan | $18
CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Uncommon Goods. 24 October 2018.
When you step out into the mainstream white culture and realize that licking your spoon, bowl, and Taki bag clean is not socially acceptable but then you find this very socially acceptable alternative.
Chavela La Llorona Mug | $14.50
CREDIT: VeryThat / Etsy
If you’re not aware of Very That, you must visit Etsy immediately. The Latina-owned company is made for gifts por su madre. Plus, this mug is dishwasher safe y hecho a mano. Fuel the morning cafecito or else.
Chismosa Camiseta | $17.55
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This regalo may earn you a slap, and not in a nice way, but it depends how defensive your mami is. Does such a madre even exist? 🦗🦗🦗
Monkey Making Smudge Kit | $13.34
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“Lo siento que ya no tengo una casita para darte, pero esto… this will bring in the money, mami.” Those are the magic words if you only have $13.34 exactly to spare for a gift this year. Don’t think she won’t believe it.
Nadie Me Ayuda En Esta Casa and Preguntale A Tu Papa shirts.
Check out the mitú shop for the content-made-products we all deserve. Maybe your mom will stop having to say “Nadie me ayuda en esta casa” once she gets this shirt.