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Show Your BFF How Much You Care With These Super Thoughtful Gifts

Family is everything, but having a BFF you can tell anything to, who understands the social complexities of having a huge family, being first gen, and trying to make it in this world is something everyone deserves.

These comadres keep you grounded. They shower you with love, apoyo and laughs year round. So what do you give your besties who’ve always been there for you? Here are a few gifts that’ll remind them how much you appreciate them.

CHISMOSAS 4 EVER PIN PACK $14.99

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Mujeres who chismean together stay together. Send this to your better half and let her know how much you appreciate your talks with this Chismosas 4 Life pin set.

COMADRES Hat | $25

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Because she’s not just your BFF, she’s your comadre. Get one for all your comadres here at mitú.

Juicyy Chisme Keychain Purse | $5

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For that bestie that’s always making you go back to the club to find her purse.

MEJOR SOLA SWEATSHIRT $39.99

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A sturdy and warm sweatshirt bound to keep you warm in the colder months. A pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater that’s made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel.

3Doodler Create+ Pen | $80

“3Doodler Create+ Pen” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 15 November 2018.

It’s a steep gift, but it’ll feel like a kid’s Christmas for your non-stop doodling BFF. Yes, it’s a glorified hot glue gun, but a very dreamy gift for the Frida Kahlo-to-be in your life.

“Tesoro” by Yesika Salgado | $13.50

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If you’ve already absorbed the poderosa of Salgado’s first anthology, “Corazón,” you know that her second born is set to ignite a generation of mujeres uprising. Nourish your BFF’s heart and Latinidad in a way only Salgado can.

Mazapan Phone Case | $25

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Por la mujer in your life that won’t take anything from no pendejo but whose ready to fall to pieces when the right one gets close. Tell her you’re just helping out with a portable disclaimer.

Conchas Camiseta | $25

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For the Mexicana whose not afraid to be proud of her conchas, this camiseta es perfecto. Exclusive to we are mitú.

P.F. Candle Co. Geranium Terra | $48

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For the BFF that you know will one day have a yard full of terra cotta plants and terra cotta mujeres. It’s her aesthetic. Go with it.

MojiPower Avocado Portable Power Bank | $28

“MojiPower Avocado Portable Power Bank” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 15 November 2018.

Get it? For the BFF powered by guac. Make that a reality for her internet persona támbien.

Kahlo By Andrea Kettenmann | $15

“Kahlo By Andrea Kettenmann” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 15 November 2018.

For the BFF you know is ready to pour over this comprehensive collection of Kahlo’s work, the significance of her work as a feminist, Latinx, gender-bending queer icon. Observe the tears spill. You did that.

Mujer Power” Pin | $10

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We’re not taking trips anywhere together unless it’s to shake up D.C. Pair this with Sonia Sotomayor’s latest memoir and you’re going places together.

Frida Kahlo Meditation Poster | $13

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Feminism is a daily practice. We’re all extra fired up this year. Fan the fire and the self-care all at once in that feminista poderosa amiga querida.

BARK Festival Flower Crown Dog Toy | $12

“BARK Festival Flower Crown Dog Toy” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 15 November 2018.

To pair with your Kahlo gifts, obviously. She’s trying to instill her patriarchy smashing values into su hijos.

HAIR FULL OF CHISME MUG | $15

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For la chismosa: give her something to spill that tea with. She will love the “Mean Girls” reference and totally be grateful for another way to sip that tea.

CAFECITO & CHISME Tank | $25

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Because you can’t have one without the other when you throw a BFF in there. Package this with a coffee date IOU and all the chisme you can muster.

Self Conchas Towel | $35

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This is the perfect gift for that friend who lives somewhere warm enough to enjoy it on Christmas day. Believe it or not, there are so many of us in warm, tropical climates for Christmas.

Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush | $24

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For the Makeup Guru amiga who already has Fenty Beauty’s entire line, and then some. I think America might be ready for this future age goodness, or your friend can just blend that blush right in.

Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing by Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel | $18

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For your newly vegan comadre who you know will scream to find out what doesn’t taste like grass. These authors look back hundreds of year before Spain colonized Mesoamerica. They found that the healing properties of plant-based traditional diet is more important than ever. Read it and feast.

Selena Gomez Cookie Cutter | $34

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Because, guapa, we’re making more than just sugar cookies this year. It’s the Eucharist of our generation.

Preciosa Camiseta | $30

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You already know exactly who to get this for because you know she’s going to wear that ish proud in the club. Support your local Latina Etsy artist and your local loca all at the same time.

Bruja Beanie $15

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She’s bad y bruja and she needs everyone to know it. It’s the kind of crown you don’t buy for yourself. Crown her.

SHE SE PUEDE TEE $24.99

SHE SE PUEDE, every day!

NADIE ME AYUDA EN ESTA CASA $24.99

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Moms favorite quote of the day EVERYDAY. Get your mom her next favorite tee! ????????????


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Guys Talk About The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts To Give Last Minute

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Guys Talk About The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts To Give Last Minute

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to cue the balloons, bouquet of red roses and pink and heart everything! The truth is, even as one of the most manufactured and cheesy holidays, Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful way to remind the person in your life that you love them.

And while it often seems like the pressure has to solely be on one partner, it’s also a time of year for us all to step up.

Fortunately, Reddit is teeming with ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for men.

Check it out below!

“I was in college (22M). I a girl I had known since high school had a crush on me and I could tell. She was a student at the same university and we would occasionally meet our group of friends for lunch. This little gathering had gone on for several semesters and we all knew each other quite well. This girl had a really rough life and a learning disability that prevented her from reading social situations and advancing in her studies. I had been trough an incredibly difficult break up the previous semester and was looking at a lonely Valentine’s day. I am not sure if she was told by a mutual friend or if she took her own initiative but she got me a little sucker bouquet in a coffee mug for me. I have a really bad sweet tooth and am a coffee addict so this was the perfect gift. We ended up getting lunch just the two of us and had a great time. I will always remember how much fun I had.” –Brighter_Lighter

“My girlfriend made me a comic book of us and all of our adventures. Yes I cried.” –FireButchJones

“When I first started dating my now fiance, we worked together, along with her ex. When he found out we were dating he tried talking to me in the breakroom, and casually talked shit, saying shes clingy, etc. Then he said “You know, I would tell you some more stuff but im afraid you’d chirp (while making a talking hand gesture)”. He tried to act ghetto to the point where I was embarrassed for him. That became an inside joke between me and her, and I started saying stuff mockingly, like ‘Im gonna chirp up in this bitch’ and ‘Im chirping in the trap.’ Then it turned into us creating comics back and forth called “The Adventures of Chirp and Trap”. Everyday one of us would draw a comic, and the other would continue the story. Chirp was a bird who usually wore either a cowboy hat or a Rambo outfit, and Trap was a bird in a cage. I think we still have them somewhere, but one of the funniest ones was Chirp having to rescue Trap from a Dothraki horde.” –Treegs

Every year, my mom makes this cookie cake with chocolate and strawberries and it’s the best thing ever. That’s the only ‘gift’ I’ve ever gotten for Valentine’s day (so far) Edit: forgot to take a picture of the first one but luckily she made an extra mini one this year. This is the first time she’s added the white chocolate, and it’s usually in the shape of a heart, but here it is.” –Zaquarius_Alfonzo

“Not a gf, but one time my parents bought me a box of slim jims as a kid and it lasted me until May. Was great.

I’ll marry the next woman who buys me a big ass box of slim jims.” –

SleeplessShitposter

“My parents would get me valentines day presents all the time! One year was a restaurant sized tub of ketchup (since I really loved ketchup at the time). It was both useful and fun! Though we threw it out before I finished it off, because the bottom of the tub was beginning to be a bit… off.

I’ve never gotten anything for valentines day not from my parents.” –

FlameFrenzy

“A letter telling me all that she loves about me and how I treat her. It was the best. Her birthday was a couple of days after so it was very hard making her feel loved and appreciated like I felt when I gave her a shitty valentines gift.

The second best has to be nothing (different partner). Literal nothing. I bought her some of her favorite candy. But it was great because it really showed how our relationship was and I knew she wasn’t the right one for me and I wasn’t the one for her. She dumped me a couple days later. Couldn’t say I was surprised.” –cbarnes15

“one year a girl i was dating just sent me a big long message basically a letter telling me she wished she could be there with me (long distance relationship) and i was going through a rough patch and really drove home how much she cared about me and it was really beautiful, she was really good at making me feel special. i tried to do the same but i guess im just not good at it, i mailed her a letter i had written with her favorite candy but yeah the relationship eventually fell apart and i feel bad i couldn’t get across how strongly i felt about her.” –alchupanebra

“I got a steak, bourbon, a jump rope, and a bag of dorotos. I gave her a “sexy/naughty” calendar of me doing household chores wearing only an apron, a week of nightly foot rubs, I made her cinnamon rolls from scratch, and I hid 50 Ferrero Rocher around the house.” –Raininglemur

“I made a friend of mine who is a single woman a computer “game” that turned her xbox controller into a vibrator. I included all sorts of preset patterns too so that with button presses or voice commands you could change it up.” –

Aazadan

“I feel like I’m the only one who likes to give foot rubs. I think it’s a good work out for my grip strength and ladies love em. Like just ask and I’ll gladly give one. My ex didn’t like her feet touched though so I rarely gave them.” –drsquires

It was junior year and my psychology class was doing a secret Santa type thing but for Valentine’s Day since we were close. I got a girl who I was fine with giving a gift to. Drew her a nice rose, wrote something cute and gave her chocolates, not a lot. What I got from another girl was pretty impressive. I got a nice handwritten card, a jar of kisses, and a bunch of candy put into a cute bag. Now, I was antisocial af and this was completely unexpected. I was expecting her to give me like a chocolate bar or something but nah, she gave me the entire bag! Such a friendly girl, wish her the best in her college life now.

I also got a valentines gram which had chocolates sent to me anonymously but I already knew it was this one girl a grade above me that sent it. Weird cause I’m usually the one that never gets shit.” –Reddit User 

“When I was in high school from my first serious girlfriend. My first valentine’s day in a relationship. We had been dating about five months at the time.

I ask her what she wants for valentine’s day. She says she doesn’t want anything, just a dinner with me (I already had reservations). I ask her again, incredulously, “you don’t want anything, not even flowers?”

“No, I don’t want anything.”

“Are you sure? No flowers?”

“I’m sure.”

“No flowers?”

Don’t get me flowers.”

So… I don’t get her anything except chocolate and a dinner reservation. Definitely no flowers.

At the end of the day, she is upset she hasn’t gotten any flowers delivered. I tell her that I didn’t get her any, she told me not to. She cries, and tells me not to talk to her. Refuses to answer my calls. We don’t go out to dinner, and I spend valentine’s day alone.

My gift? One of the greatest lessons I have ever learned – don’t take women literally, it’s a trap.

Just buy the damn flowers.” – SadClownInIronLung

“My sophomore year of high school some girl who I really hadn’t thought much of gave me a card that read “To: Cute boy, you have a really nice smile”. We hung out a bit after that but things didn’t go to great (long story). Anyways that one valentine started a chain reaction that ended some serious depression I had and now I smile more often.” –supeguy212

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The Best Beauty Stocking Stuffers And Gifts For The Makeup Obsessed

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The Best Beauty Stocking Stuffers And Gifts For The Makeup Obsessed

It’s that time of year again. You know the one. The holiday season where so much of your time is occupied with finding out the best gifts to give to your loved ones and friends. Fortunately, if you’re friends with a beauty lover you’ve got tons of options… but much like Netflix streaming options the beauty gifts available can be quite a bit overwhelming.

Whether you’re shopping for a beauty lover addicted to specific brands or specific trends, or looks there are so many gift possibilities. And while the current economy might make you feel a bit restricted, fortunately, there are so many sales and options.

We rounded up some options below!

hello® naturally friendly™ sweet mint vegan lip balm

Everyone should have a go-to lip balm available on hands at all times. Gift this vegan lip balm to help elevate your lip game which features a blend of coconut and olive oils to moisturize.

$4.49

JO MALONE LONDON Travel Size Cologne & Crème Set

This limited-edition, set featured travel sizes of Wild Bluebell Cologne and English Pear & Freesia Body Crème. It’ll make the perfect stocking stuffer for your travel-loving beauty pal.

$32. 20

CTZN Cosmetics Nudiversal Lip Duo

This double-sided product has matte lipstick on one and a lip gloss on the other. What’s more, it’s available in 25 shades of inclusive nude colors.

$25

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

This lip sleeping mask by Laneige has over 8,000 five-star reviews on Sephora and comes in the Original Berry scent as well as Gummy Bear, Vanilla, Apple Lime, Sweet Candy, Lemon Sorbet, and Mint Choco.

$22

URBAN DECAY Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette

This special Urban Decay eyeshadow palette is filled with 12 rose-hued neutral shades. They come in matte, shimmer, and sparkly sweet metallic finishes.

$45.90

CHARLOTTE TILBURY‘s Pillow Talk Push Up Eye Secrets Set

Thiis limited-edition eye set features Charlotte Tilbury’s new Pillow Talk Push-Up Lashes Mascara in the full size, and travel-size Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eyeliner.

$29.00

Fenty Beauty Gloss Goalz Universal Lip Luminizer 3-Piece Set

Just about every beauty fantatic knows that the Fenty Beauty Lip Luminizers are where its it. These gift bundles (which include three luminzers) are perfect for BFFL gifts and stocking stuffers.

$57

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