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

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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

CREDIT: “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

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Amazon. 15 November 2018.

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

CREDIT: “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

CREDIT: “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

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Posterazzi. 15 November 2018.

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

CREDIT: “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

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Sephora. 15 November 2018.

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

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Amazon. 15 November 2018.

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! 💓💓💓


READ: 21 Adorable Gifts You Should Buy For The ‘Coco’ Fan In Your Life

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Your Siblings Won't Be Able To Thank You Enough If You Buy Them Any Of These Gifts This Year

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Your Siblings Won’t Be Able To Thank You Enough If You Buy Them Any Of These Gifts This Year

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‘Tis the season to go broke, if you are even getting people presents. It might seem like it’s expected, but, honestly, they won’t get mad if you just show up. If you and your siblings are still playing like you can afford to buy each other gifts and haven’t given up, more power to you. The beauty of gift giving as Latinos is that it must always be at the expense of someone, or be meant to get a laugh out of todo la familia.

Pues, we did all the work in crafting the perfect gift guide for any of your hermanos, so that way you can spend that time actually working for the money to buy it instead.

All I Want Is Otro Plato Sweater | $40

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For the the hermano who instilled the competitive drive to eat in you because come como un caballo. This one will regift itself come Christmas sweater party season next year!

World’s Most Mediocre Brother Mug | $15

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Boom—you’ve found it. It’s thoughtful, it speaks the truth, it aides in the caffeination of a mediocre, yet very lovable hermanito. Dalo por las jajas.

STAY WOKE Cafe Bustelo Patch | $40

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Note that this is for a handmade patch that you can offer up to a sibling to sew onto whatever they’d like. It reads “Knowledge, Strength, and Unity | 100% Pure Truth” on the red label at the bottom. Perfecto.

Cry Baby Embroidered T-shirt | $35

CREDIT: “CRYBABY BLACK EMBROIDERED T-SHIRT” Digital Image. Viva La Bonita. 19 November 2018.

Elevate your fashion giving game with an embroidered camiseta with the 2018 anthem written all over it. Plus, you get to support a dope Latino owned company.

Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life. | $30

CREDIT: “Slide View: 1: Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life. By Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk & Karamo Brown.” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 20 November 2018.

Whose life wasn’t transformed by Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot? The Fab Five wrote this book of inspiration that will automatically become crucial in NYE resolutions.

Queer Latinx Pride Shirt | $25

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I can tell you I would sob if an hermanito gave this to me—to feel that family apoya is everything because somos Latinos. Plus, 100 percent of the proceeds go to non-profits TransLatina and FIERCE.

She Se Puede Camiseta | $25

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Yeah, she can! It’s the year of #metoo and mitú is here for that. P.S.—Think bigger. This is not a gender-restricted camiseta. It’s made for all the genders.

No Pos Guaaa Shirt | $25

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For lo más dramático de sus hermanos. It might be you, but this is your comeback moment, no pos guaaaa.

Chisme Time Case |$20

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For the chismosa hermana in your life who barely has time to look up from her phone to receive this gift. Available in casi todo phone types.

La Que Va A Ayudar Kids Shirt | $23

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It’s all your mami wants to see, and whenever they wear this shirt, all the regalos come from the praise y bendiciones from mami. The shirt that keeps on giving.

STAK Bloom Phone Vase | $32

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Whether your sibling has become a minimalist techie type or is just a fan of fresh flowers, you can make a cute addition to their nightly routine and nightstand aesthetic. They’ll think of you every morning when they smell a flower or reach for a morning churro. You already know which one they are.

Guarcado Nerd Tote | $25

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Because your hermanx was trained not to replace a backpack unless the tamales are falling out the holes in the side. Tell them it’s okay to lean into the nerdiness. #EducatedLatinosFTW

This Body Was Built On Shirts | $25

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Every body’s different, and we’ve got a shirt for everyone, whether you’re Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican or, well, Latino.

Platanos Maduros Cotton Tote Bag | $22.50

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That debate from last Christmas about maduros vs tostones? Drive that argument home. Maduros all the way, dale?!

Could Be Tequila Mug | $15

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If you’re Latino, you already know this isn’t a joke at the expense of alcoholics. It’s because we drink everything out of mugs: agua, soup, cafecito y chupitos de tequila.

Crystal Bracelet Flask | $22

CREDIT: “Slide View: 2: Crystal Bracelet Flask” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 20 November 2018.

Okay, this is definitely meant to be filled to the brim con tequila. We’re all too broke to pay for a $20 chupito at the club. This gift is an investment in your hermanita’s happiness.

Avocado Tree Starter Kit | $20

CREDIT: “Avocado Tree Starter Kit – Set of 3” Digital Image. UncommonGoods. 19 November 2018.

It’s an investment in every millennial hermanos’ future. Still, though, this gift comes with three starter pods, so you can break apart and give to each of your siblings. All you have to do next is eat an avocado. Fácil.

Jarritos Socks | $8

CREDIT: “Jarritos Socks.” Digital Image. Urban Outfitters. 19 November 2018.

For the sibling that runs on Jarritos and tamarindo and we don’t know how. It’s the casual wear that will wear out at the same time as their metabolisms.

BalenciNalgas Tee | $27

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For the hermano with high expectations for their Christmas present. Gift them something that’ll make the whole familia laugh and just say, ‘de nalga.’

Bad Bunny Dad Cap | $15

CREDIT: RatchetDecals / Etsy

He’s the newest Boricua on the block and he’s brought Spanish-language music to the literal top charts. Vamos en Latino Gang.

I Am Cardi B Meme Shirt | $30

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Cardi B Official. 20 November 2018.

The money from this shirt goes directly into the Bardi Gang’s pocket because you can only find it at Cardi B’s official march site. See that white space at the bottom? #MakeYourOwnMeme


READ: Here Are All Of The Gifts You’ll Need For The Comadre And Compadre Closest To You

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