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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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: BronxVintageJeans / Etsy

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: STAKCERAMICS / Etsy

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: StoopSaleBKLYN / Etsy

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

Could Be Tequila Mug | $15

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: DreamHeauxApparel / Etsy

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


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Buying These Gifts Gives Back To The Latino Community While Making You Look Like A Rock Star

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Buying These Gifts Gives Back To The Latino Community While Making You Look Like A Rock Star

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Consumerism is always in full swing during the holiday season, but you don’t have to feel discouraged by your dwindling bank account. If you don’t have time to thrift your gifts this year, turn to these products that promise to give back to organizations like TransLatina, the Trevor Project, and disaster relief efforts.

Grab the bull by the horns and gift gifts that give back to the Latino community one way or another.

California Brut Sparkling Wine Rainbow Glitter Edition | $59

CREDIT: “California Brut Sparkling Wine Rainbow Glitter Edition” Digital Image. One Hope. 4 December 2018.

You already know the occasion to bring this full-bodied green apple, pear and peach noted bubbly wine. Proceeds go to the Trevor Project, a crisis helpline for LGBTQ Youth. Half of the homeless youth in Los Angeles are LGBTQ, many of whom are Latino. Give back and drink up.

Basic Witch Bracelet | $17

CREDIT: SoRahJewelry / Etsy

Proceeds from this Etsy store all go to organizations that resist the Trump organization. This bracelet helps kids at the Mexico border, trans people, all while validating the bruja in su prima.

Juniper IPA Beer Soap | $14

CREDIT: “Juniper IPA Beer Soap”. Digital Image. Society B. 4 December 2018.

At Society B, you can shop their collection and select from a variety of charities to give 10% of your purchase back to. That means this bear soup can give back to organizations like water.org, which helps bring water to people all over the world, including Central and South America.

Quiejel Vintage Embroidered Strap | $98

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Hiptipico. 4 December 2018.

This camera strap is not only beautiful but it is hand embroidered by female artisans in the villages around Chichicastenango, Guatemala.

The founder emphasizes on her website that she works for the artisans, not the other way around.

“I started Hiptipico to help create dignified job opportunities for Maya artisans. They want to sell their goods and my job is to help find them clients.”

Embroidered iPad Case | $98

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Hiptipico. 4 December 2018.

Don’t have a camera enthusiast in your life? Support these artisans with this one of a kind iPad case.

Atticus Beanie | $38

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Krochet Kids. 4 December 2018.

Why support a fast fashion brand that won’t even keep your boo’s head warm. This beanie was hand crocheted by a Peruvian woman using Peruvian wool and organic cotton, and she was paid fairly for her work.

Queer Latino Pride Camiseta | $25

CREDIT: we are mitú

mitú stands with Queer Latino/Latina/Latinx Pride! 100% of earnings will be donated to TransLatina in Los Angeles & FIERCE in New York.

Not Today Satan Bracelet | $18

CREDIT: “Not Today Satan Bracelet”. Digital Image. One Token. 4 December 2018.

Life Token allows you to customize bracelets in any language, and you can specify at checkout which charity you want to donate to. We recommend TransLatina, which strives to get legislation and mobilization of the Trans Latina community all over the country.

Hand Woven All Cotton Tablecloth and Napkin Set, ‘Sunny Rooster’ | $70

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. UNICEF. 4 December 2018.

Gift your mom an all-new, hand embroidered table linen set and prepare to be immediately splashed with holy water. Support Central American artisan Eladio Chiroy and help UNICEF give 54 doses of measles vaccines to kiddos. Tu eres Santo.

Hand Blown Beer Glasses with Amber Handle and Rim | $73

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. UNICEF. 4 December 2018.

Tell your uncle to throw away his grimy old mugs and give him these hand-blown glass beer glasses. On top of supporting artisans Javier Gutiérrez and Efrén Canteras, your purchase can help UNICEF vaccinate 89 children against polio. Drink for a cause.

2019 Corgis for a Cause Calendar | $20

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Corgis For a Cause. 4 December 2018.

These corgis that stare back up at your friend all year long helped provide relief for animals affected by hurricanes last year in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

Siestas For Fiestas Blanket | $45

CREDIT: Untitled. Screenshot. Siestas for Fiestas. 4 December 2018.

Mexican husband and wife duo Chris and Jesenia have teamed up with a pastor in Cancun, Mexico, to help feed families at Christmas. Every blanket purchased gives a family a rotisserie chicken, vegetables and dinner rolls that they can bring home to their family on Christmas.

Socks That Provide Relief Kits | $15

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Conscious Step 4 December 2018.

Conscious Step sells socks that target specific causes. These benefit Oxfam, which helps provide relief kits to those immediately impacted by natural disaster. With climate change expected to affect the Caribbean, give to an organization that reliably provided relief in Puerto Rico and will continue to do so.

We The People Socks | $15

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. ACLU. 4 December 2018.

While we’re talking socks, encourage that burgeoning woke primita to never get cold feet. She’s of the people, and repping an organization that won’t back down to the Trump administration.

Immigrants We Get the Job Done Camiseta | $30

CREDIT: “Immigrants We Get the Job Done — Women’s T-Shirt” Digital Image. Feminist Apparel. 4 December 2018.

Feminist Apparel pays out their artists in perpetuity, which means that an immigrant artist is benefiting from this purchase. Plus, 10 percent of profits are donated to organizations like the ACLU, which has singlehandedly overthrown family separation policies and Muslim bans through their federal lawsuits.

Pinecone Charm Bangle | $14

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Alex and Ani. 4 December 2018.

Alex and Ani is owned by an Armenian woman who sells charm bracelets that are dedicated to specific charities. That means you can choose between ASPCA and (RED) organizations and double gift this season. This bracelet goes to Plan International, which aims to educate girls around the world, but is concentrated on Central America.

Climate Woke Crewneck T-shirt | $28

CREDIT: “Image of Climate Woke Crewneck T-shirt” Digital Image. Culture Strike. 4 December 2018.

You’re going to want to support CultureStrike, the nonprofit that hosts a pro-migrant artist collective. They organize social disruptions using beautiful, impactful artwork and touch every issue that affects Latinos. From immigration to LGBTQ protections to climate change, you’re funding the world.

Feel Good Pack | $45

CREDIT: “Feel Good Pack” Digital Image. Pura Vida Bracelets. 4 December 2018.

Pura Vida Bracelets was founded in Costa Rica and provides jobs to artisans in Costa Rica. At the same time, it’s committed to donating 10 percent of sales to charities. To date, they’ve donated $1.5 million to 175 charity partners that range from San Diego Pride to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Somos Más Tee | $27

CREDIT: “Image of Somos Más Tee” Digital Image. Voto Latino. 4 December 2018.

Make sure your progressive primo opens this up before the gun crazed primo Viejo comes through and support Voto Latino. According to the website, “The SOMOS MÁS campaign is a national, multi-generational, multi-year effort to engage and inspire young potential American Latino voters who don’t see themselves in the political process but strongly value their family and community.”

Black Si Se Puede Polo | $30

CREDIT: “Black Si Se Puede Polo” Digital Image. Chavez Center Store. 4 December 2018.

Support your favorite nerd Mexicano padre with this embroidered polo. The proceeds entirely support the Chavez Foundation, which preserves his memorial and creates awareness services around the country, educated kids about Mexican-American history.


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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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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

CREDIT: DreamHeauxApparel / Etsy

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

CREDIT: @petitpennyBG / Instagram

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

CREDIT: @headspace / Instagram

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Amazon. 13 November 2018.

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: “Beer Cap States.” Digital Image. UncommonGoods. 13 November 2018.

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

CREDIT: “Baseball Whiskey Chillers Set of 2” Digital Image. UncommonGoods. 13 November 2018.

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

CREDIT: “Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set.” Digital Image. UncommonGoods. 13 November 2018.

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

CREDIT: RCPersonalizedGifts / Etsy

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

CREDIT: “Home Plate Doormat.” Digital Image. UncommonGoods. 13 November 2018.

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

CREDIT: DreamHeauxApparel / Etsy

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: DominoMarket / Etsy

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: we are mitú

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

CREDIT: QuintyModa / Etsy

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

CREDIT: DreamHeauxApparel / Etsy

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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