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20 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For All The People You Love In Your Life

Valentine’s Day is one of the most emotionally loaded days of the year. Do you share your love with just your main squeeze or do you try to spread that love out to your besties as well? Well, guess what? You no longer have to decide. Here are 20 things you can buy all of the loves of your life.

“Will you be my Valentina?” Pin | $9.99

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You’ve got to have a Valentine before you can have that magical Valentine’s Day. Get them while they’re still in stock.

I’m Falling For You Tee | $24.99

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We turn memes into shirts, people, and turn those shirts into opportunities to lightly tell your boo that your love fall is epic. Dive in to love, baby.

All We Need Is Guac | $9.99

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You know it’s love when your boo eats the avocado you’ve been waiting to ripen and you only feel mildly homicidal. Hold onto that one.

“You’re My Other Half” Pin Pack | $19.99

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The real question is which one is the butt? And does it mandate a nalga tattoo? Control the narrative and get on these before your other half does.

Baby guarcado cupid pin | $9.99

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Your new amor’s guacamole’s tugging at your heart strings? Let them know they’ve got you hooked.

World’s best suegra Mug | $14.99

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Everyone knows that the person you really need to woo is your novio’s mami (or papi). Don’t worry, we have suegra and suegro mugs to do all your brownie point work for you.

You’re the Guac to My Chip Mug | $14.99

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We all know that food is the foundation for every healthy Latino on Latino relationship. This rings more true than any sappy Hallmark card ever could.

She’s the limón to my chile Tee | $24.99

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Put your love on blast and get your boo this pre-shrunk couple’s tee. My fellow Latina lesbians, you can go all out matching on this one. ????

“You’re my other half” guarcado gift bag | $35

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Can’t figure out what to get? Get your Valentine a squishy, plush Guarcado along with two mystery pins and an extra mystery item.

Pro tip: if you can’t wrap for mierda, this one comes pre-wrapped for you.

Let’s Avocuddle! Card | $3.75

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No white people are profiting off any of these cutie avocado characters. They belong to the Latinx community, and we ship it hard.

Kinky Piñata Pin | $9.99

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Maybe you have a more casual thing going on, and want to make sure your new boo is reminded of you. Meet mitú’s “Kinky Piñata.” He’s wearing his civilian clothing ahora mismo, so only you and your PYT will know his true nature.

“Me Vales Madres” Sweatshirt | $39.99

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Maybe you’re single? Maybe you’re not? Maybe everyone could mind their business?! Scream it from the rooftops, poderosa.

Te Boté Sweatshirt | $39.99

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Love is in the air, and you have no breath to waste on rejecting the pendejos coming your way. Let the crop speak for you.

“Thank you, next” Paquita Phone Case | $19.99

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Your heart cannot be broken by what filled it up. Ariana Grande has made you ready for your next ‘heartbreak’. Go get it, hunny.

“Nope, Todavía, No Tengo Novio” Sweatshirt | $39.99

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This sweatshirt will get the job done on more than just Valentine’s Day. Wear it to your tía’s cada vez, and especially on Nochebuena. Bury me in it, por favor. ????️‍????

Mejor sola que mal acompañada Tee | $24.99

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Sometimes, people get down when they reflect on their first Valentine’s Day single after a big break up. Not you. Your ex had malo in him and you’re home free and loving yourself.

“Qué novio ni que nada” Crop Sweatshirt | $39.99

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You know which BFF needs this reminder. Amigas poderosas have to stick together.

Best Flans Pin Pack | $15.99

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Best friends get love on V-Day, but best flans get extra. Show your No. 1 comadre you’re flans for life.

Chismosas 4 ever pin pack | $14.99

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You could talk to this mujer longer than anyone else on your speed dial. Let her know she’s earned the top spot for life.

Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses | $28

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Maybe you’re just ready to get a little lonely drunk or with your favorite person. Every chupito has a pink salt rim with this fancy regalo.


READ: I Might Be Single But I Still Love Valentine’s Day And The Love I Show Myself

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Here are Some Fun and Creative Date Ideas for a Quarantine Valentine’s Day At-Home

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Here are Some Fun and Creative Date Ideas for a Quarantine Valentine’s Day At-Home

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To say 2021 won’t be your typical Valentine’s Day would be an understatement. Almost a year after COVID-19 shutdown pretty much every romantic destination outside of the house, couples everywhere are now being forced to come up with creative ideas to celebrate their love for one another at home.

But just because we’re stuck inside, doesn’t mean this year’s V-Day won’t be special. Sure, the old Netflix-and-chill recipe might be a little tired at this point of quarantine (nine months and counting…), but there are a million other fun dates to take part in at home. Take a peak below at our list of fun and creative at-home date ideas for Quaran-tine’s Day (see what we did there?)

1. Game Night

Game Night Valentine's Day
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Make Valentine’s Day an opportunity to bring out you and your partner’s fun side. Break out some tried-and-true games that work for two people like Twister, Jenga, Code Names or Guess Who. But if you want to keep the good vibes going, avoid ultra-competitive games like Risk or–god forbid–Monopoly

2. Wine & Paint Date

Wine & Paint Valentine
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Going to your city’s local Paint & Sip studio might not be an option this year, but you can always bring the studio into your own home. Prepare for your at-home wine and paint night by heading to a nearby craft’s store to stock up on canvas, paint, and paint brushes. Then, hit up a wine & spirits shop to pick out a few high-quality vintages for you and your Valentine.

3. At-Home Spa Night

Spa Date Valentines Day
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If the COVID life is stressing you out, think about unwinding with your amor with a spa night. Prepare a night of candles, mud masks, bubble baths, and of course, massages for you two to enjoy together. Relaxing never felt so sexy.

4. Rom-Com Movie Marathon

Rom Com Marathon Valentines Day
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Sure, not everyone is into rom-coms (apparently some people think they’re cheesy?), but if you and your lover are both fans of the feel-good genre, create a list of your favorite movies to watch together. Don’t forget the popcorn and the milk duds.

5. Bake-at-home Date

Bake at home date Valentine
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What’s sweeter than sugar? Literally nothing. Bond with your novio/a by making a delicious creation together. If you two are both novice pastry chefs, try out some simple cookie or cupcake recipes. If you both are up for a challenge, think about making traditional Latin pasteles like alfajores, milhojas, or pastafrola.

6. Fondue Fun

Fondue Valentine
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If you and your amor are both the type of people who like their dates to revolve around food (and look, we can relate), consider having a fondue night. With fondue, the possibilities are endless. You can go the savory route, dipping veggies, meats, and bread in queso or hot oil. You can also end your meal with a dessert fondue of chocolate y fruta.

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Dating 101: The Expert’s Guide on How to Find Love in 2021

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Dating 101: The Expert’s Guide on How to Find Love in 2021

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, which means that if you’re single, you might be taking a good, hard look at the state of your love life. If, like many of us, you’ve spent the past year focusing on your own growth and self-development, then you might be ready to jump back into the dating pool. 

But if you feel off your game or unsure of how to proceed in this brand new, post-COVID world of dating, fear not! We’ve employed the help of Jorge Lozano H. to give us the do’s and don’ts of finding love in 2021.

Jorge Lozano H. is a best-selling author, speaker, and dating expert who knows exactly how challenging this new dating scene is–but he also knows how fun it can be. Lozano shared his tips and tricks with us on how to attract “the one” in 2021. Check out his advice below!

1. Spend More Time on Dating Apps

We know, we know. There are about a million-and-one dating apps out there. But it’s a simple fact that you can’t find something if you’re not looking for it. Download one or two dating apps and commit to spending time and effort on finding a viable match (so, no mindless swiping).

If you feel like the sheer number of options is too overwhelming, try out a dating app that narrows down the dating pool by common interests–like Chispa, the dating app specifically made for millenial Latinos. 

2. Confidence is Key

It’s tempting to approach every date with a pessimistic mindset. Sure, there’s “plenty of fish in the sea,” but there’s also plenty of duds in the sea as well. Lozano suggest looking on the bright side by trying out positive affirmations.

“Go into every virtual date with a positive mindset by repeating these eight words when you need a confidence boost: ‘I want, I can, and I deserve it,'” he says.

3. Build meaningful connections

Lozano suggests creating “emotional anchors” during your conversation with you date in order to make meaningful, memorable connections. Lozano suggests bonding over common interests like similar tastes in music or the favorite Banderas you have in common.

4. Don’t be a “bad texter”

Even if a potential partner is head-over-heels for you, that doesn’t give you an excuse to be a bad texter (i.e. giving low-effort, one-word responses). “Elaborate, ask questions and show interest so your potential novio/a will keep you in mind at all times,” says Lozano.

5. Flirt with finesse

If you’re wondering why none of your matches are graduating to the next step, like a FaceTime date or a virtual date, it might be because you’re not giving them much to work with. “Coquetear adds an extra spice to any conversation,” says Lozano. He suggests using three universally-beloved topics to keep the convo going: food, pets, and (pre-Covid) travel of course.

Now that you’re armed with Lozano’s great advice, you’re ready to take on the 2021 dating scene with renewed confidence. Now head out there and find your soulmate!

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