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21 Hilarious Gifts For The Latina Moms in Your Life

If you’re reading this, it’s not too late! This is the year you actually plan out a Mother’s Day gift for the special Latina whose known you since Day 1. We rounded up the best ideas out there this year and threw in a few prank ones (because you can’t discount the gift of laughter, no?).

Let’s start with the basics:

1. Nadie me ayuda en esta casa T-shirt

Credit: Mitú Store

Mom’s new favorite weekend outfit! This t-shirt will become her best weapon to guilt the entire family into doing house shores while she rightfully spends her mornings watching telenovelas with a nice cup of cafecito. #BecauseSheHasDoneTooMuchAlready

Get it HERE

2. Fake Ponytail Hair Extensions

CREDIT: “Binding Tie up Synthetic Ponytail Heat Resistant One Piece Drawstring Pony Tail Long Wavy Curly Soft Silky for Women Lady Girls 18” / 18 inch (light brown)” Digital Image. Amazon. 4 May 2018.

If your mom is a rare Latina who isn’t still suffering from the patriarchal value placed on her beauty, please let me meet you. For everyone else, add to your mom’s creepy fake hair accessory bin to really make her day, and hopefully the strangest gift you’ll ever give.

3. Mamá can never have enough St. Anthony statues to pray to, right?

CREDIT: AntiquesHeavenStore / Etsy

You’ll never find a gnome on a Latina mom’s garden, but you will find a garden of St. Anthony’s, all wondering how they ever got so lost and wound up here. ?

4. Get yourself a holy mom-son portrait on a candle.

CREDIT: MoseMaryAndMe / Etsy

This could either go swimmingly or terribly, depending on how religious your mom is. If you do this, por favor tweet us the reaction (and the pic) @wearemitu.

5. Give your mom a grounding place to pile all her random jewelry.

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Her public-facing house and children must be perfect at all times, but she hoards jewelry dating back to the ’70s. And she’s probably Leo-proud, or whatever her zodiac is. It’s just our way.

6. OR, just add to the pile of jewelry with a zodiac necklace.

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I got my mom one of these for her birthday a few years ago and she loves to tell her friends about the thoughtful, meaningful gift that I gave her. Go forth and reap the rewards!

 7. Speaking of zodiacs…this twist on the iconic “Birthday Book.”

CREDIT: “New York Times Custom Birthday Book” Digital Image. Uncommon Goods. 4 May 2018.

You can request the New York Times front page every year since the day she was born. Or would it be since the day you were born? We don’t know.

8. “Now you don’t have to save every tin of galletas!”

CREDIT: “Tupperware.” Digital Image. Amazon. 4 May 2018.

Go tell your mom about this. It’s called Tupperware. It’s made of glass so you can see what’s inside, unlike the metal tin cookie boxes that are filled with buttons, or granola.

9. For the alchy, party mom:

CREDIT: “Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses” Digital Image. Uncommon Goods. 4 May 2018

Save her the trouble of salting the rim of that tequila shot and just get her shot glasses made of Himalayan pink sea salt. She’ll drunkenly thank you.

10. Massage!

This seems obvious, but you should know that no matter what prank gift you get your mom, she expects a massage every month of May. Find yourself a good deal on Groupon, and then keep reading.

11. La Jefa Mug

So everyone knows who is the real boss while she sips her cafecito!

Get it HERE

12. Buy her a Goya gift basket.

CREDIT: “Goya Gift Basket.” Digital Image. Goya. 4 May 2018

I mean, truly, what could make for a better gift?! Yes, your cabinet is already stocked with at least 6 cans of each bean, because we’re always prepared for the apocalypse, but how cute is that?!

13. You could get her another mop.

CREDIT: “Cuban Stick Mop.” Digital Image. Amazon. 4 May 2018.

I’ve always secretly wanted to see her reaction and then explain that I know how much she loves to talk about todo lo trapeado. No, please never do that. Choose life.

14. Just be sure to follow that up with a house cleaning Groupon.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Groupon. 4 May 2018.

The house cleaning shouldn’t fall on the shoulders of our mothers, but for machismo whatever reason, it typically does. Give your mom a break by hiring some professionals.

15. Be cute and gift her the GPS coordinates of the place you first met.

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If you know the name of the hospital and know how to use Google Maps, then you know the coordinates. Watch your mom cry at how thoughtful this is!

16. OR, be a B and gag gift her a gift card to the electric company.

CREDIT: Logo. Digital Image. Southern California Gas Company. 4 May 2018.

So that she can leave all the lights on, como un hotel. Blow out those candles and live in luxury ma’ this one’s on me!

17. Take her to “Plant Nite”!

CREDIT: “Plant Nite – Multiple Locations: Terrarium and Garden-Making Social Event from Plant Nite in Local Bars” Digital Image. Groupon. 4 May 2018.

Your mom can name every flower and tree she walks by, and would probably love to create her own terrarium while boozy. Apparently, this is the new Paint Nite, and I’m here for it.

18. If she’s really adventurous, take her to an Escape Room.

CREDIT: “The Hidden Passage: Live Escape Room Games – North Hollywood West: Game for 2 or 4, or Private Game for Up to 8 at The Hidden Passage: Live Escape Room Games (Up to 51% Off)” Digital Image. Groupon. 4 May 2018.

Tell her you don’t want her to forget all the wild times she’s always telling you about. This is going to be hilarious.

19.  “Ándale, por pendeja” shirt

So accurate. I’ve heard these words so many times from mom they deserve their own shirt!

Get it HERE

20. Take her to a next-level spa with a salt room.

CREDIT: “Salt Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Downtown: One, Five, or Ten 45-Minute Salt-Cave Sessions and 15% Off Salt Products at Salt Santa Barbara (Up to 50% Off)” Digital Image. Groupon. 4 May 2018.

My mom is always talking about these places and I tragically have never taken the hint until now. I hear you, Mama. This is the year I make it happen.

21. If your mom is into crystals and plants, get her both.

CREDIT: AirFriend / Etsy

This Etsy store has all kinds of cute different options with a variety of crystals, each with their own meaning and properties.

22. If none of these would please your mom, then this (prank) gift probably will.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Amazon. 4 May 2018

Just tell her you sensed the stress of her having to say, “¿Quien te dio permiso de salir eh?” over and over again, and that you’ve decided to never marry or leave the house. Her gift to you will probably be a chancla, pero el chiste is worth it. Happy shopping!

23. Got yourself a wine snob for a mom?

CREDIT: “wine soaps.” Digital Image. Uncommon Goods. 4 May 2018.

Buy her the classiest box of wine you can find! There’s actually wine in this soap, so while this will increase her attachment anxiety, she’ll feel hella calm in the shower.

24. For a more peaceful gift, send her to a “float” tank.

CREDIT: “Float Lab – Float Lab: One or Two Weekday Sensory Deprivation Float Sessions at Float Lab” Digital Image. Groupon. 4 May 2018.

It’s complete and total sensory deprivation, which means that the water is at your body’s temperature and it’s light and soundproof. It’s like you’re floating in darkness and can be a really meditative experience. You might want to get her a year’s supply of these.

While you’re at it, get me one, too.

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Best Gifts To Send Your Mom This Year While She’s Stuck At Home


Best Gifts To Send Your Mom This Year While She’s Stuck At Home Pinterest

Dyson’s Mother’s Day Supersonic Hair Dryer

At $399.99, the mother’s day set includes Dyson-designed 1.4″ Round brush and Dyson-designed Detangling comb. It’s a total splurge but worth the cost considering you get to snag two gifts with the blowdryer. Check it out here.

Foreo Luna Play Plus

This travel-size, facial cleansing device removes impurities for a clearer, smoother-looking complexion.

Price $49.00 and buy it here.

Bath & Bodyworks Linen and Lavender calendar

Bath & Bodyworks

For just $24.50, this calendar will be the ultimate stand-in for that spa treatment you wanted to give your mom this year but can’t because of quarantine. Laced with the smell of crisp linen, lavender sea salt, and fresh air breeze with essential oils you can get it here.

Everlane’s Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress


Perfect for lounging at home while stuck at home. This long slip dress is closet essential and this one comes in Everlane’s very own wrinkle-resistant, drapey Japanese GoWeave. With a little slit up the side, it makes for the perfect slip-on to make you feel comfy and chic at home. For $88 you can but it here.

mitú’s Chisme With Mom Hits Different Tee


Your very first chisme was a special moment in your life. And who was there? Your madre. She’s been your day one chisme sensei since that very first beautiful moment she told you the vecina lied about her “Michael Coors” purse. Honor your mom with this tee by buying it here.

Reina de Los Tamales Embroidered Apron

Praise your Queen of Tamales for Mother’s Day with the sweetest apron of all time. Buy it here.

Brandes Fashion Luxury Travel Tote Pet Carrier

Perfect for mom’s beloved cat or small dog, this sweet bag will have your mom traveling in style while ensuring the utmost comfort for her little fur baby. But it here.

Garden Greeting Pot


For the mom with a green thumb, these sweet set of plants are perfect. Handmade and charmingly crafted these colorful planters make the perfect little gift. Buy it here for $24.99.

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If You Thought The Christmas Presents You Got Were Bad, Wait Till You See This List Of Over The Top Celebrity Xmas Gifts


If You Thought The Christmas Presents You Got Were Bad, Wait Till You See This List Of Over The Top Celebrity Xmas Gifts

Merry Christmas! Did you wake up hungover from all the drinks your cousins forced you to have, feeling like the sugarplums who were so joyously dancing in your head last night turned up so hard that your brain feels like an empty shell? Today is the day of spending time with your loved ones, opening presents, maybe receiving a sweet new phone, perhaps some sweaters you won’t wear, or if you’re lucky, you got something you actually wanted, like a mini Louis Vuitton bag, or a private jet; if you were Rihanna, then you would’ve received an original piece of Jeff Koons art. But alas, we’re mere mortals. So here you have a list of crazy, outrageous, over-the-top Christmas presents celebs have given or received throughout the years. Just to keep you humble. 

Louis Vuitton Bag galore

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Kim Kardashian gifted all of the “baby girls” in the Kardashian/Jenner fam mini LV bags for Christmas! She showed off the merch on her Instagram story, and then Kylie treated us to the moment when Stormi actually received her present. It’s unclear who else received the generous gift, but we can assume Dream, True, and Chicago will all be wearing their matching purses together.

Lady Gaga’s pony

Lady Gaga lived out every little girl’s dream by actually receiving a pony for Christmas. Her record label, Interscope Records, gifted their star this beautiful creature in 2015.

Kanye West’s bizarre art-piece

In 2013, Kim Kardashian West received this very artsy Birkin, hand-painted by George Condo, from Kanye West. The bag along —sans art— cost $16,000.

Kim Kardashian got her hubby and baby, matching presents

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Like father like daughter

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Kim Kardashian West won major mom and wifey points with her matching black Lamborghinis for Kanye West and daughter North. Oh, and this was for Northie’s first Christmas, by the way.

Beyoncé’s definitely not one of Jay-Z’s 99 problems

Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z may have 99 problems, but his Bugatti ain’t one! In 2010 Queen Bey gifted her man the world’s fastest car worth a cool $2 million big ones for his December birthday (let’s hope it qualified for his Christmas present too). But spending this amount of dough is nothing for the superstar couple; Jay-Z rang in the holiday cheer by buying her $350,000 worth of Birkin bags from Hermes.

Mariah Carey’s Mommy-mobile

And speaking of cars, Nick Cannon showed his holiday love for now former wife Mariah Carey with a $400,000 Phantom Rolls-Royce, complete with personalized “mommyMC” license plate back in the day.

Mike Tyson’s GOLD bath-tub, yeah, you read that right. Jordan Rivers

Nothing says love like a bathtub made of gold. The fighter splashed out $2.2 million on a 24 karat gold bathtub for his ex-wife Robin Givens. After the marriage broke down, however, so did the value of the iconic bathtub and the extravagant gift was put to auction in 2013. Derwood Hodgegrass bought the bath for a cool $1.2 million, almost half the price of what Tyson originally paid. 

Justin Bieber’s modest ‘treat-yourself’ moment

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New jet for Christmas, and she's beautiful

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In 2014, the pop singer was all about the gift of giving, by buying himself a private jet. Showing off his new toy, the “Baby” singer posted a selfie inside his new plane with the caption: “New jet for Christmas, and she’s beautiful”.

Rihanna’s expensive af art-piece

Riri once found an original Jeff Koons sculpture under the tree. The sculpture was a gift from the creative director of Fenty Corp. How much could this collection of random pool toys on a stool be worth, you ask? A similar piece sold for $5M and Koons’ famed enormous balloon animals were auctioned off for upwards of $50M a piece.

J.Lo’s throne

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Vanity Fair #hustlersmovie

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Affleck bought his former wife a jewel-encursted toilet seat. It’s only natural that the pop-star’s former beau only wanted the very best for his girl’s derriere. Reportedly he told a friend, “Jennifer is my princess and she deserves only the best—even when it comes to toilets.” The toilet seat, which Affleck supposedly designed himself, featuring, rubies, sapphires and a diamond, cost a whopping $105,000. How’s that for a throne?

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