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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.

CREDIT: tashamckelvey / Etsy

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.

CREDIT: Ziime / Etsy

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.

CREDIT: GracePersonalized / Etsy

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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The Best Beauty Stocking Stuffers And Gifts For The Makeup Obsessed


The Best Beauty Stocking Stuffers And Gifts For The Makeup Obsessed

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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