17 Latinx-Made Gifts to Celebrate Mami and La Cultura at Once
If the Pandemic has taught us something it's that mothers are superheroes. They teach us, feed us, make us laugh, stand up for us, and love us unconditionally. So, this year more than ever, make sure you honor and celebrate all the mamis in your life, making this Mother's Day extra special. And if you want to support our culture while making your mamas, tias, and abuelas happy, we came up with some suggestions from Latinx-owned brands, artists, and designers that you're gonna love.
From fashion and accessories with empowering messages, to uplifting art or a twist on the classic flowers, these gifts will melt their hearts. ¡Feliz Día de las Madres!
Dia de las Madres Card
Flor.A's cards, bags and notepads are decorated with flowers and plants from Puerto Rico for you to carry the island with you wherever you go. The color scheme is soft and refreshing, with sweet and soothing undertones like the ones on this Feliz Dia de las Madres card ($4). Just like sending flowers to your Mami or Abuela, but in a more original way.
This Puerto Rico-based brand has all the essentials for your mama's closet. With sizes ranging from XS to 2XL, this online boutique has comfy and stylish pieces for every mom out there! Their dresses are casual but versatile, with breezy fabrics, perfect for a Sunday dinner or a Mother's Day party. The Juliana Dress ($40) has embroidered details that make it feel even more special.
Estás Ready Kit
With a cruelty-free approach and colorful palettes, this beauty brand carries its Cuban roots in all of its products. To create this brand, the founder and CEO Gabriela Trujillo was inspired by her hometown of Alamar, in Cuba, and her mother, who was an esthetician. Rock your mami's beauty drawer with this cute and bold Estás Ready Kit ($90, originally $120) that includes a primer, an eyeshadow palette, and a pair of hoops.
Dominican NY-based visual artist Stephanie Vidal spreads light through art. All of her prints feature gorgeous black and brown women surrounded by nature and are a good reminder of beauty, power, and self-care. Her Radiant Print (starting at $35) is the perfect touch for mami's home workstation.
Latina Power Tee
With bold graphics and styles that scream girl power, this lifestyle brand wants to make all the Latina Queens feel represented. From patches, stickers, and jewelry, to T-Shirts like the Latina Power Tee ($30), all the accessories from this South Texas-based brand spread Buenas Vibras all around.
Dia de Las Madres Gift Box
You can curate and personalize a unique box with a variety of gifts, from cute fuzzy socks to candles and cards. Greetabl supports immigrants with their work, too! For each design sold, $1 will be donated to the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, a nonprofit that focuses on providing legal support, deportation defense, basic needs and community organizing to immigrants in need. Pick their Feliz Dia de las Madres Design (starting at $15), and build your own gifts customized for mamá.
Nude Underwear Pack
Cofounded by the iconic Sofia Vergara, EBY is an inclusive (and super comfortable) underwear brand. They offer a wide variety of coverage, sizes, and colors to match any style. Something like their Send Nudes Pack ($30) is the perfect gift if you're looking for something practical, private, and timeless.
Multi Color Sandals
These statement and sustainable shoes are a must have in every mom's closet. The best thing is you can also customize the colors to fit your Mami's style! And they're so comfortable your abuelita will love them, too. For the most estilosas out there, check out their Off Grid Sandal Terra Multi ($150).
Elegant and functional, these Latina-designed, organic, and vegan products feel like natural products made at home, but with sophisticated formulas that include fine ingredients like CBD, frankincense, lavender, or calendula. Their Natural Wonder CBD Wand ($24) is a moisturizing and relaxing balm perfect to complete her nighttime skin-care routine.
Champagne Jewelry Set
From gold hoops to layering necklaces, on Viviana D'Ontañón's online shop, you'll find the kind of jewelry essentials that your mom will never want to take off. Pieces like her
Champagne Round Single Stone Set ($24) are durable and affordable and designed to layer up and mix and match. Have fun curating the perfect mix for your Mamá on their Mother's Day gift shop.
Round Hobo Bag
All Santos by Monica bags are handmade to order using vegan leather made of cactus fibers from Mexico. If your mom and tías are always running around, a big hobo bag like her Jacinto Round Hobo in White and Black ($350) will become their new everyday uniform.
Ser Paraíso's inspirational wall art, music, calendars, and journals for self-empowerment will give Mami's house the uplifting energy it needs right now. Pick one of their bilingual prints with beautiful affirmative words, like dulzura - sweetness - and presencia - presence - or an Intention Journal ($10) to gift your loved ones a little dose of motivation and light.
Want to buy an empowering and inspiring book for your mom? Check out this Afro-Latinx intersectional feminist bookstore and coffee shop where you can also find gift cards, witty mugs, and other merch that will help you celebrate La Cultura and share it with your mom. Something like Women Writing Resistance, Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean by Jennifer Browdy and Veronica Chambers ($15) is the perfect option to help her start her day with a little morning food for thought.
A colorful wool rug like the San Jose Throw Rug ($170) made by women artisans in Mexico will give Mami's space a whole new life. Besides having a wide variety of designs that will work with many different styles of home decor, this is a socially responsible brand, which makes the gift extra thoughtful.
Is your mom tropical, rumbera, pelua, or guerrera? Inspired by Antilian women, Afro-lunatika's Cadenita necklace ($25) and unique pieces celebrate self-love and are the perfect gift to remind your mom of the amazing woman she is. If your mami loves when people ask her "Where did you get that from?", this is what you're looking for.
Pain Management Tonic
Show your mama or abuela some love with these household and beauty essentials that, as founder Adriana Ayales explains on their website, can help with sleep, stress relief, and much more. Her Dolores Tonic ($28) is a powerful botanical mix that helps with pain management.