The Best Cariñitos to Give Every Relative on Your Holiday List
Has Christmas sneaked up on you, and you still have absolutely no idea what to get your mamá, papá, and every other family member? Yeah, same. And, of course, all of these people have everything they could ever need already — so where to start? After all, your brother probably really doesn't need another six-pack of socks.
So with the holidays quickly approaching and Black Friday behind us, it's time to get your cariñitos in order for the entire family. If you're looking for the perfect little gifts to show your family members you care, we've got you.
Dads are always the most complicated to buy for, in my opinion. In my household, my mom always beats me to the punch and gets him the best gifts, leaving me with buying him the same checkered shirt year after year. But not this time, because these moccasin slippers ($25) are the perfect gift for someone who works so hard to keep our family safe and united.
Another hard person to shop for is Mamá: they're great at gift-giving, but it's impossible to get them to tell you what they actually want for Christmas. Because my mom likes the finer things in life (she was the one who taught me that looking good means feeling good), there's no better gift than perfume. And when I think of my mom, I think of the elegant J'Adore perfume by Dior ($148). This is the scent she has bought for years and will always wear when she needs to feel her best.
Even the most annoying hermanita still deserves a cariñito. So this year, instead of waiting for her to steal your winter headbands, get her some of her own. This 3-pack ($24) comes in different all-black styles for any occasion — so she has no excuse not to use them.
Did you even grow up in a Hispanic household if you didn't have a necklace with your initials or name on it? Upgrade your older sister's baby jewelry with one of these stunning monogram necklaces ($60). It's elegant enough that she can wear it on a dinner date or to the office, all while offering a bit of Latinx spice to her outfits. It's also 14k gold, so you know it won't tarnish after three months.
Unlike your mom and dad, gifts for your older brother can be as simple as a T-shirt. He can choose when to wear it, and it'll most likely look good with sweatpants, joggers, and even jeans. Old Navy has a wide variety of designs — like this peace-sign shirt ($15) — so he can make sure to stand out when doing SantaCon with his friends or going to the office holiday party.
"Tití me pregunto si tengo muchas novias . . . "
Are you even a tití if you don't like Bad Bunny? Solidify her status as the best aunt in town with a Bad Bunny-inspired gift: fuzzy slippers ($15) with Benito's artwork for his "Un Verano Sin Ti" album. You can even customize the color of her newest chanclas.
Dogs in Latinx households also get cold, right?! Make sure to get them their own cariñito this holiday with an adorable sweater from Old Navy. This sweater ($20) comes in a wide range of colors and designs, which means they can wear a matching sweater like the rest of the family.
La Mejor Amiga
If your bestie is anything like mine, she will absolutely love getting the new Taylor Swift album ($13, originally $14) for Christmas. After the fiasco that was trying to get tickets for Swift's Eras tour, she might want to feel better about missing out, and this gift is a nice consolation prize. PS: you can choose from a blue, jade, or blood-moon edition or go for the vinyl.
Because your niece (or nephew) needs to welcome the New Year in style, make sure they do just that by getting them these microfleece sweatpants ($20). They come in a wide variety of colors and are sure to keep them warm while watching fireworks or making s'mores.