Beyond Latinx Heritage Month, it's important that we think about where we shop. Looking for a new candle? In search of a notebook for your desk? There are plenty of Latinx makers out there creating these items and many, many more.
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And during the holiday season, you can feel good knowing you found a thoughtful present and supported a Latinx maker or brand while you were at it.
If you're searching for gifts from Latinx-owned businesses, we've rounded up just a few picks in a variety of categories for all your shopping needs.
We previously wrote about Lilian Martinez's desert space and studio. The artist also creates home goods, such as this mini throw.
Founded by Aisha Cort, Vela Negra creates vegan candles that take inspiration from Cort's Afro-Cuban and Guyanese background. You can shop the candles individually or as sets and samplers.
Based out of the U.S. and Guatemala, Woven Futures works with artisans to create textile goods. You can find throws, rugs, pillows, and more.
We spoke with Andi Xoch, creator of Latinx With Plants, about her journey and recently opened store in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. If you've got a loved one near the area, get them a gift card so they can grab a new plant buddy (or two).
If you can't be with your bestie right now, drop off (or mail) one of these mugs to them. Hold on to the other half for when you do Zoom friend dates.
For the person on your list who loves floral scents, this Lucky No. Candle has an estimated burn time of 75 hours so their space will always be pleasantly fragrant.
Jen Zeano Design's mission includes "celebrating every tiny victory." The brand's "hoy es tu dia" notepads definitely help you do that (while staying organized).
Pana Li's artsy objects are bound to make your desk a little more colorful. This 48-page journal is perfect for jotting down meeting notes.
San Francisco-based Paula Morales creates bright and bold pieces like this eye-catching journal.
Patty Delgado designs everything from clothes to desk accessories under the Hija de tu Madre brand. This pink notebook offers a daily reminder to keep going.
Freelance painter, muralist, and digital illustrator Manuela Alejandra Guillén creates dreamy yet politically conscious artworks that go beyond aesthetics.
For the friend who's into art that's a little spooky, check out freelance illustrator Jennifer Dahbura's work.
Illustrator GrowMija regularly posts pieces on Instagram that we can't help but love. This poster will give you a little encouragement when you need it.
Designer and illustrator Enrique Larios makes work that play with curves, color, and shapes in exciting ways. We could totally see one of these pieces as the focal point of a room.
Founder Desirée named Lila Suds after her mother, Dalila. In addition to being an artist, she found an interest in soapmaking — which led to her small-batch, handcrafted collections. Her site offers artisan bars, including detoxing facial soaps.
Julissa Prado created Rizos Curls to craft the curly hair products she didn't see growing up. Gift your loved one a hair accessory (or two) so they can pamper themselves at home.
Increase the spa-like vibes with this facial massage tool from Chillhouse, founded by Cyndi Ramirez.
Illustrator, designer, art director, and visual journalist Susana creates artworks for both adults and kiddos alike. You can grab this coloring book to keep everyone occupied during the holiday season (some pages have not-kid-friendly language inside, which means more fun for parents).
Karla T. Vasquez has made it her mission to preserve and collect Salvadoran recipes. Keep an eye out for her upcoming classes, which you can gift to the foodie in your life.
Maceo Cabrera Estevez created Booklandia because she wanted to make it easier for teachers and parents to find bilingual books. If you know a little one who loves books — or a loved one about to have a kiddo — a mini box would make a thoughtful present.