The holiday season is upon us and this year we are all about giving and receiving and uplifting our fellow Latina and minority business owners and entrepreneurs. It’s been a whirlwind of a year, with ups and downs, but we have made it through together as a community. 

Help us celebrate and give the gift of giving and receiving by supporting our fellow Latina in Business members this holiday season! Check out our list of fun gift ideas from our members below. 

Sweet treats

Is there someone in your life with a sweet tooth? Then these gifts will be perfect for them! From rich dark chocolate to cultural recipes and sweet gift baskets made with love, each one of these items is sure to satisfy. 

 Villakuyaya Organic Dark Chocolate

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Drawing on her Ecuadorian roots, founder Tania Molina created Villakuyaya with quality ingredients and sustainable practices as her guiding goals. Blending unique flavors, such as Coconut Vanilla, Earl Grey Lavender, Ecuadorian Coffee and more, these rich organic dark chocolates are the perfect gift idea for the chocolate lovers in your life.

The Pinole Project

The Pinole Project was founded by Maya Jacquez and her family as an homage to their abuela, Adela Jacquez, and her recipes. Growing up, Maya would visit her grandparents’ humble ranch in Mexico where her grandmother made the family her Pinole Chia Oatmeal. This recipe inspired the company’s first product, inviting the world to their family table to share their heritage, culture, and history with others. With a variety of flavors and tons of recipe ideas this delicious treat can be used so many different ways. The food enthusiast in your life will be sure to enjoy this treat and maybe they’ll share what they make with you too!

 SweetLove Gifts

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SweetLove Gifts was founded by Lourdes “Lulu” Carey during the pandemic.  A full time mom and Local Consultant for Cultural Care Au Pair, Lulu decided to start her small business, SweetLove, after discovering her creative side this past year. Lulu personalizes each and every product for any occasion and each basket is made with love, care, and attention to detail. These gift baskets are the perfect way to show someone in your life just how much you care for them. Filled with sweet treats and self-care products, they’ll be sure to feel pampered and loved. 

Books

Who doesn’t love a good book? Here we have a few items for the kids in your life with fun books that that whole family can enjoy. And if you have an fellow entrepreneur or leader in your life then Yvette Bodden’s or Dr. Ginny Baro’s books will make the perfect gift for them. 

FeppyBox

FeppyBox

Founded by Ronit Shiro, FeppyBox is a bilingual subscription box designed to immerse kids ages 3-6 in Spanish and English language learning. FeppyBox makes it easier for parents to raise their children bilingually, in a fun way that feels more like playing than learning. Give the gift of language education to a child in your life with a subscription to FeppyBox this holiday season!

 MommyMaestra

Monica Olivera is the founder of MommyMaestra, a site that offers educational resources for Hispanic homeschooling families. In addition to printables and homeschooling guides, Monica’s shop also offers educational children’s books that teach about Hispanic culture and traditions. Gift these books to a child in your life and enjoy the gift of learning and educating young minds. 

 A Journey to Becoming the Best-Self

Yvette Bodden is the Founder and Author of Awakened-Woman, a digital platform designed to inspire and invigorate women and is the author of A Journey to Becoming the Best-Self. Her writing seeks to empower and encourage women searching for personal definitions of success to build strong communities through vulnerable and powerful storytelling. A Journey to Becoming the Best-Self is the story of how a woman comes out on the other side of pain much stronger and more beautiful. This inspiring novel will make a great gift to the reader in your life who enjoys inspirational tales and self-help advice.

Healing Leadership

Healing Leadership

Dr. Ginny A. Baro is  an award-winning international motivational speaker, certified leadership coach, career strategist, and #1 Bestselling author of Fearless Women at Work. Her second book, Healing Leadershipthat explores the secrets of healing leadership and recommends high-performance habits for improving self-leadership and developing a growth mindset and resilience. This book is the perfect gift for any career driven women and leaders in your life and will transform their lives and the way they view leadership.

Lifestyle

From beauty and health products to gorgeous ceramic artwork and rejuvenating retreats, these lifestyle products will make the perfect gift for anyone in your life looking for a little pampering and self care. 

Franca NYC 

Franca NYC is a small Brooklyn based design studio that focuses on handmade ceramics, co-founded by Jazmin de la Guardia and  Sierra Yip-Bannicq. Their brand centers around the common threads that bind us. “No matter where you come from or where you are going, there is a commonality to be discovered. This common language, or lingua franca, is what we strive to achieve.” Share the common language of art with someone in your life this holiday season by gifting them one of these beautiful, handcrafted ceramic pieces. 

Wonder Curl 

Wonder Curl is the leading indie Black-owned, vegan and eco-friendly hair-care line for all natural and curly hair textures. Founded by Scarlett Rocourt, Wonder Curl specializes in hair-care and has developed a three-step system that simplifies customers’ wash day routine, helping customers embrace their natural curls with cruelty-free and vegan ingredients. Their signature hair-care bundle includes the Detoxifying Clay Cleanser, Moisturizing Hair Pudding, and the Get Set Hair Jelly. If someone in your life struggles with their hair routine, consider gifting them Wonder Curl’s three step bundle this year.

RENOVAD

Renovad is an initiative of management consulting practice–interDUCTUS. Renovad hosts world-class renovation experiences around the globe in destinations that evoke relaxation, inspiration and adventure, providing women of consequence a unique opportunity to reinvigorate mind, body, and soul. Renovad’s upcoming retreats for 2022 include Morocco and Greece. If you’re looking for a big gift, a Renovad retreat is the perfect one!

Check out additional gifts still available for purchase from our Latinas Are Back In Business silent auction. 

Author

  • Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

By Victoria Arena

Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

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