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Gift Guide 2013 Habla English? Speak espa単ol? Looking for regalitos with Latin American flare? This is the gift guide for you!

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November/December 2013 Holiday Gift Guide –

Bilingual Shirts for the Whole Familia! Surropa is a Miami-based apparel company with awesome designs in Spanish and Spanglish for men, women and niĂąos. Surropa, $17.95

Buen Viaje! Got a traveler in your life? If she likes to write then you can't go wrong with the handsome hardcover Moleskine Travel Journal which will ensure you bring home the very best souvenir – the memories! Moleskine, $19.95


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Espresso Yourself! Know someone who shushes you until they've finished their first cafecito of the day? A gift basket with Café Bustelo, the Bialetti Moka Express and a personalized coffee cup would make their mornings más feliz. Bialetti $24.95 , WalMart $3.88

Fashionista Cafeinada! This tote is made from a real recycled Guatemalan coffee sack and is trimmed with quality leather. A zipper ensures that all its contents stay secure - a must for mujeres on the go! NOVICA, $99.99


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Qué Bonita! The pretty handmade jewelry and accessories in the Rosa Mexicano shop are a great way for niñas and mujeres alike to sneak a little latinidad into their style. Rosa Mexicano, $4

Qué Suerte! If you know someone in need of a little good luck, (who isn't?) then consider gifting them this cute cerdito. The tiny handmade 3-legged clay pigs are a tradition in Chile. The Hunger Site, $6.95


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Macho, Macho Man (or Woman!) The Rockwell 3-in-1 3RILL will become the favorite tool of whoever you give it to – whether doing heavy duty home repair or crafting, being able to use the same lightweight tool to drill and drive makes any job fun y fácil. Lowe's, $129

Style for Your Hombre! This gorgeous bracelet is made in Mexico of natural braided leather and adjustable brass snaps. NOVICA, $27.95


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Spanish-Word-a-Day! Want to brush up on your espaĂąol? The 365 Spanish Words-A-Year 2014 calendar from the editors of Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English dictionary will keep your vocabulary growing. Barnes & Noble, $6.89

Buenas Noches! Putumayo is a trusted source of quality world music compilations, and Putumayo Kids Latin Dreamland CD is no exception. Put the kids to bed with soothing songs from Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Colombia. Putumayo, $14.98


November/December 2013 Holiday Gift Guide –

Bilingual Baby! If you're raising bilingual children, friendly books in English and Spanish are essential. These colorful Maisy books keep learning fun. Amazon, $4.79 each

World Travel for Niños! With the Little Passports subscription program, your little one will learn about a new country each month with the delivery of a packet including activities, stickers and more – delivered right to your puerta! Little Passports, $11.95 per month


November/December 2013 Holiday Gift Guide –

Turn up the MĂşsica! Whether you're listening to Pitbull or Puente, Shakira or salsa, Tribal Guarachero or tango, the sound in SOL REPUBLIC's Jax In-Ear 1-button headphones will have you shaking your hips. Compatible with most Apple, Android and Windows devices, Jax are available in 14 colors, including turquoise shown here. SOL REPUBLIC, $39.99

Pretty Pulsera! You can't help but smile when you see this cheerful Guatemalan bracelet made of hand-woven textiles, leather cord, and wooden beads. NOVICA, $28.99


November/December 2013 Holiday Gift Guide –

So Sweet! Surely you've tried dulce de leche, (also known as "cajeta") – But have you tried the dulce de leche by La Salamandra? Made on a small family-owned farm outside Buenos Aires, La Salamandra dulce de leche is ranked #1 in Argentina. Wrap it up in a red bow with some galletas Marías and you've got a sweet, indulgent gift.

Williams-Sonoma, $10.95

Qué Divino! Mexicali dinnerware makes each meal a colorful affair. These hand-painted ironstone dishes are dishwasher safe, pretty enough for fiestas but durable enough for everyday use. Pier 1 Imports, $6 to $7 per piece


November/December 2013 Holiday Gift Guide –

The Person who has Todo! What do you buy for the person that already has everything? A Kiva loan can be loaned to borrowers in countries around the world, including Latin America. Finance real people trying to better their lives, and each time it's repaid, you can loan it out again. Kiva, $25

Frida be me! Keep those deditos toasty warm in style this winter with these fun Frida Kahlo knee-high socks. ModCloth, $11.99


November/December 2013 Holiday Gift Guide –

Dulces SueĂąos! Available in chocolate, vanilla and fresa concha style or empanada, these adorable pan dulce pillows are a sweet addition to a child's bedroom (or your living room sofa if you dare!) Dos Borreguitas, $19 each (Use "AMIGOS" code for 15% off!)

Someone Smells Yummy! DEMETER is known for their sometimes offbeat and nostalgic fragrances including scents such as Birthday Cake, Crayon, Dandelion, and Dirt, but their Dulce de Leche scent is sure to be favorite. You can't go wrong when the description reads: "Cuban-American style, discovered on a sweltering summer's day in a CubanAmerican bakery on Calle Ocho in Miami, Florida." DEMETER, $20 for 1 ounce cologne spray


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A Leer! Latin American fiction always makes an awesome gift whether it's an ebook or the real thing. Some of my personal favorites: "Caramelo" by Sandra Cisneros, "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquivel, "Bitter Grounds" by Sandra Benitez, "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea, and "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz ZafĂłn. Amazon, prices vary


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Wow, Chuao! You haven't had chocolate until you've experienced the creative combinations put together by this award-winning San Diego-based Venezuelan chocolatier. I always go for the Spicy Maya with its infusion of cayenne and pasilla chile in dark chocolate, but I recommend the Ultimate Chocolate Bar Set, so you can choose your own favorite. Ultimate Chocolate Bar Set (variety of 10 full size bars) - Chuao, $50


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No Worries! Traditional Mayan worry dolls made in Guatemala make a cute gift for children and adults alike. Each set of six mini-dolls comes with a colorful little cloth bag, plus your purchase funds organizations that feed the hungry around the world.

The Hunger Site, $2.95

Bien Calientito! These alpaca scarves are created the traditional way by Bolivian artisan women. Available in 6 colors: brown, green, multi-colored, pink, purple and red. The Hunger Site, $20 each


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This creative corkscrew is a must for the wine aficionado in your life. The Día de los Muertos skeleton is available in limited quantities so get yours while supplies last!

Crate&Barrel, $24.95

Chanclas! Adidas Adissage Supercloud Slides in classic black and white are comfortable around the house (with or without calcetines!) Sizes are men's sizes – Order two full sizes smaller for women. Adidas, $35


November/December 2013 Holiday Gift Guide –

Lindas Chicas! Art lovers, check out this collection of 30 postcards featuring vintage Mexican calendar girls. These are so pretty that you may end up framing more than you send. Chronicle Books, $9.95

Salvadoran Folk Art! Painted in the traditional style of artist Fernando Llort which originated in La Palma, El Salvador, these ornaments make a lovely addition to the Christmas tree but are so attractive, you'll want to keep them up year round. NOVICA, $34.99 for set of 6


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Qué cute! Colorful Mexican dolls decorate the cover of this spiral-bound hardcover notebook with 80 pages to write whatever your little corazón desires. Made in Mexico. Hurry – available for a limited time only! MOMA, $8.98

Gooool! "Buy one, give one" is the premise of the One World Futbol Project. When you buy a soccer ball from them, one will be donated to a child in need somewhere in the world. These durable balls are designed to never go flat, even when punctured.

One World Futbol, $39.50


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Perros Callejeros! Anyone who knows me, knows I have a special place in my heart for street dogs. (Just look at those adorable faces!) If you've ever wondered what you can do, here's one way to help – Just $15 will feed one rescued stray dog in Mexico who is waiting to be adopted. This is a great gift for any animal-loving friend or family member. The Hunger Site, $15

18 Holiday Gift Buying Guide 2013  

A guide to the best Spanish-language and Latin American themed gifts for bilingual, bicultural gente of all ages.

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