If you’re anything like me, that means you enjoy giving and receiving gifts that are unique and made with mucho amor. This personally curated guide to regalitos includes some of my favorite products and purchases of 2016 — all from small business owners, some of whom are my friends. The common thread is that each item on this list is inspired by a shared love of Mexico and its vibrant culture. The best part is that most gifts are under $25, some start at only $5, and they’re all perfect for spreading a little cheer for the holidays and throughout the year. Happy shopping!
$24 Baker’s Gift Set from Lola’s Mercadito. Nothing beats the flavor of pure Mexican vanilla and this gift set is perfect for your fellow gourmand, baker, and coworker, alike. Note: Lola’s Mercadito will close for the holidays from 12/16 to 1/5. All holiday orders must placed by Thursday, December 15, at 5:00 p.m. PST.
$42+ (per dozen) Mexi-themed galletas from Alicia’s Delicias. These sopita galletas are too cute and Alicia’s edible art is as tasty as it is adorable.
$25 – $40 Mexi-themed trucker hat with hand embroidered flowers from Mercado LA. I have one, my son has one, and I got one as a gift for my husband.
Still looking for more gift inspiration? Check out the Super Mamás Holiday Gift Guide or Leah R. Singer’s 5 Unique Gift Ideas for Business Clients — let’s just say that my jams and salsas made both lists!
Lola Wiarco Dweck
Lola is a Mexican-American recipe developer, writer, and cooking instructor who loves sharing her culture with the world. Growing up in California and spending summers in Mexico, Lola celebrates her family’s Mexican recipes and vibrant culture through Lola’s Cocina.