Holiday Gifts: Latina Editors' Picks!

Yes, it’s officially the start of holiday season. Nothing creeps up on you faster than the holidays, so get an early start on gift giving with these picks from the Latina editors.  We promise there’s something for everyone on your list:

1. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Amanda Flores

Amanda Flores, Beauty Editor

“Always the crowd pleaser, these bestsellers are the perfect stocking stuffer for your little sister or primas. Plus, the packaging—which was designed by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes—is already gift-ready.”

Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Trio, $28, sephora.com


2. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Elaine Cipriano

Elaine Cipriano, Managing Editor

“I love sugar jars and this Dia de los Muertos–inspired sugar shaker is a perfect fit for my collection. The whimsical porcelain skull is surprisingly beautiful.” 

Sweet Spirits Sugar Shaker, $12, Amazon.com

 


3. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Jesus Trivino

Jesus Trivino, Entertainment Editor

“The Furreal Friends are the ‘it’ toys of this holiday season. My little niece, Morgan, is patiently waiting to get Cuddles, a monkey toy that moves her mouth, laughs, and even says, ‘Whee!’ when she’s upside down! Plus, she’s always monkeying around anyway so I’m sure Cuddles will join in on the fun.”

Furreal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet, $41.99, Amazon.com


4. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Verky Arcos Baldonado

Verky Arcos Baldonado, Fashion Director

“I LOVE shoes and these beauties are the perfect combo of sexy meets trendy meets chic.”

Manolo Blahnik Tayler Red Lace, $795, Barneys.com


5. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Grace Bastidas

Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

“I know I should be asking for jewelry, but I would love a new set of pots and pans this Christmas. This cookware set, a joint collaboration between Calphalon and Williams-Sonoma, is even dishwasher safe, which means no washing up—that in itself is a gift!”

Calphalon Elite Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set, $699.95, Williams-sonoma.com

 


6. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Dan Koday

Dan Koday, Director of Digital Operations

“I love the versatility of this piece. Its dark indigo color makes it easy to pair with just about anything, especially a slim fitting khaki or black jean. It's great as a sweater coat in the late fall/early winter and as a layering piece underneath a warmer jacket once the winter chill sets in. Plus, it's quilted, so it will look incredibly luxe on your guy, dad, or brother.”

Quilted Sweater Bomber in Dark Indigo, $398, 7forallmankind.com 


7. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Samantha Leal

Samantha Leal, Senior Editor

“I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, this fragrance sampler set from Sephora is the ultimate gift. You get 14 sample sizes of Sephora’s most popular scents, plus a cool clutch. After you choose your favorite from the collection, you can take the included certificate to any Sephora for a full-sized bottle. I’d totally nab the Narciso Rodriguez for Her perfume, no question.”

Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler For Her, $70, Sephora.com


8. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Miranda Noland

Miranda Noland, Senior Photo Editor

“My favorite gift to give for the holidays is a sentimental one. This year, all the women in my family are receiving a custom dish from Prairie Hill Pottery with a treasured recipe from their mother or grandmother printed on it. I expect there might be a few tears on Christmas morning.”

Memorial Pie Plate, $50, etsy.com 

 


9. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Priscilla Rodriguez

Priscilla Rodriguez, Associate Editor

“Who doesn't love a good arm accessory, especially when its designed by the lovely Carolina Herrera? This CH Carolina Herrera bag comes in a variety of colors and sleek design. Definitely worth the splurge!”

CH Carolina Herrera Adagio Bag, $1100,

Available at CH Carolina Herrera Boutiques 


10. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Cristina Arreola

Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

“I'm new to New York, so of course, everything about the city is still fresh and exciting. This scarf is perfect for boasting my NYC pride when I travel home, and it's warm enough to keep me toasty in the cold weather. Plus, the yellow accents can brighten even the gloomiest winter day!”

New York Map Scarf, $128, katespade.com


11. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Irina Gonzalez

Irina Gonzalez, Audience Development Manager

“I’m absolutely in love with this cookbook from world-renowned Brazilian chef Alex Atala. Other than the fact that the Sao Paolo restaurant was named #6 in the 'World’s Best Restaurants' list, and is also the best restaurant in Latin America for the fourth year in a row, chef Atala was on this year’s list of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. But you’ll forget all of that once you start flipping through the stunning book and reading chef’s beautiful stories of Brazil’s food and its people. As an avid cookbook collector and lover of all things Latin, this is the gift I’m not-so-secretly hoping to get.”

D.O.M. Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients by Alex Atala, $34, Amazon.com

 

12. Gift Guide: Editor's Picks: Damarys Ocana Perez

Damarys Ocaña Perez, Director of Editorial Content

“Just add popcorn, wine glass and remote. A girl can dream, no?”

The Sacco Chair, $520, momastore.org