Latinx Leader Holiday Gift Guide: What to get the friend who is prioritizing their goals this season
Are you getting ready to start holiday shopping? While you are making a list of the powerhouse friends that have supported you this past year, you might be asking yourself “what do they need, when they already have me in their lives?”
Yes, having you as a friend is a blessing, but this holiday season is all about empowering our loved ones to achieve their goals, negotiate their salary and prices, build generational wealth, and say goodbye to a scarcity mindset.
Not sure where to start? Here are the top 25 gifts for the Latinx leaders in your life
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Top gifts for the mid-level leader who is ready to go for a promotion next year
You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero - you can land the promotion AND get the salary you deserve for the work you do. Jen Sincero’s series, You Are A Badass, will help anyone who is struggling with building an abundance mindset but is not looking for cookie-cutter advice. Sincero shares her own struggles, from living in a garage-turned studio apartment to building a successful career. If building wealth and managing money scare you, this is the perfect book for you. Get the book here.
3-Minute Morning and Evening Journal - this small but mighty daily journal will keep you focused and ready to tackle your audacious goals. With 3 short prompts in the morning and one in the evening, you’ll be able to set your daily intentions and impact the lives of those around you. Get the journal here.
Make Jefa Moves Candle - from our friends at Bonita Fierce Candles, this vegan coconut soy candle with mango and tangerine smells will inspire anyone to make leadership moves in and out of the office. Get 15% off regular-priced candles when you use code LEAD15 (exclude sales). Check out The Cultura Collection here.
Adjustable Laptop Stand - to build the confidence to ask for more dinero you have to believe that you are worth every penny. Because you are! Maximize your desk with this adjustable laptop stand so you have more space on your desk to write your negotiation scenarios and sit up straighter during your upcoming performance review Zoom meeting. Get the stand here.
Master The Interview Course: What to do before, during, and after the interview and how to close higher on your negotiation - if you get the “maybe we can talk about your salary next year, but here’s a bunch of work I’m going to assign to you” response, it might be time to update your resume. Get my Master the Interview self-paced course where I’ll walk you through the interview and salary negotiation process so you get positioned as a top candidate and get what you want from your next job. Get the course here.
Get Good With Money by Tiffany Aliche - Tiffany the Budgenista walks you through the 10-step process for finding peace, safety, and harmony with your money. Once you increase your income, you want to make sure that you get excited about payday, not run away from your bank statements. This is the perfect book for leaders who struggle with creating a budget and maintaining it. Get the book here.
Top gifts for the visionary who needs to stop postponing their business launch
We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers - this is the book every woman of color needs to read. If you believe money is the root of all evil or you can only think about how much money you don’t have, Rodgers created this book for you. Don’t worry, you don’t have to give up your Venti Mocha Lattes or your dream vacations. This book teaches you the complete opposite, how to build wealth to create the life you want for yourself and your comunidades. Get the book here.
IPad Stylus Pen (for less than $20!!!) - I got this pen for my IPad and I love it so much I got one for my daughter too. This 4.5 star reviewed stylus pen is perfect for note-taking on the go or drawing on Procreate. Whether you are designing on Canva, launching a t-shirt business, or finishing your million-dollar empire business plan this pen glides smoothly through your devices. Get the stylus here.
Magnetic Dry Erase Board - get all of your business ideas out of your head and in a place where you can see them constantly. I am a visual thinker, so I have to write everything down on my dry erase board, synthesize my ideas, and then choose what my priorities are. If you are a “beautiful mind” kind of thinker, a dry erase board is for you! You can grab my favorite magnetic board here and get these low-odor dry erase marker kit too.
Non-Slip Desk Pad - one of my favorite inexpensive purchases for my desk, this non-slip desk pad is perfect for your wireless mouse and keeping everything organized. It also protects your desk from daily wear and tear and is the perfect accessory to add a pop of color to your plain desk. Get the pad here.
Flodesk - there’s a couple of things a new business owner needs. A payment processor and an email management system are usually the last 2 that people consider, and what you should invest in from the beginning. Flodesk is an easy-to-use email marketing system that lets you capture leads, aka future clients, and streamline your email communications. Even cooler? Their ready-to-use templates and email copy make it even easier to build a relationship with your future clients. Save 50% when you use my affiliate link.
Top gifts for the busy senior and executive leaders who need to prioritize self-care and relaxation
Alexa Echo Show - disconnect from work with your favorite podcast (Making Lider Moves right?), play your favorite music, or just have someone follow your direct instructions for once with the echo show. The new echo lets you make video calls to your loved ones and even works with your other Amazon devices and your phone. My favorite way to use mine? Listen to a guided meditation while making my morning tea. Get yours here.
Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu - are you trying to “do it all”? Why? If you are struggling with disconnecting from work AND life, you have to read this book. Dufu will inspire you to drop the ball in the areas that don’t serve you, set boundaries with the familia, and spend your time and money on what brings you joy. Get the audiobook here.
Light Therapy UV Lamp - install this lamp next to your desk or bedside table and let the subtle light help you reduce your stress levels and improve your mood. Our Director of Partnerships loves hers and talks about it nonstop. Our team is getting one this holiday season. Get yours here.
Reusable White and Gold Mason Jar Cups - what is better than reducing toxic waste while sharing a mango y papaya smoothie with a friend? Serving it in these cute and reusable mason jar cups. These are on my personal holiday list for this year and I made sure that they fit in my stockings, even if I have to get a larger one. Get yours here.
Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker - did anyone ever tell you no pierdes la cabeza porque la tienes pegada al cuerpo? My grandma tells me this every time she sees me, which is why I have a Tile on my keys, wallet, cell phone, and soon myself. Worry less about losing your stuff and more about getting to your next yoga class. Get a Tile single pack here.
Mug Warmer - keep your tea or chocolate caliente warm in between meetings with this mug warmer that has a timer in case you forget to turn it off like I used to with my older one. This is the best gift for your co-worker, mentor, or secret-santa work party exchange. Get the warmer here.
Tribe Power Bites - support a Latina-owned small business and enjoy these healthy on-the-go snacks with flavors like Glen Coco (coconut and honey) or Dark Fantasy (dark chocolate and peanut butter). If you are a LEAD Media client, expect a case of these delicious treats in your mail. Order yours here.
Top gifts for the busy entrepreneur who is thriving but has a hard time embracing their success
Retro Bluetooth keyboard and mouse - yes, this is one of the TikTok and Instagram-worthy keyboards and mouse combos you have seen, but I spent hours researching to find the one that could manage non-stop use for months. If you are looking for a “treat-yo-self” item that stays within your budget and looks beautiful, you can get yours here.
Honeybook CRM - are you still organizing your client work on a Google Document or using your project management app to track your progress? It’s time to invest in a Customer Relationship Management app that has everything you need to manage your service-based business. With Honeybook you get to build your sales pipeline, manage client relationships, track your hours, have a scheduling link, streamline your website leads, send contracts and proposals, and even create online brochures that don’t require hours of coding. This is what we use for all of our client relationships and they love it! Save 50% when you use our affiliated link.
USB Microphone with Mic Gain - launch that podcast idea you’ve been exploring or level-up your online speaking engagements with this USB microphone. Our podcast producer who has worked with international shows recommended it and it’s a game-changer. The sound is better than many $100 and $200 microphones, and installation takes less than 3 minutes. Get yours here.
JBL Wireless Headphones with Purebass - level-up your meetings and get ready for media features with these pure bass wireless headphones that go perfectly with your new USB microphone. The rechargeable battery lasts for over 40 hours and you can even switch between 2 devices. Order yours here.
Hello Fears by Michelle Poller - embracing your success goes beyond what’s in your bank account. Poller’s book helps you create an abundance mindset so you can embrace your fears and find authentic happiness. Get your book here.
If you value experiences over other types of gifts, get the lideres in your life a gift card for a leadership coaching session so they can overcome the obstacles standing in the way of their success. One coaching session provides a líder with knowledge and a plan to overcome their biggest roadblock, confidence to prioritize themselves and take action, and space to address equity issues in their careers. Buy as many coaching sessions as you want, with your secret link here.
The best way to support your loved ones this holiday season is to show them with your actions how important it is to see them succeed. Whether you make something at home, spend time with them, or purchase a thoughtful gift the most important thing you can do is cheer them on as they grow personally and professionally.
Paulette Piñero is the owner of LEAD Media LLC, a leadership coaching and management consulting firm that coaches Latina leaders to go from burned-out to thriving in their careers and business.