The 2017 Spanglish Family Holiday Gift Guide
Inside: Spanish gift guide for Spanish/English-speaking kids and families.
The holidays are quickly approaching, but if you’re like me, you still have people on your gift list!
If you need some ideas for a Spanglish friends and family still on your list, I’ve got you covered. Here are some fun ideas for meaningful and quality gifts.
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1. Coco-Inspired Lotería and Bingo
How fun is this? Bingo/Lotería to go with the Coco craze, and bring Mexican culture into your home with these gorgeous designs.
2. Spanish Edition of Scrabble
We are having lots of fun with this one right now! If you have a mix of English and Spanish speakers, you can always allow everyone to play in their native language.
How about an adorable bilingual onesie? I think these are too cute:
I wanted to recommend the amazing Ellie Elote Store, but they are temporarily closed! Perhaps a Coco-themed shirt in the meantime:
5. Magnetic Poetry
Keep Spanish on everyone’s mind with this fun magnetic set. Leave message for each other, learn some new words, and get creative with this gift.
If it’s a family with younger kids, I can’t recommend Jose Luis Orozco highly enough!
7. Coffee Mug
Just yes please.
8. DIY Map Ornament
You can make this for free! Decoupage maps onto an old ball ornament. (If you look up DIY decoupage ball ornament, there are tons of tutorials out there.) Use maps that hold significance: hometowns, places traveled to, etc.
9. Map Gifts
If you want to be creative, here’s a really thoughtful and personalized idea for a bicultural couple. Just give the hometown of each couple and order the print. Jigsaw2order – Personalized Photo Jigsaw Puzzle with 504 pieces, 16x20in
Use a family photo, travel pictures, hometown pictures, or maps to make a customized puzzle.
10. Bilingual or Authentic Spanish Books
It’s so hard to list just a few. Seriously. Browse my recommendations for 50 Bilingual Books in Spanish and English, or 50 Authentic Books in Spanish for Kids and see what I mean.
But if I have to boil it down to my very favorites, I’ll do my best. If you want to be a really awesome gift-giver, think about giving a subscription to Spanish and English books via Booklandia or Sol Book Box.
Then your favorite Spanglish family can get something new to read/explore every month!
With gorgeous images, these bilingual board books are perfect for small hands. They put even your littlest ones in touch with Latino culture and are sure to delight.
This collection has the best of traditional Spanish rhymes and songs, with beautiful illustrations on each page. It needs to be on every Spanglish family shelf for sure.
Busy and curious preschoolers will love this pictionary from Richard Scarry. It’s great for families where both parents aren’t bilingual and want to learn along with their kids.
I love anything by Alma Flor Ada, and this collection brings together classic Hispanic stories.
A Noche Buena story, this book is available in both Spanish and English. It’s a fun story with Latino culture, family, and food woven throughout.
Written in English, Secret of the Andes follows the story of a boy as he learns about his ancestors. (Sorry for another Peru-heavy suggestion!)
See my review of this wonderful book here. It’s a perfect read for bicultural parents with young or older children– challenging, heartwarming, and helpful.
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