7 Boricua-themed Christmas Gifts Every Puerto Rican Will Love!

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By Cynthia De Saint

December 9, 2022

Making a Christmas shopping list and checking it twice? Here are some fabulosas ideas that capture the heart of la islita. 

Whether you celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, or prefer to exchange presents el Día de los Reyes Magos on Jan. 6, either occasion is a special time to express your love to family and friends with gifts especially chosen for them. 

For Floricuas living away from Puerto Rico, this can mean picking out something that reminds them of la isla; an item that, whenever they wear, use or look at, brings back sweet memories of home. Here are seven beautifully unique, yet evocative gifts sure to make any Boricua happy!

Bellas Boricua Bottles

Boricua bottles

Wepa! Beautifully decorated with the typical jíbaro hat and mini Puerto Rican flag, these proudly Boricua repurposed 750 ml. bottles can be used as decoration in any room, or be filled with a favorite beverage. All orders are individually made and can be customized. 

Sold on Instagram by Gresly Algarin 

The Irresistible Charm of the Coquí

Puerto Rico frog dangle charm

Is there anything more Boricua than the Coquí, the diminutive frog with the unique call that is only found in our isla? Made for wear on Pandora Moments bracelets, this sterling silver and enamel piece with Puerto Rico’s beloved Coqui and flag is a unique way to keep the islita close. 

Puerto Rico Frog Dangle Charm sold on Pandora.com 

A Cutting Board With ‘Sazón’

Puerto Rican cutting board

It’s been said that “a life without Puerto Rican food is no life at all.” That is why this handsome bamboo cutting board makes the perfect gift for those who like to cook a lo Boricua. This is a personalized item, so the buyer may write a note to the seller with a special request or question.  

Sold on Instagram by PequenaDMaderaStudio 

A Basket Full of Love

Puerto Rican food basket

And speaking of Puerto Rican food… This basket is filled to the brim with all the Boricua staples we love, especially during the holidays. There ‘s gandules verdes, adobo with pepper, turrón de Alicante, café Yaucono, sancocho criollo, the delicious, eggy flan… and so much more! It’s the perfect complement to a great Noche Buena dinner. 

Sold by Amigofoods.com  

Wear Your Pride!

Boricua T shirts

These unisex crewneck sweatshirts not only display Puerto Rican pride in a variety of Boricua-insired designs, but with their loose fit and 50/50 blend of polyester and cotton, they are pure comfort. An added bonus: The collar is ribbed knit, so it retains its shape even after washing. 

Sold on Instagram by SweetAndEasyStore

A Game for the Whole Familia

dominoes

On Christmas Eve or Reyes, who doesn’t like a good game of Dominoes before or after dinner? If we’re talking about Puerto Ricans, the answer is: nobody! The beloved national pastime requires a set of fichas to make one proud, which makes this classic Puerto Rican Dominoes Set that comes in a real wood box, the perfect gift for fanáticos of the game.  

Classic Puerto Rican Dominoes Set Sold by Amazon

A Symbolic Candle

candle

This vanilla scented 9-ounce hand poured candle is made in a 95/15 blend of soy wax for clean burning. Decorated with a map of the island of Puerto Rico, it includes beloved Boricua symbols like the Coqui and El Yunque Falls that are sure to warm the heart. Long lasting, the typical burn time is 45-55 hours.

Puerto Rico Gift Candle Map with Symbols Sold on Teezalo.com

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