Todo Verde Holiday Gift Guide
It’s been quite a year, familia! As the holidays near, we’re feeling such gratitude and appreciation for our comunidad. To show a little love, we put together this collection of some of our favorite local small-businesses, all BIPOC owned and created. There’s something to check off every person on your list (and even yourself!). Thank you so much for your continued support of Todo Verde, and happy gifting!
Sara’s Market in East LA
(Visit Sara’s Market in person at
3455 City Terrace Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90063)
We love Sara’s for their amazing selection of natural wine y cerveza, and their awesome assortment of curated food community finds perfect for gifting to the foodie in your life. The best part is they’re a family run business who has been part of the community for over 60 years!! That's a legacy right there. Visit Sara’s in person, and check out their IG for the latest updates on products and pop-up events happening at the store.
Our Place - The Always Pan
(Always Pan in Sage)
What local LA-centered gift guide would be complete without the cult-favorite Always Pan? Designed to replace 8 (yes, eight) pieces of cookware, that means less dishes and more time around the table with those you love. Plus it comes in 6+ colors, guaranteeing it will be the most stylish pan in your kitchen. It even comes with free shipping, a 30 day trial, AND free returns, although we don’t think you’ll be needing that service. Click the photo to grab it in our favorite color Sage before it sells out!
Handmade Ceramics by Maria Inés Leal Garcia
(HANDMADE ARTISAN CERAMIC PLATES SET IN AGUACATE COLOR)
Handmade in Michoacán by Maria Inés Leal Garcia, a ceramic artisan in Capula, Michoacán, these gorgeous, handmade artisan plates will most likely be on our list for years to come. Her work is critical for the preservation of ceramic traditions and has been featured in the Berkeley Art Center. She even uses gas kilns to make lead-free ceramics! Featured in three sizes and two colorways, these ceramic sets are perfect for serving family style meals, or pulling out for your next at-home date night. We only source a limited amount of these plates, so visit our online shop to grab your set before they’re gone!
Now Serving - Cookbooks and Culinary Merch
(Now Serving: Food is Personal/Political Tote Bag in Olive/Cream)
If you haven’t visited this cookbook and culinary shop yet, put it on your to do list for YESTERDAY! No matter what level of interest you have in all things food-related, this store has something for you and all the foodies on your list, from cookbooks, apparel and merch, to gourmet chocolates, condiments, and more. Right now we are loving this reusable tote with a powerful message. They even have a huge selection of children’s books to inspire the kiddos in your life to get active in the kitchen! Overwhelmed with the plethora of delicious choices? Pick up a gift card to use online or in store.
Brujita Skincare - Glow Collection
(Color Smudge in Beby, included in the Brujita Glow Collection bundle.)
If you’re not already a part of the Brujita Cult, let us initiate you. Our fav conscious and cruelty free skincare brand is made right here in Los Angeles, and they always have us on our toes with new drops and releases, including a TON of new products releasing on December 10th! Right now we have our eye on their Glow Collection, a 4 piece makeup set to enhance everyone's natural vibe (it even includes an eye sculptor tool for at-home acupressure!)
Hanahana Beauty - Black + Brown Exfoliating Cleanser
What’s better than a skin care brand that commits to ensuring and improving economic, environmental, and self sustainability for the women within the shea trade? Hanahana beauty does just that and more, with a focus on giving access to healthcare and sustainable resources for the cooperatives they source from. Their luxurious products, like this exfoliating cleanser made from black soap and rose water, has us making self care Sunday an everyday thing.
Alta Baja Market -
Champurrado Gift Box
(Box includes: 1 package Masienda champurrado, 2 enamel cups, 2 enamel spoons and recipe)
It’s that time of year to make one of our favorite holiday beverages - warm and cozy Champurrado. This beloved and ancient Mexican hot drink is traditionally prepared with masa, piloncillo, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. What’s not to love, right? Alta Baja put together a kit just for you and yours with everything in one pack including Masienda’s non-gmo champurrado - it even comes with two mugs to share. Boxes are available for pick-up or for shipping anywhere in the US for an additional $20.
Cafe Santo - Oaxacan Chocolate & Coffee
An East LA favorite, Cafe Santo collaborates with artisanal food makers from Oaxaca and Latinx community members in Los Angeles to share the rich culture of Mexico and LA’s unique flavors. Visit them in Montebello at the Blvd Mkt to try their delicious Oaxacan mocha with a weekend brunch, or order some locally roasted beans from their online shop to grind up at home. This artisanal Oaxacan chocolate with just the right amount of mocha is a perfect small gift for the ones you love.
Raggedy Tiff - Apparel, Accessories, and Home Decor
(SHADES OF BROWN ARRIBA TEE available for purchase on Raggedytiff.com)
We love Raggedy Tiff for her eclectic and unique craftsmanship, while staying true to her Mexican heritage and inspirations. Even better, most of the textiles she uses are rescued and repurposed for a more ethical and sustainable fashion piece; we love a sustainable queen! Check out the $30 and Under holiday gift section on her website, featuring apparel like the Shades of Brown Arriba tee, stickers, mugs, y mas. Right now you can even get free shipping on orders over $80 with code RTFREE20. To stay up to date on upcoming events and product releases, follow her on @RAGGEDYTIFF.