Latina Celebrities and Their Babies Receive Bounty of Gifts that Honor La Cultura

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Latina entrepreneurs send gift baskets to babies of stars Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, and Christina Aguilera.

Four Latina entrepreneurs, with businesses that capture the flavor and fiesta of Latino heritage, joined forces to send gift baskets brimming with color and culture to three new Latina moms -- Salma Hayek, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez.

The gifts are a "Welcome to el Mundo" for their little ones and a warm embrace for the new mothers, each of whom proudly represents what it means to be a successful Latina in America. And now, each represents Latina motherhood.

"As business women and Latin mothers we want to support and encourage them on their new adventure,'' said Monica Olivera, who owns the on-line boutique Latin Baby and blogs on products, services and trends for Latina mothers at "And, of course, to help them celebrate and pass on 'la cultura' to their new babies.''

In addition to Latin Baby, the gift-givers are: Frijolitos, Los Pollitos Dicen and Proud Tots.

The gifts were sent for:

  •     Max and Emme: the twins born to Puerto Rican-American superstar Lopez and Puerto Rican salsa king Marc Anthony.
  •     Valentina Paloma, daughter of Mexican-born star Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault.
  •     Max Liron, son of Ecuadorian and Irish-American singer Aguilera and Jordan Bratman.

The gifts:
Latin Baby, an on-line baby boutique for Latino families, sent gifts from their infant and toddler lines - such as hooded towels and jean jackets - which feature designs with Spanish phrases and terms of endearment like "Precioso," "Chicanita" and "Latina in Training."

Frijolitos, specializing in Latino toy and educational products, sent the children a "Picadillo the Armadillo" book and their popular character plush toys and puppets.

Los Pollitos Dicen (The Little Chicks Say), gifted the celebrities with onesies, t-shirts and newborn hats from their independent designer collection of vibrantly colored baby wear decorated with popular Spanish colloquialisms and phrases such as "Gordito," "Pachanga" and "Pio Pio Pio."

Proud Tots, which specializes in extraordinary and heirloom quality baby items at affordable prices, sent the babies soft and silky blankets.

More about the businesses:
Latin culture comes alive through Frijolitos line of colorful bilingual books and plush toys for young children based on the antics of Picadillo the Magical Armadillo, Albóndiga the Mariachi Dog, and the little turtle, Tuguita Tere. The collections continues to grow with three new mariachi dogs, Fifi la Francesa, Buñuelo the bulldog, and Pepe the terrier; and three new hard-cover bilingual books Albóndiga the Mariachi Dog/Albóndiga el Perro Mariachi, Tuguita Tere:A Home for My Books/Tuguita Tere: Un Hogar Para Mis Libros and Picadillo the Armadillo/Picadillo el Armadillo. Founded in 2002 Frijolitos has been featured in Despierta America daily show the L.A. Times, and magazines such as Tu Ciudad, Hogar, Hispanic Business and Hispanic Magazine.

Latin Baby is the largest on-line boutique specializing in baby products celebrating the U.S. Hispanic culture and spirit. Latin Baby carries a wide variety of products for babies and toddlers, as well as gift items for mamás and abuelitas (grandmothers.) Their comprehensive web site is family friendly and includes a number of resources for Latina mothers.

Los Pollitos Dicen's garments are made in the U.S.A. and packaged in a custom wooden keepsake box. Los Pollitos celebrates the sayings and sweet nothings of Latino culture on vibrantly colored garments. They are available on-line and in boutiques across the country. The firm, founded in 2005 by two Cuban-Americans, has been featured in national media, including Working Mother, Ser Padres, and the Miami Herald.

Proud Tots supplies affordable high-end merchandise to baby boutique owners and retail customers, including unique baby blankets, comfortable shoes and luxurious silk baby bedding. Proud Tots was inspired by owner Maggie Vitale's dream of "making every little star twinkle."

Please contact the businesses directly for media inquiries and more information.


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