November 28th, 2018 Last Updated on: December 6th, 2018
The nights have turned colder and the snow has started to fall all across Indian Country.
That means the holiday season is finally here and it's time to show appreciation for your family and loved ones!
If you're in need of some help coming up with gift ideas, I've got just what you need.
Hope you enjoy this year's gift guide!
For The Book Worm
Raven Reads Seasonal Subscription from $44.99 – $49.99 CAD
Sometimes it's hard finding books by Indigenous authors because mainstream media doesn't always think to review them. Enter Raven Reads, a subscription service based in Canada that delivers a beautifully curated collection of Indigenous literature and giftware to your doorstep each season. They feature a curated box for adults as well as junior readers.
“Every box includes one piece of literature written by an Indigenous author, a letter from the author or box curator, one printed culture card teaching you about Indigenous cultures around the world, plus two to three Indigenous crafted or designed gift, a piece of art, or lit-themed trinket.”
You can't beat that!
For The Athletes
Moon and Tide Basketball from Trickster Company – $ 27.00
Got a b-baller in the family? Check out these basketballs designed by Crystal Worl (Tlingit Athabascan).
Basketball shown here is a Women's regulation size 6 (28.5″ circumference) but they also have Youth size 5 and Men's size 7 available in different colors.
There's also a great selection of athletic wear and skateboards on the website too!
For The Cool Kids
Need something for your hip nephew? Or how about your cool cousin? Check out fresh gear from NTVS. New this season are these unisex bomber jackets, your choice of red or black, decorated with NTVS patches.
Special offer for PowWows.com readers during the month of December, use:
- Code powwow18 to receive 10% off your order!
This coupon code is valid only for the month of December.
Get some shirts, hats, and stickers for everyone in the family!
While you're here, order some native wrapping paper designed by Steven Paul Judd.
Something else that all the cool kids are wearing, pins! Stick them on your hats, jackets, bags, anywhere that you want to make a statement!
I fell in love with these two cuties from Ikoshay. $11.99 each or $19.99 for both!
For The Men
I love the jackets from Ginew, and the story behind this design is even better. The Mohican Work Crew collection is dedicated to their grandpa and his cousins who worked on the 1930’s Mohican CCC Crew to build infrastructure for the community. Ginew designed and built the Mohican Work Crew Jacket to embody the values of resilience, strength, and commitment.
And it looks cool, right?
The Mohican Work Crew Jacket is a lightweight jacket with classic style and a modern fit – intended to be both comfortable and durable for activities around town or at play outdoors.
For The Women
The gift that keeps on giving! My husband actually bought me a jewelry subscription earlier this year and it was so exciting opening the mail each month and finding a new piece of jewelry. I know the special lady in your life would also love this!
There are a couple of subscription options for you to choose from:
When you sign up for the “Morning Sun” collection, one pair of earrings will be mailed to you in a special box each month. $39/month.
When you join the Design Lady membership community, one piece from the “Statements of Life” collection will be mailed to you in a special box each month. $77/month.
Please visit Gourd Jewels for more details!
Taking Care of Business
GRADIENT FIRE NECKTIE from Beyond Buckskin – $40.00
Help them look sharp at the next business meeting with this stunning necktie!
Designed by Ojibwe/Cree/Metis artist Tessa Sayers, these poly-satin ties feature an original woodlands beadwork pattern.
Sizing: 3.5″ x 56″.
Comes in other colors/patterns so check them all out on Beyond Buckskin!
Roll up to the office looking like a boss babe with this gorgeous bag. All-leather bucket bag comes with a custom detachable Pendleton and leather strap.
Fully lined with standard one inside zipper pocket and slip pocket. More pockets can be added at an additional 7$.
Option to have the strap made longer for an additional cost.
Magnetic closure. Dark brown leather and black leather are available at this time. Custom colors upon email request.
If you're looking for stocking stuffers or add-ons to your Christmas gifts, check out these bath bombs from Sequoia Soaps! With 10 scents to choose from, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list.
Sequoia Soaps is an Indigenous-owned company that makes every product with love.
Check out their selection of handmade soaps, candles, incense, and oils too!
Also great for a stocking stuffer or a small gift, lipstick!
Classic sequined purse includes three mini liquid velvet lipsticks. Visit Ah-Shi Beauty for more colors and products!
For The Elders
Sore Joint Gift Box from Medicine of the People – $65.00
This holiday season, make sure all the elders are taken care of with this special gift set.
Inside this box, you'll find Sore Joint creams and lotions that are said to relieve discomfort associated with symptoms of arthritis or sore muscles.
Handmade in Arizona with 100% Wildcrafted, Organic & Natural ingredients.
For The Kids
Adorable mocs for the little ones on your list! Colors and styles vary, but I loved these adorable Snow Owl moccasins. Handcrafted and individually made upon your order, so please allow up to 2 weeks before completion.
Proudly Native Made
Soft cotton liner
Fine waxed sinew
Inspired by her daughter, Silver Shandiin created these dolls as a way for her daughter to feel empowered and confident. We hope these dolls will make your little one feel the same way!
These dolls range in price from $55 – $150.
Pictured here is Amber Strong for $150.
Visit Indigedoll for more options!
I hope this guide has been helpful. Just click on the bold links below each photo to be taken to each individual website to purchase.
I try my best to make these lists all about Native-owned businesses or native-designed gifts so please think of them the next time you’re shopping!
And if you have any Native-owned business suggestions, please send them my way.
Would love to help shine a light on your business!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Tsaa Nʉʉsukatʉ̱ Waa Himarʉ!
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