Are you looking for a special way to show gratitude to your mom, aunties, grandma or other mother-figure in your life this Mother's Day?
Look no further as I've found some pretty sweet and unique gifts from across Turtle Island!
Check the items below to find the perfect gift for your loved one.
And if these aren't enough, check our past gift guides!
2019 Native American Mother's Day Gift Guide
Ogimaakwe is an Ojibwe word for a female leader or boss.
Sounds perfect for mom right?
This canvas-like pouch features the definition of Ogimaakwe against a colorful profile of Little Bird, an Ojibwe woman from the Red Lake region. The zippered pouch comes in three different sizes, perfect for storing make-up, office supplies, or any other accessories mom carries with her.
Pair it with a cute piece of jewelry or another accessory from Beyond Buckskin, use promo code POUCH at checkout, and get $5 off!
Who wouldn't adore this silky smooth scarf from Native couture brand ACONAV?
This stunning design is fittingly called “The Matriarch” and is a limited edition print. The perfect accessory to dress up any outfit.
The 100% silk scarf measures 36″ X 36″ and is hand wash only.
Treat mom to her very own spa day with this relaxing blend of salts and essential oils from Bison Star Naturals.
This bath salt features finely ground rose petals that were mindfully harvested in the Taos, NM region. Mom will also enjoy the sweet smells of spruce, blue chamomile, pine needle, lavender & peppermint.
What a great way for her to spend a little “me time”!
Here's another way for mom to treat herself and her skin.
These handmade soaps are crafted with care, with salt from the Salish Sea and gorgeous swirls of natural ingredients.
In this variety pack you'll get one bar each of Huckleberry Nettle, Sunrise Sage, Sweet Birch, Sea and Cedar.
Want something for mom that will make her look good AND feel good?
When you purchase any lipkit from Cheekbone Beauty, $5 goes towards the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society in Canada, a non-profit organization that provides policy, education and networking services to First Nations child and family service agencies in Canada.
Choose from three gorgeous color combinations, perfect for any skin tone!
For all my Navajo friends out there, something for your mother in Diné Bizaad!
This cute hand stamped disc says “Amá”, which means mother in Navajo. Comes on a 18” or 20” sterling silver necklace.
When in doubt, always go with turquoise!
This beautiful Kingman mine turquoise bracelet, handmade by Kevin Ray Garcia, comes with sterling silver findings.
Choose from four different color combinations: Blue Turquoise, Green Turquoise, Blue Turquoise with Silver Beads, or Green Turquoise with Silver Beads. Measures 6.5″ length, adjustable up to 7.5″.
Mom is sure to love any of this one of kind creations from David Littletree (Iroquois and Wampanoag).
He's been working with wampum shell since he was a child and the years of experience are evident in his work. Since these unique pieces are all handmade, quantities are limited, so please double check on the Etsy store to see what is still available.
Lots of gorgeous rings, earrings, and more with the stunning purple wampum shell.
Beaded-Look Hummingbird Apron from Shumakolowa – $ 32.00
This cute hummingbird apron is a great gift for any foodie or chef.
Design is from Tewa Tees and features a beaded-style hummingbird hovering above fragrant flowers.
Apron is washable and measures 34” x 23”, with two pockets and an adjustable neck strap.
I bet your mom could use a new wallet, so why not get her this cool phone wallet with a fun print from 49 Dzine?
These wallets are made with an environmentally-friendly, leather-like material and come with a hybrid durable strap. For an extra cost, you can even customize the wallet with her name or tribal affiliation (up to 20 characters)! Pretty neat! Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery, more with customization.
I hope this guide was helpful! And if you can’t get it in time for Mother’s Day, there are plenty of other occasions to give a gift. Keep these businesses in mind throughout the year as a lot of them are Native-owned. Just click on the bold links below each photo to be taken to the website to purchase. Happy Mother's Day!
Know any artists or businesses we should feature in the next gift guide? Send your business links to Toyacoyah!
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