2020 Native American Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Native American Holiday Gift Guide

Posted By Brittany Cerny November 26th, 2020 Last Updated on: December 15th, 2020

The holidays are here again! 

Despite what’s going on in the world today, there still should be times of celebration and delight. Friends and family matter to you and you definitely want to spend special moments with them this holiday season. Make memories and show them what they mean to you by giving them something handmade by Native creators and designers that work with shops that have a significant backstory and mission. 

Whether you’re on a budget or have a few extra dollars to spend, you can find gift ideas on this Native Holiday Gift Guide for anyone; and browse through the Native-owned online shops by clicking on the links to find more great gifting ideas. 

Take a look at present ideas for men, women, children, the home, and even party gift ideas. 

For Him

Muted Aqua Windbreaker from The NTVS @ $50

This Lightweight Packable Windbreaker Jacket is water-resistant 82gm 100% polyester fabric with zip front closure. Soft to the touch, versatile, and great for layering. This lightweight windbreaker packs easily and is great for all weather conditions. Featuring a scuba neck, mesh lined 3-panel hood, and welt pockets.

The NTVS is for everyone who supports indigenous culture. They want you to buy authentic “Native made” designs opposed to knock-off indigenous art you find at big box stores and online. 

For Her

Want a bestseller lipgloss that will turn heads at the holiday party? 

Indulge in the perfect holiday lip trio! This trio includes Gold Glitter lipgloss, Fire lipgloss, and Sweetgrass lipgloss.

Their gloss formula is enriched with Vitamin E to hydrate while it adds color and shine to any look. Day or night this gloss lasts for hours.  

Cheekbone Beauty is an Indigenous-owned and founded, digitally-native, Canadian cosmetics company established in 2016 by Jennifer Harper. Based out of St. Catharines, Ontario, Cheekbone Beauty is known for creating high-quality, cruelty-free beauty products such as liquid lipsticks and complexion products including contour and highlight palettes.

Look stylish when wearing these dangle earrings, which are handmade by Native designer Molina Parker. Add a pop of color to your wardrobe by purchasing these! You’ll look even more fabulous if you pair Cheekbone Beauty’s lipgloss with this pair. 

Details of these earrings include: brass beads; dentalium shells; size 15 hex beads; size 9 tri-cut beads; Swarovski crystals; vintage Cheyenne pink Beads; 10 K gold hooks

Measures: beaded piece: 1 1/4″ inch diameter; drop length: 3 3/4″ inches

B.Yellowtail Collective’s mission is to support the entrepreneurial spirit of Native American First Nations and Indigenous creators. 

Die cut stickers of adorable floral Mouse ears! This sticker pack comes in a set of four as pictured. It's a perfect decoration to add to any item you choose! Water bottles, laptops, phone, vehicles are a few examples where these would look great!

For the House

Natasha Alphonse, of the Denesuline tribe, handmakes all of her unique pieces. She says—

“I hope that they become vessels that grow more interesting with time and that they intensify what you chose to put inside them. These pieces are made to add beauty to what you surround yourself with, objects you eat with everyday and share food with the ones you love.”

Bowl details: 

Hand thrown bowl made in a dark stoneware clay, white crackle Shino glaze poured over the interior and parts of the exterior. Fired for 36 hours using only wood, vapor glazed with soda ash. No two pieces are alike. This series celebrates natural spontaneity and the art of wabi-sabi, finding wisdom in imperfection and impermanence. Limited edition.

A delicious take on gingerbread cookies and vanilla frosting. This yummy scent starts with notes of ginger, cream, butter, and graham, with a touch of vanilla, molasses, and spices like cardamom and cinnamon. This candle is infused with natural essential oils, including cinnamon bark + ginger.

Native Candle Co. candles are 100% all-natural, American grown soy wax (yay for renewable resources!), with a lead-free, cotton wick to ensure non-toxic burning. This candle is also phthalate-free.

When you buy a Native candle from Alanna, the owner, you support not only my small biz, but also an amazing local organization called Runway for Recovery.

For the Office Party or Boss 

  • Gift Basket Seka Hills Club or Create Your Own Gift Box from Seka Hills (prices vary) 

“In our native Patwin language, ‘Séka’ means ‘blue,’ and in selecting Séka Hills as the name for our line of premium tribal products, we honor the blue hills that overlook our homeland in Northern California’s Capay Valley. For thousands of years, our ancestors lived in the oak forests, rolling hills and grasslands of the Capay Valley, tending the natural resources, following traditional wisdom and creating eternal bonds with the land.”

Check out their website and browse through a variety of delicious Native gifts such as olive oils, jams, wine, honey, nuts, beef offerings, and much more. 

Who wouldn’t want to receive mouth-watering chocolate? 

Bedré Fine Chocolate operates out of Ada, Oklahoma and enjoys contributing to educational, health and wellness programs and also supports the endeavors of a number of philanthropic organizations within the Chickasaw Nation.

For the BFF

  • “Warrior” coffee mug from SheNative @ $16.95

Also, check back for the “Smudge, Coffee, Hustle” and “Indigenous Boss Babe” coffee mugs when they come back in stock! 

“We create inspiring leather handbags and apparel that shares Indigenous teachings embedded with positive values passed down by our ancestors.”

For the Family

Start your family history search today!

Remember to Shop Native this holiday season!  Support our Native craftsmen and artists!

Find more products in our directory of Native companies – SHOP NATIVE.

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  1. Hello there, my people are Gunditjmara, in Australia. White people call us Aboriginal or lately they call us Indigenous. I’m an Elder of my people and want to talk to non-white American. Original people like me and my people. I’m not good with English but can I talk to someone. My name is Jungala King, youngest son of Irene King. I want to talk to someone about our culture and about us people having relationship with your people’s. We would like this a lot. We only see you in movies and want to talk to you. Kind regards Jungala, Gunditjmara.

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