April 27th, 2020 Last Updated on: June 2nd, 2021
Hello everyone! We're back once again with our annual Mother's Day gift guide.
We're now in year two of the pandemic, so obviously, some of us won't be able to make an in-person visit to our moms, grandmas, and other family members for this special day. Though COVID-19 vaccination rates are on the rise, many families are still opting to celebrate virtually.
That doesn’t, however, mean we can’t still honor and thank them for all of their love and support over the years. We can still send a card, call, or send a special gift through the mail.
To help inspire you, we’ve rounded up some gift ideas that we think the wonderful women in your life will enjoy. You might recognize a few Powwows.com favorites from previous years.
All moms deserve a spa day now and then, but especially given the stress of the past 14 months. We have moms on the frontlines right now, moms working from home, moms becoming homeschool teachers overnight—all while trying to keep the household running smoothly.
Give mom a much-needed break and let her relax!
What better way to relax than with the perfect fragrance?
SweetGrass Trading Company's handcrafted natural soy candles are hand poured by artisans in Arizona. Choose from sage, patchouli, lavender lemongrass, cedarwood juniper berry, and of course, sweetgrass—a sweet, hypnotic herb frequently used by Native Americans.
Cheekbone Beauty's silky, pigmented powders are easy to use and add the perfect amount of color and warmth to your look. Founded by Jennifer Harper (Anishinaabe), the company is known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products that are safe for even the most sensitive skin.
BONUS: 10 percent of Cheekbone Beauty's profits benefit Shannen's Dreams, a Canadian nonprofit that supports First Nations education.
The best thing about this sulfate-free shampoo, aside from the fact that it lathers up very nicely, is that it's suitable for any hair type. Sister Sky's signature Sweet Grass oil adds a fresh, invigorating fragrance to your shower and it'll keep your hair looking and feeling healthy and beautiful.
This gift set comes from a Native-owned and family-operated body care company in Taos, New Mexico. All their products are made with organically, naturally and locally sourced ingredients, only the best for mom! It comes with a handy tote so mom can toss it in a purse or travel bag. Choose from Sage Pine or Lavender scent.
- 1 Bison Star Tote Bag
- 1 8oz Lotion
- 1 2oz Lotion
- 1 Bison Star Soap Bar
- 2 Stickers
- 2 Seasonal Postcards
This next spa day gift set comes from a Canadian indigenous-owned company, Mother Earth Essentials. They create luxurious bath and beauty products from natural ingredients and traditional recipes.
This four-piece gift pack includes:
• Sweetgrass Aromatherapy Mist – 120 ml / 4.06 oz
• Sweetgrass Handmade Soap Bar – 110 g / 3.88 oz
• Sweetgrass Hand & Body Lotion – 125 ml / 4.2 oz
• Sweetgrass Aromatherapy Candle – 170 g / 6 oz
Check out their website for other scents, including cedar or sage.
Straight from the Navajo Nation comes a soap that smells like fresh cut roses with rose petals infused into it! “My great-grandma Roseanne used to have a beautiful rose bush in her front yard and this soap just reminds me of how those rose bushes use to smell! The rose petals inside the soap bring a beautiful aesthetic to the bar with an amazing lather as well.” Comes in a 3 oz. bar size.
Check out their other scents as well!
Mom will need some nice towels after her spa treatment. Check out this adorable hummingbird print from Coast Salish artist Nicole La Rock. Set includes one bamboo face towel (16″x16″) and one hand towel (16″x28″).
Green Thumb Mom
Does your mom love to garden and spend time outside? Perhaps you can get her this gardening set, also designed by Nicole La Rock.
Hummingbird Garden Gift Sets by Nicole La Rock – $18.40
Made from one-piece aluminum, this garden set includes a hand trowel and fork with the lovely hummingbird design from Nicole La Rock.
Sure, you can buy mom some fresh flowers, but why not get her some flowers that last? Better yet, get her a cute flowerpot to go with it! This plant pot has the same cute hummingbird pattern with enamel coating and stainless-steel rim. Measures 4.5″ w x 4.75″ h.
This one's for the boss in your life. B.Yellowtail's signature elk tooth motif print blankets these mid-rise suit, tailored ankle-fit pants. Pair them with a blazer for a powerhouse vibe, and you'll have the perfect ensemble for the confident, beautiful woman in your life.
The #byellowtailcollective serves as the company's brand initiative to support the entrepreneurial spirit of Native Americans, First Nations, and indigenous creators.
Ginew is the only Native-owned denim brand! They focus on American-made materials, and fuse them with elements of their Native American (Ojibwe, Oneida, and Mohican) heritage to form a contemporary Native style.
Their Crow Wing Jeans are a classic American 5-pocket style with a straight leg fit. They were engineered to be versatile and functional. You'll feel the quality when you put them on, and you'll know you're supporting a one-of-a-kind Native business.
This one's for the mom who's always cold! This throwover is a great accessory to any outfit. Made from chiffon and comes in sizes small to 3XL.
It's almost summer! These waterproof, lightweight flip flops from 49 Dzine are the perfect gift for the mom who loves to relax at the beach, the pool or just on the porch.
49 Dzine is a small Native-owned company that specializes in all-over print products.
Simply gorgeous and made with love! This hand-crafted piece of jewelry is made with wampum from fresh uncooked shell that the artist harvests from the Pawtuxet estuary region of Narragansett Bay.
“The method I use to give my wampum the high mirror like finish which is essentially the same process that was handed to me from my mother and can only be accomplished by hand finishing and not by mass produced tumbling. When tumbled the surface of the shell or stone is imperfect because the aggregate wares it imperfectly causing unevenness on the microscopic level and so the light when reflected is scattered and causes an unsharp finish. The shell I use is uncooked because when the quahog is cooked to open it, it loses its rich color, and creates hairline fractures which weakens it.”
You can always count on high-quality and unique gifts from Beyond Buckskin! This gift set includes their Miigis Shell Bracelet, Shell drop earrings, and large zipper pouch with wristlet. The bracelet features a cowry shell dipped in silver on an adjustable bracelet. The earrings measure 2.5″ long, and the pouch features an original ribbon skirt design by Judy Azure. The large bag measures 12″x8″. Includes jewelry pouch and jewelry box.
Proudly made in traditional Coast Salish territory on Canada’s west coast! These handwoven beaded earrings are made with Japanese delica beads. Finished with raw brass elements. Measures .75” wide, and 4” long.
For the mom that gave her heart to you, show her a little love with these gorgeous heart necklace. Features a Kingman Turquoise stone that is cut by Neeko into a heart shape.
- Sterling Silver
- Kingman Turquoise
- Pendant measures 5/8 of an inch all around
- Chain measures 15 inches and extends up to 18 inches
Face masks have come a long way in the last year.
ACONAV face masks are double layered with 100 percent cotton fabric. Available in four print variations of the Unity design, each of these masks include your choice of adjustable 18” tie straps or elastic ear bands. They also come with a P95 filter to keep you extra safe.
Maximized coverage 8” W X 6”H.
Treats for Mom
This jam is made in small batches to ensure the freshest possible product makes it to your table. And you won't need to worry about what's inside. All you'll find is: blueberries, water, sugar, sugar, citric acid, pectin.
Owned by the Chickasaw Nation! This gift box is loaded with all kinds of tasty treats for mom.
• White Fudge-covered Pretzel Rods
• Chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Cookie
• 4oz White Fudge Corn Twists
• 6oz Artisanal Popcorn
• 7oz Supreme Nut Cluster
• Assorted Meltaways
Star Village Coffee is a Native-owned and family operated coffee roasting company located on the Reno Sparks Indian Colony. Their Ethiopia Gelana Abaya coffee offers notes of rich notes of apricot, peach and almond. It'll wake you up, and nourish your soul.
Not a coffee person?
Sarjesa is a socially focused tea company based in Canada that raises awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. But they don't just raise awareness—20 percent of profits from each box sold are donated to impactful violence prevention programs for women in crises.
Sarjesa's Spiced Chai Blend is the perfect medley of organic black team, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger root to warm you up and put your heart and mind at ease.
Of course, you need something to pour that coffee or tea into, so why not make it a super sweet sip with this adorable 11 oz. cup from NSRGNTS?
To shop any of the items above, just click on the bold link underneath the image. If you're hoping to gift these items on Mother's Day, double check the shipping dates for each vendor.
And if you have any Native-owned business suggestions, please send them to us. We'd love to highlight their work!
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