Mother's Day is quickly coming up, Sunday May 8th!. Have you gotten the mom in your life a gift yet? Whether she's your partner in this crazy thing called parenthood, your mother, your grandma or another mother-figure, make sure these ladies don't go unrecognized! I've picked out a few thoughtful gifts that just might put a smile on their faces.
Nothing symbolizes your love for mom more than hearts! These earrings were designed and created by Lakota artist Marion Red Cloud and feature hearts made with porcupine quills. Also, Tecíhila means I love you in the Lakota language. Perfect!
One thing I always hear new moms get nostalgic for? – “Just once I'd like to finish my cup of coffee before it gets cold!” So why not treat the new mom in your life to a hot cup of coffee while you watch the kids? Let her kick up her feet and enjoy the morning! Plus she can snack on some silky smooth chocolate from Bedre fine chocolatiers of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma. Double-win!
Another request from moms everywhere? They just want a relaxing shower or bath without the kids screaming or knocking on the door. Treat her to a mini-spa day with this collection of Peppermint Sage Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash & Lotion. As a special gift with purchase, this gift set includes Wildrose & Cranberry Mineral Bath Salts. And you, take the kids to the playground!
After a nice relaxing shower or bath, mom might want to curl up on the couch and enjoy some quiet time. Treat her to this gorgeous blanket designed by Inspired Natives Project collaborator Michelle Lowden (Acoma Pueblo). Blanket is 100% Cotton and measures 60″ X 50″.
Bonus? You can snuggle up with the kids under the blanket. If you act now you can get FREE SHIPPING (Domestic UPS Ground) on everything until Mother's Day (May 2016)! Use the discount code “MOTHER” at checkout.
These gorgeous medicine bags were designed by Yellowknives Dene First Nations artist Nathalie Waldman. This bag was designed after the traditional Native American medicine bags that carry natural plants that hold medicinal power. This bag features beadwork in pink hues and small concho button. Soft to the touch, the golden deer hide bag is also embellished with flowing fringes and tin tinklers. Wear as a necklace, or carry as a pouch. Ts’ékwi is the Dene word for woman!
Jamie Okuma is a gifted designer who has won five Best in Show awards: two from the Heard Museum and three from the Santa Fe Indian Market. The special lady in your life would be ecstatic to wear something beautiful from Okuma. This beautiful scarf is digitally printed and features images of mature golden eagle feathers and beadwork using antique glass seed beads accented by brass tacks. The scarf measures 72″ x 18″ and is a silk/cotton blend.
Show mom that you think she's a superhero by gifting her this empowering tank top. You know she's got this! Made in Canada, this fashionable bamboo tank has generously cut arm openings and a slim racerback. Made from 70% Rayon from Bamboo and 30% Organic Cotton. Choose from Retro, White or Black.
Is your mom a fit mom? Her workout warddrobe doesn't have to be boring or basic any longer when you pick up workout gear from Edzerza Apparel. Check out these gorgeous sports bras that feature a Silkscreen Chilkat Design. Mom will keep cool and supported with these cotton racer back bras. Colors available include, dark grey, navy or lilac.
Edzerza apparel also features matching leggings, so make sure you check out their website and see what's in stock!
Show mom that she lights up your life with this gorgeous sunface bracelet. Handcrafted by Native American artists of the Southwest, this beautifully crafted link bracelet features sterling silver and gemstones of blue turquoise, red coral, mother of pearl and black jet. The sterling silver and gemstone stations are connected with handcrafted sterling silver chain links, and the lobster claw closure can be clasped through any of these to accommodate your wrist size.
This book is considered a classic and would be enjoyed by any woman of any age. Since its first publication in 1981 it has sold over 200,000 copies. In this newer edition, many pieces cut from the original as well as fresh material are added by the author. Anne Cameron has created a timeless retelling of northwest coast Native myths that together create a sublime image of the social and spiritual power of woman. Cameron weaves together the lives of legendary and imaginary characters, creating a work of fiction with an intensity of style matched by the power of its subject.
The book can be found at many retailers online, but this one comes from The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre online gift shop.
I hope you have found something unique, interesting and fun from this gift guide! 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!
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