Looking for ideas to get something for your Ahpʉ, Azhé'é or Ate? However you say dad in your language we've got some great ideas to keep you from running out to the store and buying a last minute gift card for dear old Dad.
We want to keep him looking sharp so here's some gifts with style!
This is not your boring, mainstream tie. Check out this beaded buffalo bolo tie from Beyond Buckskin. It's a Lakota-made bolo tie, fully beaded with micro beads in gorgeous hues of tan, brown, white, and fire colors and measures 3.5″ x 3″.
Or how about this Sterling Silver & Crushed Turquoise Stone Belt Buckle from Kitigan? This item ships from Canada.
It's summertime and that means roadtrip! Make sure Dad's eyes are protected with these awesome beaded sunglasses available through Beyond Buckskin. These sunglasses were made by Cree/Metis artist Candace Halcro. They feature reflective lenses and frames that have been hand-beaded using multicolored seed beads in vibrant colors. Ships from Canada.
Wallets get used almost everyday, so you know he needs a new one. Check out this wallet designed by Andy Everson, K'omoks, Kwakwaka'wakw. Nawila Tsula wallet from Salish Style.
Keep Dad from damaging his phone by getting one of these gorgeous wooden cases from Eighth Generation. These were designed by Acoma Pueblo artist Michelle Lowden as a part of Eigth Generation Inspired Natives project. They have both iPhone 5/5s and Galazy S4 cases available.
Is Dad really into music? How about getting him a new pair of headphones, with a little flash? Check out these beaded headphones available at Beyond Buckskin, also designed by Cree/Metis artist Candace Halcro. Item ships from Canada.
Is your Dad constantly on the go? Or is he planning on hitting the Pow Wow trail this summer? Here's some ideas to make his trip a little easier.
You need something to carry all your gear in. How about this Maize Spirit Small Backpack from Pendleton? It's currently on sale too! Comes in various colors.
Keep Dad from running late by getting his this stylish Black Swans watch from Salish Style. Designed by Dylan Thomas, Coast Salish. Also comes in white.
And just because he's on the road doesn't mean he has to smell like it! Here's a great travel care package from Mother Earth Essentials. The Peppermint Sage gift package includes Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Lotion in 4oz/120ml bottles.
Time for Dad to step up his grilling game. Check out these new Buffalo Hot Dogs from Tanka. They're 100% Buffalo, free of hormones, antibiotics, gluten and MSG. No nitrites or nitrates added.
Or maybe salmon is more his style. You can get a set of 3 wooden grilling planks at Williams-Sonoma. Currently on sale! Includes maple, alder and cedar.
I hope this guide was helpful! And if you can't get it in time for Father's Day, there's plenty of other occasions in the year to give gifts. Keep these businesses in mind throughout the year as a lot of them are Native-owned.
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