May 3rd, 2017 Last Updated on: November 28th, 2018
Spring is finally here and that means the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming.
And oh yea, Mother's Day is just around the corner on Sunday May 14th. Have you thought about what you'll be getting the special lady in your life? 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.
Every mom deserves a little pow wow bling in their life. Check out these stunning earrings handmade by Navajo designer Andrea Preston. Earrings measure at 1.5-inches with 14k gold hooks, backed with light suede buckskin.
Forget diamonds, give me turquoise! Handcrafted, this sterling silver bracelet features geometric blue turquoise in a channel inlay, a classic technique seen in Zuni Pueblo jewelry. I'd never want to take this stunning bracelet off!
Looking for something practical and cute to gift mom? Check out this Machi Nitawige mini purse! It's the perfect size to carry essentials, but won't weigh mom down. The bag measures 11″ wide by 8″ high with a braided cord strap and a zipper closure featuring a moose hide zipper pull. Nishiin Designs is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, located in Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba, Canada.
With a new purse she's going to need something cute and practical to fill it up! How about these natural lip balms from Alaskan company ArXotica? Triplets Michelle, Cika and Amy of the Qissunamiut Tribe of Southwest Alaska started the company using traditional, hand-harvested ingredients. Flavor choices include Blueberry, Crowberry, Ayuq (Labrador Tea), Willow, Cotton Grass, Chamomile, Alpine Azalea, Tundra Moss, Salmonberry, Arctic Sage, Fireweed, Rhubarb, Arctic Cranberry and Spiced Cranberry. Each lip balm is made with TLC, Tundra Loving Care.
If she liked the first edition of Pow Wow Coloring Book, she'll love Volume II out now! Coloring has been known to relax and reduce stress. And what better way to enjoy this activity than with Native-themed designs you might see in blankets, beadwork, patchwork, and ribbon work!
If you're going to color, you need something to color with! How about this lovely set of 12 double sided pencils, with 24 colors! Each pencil is made from cedar wood grown in sustainably managed forests. A gorgeous eagle design from Haida artist T.J. Sgwaayaans Young is featured on each pencil.
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If you have a coffee drinking mom, then this coffee mug is a must buy! Show mom how she makes you feel by getting her this lovely message, “Here's to Strong Native Women”. This ceramic coffee mug holds 11 oz and is both dishwasher and microwave safe. Product made with love from the Navajo Reservation!
And mom is going to need a little something to fill up her cup. How about this great coffee from Thunder Island Coffee Roasters: a Native American owned and operated coffee roasting facility located on the edge of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton New York.
Choose from one of these fab flavors!
Rockaway Roast- Medium Roast.
Setauket Bleu- French Roast.
Smoke Signals- Dark French Roast.
Montauk Blend- Medium French Roasts blend.
Canarsie Blend- Medium/Dark French blend.
Shinnecock Hills- Decaf, French Roast.
What lady doesn't love flowers? Doubly so if they're made out of chocolate! Bedré Fine Chocolate is owned by the Chickasaw Nation so feel good you're supporting a Native-owned business!
Make sure mom is cozy for her breakfast in bed with this new throw. This pattern is title “New Life”, so maybe the perfect gift for a new mom? This beautiful blanket is designed by Michele Reyes (Diné) and is made from 100% cotton.
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.
And if you know of a Native-owned business we should feature in our gift guide, let us know!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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