June 8th, 2019 Last Updated on: June 14th, 2021
Father's Day 2021 is just around the corner. And even though you may have slacked a little on gift ideas for pops this year — fear not. There's still time.
If you need some quick inspiration on how to show your sincere gratitude for your dad or any other father figure in your life, we've rounded up a medley of gift ideas that's sure to have something for everyone — yes, even your old man, who's really hard to shop for. We've got you covered.
2021 Native American Father's Day Gift Guide
West Fork “Red” Jean — Ginew ($235)
Give dad some style points. The Ginew Red Jean American 5-pocket jean is made of Japanese selvage denim from the Nihon Menpu Mill. This regular rise, tapered-leg fit is equal parts classic and fresh and it's a welcome addition to any man's wardrobe.
Force of Nature Winter Night Flip-Flops — 49DZine ($19.98)
Just in time for summer, these lightweight, durable flip-flops are essential for a day at the pool or the beach.
- Comfortable and Anti-slip.
Our “All My Relations” design is a perennial favorite, featuring over 30 tribe names incorporated into the Thunderbird pattern. Even if your dad doesn't wear tees, you can get the same design on a crew-neck sweater, hoodie or just a sticker.
- Sizes up to 5XL and 4XT.
- Available in 3 colors
If Dad is all business, he'll appreciate everything about this tie.
Designed by Ojibwe/Cree/Metis artist Tessa Sayers, this poly-satin tie features an original woodlands beadwork pattern that'll help you stand out without being showy.
- Sizing: 3.5″ x 56″
Give the fashion-forward father figure in your life a hat he'll actually wear this Father's Day. The NTVS have created their own version of the classic Polo hat, available in a variety of colors with your choice of Flex, Snap or Strap buckle (dad hat).
- Ships out in about 3–5 business days.
Spirit Wolf Embossed Wallet — Paul Windsor ($36.99)
Though you could argue physical wallets have become somewhat “old school” with the emergence of the smart wallet, good design is just hard to pass up. This vegan leather wallet has a lovely embossed image from Haisla, Heiltsuk artist, Paul Windsor.
- Measures 4.25″ x 3.75″ and comes ready to gift in a black box.
Chubasco ORIGINAL Hot Sauce, 5 oz. — Native Seeds SEARCH ($6.50)
If your husband or father can't get enough “Hot Ones,” and you'd like to give him his own hot sauce challenge, this is a good place to start. This Chubasco ORIGINAL Hot Sauce from Native Seeds SEARCH blends fire-roasted habaneros and yellow chiles with zesty cilantro and cayenne pepper for a dynamite addition to any dish in need of a kick. Better yet, the proceeds of your purchase benefit a nonprofit working to conserve and promote the arid-adapted crop diversity of the Southwest in support of sustainable farming and food security.
The Smoke Signals Dark Roast Arabica Coffee, 16 oz. — Thunder Island Roasters ($12.60)
Want to support an outstanding Native American roaster? The Smoke Signals Dark Roast Arabica Coffee from Thunder Island Roasters will help the man in your life start the morning off with boldness, but no bitterness to match. Plus, these USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified beans will make your grinder happy and your whole house smell wonderful. In fact, pour yourself a cup before he's awake (whole bean and ground coffee available).
Wild Plum Syrup, 8 oz — Red Lake Nation Foods ($6.99)
Want to level up your pancake game? This small-batch wild plum syrup from Red Lake Nation Foods might be just what you need. Wild plums grow scattered along the Red Lake Reservation roadsides and have become a popular choice for jelly and syrup makers. The best part? The only ingredients are wild plum juice, sugar citric acid, pectin. That's all—nothing more.
Treat all of the hard-working dads out there with this soothing gift basket. The healing properties of this salve and cream come from a proprietary blend of Navajo herb's hand gathered from the wilds of Arizona. When rubbed into the skin, the plant's natural heating qualities penetrate, providing relief for Arthritis pain or just tight muscles.
Contains a .75oz. and 3oz tin of Sore Joint Rub as well as the 2oz. jar of Sore Joint Cream
Keep dad looking sharp and clean! ArXotica’s Mammoth Tooth Extract-infused Shave Cream is strong enough to curb stubborn facial hair and fortified with Quyung-lii Anti-Aging Skin Serum, so it's nourishing too. Whether dad has 5 o'clock shadow, or just needs a weekly touch-up, consider this toiletry essential.
- 4 oz. jar.
Show dad there’s nobody else quite like him.
Save $40 on the Ancestry DNA kit for dad before Father's Day!
No other DNA test delivers such a unique, interactive experience. But remember: while you can find out if you are partially Native American through their services, they cannot currently provide your specific tribal affiliation.
Here's something for all the handy fathers out there. This slim, supercompact stainless steel pocketknife from the Victorinox Swiss Army’s Classic Collection bears an exclusive Pendleton pattern. It also includes seven functions: blade, nail file with screwdriver, scissors, key ring, tweezers, and toothpick.
- 3½”L x ½”W
Protect dad's phone in style with this stunning phone case designed by Louie Gong (Nooksack). The featured eagle design merges Coast Salish-influenced art with an Americana tattoo style. This piece was made in Seattle with two vibrant abalone inlays on stunning maple wood.
The case includes a matte black plastic bumper that snaps perfectly into place, offering an added layer of protection for your device. The inside of each special edition case is signed by Louie Gong.
We hope this guide has been helpful! If you can’t get any of these items shipped in time for Father’s Day, there are plenty of other reasons to give a gift. Also, try and keep these businesses in mind throughout the year as many of them are Native-owned. Just click on the bold links below each photo to be taken to the website to purchase.
Happy Father’s Day!
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