Native American Father’s Day Gift Guide

Native American Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day 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.

Native American Father's Day Gift Guide

Eighth Generation Pen Set

Your writing is sure to be inspired when you use our Inspired Pen Set! Featuring five pens—one design by each of our Inspired Natives® Artists—this stunning set will take pride of place on your desk. Separated, these pens make great individual gifts for your office besties or stocking stuffers for your favorite family members.  

Packaged in a sleek black box, your Inspired Pen Set includes:

  • Coast Salish Pattern by Louie Gong (Nooksack)
  • Wild Plums by Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe/Ojibwe)
  • Pathway Home by Michelle Lowden (Acoma Pueblo) 
  • Bear Claws by John Isaiah Pepion (Piikani/Blackfeet)
  • Tribute by Jared Yazzie (Diné/Navajo) 

Each black ink, rollerball pen has gold metallic accents and a matching cap. 


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.

Native Dad Shirt

Show your dad some love with this Native American word art shirt!
The shirt features 30 American Indian words for dad.
  • Sizes up to 5XL and 4XT.
  • Available in 7 colors

 

Azure Water Necktime — Beyond Buckskin ($40.00)

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″

 

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.


Sore Joint Gift Box — Medicine of the People ($65)

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


Teakwood Mammoth Shave Cream — ArXotica ($45.00)

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.

AncestryDNA ($59)

Show dad there’s nobody else quite like him.

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.

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AncestryDNA Genetic Test Kit: Personalized Genetic Results, DNA Ethnicity Test, Origins & Ethnicities, Complete DNA Test
  • TOP-SELLING CONSUMER DNA TEST: From your origins in over 2,600 global regions to the most connections to living relatives, no other DNA test kit delivers an experience as unique and interactive as AncestryDNA
  • A FEW SIMPLE STEPS: Simply activate your DNA kit online and return your saliva sample in the prepaid package to our state-of-the-art lab. Your results will be available online in roughly six to eight weeks
  • ETHNICITY ESTIMATES AND INHERITANCE: AncestryDNA provides a more precise ethnicity estimate with greater geographic detail. Our innovative SideView technology takes your results even further by showing your ethnicities and matches by parental side. *Some DNA features may require an Ancestry subscription
  • BUILD YOUR FAMILY TREE: Combine what you learn from your DNA results with an Ancestry subscription and gain access to millions of family trees and the world's largest collection of online family history records. *Access to record collections varies depending on subscription level
  • PROTECTING PRIVACY: We employ industry-standard security measures in every stage of our process. Using data encryption, secure databases, and easy-to-use controls, we protect your data and give you control over it

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″.

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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.

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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.

BeadedHeadphones


Traveling Dad
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.

Pendleton Mini Backpack, Opal Springs, Small
  • 8" x 3.5" x 10"
  • Spot Clean
  • Random horizontal pattern placement

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Pendleton Notebook Collection
  • SET OF 3 NOTEBOOKS –The Pendleton Notebook Collection from Chronicle Books is a gorgeous trio of notebooks from the notable designer. Bundled together like a stack of Pendleton blankets, this set of three notebooks is rich with texture and tradition.
  • GORGEOUS DESIGNS – Each center-stitched notebook features heritage Pendleton patterns on the cover with lined, uncoated paper within. They will bring a burst of color and timeless style to any desk or tote.
  • PORTABLE – Measuring 6” x 8.5” each, these journal notebooks are just the right size to toss into a purse, backpack or briefcase so you can always have the perfect place to record all of your thoughts, ideas, doodles, lists, and more.
  • MAKES AN EXCELLENT GIFT – This gorgeously designed blank notebook set makes an inspired gift for any writer, journal keeper, or notetaker.
  • CHRONICLE BOOKS – From acclaimed works of art and design, stationery, and journals to award-winning children's titles, bestselling cookbooks, and eclectic pop culture, we create products that are instantly recognizable for spirit and creativity.

Pendleton Men's Merino Jacquard Park Crew Socks
  • Our new wool park socks celebrate 100 years of national parks
  • Exclusive Pendleton jacquard designs combined with national park stripes
  • Our designers have added just the right amount of Spandex to prevent slippage and ensure a consistent fit throughout the day
  • Deep, Welted top helps hold sock in place and reduces Pinch lines
  • Fully cushioned sole for comfort and fit Fabric:89% merino Wool/9% Polyester/2% Spandex

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.

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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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Last Updated on May 21, 2024 by Paul G

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.


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