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Shop Native Gift List 2021

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Wanting to support Native owned businesses and artists? Look no further! We've got something for everyone on your list.


Christmas is quickly approaching and if you're anything like me you may still be in need of gift ideas for the people on your list. We've compiled a variety of gifts that are sure to make everyone happy. The best thing is they're all from Indigenous artists or businesses so you can feel good about who you're supporting!


Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories


Urban Native Era

A streetwear brand known for their "You Are on Native Land" design. They are committed to sustainable practices and quality clothing. Shop for headwear, tees, and more.


The NTVS

Streetwear brand created by Steven Paul Judd and . Their hallmark is their knack for taking pop culture and making it Native. Shop tees, hats, stickers, and more.

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Jamie Gentry Designs

Beautiful handcrafted moccasins as unique as the person who orders them. Jamie waits to cut the hides until she knows who they are meant for so she can put the right intentions for that person into their moccasins. Customs do fill quickly so make sure you're staying up to date by following along via social media.


Thunder Voice Hat Co.

ThunderVoice Hat Co. carries on the lineage of Native Fashion that emerged from a collaboration of cultures. The Iconic Navajo Brim hat has spanned through the ages, as reminder of generations past. Each hat is vintage hand-sourced, steamed and shaped, creatively visioned, and lovingly made. Each hat holds stories, purpose, and the hope that you wear it with pride and meaning. They also carry scarves, moccasins, shirts, and stickers.


The Rez Life Clothing

A company founded on the concept that laughter is medicine. These creators want everyone to feel real deadly and proud in their clothes. They make clothing for Indigenous peoples and allies alike with a goal to bring unity and understanding. Take a look at their clothes, accessories, and home goods.


She Native Goods leather and apparel -

Medicine Bags are traditionally used by Indigenous peoples to hold sacred spiritual objects, usually worn around the neck to keep close the wearer's heart.

What do you put in a medicine bag? You can put any object that has a special or spiritual personal meaning, such as lavender, cedar, sweetgrass, crystals, and rocks.


War Medicine clothing

Clothing company founded by Derek No-Sun Brown an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe of Fort Hall, Idaho. They offer a selection of clothes, prints, posters, patches, and more.


Beauty


Cheekbone Beauty

Cheekbone Beauty is known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products including our signature SUSTAIN line of lipsticks and eye pencils, our Warrior Women liquid lipsticks, and a variety of other cosmetics all designed for low environmental impact and maximum wearability. Cheekbone’s aim is to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth through donations addressing the educational funding gap, and to create a space in the beauty industry where Indigenous youth feel represented and seen.


Blended Girl Cosmetics

Blended Girl Cosmetics started as"Shí-Fawn Cosmetics" in January 2019 selling beauty boxes. From those beauty boxes Blended Girl Cosmetics was born! Shi-Fawn's goal is to widen Indigenous representation in the field of cosmetics while giving back to her community.


Prados Beauty

Founded by Cece Meadows, this beauty company aims to be a pillar in its community and pave the way for other boys and girls to become something they never thought they could. Prado's aims to instill pride in heritage, land, and community while offering a product line with unbelievable quality and beautiful artwork.


Skwalwen Botanicals

An Indigenous skincare brand that honors cultural knowledge, Indigenous plant science and self care. Founded by ethnobotanist Leigh Joseph of Squamish First Nation, Sḵwálwen (skwall - win) provides gentle and effective skincare products that draw from the ceremonial aspects of plants. Incorporating sustainably harvested and sourced botanicals, Sḵwálwen unites ancestral traditions with modern beauty rituals, empowering people to connect to themselves and the natural world.


Sisters Sage Soaps

An Indigenous brand that hand-crafts wellness and self-care products inspired by culture and traditions. Traditional indigenous ingredients are used to create modern self-care and wellness products. They make cold processed soaps, medicinal salves, bath bombs, and sprays. Winners of the BC Achievement Award, Indigenous Business of the Year, and Small Business BC Best Community Impact 2021.


Quw'utsun' Made

Inspired by the land & her elders, Arianna created a product line to support the needs of her community. Starting with a small batch of candles, Arianna & her respected siiem travelled to local pow wows, maker's markets, and Canoe Journey, to share her vision of her medicine based product line. Through her travels, Arianna had the chance to connect with elders, teachers, and youth from all over Turtle Island including Lenape (NYC), Dinetah (Arizona), Pueblo (New Mexico), and of course the Coast Salish Nation. With the guidance of the Coast Salish Nation, Arianna was able to develop what is now known as Quw'utsun' Made.


Jewelry

Kivliq Jewelry and clothing

Britt’Nee Kivliqtaruq Brower is a strong proponent of Iñupiat values and their relevance in our modern age. She advocates the revitalization of the language, art, story telling, and tattoo traditions of her Iñupiat people and brings this passion to her artwork. Her work incorporates traditional Qupak motifs and adds a modern twist to honor traditional elements of her Iñupiat culture.


Wild North Homestead

Jaz is an artist based out of Saskatoon. Her beadwork is intricate and fun, using a lot of inlays for added personality. She is no longer taking customs but is constantly working on her latest collection. Follow along with her work via her instagram, current offerings are also available on her website.


Food/Cooking


Birchbark Coffee Co

Birchbark Coffee offers organic, Fair Trade coffee that is SPP (The acronym of the Spanish name, Simbolo de Pequeños Productores) certified and that is grown and produced by farmers that are Indigenous descendants. Every bag of coffee you purchase helps support SPP and by encouraging people to read the Birch Bark Web site it helps spread the word and make this world a better place.

Seka Hills

In the Patwin language, ‘Séka’ means ‘blue,’ and the name Séka Hills honors the blue hills that overlook their homeland in Northern California’s Capay Valley. Séka Hills offers a wide variety of products including but not limited to olive oil, nuts, vinegar, and honey. They also have tasting rooms and rent event space.


Twisted Cedar Native American Wine

This wine company is owned by the Cedar Band of Paiutes out of Utah and all profits benefit the tribe. they are deeply committed to sustainable farming and are Lodi Rules certified. Wine can be purchased online, as long as you are of legal drinking age, and is shipped throughout the United States.


Passamaquoddy Maple

Passamaquoddy Maple is 100% tribally owned. This company supports the Passamaquoddy people through sustaining tribal lands and providing jobs. Harvesting maple is something that comes from the ancestral roots of the Pasamaquoddy people. Shop their website for 100% organic syrup, candy, and sugar. They even have gift sets perfect for the holidays!


Art


Aly McKnight

Aly is inspired by her own experiences, family, friends, legends, the land, animals, and Indigenous community. Aly believes that art has a way of connecting people, illuminating our stories, and inspiring change in the world that no other form of communication can. She has a variety of prints available for purchase and also takes custom commissions.


Mahota Textiles

Mahota Textiles is the first textile company envisioned and owned by a North American tribe. The company’s founder, Margaret Roach Wheeler, honors the legacy of creative Chickasaw women: Mahota, Nancy Mahota, grandmother Juel and mother Rubey. The legacy of Mahota Textiles today is innovation, creating artful, quality products of Southeast tribal designs that are first, and always, beautiful. Every Mahota textile designed is created in Oklahoma by Chickasaw tribal artists and woven from natural materials in the USA.


Chad Yellowjohn artwork and stickers

Chad attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and earned his Associates in Cinematic Arts, along with a Minor in Studio Arts. He has plans and goals to travel and show the world his art, tell his story, and spread inspiration and awareness of the issues Indigenous people face today. Along with the offerings on his site he also takes custom commissions when able.


Emily Kewageshig Art

Emily is an Anishinaabe artist. She captures interconnection of life forms using acrylic paint, sometimes also working with oil paint, watercolour paint and other culturally significant materials gathered from the land. Her work consists of bold lines, bright colours, and symbolism which is inspired by traditional Ojibwe Woodland artists and Indigenous world view.


Collectives


Eighth Generation

The first Native-owned company in the US to produce Native-designed wool blankets, and one of the fastest-growing Native businesses in the US and Canada. They recently reclaimed production for Native wool textiles with their line of Gold Label blankets and scarves, which are made in their studio in Seattle. Their line has expanded to include wool and cotton blankets, apparel, accessories, fine jewelry, enamel pins, handcrafted soaps, socks, home goods, and more. All products are Native designed, and each sale directly benefits the artists.


Beyond Buckskin Boutique

Beyond Buckskin launched in 2009 by Jessica R. Metcalfe as a way to showcase and promote our continent's first artists and original designers. Beyond Buckskin is dedicated to advancing creative small businesses located throughout rural and urban communities by providing an online store where customers can connect with Native American fashion designers and jewelry artists.



*All images used with permission and provided by the listed companies*

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