Holiday Shopping Guide: Native Edition

The holidays are just around the corner, and some of you have probably already started shopping. I’ve compiled a list of Native owned businesses so you can buy something Native made for your special someone. If you have questions on whether it is okay to purchase/wear something as a non-native, feel free to reach out to the business owners or read their FAQ sections on their websites. Happy shopping!

Very informal price range rating system:
$          $1-50
$$        $51-150
$$$      $151 +

 

B. Yellowtail

byellowtail.com / @byellowtail (Crow (Apsaalooke) & Northern Cheyenne (Tsetsehestahese & So’taeo’o) )

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“B.YELLOWTAIL is a Native American owned fashion & accessories brand that specializes in storytelling through wearable art.”

My favorite item: Cheyenne Choker ($140)

Price range: $$- $$$

 

Reclaiming Roots

@reclaiming_roots / (Mnikȟówožu Lakȟóta)

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Handcrafted beadwork, earrings, traditional medicine and ribbon skirts by @lightofauroraa and her mother

My favorite item: Custom Beaded Tear Drop Earrings ($35-55)

Price range: $-$$

 

Only Child Handicrafts

onlychildhandicrafts.com / @onlychildhandicrafts  (Anishinaabe)

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“Fine beadwoven adornments & heirloom pieces made in the Pacific Northwest”

My favorite item: Cream, Nude and Smokey Silk Side Step Fringe Earrings ($125)

Price Range: $$- $$$

 

Red Berry Woman

redberrywoman.com / @red_berry_woman (Hidatsa, Dakota Sioux, and Assiniboine)

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“Red Berry Woman is a fashion line that incorporates Native American traditional garment styles into contemporary couture garments for both Men and Women. She is the first Native American fashion designer to have one of her gowns worn on stage at the Oscars. “

My favorite item: Dakota Flower Wedding Dress ($450)

Price Range: $$$

NTVS

thentvs.com / @ntvsclothing

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“A Native American clothing company started by two Native American guys which specializes in t-shirts, snapbacks, tanks, hoodies, Native American prints, and more.
Occasional collaborations with Native artists like Steven Paul Judd”

My favorite item: Bomber Jacket ($120)

Price Range: $-$$

 

OXDX

oxdxclothing.com / @oxdxclothing (Diné/Navajo)

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Photography by @itshannahduhhhhh

“Owner, designer, and artist Jared Yazzie (Diné – Navajo) has been producing artwork since 2009 to increase awareness of Native issues and to show the beauty of Native culture. “OXDX” is an abbreviation of the word “Overdose”, a word Yazzie uses to describe the state of modern society. Sometimes we need to pull back and remember our culture, tradition, and those who have sacrificed before us.”

My favorite item: OXDX x Trickster Collab Leggings ($80)

Price Range: $-$$

 

Urban Native Era

urbannativeera.com@urbannativeera (Lipan Apache)

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“A collective youth striving to create a vision and voice for 7th generation Native America by reclaiming our traditional knowledge and identity in a rapidly changing world; simultaneously redefining what it means to be indigenous and free. ”

My favorite item: Phenomenally Indigenous T-Shirt ($35)

Price Range: $

 

Beyond Buckskin

beyondbuckskin.com/ @beyondbuckskin  (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)

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“Based out of North Dakota, 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.”

My favorite item: Miigwan Beaded Pendant (Golden)  ($125)

Price Range: $$-$$$

 

Reclaim Your Power

Reclaim Your Power@reclaimyourpower

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My favorite item: Braids, Tobacco, Moccasins & Ribbon Skirts T-shirt ($24)

Price Range: $

 

Native Gorilla

native-gorilla.com@nativegorilla (Lakȟóta)

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“A hand printed clothing company dedicated to supporting non-profits through sports, arts and community service.”

My favorite item: The Native G Sweater Dress ($40)

Price Range: $

 

Native Womens Wilderness

nativewomenswilderness.org@nativewomenswilderness (Diné/Navajo)

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“Native Women’s Wilderness was created to bring Native women together to share our stories, support each other, and learn from one another as we endeavor to explore and celebrate the wilderness and our native lands.” Proceeds from sales go towards 501c3 (non-profit designation).

My favorite item: NWW Enamel Campfire Mug ($17)

Price Range: $

 

Natives Outdoors

natives-outdoors.com@nativesoutdoors (Diné/Navajo)

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“Our products are mission-driven to foster cultural empowerment, not cultural appropriation We work with and celebrate the talents of indigenous designers, photographers, outdoor athletes, and communities through our products for everyone to enjoy.”

My favorite item: Bears Ears is Healing Shirt ($32)

Price Range: $

Eastwoods Outdoors

eastwoodsbrand.com / @eastwoods_outdoors (Shinnecock)

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“Native owned and operated, Eastwoods strives to bring the beautiful art of woodland Native American tribes to the world through strong comfortable gear.”

My favorite item: Bloom Short Sleeve Hoodie ($36)

Price Range: $

 

Manitobah Mukluks

Manitobah.com / @manitobah (Métis)

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An indigenous owned company which uses high-quality materials and talented artisans to create the best mukluks and moccasins in the world.

My favorite item: Waterproof Snowy Owl Grain Mukluk (Tobacco) ($299)

Price Range: $$-$$$

 

Cheekbone Beauty

cheekbonebeauty.ca / @cheekbonebeauty (Anishinaabe)

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Canadian made cosmetics with 10% of profits going towards First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada

My favorite item: Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick (Cindy) ($29)

Price Range: $

 

Quw’utsun’ Made

quwutsunmade.com/ @quwutsunmade (Quw’utsun’/Cowichan)

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“Combining Ancestral Knowledge & Northwest Native Plant Extracts. Connecting our Modern Life with the Natural World.”

My favorite item: 4 oz. Room and Linen Spray ($25)

Price Range: $-$$

 

Indigenous Cosmetics

indigecos.com/ @indigenous_cosmetics (Sicangu Lakota/Chippewa Cree)

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“Sicangu Lakota/Chippewa Cree company that customizes and hand blends our cosmetics to complement our richer indigenous skin tones.”

My favorite item: Fall Into Beauty Lip Gloss Duo in Autumn Harvest ($30)

Price Range: $

 

Tania Larsson

tanialarsson.com@tania.larsson (Gwich’in)

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“Tania combines her traditional skills and contemporary art education to create jewellery. The collections are inspired by her cultures and serve as a medium to bring pride to indigenous people and imbue all people with knowledge.”

My favorite item: Long Caribou Hide Earrings ($85 CAD)

Pricing: $$-$$$

 

Eighth Generation

eighthgeneration.com@eighth_generation (Nooksack)

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A Native-owned, arts centric company offering blankets and other contemporary gifts.

My favorite item: The Return Wool Blanket ($208)

Price Range: $$-$$$

 

Indigo Arrows

indigoarrows.ca / @indigo_arrows (Anishinaabe)

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“For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples in Manitoba, including my Anishinaabe ancestors, created beautiful patterns to adorn their pottery collections and host of bone tools. Most of the surviving pieces are held by museums now, but I think the world needs more than exhibition- we need these patterns in our homes provoking thought; we need them bridging gaps; and, we need them inspiring our loved ones. The Indigo Arrows line picks up where my ancestors left off.”

My favorite item: Ishkoday Pillow (Natural/Black)  ($89)

Price Range: $$-$$$

 

Maka Earth Terra Designs

makaearthterra.com@makaearthterradesigns2 (Lakota)

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“Terra has plans to expand her love for beading to become a full time artist.   She has a goal of preserving the historic designs and elements by incorporating them in contemporary pieces.  Her items are 100% Lakota made by her hands only. ”

My favorite item: Parfleche Winyan ($30)

Price Range: $-$$

 

Sweetgrass Leather

sweetgrassleather.com@sweetgrassleather (Mescalero Apache)

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Handmade buckskin fringe purses and blanket bags.

My favorite item: Trading Post Bag  ($230)

Price Range: $$$

 

Apache Hat Co.

@apachehatco (Apache)

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Hand crafted hats from the San Carlos Apache Reservation. DM for custom order.

Gunville Designs

@gunvilledesigns  (Lakȟóta)

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DM for pricing.

 

Alexander Piechowski-Begay (Ashkii ligaii)

@Alex_pi3 (Diné/Navajo)

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Navajo artist specializing in silversmithing and pottery.  DM for custom order.

 

THJ Navajo Jewelry

thjnavajojewelry.com@thjnavajojewelry (Diné/Navajo)

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DM for custom order.

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