Welcome to the 2022 IndigiNews Holiday Gift Guide! This specially-curated guide features Indigenous businesses and creators, making it easy for you to find the perfect gift for your loved ones while supporting Indigenous businesses at the same time. The businesses featured here were hand-selected by members of our team. This is a partially-sponsored post.
HAIDA BEAR HOODIE (TOTEM DESIGN HOUSE)
This super comfy pull-over hoodie will keep you warm while looking cool. The Haida Bear Design by Jesse Brillon is printed with a distressed vintage look by Kwigwatsi Studio in K’omoks territories on Vancouver Island.
Totem Design House designs and produces a wide array of Northwest Coast art products perfect for gifts. Products are available at their Gallery & Boutique or online. Their selection of fine art, apparel, jewelry, home décor and wellness products is all authentically Indigenous made.
Price: $75 CAD at Totem Design House
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HOLIDAY GIFT SET (BEAM PAINTS)
Fresh made from the Beam Paints shop for the holidays are limited edition ethical mica sparkle paints in beautiful shades: Wild Salmon, Rainforest, Tinsel Silver and Dreamers Gold.
Brighten your cards and notes and stay tuned to Beam Paints Instagram for lots of cute holiday note card ideas!
Available as a set of four colours in either a waxed teal wrapper pack or a pine and beeswax palette.
Price: $45 CAD at Beam Paints
K’IY BODY OIL (BEAR ESSENTIAL OILS)
Formulated to deeply nourish and restore the skin, this body and bath oil is a blend of highly-concentrated cedarwood and birch essential oils. Creating a moisture reservoir to keep skin soft, supple and radiant. Gentle and soothing for all skin types.
Bear Essential Oils is an Indigenous wellness brand that honors cultural knowledge, community spirit, and self-care. They pride themselves in offering 100 per cent pure, organic, ethically sourced and wildcrafted essential oils. They offer more than 50 essential oils along with bath and body oils. Shop online to add wellness into your home. Curated workshops, bulk gifting and wholesale available.
Price: $30 CAD at Bear Essential Oils
BALANCE SUN EARRINGS (COPPER CANOE WOMAN)
A sun inspired by the dual sun and moon energy. Earrings are 2″ in length and 1.4″ diameter across. Featuring 10k rose gold plate hooks and jump rings, acrylic rose gold mirrors.
Vina Brown, owner and operator of Copper Canoe Woman, creates modern, on-trend, Indigenous jewelry that’s infused with elements of coastal Indigenous culture and identity. Vina Brown’s ancestral Haíłzaqvḷa name is ƛ̓áqva gḷ́w̓aqs, which roughly translates to Copper Canoe Woman.
Price: $54 CAD at Copper Canoe Woman
FULL COLLECTION OF SCRUNCHIES (KOKUM SCRUNCHIES)
Mya Beaudry is a talented 11-year-old Algonquin girl from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. Since starting Kokom Scrunchies in the fall of 2019, Mya has always ensured that all Kokom Scrunchies are handmade with love in Canada. Mya named each of the original Kokom Scrunchies after Indigenous role models in her life.
Full collection: includes all 10 colours (red, burgundy, orange, green, pink, light blue, white, royal blue, black, purple)
Price: $80 CAD at Kokum Scrunchies
GIFT BUNDLE (SISTERS SAGE)
This gift bundle includes some of Sisters Sage’s best selling products:
- sage bath bomb
- smokeless smudge spray
- cedar soap bar
- optional: gift bag, branded tissue, business card
Sisters Sage is committed to producing beautiful, Indigenous inspired products that not only highlight their rich culture, but also promote environmental sustainability, and inspire future female and youth entrepreneurs.
Price: $42 CAD at Sisters Sage
NOURISHING OIL SAMPLER SET (SḴWÁLEN BOTANICALS)
Featuring botanicals of rosehip, cranberry, and hand-harvested nettle and devil’s club, this trio enables you to experience a luxe assortment of plant-based beauty offerings. Try the Kalkáy Wild Rose Facial Oil, Tewin’xw Cranberry Rose Facial Serum, and Shkwen Rainforest Bath & Body Oil in beautiful mini vessels with dropper tops. The Sampler Set is nestled in a luxurious gift box with gold-foil lettering. A perfect gift for the season!
Sḵwálwen is a luxury Indigenous brand creating botanical skin care products. Honouring traditional Skwxwú7mesh plant knowledge, they incorporate sustainably harvested and sourced plants and organic, high quality ingredients. Each product has a Skwxwú7mesh name to honour the place where this plant knowledge comes from.
Price: $60 CAD at Sḵwálen Botanicals
EVERYDAY BLANKET (WEST COAST WILDFLOWERS)
These eco-friendly blankets are made from sustainable fabric woven in Italy. It’s perfect for family picnics, camping, or getting cozy around the campfire — it is made large enough for a queen size bed or can be used as a throw blanket.
West Coast Wildflowers is an Indigenous owned and operated lifestyle boutique specializing in Indigenous apparel, jewelry, apothecary, home decor, food and more. The business operates on the unceded traditional territory of the Ligwilda’wa people; the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and the Kwiakah First Nations in Campbell River. West Coast Wildflowers is a fusion of Canadian businesses that focus on sustainability and ethical business practices while showcasing authentic Indigenous businesses in a competitive retail space.
Price: $189 CAD at West Coast Wildflowers
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