Back by popular demand! Once again this year I’m bringing you the xmas gift guides with my top ten picks in each category. Here is the male version of the gift guide so you can check out some gift ideas for the men in your life. Also, I’ve revamped my Pinterest boards where I collected all of my ideas before narrowing them down and posting so be sure to follow me on Pinterest to get all the goods!
Translator Unleashed Tee. Virgil Ortiz. $22 USD (Native Made)
I’ve had a close eye on Virgil Ortiz’s advertising and photo shoots all year and I think I’ve succumbed to the Abocrombie approach. I think any guy will look hot in one of these tees and he’ll get bonus points if he’s got long hair … I digress, this tee shirt is designed by Cochiti artist Virgil Ortiz and is a limited edition. Get one.
iPad Mini Pendleton Sleeve. Timberline Ltd. $28 USD
Is your guy more of a tech type? Then he might just love this iPad mini Pendelton cover sleeve. It will look perfectly in place both at the local hipster coffee shop or on the pow wow trail.
Original Landlords Tee. Noble Savage. $30 USD (Native Made)
This newcomer label, Noble Savage, is making some sick shirts that have mass appeal. I can totally see a guy wearing this in a club, on campus, or going for coffee.
Northwest Coast Silk Tie. Donnie Edenshaw. $30 CAD (Native Made)
Does your guy wear a suit each day to work? Maybe he’d like a tie to showcase Indigenous art. This beautiful tie is showcasing the ’Chief of Seas’ design by Haida artist Donnie Edenshaw. These are great stocking stuffers.
I Was Here First Hoodie. Cheef Clothing. $45 USD (Native Made)
These cozy hoodies also come in heather grey and I think they’ll be perfect for the next rally or to stir up some conversation on campus. I know lots of guys wish they had this for the #IdleNoMore protest.
Beaded Bling. Dean Couchie. $70 USD (Native Made)
If your guy likes to rock out some Native bling, then another medallion will always be welcome to add to the mix. Dean Couchie is an Ojibwe beader who’s got some mad talent. His entire Etsy is filled with serious medallions so be sure to check it out!
Bear Cufflinks. Harold Alfred. $99 CAD (Native Made).
Does your guy like to dress up a lot? Or perhaps you want to encourage him to dress up some more … pair a dress shirt with these beautiful cuff links and he will look like the king pin at next years AFN holiday party. Very fitting since the bear is known as the elder kinsman and is always treated as a high ranking guest.
Sterling Silver Westcoast Design Keychain. Justin Rivard. $100 CAD (Native Made)
Are you sensing a theme here? Of course I’m a bit biased because I’m from BC, but I do love me some westcoast design and the artists there are really doing it right. This sleek keychain is pretty sexy and would please the man who loves his Tim Hortons and a Caramel Machiatto equally. The wolf is a symbol of family and communication within most First Nations communities in the Pacific Northwest. Great for the family man.
Beaded Moose Hide iPhone Sleeve. Marilyn Camsell. $140 CAD (Native Made)
For the guy on the more traditional beat, this iPhone sleeve is sure to please. It’s made from moose hide and hand beaded in the Northwest Territories.
Silver Money Clip. Justin Rivard. $210 USD (Native Made)
Perhaps you want to give the gift of prosperity to your man. This sterling silver westcoast design clip can be done in either a bear (shown), eagle, wolf, hummingbird, raven, or salmon. This is simply stunning and sure to impress when he pulls it out every day.