Eighth Generation's Guide to Buying Native This Holiday Season

November 15, 2018

At Eighth Generation, we've witnessed firsthand the power of supporting Inspired Natives, not "Native-inspired". Support Inspired Natives this holiday season and check out our guide to awesome gifts from Native-owned companies in the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

Pacific Northwest

Our pick of holiday gifting items from Native-owned companies based in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia!

"The Tzinquaw" Eau de Perfume by Quw'utsun' Made - $60

Quw'utsun' Made combines ancestral knowledge and Northwest Native plant extracts to create high quality natural products. This unisex fragrance is inspired by the story of how Tzinquaw (Thunderbird) became a protector of the Quw'utsun' people, and features notes of Bay Leaf, Fir Needle, Cedarwood and Bergamot, with a warm Tobacco base.

Salmon Egg Cedar Gift Box by Native Works - $165

This beautiful cedar box features hand painted Coast Salish salmon egg motifs, and includes a "Home" Bracelet and a pair of the "Chief Seattle Club" Earrings. All jewelry is made by a local apprentice, and 100% of all Native Works proceeds go towards Chief Seattle Club's work to provide meals, mental healthcare, housing referrals, and more to Seattle's urban Native population.

Stone Dining Set by Natasha Alphonse - $120

This elegant dining set is wheel-thrown and hand-glazed by Seattle-based potter, Natasha Alphonse (Denesuline). The variations in thickness and texture of the matte white glaze makes for a look reminiscent of a beautiful natural stone with subtle pastel hues.

"Stronger Together" Enamel Pin by Eighth Generation - $10

Carry a message of solidarity with you wherever you go with this bold enamel pin! Our new pins are the perfect size for stocking stuffers, and feature vibrant colors with eye catching gold accents.

In the Seattle area and looking for opportunities to do some holiday shopping while supporting Native artists and organizations? Check out these events!

2018 NW Holiday Gift Fair - Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center

Photo courtesy of West Seattle Blog.

Celebrate one of the original peoples of the Seattle area by supporting the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center! The center puts on a yearly gift fair featuring more than 25 artist and local vendors. This year, the fair will take place from November 23rd-25th and December 14th-16th. You can also visit the Duwamish Longhouse gallery and gift shop, which features Salish art from local Native artists, books, educational materials, and jewelry all year round!

Holiday Native Art Fair - Evergreen State College Longhouse

Our friends at the Evergreen State College Longhouse put on an annual art fair featuring Native artists and local vendors that's always worth checking out! This year, the fair will take place from December 7th-8th. More information available here!

Nation Wide

Our selection of gift ideas from Native-owned companies all across Indian Country!

"Native Americans Discovered Columbus" Tee by OXDX - $30

This iconic OXDX tee is the perfect example of designer Jared Yazzie's signature combination of a bold, graphic style with messages of Native empowerment. Check out Eighth Generation's recent collaboration with OXDX, the "Tribute" Wool Blanket!

Women Warrior Ledger Scarf by B. Yellowtail - $165

Celebrate a powerful woman in your life with this beautiful 100% silk scarf featuring the artwork of Blackfeet artist and Inspired Natives Collaborator, John Pepion!

Water Protector's Spotted Horse Roasted Coffee by Honor the Earth - $15

This special edition blend by renowned Ojibwe environmentalist Winona LaDuke makes the perfect stocking stuffer! This organic, fair trade coffee is roasted on the White Earth Reservation in NW Minnesota, and is made from beans farmed and produced by women.

Wabanaki Vines Petal Drop Earrings by Decontie & Brown - $150

These beautiful earrings are handcrafted in hypoallergenic Argentium silver by jewelry and fashion studio, Decontie & Brown. The husband and wife duo draws elements from their Penobscot culture and experience in the luxury jewelry industry to create striking yet simple designs.

Tanka Healthy Family Gift Basket by Native American Natural Foods - $49.99

Whether gifted as a whole basket or split up as stocking stuffers, the Tanka Healthy Family Gift Basket has enough tasty and nutritious snacks for the whole family! Features a variety of Tanka products, packaged beautifully with a braid of sweet grass.

NTVS Camo/Black Windbreaker by The NTVS - $50

As light-weight as it is versatile, this water-resistant windbreaker by Native streetwear company, The NTVS is perfect for layering and easy to pack away for any adventure!

Elk Teeth Necklace by J. Okuma - $150

This limited edition necklace by artist and designer Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock) features two elk teeth cut out of metal. Blending contemporary and traditional elements, this necklace makes a truly elegant gift!

Diverse Culture Thunderbolt Snapback by Urban Native Era - $34.99

This snapback hat by Bay Area based Urban Native Era combines a youthful fit with a beautiful rustic leather patch for a look that's contemporary yet classic, and perfect for any season!




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