Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts She Will Love that Celebrate Native American Art & Culture
For more than 35 years, the Indian Pueblo Store has been a premier trusted source to connect consumers seeking authentic Native American works to the art and artists of the Southwest. We take pride in the relationships that we’ve built over the years in order to connect Pueblo and other Native artists with customers who celebrate and value authenticity and the spirit of the Southwest.
With Mother’s Day approaching, it can be tempting to make a mad dash into the drug store for a quick and random perfume purchase. Better yet, let us guide you on your journey to find a gift for mom that is truly meaningful, and recognizes that she is an individual. We’ve created this thoughtful gift guide to celebrate the matriarchs in our lives whose strength, wisdom, and guidance give us direction and purpose. Let us help you find a gift that is a meaningful celebration of motherhood.
For Moms Who Love to Cook…
For the woman who loves her kitchen aesthetic, cooking tools don’t have to be boring and drab. Handcrafted by celebrated Ohkay Owingeh potter Clarence Cruz, this functional ladle is both practical and visually stunning. It will be a celebrated piece in any kitchen.
With over one-hundred and thirty authentic recipes, this bestselling, much beloved cookbook is the definitive collection of Pueblo Indian cooking. From breads to stews to wild-foods, this book is the gold standard for Pueblo recipes and a great gift for anyone who enjoys trying new dishes or just peaking inside a Pueblo kitchen!
For the Mom Who’s Always Reading…
Share the gift of inspiration and knowledge through Joy Harjo’s (Muscogee Creek Nation) powerful words with this collection of personal stories interwoven with tribal history from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.
Do you need just the right gift to recognize your grandmother on Mother’s Day? This book celebrates the special relationships and important roles that grandmothers play in our lives.
For Moms Who Love to Dig in the Dirt
Handcrafted by Acoma Pueblo potter Marilyn Ray, this seed pot celebrates the tradition of farming and the importance of seed saving within our Pueblo communities, a practice for which any households could benefit
A great gift for a mom who loves to witness the fruits of her gardening labor!
For the mom who is always outside tending to her garden, critters, crawlers and insects of all shapes and sizes are part of the daily routine. This beautifully adorned and uniquely handcrafted pin by renowned artist Herbert Ration adds a bit of meaningful whimsy to her accessory wardrobe.
For Moms Who Cherish Family Traditions…
Inspired by her own mother, Mona Teller created this beautiful piece to honor the traditional practice in Pueblo culture in which stories are passed down from generation to generation. The storyteller figure brings to life the literal representation of the storytelling tradition and its importance in Pueblo culture.
Both symbolic and unique, this wearable art takes the form of the traditional storyteller. The necklace and earring set is crafted with care using traditional clay and meticulously hand painted, featuring miniature storytellers throughout. It is the perfect gift for the mom who carries her family close to her heart and appreciates American Indian Art.
For the Stylish Mom Who Loves to Accessorize
For the mom who appreciates sophisticated southwestern flair, this magnificent concho belt is both a timeless wearable work of art, and one of the most celebrated forms of Native American jewelry. Showcasing the artistry and expertise of Native Southwestern silversmiths, the traditional way of wearing concho belts is layered over clothing, often as a way to gather a long blouse or dress.
This beautiful and symbolic Navajo pictorial weaving will be a daily reminder to mom of everything that is dear to her heart, at the center of which is her family and her home. The rug is a lovely representation of the art form that is so central to Navajo life.
For the Busy Mom on the Go!
This ceramic double-walled travel mug will be her favorite caffeine carrier to grab on the go! A celebration of Santo Domingo Pueblo potter Helen Bird’s art, this mug features traditional designs mirroring the paintings on her pottery, and is part of the Pueblo mug program. Pair this with our Red Rock Coffee for a meaningful yet budget friendly gift!
Help the mom in your life track time in style with this distinctive sterling silver watch featuring stamped tips handcrafted by Navajo artist Jeremy Delgarito.
We hope that you find these gift ideas inspirational in identifying the perfect gift for the moms in your life, and a meaningful way to celebrate and give a nod to Native American art and culture. No matter what the occasion, from art to jewelry to gifts that pamper, the Indian Pueblo Store has endless options to bring joy to the discerning and special people you love.SHOP MORE GIFTS FOR MOM