Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to help moms-to-be celebrate their baby! If you know a new mom or a mom-to-be and are looking for the perfect gifts, let us show you! For this year’s Mother’s Day, peruse our selections of Native-made, baby gifts any mama will love.
Sweetest Kulu book
Sweetest Kulu is an amazing book written by Celina Kalluk and illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis. This beautiful book is an absolute must in your little one’s library. But if we’re being completely honest adults should add it to theirs as well. Sweetest Kulu is a poetic story of Kulu and the gift given to them by the arctics many creatures and elemental forces.
Our pick: Sweetest Kulu, $16.95, https://www.kenniwaa.com/collections/books-toys/products/sweetest-kulu-book
Reclaim Your Power baby onesie
Remind the new mama that her baby is strong, resilient and indigenous with this cute onesie! They even come in adult sizes so what would be cuter than getting one for mom!
Our pick: Short Sleeve Baby Bodysuit, Reclaim Your Power, $18.99, https://shop.spreadshirt.com/reclaimyourpower/-A106082833?productType=401&appearance=2
Arrowhead Baby Moccs
These obsidian black moccs will go with any outfit the little one wears (and even after the baby outgrow them, they’d make an amazing keepsake!).
Our pick: Arrowhead Baby Moccs, $49, https://www.wildblackberrymoccs.com/product/arrowhead/
Blessed Baby Rattles
Skip the plastic rattle from the discount store and invest in a piece of culture and tradition. Handcrafted by Cree artist Sean “Walking Bear” Mah, this baby rattle is specially made for little hands and curious minds. The reason why Mah began making rattles were for his own children. Over the years he’s made several upgrades, testing designs and durability of the rattles on his own sons. Made in the traditional plains style, the fill inside each rattle is important, magical and soothing with meaningful stones. Rawhide was traditionally used for teething as it gets soft when chewed. Mah adds that rattles are an important protection for babies, which means the rawhide and leather are safe. Even the hard oak handles of the rattles, which are finely sanded, preventing splinters.
The artwork on this rattle depicts the spiritual representation of Grandfather Bear, the visionary, the protector, the messenger, the totem.
Our pick: Premium Grandfather Bear Baby Rattle (Rattle with Soft Deer Hide Handle, White Deer Hide Top, and Sacred Rock Fill), $295, https://www.etsy.com/shop/therattlemaker
Brilliant Baby Star Quilt
This list would not be complete without a baby blanket! But it doesn’t have to be a generic, 1-out-of-a-million blanket that everyone has.
Our pick: baby star quilt-baby blue, Billy Werk for B.Yellowtail, $235, https://www.byellowtail.com/shop/bwerkbabyquiltblue