Last Minute Gift Idea: Gift Cards from Indigenous Entrepreneurs

December 21, 2022

10 Gift Card ideas from Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurs

It’s that time of year again – the holidays are fast approaching, and you’re probably feeling the pressure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. If you’re still searching for that last-minute present, why not consider supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs by purchasing a gift card from one of the amazing businesses that participated in the Pow Wow Pitch competition? 

We’ve partnered with Build Native with Shopify to put together a great list of 10 Pow Wow Pitch businesses you can support this holiday season! 

Kokom Scrunchies is a small business based in Kitigan Zibi that hand makes scrunchies and other products using traditional fabrics and modern Indigenous designs. Their scrunchies are not only beautiful, but also sustainable and gentle on your hair. Check out their website to browse their selection and purchase a gift card for the fashion-forward person in your life. 

Sequoia Soaps is a proudly Indigenous beauty brand inspired by our native legends and ingredients. Specializing in handmade, natural soaps and skincare products made with plant-based ingredients. Give the gift of self-care with a gift card from Sequoia Soaps.

MINI TIPI is a company that creates unique, small batch quality goods for your home and family like blankets, shawls, mitts, bags and other textiles with designs inspired Indigenous heritage. Check out their website to purchase a gift card.

JACK59 creates natural hair care products that are sustainably made and ethically sourced. Jack59 bars are paraben-free, sulfate-free and vegan with gluten-free options. Give the gift of ethical, sustainable and healthy hair nourishment with a gift card from JACK59.

Prados Beauty is an Indigenous-owned cosmetic and beauty brand that designs and crafts high-quality cosmetics, makeup brushes, lashes, and so much more. Through their Prados Promise, they are committed to supporting Indigenous communities through donations and charitable work. Give the gift of empowerment through purchasing a Prados gift card.  

Nativelovenotes creates humour-filled and ‘unapologetically rezzy’ stationary and accessories with unique and fun designs. Their cards, stickers, buttons, notebooks and mugs are perfect for any occasion and make a unique and meaningful gift. Bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces with a Nativelovenotes gift card.

Red Rebel Armour creates authentication apparel designed by Indigenous artists, made-to-order with sustainably sourced materials. Red Rebel Armour gives back by supporting reintegration from the system to the workplace. Give the gift of opportunity, impact, and Indigenous design with a Red Rebel Armour Gift Card.

Nunaaluk provides Indigenous made earrings grounded in stories of healing, sharing and creating for everyone and anyone to wear and enjoy. Give the gift of Indigenous design and stories by purchasing a Nunaaluk gift card. 

Bangin’ Bannock provides delicious Indigenous fry bread mix from passed down family recipes. Give the gift of good comfort food and Indigenous culture with a Bangin’ Bannock gift card. 

NOHO HOME a Hawaiian company providing sophisticated island experience cultivated through artful home decor. Ōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language), ‘noho’ means to exist, to dwell or to be from. Inspired by the notions of authenticity and connection, This holiday season, consider giving the gift of expressing a sense of home through pieces that evoke cultural sensibility with a NOHO Home gift card. 

By supporting Indigenous businesses, you’ll not only be giving a thoughtful and unique gift, but you’ll also be supporting Indigenous entrepreneurship and communities. These businesses have worked hard to bring their products and services to market, and your support helps them continue to grow and thrive. 

So if you’re still looking for that perfect last-minute gift, consider purchasing a gift card from one of these amazing Indigenous businesses and give the gift of Indigenous entrepreneurship and cultural appreciation.