9 Unique Gift Ideas That Support Canadian Indigenous Design Artists
Canadian Indigenous art represents a rich, dynamic, and long-standing history. In fact, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia, Indigenous art stretches as far back as the last ice age – anywhere between 12,000 and 80,000 years ago. With such a chronology, this remarkable art form has been coated in and around countless locations and settings over the vast expanse of time.
From ancient cave paintings of the past to indigenous design apparel in the present, Indigenous design artists have always been active. And now, that talent has spread to Indigenous artist design t-shirts, journals, even Indigenous mugs are available in Canada.
As a result of the talent and skill of Indigenous artists, we here at Mocs N More want to honour these creators. Here are 9 unique gift ideas that support Canadian Indigenous design artists.
1. Coffee & Tea Mugs
The elegant Indigenous design on a travel mug or water bottle will bring colour and vibrancy when you’re on the go. As such, the mugs’ beautiful colouration in addition to its overall wholesome appearance will perfectly represent your unique style and personality. This is a gift that not only helps to support Indigenous artists, but also expresses your individuality.
2. Face Masks
Our artist collection of reusable face masks offer comfortability as well as style. With distinctive designs ranging from colourful plants and animals to vivid shapes and patterns – our face masks provide something for everybody. Moreover, the adjusted ear loops offer a snug and comfortable fit that will gently hug your face as you go about your day.
3. Women’s and Men's Laurentian Chief Moccasins
Handcrafted and designed for warmth and coziness. These welcoming double-soled moccasins represent the pinnacle of comfort. We offer unlined and lined, beaded or unbeaded, that conveys the quality craftsmanship.
With both men’s and women’s moccasins available, these cozy loafers offer the distinct design and true-to-size fit that will make you feel proud (and comfortable) sporting them wherever you go.
4. Kids Moccasins
The Indigenous artist design collection for kids’ moccasins is just as favorable as the adults’ versions. With a variety of different colors available, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your little one. And with these moccasins consisting of sheepskin, rabbit fur, and cowhide, you can rest assured that your children will be warm and comfortable – even in the coldest of conditions.
5. Art Socks
Elegance, beauty, style. Such words are not usually used to describe something as innocuous as a pair of socks. But then again, it’s rare to have such artistry stitched into a piece of fabric the way we at Mocs N More have with our socks. For this reason, our apparel socks are second to none.
So if you’re looking for a colourful design with a dash of beauty for your footwear, then look no further than our artist designed sock collection.
6. Art Puzzles
Looking for a fun activity you can do together as a family? Our art puzzles allow for a evening of entertainment that everyone can enjoy. One thousand pieces of family fun that will produce beautiful images full of colour upon completion. This is a gift that can create fun, induce laughter, and encourage bonding amongst the whole family.
7. Shawls, Scarves, and Wraps
Light, soft, and in style, our women’s shawls, scarves, and wraps will delight you from the first glance. Furthermore, their distinct design will capture the attention of any room and make you feel as unique as you look when you sport one (or all) of these Indigenous apparel products.
8. Journals, Daily Planners and Calendars
Need help planning your day, week, or month? Then be sure to view some of our handy and convenient journals, weekly planners, and calendars. Jot down your wins for the day in your trusted journal, create an outline of your priorities in your day planner, or map out your main objectives for the month in your Indigenous inspired calendar.
9. Women’s and Men’s T-Shirts
With countless styles, colours, shapes, and variations, you can find exactly what you’re looking for in our Indigenous artist t-shirt collection. There are a myriad of different shapes, designs, patterns, animals, and styles to choose from – each one as unique as the last. Browse through our women’s and men’s t-shirt collection to see which ones you like most.