Here we present the final installment of Father’s Day gift ideas from Jessica Metcalfe of the Beyond Buckskin blog and the new Beyond Buckskin Boutique. Dad gets his due on Sunday, June 17. But you knew that.
Bling out your dad (or your baby’s daddy, or your main squeeze who happens to be a dad) in some Native American-made gear. Here are 9 cool gift ideas that range from bracelets to tees to belt buckles to bandanas, and range in price from an easy $25 to a more handsome $8,000. For more gift ideas, check out the Father’s Day section on the Beyond Buckskin Boutique site.
Man Flowers Cufflinks, by MaRia Bird (Navajo/Hopi), $55.
These small men’s cufflinks were made by MaRia A. Bird (Navajo/Hopi), the owner of Mea B’fly Designs, and are a perfect gift for the lawyer, politician, or businessman father in your life. They measure .5″ x .75″ and are mounted on a Silver Cufflink. Custom color options available.
Dine’ Bizaad (Navajo Language) Bandana, by David Sloan (Navajo), $25.
These cool silkscreened bandanas feature an intricate and original design by Navajo artist David Sloan. Images are paired with their name in the Navajo language – so you can learn the Navajo words for things like bicycle, butterfly, helicopter, and penguin. The bandanas are 100% cotton and measure 20″ x 20″. Wear as a bandana on your head, neck, arm, or leg, or frame it and hang on your wall as fresh Native street art.
Men’s Hand-Painted Italian Shearling Coat, by Jamie Okuma, $5,500.
This men’s Italian shearling coat has been hand painted by award-winning artist Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone Bannock). It features a pattern designed by Okuma and accented with chrome studs. Okuma began working with beads as a child creating her own dance regalia for powwows near her home on the La Jolla Luiseño Reservation. Historical accuracy, exemplary workmanship, and keen attention to detail are the hallmarks of her work. At the age of 22, Okuma became the youngest artist in the history of Santa Fe Indian Market to win Best of Show, which would become the first of her four Best in Show awards: two from SWAIA and two from the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market. She is now venturing into the exciting world of contemporary fashion, and creating one-of-a-kind designs such as this coat.