Just two years ago, Edmontonians Mallory and Kham Yawnghwe founded Indigenous Box, a Canadian gifting service company where customers can choose each of the contents themselves or pick from ready-to-ship curated boxed sets. Food themed? Essentials for a new baby? Fashion-focused? Any and all, plus lots more!
50,000 gift boxes shipped around the world to date shows the support and demand their products are getting! Here are some ideas to get your shopping with purpose started:
- Mitsoh Pemmican Strips. We won’t find these at our local convenience store. Traditional, delicious, cured bison pieces sure to leave beef jerky in the dust.
- Deadly Aunty Sweetgrass Body Butter. The brand name alone gave us a chuckle, and the soothing creamy formulation made our dry skin say ‘ahhhhh’.
- Atleo Designs Feather Earrings. How cool are these? Colourful, with a nod to traditional ‘feather’ earrings but crafted in metal.
- Boy Chief Premium Wool Blanket. We could snuggle under one of these any chilly evening. Movie night at home? Check. Gathered round the fire pit? Check again. A work of art we’ll treasure forever.
We simply could not choose just one book from this collection, there’s just too many good reads here. Learning about Indigenous history and culture is crucial. Pick any or all from this list.