This year we’ve been continually reminded of the power of community to come together, care for each other, build networks of support and solidarity, and work together to create the change we hope to see for our communities.

We know that 2023 has been hard for many in our circles, and that the holidays can worsen the weight of what we’re already feeling. We’ve compiled this gift guide with the mentors, organizers, caregivers, and helpers in our lives in mind so that each section functions as a care package. We’ve included a few suggestions for no-cost gifts, activities and donations throughout as well.

We hope you’re able to spend time with your loved ones this holiday season, and encourage you to care for your mind, body, and spirit as much as you’re able to.

For community organizers, youth leaders, and students

The Rez Life

Camo snapback hat that reads "Stoodis | The Rez Life"

Stoodis Camo Snapback

Your favourite statement piece on snapbacks, dad hats, beanies and more!


A product photo of Mitsoh's Maple Saskatoon Berry Traditional Bison Pemmican Strips

Carton of Pemmican Strips 

These delicious snacks are made REAL, all-natural BISON! The whole food ingredients are simple: Bison, Saskatoon berries, Pure Maple Syrup, Sea Salt and Pepper. That’s it!

Kaluyahawi Designs

A black hoodie with a graphic drawing. The drawing feature an Indigenous woman on the left, who has two dutch braids and a jacket that reads "Indigenous rights are human rights". In the centre, there's a speech balloon that has the brown fist, red heart, lightning bolt, and black fist emojis. The woman on the right has their curly hair down, and is wearing a jacket that reads "Black Lives Matter"

We’re  in this together – Heavy Hoodie 

This design was inspired by current and past social justice issues BIPOC experience. These matters are important to us and we should uplift each other’s voices.

Note: for prints, dm on their socials

The Littlest Inuksuk

A poster that reads "Be The Resistance | Raise The Resistance" in cursive, white text. There's a face-less Inuk woman wearing a red amauti, burgundy pualuuk, and seal-skin kamiit. The background is indigo, with a collage of floral doodles that are a rainbow gradient.

Be the Resistance Poster 

Printed on Breathing Color Photo paper

300gsm weight

Glossy finish, coated smooth shiny surface

Printed by an 11-colour Epson printer using Epson Ultrachrome HDX inks

Inks are museum quality and feature print permanence ratings of up to 200 years

Resistant to humidity, UV and atmospheric ozone

Strong Nations

A solid black book cover with large text covering within the margins of the page. The text reads "ROBYN | MAYNARD | Rehearsals | for Living | LEANNE | BETASAMOSAKE | SIMPSON".

Rehearsals For Living by Robyn Maynard & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 

Rehearsals for Living is a captivating and visionary work—part debate, part dialogue, part lively and detailed familial correspondence between two razor-sharp writers. By articulating to each other Black and Indigenous perspectives on our unprecedented here and now, and reiterating the long-disavowed histories of slavery and colonization that have brought us to this moment, Maynard and Simpson create something new: an urgent demand for a different way forward, and a poetic call to dream up other ways of ordering earthly life.

No-cost alternative

Host a cozy movie night & stream films by independent Palestinian filmmakers

Attend a free community info session & support hosted by @oncanadaproject

Donate instead

Indigenous Climate Action logo
4Rs Youth Movement logo

No-cost alternative

Offer them a writing workshop or writing space

Shop Indigenous-owned bookstores & subscription services

For caregivers, mentors, and Elders


Coffee label for Ulu Kaapia Coffee. It has a red background with a white silhouette of an ulu in the centre. Bold, black text reads: ULU KAAPIA | Roast / Torrefaction | Tipiqanngittuq / Light / Legere | 100% Arabica Kaapi / Coffee / Cafe

Ulu Kaapia Coffee

Lightly roasted, but boldly expressive, Ulu Kaapia gives you the strength you need to roll up your sleeves and get down to business, whatever the job may be.

Sister Bear Designs

4 Medicines Tealight Candle Set in it's gift packaging. There's a yellow tobacco tie placed in the center of the candles.

4 Medicines Tealight Candle Set 

Embrace the healing power of nature with this exquisite collection, carefully handcrafted to create a harmonious blend of scents that will fill your space with tranquility and wellness.

Mini Tipi

Aqua Woodland Floral Panel

Aqua Woodland Floral Panel 

Our eco-friendly everyday blankets are made from sustainable fabric woven in Italy. It’s perfect for family picnics, camping, getting cozy around the campfire and is made large enough for a queen size bed or a throw blanket. The warm and luxurious wool/acrylic/polyester blend makes them soft, yet washable. The trim adds a beautiful finish.

Artist: @miskwaadesigns

Maple Products

Maple Strength Bundle from Giizhigat Maple Products

Maple Strength Bundle

100% Pure Maple Syrup / No additives or preservatives

“Strength” 2 sided Print Tee from our RTSM Collection

Maple Leaf Candies

Maple Flavored Toffee


Yurak product feature of a lilac ‘Sweet Slice’ hoodie

Sweet Slice Hoodies

Limited run of hoodies with original art by Inuk non-binary artist based in Iqaluit. Available in lilac and forest green.

No-cost alternative

Offer to have the caregiver, mentor and/or Elder in your life over for a coffee or cup of tea

Donate instead

First Peoples' Cultural Foundation Logo

Shop Indigenous snacks and beverages

For creatives, artists, and makers

Ojibwe Natural

Ojibwe Natural's product feature: Apple Cinnamon Gift Set

Apple Cinnamon Gift Set 

Includes: Medium bath bomb, Small candle, Large soap, Lip balm

Future Kokum

Future Kokum product feature: Black bolo tie

Black Beadwork, Bolo & Choker 

The BOLO & CHOKER is designed for all genders. You are able to customize your design by tighten the leather to create a choker or loosen the leather to create a bolo. The fashion statement of the day is up to you!

Shawish Market

A screenshot of the Sawish virtual marketplace

Virtual Indigenous marketplace

Featuring 500+ authentic Indigenous items

Join Shawish as an Indigenous artist/vendor

Big Mink Beads

Snowflake earrings by Big Mink Beads


Pearl snowflakes made with size 11 and 4mm beads


Aanin product feature from their "Made in 'Canada'" collection

Made in “Canada” collection 

100% Cotton, 100% Sustainable, and 100% Made in “canada” Reintroducing the best selling Tkaronto Design.

2 x pop ups at Sherway Gardens and Square One Mall until Dec 31

No-cost alternative

Explore this free virtual gallery and self-guided audio tour of Àbadakone featuring contemporary Indigenous art

Two-spirit gifts logo

Gifts for Two-spirit Youth

Gifts for two-spirit youth is a community-based initiative, sending gift bundles to 2S youth, during the winter as an offering of joy & resilience in the form of community love & care.

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations Logo

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

We will continue to nurture and grow within our sacred roles and celebrate our strengths as 2-Spirit peoples to provide physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual advocacy. We support 2-Spirit peoples and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community members who are at risk of or living with HIV, hepatitis C, and related co-infections; and we will continue to support community members who are facing the effects of historic and ongoing colonial violence so that we may thrive within our communities and nations.

Wabanaki 2S Alliance Logo

Wabanaki 2S Alliance

To represent the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical well-being and interests of Two Spirits and Indigenous LGBTQ+ individuals and groups in Wabanaki Territory (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, Gaspé region of Quebec, and Maine (northern areas in Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Tribal territories) based on our beliefs and values in the framework within the Peace and Friendship Treaty.

Donate to W2SA:

  • Send a cheque to W2SA 6285 Almon St, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3L 1V1, OR
  • Etrans John at

For the next gen

Awasis Boutique

Black 12-month baby onesie

12 month onesie 

These oh-so-adorb onesies are made of 100% cotton. Available in newborn – 24 months. Together, we can revitalize the Cree + Michif languages and of course, dress up your little one to look oh-so-dapper!

Willie Poll

Together We Drum, Our Herts Beat as one Book Cover

Together We Drum, Together as One, Written by: Willie Poll, Illustrated by: Chief Lady Bird (@chiefladybird

In this beautifully illustrated book, a determined young Anishnaabe girl in search of adventure goes on a transformative journey into a forest on her traditional territory. She is joined by a chorus of her ancestors in red dresses, who tell her they remember what it was like to be carefree and wild, too […]

Together We Drum, Our Hearts Beat as One is a moving and powerful book about Indigenous resistance and ancestral connection.

Native Northwest

Native Northwest baby booties

Baby Booties – Salish Weaving (Visions of Our Ancestors) 

Keep your little one’s feet cozy and cute with Native Northwest Baby Booties. Made from soft materials and featuring Indigenous-designed artwork, they’re perfect for delicate skin. With a variety of designs to choose from, add Indigenous culture to your baby’s outfits.

No-cost alternative

Build a snowman with the children in your life for some cheery outdoor fun

Donate instead

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society logo

For community support, care, and mutual aid

Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction logo

Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction

Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction (TIHR) is a grassroots Indigenous-led support system that receives incredible volunteer and donation support from many members of our community.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit logo

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

Tungasuvvingat Inuit is an Inuit-specific urban services provider that offers community supports for Inuit of all ages. Finding your way through the urban systems and getting the support you need is what TI does. We’re there for you as you build your life in the south and work to keep you connected to your culture in the north.

Minwaashin Lodge: Indigenous Women’s Support Centre's Logo

Minwaashin Lodge: Indigenous Women’s Support Centre

Minwaashin Lodge provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system. All programs and services are provided in the context of cultural beliefs and values to ensure a holistic approach is used as part of the healing journey.

Native Women's Shelter Montreal logo

Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal

The goal of the Native Women’s Shelter is to provide a safe environment where women can begin to rebuild their lives. We offer support and frontline services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Indigenous) women and children to promote their empowerment and independence.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society logo

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) is a provincial organization that provides essential services to residential school survivors and families experiencing intergenerational trauma. We have been supporting Indigenous people since 1994.

(Happy) holidays + winter solstice, 

Love and solidarity from the IYR team