Where Are the Best Places to Shop for Native American Gifts?
There’s no better gift to bring back from Arizona than Native American arts and crafts. While there are trading posts, gift shops and boutiques all over the state where you can find a unique artifact to bring back home, Arizona also has a number of massive dealers in Native American gifts where you can explore all of the unique items and spend hours finding just the right one.
Kachina House: Best Places to Shop for Native American Gifts
Kachina House is located in beautiful Sedona and it’s Arizona’s biggest dealer in Native American arts, crafts and artifacts. In addition to Kachina dolls, Zuni fetishes, pottery, baskets, jewelry and other works by native artists, you’ll also find real artifacts like knives, hatches, tomahawks, drums, flutes, cradleboards, chokers and more. Everything sold at the store is handmade by native artists.
Bischoff’s Shades of the West
Up next on our list of best places to shop for Native American Gifts is Bischoff’s Shades of the West. Located in a historic building in Old Town Scottsdale, Bischoff’s Shades of the West offers a unique shopping experience. They have everything southwestern, including Arizona souvenirs, clothing, food items, books, housewares, health products and sports apparel and paraphernalia from all over the United States. They also carry unique Native American gifts including baskets, jewelry, Navajo rugs, Kachina dolls, original artwork by native artists, and real artifacts.
Gilbert Ortega Galleries
Gilbert Ortega Galleries is a huge store that showcases and sells Native American art, jewelry, crafts and artifacts. It’s a long-standing Scottsdale institution. Family run, it was started over 50 years ago and grew to become one of the foremost dealers of Native American turquoise and silver jewelry during the 1970s. They’re still known for their huge jewelry selection and they carry many other types of artwork. They are not only one of the best places to shop for Native American gifts and jewelry, but you can also find incredible home furnishings at Gilbert Ortega Galleries as well.
These are the kind of stores that are fun to explore even if you’re not particularly into shopping. Best of all, your dollars go to the native artists who created the works you buy.