This retro smoke signal design is available at Zazzle, but we don't suggest it for your Native friends.

10 Native-Themed Valentine’s Day Gifts to Avoid

Vincent Schilling

Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than a naked baby shooting arrows into your heart. But what if the baby was Native? Now that would be an appropriate Native-themed Valentine’s Day! Before you romantics run out to grab chocolates, flowers and maybe a teddy bear—we thought you might like to reflect on some other possibilities… to avoid.

If your loved one happens to be Native American and you are considering any of these gifts, you should think about sticking to the chocolate and flowers. Otherwise cupid won’t be the only one shooting an arrow at you.

Customizable Native American Vintage Valentine Tie

As the Zazzle website says, “What’s a tailored suit without a custom tie! Create one-of-a-kind ties for yourself or your loved ones.” And nothing says fashion more appropriately than the description: “O, be mine, fairest of maidens! Heap hard heart.” An Indian maiden hides behind a heart-shaped shield as love's arrows are fired by a Native American in this vintage Valentine from 1908 by Ellen Clapsaddle. And it’s only $35.


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shadowdragon42's picture
Submitted by shadowdragon42 on
They have a page on facebook here is the link.. Go here and chew them out.

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Michael Madrid
Submitted by Michael Madrid on
Maybe these things are just "honoring" us? How can people be so insensitive? What if Native Americans published Valentine's Day cards that read, "I'd slaughter a whole village full of women and children to be next to you?