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Gifts for the Southwest American Woman

Updated on April 20, 2013

Selected Gifts for the Southwestern Woman

The treasure is inherent in a woman of the Southwest

I can't help loving Southwestern things; one of my sons married a woman from the region. I had fun picking out wedding gift decor that fits her theme.

If you're fortunate enough to have a Southwestern woman in your life, like I do, then you are already rich. Enjoy this selection of gifts with a Southwestern American flavor.

Indigenous peoples have longstanding traditions of fine craftsmanship and gentleness with the land

Native American jewelry designs are widely available.

Punctuate the home with Southwestern subtle humor

Why chase the geckos off when you can put them on the wall. A humorous aspect is one of the fine qualities of Southwestern women.

Old-time black and white photography images of the deep Southwest

Thought provoking and calming photo prints bring peace indoors.

photo credit: Leslie Sinclair

Please Tell Me

Early in our marriage my husband and I drove to California, down to Bakersfield, of all places. So we were out and about the far southern part of the westernmost contiguous state.

Prior to that I had lived in Nevada, attending college there, and playing around Lake Tahoe and the gold mine my father ran farther east, in the desert hills. It was a free time, early college years.

Of course I've seen the splendid sunset in Phoenix from the airplane window, and one time from inside the terminal. How about you?

Have you spent time in the American Southwest?

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Bryce Canyon Inspiration for Rugs & Paintings

photo credit: werner22brigitte

I have yet to see this gorgeous landscape, but find inspiration even in the images taken there. It's obvious to me that other artists and designers have used this very scene in their creations.

Me, I'd go there in a minute --- but I'd make sure it was a Winter minute. What I've seen and heard about this place really awakened a dream of experiencing the real environment there one day.

A Touch of Southwestern Family Jewelry

photo credit: Leslie Sinclair

The Ultimate Hostess Gift - it's in her colors

Yes, a rug makes an uncommon hostess gift, but it is one that will long be remembered, especially a small rug in the magnificent colors reminiscent of the coloroing in Bryce Canyon.

Southwest Spirit Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Elongated Oval Ring

Southwest Spirit Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Elongated Oval Ring
Southwest Spirit Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Elongated Oval Ring

Striking elongated pointed oval turquoise stone set in stylized silver leaves.

This is a real show-off ring for the Southwestern woman.

 

New Laser-Carved Circle of Spirited Horses

20" Circle Of Horses Wall Art
20" Circle Of Horses Wall Art

Light, airy, colorful artwork enlivens the wall space with a sign of the freedom of the spirit in the Southwestern woman.

 

3 Hearts Ladies Incised Belt Buckle

3 Hearts
3 Hearts

Southwestern women appreciate the handicrafts of their region. This large and feminine belt buckle appeals to big southwest hearts.

 

May I Ask? - a gift for someone very close to you. If you would give something else, please tell us what.

I'd likely give the ring of horses, but what I'd like to receive is the rug.

Which of the above gift selection would you be most likely to give as a special hostess gift?

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Quick Question

Since I first heard of this idea I've wanted to set one on my porch steps. Even in the city it would add a touch of whimsy. Of course it's an indoor vase, so it's a perfect addition to parties and game nights.

What would you do with a ceramic cowboy boot?

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Kingman Blue-Green Turquoise Cuff Bracelet - Southwest Spirit Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Blue-Green Kingman Turquoise Cuff Bracelet
Sterling Silver Blue-Green Kingman Turquoise Cuff Bracelet

Traditional Southwestern design with a contemporary flair.

A woman proudly wears this scalloped silver band.

 

Are These 3 Items Perfect for you?

I love color, especially high contrasting colors juxtaposed, as well as gentle quiet colors - depends on the mood and the location.

Two of my favorites of my art pieces are large photographs I took in black and white twenty years ago.

Do you like black and white photos, and traditional Southwestern gifts you grandma would have liked?

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Turquoise Multi-Gemstone Channel Inlay Pendant - Southwest Spirit Sterling Silver

Southwest Spirit Sterling Silver Turquoise Multi-Gemstone Channel Inlay Pendant Enhancer
Southwest Spirit Sterling Silver Turquoise Multi-Gemstone Channel Inlay Pendant Enhancer

Magnify the beauty of your gift with the combination of gemstones in this charming piece.

Even the back makes a superior aesthetic statement.

 

Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Hammered Collar Necklace

Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Hammered Collar Necklace
Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Hammered Collar Necklace

Traditional hammered sterling silver displays seven turquoise pieces gracefully. Back closure features turquoise bead.

 

Rock Church

Rock Church
Rock Church

photo credit for above photo: oskaline

Please tell us about what it was like to first see this structure and then how it felt to be there.

Particularly Beautiful Teal Blue Turquoise Drop Earrings - Sterling Silver Kingman

Sterling Silver Kingman Teal Blue Turquoise Drop Earrings
Sterling Silver Kingman Teal Blue Turquoise Drop Earrings

Natural turquoise and sterling silver for the naturally beautiful Southwestern woman.

 

Bid on Southwestern Gifts

This is a selection of southwestern gifts available on eBay. Selection changes as availability changes.

Gecko Lizard Wall Decor Key Rack

3D Decorative Gecko Key Leash Wall Hooks
3D Decorative Gecko Key Leash Wall Hooks

What better place for a Southwestern gecko, than on the wall. Celebrate the life with charming colors.

 

Suggestions are welcome, along with the stories of what the items mean to you.

I've never been on land in Utah or New Mexico, but the rest of the states have hosted me. How about you - have you been there, lived there, or just thought about retiring there?

How Do You Like Gifts for Southwest American Woman

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      AundreaG 4 years ago

      I live in Texas, which I'm pretty sure counts. I've never liked the cactus or cowboy decor, as I find it very tacky. As a southern woman, I can say it is always the thought that counts.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love the iconic art very much.