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19 Father’s Day Gifts You Can Buy From Black-Owned Businesses

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Whether you’re spending Father’s Day with your dad or your chosen family at home, there’s still time to get the perfect gift before June 19. But if you want to make a real difference this year, you might want to consider using this opportunity to support a Black-owned business. We’ve browsed some of our favourites to find the best gifts for every kind of dad, whether he’s maximalist, skin-care conscious, or green fingered. And we’ve included the last date to order by to ensure it arrives by Father’s Day.

For the dad who keeps a well-stocked pantry

This Essex-based, African-inspired company makes sauces and condiments, like this chutney, which you can get in mild, medium, or hot.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the dad who never says no to a nightcap

£24

This small-batch gin is distilled using cane sugar from the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, which lends a slightly sweet note.

Last date to order: June 12 (Amazon), June 15 (Whisky Exchange).

For the dad who never says no to a brew

£28

The Heath-like ceramics at Naked Clay are inspired by nature and come unglazed for a more tactile feel.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the maximalist dad

A statement tray for his tchotchkes, knickknacks, or maybe just his cafetière.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the dad returning to the office

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Ola’s stone-blue planner looks like something from the Conran shop.

Last date to order: June 14.

For the dad who is green fingered

£32

This vase by plant shop House of Kato is specifically designed for growing an avocado tree from a stone, but we think it would be nice for all manner of propagating.

Last date to order: June 14.

For the dad who is sick of his peace lily

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This guide to caring for cacti and succulents, from Prick in Dalston, offers styling tips (and would look nice on his coffee table).

Last date to order: June 16.

For the dad who’s ecoconscious

This nettle-and-lavender-scented shampoo bar is a greener alternative to using products in plastic bottles.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the dad who’s skin-care curious

Tailor and designer Charlie Casely-Hayford told us about this cleanser, which is specifically designed for Black skin.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the dad who sports a full beard

No one’s saying he can’t grow it out, but make sure he has a beard oil on hand to tame it into a socially acceptable shape.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the dad who loves a soak

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These bath salts contain Dead Sea salt, essential oils, and coconut milk powder and come in a handsome amber glass jar.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the dad who doesn’t trust Apple Pay

We think these cork-leather cardholders are quite charming — they come in a wide range of colours, too.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the dad who still wears the free fleece from his company’s 5K

This sweatshirt looks cosy, but also grown-up enough to wear to the park (even if it’s still bright and colourful).

Last date to order: June 16.

For the (very) new dad

These 30 illustrated cards cover milestones such as the baby’s first holiday, first tooth, and first Christmas.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the dad who has worn Davidoff since 2002

Switch up his usual spritz for something a little more modern; this cedar EDP by Maya Njie features earthy tones finished with top notes of cardamom.

Last date to order: June 15.

For the dad who is decidedly not a “trainer guy”

If he turns his nose up at a pair of New Balances, why not treat him to a proper pair of leather shoes. We like this two-tone pair from Uptown Yardie.

Last date to order: June 11.

For the low-key dad

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He’s got enough Uniqlo tees already.

Last date to order: June 16.

For the dad who says he doesn’t want anything

At least get him a nice card so he has something to open. These cards come with customisable options such as no hair, or a beard.

Last date to order: June 14.

And finally … something to wrap his gift in

The Copper Fruit’s wrapping paper is made from recycled materials, is completely biodegradable, and is far more interesting looking than a roll from Paperchase.

Last date to order: June 15.

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19 Father’s Day Gifts From Black-Owned Businesses