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17 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, (or you’ve actually managed to bag a dinner booking) there’s still time to get the perfect gift before June 20. 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. Here are some of our favourites.

For the dad who likes a condiment

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

For the dad who will still be BBQing in September

There’s nothing wrong with gifting your dad socks, especially when they’re the type that’s generally not fussed about gifts. This jacquard pair is super soft, and made from organic cotton. They’re also a bit longer than your standard, so there won’t be a flash of ankle between shoe and trouser-end.

For the dad who never says no to a nightcap

Combining the methods and ingredients used in the rum-making process in Jamaica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize, this rum adds a London spin with vanilla, gold cherry, and roasted coffee-bean notes. A special edition to your dad’s drinks cabinet.

For the dad returning to the office

A grown-up lunchbox (with no plastic in sight) might be just the trick for dads dipping their toes back into the commute. The nifty roll clips keep everything secure (though not leakproof) and the containers are all dishwasher safe, too.

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).

For the dad who never says no to a brew

If a tea is his drink of choice, consider this slightly spiced Indian blend, with cinnamon, lemongrass, and clove.

For the dad who’s eco-conscious

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

For the dad who uses whatever is in the shower

This trio of products is specially designed for black hair, according to the creators, and includes mango butter and black-seed oil.

For the dad with loves to sport 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.

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.

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

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

For the (very) new dad

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

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.

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.

For the dad who shoots hoops

This colourful basketball from designer Yinka Ilori is part of a limited-edition run. The basketball was formed as part of Ilori’s design of Canary Wharf’s first ever basketball court in Bank Street Park.

[Editor’s note: This basketball is available to pre-order now.]

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.

And finally … something to wrap his gift in

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We really like this tropical orange-and-white paper from Tihara Smith.

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17 Father’s Day Gifts From Black-Owned Businesses