Part of the Strategist UK team, staff writer
Chris Mandle covers everything from menswear to kitschy carafes — but his first love will always be his German shower vacuum.
Whether you’re spending
Father’s Day with your dad or your chosen family, or you’re simply celebrating on Zoom, there’s still time to get the perfect gift before June 21. 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.
This guide to
caring for cacti and succulents, from Prick in Dalston, offers styling tips (and would look nice on his coffee table).
This Essex-based, African-inspired company makes sauces and
condiments, like this chutney, which you can get in mild, medium, or hot.
Introduce this West Lothian–based rum brand to his
If a tea is his
drink of choice, consider this slightly spiced Indian blend, with cinnamon, lemongrass, and clove.
scented shampoo bar is a greener alternative to using products in plastic bottles.
This trio of products is specially designed for black
hair, according to the creators, and includes mango butter and black-seed oil.
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.
bath salts contain Dead Sea salt, essential oils, and coconut milk powder and come in a handsome amber glass jar.
This sweatshirt looks cosy, but also grown-up enough to wear to the
Get him something for the
new arrival, like these pants from Leicester-based Mom Made UK.
These 30 illustrated cards cover milestones such as the
baby’s first holiday, first tooth, and first Christmas.
This gold-plated enamel pin would look great pinned to the front of his
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.
Get him a
classic white T-shirt, embellished with a little attitude.
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.
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.
We really like this tropical orange-and-white paper from Tihara Smith.
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