Father’s Day is right around the corner! And we have sourced some great Father’s Day gifts for dad from local, black-owned businesses.
ALL VERY GOODS: FACE MASKS
Does Dad have a bandana? If not, All Very Goods should has him covered with this accessory. The bandanas are 100% cotton and can add texture to an outfit or double as a mask. We especially love the night forest bandana as seen on @thedistrictbloke and the new frame bandana.
CALABASH TEA & TONIC: SPICE BLEND
Does dad love to cook? Check out the unique spices from Calabash Tea & Tonic is the perfect Father’s Day gift! Each has been carefully designed or curated by Sunyatta Amen, inspired by her Syrian-Jamaican/Cuban family’s spice buying adventures. They all look delicious, but I think my husband would love the Spell on You Creole Seasoning and Jamaican Jerk Seasonings best.
DISTRICT OF CLOTHING: DAD HAT
I love District of Clothing‘s DC-centric and social justice-oriented messages, emblazoned across t-shirts and hats. My Father’s Day favorite is the Common Purpose “dad hat,” which was designed to celebrate the unity of intention and harmony since we need it now more than ever. Even better? Each purchase supports COVID-19 relief through the World Central Kitchen.
JANELLE WILLIAMS CONSULTING: PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION
One thing this pandemic has taught us after being home so much is that I would really benefit from being better organized. I can’t believe how much clutter accumulates throughout the day with all of us at home! My husband is a neat freak and it’s driving him crazy. So, professional home organization by a professional like Janelle Williams would probably be his dream gift. She does office organization, too, so keep her in mind for whenever you’re able to go back into work!
KHERPA'S RAW FOOD JUICE BAR: FRESH JUICES
Is dad on a health kick? Shouldn’t we all be after almost three months at home?! Kherpa’s Raw Food Juice Bar is here for us. From refreshing and light green juices to more filling (but still raw) dishes like curry cauliflower and creamy collards, this is a takeout option that will leave everyone feeling healthy and refreshed, ready to do whatever activities dad has in store for the day.
MAHOGANY BOOKS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS
We all know that reading to our children, especially the youngest ones, is one of the best things we can do to help them learn and grow. Today, many of us are searching for books that showcase diversity and anti-racism. Mahogany Books has an amazing selection and is the first place you should look for a special book for dad to read to the kids.
NICOLE CROWDER: MEDITATION PILLOW
Maybe you’re lucky and the dad in your life is very zen. Maybe you’re like me and you wish he was. Either way, one of Nicole Crowder Upholstery’s beautiful meditation pillows would be a thoughtful gift for dad. You can select from her list of fabrics or, if you’re feeling brave, go for the “Designer’s Choice” so the gift is a surprise for you, too.
NUBIAN HUEMAN: GROOMING PRODUCTS
Does dad have a beard? Up his grooming game with these products from Nubian Hueman. They’ve got everything dad could want, from beard wash to beard balm, plus other men’s products like masculine shampoos and soaps. Easily build a gift by clicking on an item and scrolling down to the bottom of their page to see a list of complementary products.
ROAMING ROOSTER: CHICKEN DINNER
I love to cook, and takeout is a pretty rare treat for my family. When we do order, my husband’s one requirement is that we’re ordering something we can’t cook at home. Fried chicken fits the bill! Roaming Rooster is offering its famous fried chicken for pickup and delivery, and it would definitely be a hit meal on Father’s Day (or any other day)!
SIYO BOUTIQUE: FATHER'S DAY CARD
One of my favorite things about Mother’s Day is the card my children give me, so I always look for a good one for my husband when Father’s Day comes around. Siyo Boutique has a great selection of cards for dads that are perfect for the holiday. I love her hand lettering and sense of humor, and I know any of these would bring a smile to any dad’s face.
SUPERMOM CULTURE: T-SHIRT
Supermom Culture is a local business that is committed to creating place where mothers can feel seen and understood. But, dads need love, too! They created this dad version of their popular Supermom shirt, just in time for Father’s Day. It’s 100% cotton and perfect for the super dad in your life.
Do know a favorite black-owned business with a great gift for dad? Please share below!