The Best Father’s Day Gifts from Local Black-Owned Businesses

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fathers day gift guide

Father’s Day is right around the corner! And for many of us (myself included), the pressures and stresses of the past few months – the pandemic and social justice issues to name two – have pushed it to the back burner.

Luckily, there’s still plenty of time to find something special while supporting important causes. Here are our favorite Father’s Day gifts for dads from local, black-owned businesses.

ALL VERY GOODS: FACE MASKS

Whether dad already has an amazing collection of masks or has been hesitant to wear one regularly, a face mask from All Very Goods should get him excited about pandemic-friendly accessories. The masks are 100% cotton and do more than keep dad and his community safe. For every mask sold, one is donated to local organizations supporting essential workers. Plus, 100% of the profits from face masks sold in June will go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Bail Fund Network.

Buy a mask or learn more about the shop here.

CALABASH TEA & TONIC: SPICE BLEND

Spice blend

Does dad love to cook? Then a spice blend 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 Voodoo Child Creole and Jamaican Jerk Seasonings best.

Buy a spice blend or learn more about the shop here.

DISTRICT OF CLOTHING: DAD HAT

district of clothing common purpose 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.

Buy a hat or learn more about the shop here.

JANELLE WILLIAMS CONSULTING: PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Janelle Williams organization

One thing the last few months have taught me 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!

Book a consultation or learn more about the shop here.

KHERPA'S RAW FOOD JUICE BAR: FRESH JUICES

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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.

Order online or learn more about the shop here.

MAHOGANY BOOKS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

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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.

Buy a book or learn more about the shop here.

NICOLE CROWDER: MEDITATION PILLOW

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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.

Buy a meditation pillow or learn more about the shop here.

NUBIAN HUEMAN: GROOMING PRODUCTS

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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.

Buy grooming products or learn more about the shop here.

ROAMING ROOSTER: CHICKEN DINNER

Roaming Rooster

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)!

Order online or learn more about the shop here.

SIYO BOUTIQUE: FATHER'S DAY CARD

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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.

Buy a card or learn more about the shop here.

SUPERMOM CULTURE: T-SHIRT

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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.

Buy a tee or learn more about the shop here.

THREADLEAF: RAILROAD TOTE

Railroad tote

I’ve always been a fan of tote bags – they’re sturdy, they fit everything, and they’re always in style. This railroad tote from Threadleaf is perfect for dads and will fit his work from home supplies, along with diapers, snacks, and whatever else he may need when heading out with the kids.

Buy a tote or learn more about the shop here.

Do know a favorite black-owned business with a great gift for dad? Please share below!