With so much turmoil in recent days, we all see the importance of loving, cherishing and celebrating our loved ones; especially our black men. With Father’s Day just around the corner it’s the perfect opportunity to show love while also showing support to another important cause; Black lives matter.
As a black woman, with a black husband, and 2 black children, it’s important to me that I support in anyway that I can. One of those ways is buy supporting the businesses that directly serve and teach them.These businesses not only cater to the black community, but to others. There are so many new products and businesses that I was surprised to see over the past week and I want to be more proactive in sharing with my audience.
Father’s day seemed like a great way to continue the conversation. Because it lands on day 21, I thought it would be fun to highlight 21 great gift ideas for the father or special men in your life. All of the suggested are all from either black owned designers, retailers or business owners. However, this does not mean they only cater to African-american males; they can be enjoyed by all races. I also connected most of them to the direct retailer so the profit will be received directly. I’m sure you will find some great options to make a perfect Father’s day gift.
Dear Black Men is a window into our souls. It requires us to ask the hard questions, place ourselves in a Black man’s shoes, listen to understand, acknowledge our behavior, atone for our short-sightedness, and begin again with clarity and true understanding.
Steve Harvey tells you how to achieve your dreams using the gift you already have. He explains how that gift is your greatest chance of success and fulfilling your purpose, and is yours alone.
Don’t see a book you like? You can also purchase a gift card or shop online from one of these black owned book stores.
Art of Homage: A high end Christian apparel brand with a loved modern approach. Check out the worship pocket sweatshirt; one of their bestsellers below
The Brooklyn Circus: A menswear brand of tailored casual clothing seeking to inspire the way America dresses; finding inspiration in the pages of history books
Wear Brims: A line of luxury fedoras handcrafted in America. Become a member to receive notifications of limited features
Armando Cabral: Portuguese model and designer Armando Cabral’s line of Italian crafted luxurious and modern footwear
Bohten: A global company that produces prescription and sunglasses frames using sustainable material sourced from Africa
Grey Candle Company: Premium fragrance house providing luxury fragrance moments with organic ingredients and custom blended oils
Maison Noir Wines: A lifestyle project by sommelier Andre Hueston Mack started in 2007. Hosting distinctive garage wines as well as a t-shirt line
Solo Noir for Men: Created by entrepreneur Andrea Polk. A modern masculine line of grooming products crafted from organic, all natural materials
Beard Etiquette: A most sought after beard oil handcrafted with sweet almond oil, black castor oil and hemp seed oil
Pure Fanatics: Handcrafted with shea butter, almond oil and mango butter; a brand dedicated to making skin products with a minimal approach and pure ingredients
Bevel Razor: Owner Tristan Walker is dedicated to making health and beauty simple for people of color. This sleek brass number prevents bumps and irritation
Chris Collins: Former brand ambassador for Polo Ralph Lauren, Chris Collins created a fragrance line inspired by a mix Harlem’s rich history and life immersion in Paris.
Ovation for Men: Created by Shawn Crenshaw, Fadelf Jackson and Cecil Cross from their admiration of luxury fragrances; they created this line to celebrate men of color
Savoir Faire Cologne: Their signature scent by artist Chris Classic, filled with top notes of tomato leaf and leather blended, bottled and boxed by hand
Benson Watches: Created by Marcel Benson; he creates pieces that serve as sparks of inspiration; like this rose gold number
Talley and Twine: For the man of style, tastemakers, trendsetters and trailblazers. Clean and classic designs like this Worley Chronograph
Made Leather Company: Founded by Lenise Williams, her love of Morocco inspires her handmade leather designs for men and women
Hopefully you received some inspiration with these options for Father’s Day while being able to support some great black owned businesses. Dad sure won’t be disappointed this year.