Father’s Day is upon us. Kobe left a bomb legacy of what fatherhood looks and feels like for girl dads around the globe. Vanessa Bryant, his wife, said he never left the toilet seat up at home. Every woman who has a bathroom understands the depths of love in that single act. It showed his private level of accommodation, consideration, and care for the women in his life. President Obama speaks with pride about how strong his girls are. In spite of the stressful social climate, Dads are sipping tea in play kitchens, playing dress up, educating their kids about personal finance, loving their queens, and doing everything it takes to be a fully invested partner in their families. Here are some gift ideas in preparation for Dad’s holiday.
For the Craft Beer Connoisseur
Buy him a craft beer subscription. Well, sort of. Shipping beer across state lines is difficult legally, soooo this Black-owned company got creative. No surprise there. First Sip Brew Box has three subscription levels including products made with beer. From soaps to edible barley bars, to wearable gear you can choose monthly surprises or make a one-time purchase. How cool is it to get a box that he can enjoy and pair with his local beer purchases? We are really feeling this idea.
For the Groomed Man in your Life
Beards have grown so popular that they have over 9 million posts with thebeard gang hashtag. For natural product creators this is a lucrative business opportunity and Black businesses did not disappoint. Beard Organics offers proprietary oils, sandalwood combs, vitamins and blog resources to support your king’s self-care efforts.
Luxury grooming by Robert D’Vonn proudly provides luxury high quality beard grooming products and services. What differentiates them from other businesses and beard grooming providers is their product is all natural and they tout that their customer service is unparalleled.
For the Man Who Loves Luxury Shoes and More
RON DONOVAN is a New York-based luxury lifestyle brand. The company began building custom footwear for men with “extreme size” feet. However, they soon began catering to the needs of men and women of all sizes who appreciate style and understand the value of quality. Whether you shop from their ready-to-wear collection or you partner with them for a customized accessory the process serves anyone up to a men’s size 16.
Sock it to me now
Kimchi Socks is based in South Korea and is for the fashionisto dad who understands that socks are statement pieces. This gift is for the one who knows when they sit or cross their legs, and those socks peak out, they speak volumes about his personal taste and the message he’s sending the world that day. They win for the best supporting role for any great shoe. Their focus is to create sock designs with meaning behind it. Their website is coming soon but you can place orders by calling 1.888.KIMCHI.0 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Athletic Dad
Sports enthusiasts make a fast break to customize any ball at Name Your Ballz. The name says it all. Stay hype for any game whether it’s for personal use, for the squad, or a gift to a special sports fan. They use a unique technology that will provide clarity, quality and durability to last for years to come. The entire process, from ordering to shipping and handling is done in-house.
Sneaker Heads Stand Up!
There is nothing like a brutha with a fresh fade and rockin’ his sneakers with a nice fit. The feeling he’ll get from that new sneaker smell is exhilarating. Nike has always been on the right side of history. When Kapernick took a knee to peacefully protest police brutality, Nike had his back; when the world tried to demonize Serena’s after-baby body, they had her back. When you see their one-minute video acknowledging the pain of Black people and encouraging everyone to be part of the change they are standing in line with what they have always done.
The Custom Movement
For the serious, hip hop culture sneaker heads you cannot just buy a pair and not get them customized. Take it up a notch with an artist’s collective. Choose an artist from around the world who you can purchase and have your shoe designed by for that extra extra.
Outside of the gym shoes and custom sneaker design collective, all gifts listed were sourced from Official Black Wall Street, the largest global platform and app helping consumers find and support Black-owned businesses. Show the world how important it is to support Black entrepreneurs, and look fly while doing it, in their official merch line.