Treat the fathers in your life to something special this Father’s Day 2020 from the UK Black-owned brands featured in our Melan Magazine gift guide.
Each day presents an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable men in our lives, but it’s Father’s Day, so we think they deserve something just that extra bit more thoughtful. Our Father’s Day Gift Guide is an uplifting collection of UK Black-owned brands to splurge on, spanning from men’s grooming essentials to fashion, food and drinks, health and beauty brands, and must-read Black male authors.
Independent Black businesses have united together in recent weeks and flooded our social media feeds with their brilliance. To keep the momentum going, these are our hand-picked gift ideas for him this Father’s Day and beyond.
Look out for any exclusive Father’s Day discounts and definitely bookmark these brands to shop with all-year round.
Whether the man in your life has a low-key sense of style or is a trendsetter at heart, there will be an item in this list to suit every taste. Moniola Cann’s My Buba Prints offers playful African patterns, sourced directly from Ghana, while Tasha’s Chic Boutique infuses culture into clothing and beautiful accessories. There’s so much energy in all of these unique designs; powerful is how he’ll feel wearing any of these men’s and unisex pieces.
Flag-Printed Cufflinks (Saint Kitts and Nevis pictured), £12, Tasha’s Chic Boutique
Bold Red Print Bow Tie | £155 | Mocaro
Stay Low and Build Hoodie | £35 | SZND
Matching Father And Son Bow Ties | £27.99 | My Buba Prints
Black Power T-shirt | £12.99 | Sagi-Tees
Established and emerging brands are working hard to cater to Black men’s skin and hair – particularly their beards. Fro-ganics French Eighty Beard Balm range is lightweight but packed with vitamin-rich oils to nourish skin and strengthen the hair follicles. Ksoni’s scents are gender neutral. As a sustainable brand dedicated to being plastic-free, their range of shampoos, conditioners and body washes are in aluminium packaging. From all the brands, expect ethically-sourced ingredients, specially-crafted oil blends and sophistication. They’ll gain a smile from even the most hard-to-please dads.
Goodman Beard Care Brush Capsule | £21.99 | Goodman Factory
Bè Beard Balm Bundle | £12 | SheaButterByBè (Bag a free item using discount code FATHERSDAY)
Jivati Rejuvenating Body Wash | £16 | Ksoni
French Eighty Beard Balm | £11.99 | Fro-ganics
Aaron Wallace: 3-Step Haircare System | £37 | Aaron Wallace
Health & Beauty
Health and beauty needs a holistic approach as does fitness, according to the SOH Fit duo Lela and Joe, who you can book for personal training sessions over Zoom as a post-Father’s Day fitness boost. Or he might appreciate a Hapi Bottle to encourage him to drink more water in style. Plus, the company is offering 25% off Father’s Day purchases with the code DAD25. Whether he enjoys health and beauty, or if he needs a gentle nudge in some places, we have a little something, something below for sure.
Online Personal Training Sessions | £160 for 8 sessions (save £80) | SOH Fit
The Modern Man Perfume Oils | £20 – £55 | Mood And Seasons (Buy 2 get 1 free with discount code Scentinthrees)
Anti Frizz and Breakage Beard Pillowcase | £18 | The Happy Hair Co.
‘The Hustle’ Hapi Bottles | £25 | Hapi Bottles
Foot Spa Set | £17.50 | Love Rems
Food & Drink
Whoever said the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach wasn’t lying. But what he eats, we kind of eat too so this is a list of food and drink companies to stir his and your taste buds. &Poca is an independent start-up specialising in flavourful, handcrafted condiments to elevate your favourite meals through ‘heat done well’. The jams can be an addition to your plate or paired with your favourite cheese. Keeping up the quality, London Kings Rum and Cabby’s White Rum are both award-winning alcohol brands and highly recommended, so tell Mr Man to thank us later.
Black Cherry Premium Rum | £68 | London Kings Rum
Jollof Sauce | £5.99 | Chilli Chop Co
Father’s Day Biscuits | £8.20 | Couture Surprises
Scotch Bonnet Chilli Jam (Mild or Hot) | £5 | &Poca
Cabby’s White Rum | £29.50 | Taxi Spirit Co
Unapologetic is the only way to describe the titles in this exciting list of books from Black British male authors. They’re must-reads that explore an array of themes relevant to Black men today from how society defines masculinity to the reality of navigating the corporate world and bossing it in the kitchen. (Yes, we’ve included a cookbook in there). It’s certainly not all heavy reading though. Nels Abbey’s Think Like a White Man has been praised for making readers laugh and The Clapback – well, Elijah Lawal’s title speaks for itself we think.
Think Like a White Man by Nels Abbey | £8.99 | Amazon
That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu | £8.99 | Amazon
Original Flava: Caribbean Recipes from Home by Craig and Shaun McAnuff | £16 | Amazon
The Clapback by Elijah Lawal | £8 | Amazon
Mask Off: Masculinity Defined by JJ Bola | £4.99 | Pluto Books
This Father’s Day #MelanMagGiftGuide compiled and written by Vicky Gayle – Follow her: @vi_gayle