• UPD Team

30 + 1 #BlackOwned Lit Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Updated: Aug 31, 2018


Typically, what Fathers have come to expect on Father’s Day is laughable when compared to the all out efforts that Mothers not only enjoy but in some cases, rightfully demand. Well, this year, you can make Father’s Day lit with our UPD Guide to Father’s Day Gifting.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS/GROOMING

Therapeutate Parfums


(tpeta.com)

Rodney Hughes is a natural perfumer who launched his Brooklyn based company Therapeutate Parfums as 100% botanical fragrance and apothecary masterfully crafted employing raw minerals that are organic, wild-harvested, and therapeutic,” as mentioned on the company’s website.


228 Grant Street Candle Co.


(228.grant.com)

228 Grant Street Candle Co. is a small batch candle company specializing in scented hand poured natural soy candles.


The Cut Buddy


(thecutbuddy.com)

The Cut Buddy is a beard- and hair-shaping tool for those wanting to feel that “fresh from the barbershop” confidence in between barber visits.


Solo Noir For Men


(solonoir.com)

Solo Noir is an 100% All - Natural grooming line that addresses ingrown hairs, acne, and skin imperfections. Visit them at www.solonoir.comto purchase.


Scotch Porter


(scotchporter.com)

Scotch Porter is a premium-affordable men’s grooming brand, with a focus on delivering efficacious, high-quality products that give men the confidence, courage, and style they need to go out in the world and crush it.


Dr. Goat Beard & Facial


(dr.goatbfc.com)

At Dr. Goat Beard & facial, we know that perfect beard and facial care is something every man strives to achieve.


Shear & Shine


(shearandshine.com)

Shear & Shine is known as UK’s first hair and grooming brand for Black men, Shear & Shine has been winning in beard game since 2016.





MEN'S APPAREL



Son Son


(sonson.com)

Founded by Rashima Sonson, Son Son is a fashion-forward destination providing memories that can be passed from “one son to another.


My Suited Life


(mysuitedlife.com)

My Suited Life aims to offer an extraordinary collection of fashion-forward accessories for the dapper crowd. Founders: Lonzell Fogle and Breyon Williams


The Dapper Box


(dapperbox.com)

The Dapper Black Box is a subscription box providing dapper accessories and personal care products for today’s gentlemen.


Flame Keepers Hat Club


(harlem+bespoke)

FlameKeepers Hat Club is a locally owned store offering an array of sophisticated hats for men, in many styles. Founder: Marc Williamson


Blue Soles Shoes


(bluesolesshoes.com)

Blue Sole Shoes is one of the few emerging boutiques helping solidify Philadelphia as a budding fashion forward city.  


Armando Cabral Shoes


(armandocabral.com)

Armando Cabral shoes are Inspired by timeless design, easy elegance and luxurious comfort. The brand merges minimalism with intricate details and innovative technical construction. Founder: Armando Cabral.


Benjamin Banneker Watches


(benjaminbannekerwatches.com)

Banneker, Inc. is a watch and clock company founded in 2003 by Derrick Holmes. The watch and clock offerings of the company are differentiated in the marketplace by virtue of a unique design feature that connects us to our legendary namesake.



Seventeenth Watches


(seventeenthwatches.com)

Seventeenth Watches offers Minimalist Time Pieces. Veteran Owned & Operated. Seventeenth is a pioneer in watchmaking style, creating a union between simplicity and class.


SPGBK Watches


(spgbkwatches.com)

At SPGBK Watches their goal is to challenge the norm, by developing purposeful watches that are more affordable, more sustainable, and more ethically inspired.




GAMES/TECH


MekaMon Robots


(mekamon.com)

Co-created by a young British-Nigerian engineer, MekaMons are four-legged robots that players can control via a smartphone using a companion app for augmented reality game play. Multiple players can battle their bots against each other. MekaMon is available in the Apple Store and the manufacturer’s website.


Blebrity


(blerbity.com)

Actor and activist Jesse Williams launched the Blebrity app, the blackest trivia app game you’ve ever played.


Tip Off


(tipoff.com)

TipOff is a fun, app-based word guessing game not only promises good times and a way of connecting with family and friends, it also raises money for scholarships to historically black colleges.


TRAVEL AND LEISURE


Dream Vacations


(dreamvacationsfranchise.com)

Dream Vacations is a black-owned travel franchise that caters to and accommodates the needs of clients, recommending destinations and resorts that make guests feel welcome.


Salamander Resort & Spa


(salamanderresort&spa.com)

Set on 340 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains amid Virginia’s famed horse country and lush vineyards, and just 40 miles to the west of Washington Dulles International Airport, Salamander Resort & Spa is designed to blend into the natural environment in which it sits.


Paradise Cove


(paradisecoveanguilla.com)

Located In a secluded garden, a stone’s throw from two of the world’s most pristine white sand beaches is Paradise Cove, where hospitality, friends and the easy and elegant lifestyle of Anguilla await.


Morehead Manor B&B


(moreheadmanor.com)

Morehead Manor, one of Durham’s premier Bed & Breakfasts. Durham is home of great food & entertainment, fun & relaxation. Book a stay for your special Father so he can enjoy it all!


Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club

(innisbrookgolfresort.com)

Sheila C. Johnson’s Salamander® Hotels & Resorts has united three of Florida’s finest golf and family resorts to create Innisbrook, offering luxurious, relaxing escapes and innumerable opportunities to create happy memories – whether a golf trip, family vacation or romantic getaway.


Innclusive


(inclussive.com)

Innclusive is a global travel community that provides experiences and events with a focus on including and celebrating travelers of color.


Airfordable


(airfordable.com)

Airfordable, a Chicago-based, black-owned startup, is making it easier to afford flights so that you can go on a trip without having to pay a huge lump sum.


THINKING OUT OF THE BOX


The Kiva Gift Card


(Kiva.com)

The Kiva Card is a quick, easy, and meaningful gift option that gives your friends, colleagues, and family a way to support entrepreneurs around the globe. For as little as $25, Kiva Cards give those special people in your life the opportunity to change someone else’s—halfway around the world or even in their own backyard.


Sparkgift


(sparkgift.com)

With SparkGift you can give factional shares of stocks and index funds.Using SparkGift, you can give someone a piece of Apple stock, Google stock or Vanguard index fund, with just $20.00.


FOOD AND BEVERAGE


Capital City Mambo Sauce


(capitalcity.com)

Capital City Co. is a family-owned company based in the Maryland suburbs, owned by Charles and Arsha Jones. Mambo sauce originated in the D.C. area, according to the company’s website. Pick up the sauce in D.C. or have it shipped via ordering online.


Longevity Wines


(longevitywines.com)

Longgevity Wines is a family-owned winery located in California’s Livermore Valley wine region. From their website, “We handle everything from bin to bottle,” says winemaker Phil Long.


Finally Ginger


Finally Ginger founder Carol Emeruwa started baking ginger cookies 30 years ago to please the finicky taste buds of her child when chocolate chip cookies weren’t cutting it.







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