African Inspired Father's Day Gift Guide
Father's Day is the day we celebrate our father's and father figures. The often unsung hero's in our lives who love unconditionally with strength and wisdom. Reflektion Design has curated a list of 10 African inspired Father's day gifts that will put a smile on his face because he'll see himself in these gifts. Each culturally rich item in this guide is made by black owned businesses with purpose and intentionality.
Let me know in the comments below which one of these extraordinary gifts your dad, hubby, brother, or mentor will receive. I've got my eyes on #3, 9, and 10.
African Inspired Father's Day Gift Guide
10. Chocolate Bar - ‘57 Chocolate
The perfect gift for dads with a sweet tooth. Ghana-based ‘57 chocolatier is named in honor of the year of Ghana’s independence in 1957. The family-operated business started by the Addison sisters offers milk, dark and vanilla chocolate delicacies with or without sea salt, almonds, and toasted coconut. You will spoil your dad with this sweet treat. What I love most about this gift is they ship internationally within 3-5 days so you can treat your date with a unique gift straight from the motherland.
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9. African Design Cigar Box - DJ Wolfe Studio
This bright and striking wood cigar box will be a wonderful addition to your dad's cigar collection. Hand painted in graphic African patterns this is not your typical cigar box this box is for the culture. Even if your dad doesn't smoke cigars this might inspire him to take up the hobby.
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8. African Print Fabric Bow Ties & Pocket Squares - Afrilege
There’s nothing a like a well-dressed brotha! And nobody look as good dressed to the nines than your dad. The Afriledge African print fabic bow tie and pocket square set is a statement maker. The pattern is striking and fill your dad with confidence and pride at work or Sunday service.
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7. It Was Never About the Flag T Shirt - Power In Black
Your father and brothers are the biggest football fans you know. Yet, the past two years have come and gone without any mention of a football game, trash talk or praise about any team. The men in your life have stood on principle and kneel with Colin. This t shirt represents the truth, why Colin Kaepernick chose to bring attention to the economic, educational and political disenfranchisement we face. This shirt is a MVP Father’s Day gift!
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6. Beard Man’s Gift Set - Nature Boy Products
For the bearded man who has an holistic approach to skincare, the Nature Boy gift set is the one! It contains the natural, earthy scent of black soap, along with a beard oil, balm and conditioner made from essentials oils (coconut, grape seed, jojoba, argan and others). It has a clean, natural smell unlike skin care products loaded with chemicals. Perfect Father's Day gift for the man in your life who likes to stay beard game strong.
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5. King Ceramic Mug - Reign Entertainment Co.
You’re looking for unique gift that represents your dad, grand daddy or favorite uncle this is a great one. Not often do we see images representing black men in their natural powerful state. Reign Entertainment has created what is an obvious choice in their King Ceramic Mug. What a regal gift to shower the Kings in your life.
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These African print fabric pins are symbolic of Pan-African details perfect for your Garvey-ite dad this Father’s Day. These RBG lapel pins contain the red, black, green colors along with African mud cloth inspired pattern. They are right for adding a spark to dad’s denim jacket, dress shirt collars, the strap of his laptop bag or camera strap (for those photojournalist or lovers of dark room photography). He will find so many surprising ways to rep the Pan-African ideology.
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3. Laser Cut Africa Medallion Bead Necklace- Ed Fountain Jewelry and Leather
Your dad, or father figure is not afraid to rep the Motherland and he'll rock this wood bead necklace with laster cut Africa medallion with pride. What I love about this necklace (besides the laser detail) is its versatility. He can wear this necklace with a t shirt and jeans or polo and khakis. Ed Fountain also carries premium leather wallets, card holders and bead bracelets so you could create a memorable gift set that sings culture.
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This Amour Noir sweatshirt has the detailing of a black leather heart intercut with the plaid section of the African continent. What a great love story this shirt reps for your daddy’s love of African and African-American history. Now this is a Father’s day gift! Perfect for dads of all ages.
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1. Nelson Mandela Limited Edition Print - Frequency of Love
Nelson Mandela was a freedom fighter, a husband and a leader who represents so many things to so many people. His strength in the face of adversity relates to black men all over the world including your dad. I think he, your brother or mentor would love to add this beautiful artwork made with African print fabric and photography to their home or office. A reminder that we've come a long way thanks to individuals like Nelson Mandela but the marathon continues.
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We wish every dad and father figure a Father’s Day filled with love, community and some of the magnificent goodies above! These gifts will enhance your loved ones wardrobe, art collection, skincare regimen and remind them who’s King! Now the chocolate is just something sweet to enjoy, like daddy.
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