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Father’s Day Gift Guide

After spending three-plus months in isolation, when every day has felt largely the same, we are taking every opportunity to celebrate. Father’s Day is this weekend (!), so I put together this Father’s Day gift guide because I’ve been looking for special ways to honor the men in my life, from my own husband to friends, uncles and grandpas. Since Jared hasn’t been filming, we’ve gotten to spend a ton of time together. It’s been wonderful…most of the time. He’s been incredibly helpful in supporting me and being the best dad he can be (which may include roughhousing on his end!)

In that spirit, this Father’s Day gift guide features items that are sure to make your favorite men smile. Bonus: This list has gifts that start at $6, and features nine items from black-owned businesses, for those who want to support entrepreneurs of color. Happy gifting!

1. Cuisinart Indoor Griddler $70 

This gift is a win for you, too: Bring the grill inside, so your guy can cook up steaks and burgers even on rainy days.

2. Golde Matcha Turmeric Latte Blend $29

Jared drinks this every morning for a jitter-free boost. It’s sold out at the moment, so pre-order to stock up!

3. Soul Fit Grill Soul Pack Seasoning Kit $33

In 2015, Chaz Daughtry started SoulFitGrill, a line of tasty seasonings that are all-natural, low-sodium, non-preservative, vegan and paleo friendly, because he wanted to make a healthier alternative to the soul food his grandma cooked growing up. He also has a 6-acre urban community garden in Houston, where he grows and tests herbs for new spice blends—and he invites people living in food deserts to pick veggies for free. How amazing is that? 

4. OuterKnown BBQ Shirt $78

This organic cotton and hemp blend shirt is soft and airy and comes in lots of fun prints. 

5. Klur Skincare $22 and up

Up your favorite guy’s skincare routine with these clean, simple, sustainable products.

6. New World Sourdough cookbook $23

I admit it: We’re getting on the sourdough train. The delicious bread is so fun to make as a family, so I know Jared will love this book from award-winning baker Bryan Ford.

7. Sol Cacao Chocolate Bars $6

There’s nothing like high-quality chocolate, and this one is a new favorite. Founded by three brothers who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, Sol Cacao is an artisan “bean to bar” chocolate manufacturer in the South Bronx. They make three types of bars—dark chocolate from Ecuador, Peru, and Madagascar—and each bar contains only two ingredients: cacao beans and raw cane sugar. 

8. Red Bay Coffee $19 and up

These days, it feels like adults everywhere are running on fumes and coffee. Who wouldn’t want to wake up with Coltrane medium roast and Slow Burn espresso?

9. Between the World and Me $15.50

As I mentioned in a recent blog post, I’m reading this powerful book by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Written as a series of letters to his teenage son, Coates explores what it’s like to raise a black child in America. It’s been very eye-opening for me, and I believe anyone who reads this book will appreciate it. 

10. Eddie Bauer Guide Pro Pants $56

My husband is so obsessed with these pants I have to wait until he falls asleep so I can wash them. (Shhh!) 

11. Big Red’s Hot Sauce Flavor Tour Pack $58

Jared likes to put hot sauce on everything, from eggs to meats, so I know this sampler of nine Arizona-style hot sauces from husband and wife team Paul and Tasia Ford will be a big hit. I like that this pack let’s us sample all kinds of flavors, from Prickly Pear Sweet & Spicy Hot Sauce to God’s Wrath Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce. 

12. Heated Back, Neck & Shoulder Massager $56

Because even dudes need some pampering now and then.

13. Willy Board Shorts $80

These slim-cut swim trunks are stylish and comfortable in the water and on land. 

14. Maison Noir Other People’s Pinot Noir $25

Maison Noir is a wine and T-shirt line founded by sommelier André Hueston Mack in 2007. This Pinot Noir is earthy and spicy, and the shirts ($25 and up) are super cool and unique. 

15. Mystery Tackle Box Subscription $20-$40/month

Your favorite fisherman will love this recurring gift of new tackle each month. 

What are you gifting the dads in your life this Father’s Day? I’d love to know!

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  • Whollyhailey

    My guy is a sauce man and loves his spice! That sampler is perfect! Thanks for continuing to share with us, Gen. ❤️

  • Annmarie Mugrauer

    I’m definitely going to buy that Soul Fit seasoning kit (I love hearing about new items) and give the chocolate bars a try as well. In my opinion you can’t go wrong with chocolate.

    Thank you for the recommendation!

  • Erin

    I’m not very creative when it comes to gift giving sadly XD but my father and step father are both receiving hand made cards (I got stencils and card stock from Michael’s and some markers too). My dad loves beer, so my brother and I are taking him to a local microbrewery in our area for a nice dinner, and my step dad has been doing a lot of work on his and my mom’s house to get it ready to sell in the future, so I’m getting a few perennials and some other simple herbs (NOT MINT HOLY COW) to grow in the front and back yards by the house – I’m also planning to help him weed the front beds and remove the dead plants so we can spruce things up and make them look nice 😀

  • Suzanne Lopez-Calleja

    These are fantastic! The grill and neck massager are going to be making an appearance this Father’s Day for sure. Fondly Suzanne

  • Carolyn

    I actually bought the mystery tackle box for my son for Xmas and it is still going strong 6 months later. The grill though that is definitely going on my hubby’s Father’s day list 😉 Thanks so much for the great ideas. 🙂

  • Diane Creamer

    Ordered the any Bauer pants for my son. I’m sure he’ll love them. Thanks for the tip.

  • Michelle

    We really got to enjoy Father’s Day this year. With everything slowed down we could actually enjoy the day. My husband loves technology so we bought him a ring doorbell that has a camera and connects to Alexa so we all had fun fiddling with that all day!

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