When it comes to buying gifts for men, it can be tough to know where to start. What do you buy the man who has everything? Or the guy who is notoriously hard to shop for?
Fear not, because we’ve put together a list of the best gifts for him – no matter what the occasion. From trendy accessories and cool gadgets to classic items he’ll love forever, we’ve got you covered. So take a look through our guide and find the perfect gift for that special guy in your life!
If your man has been growing a beard, then you probably know how much time and energy is spent maintaining it. Or maybe the opposite, and you think he might need a bit of help with his beard care routine. Either way, this beard and aftershave balm from Mr Blackmans will be the perfect gift for him.
This balm is made with a luxurious blend of coconut oils, avocado oils, and shea butter, with added aloe vera to help soothe sensitive skin. This dreamy combination will help to keep stray hairs in place while soothing and moisturising your skin. Its rich bergamot and spice fragrance will also keep things smooth and sophisticated.
Another great gift idea for those men who love a bit of self-care time, this set from Itofan Natural Health & Remedies is a bottle of body wash, bar of soap (both containing African black soap), and an oil of your choice. Developed with all-natural ingredients, this set helps maintain your skin’s condition and prevent acne, eczema, body odour and more. Great for fathers, lovers, friends, or anyone who you want to treat with some dreamy body care products!
Muluku Male Grooming Set (£45)
If you’re looking for the perfect all-in-one grooming set, this might be the one for you. The Male Grooming Set by Muluku Cosmetics includes everything a man needs to keep himself looking and feeling fresh. It comes with a bamboo comb to provide damage-free circulation in your scalp, an all-natural exfoliating soap bar, three different beard care products to help hydrate and soothe, and both skin and hair formulas. This special set will make for a great gift for those men who might need help setting up a skin and beard care routine.
Ankara/Kente Card Holder (£10)
Wallets and cardholders are classic gifts for men. This unique cardholder by Bijou Harding features an added fun twist to their design that’s sure to make it stand out. Designed to be sleek and elegant, this card holder features a vibrant pop of African print which uses authentic African wax print fabrics. This wallet is also handmade with vegan leather, ensuring that this gift is ethically produced at every level. No doubt about it, your man will definitely be using this unique gift for years to come.
Personalised Mini Photo Album (£14.49)
We’ve put this down as an accessory, but that label really doesn’t do this gift justice. A great personalised gift idea from Cass is Creative, you can choose to add up to 16 photos to be printed out and inserted into mini photo albums which they can keep in a special place in your home, or even take it around with them as a keychain! Whether you’re looking for the perfect birthday, Christmas, or anniversary gift, this mini photo album is a fun gift that will help you preserve some amazing memories. Plus, it’s DIY without the added effort, making it both special and convenient.
Cufflinks Kem – Ankara Cotton (£28.50)
Every man wants to look sharp, especially at formal events. These cufflinks from Clariscia Gill are perfect for adding just the right pop of colour to a man’s suit and tie. The blue and yellow print is made of Ankara cotton, with the rest of the cufflinks having an elegant gold finish. The unique print will give your man just the right hint of vibrance to help him stand out from the crowd. This is the perfect gift idea for the best-dressed men in your life.
Kustomyzed BBQ Kit (£35)
We all know DIY gifts are a great way to say ‘I love you’, but some of us don’t really have the time to get into crafts and make our own handmade presents. This is where Kustomyzed comes into the picture. Their personalised gift offerings are some of the best we stock, and their personalised BBQ kit is no exception. The kit comes with a stainless steel spatula, fork, and meat tongs which are all packed neatly inside a personalised zip storage bag. This may not be a handmade gift, but we think that personalised touch definitely makes up for it. Now all they’ll need for the perfect BBQ day is some juicy meat and a couple of ice cold beers – it’s as easy as that.
Another great offering from their selection of custom gifts, this LSA Whiskey Decanter & Walnut Base is great for extra special occasions. The decanter itself is mouth blown, featuring an elegant, conical shape, and is able to hold up to 1 litre of his favourite whiskey. You can also personalise it with a two-line message or three-letter monogram. Once sat on its solid walnut wood base, this personalised decanter will be the highlight of any space it’s in. While this gift isn’t exactly homemade, it’s definitely up there in terms of the most luxurious and unique gifts. If you’ve been scratching your head for a birthday or Christmas gift, we hope you’ve found the perfect one here.
You might recognise this gift from a few entries above in our ‘accessories’ section; we loved the concept so much that we just had to include this one-of-a-kind gift as well – this time, specifically aimed at the fathers in our lives. Cass is creative really never disappoint when it comes to unique gifts, and this one for all the fathers out there is definitely no exception. This personalised mini photo album not only has 10 pages for photos, but also includes a page for a nice, personal message and nine more pages to list the things you love about him. It’s really a homemade gift without the added stress of doing the DIY crafting yourself.
We can’t forget this special colour changing mug from Creations by Miss Lee either. The ceramic mug initially looks like a plain black mug, but once filled with his favourite hot drink its real design will begin to appear. Once the mug changes he’ll start to see bold black and yellow text that reads ‘Black Father, Black Leader, Black King’ along its side. Whether you’re looking for a fathers day or Christmas gift, this unique present is perfect for your dad.
Gift buying is always a struggle. Nobody enjoys the head scratching and frustration that comes with scouring for the perfect gift. We hope this guide has given you some great ideas on what to get your man, whether it’s for Fathers Day, your anniversary, or just because.
Be sure to check out our wider collection of products from amazing Black-owned businesses. We can’t wait to see what you choose!