Hark! The herald angels sing, glory to the newborn king! But with all of the options available for women, children, and home, trying to find the perfect gift for the kings in our lives can be challenging. These simple, yet complex masculine beings are sometimes the most difficult to shop for. Especially for the man who has everything.
But, fear not. Many small, Black-owned businesses are here to save the day. Providing an array of options so that you don’t find yourself buying yet another tie, tech item, or golf set. Adding to that special male figure’s ever-growing collection. And to keep you from hours of overthinking trying to decide how to creatively outdo your gift from the year before.
From travel accessories to beard oil, here are five Black-owned items to gift that special guy in your life.
For the frequent traveler in your life, Autopilot has something for every man to enjoy. From the patented Skycap baseball cap carrier to the weekend backpack with a dedicated shoe compartment, Autopilot’s must-have travel pieces combine luxury with utility. The line also includes include duffle bags, apparel, hat carriers, passport wallets, and their signature Bruce Tote bottle carrier with cigar compartment. Each item in the collection has its own unique component, making packing some men’s most coveted items easier. Each item is made from high-quality leather, with prices starting at $260. Visit https://autopilotworldwide.com.
In addition to caring for the hair on their heads, men are finding that caring for the hair on their faces is just as important. Motsi, a Seattle-based beauty brand offers a cold brew beard oil to nourish and perk up men’s facial hair. Infused with Arabian coffee, this beard oil contains conditioning properties derived from argan, apricot, avocado, and crambe Abyssinia seeds. Giving the man in your life a healthier, stronger, and much fuller appearance with just a single application. The cold brew beard oil retails for $48 and can be purchased at https://motsicouture.com/collections/skin-care-collection/products/cold-brea-beard-olil.
For the dapper man in your life, this luxury, menswear brand elevates off-the-rack suits with their complimentary tailoring program. Just order the suit using your special guy’s measurements, and 9tofive will cover alterations up to $100. Each suit is made to fit not only your man’s specific needs but body and come in navy and deep plum. Prices for 9tofive start at $399 and can be found at https://www.9tofive.com or your local Nordstrom.
Benson Watch Company
Watches are to men, as handbags are to women. And what better way to show your love for the man that special guy, than to gift him with a new timepiece. Named the top Black-owned watch brand by the New York Times, Benson Watch Company offers genderless watches making them the perfect accessory to compliment your man’s style. Watches come in two different collections and start at $189. To gift your guy with a new watch, visit https://bensonwatch.com.
Because nothing is better than a man who not only looks good but smells good too. Created by Professional Boxer, Deontay Wilder, and his fiancé, Telli Swift, D’Telli is a unisex fragrance perfect for everyone to enjoy. This intoxicating, complex blend mixes with your body’s chemistry, giving all who wear it their own unique scent. Leaving a long-lasting aroma that announces itself before you enter a room, and is a pleasant reminder of all who left it. Prices for D’Telli start at $65 and can be found at https://dtellifragrances.com.
Contributing Writer Racquel Coral is a national lifestyle writer and journalist based in Chicago, Illinois. Find her on all social media platforms @withloveracquel.