Every Father’s Day, I imagine a group of kids scrambling to figure out the best gift for their dads because they usually pretend not to care about gifts. You know the “Dad” I am talking about. He’s the one that doesn’t want anything but won’t say no if he receives it as a gift. He’s the dad just happy with a new pair of socks. 

Here are a few gift selections for Father’s Day 2022 that are a lot more adventurous. 

African and African-American Owned

For the dad who loves Chutney

Chilli Chutney

Based in Essex, England, this African-inspired company makes sauces and condiments, like this Chutney, which you can get mild, medium, or hot.

For the dad that loves African-American history

We Return Fighting by The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

This Bookshop recently published a history book from The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. It focuses on African-American soldiers in World War I and seems perfect for those dads who are always looking for new ways to brush up on their history. Bookshop offers $11 UPS Ground shipping, which takes one to five days to arrive.

For the dad who craves creativity 

House of Intuition, Creativity Magic Candle (Los Angeles) 

Ignite the creative fire within and put those ideas into action. Apply your intention to the candle to manifest inspiration and spark your creative process. Whether you want a muse for your next project or need to break through some serious writer’s block, the Creativity Magic Candle can release blockages and get your imagination flowing again. Handmade in Los Angeles, CA, with 100% all-natural and sustainable palm wax and locally produced recyclable glass.

For the dad with big hands

The CURVD Ergonomic mugs add a new comfort level to your morning coffee. The award-winning patent-pending handle transfers the weight of the drink to the muscles and not to the joints. The mug requires minimum effort to pick up and allows for a more enjoyable experience for all users while still being accessible to the elderly and those with disabilities, creating a friendlier, more inclusive environment for everyone.

For the dad that loves the perfect knife

Hast 6” utility knife is their goldilocks size, ideal for those in-between kitchen tasks: slicing cooked meats, smaller vegetables, and soft bread. Every kitchen needs a knife worth fighting over during brunch prep, and the Utility Knife is sure to fill that need.

For the dad that loves his espresso

The Flair PRO 2 manual espresso maker ensures the best in espresso while maintaining a portable package. Still beautiful and the best in manual espresso for the price, the PRO 2 features an integrated pressure gauge, a removable stainless steel spout, a handle grip, and an upgraded bottomless portafilter for better flow dynamics.

For the dad that loves Japanese steel 

Made from strong Japanese steel, the construction and design of the Induction 21 Steel® cookware line guarantee superior quality. This Fry Pan pack includes an 8” and 10” Fry Pan. The main body of these fry pans has copper melted into the steel, which effortlessly conducts heat quickly and evenly. Titanium is also added for strength and durability to endure everyday cooking. The easy-clean ceramic coating is PFOA and PTFE Free, and no toxic fumes are released during heating. Featuring a wide flat bottom, sloped sides that cool to the touch, and long ergonomic handles.

For the dad that likes to stay very clean

Swash 1400 Electronic Bidet Seat 

This intuitive, user-friendly electronic bidet toilet seat results from over two years of research, design, and testing. Brondell conducted extensive reviews of their customer comments and feedback before creating a next-generation seat full of the most-loved and most-requested features like the nightlight, programmable settings, and additional nozzle positions.

For the dad that loves to try new sauces

Fly by Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp

Created by chef Jing Gao, Fly by Jing’s chili crisp is beloved by Ghetto Gastro co-founder Jon Gray, who puts it on everything from ice cream to pizza. Gray says, “It transforms the vibe. It’s got a complex umami-to-chile flavor. You get garlic. You get black beans. You get peppercorn. It gives you a little numbing, tingling sensation.” or the dad who likes smoky reds.

For the dad who takes Pasta Seriously

Marcato Atlas Pasta-Maker

Whether he’s a certified Italophile or loves to cook, this precisely calibrated pasta machine from an Italian company that’s been around since the 1930s is a classic and comes recommended by a pasta pro.

For the dad who has podcast dreams

Blue Yeti X Professional Condenser USB Microphone

A professional microphone will set him apart from the other tinny-sounding podcasters.

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