What to buy the Black Father in your life this year?

What to buy the Black Father in your life this year?

Fathers Day Blog


What to buy the Black Father in your life this year?


I don’t know about you but when it comes to Father’s Day I always struggle. Not only because It’s my dads’ birthday only a month later but I really don’t know what to get him. It’s made even harder because I can never find him a suitable card either. He does not fall into the typical stereotype you see on greetings cards in shops; he is not one for sports – football, golf or rugby. You’re more likely to find him practicing a head stand or at the gym lifting weights. His hobbies do not include barbequing, gardening or drinking beer – opting instead for an all-day breakfast at lunch and a walk along a beach and fresh home-made coffee, so if like me you struggle with ideas take a look these ideas and let us know what you think, we love feedback!


  1. Father’s Day Mug

Why not buy one of Natis creations mugs featuring the popular drink Super Malt to depict your dad. This 15oz mug can be used for a host of things not just for your Dad to drink his favourite drink, but for his morning porridge, his heated up lunch or even grow a house plant for your Dad’s desk or window sill or add a pair of socks in his favourite colour . You can fill it with his favourite sweets, pens or biscuits for an extra special gift idea this year or accompany the mug with a bottle of his favourite drink… whatever that might be!





A bookmark is a simple gift but one that can be used time and time again. Not only to mark the pages of your favourite book, but also for magazines, journals or your religious book. You can add a handwritten message on the back for your Dad to make it even more special.


 Black Man Bookmark


 Sweets, Chocolate or cakes

Whatever your dad’s sweet treat of choice why not make it this year! There are lots of simple recipes available for cakes, biscuits and sweets. Here is my dad’s favourite Rock Cakes!  

Rock Cake Recipe

Rock Cake Recipe

114g butter or margarine            

227 g self raising flour

114g caster sugar

114g sultanas

1 egg

4-5 tbps of milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Mixed spice to taste at least 1 tsp

1 tsp Nutmeg

1 tsp Cinnamon



  1. Preheat oven at 1808 degrees
  2. Rub together the flour and butter until you get fine breadcrumb consistency
  3. Add the rest of the dry ingredients (sugar, sultanas, mixed spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon)
  4. Stir together
  5. Then add the egg, vanilla extract and the milk until the consistency is so it just drops off a spoon .
  6. Using a spoon drop mixtures into cake cases that you carefully lay out onto a baking tray.
  7. Bake in oven until golden brown at 180 degrees. (around 20-25 minutes)

 Ideas of how you can decorate your 15oz mug





 This Blog was written by Karlene Dampha 


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