Shop Local – Father’s Day Gift Buying Guide

Father’s Day is this week Sunday (the 21st), and if it anything like Mother’s Day was, you totally forgot and are scrambling!

There have been so many twists, turns, and updates that you may have forgotten this day, but unlike Mother’s Day, you may be able to go into a store to pick something up. Stores and restaurants in Calgary have been opening up, though, at a smaller capacity, you do have more choice for this holiday.

Before you plan to go to a big box store for your dad’s special gift, we at she[Empowers] want to show you five local companies that you can shop at for Father’s Day. We know that shopping for dad can be hard, especially when there aren’t always many businesses that cater to men, but we have come to help!

The businesses that we talk about are either black-owned, made/operated in Alberta, or both!

YYC Boxy

YYC Boxy is a Calgary based company that came/started from the COVID19 pandemic. Wanting to bring love, joy, and so much more to our communities, YYC Boxy began!

YYC Boxy created their gift boxes by sourcing, mainly local items, to support local Calgary businesses. They help support our vulnerable population by donating 10% of all profits to various non-profit organizations such as; The Calgary Food Bank, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, Alpha House, and more!

They are currently offering a Father’s Day gift box, the Kit-Kat Dad, though they provide many gift boxes for men, this particular box was explicitly curated for Father’s Day. With coffee from Calgary Heritage Roasting Company, cookies from Pretty Sweet Bakeshop, and a personalized coffee mug, this is the perfect gift for dad!

This particular box must be ordered before June 18th to have it delivered by Father’s Day (June 21st), they offer free delivery within Calgary city limits.

Get your Father’s Day Gift Box Here



Do you know what you can never have enough of? Underwear! Especially good quality underwear.

Men’s underwear is often overlooked in the market of undergarments. They usually pay more and not always for the best quality. Kahxi was created for men who are tired of paying ridiculous amounts of money for … bad quality underwear. ‘KAHXI Was Founded To Disrupt The Monopolized Underwear Market And Create Ethical Products That Fit The Needs Of The Modern Active Lifestyle At A Fair Price.‘ Kahxi is a black, locally owned eCommerce business.

To sweeten the deal, they are having a Father’s Day sale, use code DAD at checkout for 20% OFF and free shipping worldwide valid June 1 – 30th!

Choose from 5 different sizes and 3 different packs (2, 4, 6-pack).

Order a pair here for Dad today!

UGB Fitness

UGB Fitness is owned and operated by Ugo Okeke; he is a fitness coach with 22 years of experience. He offers three different year-long programs: fat loss, lean muscle, and arms for mass.

This would be the perfect gift for the dad who has been looking to feel healthier or better or lose a few founds. Ugo’s approach and philosophy on fitness are centered around lifestyle, sustainability, and health.

Visit his website today to learn more and inquire about purchasing personal fitness training for Dad today:


Instagram: ugbfit 

Instagram: ugbfitness

Scotch Porter

We wanted to add this to the list after we realized that there isn’t much skincare out there that is catered towards men. Men want to have younger smoother looking skin too!

Scotch Porter is a skincare/grooming company created for men. Skincare is different depending on your skin type, but when you throw in facial hair, you need a grooming line that is right for your skin type but one that also won’t irritate your beard! Scotch Porter ‘Develops products to enhance the everyday guy’s experience, because, well—we’re guys.

From face washes and scrubs to beard washes, this grooming line has everything a dad concerned about skincare and beard care would want!

Check them out here today!

Eleora Beauty Inc

Eleora Beauty Inc is a Calgary, black-owned hair and beauty company. They promote healthy hair growth. ‘Our products are all-natural and are inspired by a driving desire for men and women alike to express beauty and confidence through strong and healthy hair.’

From beard wash to a moisturizing beard serum, this locally owned company has everything one needs to buy for the dad in their life who wants a full head of hair or a fuller beard! Who said hair care was only a woman’s thing?

No one!

Check out their items here!


We hope this guide has given you a good idea of what you are going to get for your father or husband this Father’s Day, and shown you how easy it is to shop local and black-owned!

No matter what you choose, the father in your life will love it!

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