Father’s Day Gift Guide! (From the Desk of General Store)

Father’s Day Gift Guide! (From the Desk of General Store)

My kids are counting down the days to Father’s Day on June 17th. It may just be because that’s the weekend the pool hours expand to weekdays, but it’s making me anxious. Anxious because it means I need to start thinking about a present for the guy who does oh so much for our family.

As a busy working mom, it’s just hard to find time to shop! But I’m putting my procrastination to good use today with this handy General Store Father’s Day Gift Guide, filled with local SOMa goods to fit any dad:

New Photos for his office, $0.50-$20.00 from Photo Booth Studios Photo Booth Studios in Maplewood makes it so easy to print out your digital images. Plus, if you print $10 worth of photos, you’ll get free local delivery!


Superman Hanky, $15 from from The Hanky Shoppe To cooly wipe away the sweat during Maplewoodstock. If his kids don’t steal it first.  Custom embroidery also available for no additional fee from this local maker in Maplewood.

Olive and Sinclair’s Bourbon Nib Brittle,
$15.99  from The Chocolate Path
Bourbon candy? Yes, please.


Ipanema Flip Flops from Sadies, $20 from Sadie’s
I mentioned it’s pool season, right? Who doesn’t need a new pair of flip flops. Plus, these from Sadie’s in South Orange are made 100% from recycled plastic. Two-day delivery available.

Best Spice Mix Evah, 2-pack for $20 from Isaiah House
Made by the Isaiah House Shelter, this is a versatile spice blend perfect for summertime BBQs. Plus, all proceeds benefit this local shelter.


Map of your neighborhood, $25  from Krasnermaps
Local realtor and map maker Ken Krasner has mapped out and hand drawn every (or almost every) neighborhood in SOMa. And I’m a little obsessed. (I previously bought this Medievally Incorrect one for my brother-in-law.)

Corkcicle Travel Tumbler, $29.95 from Kitchen a la Mode
Keep his hot drink hot and cold drink cold with this tumbler. While delivery is available, I’d select ‘pick up’ at check-out, so you can pop into South Orange’s Kitchen a la Mode and add an impulse buy (or 2 or 3) to your gift (or for yourself).

Golf Lesson for 2 with PGA Instructor, $110 from Greens Indoor Golf</br
Let him get some personalized practice with a pro! Or choose a Parent and Me Miniature Golf outing instead for those rainy summer days ($60, also from Greens Indoor Golf in Maplewood).

Private Cooking Lesson, $150 from Sharing Plate
If your guy loves to cook, spoil him with cooking lessons from SOMa local Monica Puri Bangia, and you’ll all get a Father’s Day treat.