What to get Dad

Dad doesn’t want any gifts for Father’s Day…

(…unless you shop for him at New England Everyday Goods!)

Let’s face it, finding the ideal Father’s Day gift can be a real challenge. It doesn’t help that dad doesn’t give out many clues as to what he’d really like. The truth be known, most of us dads are not very good at coming up with ideas for what our loved ones could give us on “our day.”

On the flip side, shopping for mom is so much easier. Flowers are  a safe bet. Anything chocolate is generally a good choice, too. Even the ugliest handmade craft from a child can melt a mother’s heart. But it can be tougher to give dad something that will “wow” him. A visit to New England Everyday Goods retail store can make shopping for dad (or anyone for that matter) an all-around “feel good” experience.

Here are a few suggestions that always seem to be popular with the guys…

Crooked Birch Salsa Varieties

Made with all natural, fresh ingredients, each salsa has an authentic homemade taste.


It’s been said the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So it only makes sense that food is a popular category with men in the store. From savory to sweet to spicy, there’s plenty here to tantalize dad’s taste buds: barbecue sauces, intensely flavored oils and drizzles, hot pepper jellies, roasted almonds, maple syrup, and more. We have gift boxes and baskets for you to put together a gourmet assortment that’s sure to please him.

I'm a great believer in luck...

Each sign is hand sanded and individually painted and lettered for a nostalgic appearance.

Wooden Signs

Painted and lettered with witty sayings, these are good for a chuckle or two. Whatever interests dad, there’s likely to be a sign that’s perfect for him. Some favorites include:

  • “BEER: It’s What’s for Dinner”
  • “wag more. bark less.”
  • “No Whining”
  • “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”
  • “When in doubt, add more wine.”

Carry and rinse off your just-picked garden harvest in your hod.

Garden Hod

Rugged and functional, this “man basket” is a must-have for the dad who likes to putter outside. Perfect for gathering garden veggies, he can rinse off the harvest with the garden hose and keep the dirt outside where it belongs (and not get in trouble for making a mess in the kitchen sink!). Even with non-gardeners, the versatile hod is a handy “tool” for all kinds of tasks around the house.

Other Ideas

Guess what’s the best-selling product in the store? It’s soap! Top scents with men include Bay Rum, Fir Needle, Cinnamon Clove, and the NH Bug Bar.

We carry a variety of maple and cherry cutting boards in many interesting shapes.

How about giving dad his own man-size pottery mug or chili bowl? A buoy wind bell captures the sound of seacoast harbors in a handsome black steel form. For guys who love the great outdoors, a solid hardwood cutting board in the shape of a moose makes a useful and unique gift.

There’s lots more in store, all made in New England, and all with special characteristics just like dad.

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Featured Product


Pure Maple Syrup

When we started New England Everyday Goods in 2010, we never would have guessed that Maple Syrup would become our top-selling product line. Although there are countless places in the Northeast to purchase pure maple products, people from near and far come to us for our sweet selection.

In New England maple sugaring season is limited to just a few weeks in late winter to early spring when temperatures begin to warm and the sap begins to flow in the sugar maple trees. On average, 40 gallons of clear, water-like sap are boiled down to produce one gallon of rich amber-colored maple syrup.

Packaged in a variety of glass bottles and traditional plastic jugs, we always stock the two most-popular grades of syrup: Grade A Medium Amber and Grade A Very Dark Amber (also known as Grade B). Whichever you choose, you’re assured of a 100% pure, naturally delicious treat.