The Best Gifts From Every State in America

These destination-inspired gifts from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico are sure to be home runs for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays.
Gifts From the US The Best Presents From Every State in America

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The 50 states, district, and territories that make up America are all unique in their own way. Some places are known for specific food traditions, while others are famous for their woodworking or craftsmanship. Some are home to once small businesses that are now known across the world. No matter what each area is celebrated for, it’s certain that our country has some amazing gifts made right here in our own backyard

Whether you’re someone who brings home souvenirs from each state you visit or know someone who gets nostalgic for their hometown meal or traditions, we’ve rounded up the best gifts from every state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. From Alabama barbecue sauce to a necklace paying homage to Wyoming’s Teton mountain range, these destination-inspired, American-made gifts are sure to be home runs for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. 

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Washington, D.C | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming


Big Bob Gibson BBQ “Taste of the Pitroom”

Alabama white sauce is a staple in this southern, football-loving state. For grilling aficionados, this gift box is filled with four barbecue sauces (red, white, mustard, habanero) and two dry rubs (all-purpose and steak & burgers).

Honorable mention: Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer book


Ulu knife

Originally crafted by Eskimo women, this specific type of blade has been used by Alaskan natives for more than 5,000 years, and was traditionally used for skinning and cleaning fish. It’s versatile enough to use in the kitchen to cut meat, vegetables, or even pizzas, or to display as a beautiful piece of art.

Honorable mention: Wild Alaskan Seafood Company combo box


Cactus garden

For plant lovers who want a piece of the Grand Canyon state in their home, this mini garden is planted to order inside a hand-painted pottery bowl.

Honorable mention: Grand Canyon National Park 3-D Wood Chart


Handmade duck call

This state is the capital of duck hunting, but even those who have no desire to participate in the sport would still appreciate the craftsmanship on this wooden duck call from Gray’s Calls, which can be used as a decoy while hunting or as a unique collector’s item.

Honorable mention: Pink Alchemy pH Delight syrup


Silver Oak Alexander Valley Winemaker Selection

Hailing from one of the most iconic wineries in Napa Valley, this gift set comes with three bottles of Silver Oak wine—a 2015, 2016, and 2017 Alexander Valley Cabernet. It's perfect for your next at-home wine night or dinner party.

Honorable mention: McConnell’s Pint of the Month Club


Rocky Mountain National Park GeoBear crewneck

If you want to send a piece of the Rockies home, this navy blue sweatshirt supports research and education at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Honorable mention: Celestial Seasonings Zinger variety pack


“The Matt” crewneck

Known for having some of the best pizza in the United States, Connecticut is a haven for good Italian food. This cheeky sweatshirt from Constantino’s Pizzeria and Ice Cream shop in Greenwich features a play on words on the back that will make you look twice.

Honorable mention: Chocolate pecan bourbon pie from Michele’s Pies


Rumpl x DogFish head blanket

This iconic Milton–based brewery teamed up with Rumpl to create a limited-edition puffy blanket, featuring the beer company’s logo in a blue and green color scheme made from 100 percent recycled materials.

Honorable mention: Out of the Box DIY Pour Kit


Minnie Mouse Disney100 Loungefly mini backpack

Of course, the state of Florida wouldn’t be the same without the magic of Walt Disney World, and the park’s shop has many gifts for any Disney-lover in your life. This silver backpack features the iconic mouse ears, a bow, and “Disney 100 Years of Wonder” screen printed on the back.

Honorable mention: The Keys salt scrub


Roam Flexi duffel

One of our favorite luggage brands is made in the Peach State, and it’s not only known for hard-sized customizable roller bags. Add a soft duffel to your portfolio which fits atop the regular luggage and can double as a backpack.

Honorable mention: Coca Cola 4-liter thermoelectric cooler


Big Island Coffee Roasters Aficionados Flight 001

Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, this small-batch coffee roaster ships its java across the US. This gift set includes four ounces each of the top four coffees (Kona Peaberry, Kona Moon, Hawaiian Harmony, and Ka’u Morning Glory), three single-serve coffees, one Espresso Bite bar, a mug, and a box designed by Hawaiian artist Nick Kuchar. They’ll even throw in a handwritten card if you request one.

Honorable mention: Hawaiian Quilt Collection drawstring bag


Potato soap

If there’s one thing Idaho is best known for, it might just be potatoes. This sage-scented soap comes in a burlap sack and looks just like the vegetable in its most common form. The soap also comes in different scents and colors.

Honorable mention: Idaho Cabin pint glass


Weber Stealth Edition portable gas grill

Although it’s now a global brand, the headquarters for this grill company can be found in Palatine, Illinois. Designed to go anywhere, this grill is foldable and basically turns into a little rolling suitcase. Take it to a tailgate or on your next camping trip. With a variety of heat ranges, it can cook anything from breakfast burritos to nachos to pizza. 

Honorable mention: Ultimate Tastes of Chicago combo


Saint Elmo gift box

Bring home some of the flavors from the oldest steakhouse in Indiana, Saint Elmo’s in Indianapolis. The gift box includes the eatery’s world-famous cocktail sauce that will set your mouth on fire, horseradish, steak sauce, and a dry steak seasoning.

Honorable mention: Howl + Hide Morris Messenger


Iowa State Fair cookbook

Although it’s only a 10-day long event held once a year, people travel from all over America to visit the Iowa State Fair. This cookbook features award-winning recipes from the 2020 and 2021 state fairs, including cinnamon chip scones, homemade pretzel balls, and ricotta, sausage, and spinach stuffed shells.

Honorable mention: Udder Balm


Joe’s Kansas City BBQ Z-Man kit

Located inside of a gas station in Kansas City, this famed barbecue restaurant is known for its Z-Man sandwich, and now you can recreate the recipe in your own kitchen. Just make sure to invite some friends over because the box feeds eight, featuring two pounds of sliced brisket, provolone cheese, kaiser buns, onion rings, and one bottle of the restaurant’s homemade barbecue sauce.

Honorable mention: Boot Hill Distillery whiskey bundle


Blanton’s Call Me Old Fashioned t-shirt

The Buffalo Trace Distillery is a must-visit stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and while the Blanton’s and Buffalo Trace bottles are hard to find in any liquor store outside of Kentucky, merch from the brands is easily available on the distillery’s website. Shop barware, kitchenware, and apparel, such as this soft “Call Me Old Fashioned” T-shirt.

Honorable mention: Kentucky Derby Grandstand mug


12 Month Cajun Crate subscription

Food is almost always a welcome gift for travelers, especially when you're thinking about a state like Louisiana. With this membership, your giftee will be treated to a rotating selection of ingredients to cook with, drinks, and snacks from different parishes throughout Louisiana once a month. Selections include foods and drinks from both well known brands and smaller farmers market finds.

Honorable mention: Mardi Gras coasters


Stonewall Kitchen Blueberry Breakfast box

Stonewall Kitchen pays homage to its home base of Maine and its 40,000+ acres of wild blueberries with this breakfast box. The woven basket is filled with Wild Maine blueberry jam, blueberry rhubarb jam, blueberry syrup, pancake and waffle mix, and a blueberry-printed kitchen towel.

Honorable mention: The Original L.L. Bean Boot


Old Bay Seasoning Icons tumbler

This pale yellow 20-ounce insulated tumbler features images from the legendary Old Bay seasoning, which was created in Baltimore. For all fans of the crab and seafood seasoning, this will keep your drink hot or cold, no matter the season.

Honorable mention: All Maryland Craft Brewery Beer Bottle Cap Crab


Vineyard Vines classic baseball hat

Named after Martha’s Vineyard, this Massachusetts–based company became famous for its polos, pullovers, and ties. This classic cap provides a pop of color to any outfit and won’t break the bank.

Honorable mention: Boston Red Sox Apple Watch band


Michigan mittens

Not only is the entire state shaped like a mitten, it’s also known for its incredibly cold winters. These mittens are a cute homage to the state in the Great Lakes region, and feature a map of the upper and lower peninsulas on each hand.

Honorable mention: Michigan Bee gift set


Sherpa blanket

Buffalo plaid is a classic winter pattern in the North Star State. This Minneapolis–based Etsy shop creates fuzzy blankets featuring the red and black checkered fabric in the shape of Minnesota. 

Honorable mention: Spam bucket hat


Capri Blue Volcano candle

What started as a tiny candle company in Starkville, Mississippi, became one of the most iconic fragrances in the United States: Volcano. Now carried by many name-brand stores including Anthropologie, West Elm, Urban Outfitters, and Crate & Barrel, this candle will make any room smell like a tropical oasis.

Honorable mention: Mossy Oak T-shirt


KC Pride gift box

When you can’t decide on just one item, a gift box paying homage to your city is the way to go. Filled with locally-made items, this box features a mug, a drink sweater, a pair of socks, a coaster, a sticker, and a postcard.

Honorable mention: Big O Ginger Liqueur


Yellowstone Authentic Y logo decanter and rocks glass set

Right now, the Duttons are arguably one of TV’s most famous fictional families. This decanter and glass set allows you to sip whiskey or bourbon, just like John and Beth, out of a glass emblazoned with their ranch logo.

Honorable mention: Huckleberry Deluxe Gift Crate


Omaha Steaks The Classic Gift

Since the 1950s, this family-owned butcher shop has been delivering steaks to peoples' homes. Each steak is aged for 28 days and flash frozen, and the classic gift box features four of each meat—bacon-wrapped filet mignons, boneless chicken breasts, burgers, and jumbo franks—plus four servings of potatoes au gratin, and a jar of the signature seasoning.

Honorable mention: Personalized pints from Ecreamery


12 Month Bitters subscription

Based in the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, this Carson City–based cocktail company will ship new flavors of bitters straight to your door each month. With flavors like chamomile, lemon pepper, and cinnamon ginger, you’ll be experimenting with creative cocktails every season. Note: The kits do not include alcohol. 

Honorable mention: BlackRock Mud Company Mudpot natural mud mask

New Hampshire

Timberland Sky 6-inch lace-up boots

Playing off of the traditional Timberland hiking boots, this Stratham–based company created a modern style of footwear featuring a chunky heel. The boots come in four colors: black, wheat, white, and gray.

Honorable mention: NH Hike-opoly

New Jersey

Original Bogg bag

Created by a New Jersey mom who couldn’t find a beach bag that was sturdy enough to stand up in the sand without tipping over but also easy to clean, this bag is ideal for summertime. The main compartment fits towels, snacks, water bottles, pool toys, and whatever else you may need for a day at the shore, while the interior pocket can hold valuables and anything else you don’t want to get wet. After your fun in the sun is over, just spray the bag with a hose and stow it away.

Honorable mention: The Pork Roll cookbook

New Mexico

Hand Blown Glass Hot Air Balloon

Albuquerque is home to the largest hot air balloon festival in the world, and these glass-blown replicas of the colorful balloons pay tribute to the unique event that brings hundreds of thousands to the New Mexico city each year.

Honorable mention: Kei & Molly tea towel

New York

Kate Spade Good Times in a New York Minute shot glass set

This adorable tall shot glass set is a perfect addition to any New Yorker’s bar—past, present, or one-day included. Each glass is different, but on-theme, featuring classic NYC images like a taxi, pizza, birds, and musical instruments and a karaoke microphone.

Honorable mentions: Chelsea Market cookbookNYC Skyline chess set

North Carolina

Bull City BBQ sampler box

Vinegar-based barbecue is what the Tar Heel state is known for, and this Durham–based business focuses solely on the sauces. This sample box features a jar of their original BBQ sauce, a jar of Grillin’ Sauce, three different dry rubs for pig, poultry and beef, recipe cards, and a gift card so you can reorder your favorites.

Honorable mention: Krispy Kreme “Hot Now” coffee mug

North Dakota

Handmade Pottery ceramic medium bowl

Local artist Katy Vasbinder creates pottery out of her studio in North Dakota, including this multi-colored, wheel-thrown ceramic bowl which was high-fired at 2,000 degrees.

Honorable mention: Honey B Soap Company beer soap



Named after the Buckeye state, these chocolate and peanut butter candies are famous across America. While there are plenty of homemade recipes you can try, there’s nothing like the real thing—these made-in-Ohio confections have been manufactured by the same family for 36 years.

Honorable mention: Hand-Painted Birch Wood Ohio coaster


Home Hook pillow

This wool and cotton hook pillow featuring the outline of the Sooner State will spruce up any couch and give the Oklahoma–lover in your life a taste of home. 

Honorable mention: Roark Acres Original Creamed Honey


Bridger wool throw with carrier

Headquartered out of Portland, this family-owned company has been making wool blankets in the Pacific Northwest since 1863. Easy to transport thanks to its carrier, you can take it on your next outdoor vacation, or just use it as a throw in your home when you’re cold.

Honorable mention: Powell’s Books unisex fragrance


Hershey candle

Calling all chocolate lovers: This milk chocolate scented candle from the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania, will make any home smell sweeter.

Honorable mention: Shoofly Pie with server

Puerto Rico

Necromancy Cosmetica “A Gothic Romance” palette

Based in San Juan, this small business has a line of 100 percent vegan lipsticks and eyeshadows. Bold colored lipsticks and eyeshadows are part of the “coven” collection; this eight-shade eye shadow palette features shades named Burial Ground and Melancholy as well as a bright red Infatuation and dusty rose Wilted Roses.

Honorable mention: Muns Bolero necklace

 Rhode Island

Caswell Massey Master Collection Year of Soap

Founded in 1752, this Newport–based business makes scented soaps. This gift set includes 12 different bars of soap (one for each month) including almond, lavender, and woodgrain sandalwood.

Honorable mention: Dave’s Coffee syrup

South Carolina

Rewined Candles Signature scents

Handmade from recycled wine bottles in Charleston, these scented candles come in scents of a variety of wines like Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Riesling.

Honorable mention: CSH Sweetgrass Gullah wrapped basket

South Dakota

Star quilt

Showcasing work from more than 250 Lakota artisans, the Heritage Center Gift Shop at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation sells handcrafted Native art like woodwork, buffalo hides, jewelry, clothing, and these star quilts, each sewn with a unique pattern.

Honorable mention: Mount Rushmore Dots & Stripes crew socks


Nashville Eats cookbook

Nashville, the capital of country music, is also home to a lot of good food. This cookbook features 100 southern recipes from buttermilk biscuits to fried green tomatoes and of course, the city’s claim to fame: hot chicken.

Honorable mention: Jack Daniel’s Distillation Process T-shirt 


Yeti Hopper M20 soft backpack cooler

Now a nationwide brand, the outdoor company was founded by two brothers in Driftwood, Texas, who wanted to create a better cooler. Of course, the standard Yeti became popular because it kept drinks cold for 12 hours, but this backpack version is portable, perfect for travel, and can hold up to 36 cans.

Honorable mention: El Arroyo Big Book of Signs Volume II


Zion National Park Watchman puzzle

This 1,000-piece puzzle features an image of “The Watchman,” the site of a peak at the south entrance of this national park. 

Honorable mention: Skullcandy Take a Hike Dime 2 wireless earbuds


Old City Syrup Syrup gift box

Located in Strafford, Vermont, this family business makes small-batch craft maple syrups. In the gift box, you can choose either an original syrup or a bourbon barrel-aged version, along with an accompaniment of your choice: a syrup pitcher, a kitchen towel, or pancake mix.

Honorable mention: Darn Tough VanGrizzle Boot midweight hiking sock


Monticello Declaration glasses

History buffs will love this set of four dishwasher-safe glasses featuring phrases from the Declaration of Independence and the signatures of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson.

Honorable mention: Historic Neon of Richmond tea towel


Lighthouse Roasters large gift box

As the birthplace of Starbucks, Washington state has been dubbed the coffee capital of the United States. This lesser-known coffee shop in Seattle prides itself on its independently-roasted beans. Each gift box comes with a coffee server set, a mug, and two 12-ounce bags of coffee, ground however you prefer it.

Honorable mention: Mount Rainier oil painting

Washington, D.C

White House ornament

The tradition of displaying a gingerbread house in the State Dining Room is one that holds true year after year, and the annual White House ornament commemorates that tradition and another year of our country’s history.

Honorable mention: Pint Glass Co-Created (Capitol Building) - CarmonaMedina x SMIDC

West Virginia

Blue Ridge Mountain print

If you know someone who is always singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads” at the top of their lungs, this abstract image of the Blue Ridge Mountains from a local printing company would be the perfect addition to their home.

Honorable mention: The Greenbrier Gourmet Salsa Collection


The Cheese Brothers charcuterie box

Cheesemongers, rejoice! This family-owned business has been making cheese in Wisconsin since 1919. This gourmet box includes five blocks of cheese, salami, and a jar of jam. The deluxe pack includes even more cheese as well as mustard and crackers.

Honorable mention: Wisconsin skillet


Jackson Hole Teton outline necklace

Locally made in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this silver necklace features an outline of the Grand Teton mountain range that surrounds the town.

Honorable mention: Rumpl Yellowstone blanket