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California Gifts to Showcase Your State Pride

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Chocolates from See's
See's Candies

Chocolates from See's

Price varies from See's Candies
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See's Candies has been a Los Angeles icon since opening in their first family-run shop in 1921. Although they make everything from toffee to fudge, it's their chocolates that made See's famous. Send your favorite Californian a box of See's assorted chocolates, including the filled ones, and satisfy their sweet tooth.


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California Vinyl Sticker
Etsy

Vinyl Sticker

$2 and up from Etsy
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If you or a loved one wants to slap that state pride on a laptop, water bottle, or phone case, Etsy seller Jenny V. Stickers offers vinyl stickers in sizes ranging from 2 inches to 6 inches and in eight colors. 

 

'Made in California' Barcode T-Shirt
TeePublic

'Made in California' Barcode T-Shirt

$21 from TeePublic
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This cotton T-shirt is perfect for anyone who works in tech (or just thinks technology is cool). It's available in a whopping 20 color choices in men's and women's sizes from small to 5XL. 


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State Dish Towel
Uncommon Goods
Secret Los Angeles
Reedy Press

Secret Los Angeles

$22.50 from Secret Los Angeles
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Did you know that there's a "Statue of Liberty" in Los Angeles? And mysterious tunnels beneath its streets? Discover the secrets that the City of Angels holds in this witty guidebook written by Cheapism's own Danny Jensen.

Pint Glasses
Etsy

Pint Glasses

$30 from Etsy (Set of 2)
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Order two of the same state (some options have glasses available in different colors) or, if the house is divided, order two different states. For rectangularly shaped states, this Etsy seller has even thought of a creative solution, doing "a silhouette of the contiguous USA and landed a heart right where home is."

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Christmas Tree Ornament
Etsy

Christmas Tree Ornament

$10 from Etsy
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These steel ornaments come in dozens of colors, and each has a heart cutout that can also be moved to a specific location for a small fee.

In-N-Out Burger Slip-On Shoes
In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger Slip-On Shoes

$65 from In and Out Burger
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You can't get much more L.A. than by wearing a pair of slip-on sneakers like these Vans-lookalikes and riding your skateboard to the closest In-N-Out Burger, a SoCal fast-food icon. The shoes feature the same design motif found on the burger joint's cups. For an extra $14, you can buy a matching pair of socks.


Suddenly hungry for California-style eats? Check out Goldbelly's large selection of local delectables ready to be shipped to your door.

Wine Cork States
Uncommon Goods

Wine Cork States

$35 from UncommonGoods
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Put those corks to good use and show your state devotion with this made-in-the-U.S.A. Baltic birch wood wall hanging.

Related: 75 Gifts That Are Made in America

The Family Coppola
The Family Coppola

Wine from a Movie Director

Varies from The Family Coppola
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What could be more Californian than movies and wine? Francis Ford Coppola, director of "The Godfather" trilogy and "Apocalyse Now," is also a noted wine aficianado. What began 30-odd years ago as a hunt for a weekend home in Northern California's wine country has grown into a full-scale wine operation, with offerings that range from weekday table wines to special-occasional vintages. 

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State Pride Hat
The Home T

State Pride Hat

$28 from The Home T
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Wear your pride on top of your head with this selection of navy blue hats that feature state shapes with the word "home" embroidered inside.

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Cork Coasters
Jane
Laser Cut Wood Map
Uncommon Goods

Laser Cut Wood Map

$99 and up from Uncommon Goods
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Even the most landlocked of states have a body of water that residents love and love to congregate around. These laser cut wood maps make a great gift for anyone who feels that affinity. Select a country and state, and then narrow it down from there. Available with a black or reclaimed wood frame.

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Ode to Home State Pillow
Uncommon Goods
Beach Towel
Personalization Mall

Beach Towel

$40 and up from Personalization Mall
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These cotton and polyester beach towels come in two sizes, six colors, and can be customized with any U.S. state and two lines of additional text.

Wooden Dangle Earrings
Etsy
CA homesick candle
Amazon

Homesick Candle

$34 from Amazon
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These soy wax candles prominently display your state's name and shape on the front, and each has a 60 to 80 hour burn time. Each Homesick candle attempts to capture the state's scent, too; for instance, Nebraska's version includes "notes of rich leather, fresh cut hay and rolling thunderstorms."

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Bamboo Serving and Cutting Board
Amazon

Bamboo Serving and Cutting Board

$30 from Amazon
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Each of these boards from Totally Bamboo feature flat-grain wood and geographically inspired, laser-etched designs. The etched side can be used as a serving board while the design-free side can be used as a cutting board. 

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Home State Wall Decor
Etsy

Home State Wall Decor

$15 from Etsy
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These wall hangings are made of stained oak and each features a colored heart that can be placed near the city location of your choice, in the color of your choice (there are eight to choose from).

State Map Necklace CA
Amazon
Watercolor Map Canvas Print
Jane

Watercolor Map Canvas Print

$3.50 from Jane
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These unframed colorful and pretty prints feature an iconic state location transposed onto the shape of your state. They're printed on a canvas textured matte card and come in seven sizes.

'Home' State Doormat
Etsy

'Home' State Doormat

$20 and up from Etsy
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Welcome visitors with one of these natural coir doormats. Each features the word "home" in a scripted font with the state shape replacing the "o." They come in five sizes.

State Pride Sweatshirt
Etsy
UCSC Fiat Banana Slug sticker
Made in Santa Cruz

UCSC Fiat Banana Slug sticker

$4 from Made in Santa Cruz
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Only in the Golden State would you find a state university with an oddball mascot like the banana slug. Then again, funky beachside Santa Cruz, home to a branch of the University of California, is definitely not your ordinary university town. T-shirts, sweats, and hats with the UCSC logo are also available.

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State Side Table
Uncommon Goods
State Pride Water Bottle CA
Zazzle

State Pride Water Bottle

$26 from Zazzle
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Head to the link above to choose your state and from there find the water bottle listing. Each bottle holds 24 ounces and is made from stainless steel. This Zazzle seller, Anderson Design Group, offers all kinds of other state pride-themed merch, too, from totes and iPad covers to notebooks and stickers.

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