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Ohio Gifts to Showcase Your State Pride

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Go Bucks!

It might seem like another boring Midwestern state to the rest of the world, but Buckeyes know they live somewhere special, indeed. With rolling farmland and thick woods, thriving big cities, and charming small towns, Ohio has something for everyone and inspires fierce pride in its residents. If you're lucky enough to know someone who bleeds scarlet and gray, here are some presents that are sure to please.

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Anthony Thomas Buckeyes, 12 ct.
Amazon
Script Ohio Hoodie
Homage
Ope Ohio Tote Bag
LookHuman

Ope Ohio Tote Bag

$33 from LookHuman
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"Ope! Sorry, I didn't see you there." "Ope, just gonna sneak past ya." Commemorate the most Midwestern of expressions with this cheeky hand-sewn tote, available in two sizes. 

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Columbus Wall Sculpture
Uncommon Goods

Columbus Wall Sculpture

$150 from Uncommon Goods
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Here's a splurge-worthy gift for any Ohio State alum or fan. Made in Ohio from baltic birch, this hanging sculpture shows the heart of OSU's campus, including the 'Shoe, the Oval, High Street, Mirror Lake, and the Olentangy River. 

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Wright Brothers Patent Prints
Etsy

Wright Brothers Patent Prints

Starting at $20 from Etsy
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Save it, North Carolina — we all know the true birthplace of aviation was a modest cycle shop in Dayton. These prints of the Wright Brothers' "flying machine" patents will make any Ohioan swell with pride. 

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Jeni's Ice Cream Top Sellers Collection
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni's Ice Cream Top Sellers Collection

$58 from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
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Ohio has led the way in an artisan ice-cream revolution, with Columbus-based Jeni's at the forefront. This collection of favorite flavors, from Salty Caramel to Brambleberry Crisp, can be sent to anyone's door spoon-ready, thanks to the wonders of dry ice.

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Skyline Chili Dinner Kit
Goldbelly

Skyline Chili Dinner Kit

$79 from Goldbelly
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Polarizing though it may be, Cincinnati chili is a true original. Fill any Buckeye's empty tummy in with this kit, including two cans of Skyline chili, a half-pound of cheddar from Barber's, a package of Rustichella spaghetti, and mustard and hot dogs from Dorothy Lane Market. 

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GoSports Ohio Flag Cornhole Board
Wayfair

GoSports Ohio Flag Cornhole Board

$150 from Wayfair
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Frankly, the only thing that could be more Ohio than cornhole is a cornhole set with the Ohio flag painted on it. This regulation-size set is made of 100% wood, and includes premium bags and a carrying case. 

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Via Vinyl O-H-I-O Decal
Amazon
Retro Ohio Print
Celebrate Local

Retro Ohio Print

Starting at $17 from Celebrate Local
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Dig the '70s vibe of this bold "Ohio" print, available in two framable sizes. It'll call to mind the days of Woody Hayes, Jim Rhodes, the energy crisis, big hair, and even bigger pants. 

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'Every Season in One Week' Mug
LookHuman

'Every Season in One Week' Mug

Starting at $15 from LookHuman
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Don't like the weather in Ohio? Wait five minutes, it'll change. Here's a mug that will warm even the most weather-hardened Buckeye heart (and trigger stories of 60-degree temperature swings, tornadoes, and snow on the same day).   

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Ohio Bamboo 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. 

TeroLED Brutus Buckeye Neon Sign
Amazon
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. 

Ode to Home State Pillow
Uncommon Goods
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.

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State Dish Towel
Uncommon Goods
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.

Wooden Dangle Earrings
Etsy
Beach Towel
Personalization Mall

Beach Towel

$35 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. 

 

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 attempts to capture the state's scent, too; for instance, Nebraska's version includes "notes of rich leather, fresh cut hay and rolling thunderstorms." 

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).

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.

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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State Pride Water Bottle
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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State Map Necklace
Amazon
Watercolor Map Canvas Print
Jane

Watercolor Map Canvas Print

$5 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.

Cork Coasters
Jane
'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
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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State Side Table
Uncommon Goods