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6 Perfectly Personalized Gift Ideas

For those homesick friends who moved cross-country or the road-trippers who are on a quest to visit all 50 states—we've got the best state-shaped picks.
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by Andrea Fowler
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
Andrea Fowler
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Andrea Fowler is an Editorial Content Manager at Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Andrea is a New York-based content strategist and creative producer.
  • Andrea worked as an Assistant Editor for The Knot from 2015 to 2017.
Updated Jul 24, 2018

Whether you want to gift your favorite couple some hometown charm, or a novelty that pays homage to their honeymoon destination, these gift ideas are perfect for any newlywed nest.

Cutting Board

State-shaped AHeirloom cutting board

Each of these cutting boards come with the choice of a heart, star or house engraved in the city of your choice. If the recipients are tight on kitchen space, there's a mini option too (and it costs less).

AHeirloom Illinois-shaped cutting board, $48,


Neighborwoods map coasters

When you're working with wood as beautiful as this cedar, you really don't need much more on the design front. We love the clean, handsome aesthetic of these coaters—especially the mancave-esque vibe when they're paired with a glass of whiskey.

Aymie Spitzer Neighborwoods map coasters, $36 for set of 4,

Wall Art

Foil-pressed map art from Minted

With this gift, you can tackle two home décor trends in one: Contribute a chic piece of foil-pressed state art to an ever-growing gallery wall.

GeekInk Design Michigan map, from $31,; GeekInk Design California map, from $34,

Appetizer Slate

Appetizer slate with customized State outline

From a spread of cheese and dried fruits for wine night to sweet chocolates and macarons for a girls night in, this slab of slate is deal for any party. Backyard barbecue, anyone?

Uncommon Green Wisconsin state slate, $65,

Satellite Puzzle

Satellite mapped neighborhood jigsaw puzzle

Zoom directly into any neighborhood or memorable landmark with this birds-eye-view jigsaw puzzle—customized to the address of your choosing. Totally perfect for that couple who had a drone take ariel shots of their "I dos."

New York Times Store hometown aerial map jigsaw puzzle, from $45,

Map Glasses

Map etched tumbler glasses

What's better than a toast to your childhood buddy, in tumblers that have your hometown coordinates etched into them? That's nostalgia at its finest.

Brian Johnson city map glass, $14,

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