Great Gifts from Southern States
State by State Gift Guide
Find everything from Kentucky's best bourbon to Aunt Sally's pralines in this guide. These gifts are the perfect way to share the flavors and styles of your state with friends and family near and far.
AL: Gourmet Pecan Tarts
Worth every single, mouthwatering calorie, gourmet pecan tarts from Lady Lynn's tarts are divine.
Buy It: LadyLynns.com or (205) 601-9357
AL: Betsy's Cheese Straws
Betsy's Cheese Straws are easy to order, stay fresh for almost forever, and taste like homemade.
Buy It: BetsysCheeseStraws.com or (334) 285-1354
FL: 3 Sisters Jewelry
From Bradenton, FL
If you wear the hand-painted domino jewelry and carry a record purse by The 3 Sisters, you'll be the talk of the party.
Buy It: The3Sisters.com or (941) 400-4439
FL: One Lucky Baby Blanket
From Orlando, FL
After 10 washings, these oh-so-stylish baby blankets and burp cloths by One Lucky Baby still held together.
Buy It: OneLuckyBaby.com or (321) 217-5906
FL: Postcard Art
Framable art from American Postcard Art made from vintage postcards looks especially good in a grouping on a wall.
Buy It: AmericanPostcardArt.com or (941) 954-3124
GA: The Elf on the Shelf
Reading The Elf on the Shelf will quickly become a family tradition.
Buy It: ElfontheShelf.com or 1-877-919-4105
GA: Melamine Plates
Snazzy patterns make these dishwasher-safe melamine plates by Working Class Studio a must.
Buy It: ShopSCADOnline.com or (912) 525-5180
GA: Ceramic Art
Colorful, quirky, and affordable, this handmade ceramic art by Karen Fincannon is perfect for pals.
Buy It: KarenFincannon.com or (770) 557-0666
GA: Cabbage Patch Kids
Adoptable "babies" come with birth certificates from Cabbage Patch Kids.
Buy It: CabbagePatchKids.com or (706) 865-2171
KY: Louisville Slugger
Personalize a legendary baseball bat by Louisville Slugger for a keepsake to pass down to the next generation.
Buy It: SluggerGifts.com or 1-877-775-8443
KY: Woodford Reserve
The VIP bottle from Woodford Reserve makes a special customized gift a bourbon lover will treasure.
Buy It: WoodfordReserve.com or (859) 879-1812
LA: Unique Necklaces
New Orleans, LA
The unique necklaces by Sennod Jewelry Design are conversation pieces as well as lovely jewelry.
Buy It: Sennod.com or (504) 232-1490
LA: Aunt Sally's Pralines
New Orleans, LA:
A name that's been around since the 1930s, Aunt Sally's pralines melt in your mouth.
Buy It: AuntSallys.com or 1-800-642-7257
MS: Ceramic Angels
Handmade ceramic angels and state-shaped Santa Claus Christmas ornaments: No two are alike, and artist Keith Carpenter of Beans Ferry Pottery makes each treasure himself.
Buy It: BeansFerryPottery.net or (662) 862-5696
MS: Aspen Bay Candles
The Living Room fragrance from Aspen Bay Candles can take even the pet smell out of a house.
Buy It: AspenBayCandles.com or (662) 324-2231 or 1-800-748-9249
MO: Design Your Own Handbag
Kansas City, MO
Choose colors and patterns for your own handbag as if you were the designer at 1154 LILL Studio.
Buy It: 1154Lill.com or (816) 753-1154
MO: Trapp and Company Candles
Kansas City, MO
For room fragrances and candles that smell like perfume, try Trapp and Company.
Buy It: TrappandCompany.com or (816) 931-6940
NC: Burt's Bees
From shampoo to diaper ointment to lip balm, the all-natural products from Burt's Bees make the best stocking stuffers.
Buy It: BurtsBees.com or 1-866-422-8787
OK: Frankoma Pottery
Frankoma Pottery is dishwasher-safe, microwavable, and ovenproof, plus it comes in awesome colors. What more could you want?
Buy It: Frankoma.com or (918) 224-5511 or 1-800-331-3650
Around for 90 years, MoonPies marshmallow treats bring back memories. Find themed gifts on their web site.
Buy It: MoonPie.com or (423) 267-3351
TN: Col. Littleton's Leather
So soft and almost too beautiful for their intended purposes, Col. Littleton's buttery leather flyswatter and journal are simply extravagant.
Buy It: ColonelLittleton.com or 1-800-842-4075
TX: Custom Boots
El Paso, TX
For unforgettable style for your feet or your mantel, choose custom boots and leather Christmas stockings from Rocketbuster Boots.
Buy It: RocketBuster.com or (915) 541-1300
TX: Lady Primrose Bath Products
They're packaged so beautifully, you almost won't want to open these luxury bath products from Lady Primrose.
Buy It: LadyPrimrose.com or 1-888-382-7673
VA: Pewter Angel Ornaments
Collect Master Craftsmen angel ornaments each year, and give engraved silver bracelets.
Buy It: MasterCraftsmenshop.com or (757) 253-2993 or 1-800-866-7458
VA: Blue Crab Bay Co. Bloody Mary Mix
Bloody Mary mix and tins of snacks from Blue Crab Bay Co. put all the others to shame.
Buy It: BlueCrabBay.com or 1-800-221-2722
State Themed Pillows
Not From the South but Southern
Okay, we confess. Catstudio's products aren't made in the South. Before you stop reading, though, these California-made items make great gifts for Southerners. You can order dish towels, hand-embroidered pillows, aprons, and glassware featuring most U.S. states and some major cities.
Buy It: www.catstudio.com or 1-800-819-3367