The Best Etsy Gift from Every Single State

updated May 1, 2019
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You already know that Etsy is filled with small-batch, handmade wares from people all over. But did you know that you can search goodies based on where they’re from? You can! Narrow down the search function and you can find makers in the same state (or even city) where you live or grew up. If you care about shopping small — or local! — this is pretty darn cool. Or maybe you just want to see what the crafters and creative types are doing in your state?

Feeling curious, we decided to find the single coolest product from sellers in each of the 50 states. To start our search, we set a few guide rules: We stuck to food- and kitchen-related items (this is Kitchn, after all!) and tried not to repeat any sort of item too often.

Look for your home state (or your sister’s current state) and then get shopping.

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8-Inch Salad Plate in Brushstroke, $36 each at susangordonpottery

These salad plates by ceramist Susan Gordon are like mini works of art — each one has a unique watercolor glaze design and a hand-applied 22-karat gold rim.

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Potter’s Medium Serving Bowl, $35 at WrenPottery

Artist Julie Berg-Linville throws these one-of-a-kind bowls on a potter’s wheel and small-batch fires them so they retain that handmade look and feel. Based in the coastal forests of Ketchikan, Berg-Linville sites her natural surroundings as her biggest inspiration.

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Rustic Wooden Spice Rack Ledge Shelf, from $15 at DunnRusticDesigns

Help your bestie achieve Joanna Gaines-level vibes in her farmhouse-style kitchen with this simple dark walnut spice rack. Bonus points if you stock the shelf with a few of her favorite seasonings.

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Wooden Hexagon Serving Tray, $45 at CBYMCREATIVE

This tray is made with lots of love and good intentions. Shop owner Mary Kim uses mature wood hand milled from trees on her family’s land, and everything is dried in a solar kiln. Choose from three different oak finishes, copper or gold handles, and add an optional engraving to your present if you want.

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Ceramic Garlic Keeper, $45 at claylicious

A real countertop cutie, this modern rustic garlic keeper is perfect for the home cook who has everything. And of course it’s from California (you know, the home state of the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival).

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Wooden Egg Holder with 12 Holes, $59 at GraysWoodenKitchen

There are two types of people who would totally swoon over this barn-wood egg crate: folks with a chicken coop (and tons of fresh eggs!) and Downton Abbey fans. It’s a dead-ringer for the ones used in the PBS series’ castle kitchen.

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Give your farmers market-obsessed friend a place to display her weekly haul with this custom wire hanging basket. We love that this is a cool, updated take on the classic hanging fruit basket. If there are none left when you go to shop, contact the seller and he’ll make you one!

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Letterpress Recipe Card Set, $10 for a set of 10 at halfpintinkstudio

Shop owner Katie Harp prints these recycled paper cards on her 100-year-old presses using non-toxic ink. Gift a set to a friend or buy a bunch so you can give them out at your holiday cookie swap.

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Glass French Press, $85 at YieldDesignCo

This heat-proof borosilicate glass French press makes a mean, full-bodied cup of joe. And its streamlined silhouette, courtesy of Yield’s husband-wife duo Andrew Deming and Rachel Gant, will please all the design fanatics on your list, too.

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Olive Oil and Vinegar Set, $55 at AltaCucina

Ever have Italian olive oil by way of Georgia? Us either. But the story behind these little gift sets, great for dressing or dipping, was too sweet to ignore. Adriana Coppola of A&A Alta Cucina moved to the states in 2011 and began her business of artisan-infusing small-batch oils with aromatic herbs when she couldn’t find products that captured the essence of her native Sorrento, Italy.

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Glass Cluster Drinking Straws, $68 for five at ArlieGlass

Help a green-minded pal say no to plastic for good with these gorgeous glass straws. You can specify color, and they’re even available in custom lengths.

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Scandinavian Style Kitchen Canisters, $90 for four at TheseJoyfulJars

Customize a set of these retro canisters for a friend who loves to bake. You can pick the knobs and tops for the jars, so they’re sure to match any cook space.

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Terrazzo Coasters, $30 for four at Tramake

Coasters are kind of the best hostess gift, especially if you pair them with a bottle of booze. This terrazzo design is super on-trend and cute enough to display on a bar cart.

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Snowflake Cork Trivet, $8 for two at ThePathLessTraveled

These snowflake cork trivets make a great stocking stuffer or thank you gift for your holiday hostess.

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Pyrex Tea Towel, $16 at shopdoeadeer

Use this red-and-pink mixing bowl towel to wrap up whatever you are gifting to the host of your annual holiday brunch. (A bottle of small-batch bourbon, maybe?) Or just tuck it into a Christmas stocking. Doe a Deer’s designs are hand-drawn then screen-printed on American flour sack cotton.

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Lawrence Mug, from $22 at TammySmithDesign

After stints designing for Hallmark and Midwest CBK, artist Tammy Smith went out on her own and began making city-themed home goods and gifts. Help a pal rep their hometown with one of these graphic mugs. You can even tweak the colors to make your present more personal. Click here to see the available cities.

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French Rolling Pins, from $42 each at FineWineCaddy

Rolling pins are a dime a dozen, but not these French style beauties made by Kentucky-based furniture maker Doug Haley. Crafted from a blend of exotic hardwoods and featuring ends connected by mortise and tenon joints, they’re truly a functional piece of art.

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Appetizer Tray, $150 at KOMOLAB

Concrete just keeps getting trendier and trendier. Your industrial-modern-obsessed loved one is going to freak over this serving piece. The bowl even pops off so you can chill its contents before serving.

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Drinking Glasses, $42 for four at erinflett

With Erin Flett’s cheery retro designs silk screened onto them, juice glasses have never been more giftable. These feel decidedly Maine-like, too.

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Wood Kitchen Utensil Set, $18 at ForTheHost

There’s something about a good dipped utensil set that we just love. And these, from a Baltimore-based seller, are among the chicest we’ve ever seen. We’re also obsessed with these matching salt and pepper shaker sets.

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Mortar + Pestle, $75 at TandemCeramics

Husband-and-wife duo Justine Barrett Figura and Grant Figura collaborate on their ceramic designs in an old factory turned studio. Their beautiful mortar and pestle is sure to please picky cooks and aesthetes alike. Each set starts as a single ball of clay and is slowly hand pinched to a just-right shape and weight.

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Craft Cocktail Lip Balm, $13 for three at LittleFlowerSoapCo

Stocking stuffers for dudes are hard. Make it easy on yourself with this set of cocktail-inspired lip balms. Sure beats another pair of socks, and he can use them to get through “Dry January.”

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Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag, $24 at WAAMIndustries

Available in a rainbow of shades, one of these waxed cotton bags would be great for your kid or niece/nephew. Come to think of it, pair one with a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s gift card, and you’ll also win your office’s Secret Santa.

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Modern Spurtle, $21 at MississippiSpoon

If you know someone who was way into “Soup-tember,” “Crock-tober,” and “Stove-ember,” then this flat spatula-meets-spoon, designed for stirring soups, stews, and broths, will be right up his or her alley.

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Gold and White Donut Dish, $58 at theobjectenthusiast

This ring-shaped serving dish from Kansas City-based ceramicist Emily Reinhardt is sure to please your fancy sister- or mother-in-law. This maker’s wares are Martha Stewart-approved, so you can’t get much better than that!

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Salt and Pepper Cellar, $27 at JillZeidler

Have you ever seen a prettier salt cellar? Bonus: These stoneware vessels could double as mini planters. Specify your preferred color of the pretty ombré drip finish in the drop-down menu when ordering.

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Every home cook needs a good apron. Chris Hughes and his team of skilled craftspeople make these lightweight-but-sturdy brushed twill styles in Artifact Bags’ Omaha shop, and they come with a lifetime warranty.

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Weekly Meal Planning Notepad, $12 at AbbieIllustrations

For those friends who spend their Sundays meal planning, stock up on illustrator Abbie Paulhus’ quirky meal planning notepad.

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New Hampshire

One Dozen Assorted Christmas Cookies, $26 per dozen at NHCookieKreations

These holiday cookies will make you look like a pastry chef. Bring a dozen to a holiday party or add a couple to the plates of sweets you’re giving to the neighbors.

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New Jersey

Raspberry Swirl Popsicles Photograph, from $15 at AmyRothPhoto

Food blogger and photographer Amy Roth sells gorgeous prints of everything from eggs to Popsicles. Her style is modern and minimal. Snag one for your bestie who’s working on a gallery wall.

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New Mexico

Fermentation Crock, $195 at Mudslide Stoneware

Sante Fe-based craftsman Colin Dyck was a fermenting enthusiast before a potter, so he designed an ideal container for creating kimchi, krauts, and more. Pick one up for your pickled-loving partner or pal.

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New York

Brooklyn-based artist Kerry Stokes of Calhoun & Co. creates these cute and colorful throw blankets made from a cotton-acrylic blend. A food-lover with a sense of humor will heart the fruit and veggie design.

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North Carolina

Bananas Pillow, from $20 at FrankiePrintCo

Your tween sister will go bananas for this pillow, illustrated by a Canadian artist but printed in the great state of North Carolina. Use the drop-down menu to pick the size and whether or not you want the case to come with an insert.

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North Dakota

Can and Bottle Holders, $18 for four at KitschyPOPinc

We know a few people who collect kitschy beer koozies, and these make great stocking stuffers. Pick a pattern (we’re partial to the pineapple option) and get a matching set of four or just get one on its own for $5.

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Bread Baker in Green Glaze, $35 at JasonWolffPottery

A little no-knead bread dish for the baker on your list — it even comes with recipes!

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Personalized Knife Rack, from $39 at NordenDesigns

This handsome cherry wood magnetic knife strip would be just right for anyone living in a small space. Choose from three lengths and add a custom engraving for just a few extra bucks.

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Everybody has a friend who can’t get enough dairy. This goat cheese-making kit, good for up to eight batches, will be the best way to wish that person a Happy Holi-DIY.

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Pizza Slice Baseball Jerseys, $50 for an adult and youth set at Xenotees

These “Team Pizza” baseball tees are cheesy — in a good way! Can’t you just see the mommy-and-me photo possibilities?

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Rhode Island

Beehive Heart Spice Spoons, $28 at BeehiveHandmadeLLC

Nothing else in Rhode Island measured up to these on-point spice spoons. They measure out a smidgen, pinch, and a dash.

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South Carolina

Wood Placemats, from $15 each at FooFooLaLaChild

Got a farmhouse-modern junkie on your list? She’s going to love these monogrammable rustic pine placemats. Choose a stain that will play nice with her table.

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South Dakota

Marbled Cheese Board, $30 at HoneyfurCeramics

Real marble is heavy and stains easily. Give this fool-the-eye stoneware board to a practical pal who loves to entertain. It’s one-of-a-kind but artist Jessica Martin is down for custom orders. So there’s more where this came from.

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Tropical Linen Napkins, $24 for two at BonnieKayeStudio

Show someone how much you care with a set of these screen-printed linen napkins. Artist Bonnie Kaye Whitfield draws her prints then carves them out of linoleum blocks before transferring them to a screen, so they have a true hand-hewn look. Even better, a five-meal donation is made to Feeding America with every purchase.

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Cutting Board, $65 at petrifieddesign

With their colorful metal handles and simple shape, these cutting boards are the perfect mix of happy and modern. Because they’re made of scraps, you’ll need to contact the vendor for specific wood or handle requests.

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Waxed Knife Roll, $229 at fullgive

Gift this to a chef who’s looking for an heirloom. This waxed canvas and hand-dyed knife roll will last a lifetime.

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Small Candlestick Holder, $38 at amandaannpalmer

Gift cozy feels with this candlestick, thrown on a potter’s wheel by Amanda Ann Palmer. Each comes with a hand-rolled beeswax candle and features a flange near its top, so you can carry it while lit. Plus, 25 percent of all candlestick sales are donated to the Vermont ACLU.

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Sponge Brush Holder in Hill White, $28 at scarlettwares

For the neatniks in your life, gift a stoneware sink buddy that holds a brush and sponge. It just might help you get out of dish duty the next time you’re over!

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Water Carafe, $85 at DecicioGlass

This sculptural glass carafe sure beats a Brita, even if it doesn’t filter. Give one of these hand-blown beauties to your chicest friend. It can also be used as a flower vase or wine decanter.

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West Virginia

Orange Mug, $25 at MorningLightStudioWV

This mug has a speckled (and neon!) retro vibe going on and it’d be at home in any boho kitchen. It’s also ideal for small hands, which is a quality that seems hard to find these days.

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Personalized Plate, $35 at phpottery

Shopping for someone sentimental? This vendor will take a short, handwritten note and put it on plate. Just know that there’s some turnaround time and the artist’s kilns are filling up, so act quickly!

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Tealight Candle Holder, $24 at infiniteabyss

For the perpetual dinner party host, this simple candle centerpiece even comes with the necessary votives.