30 Unique American Gifts: Discover America’s Best-Kept Secrets

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Are you looking for the best American gifts for someone who bleeds red, white, and blue? Or perhaps you’re a proud American on a mission to share a little slice of the USA with your international friends and family. Whatever your case, you’ve just landed on the perfect blog post!

We’re going to unveil 30 unique gifts from the USA that are as diverse as the fifty states themselves. From unique map-inspired pieces of wall art to fun games, there is something for everyone. Whether you need America-themed gifts to make proud patriots beam with (even more) pride or leave your foreign friends and family in awe of the good ol’ U.S, we’ve got it all!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three America gifts by budget.

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American gifts for large budgets

#1 Mug with color-in map

Mug with US national parks
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This is one of the best America-themed gifts for people who love exploring every side of the US.

They can keep track of all the places they have visited on this mug!

So with every coffee, they can have a look at all the destinations they still want to visit.

There are two different options to go for.

One is a mug of the major US national parks, which is a great gift for nature lovers. The other option is a mug with the map of the US and all the states.

Oh and if you thought the colors would just fade away once you put them in the dishwasher. That’s not the case.

The ink will set by placing the mugs in the oven after coloring them. That way, the recipient can always update the mug when they’ve visited a new state or national park.


#2 USA-themed board game

Ticket to Ride USA board game
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for America-themed gifts for board game lovers?

Look no further!

This is the best gift you can get.

Ticket to Ride is a fun game where players have to gain points by building railways across the US map board. I know, my explanation doesn’t make it sound like a fun game, but it’s actually one of my favorite board games.

For more United States gifts for game lovers, check out number 4.


#3 American hot sauces

Set of five different sauces
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Are you looking for the best gifst from the USA for someone who loves spicy food?

This is the gift you need.

A set of five American hot sauces. It includes mixes from Georgia, Florida, Texas, Chesapeake Bay, and Virginia.


#4 Cornhole

Corn hole with the flag of the US
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Cornhole is one of the most typical American games, and to make this gift even more American, you can now buy cornhole with the American flag on it!

So if you were looking for the best patriotic American gifts, this is it.


#5 State-themed subscription boxes

An American-themed gift box with items from Georgia state
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

This is one of my favoriet state-themed gifts on this list and it’s a great gift to introduce your foreign friends to your beloved country. Or to allow your fellow Americans to explore the country from the comfort of the home.

A state is highlighted each month and the receiver gets to receive a box filled with snacks and other items from that very state. It’s like they’re going on a mini vacation right at their home!


#6 USA map for beer caps

Wooden map of the US with holes for beer caps
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for unique America-themed gifts for people who love maps and drinking?

Then this is the gift you need.

For the beer drinkers, a map of the US with holes for beer caps is perfect. For the wine drinkers, it’s a map with holes for wine corks.

All the recipients have to do is crack open bottles and fill up their maps.


#7 USA national baseball jersey

USA national baseball jersey
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Sports are big in the US.

So if you are looking for the best gifts from America for sports fans, and particularly baseball fans, this USA jersey is perfect!


#8 Snack gift basket

A collection of snacks from the US
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

Gift for foodies, you say? Why not give them this snack subscription box?

Every month, the receiver gets a wide variety of American snacks (35+). It’s a fun way to celebrate national pride through food, and terrific gift for Americans.

It’s also a fantastic gift for your foreign friends. This way, they’ll get to try and experience your country’s unique flavors!

Oh, and it gets better! Because you get to choose between giving a one-time box or a monthly subscription as a gift.


#9 US LEGO kits

A LEGO kit of the New York City skyline
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Building LEGO is something that anyone enjoys so this would be a fun United States gift for kids and adults alike.

The architecture series offers awesome sets of various famous sights in the United States, such as the New York Skyline, the White House and The Statue of Liberty. 

It also comes with a booklet containing information about the design and history of the buildings that’ll greatly enhance their building experience!


#10 Eagle statue

Eagle statue with the USA flag
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This is a great gift for the ultimate patriot who likes to proudly display their love for the nation, plus, the statue is a fantastic addition to their home.

Fun fact about eagles: Did you know that bald eagles have an impressive wingspan? They range from 6 to 7 feet when they reach adulthood, making them the largest birds of prey in all of North America.


#11 DIY US state paint kit

Watercolor kit for the texas national flower
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This state flower watercolor paint kit is a fantastic Unites States gift for both creative and non-creative Americans!

The kit features the wildflowers of each American state. It also comes with easy-to-follow instructions that will serve as their guide to painting the most beautiful flower map of their favorite US state.


American gifts for mid budgets

#12 National parks scratch-off posters

US National parks scratch poster
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you need American gift ideas for someone who exploring US national parks?

Then you’re in luck, because I dedicated an entire guide to finding over 60 unique National parks gifts, whcih you can check out.

But if you just want a quick tip, these two scratch-off posters with US national parks were two of the most popular gifts on that list!

The first one includes 54 national parks and 36 animals to be seen at these parks.

And the last one is a map with stickers, instead of a scratch-off poster.


#13 USA cookbooks

Book cover of 'United tastes of America: an atlas of food facts & recipes from every state'
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United tastes of America: an atlas of food facts & recipes from every state

Is the recipient a food lover? And does he or she love to cook? Then cookbooks are the best America-themed gifts you can go for. The United Tastes of America is a great cookbook for people who also love to learn random facts.


Book cover of 'BBQ USA: 425 fiery recipes from all across America'
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BBQ USA: 425 fiery recipes from all across America

As you probably already guessed, this is one of the best America gifts for people who love barbecues.


Book cover of 'American cake: from colonial gingerbread to classic layer, the stories, and recipes behind more than 125 of our best-loved cakes'
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American cake: from colonial gingerbread to classic layer, the stories, and recipes behind more than 125 of our best-loved cakes

The last cookbook on this list is the best for people who love baking. It covers the story (and recipes, of course) of 125 popular American cakes.


#14 Jigsaw puzzle

Jigsaw puzzle of the US with animations
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Solving puzzles is always a fun way to pass the time.

Of course, this jigsaw puzzle would be a great choice for that. It’s a unique puzzle featuring the United States and makes a wonderful gift for Americans who love their country. 

It will entertain and challenge them, and will also offer an educational experience that the receiver will certainly enjoy.


#15 Something from their favorite city

New York City map etched glass
Photo courtesy of Amazon

People who love the US often have a city they love the most. So a great American gift idea is something related to their favorite city.

One example is this New York City etched glass for people who love NYC.


#16 Books about the US

Book cover of 'A people's history of the United States by Howard Zinn'
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A people’s history of the United States by Howard Zinn

This is one of the best American gift ideas for history buffs! It’s a beautiful book about US history from scratch.

For more books about history, check out the next one.


Book cover of How the world is passed: A reckoning with the history of slavery across Americ''
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How the world is passed: A reckoning with the history of slavery across Americ

The second book for history buffs is actually a must-read for every American and anyone who wants to understand the role of slavery in the history of the US.


Book cover of 'The big book of American facts: 1000 interesting facts and trivia about the USA'
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The big book of American facts: 1000 interesting facts and trivia about the USA

The last book on this list is one of the best American gifts for people who love random facts and trivia. A book with 1000 things they didn’t know about the US.


#17 USA travel journal

USA travel journal
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for unique American gifts for foreigners who will travel to the US soon?

Then this travel journal is the gift you are looking for!

It’s specifically designed for people who are traveling around the US. The journal includes two pages per state with some set questions to facilitate journaling. This is particularly helpful for people who have trouble writing from scratch.


#18 Tote bag with a color-in USA map

Tote bag with map of US
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

This is one of my favorite America-themed gifts! A tote bag with a map of the United States. But what I love about it, is the fact that you can color in the states you have visited so far.

And I am 100% sure that people who love the US will love this bag too. There’s something about scratching and ticking off places you have visited, which is why most travelers love scratch maps so much.

However, if you would rather go for a different type of tote bag, check out Zazzle where you can find over 15,000 different American-themed tote bags.


#19 USA travel guides

Book cover of '50 states 5000 ideas'
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50 states 5000 ideas

National Geographic’s 50 States 5000 Ideas is one of the best state-themed gifts for people who love getting inspiration for fun things to do in the US. Plus, it’s a beautiful coffee table book.


DK Eyewitness USA travel guide
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DK Eyewitness USA

This is one of the best America-themed gifts for people who are traveling to the US soon. (If they don’t have a travel guide yet, of course).


Book cover of 'Fodor's best road trips in the USA'
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Fodor’s Best Road Trips in the USA

The US is the perfect country for road trips, and this book with the 50 best road trips in the USA is perfect for people who love getting inspiration for their next trip!


#20 US landmarks scratch-off poster

Top 100 landmarks of the US scratch off poster
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Alright, I promise. This is (almost) the last scratch-off or color-in map gift on this list.

But you have to admit, scratching-off and coloring-in is just so much fun, that it always makes a good gift.

And one example of that is this poster with the top 100 USA landmarks. It’s one of the best American gift ideas for people who love bucket lists!


American gifts for small budgets

#21 Speaking American book

Book cover of 'Speaking American'
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you need unique American gifts for foreigners and locals, this is the perfect book.

It’s funny and informative book that they will both enjoy and in which they will both learn new things about the US, such as the many different ways of pronouncing”pecan” and how this came to be.


#22 USA scratch-off poster

A scratch off map of the US with colorful background
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Í already shared quite a few map-related American gifts, but of course, I also had to include the regular scratch-off map.

It’s probably the most popular map among travelers, so if you are looking for the best America gifts for someone’s home, the scratch-off map of the US is perfect.

You can choose from two options.

The first one on Amazon is the cheapest option and provides a colorful map once all the states have been scratched off. The second option on Uncommon Goods will show beautiful photographs of the states once they’re scratched off.


#23 USA-themed coloring book for adults

Yellowstone national park coloring book
Photo courtesy of Amazon

For those of you who need unique gifts from America for creative people, this is a great gift idea.

A coloring book (for adults) with patterns inspired by National park Yellowstone.


#24 Necklace

US map pendant necklace
Photo courtesy of Amazon

For those of you who need American gifts for women, this is a great gift idea.

It’s a silver pendant of the map of the US with a cute little heart in the middle.


#25 American-themed photo frame

USA flag photo frame
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you need unique American gifts for foreigners who just returned from an epic trip? Or for someone who misses the US?

Then this photo frame with the US flag is the perfect gift! They can bring a bit of the US into their homes and put their favorite photo of the states in this frame.


#26 American-themed wall art

National parks posters
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for gifts from the USA for someone’s home?

Then have a look at all the beautiful American wall-art ideas on Amazon!

Or if you are looking for America gifts for nature lovers, go for the set of 4 posters from US national parks.


#27 Cute American-themed keychain

Keychain with a map of Florida and the text "I love you more than the distance between us"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you need sweet America gifts for Valentine’s Day?

Then this keychain is the gift you need.

It’s a cute way to show your love to the recipient and the cool thing is that the keychain is available in every US state.


#28 Breweries scratch-off map

Beer brewery scratch-off map of the US
Photo courtesy of Amazon

I promise this is the last scratch-off map on this list.

But I just thought it was such an awesome gift for people who love beer, that I had to include it!

It’s a scratch-off map that includes 120 different craft beer breweries in the US. And which beer lover wouldn’t want to visit them all?


#29 USA flag socks

A set of socks in the colors of the US flag
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for small patriotic gifts from America?

Then this pair of socks in the style of the American flag is perfect!

For more flag-themed American gifts, check out the next gift.


#30 American flag luggage tags

Two luggage tags with a print of the US flag
Photo courtesy of Amazon

These embroidered luggage tags with the American flags on them are great practical gifts forAmericans who love to travel. With these luggage tags they will always carry a little bit of home with them whereever thet go.

Plus it will help them spot their luggage on the belt more easily.


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Alright, these were the 30 awesome gifts from America for today! If you need some more inspiration check out the editor’s top three or head over to the destination’s page and check out the state-specific gift guides.

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!