25 Must-Have Ohio State Gifts for Buckeye Fans

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Are you looking for unique Ohio state gifts for your favorite Buckeye State fan? Whether it’s your dad, a friend, your significant other, or a relative, look no further! This list of 25 Ohio State Buckeye gifts will have your Buckeye-loving friend or family member doing cartwheels (or the Ohio State “O-H-I-O” chant, at the very least).

From quirky home décor to practical travel items, these gifts will not only bring a smile to their face but also some Ohio State spirit to their hearts.

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

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25 Ohio gifts for Buckeyes fans

Ohio gifts for large budgets

#1 Ohio gift basket

Gift basket with food items from Ohio
Photo courtesy of Gift Basket Express US

Ohio gift baskets are the ultimate way to welcome someone to the Buckeye State or to spread your love for the state to others.

Whether it’s for a relative or friend who lives in a different state, a neighbor who just moved in, or an Ohian who moved out of state, this Ohio gift basket is the ultimate gift.

It contains delicious treats from local Ohio brands such as toffee popcorn, snack mixes, chocolate pretzels, and more! It’s a popular gift so the gift baskets often run out of stock, but you can just check out Etsy to find more Ohio-inspired baskets.


#2 Homesick candle

Ohio candle
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for Ohio gifts for someone who recently moved out of state?

Or someone who moved a long time ago, but still misses the smell of home?

Then this homesick candle is perfect.

It will fill their home with the scent of their favorite state.

And in case you forgot what Ohio smells like, it’s a combination of honeysuckle, orange zest, carnation, and more.


#3 Beer cap map

Ohio map with holes for beer caps
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This is always one of my favorite gifts for any US state; a map with holes for beer caps.

It’s the ultimate Ohio state buckeye gift for beer drinkers. Not only does this gift give them a legit reason to open another beer (I mean how else are they going to fill the map?), but it’s also a beautiful piece of Ohio wall art.


#4 Hoodie

Green hoodie with "Ohio"
Photo courtesy of Hey Mountains

An Ohio-themed hoodie is the coziest and most stylish way to show off their Ohio love. So, if you’re looking for gifts for Ohio state fans who love comfort and style, then head over to Etsy.


#5 Wall art

Wooden wall art in the shape of Ohio map with bottles of whiskey
Photo courtesy of Drunkwood

Do you need Ohio state gifts for people who also love whiskey?

Then have them showcase their most precious bottles in style with this Ohio-map barrel bottle display!

It’s unique, practical, and most importantly, it shows their state pride.

Though, for non-whiskey drinkers, check out Etsy for more Ohio-themed wall art options.


#6 Ohio State Buckeye gifts

Photo frame with the stadium of Ohio State Buckeyes
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Do you need Ohio state buckeye gifts for someone who loves the Ohio state college sports team?

Whether it’s because they’re alumni, or go to Ohio state uni now, a fun buckeye gift is a great idea. For example, this beautiful photo frame that they can use to capture their favorite memory of the fun Uni teams.


#7 Map of Ohio

Vintage 1851 State of Ohio Map
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for a gift for the Ohio lover in your life, but don’t know where to start?

Look no further!

Every Ohio fan loves a map of their favorite place on earth.

Check out Etsy for many different designs, or go for this vintage map on Amazon.

What I love about maps is that they are a work of art that can cheer up any room. And with the detailed illustrations of Ohio’s cities, landmarks, and natural beauty, it’s the perfect way to showcase their love for the Buckeye State.


#8 Glasses

Whiskey glass with a map of Columbus
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Allow them to sip their next whiskey (or something else) in style with these awesome Columbus map city glasses.

And if the recipient prefers a different Ohio city, check out Etsy for more Ohio-themed glasses that will add a little Buckeye flair to their bar collection.


#9 Buckeye booze

Buckeye vodka bottle
Photo courtesy of Drizly

This is the ultimate gift from Ohio for people who love booze;

Local Buckeye booze!

Check out Drizly to find all sorts of beers and liquors. And for vodka lovers, go for this buckeye vodka. It’s crafted in the Miami Valley (in Ohio, not Florida) and made from locally grown corn which gives the vodka that special Ohio taste.


Ohio gifts for mid budgets

#10 Passport cover

A brown leather passport cover with the map of Ohio
Photo courtesy of Modern Goods Shop

Do you need gifts for Ohio state fans who also travel a lot?

Look no further because you just found the perfect gift!

An Ohio-themed passport cover. (Okay, maybe also check out #23 because that’s a great Ohio gift for travelers too), but you get the point.

From beautiful map-inspired ones to city skylines (such as this leather one) and flag designs, you can find different options on Etsy.


#11 Ohio travel guides

Moon's Ohio travel guide
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Moon’s Ohio

If you need Ohio state gifts for someone who will visit the Buckeye State soon, then a general travel guide to help them navigate and understand the state is perfect. And for that, the Moon guide is a great gift. For locals, however, you will need something that takes them beyond the tourist highlights, and for that, they’ll need one of the next two travel guides.


Ohio day trips by theme travel guide
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Ohio day trips by theme

As you probably already imagined, this is a great Ohio gift for locals who love day trips. They can discover their beautiful state one trip at a time. It will take them to small towns, and parks that they didn’t even know existed in their own state.


Hiking Ohio travel guide
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Hiking Ohio: A guide to the state’s greatest hikes

This is the best travel guide for both locals and visitors who love the outdoors; a travel guide to help them find more than 40 beautiful hikes across the state. From beach walks to forest hikes and from day trips to multiple-day hikes, there is something for every type of hiker and from every side of the state.


#12 Ohio embroidered baseball cap

Baseball cap with the map of Ohio embroidered
Photo courtesy of JNH Design

Do you need Ohio gifts for dad?

Then this cap with the Ohio state embroidered is perfect.

Dads, and men in general, are often harder to shop for, but if they have a bit of Ohio state pride, then anything that shows that pride is a great gift!


#13 Ohio-themed tumbler

Tumbler with I love Ohio
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Whether you are looking for Ohio state gifts for someone who is always on the go or for someone who loves coffee and road trips, Zazzle’s travel mugs are the perfect gift for you.

No matter where they go, they’ll never have to leave behind their Ohio Pride. Imagine the recipient sipping on their morning coffee while their fellow travelers admire their cool mug. It’s a gentle reminder that Buckeye Nation is everywhere you go.


#14 State park checklist poster

Two checklist posters with State parks from Ohio
Photo courtesy of Unfinished Art Studio

Do you need Ohio state gifts for someone who loves nature?

Whether they’re an Ohio local or not, with this poster they can keep track of all the awesome Ohio state parks they can still explore.

For visitors it’s a beautiful keepsake poster of their trip, and for locals it’s a fun poster to show their love for the state and it’s nature.


#15 Flask

Flask with a building from Ohio
Photo courtesy of Wickensnuffers

Do you need Ohio state gifts for people who love alcohol, but who prefer to drink discretely?

Then allow them to drink discretely, but in buckeye style with this wooden flask!.


#16 Cookbook

Tasting Ohio: favorite recipes from the Buckeye State
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for Ohio state gifts for people who love to cook or who love a local Buckeye pie?

Then this cookbook that will teach them all the secrets of Ohio chefs is perfect.  


#17 Ohio-themed mugs

Two mugs with an animated map of Ohio
Photo courtesy of Fish Kiss Brands

This is the ultimate morning pick-me-up that Ohio lovers need!

Do you know a Buckeye who never starts his or her day without a coffee? Then allow them to start their days even better with a mug that showcases their love for the Buckeye State.

And the best part?

This mug is made from high-quality ceramic, making it both dishwasher and microwave safe. So, they can enjoy their coffee without any hassle.


#18 Books about Ohio

The great book of Ohio
Photo courtesy of Amazon

The Great Book of Ohio: The crazy history of Ohio with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia

For Ohio-loving history fans, this is the perfect gift. It contains all the fun and interesting facts about their favorite state, so they can share some more trivia at the next birthday party.


Birds of Ohio field guide
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Birds of Ohio field guide

If you are looking for Ohio gifts for bird watchers, this is the ultimate gift. Locals can use it to spot and identify all the native Ohio birds from their backyards, while visitors can use the guide to help them spot birds across the state.  


Book titled Beloved
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Beloved by Toni Morrison

This is one of the most powerful novels set in Ohio state in post-civil war time. It’s a must-read when it comes to American literature. The book covers the story of an enslaved woman who escaped and now lives in Ohio and tries to overcome and deal with her past.


Ohio gifts for small budgets

#19 Sports gifts

Cleveland browns football
Photo courtesy of Amazon

The Buckeyes love their sports, so if you are looking for Ohio gifts for your dad or a friend, or actually anyone, I’m pretty sure that a gift from their favorite local sports team is a great option.

Now, the only thing you need to be certain of is whether they’re a Cincinnati or Cleveland fan because that’s quite essential (something about a healthy city rivalry).

For baseball fans check out the Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Reds.

And for football fans, the Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Bengals are the two best options.


#20 Bamboo Ohio map chopping board

Ohio map chopping board
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Take chopping veggies to a whole new level with this beautiful Ohio map chopping board.

Prepping food is no longer boring because this board adds a touch of Buckeye pride to their kitchen and dishes.

But it’s not just for show, this cutting board is made of durable bamboo, making it the perfect addition to any kitchen. And after all the slicing and dicing, they can simply hang it on the wall to admire. It’s like a piece of Ohio art, with a practical twist.


#21 Ohio-themed shirts

Grey t-shirt with the map of Ohio and "home"
Photo courtesy of Designs By Artworks

Are you looking for smaller Ohio State gifts that still show the Buckeyes’ pride?

Then check out Etsy to score one of the many awesome Ohio-themed shirts. Whether it’s an Ohio gift for dad, mom, or a friend, you can find the perfect match on Etsy.


#22 Necklace

Necklace in the shape of Ohio map with trees
Photo courtesy of Macy Anne Designs

This necklace is a beautiful gift for anyone who wants to show their love for the state in a subtle way. And also for people who love nature and Ohio, this pendant combines it all.


#23 Luggage tags

Lugagge tag with the map of Ohio
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

This is the second practical gift for Ohio state fans who love to travel; a luggage tag to help them identify their bags in style.

From Columbus and Cincinnati-themed designs to maps and more, you can find them all on Zazzle.

My favorite one for local Buckeyes was this one with the quote “No matter how far I go, I still call Ohio home”.


#24 Coasters

Bamboo coasters
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you need Ohio gifts for a friend who has everything and who just loves Ohio so much, you can’t seem to find a gift that truly showcases their Buckeye spirit?

Well, look no further! These Ohio map bamboo coasters are the answer to your gift-giving problems.

Not only are they functional, keeping those pesky water rings off their tables, but they also display a beautiful map of Ohio, reminding everyone where the heart of it all lies. And because they’re made of bamboo, they’re environmentally friendly and durable.

But the best part about these coasters?

They’ll bring a smile to your Ohio-loving friend’s face every time they take a sip of their favorite Ohio craft beer. Because let’s be real, Ohioans love their Buckeye State and their Buckeye Beer.


#25 Tote bags

Tote bag with the skyline of Cleveland
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you need practical Ohio state gifts that are also sustainable?

Then a durable tote bag with an Ohio theme from Zazzle is perfect.

The recipient can finally get rid of all plastic bags and use this beautiful Ohio bag instead.


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Final note on Ohio State Buckeyes gifts

Alright, this was the ultimate list of gifts for Ohio state fans. Which gift did you end up buying? Or do you need more inspiration?

In that case, check out the editor’s handpicked top 3!

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 29-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!