The 25 Best New York State Gifts For New Yorkers

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Are you looking for the best New York State gifts for New Yorkers for Christmas? Or are you looking for fun New York State-themed gifts for someone who moved away from the state? Or perhaps, you have a friend who simply loves the state and now you need unique New York State gift ideas?

Whatever the case, you came to the right place!

You will find 25 awesome New York State gifts for any budget in this post.

Do you need a bit of help? Let me share my top three by budget.

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25 New York State gifts

New York State gifts for large budgets

#1 A trip to New York


Whether you are looking for gifts for someone who loves New York State or for someone who is originally from there, a trip to their favorite place in the world is always the best gift.

So check out Skyscanner to find the best flights and hotels, or head over to Viator and book fun tours in the state, such as a trip to Niagra Falls. Or if you want to play it safe, go for a Global Experiences gift card from Viator. The gift card can be used for Viator tours around the world, including in New York.




#2 New York City gifts: vinyl clock

New York City vinyl clock

Even though this post is about the best New York State gifts, I couldn’t leave out some awesome New York City gifts.

I mean it’s the largest city in the state (and country). Nearly half of the people living in New York State actually live in New York City. So you will find some cool New York City gifts on this list too, such as this clock made from old vinyl records.

Check out #5, 16, 20, and 24 for more New York City gifts.




#3 Piece of land in New York State

Piece of land

Are you looking for unique New York State gift ideas? Then this is by far the best option to go for.

You can give the recipient a piece of their favorite land!

They will own a piece of land in Wilna in the west of New York State.

Now, there are a few things to keep in mind before you actually buy this gift.

First and most of all, it’s a symbolic gift and a symbolic piece of land. Yes, it comes with a contract and it gives the recipient access to the entire land (15,005 square feet) for a picnic or day outside, but the recipient is not allowed to do anything with the land.

So if you keep that in mind, I think it’s a super unique and fun gift for people who love New York!




#4 Vintage map of New York State

New York State map

This 1875 vintage map of New York State is one of the best New York gift ideas for history lovers who also love New York.

And besides the fact that they are great for history fans, they also make beautiful wall decor items.




#5 New York skyline glasses

Glass with statue of liberty etched
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

These etched glasses with the skyline of New York City are great New York City gifts for people who love to bring a bit of the city to their homes.




#6 New York-themed water bottle

Water bottle with map fo New York State
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for New York State gifts for sustainable travelers, then this stainless steel water bottle with the map of New York State is the perfect gift!

Or check out one of the other 106 New York State-themed water bottles.




#7 Columbia University hoodie

Columbia hoodie

Columbia University is one of the best universities in the state of New York, so a hoodie to keep the recipient warm from this Uni is always a good gift.




New York State gifts for mid budgets

#8 Books about New York

New York

New York

This is a beautiful coffee table book with photos from across the state.


The bear tree and other stories from Cazenovia’s history

The bear tree and other stories from Cazenovia’s history

This book covers the untold and fascinating stories of people from the historic town of Cazenovia in New York. From a lion tamer to a teacher to a soldier. It gives insight into everyday life in Cazenovia in the past.


New York: an illustrated history

New York: an illustrated history

This beautiful coffee table book captures the 400-year history of New York in over 600 photos and illustrations.




#9 New York State-themed gifts: passport covers

passport cover with buffalo skyline
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Passport covers are great practical New York State-themed gifts for travelers. If you buy one of the 251 New York-themed passport covers on Zazzle, of course!

I quite liked the one with the Buffalo skyline, but you can find plenty of options on Zazzle.




#10 New York State cutting board

New York State cutting board

This bamboo cutting board in the shape of New York State includes all the highlights of the state, such as New York City, Niagra Falls, Adirondack Mountains, and Lake George.

It’s one of the best New York State-themed gifts for people who love cooking and it’s a great gift to go with a New York State cookbook (#18).




#11 New York Yankees gifts

New York Yankees fans’ bucket list

Are you looking for New York State-themed gifts for people who love sports? And more specifically for people who love baseball?

Then something related to the New York Yankees is a great gift. (Unless they supper the New York Mets, then you should buy Mets merchandise of course).

I thought the bucket list book for New York Yankees fans was a great gift for Yankee fans. But check out Amazon for more merchandise, such as hats, jerseys, scarves, and more.




#12 New York-themed wall art

New York skyline wall art

This three-piece canvas of New York City’s skyline is another example of beautiful New York City gifts.

But you can also check out Amazon if you would rather go for a piece of wall art that’s not related to the city but to the state.




#13 New York State necklace

New York State pendant

Are you looking for New York State-themed gifts for women?

Then this cute necklace in the shape of New York State is the perfect gift. It’s a cute and subtle way for her to show her love for New York.




#14 New York State travel guides

Moon’s New York State

Moon’s New York State

Are you looking for New York State-themed gifts for someone who will travel to New York State soon? Then travel guides are great gifts. This one by Moon is a perfect general guidebook for people who are going to visit New York State for the first time.


Hiking waterfalls New York

Hiking waterfalls New York: a guide to the state’s best waterfall hikes

If you are looking for New York State gift ideas for someone who’s been there very often or someone who lives there. Then this guidebook to take them to the most beautiful waterfalls is perfect to show a new side of their state!


Off the beaten path upstate New York

Off the beaten path upstate New York: a guide to unique places

This is another great gift for people who have been to New York State more often and who would love to see a new side of the state. Or for travelers who love to get off the beaten path.




#15 Beer cap map of New York State

Beer cap map

If you need New York State gifts for people who love beer, this is by far the best gift!

It’s a map in the shape of New York State’s map. But it’s the beer cap holes that make this such a cool gift. The recipient can fill those holes with his or her favorite New York State beer caps and create a beautiful and colorful piece of wall art.




#16 New York-themed board game

Ticket to Ride: New York

If you have read my post about the best board games for travelers, you may know that Ticket to Ride is one of my favorite board games ever.

This New York version is slightly different than the regular Ticket to Ride. Because instead of building railways, you have to try and get to different tourist attractions by taxi. But it’s still a super fun game and definitely one of the best gifts for people who love New York City.




#17 New York State travel mug

Travel mug with map of New York State
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for New York State gifts for someone who loves takeaway coffee?

How about a travel mug with the map of New York, so they can always drink from a mug of their favorite state?

I loved the mug with the map of New York in roses, but check out Zazzle for 281 more options.




#18 New York cookbooks

The NYC kitchen cookbook

The NYC kitchen cookbook: 150 recipes inspired by the specialty food shops, spice stores, and markets of New York City

This is another great New York-themed gift for people who love New York City and specifically NYC food.


Foraging New York

Foraging New York: Finding, identifying, and preparing edible wild foods

This is one of the most unique New York State cookbooks. It’s great for people who love nature and who would love to learn more about what food they can eat in New York State parks, how to find it and how to prepare it.


I love NY

I love NY: Ingredients and recipes

The I Love NY cookbook is put together by a team of an NYC three-Michelin star restaurant. They cover everything about the region’s food history plus 150 delicious recipes with local products.




#19 New York State-themed gifts for basketball lovers

Knicks socks

Are you looking for New York State gifts for someone who is into basketball? Then something from one of the most famous New York basketball teams, The Knicks, is always a great idea. For example, these three socks. But you can find all sorts of merchandise on Amazon.




New York State gifts for small budgets

#20 New York-themed tote bag

Tote bag with NYC
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Tote bags are another example of great small and practical New York State-themed gifts. You can find over 500 different New York designs on Zazzle. Or if the recipient loves NYC, go for the one I picked.




#21 Adirondack peaks scratch map

Map of mountain peaks
Photo courtesy of Etsy

If you are looking for unique New York State gifts for someone who loves the state’s national parks. And more specifically, for someone who loves Adirondack national park, then this is the perfect gift for you!

It’s a scratch map of the 46 highest peaks in the park. It’s perfect for someone who loves hiking and who would love to climb all peaks of their favorite national park.




#22 New York State keychain

New York State keychain

Are you looking for sweet New York State gift ideas for someone who lives far away from you? Then this cute keychain is the gift you need. The message says “I miss you more than the distance between us” and it’s a great Valentine’s Day gift for long-distance couples.




#23 New York State-themed luggage tags

Luggage tag of Niagra Falls
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

With 239 different New York State-themed luggage tags on Zazzle, I am sure you can find one the recipient will love. For example, this beautiful luggage tag of Niagra Falls.




#24 New York-themed coloring book

Secret New York coloring book

Are you looking for New York City gifts for someone who could use a break from the stress and crowdedness of the city? Then this coloring book is a great gift idea.

Coloring books for adults have been proven to calm the mind and have a positive effect on well-being in general.

And this book combines their love for the city with gaining peace of mind. Can it get any better than that?




#25 New York State parks journal

New York State parks journal

Are you looking for more New York State gift ideas for people who love nature and national parks? Then this journal is the perfect gift.

It includes all New York State parks on a bucket list, so the recipient can tick them all off. The journal also includes a description and map of each park. And of course, there is plenty of space for photos and notes of their visit to the park.

For more general travel journals, check out these 25 super cute travel journals that travelers love!




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25 awesome New York State gifts

Final note on New York State-themed gifts

Alright, these were my 25 awesome New York State gift ideas. But since you are still reading the post, I am assuming you haven’t picked a gift yet. So let me share my top three New York State gifts by budget and hopefully inspire you:

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