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Midnight Floral Hopper R. Riveter Set the mood of every room you walk into. You’ll be carrying the showpiece that’ll stop everyone in their tracks. The Midnight Floral Hopper’s edgy

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Midnight Floral Hopper R. Riveter Set the mood of every room you walk into. You’ll be carrying the showpiece that’ll stop everyone in their tracks. The Midnight Floral Hopper’s edgy


Our State Gift Guide 2021

Midnight Floral Hopper

R. Riveter
Set the mood of every room you walk into. You’ll be carrying the showpiece that’ll stop everyone in their tracks. The Midnight Floral Hopper’s edgy florals will be the topic of conversation. Flaunt it if you’ve got it.

The Stella

Aluminum with a Twist
Hand-twisted hammered aluminum bracelet with handmade rolled clay beads. Fit size 7”-8”. Custom sizes available.

Silver Dogwood Necklace

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Full of natural beauty, this 20” necklace features a cast sterling silver dogwood flower on a sterling Singapore chain. Each necklace is handmade in Winston-Salem by Linhan Zhang Jewelry.

“North Carolina Est. 1789” Cap

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Show off your love for NC with this slate blue-gray baseball cap. It features a North Carolina-shaped embroidered graphic with the year of North Carolina’s ratification of the U.S. constitution, with an adjustable velcro strap in the back.

“Gone to Carolina” Leather Luggage Tag

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Proclaim your love for North Carolina with our exclusive leather luggage tag. Imprinted with a “Gone to Carolina” design and handmade in North Carolina, you’ll be glad to see this piece of home adorning your suitcase at the baggage claim.

NC, USA Socks

Brown Dog Hosiery
The great state of North Carolina outline combined with the American flag knit into navy ring-spun combed cotton. We are proud of our North Carolina heritage and the opportunity to make all of our products in the USA!

Blue Dasher Dragonfly Brooch

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
This beautiful brooch is handmade and embroidered in India. Shop unique gifts inspired by our love of nature at the NCMNS Museum Store. Dazzling jewelry, exhibit mementos, elegant home decor, toys and puzzles, handmade gifts by local artists, and more!

Sweet Honey Roast Gourmet Pecans

Hampton Farms
Enrobed with real honey, these whole, firm pecans are hand-roasted in small batches creating an irresistible treat.

Fast Track Wine Club Membership

Childress Vineyards
For the person who has everything, give the gift that keeps giving with a membership to the Childress Vineyards Fast Track Wine Club. Annual membership includes seasonal shipments of customizable wine packages, exclusive discounts, and access to unique wines and events.

Pasta Dinner Gift Box

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This assortment of pure olive oil from Batistini Farms in Winston-Salem, dried gourmet tagliatelle, and a jar of Tuscan herb blend make this a mouthwatering gift! This set is perfect for creating a delicious pasta dinner.

Old-Fashioned Cookie
Baking Set

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This set of three cookie mixes is made the old-fashioned way by Old School Mill in Albemarle, North Carolina. These cookies are easy to roll out and cut into with the North Carolina-shaped cookie cutter that’s included in the box.
$45 + shippingourstatestore.com

Salt Trio Collection

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Upgrade their favorite recipes with these unique, high-quality salts from Asheville-based Spicewalla. This superb set of spices includes one metal tin each of Sicilian Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, and Cyprus Flake Salt.

Small Combo

Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts
One of our more popular gift combinations! The Small Combo includes a 20 oz. tin of Aunt Ruby’s Chocolate Covered Clusters plus a 20 oz. tin of Country Style Peanuts.

Looking Glass Falls

Jo Ridge Kelley Fine Art
48” x 36” oil on linen by North Carolina plein air and studio oil painter Jo Ridge Kelley. Hand-carved gold leaf frame by Masterworks Frames. Artist is available for commissions of mountain landscapes, waterfalls, lily ponds, and coastal scenes.

Give the Gift of Travel

Our State Travel Club
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Prices differ based on experience — ourstate.com/events

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Our State Magazine Subscription
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Green Pottery Pie Dish

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This versatile pottery dish features a deep green-colored glaze and a subtle scalloped edge. Its straight sides make it perfect for baking a pie, fruit tarts, brownies, and dressing, or serving your favorite cheeses and snacks.

Fruit Favorites Gift Box

Hale Groves
Our most popular high-quality citrus and orchard fruits in one delicious assortment! Picked, packed, and shipped with care from the Grove!

Five Alarm Fire Gift Basket

Bertie County Peanuts
Supersize our Four Alarm Gift Basket with a two-pound bag of Hot and Spicy Roasted In-Shell Peanuts. Includes large 30-ounce jars of Weeping Mary’s Ghost Pepper Peanuts, Wasabi and Soy Peanuts, Sea Salt and Black Pepper Peanuts, and Smoky Sans Souci Peanuts.

Hand-Embroidered Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint Forest
These beautiful ornaments are intricately embroidered by hand using beads, sequins, and faux jewels to create a breathtaking statement. Perfect as a gift or unique addition to your collection. Shop these and thousands of more ornaments at our Charlotte area showroom!

Membership to Grandfather
Mountain’s Bridge Club

Grandfather Mountain
When you give the gift of a membership to Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Club, you are giving unlimited access to all of its wonders, include the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, new in spring 2022.

Speckled Pottery Mug

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You’ll look forward to your daily cup of coffee or tea when using this beautiful, speckled handmade mug. Ready for your morning sips, this mug is crafted in Trinity by Bristow Pottery.

Farmhouse Tobacco Basket

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Made in Charlotte by Nancy Duffie, this wide-weave basket design was originally used during the tobacco harvesting process. Now, this handwoven stained rattan tobacco basket with soft leather handles will bring a rustic farmhouse touch to your home.

Winterberry Dough
Bowl Candle

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Hand-poured in Beaufort, this 100% USA-made four-wick soy candle is inspired by our North Carolina winter landscape, with notes of lemon peel, pomegranate, red currant, nutmeg, and cranberry, all poured into a hand-carved reusable dough bowl vessel.

Our First Christmas as Mr. & Mrs. Ornament

American Ornaments
This has been our number one seller for many years. Each ornament comes in its own windowed gift box and can be personalized with names and dates. A special ornament to commemorate that first Christmas together.
$21.95 + $1 for personalizingamericanornaments.com

Local Handcrafted Gifts

NC Handmade
A fine selection of handcrafted gifts including scarves, baskets, handbags, pottery, fused glass, jewelry, and much more. Inspiring and connecting craft-lovers to the many handmade treasures, traditions, and natural wonders of North Carolina.
Starting at $20nchandmade.com

Claire Necklace, 16”

Helena Jolanta
Handmade necklace with three ocean-washed stone pendants and hundreds of woven seed beads — clear, metallic, and pearlescent. Perfect accent for your beach wedding gown, stunning with a v-neck T-shirt. Crafted in the foothills of North Carolina.

This story was published on Dec 01, 2021

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