If you have a friend or family member who’s from North Carolina and homesick for a return trip through the area, these gifts will help you.
This mix of things you can wear, read, drink with, or just smell, will take care of all occasions. These North Carolina gifts make great birthday, Christmas, or “just because” presents.
We originally created this post on March 1, 2018. It has been maintained and updated, as of October 17, 2019.
North Carolina Gifts
for All Occasions
We’re big fans of Amazon for sending gifts to friends, so the items and their images are sourced from there. We tried very hard to ensure all items are produced in the USA, or even better- made in North Carolina.
We hope there’s something here for you that you can use to spread cheer to as many people in your friends and family circle as possible.
Homeland Tees is owned and operated in North Carolina and their comfortably fitting Poly/Cotton shirts are made in the USA. T-shirts are great gifts to give and these are the most stylish and comfortable.
Find the right fit and check the best prices for North Carolina T-Shirts.
These North Carolina-themed Coasterstone coasters (set of 4) are produced with absorbent stone and a cork-backed to protect furniture. They’ll absorb sweating or spilled drinks without making a mess.
Coaster stands are also available through a separate purchase.
These engraved wine glasses (4) are produced with high-quality USA-made glass that’s dishwasher safe. The glass measures at 4 ¼” height x 3 ¼” diameter and holds up to 15 ounces.
It’s perfect for a nice night of red or white wine.
Find the best prices for NC-themed wine glasses.
This handcrafted canvas print North Carolina flag is produced and hand-stretched in California. Semi-Gloss Acrylic Coating applied to waterproof the surface and enhance texture.
Check out the best prices on North Carolina flags.
This 16 Ounce North Carolina Pint Glass is perfect for your beer enthusiast friends who love North Carolina. It’ll make the perfect match for when they bring home North Carolina beer and need the right container to sip it from.
The glass is made in the US, laser-engraved, and dishwasher-friendly!
Search for the best prices on North Carolina-themed beer glasses.
North Carolina Refrigerator Magnets
This six-piece fridge magnet set includes a Jumbo Map, Premium Map, Small Map, InfoMap, State Montage, and a State Quarter North Carolina refrigerator magnet.
They are produced with flexible molded rubber and made in the USA.
Look for the best prices on North Carolina refrigerator magnets?
Bamboo Cutting & Serving Board
This North Carolina-shaped cutting and serving board measures 18.5″ x 8″ and comes in its natural color. It’s lightweight, durable, nonporous, knife-friendly, and temperature-resistant up to 350 degrees F/175 C.
Cut through the best prices on North Carolina cutting and serving boards!
Our State Magazine Gift Subscription
Our State is the statewide magazine that anyone from North Carolina will recognize when they receive it in the mail. Buy a gift subscription for your friend or loved one and the first print issue should arrive in 6–10 weeks. Before it renews, you will receive a reminder notice stating the term and rate then in effect.
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North Carolina Travel Guides by a Local Author
And if you, someone in your family, or a friend need some guidance on things to do and places to visit in North Carolina, grab a travel guide produced by a local author.
We love paper guides and I can assure you that Jason Frye’s Moon Guides are sitting on my shelf right now unless I have them with me during a trip! Here are the titles he has available for you to order today:
- North Carolina
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Asheville and the Great Smoky Mountains
- North Carolina Coast
- Blue Ridge Parkway
And for bonus points, check out our interview with the author himself. It gives you an insight into his background, the travel writing industry, and more!
Local Chef Cookbooks
Even though we’ve eaten food from many of North Carolina’s amazing chefs, those wonderful smells and tastes still remain on my mind. And luckily, I can attempt to recreate those wonderful dishes with cookbooks offered by some of our state’s best.
Of course, we couldn’t mention books by NC’s chefs without sharing Vivian Howard’s Deep Run Roots, which is special for the personal nature of her stories and recipes.
More NC Barbecue Gifts
There are even more ways to spread the barbecue love when picking out gifts for your North Carolina lover.
This awesome map of all 450 barbecue restaurants in North Carolina is a great way to start, and boy is it detailed! Of course, it’s never a bad thing to show the world how much one loves NC barbecue and that can easily be done with this fun truckers hat!
And during the cooler months, this barbecue-themed hoodie is the perfect gift for the ‘cue lover in your family or circle of friends.
This North Carolina coffee mug is a gift that they’ll see every morning during that first cup of joe. It’s an 11-ounce ceramic mug that is dishwasher- and microwave- safe.
The mug will come shipped in a custom-made styrofoam package to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.
Wake up to the best-priced NC-themed coffee mugs.
When you just need to smell North Carolina, this hand-poured scented candle will do the trick. Its scent is a mix of blackberries, peaches, and more smells that will take you back to the Tar Heel State.
Its all-natural soy wax can burn between 60–80 hours.
Sniff out the best prices on North Carolina scented candles.
Looking for an easy way to spread some holiday cheer? Send your favorite North Carolinian an ornament to remind them of their roots. They come in all shapes, sizes, and materials.
Our Thoughts and Yours, Too!
We hope you find exactly what you need for your Carolina friend or family member. Heck, even for yourself.
Also, we’ll be creating more guides to North Carolina-themed gifts for you in the future, and would love to hear from you!
What NC-themed products do you want to see more of? You can let us know in the comments section and we’ll be happy to respond!