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24 Things People From New Jersey Will Appreciate

Race ya to the shore.

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1. BuzzFeed's Homesick Candles, specifically the one that smells like the Jersey shore and long drives/walks along the boardwalk.

Fried dough, ocean breeze, and ice cream, anyone?

Get it from Homesick Candles for $29.95.

2. A bamboo cutting board so you can be reminded of Mom's amazing, home-cooked meals while you make a "meal" out of bread, cheese, and wine.

Which, to be clear, is still a totally acceptable meal.

Get it from AHeirloom on Etsy for $48+, depending on whether or not you want customized details.

3. A snazzy pin to commemorate a New Jersey landmark of punk rock, bowling, and tater tots.

Get it from YardsalePress on Etsy for $8.

4. A chill and comprehensive illustration that breaks down every one of NJ's picturesque beaches.

Nothing like the first ocean foray of the summer.

Get it from libbyvanderploeg on Etsy for $30.

5. A teeny tiny ring that you'll find yourself hard-pressed to ever take off.

New Jersey looks good with every outfit, tbh.

Get it from theHOMETOWNhaven on Etsy for $35.

6. A personalized wooden rattle for the baby who knows what the best state is from a wee age.

Get it from BannorToys on Etsy for $18+.

7. Tangy, fresh ketchup jars made from only the finest Jersey tomatoes from New Jersey.

Jersey on Jersey on hot dogs.

Get a three-pack from Food52 for $24.

8. Delicately weaved string art that uses the only right ~spelling~ of home.

Get it from LeynaRosePhotography on Etsy for $45.

And here's another string art piece for your consideration.

9. A cute onesie for the baby who will probably grow up to become a musical genius like Bruce Springsteen.

Get it from meeraleepatel on Etsy for $28.

10. A killer record clock with the legend himself, confident smize included.

"Show a little faith there's magic in the night / You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright / Oh and that's alright with me"

Get it from High5Design on Etsy for $50.

11. A quaint printed pillow cover so you can outfit your sofa with state pride.

Get it from West Elm for $29.

12. A luggage tag print for the airport you became (and still are) all too familiar with.

And its accompanying delays.

Get it from offizin on Etsy for $18.44+.

13. A minimalist mirror that is a true ~reflection~ of your fun-filled childhood.

See things in a different, non-rectangular-and-boring perspective.

Get it from fluxglass on Etsy for $140.

14. A tee that keeps it simple and delicious with a New Jersey food staple.

Get it from YardSalePress on Etsy for $20.

15. Or an enamel pin if you want to be a little more subtle about your pork roll love.

Get it from YardSalePress on Etsy for $8.

16. A charming chalk bottle stopper so you can doodle while you drink.

Get it from Francesca's for $12.

17. An adorably vintage Atlantic City souvenir plate that will transport you back to summer days spent along the boardwalk.

But not the 1950s (unfortunately).

Get it from TTLGFurnishings on Etsy for $10.50.

If that one's sold out/you want an actually-usable plate/you're really clumsy, here's a plastic plate option.

18. An elegant coffee table to persistently remind your guests which state your heart really belongs to, in case they dare to forget.

*semi-aggressively sets drinks on top of state-themed coasters (ahem, #23) and on state-themed coffee table*

Get it from TheodoreGallery on Etsy for $155.

19. A customizable pendant stamped with the Turnpike exit that you hold nearest and dearest.

Exit 102, Asbury Park please.

Get it from DanaElyse on Etsy for $17+.

20. A lovely purple trucker hat to wear if you've got home on the mind, literally.

Get it from OneloaHats on Etsy for $23. Colors are customizable upon request.

21. A crisp-edged art print dedicated to the best hockey team in the nation.

Get it from PortlySportsman on Etsy for $20 (11" x 17") or $40 (24" x 36").

22. A dainty ceramic trinket dish that will look so good on your countertop.

Get it from Francesca's for $16.

23. Delightful wooden coasters that will make any housewarming party away from home just a tad cozier.

Get a set of four from Your Home State on Amazon Handmade for $24.99. Choose from 14 paint colors for the state.

24. A historical ode to the classic institution that is the New Jersey diner.

There's no better way to end a long night than with a Reuben or fat sandwich at 3 am.

Get it from Amazon for $15.02.

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