welcome-basket-ideas-1Photos by (left to right): Orchard Cove Photography; Cronin Hill Photography

We hope you’ve been enjoying our state-by-state welcome basket guide (see Part 1 and Part 2 here). Today, we’re featuring ideas for Massachusetts through New Jersey. Show your state pride, and include one of these local products in your welcome baskets!

Massachusetts: Cape Cod Potato Chips, Cranberry Bog Frogs, Boston Baked Beans Candy, Red Sox gear, Freedom Trail Map

Michigan: Vernor’s Ginger Ale, cherries, American Spoon preserves or granola, Mackinac Fudge, Better Made chips, Sayklly’s Yooper Bars

Minnesota: Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll, wild rice, BT McElrath chocolates, Gunflint Trail jams, Saint Paul and Minneapolis badges

Mississippi: Sarabella’s Southern Sauces chutneys, Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory cheese straws, Robicheaux’s Specialty Candy, Indianola Pecan House pecan pralines

Missouri: Gooey Louie butter cake, Fitz’s Soda, Billy Goat Chips, Bissinger’s Chocolate

Montana: candy from Big Sky Candy, beef jerky from Montana Jerky Co., Parker’s Hangover Tonic, Huckleberry Haven jams, huckleberry candy

Nebraska: Bakers Candies, Kool-Aid, Big Red Pop Corn, Sweets by Suzanne toffee, Poppycock candied popcorn

Nevada: custom deck of cards, Kimmie Candy Company Gold Choco Rocks, toffee from Tahoe Toffee, Davidson’s Organics tea, Churchill Vineyards wine

New Hampshire: maple candy from Granite State Candy Shoppe, whoopie pies, Squamscot sodas or Smuttynose beer, White Mountain Gourmet Coffee

New Jersey: Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy, Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi CDs, violet seeds, cranberry jam, treats from Carlo’s Bakery

Did we miss anything from your home state? Let us know in the comments! And check back tomorrow for more local welcome basket ideas!