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slides: Gift Guide 2012: Holiday Gifts That Are Pure Rhode Island

Saturday, December 01, 2012


You love Rhode Island. Your friends and family love Rhode Island. So make your holiday gifts shout out that love. Today's GoLocal Gift Guide has 13 perfect presents that are pure Rhode Island.

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Art of the State

The "Rhode Island Love" Reclaimed Wood and Nail String Tribute 

This creative take on a Rhode Island map will really pull at your loved one's "heart strings". Customize this tribute to the Ocean State by choosing any color for the nails, and color of the wood. The location of the heart can be changed as well, so the Rhode Island love can be felt anywhere in the state.

Price: $110

Buy It From: Curiously Wrought/Etsy

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Token Necklace

Newport Bridge Token Necklace

Take a cherished piece of Rhode Island history wherever you go with this necklace made from an authentic recycled Newport Bridge Token. An 18" ball chain is included. 

Price: $19.99

Buy It From: Green Envy Eco-Boutique, 8 Franklin St, Newport.

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Local Flavor

"Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" Gift Basket

Take the short cut to a loved one's heart through the stomach with this sensational gift basket combining all the best flavors of Rhode Island. These succulent samplers includes Del's Lemonade, RI Seafood Co. Lobster Bisque, Chopped Quahogs & RI Chowdah Mix, Ocean State Gourmet Country Cornbread mix, Tito's Chips & Salsa, RI Rocks Chocolate snack mix, Olneyville NY System Hot Wiener mix, RI Red Hot Sauce,and Iggy's Famous Doughboy Mix.  Feel free to choose from a blue, yellow, green, or special gift basket. Enjoy!

Price: $75

Buy It From:  Only in Rhode Island

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Gaga Fashion

"3 All The Way and a Coffee Milk" T-Shirt

Don't miss out on the only opportunity to wear N.Y. System Hot Weiners without ruining your clothes from grease steins. Embody this classic Rhode Island order with a t-shirt that will definitely be a conversation starter. 

Price: $20

Buy It From: Back Roads Clothing

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Soft State

Buddy Rhodes-The Rhode Island Pillow

Who could resist Buddy Rhodes, arguably the most adorable representation of Rhode Island ever? Bring home Buddy with his handsome hand-stitched face, soft royal blue fleece and the star representing Providence. Although this precious pillow is named after the famous mayor Buddy Cianci, I think we all know who is the cuter Buddy.

Price: $35

Buy It From: Felt Like It/Etsy

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Art of the State II

Home Is Where The Heart Is Vintage RI Plaque

Home never has to be far away with this beautiful plaque that brings us right back to Rhode Island regardless of distance. Each plaque is hand crafted and can be customized by choosing the state and background color. 

Price: $38

Buy It From: CrestField/Etsy

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Fashion State-ment

Rhode Island Cufflinks

Show love to your state in style with these vintage 1940's gold Rhode Island cufflinks. The cufflinks feature the Rhode Island state stamp, the "State of Rhode Island" in gold lettering, and a perfectly sized gift box. 

Price: $27.98

Buy It From: Gallo Grotte/Etsy

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Art of the State III

Prospect Park Providence Print

Immerse yourself in this colorful take on the creative capital. Originally painted from Prospect Park on the East Side of Providence, this print of the original water color painting will liven up any space and will last for up to 100 years behind a frame. 

Price: $45

Buy It From: Permanent Magenta/Etsy

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Art of the State IV

Adirondack Chairs Castle Hill Photograph on Canvas

Take this opportunity to harness the breath-taking photograph of these rustic Adirondack Chairs with an ocean view from the gorgeous Castle Hill Resort outside of Newport, RI. The simple but penetrating beauty of the photograph has been printed on 24" X 36" canvas. The photograph comes signed by the photographer Ryan Maccione and also with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

Price: $399

Buy It From: RLPIX/Etsy

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RI, Baby

I LOVE RI Onesie

Prove that it's never too early to love Rhode Island with this adorable I LOVE RI Onesie. The print is incredibly soft to ensure that babies are not only enamored with the state, but comfortable as well. 

Price: $9.99

Buy It From: 10Four/Etsy

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Pump It Up

Federal Hill Italian Gym Bag

The delectable meal you are trying to work off in the gym never has to be too far away with this Federal Hill Gym Bag. Made with water-resistant nylon construction, it is made durable for someone with an athletic lifestyle who still loves to splurge at Rhode Island's Little Italy. 

Price: $16.49

Buy It From: Blast-O-Tees

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RI Santa

Rhode Island Shaped Santa Ornament

The best way to bring Santa home for the holidays is through this awesome Santa ornament shaped like Rhode Island. Rhode Island and Santa become one with this quirky ornament that will certainly liven up your holiday decorations. 

Price: $8.95

Buy It From: Designs by Angie/Etsy

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Beyond Unique


Waterfire Etched Goose Egg with Providence Skyline and Wooded Road

Avoid being the dull egg in gift-giving with this unique dyed goose egg featuring an etched design of the Providence Skyline and Waterfire. Each real goose egg is first dyed, and then the dye is etched away to create the design.  The Providence skyline along with Waterfire is depicted on one side of the egg, while the other side features a road leading into a dark wood. Show your loved ones how much they mean to you with this gift that you cannot find anywhere else.
Price: $39.50
Buy It From: NeverCommon/Etsy



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