Notice that My State is California. If you post for what you think is a good food gift from another sate please remove California at the end of the subject line and type your states name in there. Hopefully other people who add to your state will post below your post in outline form making a thread by State name.
Recent post requesting foods representing The USA got me wanting to know my Country better. IMO there is no better way to know a place and the people who live there than what they would say is a good food gift from them. I want a list of the must try stuff from different states.
If someone came to California I would want them to have some See's Candies. Dollar for Dollar - Pound for Pound this is IMO the best chocolate candy in the world. In fact I have seen that stated on at least two competations. Another item that takes me home to CA is Knott's Boysenberry jam. Simple stuff but good and low cost = great gift.